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mad

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    Diplodocus Schiffspotter, Bard of the Bored, Ravenous Book Eater

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    ..flawed to perfection.....
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    involve claws... or flippers.....
  1. mad

    i *SEE* you

    we have any number of deer round the reserve, one seems to have taken up residence in the fen by the access track. last night we were listening for spotted crakes as darkness fell (didn’t get any) and i saw a badger wandering down the side of the burn... then we were sat with the office window open, and happened to look outside and there was a badger looking back! i’m not sure who was the most surprised! i’ve ordered :Mum a medic alert bracelet thing which we can put details in, so if she does stray and nobody who knows her notices, they can return her to home. and Gadget Boy is looking into setting up some system of monitoring through the internet... all a bit beyond me, technically, but we should be able to keep a check. off south again tomorrow... work on the bathroom starts on Monday. so no washing upstairs for a week for me, ... they did offer me a rubble bucket to bathe in!
  2. mad

    i *SEE* you

    been lovely for the last few days until tonight (rain just in time for a clifftop walk)... got another foal yesterday, now have five. had a great weekend with some lovely birdwatching... and then mum went walkabout again yesterday. karma clobbering us for having the temerity to enjoy ourselves. all ok in the end but scary.
  3. mad

    look!

  4. mad

    look!

    ...mine are just..notes. scruffy ones.
  5. mad

    i *SEE* you

    all round then!
  6. mad

    i *SEE* you

    for continued recovery and for no-headaches-for-Moo...
  7. mad

    i *SEE* you

    i guess there’s a kind of expectation that one would have an adverse reaction, so when you don’t, it’s...interesting! safe at Mum’s, though the weather was grotty, had to scrape snow off the car to start with, heavy rain, spray and fog on the way. Rivers are all flooding, don’t think the ground can hold much more water!
  8. mad

    i *SEE* you

    weirdly, i’ve not had much of a ‘gibber’ moment about it... like, it happened, i dealt with it, i realised the what if’s, but they hadn’t happened, so i’m ok. i’ve half been expecting a descent into hysteria, but there’s been nothing of the sort. which is an interesting discovery about myself. i think....
  9. mad

    i *SEE* you

    ah..... Easter aka Beltane, this year anyway! hmm, yes. nearly had a disaster there on Friday night... never leave a towel on or near a radiator. 2.30 am, i was fortunately still up, and realised there was something odd with the bathroom. investigated and discovered towels on back of door on fire. shower head on full, major soaking of door towels and radiator, house full of smoke, lots of ohshitohshitohfuckohfuck... sorted pretty fast, dumped heap of smouldering wreckage into bath, soaked down back of door, and stayed up for the rest of the night to make sure no re-ignition. BUT... it COULD have happened when i was away, and i wouldn’t have a house any more. ....worse, it COULD have happened when i was asleep, and i wouldn’t have a me or a house anymore. i am re-evaluating my belief in guardian all ok now. wiser, and in need of new towels and shower curtain. and coughing a bit more than i was. i’m on a course in the morning, at the reserve at Loch Leven, so have left everything switched off and safe, and am overnighting tonight and tomorrow in a Travelodge not far north of Edinburgh, then heading south again on Wednesday. currently, it’s snowing.... better get there from here (10 minutes) than have to do the three hours in the early morning to be there for 9.00.
  10. mad

    look!

    ouch!
  11. mad

    look!

    i don’t think i could do that......
  12. mad

    look!

    how do you do the double sided thingy then, Moo? enquiring minds, etc.....
  13. mad

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    home safe and all seems well.... and Sam Neill playing Odin, too. epic stuff. Mind you, i love the 'reprise' of the Hulk 'Puny god' scene....
  14. mad

    i *SEE* you

    our great spotted woodpeckers do that, usually right outside the bedroom windows of the volunteer accommodation at about 5.00 am! hate this weather... More damn snow And I have to drive north again tomorrow, cos we have geese at 5.00 am on Monday...hope the pipes are all intact when I turn the water back on Could be no fun.
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