Thursday, 10 August 2017

Random Thoughts

plenty of room for a dog agility course


Nothing much to write about.  Heavy rain showers and a cool breeze have kept me indoors.  We managed to miss the rain on our morning walk and when Rick was looking bored I did a few circuits of the garden with him mid showers.  I’m thinking he might enjoy an agility course with jumps and hoops although I’m not sure I’d be able to keep up with him.

I got stung by a dastardly wasp a couple of days ago and my hand has swollen to twice the size. Okay, I’m exaggerating slightly, it’s just a bit itchy and puffy where the bite is.  Paul is concerned his ears are getting bigger and that he has one ear bigger than the other.  I told him not to worry, the small ear will grow at the same pace as the big ear.

I wish I could be with my daughter in Australia; she is suffering badly from her relationship break up at the moment but in a month’s time hopefully we will be greeting her at Toulouse Airport.  Her little sister arrives two days earlier so it will be a long awaited family reunion, the first time we have all been together in over three years.  We are already stocking up on bubbly.



19 comments:

  1. With Paul's elephantine ears, you should consider nicknaming him Dumbo! I bet Sarah is looking forward to family time again - especially with what happened courtesy of The Bearded One. Suddenly Australia must seem like a very different place to her.

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    1. Why have elephants got big ears? Because Noddy wouldn't pay the ransom.

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    2. As Basil Brush would have said - Boom! Boom!

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  2. I was stung by a wasp a couple of years ago and the next day my neck was so swollen I had to go to the doctor. Turns out in my old age I've developed an allergy to stings and have to carry an EPI pen now.
    It's hard when our kids go through bad times and we can't be with them, I know you're looking forward to the reunion.
    Ears and noses grow as we age, eyebrows and lips disappear, isn't life grand.

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    1. I've never reacted this way before to a wasp sting.

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  3. Does Bubbly come in Vegan variety? This reminds me that I always think of Mr Spock when the word Vegan is mentioned - back to Paul's ears - yes, I know it's Vulcan.

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    1. Vegan, vulcan - it's all the same! The bubbles are definitely vegan.

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  4. Make certain you are on the big-ear side when you want things done around the house.
    I have been wondering how Sarah is doing. I can't wait for her to come home to her loving family.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Ha-ha, I like that Maria. Yes, it will be lovely to have Sarah here for a while but, sadly for me, she will return to her life in Australia after her holiday.

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  5. Show your daughters' the sights and sounds of the Perigord and further afield and don't let their feet touch the ground.

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    1. They've seen it all before. I think we will drink a lot, eat a lot, cry a little and hopefully laugh a lot.

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    2. Eat a lot of quinoa and berries.

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    3. Mushrooms and chestnuts.

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  6. What a wonderful time you'll all have - and two more walkers to take Rick out !

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    1. Rick is hoping for many walks.

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  7. The downside of one's children being the other sideof the world is that in a crisis one can't be there for them. Hope she can come to terms with it all and be looking forward to coming home.

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    1. She is struggling Pat, she has been with Andy since she was 18. He is meeting her at the flat on Saturday to collect all his possessions.

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  8. After all this rain we might find a few mushrooms before long; for the chestnuts, you'll have to wait.

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  9. How difficult that must be, not seeing your children for such long periods of time! Concerning the agility course, the trainers do seem to have to keep up and run alongside their pets. You'd be very fit after a while! -Jenn

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