vibes for all in need of them -----------------DL, POdds and DG-------------
I too am on a train this morning - to Manchester for a meeting. Up and back in one day.
Still no firm resolution over the flights for South Africa - which means that I can't yet book the internal ones to go and see MiL (or the car hire, or the hotel for the first night). And given that I am leaving on either Thursday or Friday this week - it's all getting a bit tight!
I am tired again. Woke up at 2am with the fridge alarm going off as it was too hot; and then again at 3.30am as our cats decided to have a noisy scrap in the back garden. We couldn't see any other cat involved so concluded that they just took a momentary dislike to each other
POdds, just echoing what Nogs says about the RVC - I've worked with some of their senior staff over th past few years and am always impressed by what they do. Some years ago they let me sit in on their geriatric cat clinic at the Beaumont to see some of the research they do into the impact of certain brands of senior cat food on the health of older cats. It was a lovely few hours that I'll never forget - they treat every animal with huge amounts of dignity and knowledge and I learnt loads. The DG will be in the best hands in the UK.
Getting the vibe machine geared up for Melads and Mathschick
Chuggy - Monty looks gorgeous. Fingers crossed that it all works out well xx
FP - hope you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow
I'm shattered - busy day in London yesterday culminating with a trip to the Soho Theatre to see this: http://www.pdu.co.za which was hilarious. We had a great time but it was a late night. We were then up very early this morning to visit my parents as my mum has had a bad dose of food poisoning for the past week. They're waiting for test results to see whether something like campillabacter is to blame. She's getting better but looked very washed out.
We didn't stay too long but the traffic was so horrendous on the way home that it took us 2.5 hours to do a journey of 60 miles
After all this, we were so exhausted that we fell asleep at 4pm for 2 hours! Feeling a bit better now that I've had something to eat and am watching the swimming. Tomorrow will hopefully be a quieter and more restful day.
I don't want to bore with details - especially as there are so many people having such tough times at the moment - but my flights to South Africa have also been mucked up so yesterday was more stressful as I was trying to put pressure on a clearly-under-resourced and equipped tiny company thousands of miles away Really frustrating and still not resolved.