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Posted: 06/02/2015 at 07:04

Wow Chicky, it is indeed!

 And happy B Day cake baking later. Can I clean out the bowl like we used to as kids before raw egg scares


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 05:49

Wow Granma what big teeth you have to wake us all up with

Good morning everyone here already or yet to come on-line.

I do hope Verdun was okay yesterday. I tend not to comment on sensitive subjects because be honest, I always feel as though I am pushing my nose in where its not wanted. I know most people would say nonsense, but its always been how I feel about it. I am extremely over the top private about personal stuff so, I guess I just assume others are as well. But the show of support on this forum is lovely, long may it continue

So, I have been keeping up reading all your chit chat but Im afraid I was just too darn tired to reply after my covering shifts. Two days off now before I go back to my usual rota on Sunday

I brought home custard donuts for my men, sometimes its white chocolate cookies and whilst I cant indulge in those, I can't stop eating chocolate at the moment so every day I am beginning a new diet which then fails by supper time. Oh dear, what you gonna do with me?



Posted: 04/02/2015 at 15:59

Home from covering-shift at bakery and reading back all your comments. Talking about donuts which ofc I bake at my is slightly annoying when I get customers asking for them at 8am. We open at 7, I've been working 1.5hrs already, I've got sausage rolls, loaves of bread and pastries to get out along with all my defrost and I'd quite like my breakfast break thank you very much so...NO  I haven't got any donuts yet, come back in 1 hour

Clari, he's perfect and that adorable pic of him being comfy on your lap is proof.

SwissSue, what a lovely looking dog

Yvie, I sympathise with teething children although its too long ago for me to remember my own, OH was always the night nurse as I never had patience. I did everything else which was fine by me

Panda, good luck with finding something else. I don't know your specifics (and that's completely fine) but I will say that sometimes in life we just need to do something for ourselves for once.

Verdun, I am really tempted by your newest arrivals

It's terribly cold here. Snow did land yesterday but hardly more than dandruff that duly froze overnight. I went to work in my Timberlands so I didn't slip over, still patches laying about in the dips and toughs and actually...its a good way to tell the colder parts of one's garden. I knew my East facing fence was not the most tropical part of my garden but I am surprised to learn of a couple of sheltered spots I didn't previously know about.

Going to entertain myself with some garden design stuff, deciding exactly what hard landscaping to do this year and if I really do want/need a greenhouse although Matt and KEF's comments are certainly helping

Stay safe everyone


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 14:58

twiddling my thumbs


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 12:54

Oh wow Verdun. 

Cold here at 4 degrees. Nothing to do in the garden so joining punkdoc on the stir-crazy step

Oh well, design time with a number of clematis to place if I can ever make my mind up


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 05:39

Morning you two! Thanks for the spellchecker tip EDD

 The moon cycle is near a full moon which keeps me awake every month EDD. Last night there was a large circle around the moon that was a different shade to the sky. It had an airplane tail running through it so it looked really cool, like a broken hearted donut.

Don't know what the weather is doing here, I'm still in bed while OH takes FLYNN for his walk correction, he's just legged it up the stairs and into my bed and rolling on my face. Spelling mistakes courtesy of FLynn 


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 21:32

My stupid super-duper tablet keeps changing words behind my back so Flynn gets changed to Glynn every time whilst Cockatiels got swapped to cocktails 

I'm not thick and I'm not drunk either


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 21:09

It's so lovely to hear everyone talking about their beloved pets

Cats and dogs alike and cocktails. I grew up with black labs but have never felt the bond that I have with Flynn. He's a Yorkie Russell so completely new for me.

 I did have a cat that followed me everywhere when I was a girl and the stories I could tell about the birds! We had a mated pair and when the boy bird Sammy had a stroke and died, the female Toto purposefully flew into the wall and broke her neck. And they say creatures don't have feelings


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 16:12

@DD, hope you can dodge that bug because you do so much keeping the place ticking over. Also, kids naturally pick up language easily because the brain is very receptive up until about teenage years, when the learning capacity shrinks considerably...or so the experts tell us Speaking another language involves so much more than just learning words. You have to separate what others are saying, which can come with slurs, accents and environmental sounds. On top of that, I don't envy the French grammar but I do envy living in France...will be my retirement home I hope

Shadow sounds exactly like Flynn for nicking stuff and dashing off with it although we have since trained him to drop it again.

It was a necessary bit of training after the little thing stole a chicken bone when my grown-up son accidentally left his plate on the floor and the dog unsupervised. So we chased him around the house for a good few minutes and then the bone disappeared and we were quite puzzled.

Flynn seemed fine, he was too small to swallow that great big bone? although he kept being a little bit sick later that night and eventually coughed the bone back up. How he swallowed the thing for the size of him, I really don't he then managed to bring it back up...well, suffice to say, he now drops on command including lids, litter, fox poo, cat poo in the garden ofc, and yesterday...chewing gum thrown over the fence  although bones are very tempting so...


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 09:09

Hi everyone. Glad to see you are all safe and well this morning.

Have a great day at the salt mines or just doing the stuff that has to be done.

Tired day for me today so no gym but the usual housework and chores.

It's still frosty here in Kent but weak sunshine and strolls around my garden make Flynn a happy pup

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