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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2015, 09:24:24 AM »
The weather patterns seem to be all over the place  :shify:

Good job you have some fir wood at the ready just in case :)

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2015, 06:56:06 AM »
If I were in the UK I would indeed have had to sneak in - my passport expired three years ago, lol. But no. Now they are talking about snow tomorrow - I have given up on the whole idea of working out what the weather will be tomorrow. I have firewood and that is all that counts.

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2015, 18:09:57 PM »
Are you sure you have not sneaked back to UK  :innocent:

They are forcasting up to 20 over weekend in places.............dont think we got that high in the summer!

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2015, 05:39:28 AM »
The temperature is all over the shop at present (it has been like it for months). Even the weather bureau has thrown its hands in the air and seems to throw darts at numbers when it makes a prediction. Monday coming will be eleven apparently - today was 20 and so will be the days between now and Monday. It makes a nonsense of the whole "packing away the winter woollies ready for summer' business. Oh well.


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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2015, 21:52:40 PM »
HMMMM.   :sneaky:  It looks to me like them three are suffering huge hardships in front f that there cosy fire, on that there cosy bedding.   :evillaugh:

I so agree  :innocent:

-2? I thought you were moving into summer? If so sounds like our summer  :evillaugh: :evillaugh:

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2015, 07:39:34 AM »
Yes - all of my animals are terribly treated I have to say  :rofl:

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2015, 11:16:08 AM »
HMMMM.   :sneaky:  It looks to me like them three are suffering huge hardships in front f that there cosy fire, on that there cosy bedding.   :evillaugh:

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2015, 10:05:20 AM »
Brrrr. Seb is very thoughtful ;D

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2015, 10:03:30 AM »
:evillaugh:

 Bet that puts out some heat ;D

Good thing too! We are expecting minus two tonight. Seb (as you can tell from his absence) is already warming up the bed for me.

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2015, 09:04:50 AM »
 :evillaugh:

They look so cute in front of the fire :Luv: Bet that puts out some heat ;D

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2015, 08:44:38 AM »
Yes, it's a bit unfair on them at the moment. I have put a ladder up to the manhole and the cats simply disappear into the ceiling :innocent:. The dogs don't have that option!
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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2015, 07:26:24 AM »
Fingers crossed for the house sale so you can get the work done and the dogs can have a bit of piece whilst you hoover :hug:

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2015, 14:13:25 PM »
Hope the Chatham sale goes through soon Jo, so you can have a leak free roof at last.   :hug:

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2015, 08:38:47 AM »
Hi Alison, Hi Sue - good to see so many familiar faces. I am afraid life is very crowded these days - will be more so once the house in Chatham is sold. I will be finally able to do some of the more urgent work on my house - leak-free roof! A shed so the loungeroom is no longer cluttered up with tools and building materials - it will be very exciting. Oh, and a fence so the dogs can go outside when I vacuum which will be more fun for all of us! lol

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2015, 07:23:56 AM »
Oh you played safe then  :rofl: :rofl:

Better luck next time,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,red or blue maybe  :innocent:

Whatever works to get the job done....!  :)

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2015, 23:49:34 PM »
I have always lived dangerously! :shify:

he he he he  :rofl:

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2015, 22:45:11 PM »
So nice to catch up with your news and see you back on Purrs :hug:

Please post more often as miss your news :hug:

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2015, 06:12:48 AM »
I have always lived dangerously! :shify:

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2015, 01:23:35 AM »
Oh you played safe then  :rofl: :rofl:

Better luck next time,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,red or blue maybe  :innocent:

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2015, 23:36:57 PM »
No, I came second last  :rofl:

I ran as a Greens candidate and this area hates the Greens, so I did not have terribly much expectation of getting in.

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2015, 17:40:02 PM »
Were you elected?

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2015, 07:22:58 AM »
Jo the politician  :innocent:

Lol -  I ran for our local Council at the last elections - many a true word spoken in jest! ;)

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2015, 00:46:37 AM »
Jo the politician  :innocent:

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2015, 22:52:34 PM »
So lovely to hear of your 4 legged family members getting on so well together.Thanks for the photo  ;D

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2015, 21:42:41 PM »
Good to see so many of the old gang still here!

Gill you will have to wait for photos of the house progress till it makes some progress which should be fairly soon once I get the house in Kent off my hands. Australia has always been physically closer to Asia than to Europe, but our European roots made it to focus culturally on the other side of the world. We have just finally started to work out the benefits of trading more locally. That and our all too right wing government has signed up to a lot of trade deals that are not in our interests (sorry, I have become politically active in my old age).

Carol - sorry to hear about the boatlessness, but at least the kitties will be happier on dry land! Hope all is well with you and yours.

Sue, yes - it is quite remarkable how well he is right now. Fortunately we have a visiting vet in the neighbourhood so he will have good care while he is still enjoying life and will go out gently at home once it all becomes too much for him. Thirteen is a good age for a large dog breed, so I am thrilled he is going strong.

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2015, 19:15:18 PM »
Great to see you back and hear about the kids :)
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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2015, 18:59:44 PM »
 :hi: Jo.  Lovely to hear from you.  :hug: I sometimes pop onto your blog but as I don't do it regularly I confess I get a bit lost as to how things are going.  :innocent:

Other than now being boat-less for the first time in 20 years (for me that is, much longer than that for OH) not a lot has changed here.  The 2 kittens we adopteed following Korky's demise are now 4 years old and a source of great joy.  Well done to Shadow for discovering his inner puppy - long may it continue.  :Luv2:

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2015, 18:55:59 PM »
Great to hear from you again - often find myself wondering how things are with you and what you're doing.  So happy that Sab has released the inner puppy in Shadow.   :)

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2015, 18:09:38 PM »
Great to hear from you  ;D ;D

Would love to see some pics of the homestead  ;D

Tasmania about to go summer I guess, hope its better than what we have had!

Something I know about but dont know why.............why is Aussie now part of Asia?

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2015, 11:20:33 AM »
that is good news, yes the housing marketing is good at the moment if you are selling

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 11:14:34 AM »
Less said about the house the better, lol. Still in a state of suspended renovation. The house in the UK has, however, recovered its value so I should be able to sell it pretty soon which will finish off the main (hard) bits needed for the house here, and that will be very nice indeed (no leaky roof, floor coverings on the concrete slab, you get the picture). Good to see you are still here Dawn. I keep in touch with a few of you on FB from time to time which is kind of nice.

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Re: Just passing through
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2015, 10:51:22 AM »
how great to hear from you, would love to hear how things are with you and the house as well!

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Just passing through
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 10:49:10 AM »
Hi all, just me (for those of you who remember me).

Sorry it has been a while since I have been on the forum - there seems little point when I am so far away here in Australia. I thought you would like a bit of an update on the family though.

Esther is now getting quite old - I have no idea how old she was when I adopted her, but her body shape is changing and she is starting to look like an old cat. Apart from the odd bit of senility showing (yawping at midnight etc), she is otherwise in the peak of health. She goes for a stroll in the mornings for about 15 minutes, catches a skink or two and then comes in and demands breakfast fifteen minutes later. She knocks on the back door and if ignored, starts to yell.

Smidgen (my Cheshire cat) is getting quite portly. He is now nine years old and the indoor life is not helping his weight problem. He does get plenty of exercise (of which more later) but he is too fond of his food is all.

Shadow, my darling boy is now 13 and showing it. He has always been a bit weak behind (labrador rottweiler cross - he had no chance really) and two Christmasses ago I thought I was going to have to put him down on Christmas Day as he woke and could not stand. I took him to the vet but by then he was back on his feet again so we gave him a bit longer. Meanwhile I went to the Dogs Home and chose a replacement - Sebastian. Since Seb arrived, Shadow has become a puppy once more and runs, plays fetch, comes on 4 km walks with us and generally seems pretty fit all things considered. I will be getting the vet to come visit us at home in the not too distant future (travelling and hour and a half seems unnecessary when we have a visiting one) so she can see him in his natural environment and assess his condition.

Seb and Smidgen seem to have bonded rather well, and they play together regularly. Smidge flops on his side under a chair then Seb gets down, pinches a toothful of fur and skin and drags him out again. The first time i saw this I was horrified, but apparently Smidgen enjoys it as when I call Seb off Smidge does his level best to entice him back to enjoy the game. Here is Seb enjoying the Spring sunshine, and Smidge is keeping his toes warm for him. Seb curls up in Smidgen's donut cushion to keep comfy in front of the fire, and Smidge spreads out on the dog bed - you get the picture. It works. :Luv:

 


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