Sunday, 24 March 2013

Leave Me Alone


I have no news, no amusing story, no animal anecdotes and no excitement to report. So I will apologies first for the boring nature of this blog entry......habit and obsession does not allow me to skip a blogging day......

Sometimes you just want to be left alone.
I am working tonight, so after a few hours traipsing through the sn** ( I am not mentioning the cold white stuff as its boring the tits off me) I decided to go to back to bed for a few hours.
Given the fact that Chris is still away until later and the lane has been effectively blocked by ice, I thought things would be pretty quiet, but alas......I have had to get up three times now to answer the door to anorak covered locals in search of eggs for their late Sunday breakfasts.
And so, I got up, got dressed again ( I have had to wash my long johns yet again as I have lived in three pairs all week)....ok ok that's too much information! ....
Then me and the neighbours in an impressive show of solidarity and self help, got out our shovels and grit and attacked the ice in the road.
It was all very chummy, and after a few chorus' of " Hi ho...hi ho...it's off the work we go" and a couple of group hugs.....we had cleared much of the debris.
It is now 1pm and after a brief dog walk,me and the dogs are off for a group hug of our own under the duvet.
organic Hotwater bottles....
You can't beat them.....



33 comments:

  1. dogs (and cats) are warm snugglebunnies for a blanket cave kind of day. all that white stuff sux! :(

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  2. Organic hot water bottles are fine until they start chasing rabbits in their sleep.

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  3. It's a three dog night. Sleep well John.

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  4. (Sings in annoyingly cheerful and chipper way)
    "The sun will come out ,tomorrow..."
    Jane x

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  5. The least you can do is get an electric blanket - our dogs have it written into their T&Cs....

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  6. OMG! I've just realised....the nursing man in your side thingy.....he's not feeding twins - it's one baby and a bicep!

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  7. For a 'non-blog' that was a pretty compelling read.

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  8. Good neighbors are hard to beat...and hard to run away! Kidding. It nice everyone chips in to help.

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  9. Argh. I sure hope you're sleeping now. Good plan, think I am going to borrow it and go back to bed.

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  10. I see Chris has a sense of humour.

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  11. consider yourself "left"...:D

    I've worn "long johns"...talk about being claustraphobic :D

    years ago I bought a king size bed for Don and I...because...we had a large Collie and a cat...who liked to sleep with us...but when they got settled you couldn't budge 'em with dynamite

    take care not to overdo with all that snow shoveling, the chest thing...antibiotics?!!

    happy snow free days wished for, for you and critters

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  12. Well for someone with nothing to say, that seems quite a lot to me!

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  13. When did Albert learn to take photos?

    General feeling of inertia here too, apart from the trips to the kitchen to make tea, and trying to scare the squirrels off the bird feeder. This time last year we were at Wisley, on a warm sunny day, when I fell asleep during the Charles Dowding lecture. Had planned to go this year, but didn't want to risk getting stuck on the M25.

    Hardly any seed sowing done yet. Hopefully there will be a chance to catch up.

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  14. Trivia, the fabric of life. I love it.

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  15. As usual, John, you made a delightful casserole out of nothing! Our winter has dragged on here, too. I haven't had the feet of snow others are still getting now, but I do have a very white blanket on the grass outside my living room window. Sigh. I don't think Spring will ever come. I do love snow, but right now I'm very glad that this time next year I should be in the sunny South - Savannah. Surrounded by spring buds and flowers.

    As for organic blankets inside - no dogs, but my cat sleeps on top of me. I woke up to the extra weight on my hip, but when I tried to turn over she didn't want to move. Your story of the neighborhood snow and ice "party" reminded me of my first winter in Maryland. We had a humdinger of a blizzard, at least 4 feet of snow. I was an apt. dweller there, too, and we couldn't get the outside door open! A couple of guys who lived near me pushed the door against the wall of snow and got it open enough for a couple of people to slip outside. They proceeded to dig at the obstruction so we could all get out. No management maintenance showed up, and since we had no snow shovels we ended up digging out with dustpans!!! Quite an experience.

    Nancy in Iowa

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  16. We've retreated to the south coast to avoid the white stuff...neighbourliness doesn't work quite so well in Essex!

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  17. When the kids were home...no animals allowed inside, except recovering calves and baby goats. Kids moved away aniamls moved in. One dog one cat. Still have managed to keep them off my bed. One snowing rhinocerous next to me is ENOUGH.

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  18. Very impressed that you all got together to clear the snow and ice off the road. That wouldn't happen round here. Mind you, we live on a fairly busy road so the constant traffic has cleared most of the snow.

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  19. Nice to know that good neighbors are good neighbors, no matter which side of the pond they are at... We have avoided any of the white stuff this far, but since the last snowfall here has been as late as the end of April... I will hold my silence. Love that sign!

    Cat

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  20. Love that sign on the tree.

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  21. That is the cutest freaking picture.....(the last one).

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  22. John you are going to be needing another trip to Spain soon! You so deserve a break!

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  23. Where does Chris sleep?

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    1. On the corner of the bed x

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  24. One dog, alone, is like 5 hot water bottles. Can't sleep without them.

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  25. It's been so long since there weren't a couple pets sharing our bed, I don't know if I could sleep without them. (Not that I sleep all the much WITH them coming up to nuzzle my face to say "hello" a dozen times a night...)

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  26. Are long johns named after you or Long John Silver? What about short johns? And why do Americans call the lavatory the "john"? And why is a condom a "johnny"? It all seems to come back to you sir.

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  27. With Carl sleeping in the other room because of the IV's etc., I have have to admit to liking my new bed warmers--But don't tell Carl! :-)

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  28. Haha. *hugs* ♥

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  30. I love that photo of you and the dogs John.

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  31. Great picture of you and your water bottles...also, the one at the top cracked me up.
    I hope that it starts acting more like spring in your part of the world soon!

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