Lovely photos Podds, gorgeous dawgie! (Liked the ones of the breathing technique too!) That's going to be some cycle ride---who are you fund raising for?
Melds, your whole kitchen chosen? How decisive! You need to post a 'before' photo so we get the full effect of the 'after'.
Sluggie, that sounds grim for TM. Hope things turn out OK for him and daughter.
MC, if your boiler man shows up during the course of the morning, you'll have done well! Fingers crossed for you. (This may just show my bad nature, scarred by bitter experience...
(((JFF))) Snoring is SO annoying!
DL, well done on FC's baking and fund-raising. No matter how daft it seems, they are really proud of themselves, and it's a good thing to be proud of.
Spence, you must be getting close to Superwoman, thanks to Craig!
Apologies for brevity and absence. Monty and I did chug 4 miles a day ago, but now it's hot again (34 C today, already 23 at 0800) so not running for the moment. Also trying to clear room in the freezer by processing peaches into jam and chutney, cos the figs are ripening in the heat and I need to shove THEM in the freezer! And next friends arrive tonight, so I'm off to the Intermarché to get food, which I will cook now so we can have a cold meal: in that heat nobody is going to fancy hot food!
Just read back, I sound completely insane, but lots going on here and I'm finding it hard to concentrate....! Maybe I'm nuts, but I loves you all anyway. Happy Fridays all xxx
I'm consoled to find others with the stressy, end-of-summer unfitness problem. I'm resigned: til mid-June it's great, running regularly, but then it gets hot and lots of visitors and it all craters. We just have to pick ourselves up and get back to it. I think it's just part of the rhythm of life (pretty, no?), nothing to worry about, just start again.
Podds, Mr P doesn't look as if he was suffering, does he?
DL, well chugged! And LOL at your frog story!! Also rather good that FC is helping OH with a charity baking session. And deep respect for being able to look at a slug and tell it's actually a moth! We have a really astonishing moth here called a Hummingbird Moth--looks so much like a hummingbird I didn't believe it when I was told it was an insect. If you like this stuff, look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYLtpqkMSvU and start at about 2:30 and you'll see how much like the bird it looks.
Sluggie, welcome home! Glad it was a good time, and you like Billie Elliott. We saw it in NL last spring and it was a great show. Also good that SB is enjoying being single: it takes a while to recover from a bad break-up, so good he's past that time.
Welcome back to MC too! Hope you're feeling all fettled and ready to get back to the fray.
Spence, the FB thing is difficult but since you have a good relationship with him, I don't think I would worry unduly. It's normal that kids don't like parents listening in to everything, and they do use FB at that age a lot just to chat and exchange news. Do you have any reason to distrust him? If not, maybe it's a chance to show him that you DO trust him? But we all do it differently....
Westie, Chamonix, you say? Wow. And I remember the course that Scott is running 'for fun' ...! Let us know how he gets on, and have a lovely time all of you.
Daffs, glad you are de-raved, at least for the moment, tho the banging and drilling sounds like a pretty good replacement
Meldy, you will no doubt be bringing this audible joy to your neighbours in the next few weeks Do post before, during and after photos if you can. A new kitchen can be so dramatic!
We have 5 days now with no visitors, so I'm catching up with the jam and chutney making I didn't do when it was so hot. I need the space in the freezer cos the figs are starting to ripen! And yesterday a kind friend give me 2 kg of fresh cèpes, picked in the woods, so those are drying too.... Right Fanny Farmer time here, then! Gotta do it before the next lot of friends come on Friday!
Geeze----if everyone can hear it, unless the police are all wearing ear-plugs you'd think they could track it down, Daffs, so I reckon you're right and they are turning a deaf ear to it hoping it will go away by itself! How awful. Really anti-social to deprive everyone else of sleep.
Podds, wot everyone else said. Not only does it vindicate your decision, but it should make you feel a little freer to take some time off now and then
Spence, I feel sure you are number the out of THOUSANDS!!! What an accomplishment
Gorgeous dinner with C2 at our fave restaurant last night. There was a 'marché gourmand' going on right next door: they put out long tables and benches, lots of local produces have stalls, and you buy what you want to eat and shove in at a table. Live music, all very jolly; we've been to several this summer. Supposed to be lots of thunder and rain in the night so I let Monty sleep in our bedroom so he wouldn't be scared: not a single burp of thunder all night! But one happy dog C2 goes back to NL today, quite sad, but means we'll have time to do some chores again before the next lot of guests arrive on Friday.....