Friday, 18 January 2013

See You Monday

Sod's law means that tomorrow and Sunday I am working two, 12 hour day shifts.
This leaves a rather miffed Dr Chris looking after the animals during two of the coldest, miserable and difficult days of the year.
I doubt I will be able to blog until Monday...
He'll be a nervous wreck Come Sunday night.
When the weather is as harsh as it was today, only the geese and ewes venture out, so the Ukrainian village looked all but deserted this afternoon, save for a few anxious faces at coop doors all searching hungrily for extra corn and thawed bowls of water.
my face was chapped and red as an eskimo's arse when I had finished the jobs
Thank goodness for woolly hats,Christmas gloves and stout underwear

26 comments:

  1. You have seen an Eskimo's arse?

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  2. Drive carefully and keep the arse warm. In this weather there is nothing more unwelcoming than cold buns! ;-)

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  3. In the deep freeze over here too...haven't seen any Eskimoes lately though..probably all on vacation in florida.

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  4. Hippo spoke my thoughts........

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  5. Stout underwear? I thought you'd lost weight?
    Jane x

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  6. Hopefully you didn't suffer the chill in your nether regions as per the snowballs I saw and photographed in Salisbury Cathedral Close this afternoon!!

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  7. I hope the weekend is kind to both of you.
    Don't forget to sterilise the thermometers.. Jx

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  8. Br-r-r! Looks cold as it is here!

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  9. Sorry to hear that Chris will be stressing after all this time.
    Take care. Hope your shifts aren't too hard on you, either, John.

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  10. Wish you well over the weekend and hope that Dr Chris can cope and stay warm!

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  11. My sympathies to Chris - and you too, of course, John.
    Gawd, I hate winter!

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  12. We will miss you...perhaps a nice bottle of wine would warm the cockles of the dear Dr's heart....I find it helps to grease the skids so to speak....oh bother! Never mind....

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  13. Welcome to Canada!! hahahahah!
    Okay, I do have sympathy for you. I hear the UK is getting walloped, and you're not really equipped to deal with that. I do hope Chris survives the weekend!

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  14. Chris will appreciate you all that much more when you get home.

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  15. My car had bun warmers.. I just love it ~! I don't think I will ever own a car that doesn't have bun warmers. Thank goodness you have Chris to help you out... I'm sure he does a great job...
    Have a great day~! and be careful working those long hours.
    ta ta for now from Iowa:)

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  16. Jeez...cowboy up... put those disposable handwarmers in your boots & duct tape'm more of them to your behind...

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  17. I wish I could send Chris some warm southern sunshine. Stay warm to you both.

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  18. My hens have temporarily hibernated, and they've been joined by a sparrow. They seem to have become quite good friends!

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  19. No animal in its right mind would venture out unless absolutely necessary here at the moment. Having said that the farmer is out with his shooting syndicate!

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  20. Have a wonderful weekend.

    I included you in a little Flash Fiction piece. If you mind, it's too damn late!

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  21. Have a good weekend sir! Looking forward to your return.

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  22. And here I was wishing for real winter. You just cured me of that -- brrrrrrrrr. Stay as warm as you can.

    Janet

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  23. Hello human, John Gray,

    My human once had stout in his underwear and it left him um rather 'bitter'.

    I shall get the Edmonton Eskimos football team, as in gridiron type football, to come and keep you company.

    Tell Meg and George and any of your other fine collection of animals, even the fowl ones, that they can be part of my 'Pawliamentary' cabinet.

    Stay warm, human.

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and the next 'Paw Minister' of Britain....

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    1. Thanks for that.....I still have my hat on after returning home.....still warm and toasty

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  24. I never realised eskimos had red arses before today...

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