Sorry, Podds, missed you there. Oh dear, having hounds who are scared of thunder is hard. Bless Sharkey, he stayed out there long enough to do his stuff for you.
Glad the exams are drawing to a close, but you do get some sad cases, like the lad with the auto-immune disease. That's awful. Hope he turns out to have something less serious, and they are able to help him.
Very hot here but will cool off somewhat tonight. Hope any of you in the southeast escape the worst---they're predicting more rain and thunder overnight. Same thing in the flatlands, glad none of mine were on the roads today!
JFF, if there's anything good about the referendum it's that it will be over tomorrow. (Although whatever the outcome, the fallout in the country is going to be pretty dire for quite a while, I'm afraid ;-((
And---I don't know how to put this delicately so maybe I'll just ask: is there another meaning of 'streaking' that I don't know about, or have you become quite bohemian these days??
Morning DL. Starting today with ANOTHER careful conversation about Brexit must have made even running hills look appealing.
Melds, you are obviously about to go away again, but where?
Podds, lets stay in touch. There are a few days in there when we don't have people staying (believe it or not, we are more or less booked solid now til September!) and it would be fab if we could get together. You could come see us and meet Monty!!
Hot hot hot here. Took Mo out at 7.30 and it was already 24 C. He's got a typical collie coat, with a long layer on top and then downy stuff underneath, so he really doesn't do heat well. Quiet day in the shade for us. Hope you all escape without being drowned or struck by lightning
'Lo all. Been reading back for ages and have forgotten most of it but good to see you all here...
Well chugged, FarFar. Clearly the holiday was refreshing and how sweet that Ned isso happy to have you home. And it's VERY good news that your mum is back in the care home and out of hospital. Everyone feels better at home!
Podds, what a ten days---Viktor has disappeared (always upsetting to lose a good vet), a brilliant but exhausting cycle in France, a horrid cough and now another shedload of someone else's work.... I'm with the rest, you really need a job where you get some kind of respect. Hope you can get out of where you are, because it's really dragging you down now.
Melds, loved all the lottery lolly, but also loved the mental picture of Murph leading you such a merry dance (literally!). That horse has ATTITUDE!
Yums, you sound as bizzy as a bizzy thing. But glad the news on your mum is good, and that she is moving ahead with things and getting the bathroom done. It's really hard at first to get focused enough to do that.
MC, glad your mum is getting well; and yep, frustration is a good sign. Sounds like the stress is getting to you a bit, though. Hope you will get away for a break soon.
Pippi, loved the idea of a conference on PE and singing. Why not? And hard to believe that Pipette has moved into her own place (sort of...) Surely she's only about 11?
Daffs, you is in Bergen? Is this the business trip? Wow.
Sue, big congrats again on your conquest of the mountains. Awfully sorry you're on the imodium, though. That's one thing I make sure NEVER to run out of Hope you do feel better quickly,
Amandax, good to see you around the place! Yes, Westie seems to be fine. He and Scott are walking the route to Santiago de Compostela. Their first week or so seemed pretty tough, with carp weather, but the last posting or two sounded cheerier.
Sluggie, friends bearing pizza are the best kind Glad things with SM seem to be going along all right. The trip up to the bright lights does sound rather tiring, glad to hear that SB will come to see you this time.
DL, my notes on you read 'Ramadan - mouse - wedding-'. Sounds about right (But you should be proud that FC is coping so well with all of it.)
Sorry for absence but we had a long drive down (2 hours of delay with roadworks) then 3 frantic days of gardening and cooking before Aussie friends came, then 3 nice but packed days with them, then cleaning up after them... The good news is that it was cold and rainy while they were here but now it's 33 C! For another 24 hours. Then it's going to rain again. ???
One piece of good news: C1 has bought a house! She's been looking for nearly a year but the good ones go in a blink, and she just went into an estate agent to register with them, they said they could show her one, she looked and bought it! It's actually 2 floors out of a 4 floor terraced 1920's building but it's being completely redone inside so it will be nice and clean. So pleased for her!
Monty and I are at least walking up hill and down dale again, hope we'll get back to chugging but not til the temps drop again. Even at 8 this morning it was 23 C in the shade, which is too hot for both of us to run!