Daffy, it is a real pity that your funding has not been approved - but great news that the journal article has ben published! It sounds as if the baboon takes a lot of breath to get a tune.
(((KMan))), many of us have been through the same thing and know how the little critters worm their way into our hearts. It is more than 2 years since I lost Chivvy and I still cry when I think of him .
(((Noggy, HL and FIL))) it is good to know that FIL is improving.
Podds, that was not a hill, it was a mountain!!
It looks as if it might be a bit brighter today, yesterday was warm and humid but not sunny. Not that it makes much difference as I'm not doing anything today anyway!
Not sure what that kind of dog would be called, Meldy - how about a retrevorgi? or a corgever?
(((DL))) (((DL's niece)))
(((Podds))) sounds as if things are getting a bit much, even for you.
Yumms, pity that the bike is needing work but at least it is repairable.
(((C3))) sounds as if he will be happier if/when he decides to forget about going to Germany, even if it means taking a year out.
Sue, it sounds as if you have been having a lovely time
No, I don't think friend is anorexic, was just too upset to eat (I have heard that happens to some people whereas I just eat more!). It is horrible to see her and her hubby like this, especially as I love them both. TBH, she is not behaving particularly well but she's my friend... I will be glad when there is some sort of resolution, although I strongly suspect that it will not be 'happy ever after' for both of them (if either).
Well done Snaily! It's a pity that you haven't been able to make many friends locally, I do agree that having someone to bitch about the OH with is what keeps a lot of relationships going!
Our old running club was great - took me from an absolute unfit beginner right up to mara distance. We used to socialise with some of them but find that we have nothing in common now.
Pippi, we have a local 'pedal again' group that the council sponsors, it get people 'back' on their bikes (or on for the first time, in my case!) and has a nice stop0 for tea and cake at the end
Coco, a cat forum that I visit speak very highly about the cat-flap but I do think that some people had some problems with it initially. We have recently got the magnetic one but even that doesn't open as quickly as the ordinary ones. I think poor Alfie didn't want to turn his back on his attacker for long enough to get in through the flap.
Concert this evening was great - pity that my bff spent much of it in tears! I hate this situation, they are tearing each other apart - and taking bits of me with them! Anyhoo, we had a three-line whip in operation so there were 7 of us in the support team - 2 of them being hulking great red-haired boys, so we were easy to spot .
I'm too wired to sleep at the moment, will probably stay up til midnight to book aquagym, rather than going to bed and dozing (which is what I usually do).