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Posted: 11/08/2015 at 16:41

Awwww poor pooch Steve.

Our's has food in tolerances which ban him from most things, especially treats so meal times, which he always takes with us, involve his usual kibbles or a piece of chicken breast or other piece of lean meat which he relishes. He just likes to feel included around food and has learnt that snacks are off the menu, but he is also the happiest little boy in town now he's not throwing up every day 

Been painting all day apart from nipping into to town to pay some cheques in the bank, exhausted now  


Posted: 11/08/2015 at 08:51

Chicky the ladder's not quite right but the size of the wall is spot on 

Steve, keep us all informed, we love our pets dearly here 

Cooler day, had early downpour which is great for garden now it's decorating to be done,

In the words of Robert Falcon Scott, "I'm just going into the hallway and may be some time." 

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 08:31

Happy B day Marion

Google is a machine, you can't say thank you but you can't hurt it's feelings either 


Posted: 10/08/2015 at 20:54

Steve,  hope it's nothing serious and if I might ask a vet question  (don't worry it's not about my sick pooch ) is being a vet as adrenaline fuelled as SuperVet makes out,  great program but I do wonder sometimes with the sleeping in shifts and impossible muscle flexing surgery 

Still, an incredible achievement considering you have to know more than a doctor! 

Oops, avert your eyes Pdoc 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 20:26

Impressive banana Fidget, gorgeous vista Lily and super lush Fairy 


Posted: 10/08/2015 at 19:15

Ooh gorgeous hosta, the agapanthus that is 

Re bendy ladder, I have one! It's indispensable in the garden and has a platform for safty but its too short unless we fully extend at the expense of safety 

The painting option is fine and I get to keep my neck 


Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:14

Afternoon all 

It's been very fine today, went into town to buy a paint roller on a long pole for painting the hallway. ..its been a very slow work in progress because our ideas keep getting spoilt by details for example, we currently have a dado rail which is painted on the lower half and papered on the top. It's been a good number of years like that so we got as far as painting the bottom and last week chose a lovely new paper, sorted we thought. 

Then we set to work stripping the old when we realised our task. ..We have a split level staircase, the type with the little landing in the middle. Standing on the landing is a height of one and a half rooms so muggings here had to get up the ladder which was very high and that was before stripping wallpaper. 

How did OH do it before? Well he probably balance between ladder and stood on the stairs railings when needed! !!! I was shocked but he was also younger and more athletic then

Suffice to say, hiring scaffolding for indoors is not going to happen at those prices so...its paint the top with a long pole and paper the lower half 

Guess who gets that job tomorrow?  OH is busy with 7 contracts  no wonder he's asleep early every night 


Posted: 10/08/2015 at 08:59

Good morning all 

Sleepy heads today for OH and me both 

Warm muggy weather with showers forecast for the entire week which is fine if you are a salt miner but what if you are a potato or tomato?  That's exactly why I don't grow them and my dad says whaaaaaa? But I've got bunches ready to ripen, corrrr, lucky me!

And he doesn't believe me when I explain that August is predictably moist and muggy because all the cloud made in the colder south comes floating up the Atlantic as the temps rise in the north and gets snagged on our little island 9 times out of ten  and that's why I don't bother with tommies or tatties 

Good luck to those who still have faith, I'll be doing a lot of housework today and there's an enormous pile of you-know-what 



Posted: 09/08/2015 at 20:01

Evening all

Just read back a couple of pages, gosh you lot are busy people 

Thank you so much for the support guys and girls!  It means a lot and today I had some good news as my boss showed me an e-mail in response to some of the on going issues and more importantly, the right changes to make us bakers' happy 

I am pooped now though as I had to work extra hard today after leaving early yesterday 

Night night all 

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 19:41

Lovely pics chicky, thanks for sharing!  

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