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    Hello again! I just remembered about this post and thought I should give another update as I've just started my final term! We have to pass six State exams (oral exams with a panel of five examiners) to graduate and so far I have passed four of six. I have Pigs in March and Smalls (dogs and cats) in May then 'just' my Thesis defense before graduation Since the last update I've spent two months in India volunteering in a neuter clinic gaining lots of surgical experience, adopted Céline the dog who I'm driving back in June and started applying for jobs. I've just done another couple of weeks seeing practice with the PDSA, a charity practice who have taught me loads over the past four years. On my last day they bought me cakes and a card which was really sweet and I'd love to go back and work for them properly one day. I'm sure there's lots more that I've forgotten but I feel like I've grown up on here so just wanted to pop on an update
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    I had a row of young herb plants, basil, thyme, rosemary, parsley and lavender just inside my patio doors. Ready to plant in my new herb bed herb the weather improves. Opened the doors to air the house after washing the floors then went upstairs to clean. I forgot the chickens were out. They’ve had the lot and rubbed the mud into the mat 😔 Preseasoned chicken anyone? OH has been kind and cleared the mess after their party but was he sat in the same room looking towards the doors but didn’t notice the making the mess 🤔
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    I’ve said goodbye to two of my original three Poland’s in the last year. Both nearly 11. Yes, they slowed down preferring to eat and sleep in the sun during the day. One was blind for at least a year, but followed everyone around. The beginning of the end was when they struggled to get up the cube ladder. Both had strokes in the end and, although I know theoretically how to cull, I took them to the vet to be put to sleep. I have two more oldies, about 9 and 8 but they too just Potter about.
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    Just popped out to the pet shop to get hay for the furries. There was a lovely white bantam wandering around in the shop. Asked if it was theirs or up for sale and was told “No. It just wanders round the shop. Has done for years”. Another eccentric white chicken 🐓
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    My favourite memory of Reading is a Call Duck being photographed that took flight across the hall and Paco a Spanish friend caught it perfectly mid-air
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    I make a bean chilli too @ajm200. I've put in the recipe the beans that I use - but you can use whatever you want. I buy tinned beans so I don't have to soak and rehydrate them, because I'm lazy! Also, you can adjust the heat to whatever you can tolerate, same with the spices. When I serve this, I get some tortilla bread, cut it into 8ths with a pizza slice, and then bake the slices until they're slightly crispy as they're great for dipping in the chilli and using as 'spoons'. 3 Bean Chilli Ingredients: 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes 400g cannellini beans 400g borlotti beans 400g black eyed beans 1 white onion (peeled and finely chopped) 1 red pepper (diced) 1 yellow pepper (diced) 2 sticks of celery (sliced) 2 large garlic cloves (minced) 1 tablespoon tomato puree 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon paprika 2 teaspoons cumin powder 1 bird's eye chilli (finely chopped) Salt and pepper to season Method: In a tablespoon of vegetable oil, fry the onions, peppers and celery and continue to fry until they start to brown and soften. Add the tomatoes and beans to the pan, along with the spices, puree, and garlic, and cook until the beans have softened. Serve up and enjoy!
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    Anything YouTube really. I normally just google the stitch I want to see. I have a brilliant Dutch site! But it’s in Dutch... 😉 https://www.wolplein.nl/leren-haken it does have clips of all stitches though and it’s mostly watching other do it, to get the hang of crocheting.
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