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  1. so true.. i do not want a repeat of january’s plague. down at mum’s again, it’s her birthday on Friday so we’re planning a long afternoon out. as long as she’s ok, has had a few wobbly times recently. seems reasonable at the moment.
  2. lovely! so much weather crud.... we’ve been lucky so far but it’s damn cold at times. Got the bed piled up with blankets and spare clothes Nothing like Bess and Goli’s endeavours! down at Mums in the warm for this week, hoorah!
  3. You couldn’t make him up, could you... would be dismissed as an unbelievable character in a book. Sigh. World is going to hell in a handcart.
  4. home safe in t’frozen north ..... winter is coming.....
  5. Hello 2019! Be nice to everyone, please......
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    A veritable hive of activity!! almost finished a sweater for MadBro, had to get stripe-y creative when I ran out of wool!! So green with red-brown now, instead of green. It has cuffs that turn down to cover hands as far as middle knuckles, with holes to put thumbs through and a removable hood, which needs finessing!! Got lots of drawing stuff for Xmas
  7. I am sooooo behind!! First off, hope everyone had a merry Xmas and whatever despite the vagaries of weather and power and whatnot!! Ours was quiet and, thankfully, mostly vertical! MadBro did most of the catering which was wonderful (and as he actually likes doing it.... ) Went to see Tats, they’re all ok on the whole, whole tribe home for Xmas, and we had the traditional Finishing The Turkey curry. Staying here until 6 Jan, then back to the frozen north.
  8. Nice to see the number of women/minorities elected (Democrats, obvs) though I worry about the safety of the Muslim reps.
  9. in other wildlife news, we are elbow deep in geese again! they’re back! i love autumn....
  10. Bear!! Must try to get a photo of the Big Fungus by our car park.....
  11. wyverbird.blogspot.com I think!! Id lost it myself and had to go digging, and then fight my way through the seven hells of computer security Google layered over it!!
  12. Nice!! Sad about the earring, Moo. I find it’s always the ones you like that vanish; the ok ones stick around forever. Back down at Mums for two weeks; work has been chaos computer-wise. Firstly my PC suicided (fatal error) and it took them over a week to send a new one and reinstall most of my software. Then - ta-dash - Two lightning strikes in 6 weeks, we’d only just got everything almost back up when the second one hit and took us out again. Nobody willing to do anything for several days as we were getting a whole new bunch of hardware, which has arrived and is all in and looking pretty, but we can’t use it as we still have no internet (tech support from the I-net provider is pants) which means we can’t even log onto a computer because they need the internet to authenticate our log in credentials!! All at the point where we have a month to do our annual reserve reports! Ok if you can go out and build a fence instead, but all of my job needs the computer! How long it will all take to reach an operational condition when the internet is back us anyone’s guess! So sort of happy to be out of it! meanwhile I’ve decided to resurrect my blog.
  13. definitely. he was no angel, but had more integrity in his finger that the orange cockwomble has in his body and his entire family.
  14. poor old planet... back from south again.... from muggy and thundery to chilly and breezy.. it was actually COLD when i went to bed last night (though that could just have been me being tired) and it was WONDERFUL! i could wear my snuggly nightshirt again! into work today and we are still besetwith computer woes, things not working, things that finally connect only to vanish half an hour later, can’t get my files, can’t use the printer, but at least today i had the internet and our intranet... so i could at least do some work. it’s a bank holiday today, although half of the local areas don’t have it, we get it but ScottishHQ doesn’t... weird business... but if i work it i can probably offset it against going south a day earlier than planned. i’m up here nearly 3 week’s this time, for reasons various, and i could do to be south on the friday for shop deliveries etc as MadBro is off on one of his LARP things. juggling, juggling......
  15. Good grief! I know I wasn’t there at the beginning but it’s still a loooooong time! Finally got t’internet back at work after 10 days. Glad I’ve only been back since Monday, I was going nuts already! Our silly system plus the insistence that we don’t keep things on our computers but only on the network meant we could get NOTHING ! Not even the printer! Ah the power of lightning! One big zap, phone line blown out and we’re knackered!
  16. Positively sizzling!
  17. Pretty impressive! Apparently the phone lines at work have gone out, and the one at our wardens place went bang with sparks! oh and the non-gel cooling thing is a ‘Cool Touch Ice Towel’ ...available on Amazon along with many other similar thingies
  18. Pretty impressive! Apparently the phone lines at work have gone out, and the one at our wardens place went bang with sparks! oh and the non-gel cooling thing is a ‘Cool Touch Ice Towel’
  19. Pretty impressive! Apparently the phone lines at work have gone out, and the one at our wardens place went bang with sparks!
  20. Arrived safely, but hot and bothered. World has turned into thunderstorms now, absolutely hammering down.
  21. of course it is going back to hot again... time to drive south tomorrow and melt. We got nice cold towel thingies last time, do same as gel ones without the gel so not yucky. Lasts a few hours but eventually dries out in the car.
  22. i am hearing small doggy snores...... definitely fresher today, but still warm.
  23. muggy monday. it’s raining a wee bit but asking no dent in the mugginess. just sweated my way round the supermarket (thank goodness for freezer counters!)
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