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  1. It's so exciting isn't it?? I was thrilled to find another today!!
  2. I did an egg dance..and another today, as there was a slighter taller, thinner egg today!! Hoorah!! Thanks for the symps about the fire..it was small but scary! I did a small fire dance, as I hopped up and down, wondering how to get a flaming microwave out of the house....luckily I grabbed the bear and dunked it i the sink...it was fine....phew!
  3. Thanks..we are very proud...want to weigh it..but our scales got burned in the little fire we had on xmas day..( micro bear exploded and caught fire....wasn't a micro bear...but a bear with a micro sack......)
  4. Patty Bouvier, my light sussex, has laid her first egg....small but perfectly formed! She's been scratting around in the nest box for a few days now, and the food has needing filling up more frequently....and I opened my bag of Omlet feed this week....co-incidence?? Hope fully the legbar and leghorn will get jealous and follow suit now....but I'm just pleased to have an egg..it's sitting on the gas fire in a little box.....Maya wants to admire it, until her sister comes in from rehearsals...then they're going to eat it, apparently!! I can finally hold my head up...and flick the V's to all the people who have been mickey taking about my lack of eggs.....
  5. I'm re-reading Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro, as the film is out next month, and I loved the book...and shamefully, I love comparing the film and the book...I like Haruki Murakami...but I have to be feeling clever, as he confuses me sometimes.... The girl who loved Tom Gordon- Stephen King...one of his less obvious novels Let the Right One In...by John Ajvide Lindqvis great sad, beautiful vampire story..also 2 movies now... I was quite obsessed with James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels when I was pregnant, quite strange really...just crime novels, but just had to read them!
  6. I've just ordered a HUGE pot of fresh mealies from wigglywigglers today..determined to get the Robin in my hand....
  7. They think the blckbirds had been subject to hail or ice strike....and fish can die due to sudden lack oxygen in the water....hadn't heard about the antelope though.
  8. This is really encouraging, as Patty, my light Sussex, has been scratting around in the next box, and as she's an unsociable madam, I don't get to stroke much, but she did let me yesterday, when I was bribing her with brussell sprouts. I really hope she starts to lay soon...I'm becoming a family joke.....the only chicken keeper who still buys her own eggs. They're an ignorant lot, my family
  9. I agrre, I've also been bitten ( not badly) by a lab and a boxer- the latter jumped all over my 5 year old, the dog was unattended in the park, and jumped all over Bean..I pulled it off her, and it whipped it's head around and bit my arm..luckily I was wearing a Duffle coat. The one thing that annoys me about my village is the big group of dog walkers ho allow their dogs to run riot off the lead, whilst they stand around gossiping,,,I am regularly jumped on on the way to work..and once got into an argument with Lady XXXXXX who lives at the posh end of my village, for using my school bag to beat off her little spaniel that was jumping all over my daughter and me.... I hope you get a dog that suits you, as I love having a dog, and when we are between dogs, as it were, the house feels cold and empty
  10. I sould have said...my YD, Bean, has eczema, from birth, and we had a dog and a cat, and through a ong process of elimination, we found out that cats make her bad, and not dogs ( well not so far...) which is a shame, as she's a cat person..and the walk to school takes a long time, as she has to stop and talk to all the cts we meet.....
  11. I'll have to get some mealies, as there is a Robin who comes to peek when I'm down at the hens...I've go some lovely photo's of a parent and child woodpecker on my peanut feeder, I'll have to dig them out...I've been birding today, and seen a gorgeous sparrowhawk hunting across the back field....
  12. Sounds like Fieldfares to me..we;ve had a big mixed flock of FF, thrushes, black birds..and a couple of redwings, eating all the windfall apples. It makes a right mess, but I love to see them,,,,saw a buzzard across the back field today, too as well as my waxwings....so this nerd will sleep happy tonight!!
  13. I was warned whn I rehomed my Stafford, that she would be a bundle of energy, and need constant walks attention etc....she has one good walk, and sleeps all day....won't walk in rain, snow, mist, fog......
  14. I can't offer much except symapthy. I have a nightmare needy sister, who seems to go out of her way to sabotage happiness, bith mine, hers, parents.....I can't offer any practical suggestions, only observe that it seems like he's stick being s child, and needs that immature relationship with your father, and that he.they may be jealous and resentful of your happy family. My sister told me only today that she hates it that my two girls and so easy and well behaved, and her son is a horror ( he's 3, and she lets him get away with murder, mine are 12 and 9...and it took a lot of hard work to make it look so easy haha) So....Hugs, and try not to let it get to you...people say you can't choose your family, but it doen't mean you have to carry them around............... Hugs again x Sarah x x
  15. I was a bit disappointed, to be honest..I din't feel shocked to the core...the accident was telegraphed far too heavily, and Helen's PE was cleared up far too quickly...PE remains a risk to Mum, after delivery. So.....I wonder if Nigel will be paralysed, and life will change horrendously for the Pargetters. Or perhaps he dies, and Lower Loxley is willed to some distant cousin..... I love the ARchers, and have indoctrinated OH and children ( 9 and 12) and my 12 year old is still waiting for Brian to get his come uppance following his presenting Jennifer with Ruairdh. She thinks Jennifer should have kicjed hime out....We all sat glued to the radio....me clutching a handkie just in case...
  16. Just seen soem waxwings in the garden!! First time ever...
  17. I have a small lightweight Staffordshire terrier...not the Mike Tyson looking ones...an old fashioned one. She is amazingly gentle, excellent with the hens...a couple of pecks sorted her out! She is amazing with my daughters, in fact, my daughter, who was 6 when we got her, trained her with hand signals........Staffords are not the killer dogs the Press make them ou t to be. They are one of only two breeds that have suitability with children as a KC breed standard.... I personally wouldn't have a Lhasa or Tibetan, as I find small dogs snappy with children..but this is my personal preference...being bitten by a Jack Russell as a child ( on the face!) put me off small dogs...I was laying on the floor reading Smash Hits..and it launched itself at me.......
  18. It's probably a lash...a bit of a clear out of the egg laying equipment..looks like membrane....search "lash" on here..there's some really lovely piccies to look at *sarcasm*
  19. Well done, very impressive! This is something I'm very interested in, after eating some godawful supermarket free range turkey at MiL over the weekend....just got to persuade the childrens, and go on the despatching and prep course....not squeamish at all....just want to do it right!!
  20. I have vintage clothes that I bought as a teenager, 36 now..that are back in fashion again...so I shall put them away again..untill they are fashionable again.... I hate clothes that either hage a HUGE label on.ie Jack WIlls, or are so distinctive that you can't help but know where they come from....Boden, Joules etc...I'm not a yummy mummy, and there are a lot at my school....I'm SO not part of their gang!
  21. I did this in a previous job.....I was in YR5...mopping up the human debris, who hadn't, at their current rate of progress, a hope in Hades of reaching the Government's target of Level 4....so I spent my day doing Reading Recovery, Writing Recovery, Handwriting Recovery, Happy Movers ( for dyspraxic kids....I called it groovymovers....) Literacy Support, Springboard Maths..you name it, there was a program for it, and I did it.....the poor kids....I did achieve outstanding results in my Reading Recovery though Currently and previously, I've been in specialists support. At the minute I'm a CSW. Communication Support Worker, I work with a profoundly deaf child, who has a cochlear implant, and my day is filled with giving her the opportunity for quality language, and trying to catch up all the learning, both formal and informal, environmental etc thats she's missed, and teaching her to talk...I LOVE my job, but it pays pants. I can sign, badly......and can read and write Braille, as I used to work in visual impairment support.
  22. I was sat post-shower, pre-makeup this morning about 6.45, when I heard that funny bark right at the top of the garden..,,,and my girls bokboking...so shot down the garden in hastily thrown. on clothes and wellies....mr fox had been there, I could smell it....girls mighty clucky......
  23. sorry no, but sorry to hear your sad news though. x x
  24. There is also StarOffice...whcih some people prefer. I know getting used to OpenOffice can be a chore, but I find it actually has saved me some compatibility problems, with some of the older versions of Windows.... Believe me they do check....a school I did some cover at a couple of years ago, was in the process of being fined for using too many PC's on their licence...I think they were covered for 35, and had put it on a lot more....they won't let you get away with anything....we use Linux and it's so smooth and fast, amazing....
  25. Or you could even use OpenOffice Freeware....it's free! That's what we use, as we run Linux....means no more money for Micro$oft! No viruses. no problems...its brilliant, and its compatible with the school's VLE... just a suggestion, if you are looking for something specific

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