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Not when I'm eating!

August 22nd, 2019 (01:15 pm)

Yesterday, at breakfast, my brother called me to tell me about his piles!!!! In great detail! His son is a doctor in America so he likes to go graphic on medical subjects!

Whilst shopping, later that day, I developed an unseasonal aversion to plums! Can't think why!

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S.A.B.L.E. Update

August 19th, 2019 (01:42 pm)

current location: United Kingdom, and sitting down.
current mood: curious

Going great guns making blankets and have succeeded in using up vast quantities of yarn! Ahem - have been busy working on tonal designs for the blankets too. Yup - you guessed it! I've had to buy more yarn to make the various patterns work that are sprouting out of my little grey cells house so, technically, I'm back where I started!

My sister commandeered a white, red and black one as it matches the colours of the rugby team she and her husband support and it can get quite cold sitting through a rugby match in the winter months. She got it home and her hubby loved it, so much so that there followed a tug of war as to who would be getting to use it! Lol. Am making another one just before they come to blows over it!

My New Zealand friend is off to the land of her birth with one of my fluffy multi-coloured blankets in tow. It was her housewarming present but she wants to take it all the way to New Zealand to show her family. I said a photograph would do and why load herself up with more baggage? "I'm not packing it! I'm wearing it"! she replied defiantly. My friend is miniscule and the blanket covered their settee - she'll look like a walking wool shade card! Just hope they let her off the plane!

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What a week!

August 9th, 2019 (02:36 pm)

current mood: silly

The weather is not so good today so here are just a few funny moments to recount to brighten things up!

1) The stray cat killed a bird so I told Sproglet I was not talking to it.

Sproglet: 'You tell her that I'm not speaking to her either'! Yeah right.

2) Mr W: 'She's taking her horse to Devon next week as it has to go to hospital'.

Moi: 'What sort of hospital? A hoss pice perhaps'!

3) Tv reporter: 'As you can see the inhabitants of Whaley Bridge have been allowed to return home and they're flooding in'. Whoops methinks!

That's all folks!

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Another update

July 9th, 2019 (12:05 pm)

I'm around but have been so busy what with one thing and another have dropped out of the lj zone for some time. Sorry about that but I am inclined to weather my storms in private which is a bit stupid bearing in mind this is a journal!

Therefore I shall rap my own knuckles and attempt to get back with the in-crowd once more.

We have been adopted by a stray cat who is not particularly pretty but extremely friendly so overloads on charm. The only one not charmed by this is our other cat who is a handsome fellow but objects to this new arrival with macho demonstrations of his masculinity (although to be fair he is missing a couple of the necessary attributes)! We shall have to see how the cause of feline friendship develops but it could take a while. The handsome one is now treating the newcomer with disdain and trying an 'if I ignore you you'll get the hint and disappear' tack! The newcomer, recognising good food when she gets it, is not so easily dislodged and by putting a fair distance between herself and our resident feline is making headway in the 'getting my paw in the door' technique!

I'll keep you posted!

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March 11th, 2018 (07:44 pm)

current mood: amused


My sister did a cream tea at her local chapel and did the jam on top and cream on top versions equally just in case some people preferred the Devon style! The jam on top versions were left on the plate!

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Brrrrrr. Shock to the system!

March 1st, 2018 (03:43 pm)

current mood: cold

Our downstairs toilet isn't heated! It's on days like this you appreciate the advantages of heated loo seats!

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Snow snow quick quick Snow!

March 1st, 2018 (11:25 am)

current mood: amused

We're in the bit that caught the beast from the east yesterday so were that part of Cornwall that had disruptive snow. Today Emma will be paying a visit and dumping more snow on the frozen lot we already have!

As we're in a valley the milkman couldn't deliver, there will be no post and no rubbish collection as we're off a minor road which won't be cleared and we're in a valley. Consequently, either road out is an uphill struggle against lying (and frozen) snow so we'll stay at home thank you very much. Needless to say the larder is stacked, the freezer is full and yes I have contingency plans if the electric goes and/if the water freezes. Actually, it's not too bad as we've been here before with bad weather conditions so we don't panic. The only panic stricken face yesterday was the expression on Debo's face (the cat). When he came in from his night-time adventures the garden was all green and pleasant. A few hours later - when nature called - he couldn't believe his eyes! The poor chap looked so bemused it was really funny and watching him trying to walk through the snow without having to put his feet down was even more hilarious. He looked like one of those desert lizards who lift their feet as they cross hot sand!

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Soft touch or touched in the head?

February 26th, 2018 (11:37 am)

current mood: amused

My disabled friend paid for the wool for the hats I knitted for him and his brother and they were absolutely delighted with them. However, when I saw him on the bus (on a very cold day) he wasn't wearing his new hat but the old fleece one that he had complained was not very warm. On enquiry I discovered that he and his brother were saving their new hats for best! Muggins found some more wool from her stash that had been given to her - right weight, suitable colour and 100% pure wool - and knitted them two more with the proviso that these were their second best hats and were to be worn for twice daily dog walking, bus trips and generally keeping their head warm on cold days! We shall see!!!! Lol.

Did the similar thing for an old gentleman on the bus who has to walk quite a way to get to the bus stop but this time I made him a neck warmer with some thermal wool I had been given. (I do get given a lot of wood in case you are wondering)! He was complaining that his neck always got cold on the long walk back from the bus stop along the country lane to his home. I saw him on the bus on another rather nippy day - NO NECK WARMER! - and yes, you've guessed it! He's saving it for best too!

I give up!

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A little plea to Mr W!

February 7th, 2018 (04:59 pm)

current mood: frustrated

Thirty years ago I could, twenty years ago I still could, even ten years ago I probably could but I'm getting too d*mn old to push trucks around the yard for you now!!!

(Sighs). As you know how to fix mechanical items with your eyes closed but haven't a clue how to turn the computer on you'll never get to see this so bit of a waste of time writing this I suppose!

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February 5th, 2018 (04:21 pm)

current mood: cynical

I gave up watching F1 years ago but it had nothing to do with grid girls. More all that silly tyre change business! If I want to see a mechanic change a tyre Mr W will always oblige!

Because you need to identify where the driver of number such and such is on the grid you need to have some person holding the boards but the powers that be wanted to get rid of the grid girls - sign of the times. They've decided now to have 'Grid Kids' instead!!!! Also a sign of the times - Vroom vroom for the paedophiles probably!

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