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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2019 3:51pm (Mar 9th 2019)
     
    Probably further afield. The area we're in isn't the best, but the houses are cheaper, it's convenient for work and shops etc, plus my eldest is only a few minutes away and it's easy for my other son to get to work/girlfriend's/kids house. There is a wood next door that the cats love too, and being in a cul-de-sac means they're safer. What I need is the same but somewhere else!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2019 12:52pm (Mar 10th 2019)
     
    Do what my grandma once did - she moved across the road! or is there another road that backs onto the wood?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2019 9:00pm (Mar 11th 2019)
     
    Hubby wouldn't agree to that - he wants to move away from this area. The house opposite ours had a party on Saturday night. It was still going at 4am. That's what people are like around here - selfish and inconsiderate. But then I suppose they are in most places nowadays.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2019 5:07pm (Mar 12th 2019)
     
    Looks as though it's just you and me here now Kate...:face-sad:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2019 6:01pm (Mar 12th 2019)
     
    It is very quiet lately isn't it!! I've got a few days off next week so can hopefully relax a little, but I've started a to-do list and it's very long and time consuming already! Hubby spends his time off doing nowt, I spend mine spring cleaning!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2019 7:20pm (Mar 12th 2019)
     
    I have been so busy with a house full yet again, also got a bad back to contend with yet again.... We were in Aldi and I saw a £1 coin on the floor so bent down to pick it up and back went I felt such a idiot. Of course G/N looked on the funny side of it and said no pain no gain, so I had to laugh !!! Got four days then Tims girls are over for another sleep over. Its all go here nowadays. Had to have a new front fence after the last lot of high winds we had.... now hoping that this storm don't take any of the back fence out, it was real bad here last night and is starting to pick up again tonight.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2019 6:27pm (Mar 13th 2019)
     
    I'm still here, though only in cribs and drabs.
    I wonder if the hens are still there?
    Also what is happening to Red?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2019 7:26pm (Mar 13th 2019)
     
    Hi there Ollie so good to hear from you again. I hope you are Keeping well. I don't know about the hens as the cam has been off for a good while now. Red has more bad days than good but still enjoys her pets and the occasional day out, Lyle is such a star caring for her and the pets when she is unable to. latest news is the landlord has agreed to let her have a stair lift which will help her enormously.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2019 11:27pm (Mar 14th 2019)
     
    Maybe the cost of running the camera has got too much for Neil, or perhaps it's broken and he doesn't want to replace it.
    I hope Red can pop back in at some point to say hi. Has she seen a consultant about her POTS yet?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2019 7:49pm (Mar 15th 2019)
     
    Having never heard of POTS before, I now find my niece's husband's future sister in law (are we keeping up at the back??) has the same thing.
    I hope Neil can pop in now and then for a chat to tell us how life is...
    Looking into getting some Sebright hens...fingers crossed I can find some. So far 2 emails have met with no response. :face-sad:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2019 5:59pm (Mar 18th 2019)
     
    Oh those are the ones with feathers that look like they've been outlined with a black marker pen aren't they?! Have you still got the rabbit or did he fall foul (excuse the pun) of the fox or old age?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 19th, 2019 7:14pm (Mar 19th 2019) edited
     
    Fred rabbit had to be put down as he wrecked his back and would have needed 6 - 8 months confinement and even then might not have got better. The night we came home with the empty carrier, Roger would NOT go to bed and shot through the cat flap (now aka the rabbit flap) and took up residence under the trolley in the music room. She goes out to the loo and to wander about for a bit, but other than that, that's it; we now have a house rabbit. She's seven this year - or perhaps six, nobody can remember. Just as well she's a house rabbit now as Eric leant on the hutch to do something and the roof caved in.
    Still no reply from the poultry people. Makes me cross.:tearhair::cursing::rant_red2::_oh_really:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 19th, 2019 7:38pm (Mar 19th 2019)
     
    So sorry to hear about Fred CC, that is just amazing how Roger decided to be a house rabbit aren't animals amazing the way they adapt and make the most of a situation is mind blowing. I did have to smile about poor Eric leaning on the hutch that's just the sort of thing that happens to me.

    The poultry people obviously don't need your money CC, I love you description of them Kate. They are beautiful hens xx
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 19th, 2019 7:41pm (Mar 19th 2019)
     
    Oh I left message with Red saying that Ollie and Kate were asking after her so Hopefully when she is feeling up to it she will pop in xxx Ive no idea about Neil it would be nice if he said hello as well.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 19th, 2019 9:34pm (Mar 19th 2019)
     
    I'm still here once in a while, but not much activity going on. Neil doesn't come in here at all. He doesn't say much on Facebook either. I do hope the hens are alright.
    • CommentAuthorEdge
    • CommentTimeMar 20th, 2019 12:46am (Mar 20th 2019) edited
     
    Hello everybody, Lyle here. Red mentioned that NN had said people on the forum has been asking about them. I said I'd log in to post an update, as I know it'd be too much for Dally to manage.

    Thanks for asking about Dally & checking up on them though. And thank you for your kind words about me NN. We both appreciate it :face-smile: Dally is their usual level of 'very bad' now, which is unfortunately normal for us. They're very limited in what they can do, and are bedbound much of the time. We try get out once or twice a week if we can with Dally using their wheelchair of course. If we're lucky Dally can manage a few hours out, although usually it's less.

    Obviously Dally's myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) was missed by doctors for quite some time, and we didn't catch it until we discovered Dally's POTS (which is a side effect of ME) by that time too much damage had been done. If you push through ME, you end up accidentally making yourself much worse. For a year and a half Dally was trying to exercise it away, as they'd been advised :face-sad: Dally is now classed as having severe ME, they are predominantly bedbound, the fatigue and pain is awful to see. Despite this they never give up and are constantly trying to adapt and find ways to stay happy.

    We are on the waiting list to see an ME specialist, but that could involve over 2 years of waiting, so it's hard. Currently we are battling through yet another GP complaint (following more awful treatment). We're both beyond frustrated with the NHS at this point. We are getting a stairlift thanks to a local council scheme that gives out grants though, which will really help us.

    I know this isn't a very cheery update, and I know Dally gets tired of constantly telling everyone how badly they're doing. Referred to as 'moaning', when in actual fact it's so rare they moan despite how much pain they are in...it's an update nonetheless.

    Dally has a blog here where they post as often as possible, and they post a little more on Facebook too, even just photo updates. Thanks again and I'll read Dally these messages when they're well enough :face-smile:

    https://dallyisdisabled.wordpress.com/
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 21st, 2019 11:34pm (Mar 21st 2019)
     
    Hi Lyle, thanks for the update. Tell Dally they're far from moaning - the positivity from both of you is nothing short of amazing considering everything you're having to put up with. I'm a moaner - I try not to, but I find talking about things that bother me often results in me finding a solution. I have some great colleagues at work too who listen to me moan and keep my spirits up. I am lucky that my issues are minor in comparison and hearing about Dally's difficulties puts mine into perspective. Such amazing strength of character - they're a very strong person inside, it's the body that's the failing!

    I hope the menagerie of pets keeps spirits up - I've always found animals amazingly intuitive, understanding, sympathetic and empathic. Can I thank you for taking such good care of Dally. Your life must be extremely stressful too watching someone you care for going through such difficulties, but you seem to take it in your stride. You are both wonderful people - the human race needs more like you!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 25th, 2019 1:46pm (Mar 25th 2019)
     
    Thanks so much for bringing every one up to date with Red and the animals Lyle, Its so appreciated..... But you left yourself out and I am now going to spill the beans as I know how proud Red is of you and I feel the same way so I have copied what Red told me and here it is pasted for the girlies to see as I know they will be so proud of you also ....


    Lyle had his biggest interview with a WWE wrestler this evening (Kofi Kingston, not only an incredible athlete but such a nice genuine guy too!!), I'm so proud of Lyle. Hes literally at the point now where he joins conference calls, speaks live to HUGE big name wrestlers, & then writes it up...I mean how cool is that? ????

    I'll post his interview in case anyone's interested, it just went up!

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/.../wwes-kofi-kingston-questions...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 25th, 2019 2:15pm (Mar 25th 2019)
     
    We know someone famous!!! Well done, Lyle - brilliant.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 1st, 2019 8:25pm (Apr 1st 2019)
     
    Lyle, you are just such an awesome person!! Thank you for taking such great care of Dally and making her life as good as it can be.:heart::flowers:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2019 6:15pm (Apr 3rd 2019)
     
    CC, I forgot to say I was down your way last week! We had a trip to Cats Protection head office in Heywards Heath and on the way back I spotted a sign for Marlow!! Took ages to get there and back - that M25 is dreadful!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2019 5:04pm (Apr 6th 2019)
     
    I avoid the M25 at all costs - never hear any good of it...although on the few occasions I have braved it, it has been moving all right. Just about...
    Thank you for my parcel which arrived today: I'm being good and not opening it until Monday!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2019 11:40pm (Apr 8th 2019)
     
    Sorry only just got on here - busy weekend with the kids!! Well done on holding off on the parcel - I'm rarely that well disciplined though at my age I don't get many presents so it encourages me to be strong!!! Happy birthday!! Xxx
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 10th, 2019 7:17pm (Apr 10th 2019)
     
    You need a sheepdog, Kate; that'd help with herding kids...:face-monkey:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 10th, 2019 10:26pm (Apr 10th 2019)
     
    A dog is a very appealing idea but once again the cats voted no!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2019 8:10pm (Apr 12th 2019)
     
    Met my friend's new 11 week old Maltese terrier on Wednesday...:heartsabove: About a third the size of a cat!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 13th, 2019 10:03pm (Apr 13th 2019)
     
    Slightly bigger than a Malteser then!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2019 12:25pm (Apr 14th 2019)
     
    Not much. And very fluffy - would probably stick in your throat! :rolling:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2019 7:12pm (Apr 16th 2019)
     
    Posted By: chief chickenNot much. And very fluffy - would probably stick in your throat!<img src=" title=":rolling:" />

    CC, just just made me spit up my coffee on my keyboard with that one!!:lol:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2019 5:05pm (Apr 18th 2019)
     
    Sorry about that, cherub! :rolling:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd, 2019 2:04pm (Apr 23rd 2019)
     
    Hi there I hope you have all had a good Easter. I haven't forgotten you all, its a bit like running a hotel here this month its been all go go go.... just stopped for a breather as I am busy getting the house sorted out for the next round of guests...… Family from the US of A this time. Feeling very tired but early night tonight got to get up mega early to go meet them at airport in morning. xxxxx
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd, 2019 3:11pm (Apr 23rd 2019)
     
    Go to it; Nanny North's Boarding House; Breakfast 8 - 9:30, hot baths by arrangement, door shall be locked at 10pm prompt!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 26th, 2019 7:30pm (Apr 26th 2019)
     
    We had a busy week last week - grandkids were here for 10 days which was lovely. They didn't want to go (and we didn't want them to) but not our choice. Decorated the en-suite too. Still need to scrub the tiles down and re-grout and get some new flooring.

    My son's best mate from when he was a teenager is visiting tomorrow. He's over from Croatia or Slovakia - can't remember where he lives now!! Really looking forward to seeing my no.3 son (unofficially adopted after spending so much time with us all those years ago!)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2019 5:35pm (Apr 27th 2019)
     
    Blimey, Kate; not much rest at your house!

    Been laid low with a bug, got better, then it came back and gave me another kicking. Not nice; like flu.:face-sad:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 28th, 2019 3:35pm (Apr 28th 2019)
     
    No CC, I'm shattered today! Short staffed at rehoming yesterday and only one other volunteer so we ended up cleaning both corridors. Reserved 3 cats, spent time chatting to other potential adopters, no time for a cuppa! Got home looking forward to a nice cup of tea only to find no hot water, no cold water, and no kitchen tap. Hubby had tried to install a new one and failed. He'd been at it for 4 hours, we spent another 3 hours sorting it. New tap is attached but not usable because the hoses are too long but not long enough to loop. At least the water was turned back on! Gave all the woodwork a second coat in the en-suite and tried to whiten the grout but didn't read the instructions - our tiles aren't glazed enough (they're a Matt finish) so had to scrub to get it off. Off to the rink shortly to watch Caitlyn in a competition then back to work tomorrow for a rest!!!

    Are you feeling better now CC? I know a lot of people who've been downed by that one - just as you think you're getting over it, back it comes. Not nice.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 30th, 2019 4:17pm (Apr 30th 2019)
     
    Phew....Im resting up today took our guests back to the airport early hours of this morning. So tired as its been a whirlwind week. but three days peace and quiet before the next visitors. So sorry your been laid low CC and I hope you are much improved now. How did Caitlyn get on in her competition Kate ?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 1st, 2019 10:05pm (May 1st 2019)
     
    She was very nervous! It wasn't what we expected - basically she was only on the ice for 30 seconds! She had to do a spin, a spiral and a jump. All of the other classes had 4 or 5 kids in, her group had 18!!! Needless to say she didn't get on the podium but we were very proud of her and her coach is entering her in a national competition in Coventry in June. She just needs to get a bit more confidence and not rush as much!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd, 2019 7:36pm (May 3rd 2019)
     
    The main thing is getting used to competitions and things, so just the experience is invaluable to her.
    Back in the land of the living, ta - just very tired still. Had acupuncture today and that usually helps a lot. Fingers crossed!
    All quiet at home now then, NN. Hope you had a lovely time with them all...who are the next lot arriving then?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 6th, 2019 10:45pm (May 6th 2019)
     
    I was talking to a friend about acupuncture the other day. She swears by it. Is it just for muscle/joint pain?

    Back to work tomorrow - really don't want to go. Feels like when I was at school and I'd pretend I was sick to get out of going, but my mom never believed me. I reckon that's where my health anxiety started!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2019 10:06am (May 8th 2019)
     
    No, acupuncture sorts out all sorts of things; for me it works for chest problems, muscle pain and stomach problems. And the lady who stabs me is an ex nurse so she knows when to pack me off to the doctors.
    Tell work you have a back problem - you don't want to go back!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 10th, 2019 10:55pm (May 10th 2019)
     
    That's about right!!! Can't decide which is more stressful though, work or home. It's a very close call!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 12th, 2019 10:24pm (May 12th 2019)
     
    I have a needle phobia so that's one thing that doesn't appeal to me one little bit !!!!!!! I hope you are feeling a lot better now CC. Not long until its another bank holiday Kate xx
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2019 4:46pm (May 13th 2019)
     
    Kate told me about Sootz, NN: I'm so very sorry to hear about her. :heart:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2019 8:10pm (May 14th 2019)
     
    My neighbours needle me! Dreading the next bank holiday - rarely take a day off because of the bloody footballs. You never know though, it might rain!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2019 6:48pm (May 15th 2019)
     
    Hammer some nails into the fence, barely longer than the thickness of the fence. POP!:face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 16th, 2019 10:32pm (May 16th 2019)
     
    I'd rather hammer them but for some reason it's not allowed!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 24th, 2019 7:55pm (May 24th 2019)
     
    Depends who's looking, really...:face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 27th, 2019 8:33pm (May 27th 2019)
     
    Tempting...!!! :face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 28th, 2019 5:54pm (May 28th 2019)
     
    Do it....do it...do it...:face-devil-grin:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 28th, 2019 6:43pm (May 28th 2019)
     
    Ha ha ha can I come and watch please?:face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 30th, 2019 9:53pm (May 30th 2019)
     
    I've started decorating room by room - have done the downstairs loo, en-suite, and bathroom. Kitchen next. Hubby has realised that I'm doing it to get ready to move and is claiming he's found "the" house (he hasn't - it was tiny, overpriced, and sandwiched between to A roads!) and thinks our house is worth £50k more than it is. Funny how he doesn't offer to help decorate though!! :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd, 2019 4:14pm (Jun 2nd 2019)
     
    Start sending off for details for houses approximately twice your price limit; he'll be jolted into action...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd, 2019 9:43pm (Jun 2nd 2019)
     
    That's what HE'S doing!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2019 4:14pm (7 days ago)
     
    Amazing isn't it; you ask for a cottage with two bedrooms and a garden and get details for 6th floor flats with no garden and 4 bedrooms...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 11th, 2019 9:09pm (6 days ago)
     
    I don't understand why these on-line sites don't let you specify a garage. Get fed up reading loads of stuff before realising it hasn't got your 'must have'