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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


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 07:11

Morning...come you lazy lot! Isn't it a work day?

colour scheme

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 08:48

Sounds amazing bekkie

colour is a very individual thing, OH and I often see a flower colour differently, but as a rule of thumb...The top garden is mostly pinks with blue and no yellow flowers although foliage is fine. The middle garden is anything hot colours with a focus on cool foliage. There are one or two shrubs/climbers that have pink in them but I'm okay with some contrast.

The bottom garden is newest and I specifically focused on purple and white planting and although this worked well, I do think it needs some contrasting elements but on the whole, its a cool relaxing area with a pergola to be build there



Posted: 01/02/2015 at 06:29

 I remember Bill asked for a full photo so this is my little beast, very playful, extreeeeemely intelligent and extraordinary loving.

P.S Forgot to say...amazing dogs here! I love them all and what a lovely happy response to Reggie, it shows we all love our furry friends

As usual, the photo should be last, after my comments 



Posted: 01/02/2015 at 06:25

Morning all!

Up early but no work today (can't turn the internal clock off)

Ah well, I get a Sunday roast today

Windy here, so no frost


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 16:14

P.S It just snowed here!

The south of England officially has snow, although its not sticking, it was big and fluffy on its way down and plenty falling


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 16:13

Hi everyone, read back through the day's news and agree with everything that was said and everyone who said it

Sometimes, my tired brain can't keep up but well done to BM for a successful house move, DD for surviving the night and Matty for making good progress in your convalescence!

What a shame for BL's sump garden I do hope it makes a full recovery!

And most importantly, congratulations to Reggie for his smart choice of owner. Now he can rest assured of getting the best love and attention along with so very sensible training

I was bitten twice in my life, both times by German Shepperds and both occasions it was the owner's fault, not the dogs! Well, nothing serious since I'm still here. Reggie is adorable and looks really smart too.

Hopefully, spam-pictures in the coming weeks will weaken punkdoc to the idea

Have a great evening everyone


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 05:29

Morning all...

Frost here but Metcheck mentions no snow

Off to salt mines I go, have a lovely weekend for those who do mon-fri shifts

Oh, and buy yourselves something nice


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 13:03

News travels fast in France? Must be something to do with grapevines!


Okay, home, warm, Spag Bol tonight and early to bed for bakery tomorrow but but Sunday off this week because I'm covering midweek shifts

I bought dried puppy milk at the pet store but it was quiet expensive at £6.95  I guess when I've used all that up I'll find a cheaper alternative. It's only treat milk!!!

warm in the sun here, bits of cloud, no snow

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