Chuggy, thank you for those links. Both videos made me cry, for different reasons. I always admire the Americans for the respect they show their veterans, something that really doesn't happen to that extent here. As for the other link, there really isn't much I can add.
Woohoo. Welcome home Podds! Sorry to hear about the road rash, I'm very glad that it wasn't worse. Look forward to hearing aaaaaalllll about it.
(((DL))) Chuggy has said it all. I'm sure the powerlessness must add to the boy's feelings of fear and distress.
(((Snaily))) ouchy! It's prolly good that you have your holiday coming up - that will ensure that you don't take chances with that leg.
Coco, it's great to hear you sounding more positive and enjoying your job. I have to wait until the middle of September for our hollibobs...
MC, I'm sorry, I did laugh about your presents. I have been on the receiving end of that kind of mistake - usually from MS!!
Noggy, I don't think you realise just how much of an 'inspiration' you are. It's a word that is often over-used (hint: never use it to describe someone who is disabled. At least not to their face, not if you don't want to get your head bitten off!) but it is true in your case. won't mention it again though - don't want it to go to your head
Crikey Spence! Glad that no-one was badly hurt.
(((Tubs))) I'm so glad to hear that Megs is settled somewhere nice.
Well cycled Yummity.
Chuggy, we didn't do the murder mystery at Langtry Manor, we went to another lovely hotel for that as we wanted something that was near to the date of our anniversary. We would consider doing one there in the future though.
Well done to everyone who got out there this weekend. the heat is not to be under estimated.
Larry, it is lovely to hear you enjoying your activities again, I know that the last few years have been very hard for you.
Great cycling Noggy! I bet you never imagined that would be possible when you were ill!
Kieran, I didn't realise - until I saw the photo - that your daughter would be singing on her own, it would have been a daunting experience for a girl of that age if she had been in a choir, solo is a real undertaking!
Chuggy, that is a lot of Gravel!! We were at Lily's lovenest that was built specially for her in Bournemouth. MS and I spent our wedding night in their best room, went back for a meal for our anniversary this year and decided we would have a night there after their 'Edwardian' dinner on Saturday http://www.langtrymanor.co.uk/
(((Snaily))) ouchy! Tell me, why did you have to do the shopping?
(((Chuggy and friends))) with NL being such a small country, the loss of these people must be enormous.
Noggy, glad that your knee doesn't feel as bad as the MRI sounds!
Coco, that carpet cleaning did sound like hard work, glad that you decided not to overdo the physical stuff afterwards.
Well run to everyone who has, especially in this hear - or thunderstorms.
Sounds as if you had a great evening Chuggy. It's interesting that you mentioned Lily Langtry's underwear as MS and I spent the night at her lovenest yesterday
Hope that Podds is going well. I also hope that she has a huuuge pot of sudocreme* in the fridge for when she gets home.
Didn't realise that Outlaw is next weekend Meldy, I thought it was today
Lovely ship and lovely photo's Pippi.
Sounds like a great Parkrun Yumms, cake is always good!
I love watching thunderstorms but don't like driving in them - the noise makes me jump, which is not the best idea when in charge of a car!
As I mentioned earlier, MS and I went away for a night to celebrate being mortgage free We had a 6 course meal and spent the night in a 4 poster bed, shame we couldn't have stayed longer but it was a nice break and just a few minutes from home. We came straight back after checkout as I wanted to rest before I go and sing evensong later on. Chuggy/Pippi - the setting in Stanford in C major and 'Oh thou the central orb' is the anthem.
Chuggs, I have only seen the news headlines and had missed the Dutch connection. How terrible for the families concerned, especially the Oz one
Hurrah for last days MC!
Daffy, how great to know that your efforts were appreciated.
Tubs, I'm glad you seem to have found a long-term companion for Megs. Yes, animal medication is far cheaper online. The problem is that I am never organised enough to sort out a prescription from the vet and then order on-line. Mind you, I will have to top up my supplies as Cleo seems to have caught the WAISTer fleas.
Well done on getting out there early Coco.
Podds, I think that hiding in your office is probably a very good move.
We had a mild thunderstorm around 10pm yesterday and it is much cooler today. Grey and drizzly, a bit of a breeze but still warm enough to do without cardigan etc. We haven't seen MS'solder bro for years but he is down visiting MIL today so we will go over and see him early evening today, then back for dinner and relax. We have unearthed bags and bags of photo's, the plan is to sit down with a drink and go through the photo's together, deciding which to keep. Maybe they will be scanned onto the comp eventually.