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  1. Listening to some nice music and enjoying Friday night after a manic day. I had a lovely sunset walk with doglet.

    Trying to forget this Covid-19 horror that has come among us - but the need to keep up to date is really awful.

    OH feeling better with his cold after last night's panic - I got hardly any sleep so it made today even worse.

    I think doglet and I will curl up together tonight and I'll sleep well.

    Peace to all...

     

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      it's all over the news 24/7

    2. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      Doglet and I now switching off for the night. He's snoring on the sofa, soon to bed...

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      night spike

  2. My amazing, beautiful dog is curled up beside me snoring and twitching in his dreams...

    That's a good evening!

  3. I just drove back home in snow. It has now turned to sleet but it snowed.

    1. karyo

      karyo

      I hope you enjoyed every single minute. Snow is the most precious weather phenomenon.

  4. A washout Sunday here. Continuous rain interspersed by heavy showers and a warning for 95km/h wind gusts and thunderstorms late this morning into the afternoon. What fun!

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      A lot of weather you've been having lately

  5. While I was working in the garden, two enormous formations of grues/cranes came over. Really loud calls...

    1. General Cluster

      General Cluster

      What's 'grue'? Barney McGrue?:oops:

    2. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      Cranes - same name in French for the bird and the mechanical device, by the way!

      Wonderful to see them on their long flights north. They had a short season south as their migration was very late and staggered due to the horrid autmn weather here but these lads and lasses are early!

    3. General Cluster
  6. Just ran 5km with my doglet in tow/actually ahead! Put a bandage around the affected knee which worked a treat! Sun's out, 17c, work finished for the week...out to sort the garden!

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      your knee or the dogs knee

    2. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      My bloody knee! I've seven steristrips on it but it's healing fast. He's 100%...

  7. I've got two flying stink bugs. Mylo's scared and I can't catch them. I can't spray as we're allergic..

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    2. Snipper

      Snipper

      Halyomorpha halys? Something else that is nasty that came out of China (Asia).  Even if you vacuum them up they make your vacuum stink for a while. 

    3. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      I got both in a dog poo bag and released them outside. I was really panicking as Mylo was freaking out and I was going to go and get our neighbour to come in. Seems silly now but when you're by yourself and these bloody things activate and orbit the house like out of control helicopters...

      Have named them Bonson and *unt and consigned them to the nether never to return - I hope...

    4. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      Yes, Snipper! They hibernate/go dormant in windows, doors etc. and then reactivate when it warms up a bit. Even a bagless vac takes time to clear the smell which ranges from really bad, cheap perfume, to an overdose of grass clippings,

      I just got freaked out when they were flying and crashing around and pup was so scared. I guess I'm a bit delicate at the moment as I'm never flipped out by wildlife...

  8. Just went for a run with my laddy. Law of poo - half way round of about 8km, after a day of quite nice sunshine - three or four towering bleedin' cumulus get going. Thought I'd read the sky quite nicely before going out but these buggers hide on you behind the hills! Freakin' soaked and bloody cold too. Having a nice ginger and honey tea...

  9. Right. My OH is working in the UK until the middle of March. I went to the village shop on Monday and they had no Valentine cards. I have had no time to go to the city for weeks (where they do have cards) and didn't want to get a generic Hallmark one from Super U on the way back from one of my clients.

    I decided to use "Moonpig". I found a lovely dog-covered card, got rid of the text on the front to leave just "Happy Valentine's Day" and spent 3/4 of an hour yesterday evening composing a special little poem to go inside the card (my poems are a bit of a thing!).

    Have I done enough?

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      roses are red violets are blue i don't bother with valentines nor should you

    2. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      Lassie - I know but his card landed in my mailbox on Monday and we're not together at the moment. It's another silly human invention/convention and I'd love to give up sending cards for anything - even making them is a waste of time when you can just talk to someone on their occasion. I guess I just wanted a little bond across the waves and a reminder that we were both (and Mylo of course) thinking of each other. Oh stop being a soppy female dog Spike...

  10. I'm going out to plant my garlic.

    1. Dangerous55019

      Dangerous55019

      I've just cut my lawns. :oldsmile:

    2. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      Feeling like cutting mine but will wait 'til next weekend. Too mushy underfoot despite many daisies and the first couple of dandelions. It's been wet here and just drying out before getting bloody wet again. Garlic is planted and bird friendly netted.

    3. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      Sounds strangely adorable! 

  11. What a weird day - presumably north and south met and didn't like each other.

    We had a violent storm this morning at about 0230 - first I knew, Mylo came up on the bed and I could hear the wind howling, He's usually cool regarding storms, so I was a bit freaked.

    Then we had thunder and torrential rain, massive wind gusts then silence. We went back to bed and slept solidly.

    Today - lovely sunshine - got some clothes dried but then TCU and hail showers. No rain before or after, just hail.

  12. Well I'm signed off work until Wednesday with a throat infection - no it's not Coronavirus! I woke up with a raging sore throat in the middle of the night and could hardly swallow this morning. I have a batch load of meds including a steroid, painkillers and a linctus (which is ultra disgusting). I rang work immediately this morning because my main concern was passing it on to the vulnerable people I work with and my doctor agreed. Bizarre, only a slight rise in temperature but he said my throat was really, really red sore. I hate mild winters and the associated bugs but I'd still rather no snow...

    1. General Cluster

      General Cluster

      Get well soon. Spike?:oldgood:

    2. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      Will do. You too...

    3. Tamara

      Tamara

      Get well soon 🙂

       

  13. Dismal today, here. Had my first client at 0730 and drove through thick fog and drizzle - still doing it out there. All footwear still soggy despite being by woodburner all day. Very mild at 12c.

    Well folks - I'm going to watch the shaving of the beard on "The Last Leg"

     

  14. Since midnight last night (in order of occurence): strong gale force gusts, torrential rain, hail, sleet, two minutes of snow with a temperature of 2c at lunchtime, afternoon sunshine with a temperature of 12c, showers with two rumbles of thunder...

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      did a kitchen sink almost hit you on the head

    2. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      Missed that one. It must have landed in the garden. I'll go and check tomorrow, but it may have sunk by then as it's so sodding wet! The sink sank and is sunk...

  15. Forsythia in bloom here! I heard my first cuckoo today.

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    2. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      I've already been running twice with no jacket, just a t-shirt and leggings, last week and today. Mylo's started moulting (that's day length as well and temperature related, though) as have other people's dogs. Will we all be in ski jackets (and dog coats) in another month?

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      you may not have thunder dami but you will always have stuffs

    4. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      I'd always rather thunder than stuffs. I spend my life getting rid of my own and other people's stuffs!

  16. I've just been out for a walk with Mylo and I just had to come on to say that the temperature on the Pharmacie thermometer was 18.5c. Probably more like 16c in the garden but it's bizarrely warm nonetheless. Insects have been flying. The last two days have been really mild but it's not going to stay like this.

    1. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      I hope that you will get more seasonable weather.  The temperature where I live is 6.4 Celsius at 5:28pm.

  17. We're ready for Tempête Amélie tonight into tomorrow morning. Thunderstorms, 120 km/h winds all possible. Just been out walking with Mylo and it's bad enough already.

    1. Yarmy

      Yarmy

      Reading that, it looks like Harrow are only selling their brand to Pearson so the latter can charge a ludicrous amount of money for some online courses.

    2. weirpig

      weirpig

      Seems like a good idea to me.  Wont affect this country  as they will not be available.  But for those abroad wishing to seek a quality English Education sounds perfect. 

    3. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      It is about educational ethics not finance! I'm horrified and wouldn't take the money if it was fed to me in a year's worth of healthy food...

  18. The golden bog poo hunt goes on - in more ways than one but corporate finance silences me...

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    2. Seasonality

      Seasonality

      Surely it's been melted down by now. I heard they got a lemon price for it though.

    3. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      No idea. Could have been merdé price...

    4. Seasonality

      Seasonality

      Oh my, I forgot the filter. Yeah, it was S::H::I::T price 💩

  19. You know some people believe in a "deity" of some sort. I don't but can the universe bestow on the 11 making their minds up in London and make them see sense...

  20. Physically could probably do it. All that salt water - blahh! Some courage - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-49724851

  21. It's so hot in here even with windows open and shutters closed. Mylo has had cold shower. Me next....

  22. Summer/autmn viruses. They are right buggers.

  23. Staying cool. A week off work - went to my lovely doctor this morning as supposed cold won't depart and still feel like merde. Getting too stressed - prescribed rest and relaxation in garden and a magic bullet to get to sleep at night for three days. Still feeling merde though - lots of water and healthy food, as normal. Grim when you get sick despite doing all the right things - doctor did have a laugh with me!

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    2. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      Feeling guiltless reading in the shade! This sodding virus is laying many lower than me it seems...

      Nasal passages like sand paper and a cough to wake the dead. It was the inability to sleep that got to me...

    3. CreweCold

      CreweCold

      I've been bad too Spike. Started with sore back of nose then spread to rest of throat before a mild fever and the usual aching limbs, runny nose etc. Just trying to clear it from my chest now.

    4. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      Sounds like the same bugger. It has put a few elderly folks in the village into hospital - can barely take Mylo for a walk, let alone run. Running is banned by doctor for 3 days but Mylo doesn't get that. Happy side is I'm otherwise extremely fit from all my sports - blood pressue 103/70 and lovely resting HR 0f 56. Mylo currently chilling in the shade after we watered the veggies. That was enough exertion for today...pup can exercise himself. No way - I'll be out throwing ball albeit staggering!

  24. Well holy merde.The gold bog is still in the news and still missing!

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