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07/12/2012 at 01:35
Crikey scarf stuff Melds glad all was ok!
M...eldy    pirate
07/12/2012 at 01:41

It was most bizarre watching it all in my mirrors, it will never cease to amaze me how some people walk away from car accidents, that must have flipped 3 times ...

07/12/2012 at 07:17


I want words with you Meldy!  You said snow was on its way from Wolverhampton and that I'd have a 'snow day' today.....nothing!! 

07/12/2012 at 07:42

Morning. Spence, permit me to assist. (Shoves a large bucketful of snow Spence-wards.)

Melds, I think my heart would have stopped if I'd actually seen a car rolling like that! What happened, was it a skid? Sounded like it was when you were just driving along. Really scary. And I'm sure the GPO will forgive you if properly appeased with food 

It's winter wonderland time here, about an inch or snow but the main stuff is yet to come; but morning traffic delays are already three times normal. We were up early wondering how long to allow for the drive to the airport when C1 rang. Her flight from Heathrow was cancelled (but she would have missed it anyway as she was late in from Hong Kong) and now she's on standby for a flight arriving here at 2 pm or confirmed for a flight arriving at 5. Considering she's been travelling for over 30 hours already, she is going to be one tired bunny when she finally gets here. Don't expect we'll do much today except wait around and maybe have a little walk in the snowy woods during the morning. 

Hope you are all dry, warm and on nice, non-slippery roads! 

07/12/2012 at 07:47

Crikey.That does show the advances in car safety.

Another 2 miles d&d. I think I need new batteries in the headtorch; I was mincing my way through the park expecting to trip over or be pounced upon by a wild ginger thing.

07/12/2012 at 08:21


Boy is that wind cold this morning..... off to make myself gorgeous for Viktor the vet I have a hot date with him at 0910........

.... *note to self - remember to take dog with you*

Then eventually once in work hopefully mechanic will come to look at my car and tell me the likelihood of incinerating myself whilst driving it and how much it'll cost to fix

Mr P was taken to dinner at a hunting lodge last night outside Tyumen and fed on deer and bear.......good thing he's not a veggie then, dog knows what they'd have done with him!!

07/12/2012 at 08:35

Morning each,

Wet and horrible here today.

Chuggs, I'm waiting for my accountant to tell me how much I have to pay.  You'll be aware I'm sure, of the headlines here over the past weeks and months,  It seems the bigger and wealthier you are the less tax you need to pay.


I don't know why parliament doesn't change the rules if they ae wrong.  Well, I do know why.  Any of us will reduce our tax bill if given a chance.

I don't envy C1, hope she gets home soon


I b.ought a new telly yesterday - a bigger one than I planned - not huge but the next size up.  Our lounge is too small for a big un.  It took about 15 minutes for me to set up.  That's a testament to the ease of setting up rather than my techy skills.

I need more coffee right now.

07/12/2012 at 09:16

Morning all, lost internet last night but looks ok this morning.

Hope young Chuggy makes it home soon and has a fuss from  mum.

Not much going on up here at the moment too icy to run and nasty wild bursts of weather.. going back to see Noggies ski video and thought I would leave you with this one.

07/12/2012 at 09:20

XB, LOL at the idea of you dancing around with 'wild ginger things', your headtorch shining in all directions! But 2 miles is 2 miles so you must be happy.

Podds, I hope Viktor is as gawjuss as ever. Oh, and that DG is better too, of course  As for Mr P....that actually happened to me. Went to Prague for business and was taken to a famous local restaurant, in an old hunting lodge, very picturesque, that specialises in game. I AM a veggie.... 

Nogs, there really is a problem when bankers are getting money by the shedload while IC nurses eke out a living....  But I'm with you, I don't see how you can blame people fir not paying more than they are legally obliged to. If you want them to pay more, change the law.  As for 15 minutes to put up the're a tekkie genius, I swear!!! We got a new one (first in 15 years) in the Jan sales and it took C2 and C3 together (the total of our family technical nouse) nearly an hour!!!!

It's more slush than snow now but think I'll go take a wander through the woods while it's still pretty. 

07/12/2012 at 09:25


likin the TV Noggs  

Oh a Dishy Vet, luckily we dont have one our my vet bills would go up

Hope C1 gets home nice and safe chuggy, I bet she is really looking forward to a lush bed.

Busy day here again, oh you can tell its christmas!

07/12/2012 at 09:34

I forgot to add, brilliant news on SnailyMum, after much negotiation with the council she has been allocated a bungalow in a really nice area, the occupational therapist is going to look at it today see if its suitable, then mum can see it next week, then she’ll be in if all is ok.  Believe me as soon as its identified as suitable she’ll be out of that hospital bed before her 1 foot can hit the floor!!!!   I’m just in contact with another council dept to help her move.

I’m up in Stoke next weekend so I’m hoping she’ll be in and I can help her sort stuff out.


Snaunty is back in hospital, still unable to eat, she’s lost 1.5stone in 4 weeks.  After a round of tests her intestine is now blocked, however the consultant doesn’t want to operate for 6 months which means she’ll be tube fed for the whole of that time.  To be honest its a feckin nightmare for her, I really dont have any words of support anymore because I dont know what to say.  I did say yesterday I’d like to see how she gets her xmas dinner through the tube!!!!  Luckily she found it funny 


Life is ticking over better in paignton, we had a real row and I told him to grow a pair!  We’re also getting the house how we want it so its feeling a bit more like home.


I’ve had some real guilt struggles about not exercising, but I’ve been so tired lately I just about make it to work. Now we seem to be a bit more settled, I’ve found a nice gym I’m joining for 3 months to see me through to april at which point spring will be on the doorstep and I can get outside.......thats the plan anyway 

07/12/2012 at 09:38


I have traversed the country, seen sleet, snow, wind and rain. I have been inspected, quizzed, questioned and cornered. I have done inlflicted similar on others. Today, however I am at home - or so I believe - it looks somewhat familiar anyway. I shall also be finishing work early as we are away this weekend visiting family.


((((((~~~~~~~Sluggie friend~~~~~~)))))))


Oooh M.eldy - scary to watch the car behind. On a motorway a couple of years back I watched a motorbike rider skid, roll infront of me, land in the central reservation then get up and push his bike to the hard shoulder. I think I was more worried than he was - never know how he survived, let alone walked away. There are some very luck people out there. I also remember the moment of looking in my rearview mirror and realising I was about to be rear ended  - joy.

Hope you all stay warm and toasty today - advent calendar was a couple of snowmen - seems quite apt

07/12/2012 at 09:40

Sorry Snaily - didn't see you there

Yay for Snailymum

~~~~~~~~Snaunty~~~~~~~~~ She really has had a time of it

07/12/2012 at 10:19
((( Sluggy pal ))))

((( Amandax ))))

(((( snaunty ))))

(((( Snaily )))) don't beat yourself up about training Snaily, you've got enough on your plate! Great new s about your mums bungalow :0) 6 months with a tube sounds a bit excessive for Snaunty though, surely they can operate sooner? Glad your home is feeling more like home, it does take a while to settle in x

Woo hoo Noggs in HD :0)

There was a good cartoon on Facebook a while back, first part depicting a TV from last decade - huge at the back where all the workings were, sitting in front of it was a slim person. Second part depicted the new slim TV s we now have, being watched by a right porker! Sad but a true reflection of "progress" I fear :0)

How was the Vet Podds? Did yo take the right dog?? :0)

(((( C1 )))) gosh, that's a journey and a half! Lovely you'll have her home very soon Chuggy :0)

I gather Spence is still behind the sofa? There won't be any wood left in it!!

* leaves large pot of coffee and a pile of hot, buttered crumpets *

((((( waisters ))))
M...eldy    pirate
07/12/2012 at 11:49
Pods .. They'd probably have eaten him ????????
(Can't do quotes on here)

Need to get my arse in gear and go swimming

Laters x
07/12/2012 at 12:06

OK back in work

Vtgv is still gawjuss - the DG is healing ok but the paw is still quite raw so he remains confined to barracks bar one short lead walk a day - he now has some manuka honey cream for the affected area to aid healing..........not entirely sure how much it'll help but it smells lovely (and was free) Back next Tues when ABs and AIFs run out and hopefully then he'll be signed off..........

Sadly one of my other fave vets Kerry who looked after Guttie so brilliantly right up to his final day is leaving - back to SA for Christmas and then she is moving to Australia somewhere on the coast between Sydney and Brisbane where she can get a better work / life balance and scuba dive at the weekends.........doesn't sound bad does it? She was saying how sad she was to leave though as they are all such good friends at the practice and socialise together...... wonder who'll replace her.

The other vet currently, Xander, is a lovely man but not really eye candy!! 

And they all love the DG (as do all the nurses) and a little toddler who was in the waiting room with gran as mum was in consultation and spent about 10 mins with her arms round his neck hugging him "firmly" telling everyone that she loved him!!  Luckily he is an extremely tolerant dog!!

07/12/2012 at 12:08

Oh and now the "me me me" bit is over - all wot Tubs said as she is truly a wise one and (((DL and Sluggy BF)))

07/12/2012 at 13:36

I still can't change my name to a Christmas related one.

I feel like s**t.  The anti B's don't like me too much.

I have a dinner with fave customer and 'staff' tonight at a nice restaurant so I'd better start feeling lively soon.  Must get party frock ironed.

07/12/2012 at 13:54

(((((((Mr Nog)))))) Hopefully the thought of free meal might perk you up

Podds - I envy you and your bevvy of beautiful vets. We just have the one comedy French vet - the one who declared deaf cat (to be read in Allo Allo voice) 'he iz just extremely geriatrieec'


That Manuka honey costs a fortune - get DG some Gales and put the good stuff on ebay!

I have just discovered that a deadline for a very large piece of work, which I was led to believe was Dec 31 is in fact December 14. There's quite a lot of stress between the two - aaaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhhh

Methinks I need a coffee - onwards and upwards everyone, onwards and upwards

07/12/2012 at 14:04

LOL DL at the french vet!

*passes DL a fortifying slug of something*

(((Nogs))) - wanna swap with the DG's ABs? He's on Synolux I think from memory

I too am out on the razz tonight Although it is currently so foul out the desire is a bit low - it is sleeting and blowing an absolute gale and really dark already Oh well, nothing a glass of wine won't improve I'm sure Roll on home time

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