Monday, 16 May 2016

The Crow and other nothings


12 hours on my feet yesterday coupled with a two mile round robin with Mary this morning and my knee gave up the ghost again . True I had just then started to bleach the toilet, which necessitated me to kneel on a hard bit of lino, which was, I am afraid,  the straw that broke the camel's knee cap.
But you don't need to know such trivialities.
It's a warm day here in Trelawnyd and apart from walking the dogs, I've already checked on Pat the animal helper's seedlings in her greenhouse ( she's on a cruise) and have photographed another villager's facial skin graft over the garden wall so he has a record of it improving.
I don't mind being asked about health matters as long as I know what I'm talking about
Gay Gordon saw me limping slightly the other day and told me quite bluntly to loose weight.

Everyone has an opinion.

The good news today is that the crow survived!
Do you remember a few weeks ago that I noticed that a crow had broken into an unoccupied cottage up near the Gop and had become trapped? Well , I passed the same cottage today and the owner was on one of his rare visits and was tidying up the garden.
I asked him about the bird and he told me that he had arrived home a week later to find the bird very much alive and well. The thing must have been kept going on toilet water and odds and sods from the kitchen shelves, but it had survived which pleased me greatly.

I'm off to trim the Montana clematis now, Mrs Trellis complained that it had overgrown the small metal arch over our kitchen garden gate and that she'd caught her hair and spectacles in the tangle of growth when she had last visited.
" It could have had my eye out" she trilled.


    

54 comments:

  1. Get that knee checked and taken care of. And get yourself some rest....it seems you are burning the candle at both ends.

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  2. I'm glad the crow made it. Thanks for the update.

    Jean

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  3. Knees ... they can be such a pain in the arse.
    I hope yours quits hurting soon.

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  4. great news about the crow but not so great about the knees,, feel better soon,

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  5. Crows are resourceful creatures. Glad to hear it survived.

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  6. For a brief moment I thought you were referring to the Brandon Lee film.
    Don't get me started on knees though....

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    1. Tell me about your knee stories!

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    2. I have a knee story !
      In my late 20s, I was wearing a pair of ridiculous high heeled shoes and carrying something heavy and turned an ankle, fell, landing on one knee.. on pavement.
      It swelled, turned purple and I was gimpy for weeks.
      now whenever I bend my leg, there are crunchy sounds coming from my knee.

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    3. It started like this...
      http://captaincustardatps.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/an-unexpected-adventure-part-1.html

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  7. Nice to hear the crow survived. Your knees - is there some correlation with them and your weight? What happened to going to the fat ladies club?

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    1. Thanks for reminding me that im a failure

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    2. Not a failure unless you don't plan on trying again ... Give it another go, John!

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    3. Or just do what I would do .... put your feet up, snuggle with some dogs watching an old film, rest your weary knees and scoff a Scotch Egg ;-)

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  8. Chuffed that the crow survived, resourceful birds, crows!
    I have dreadful arthritis in my knees, so feel your suffering. Try Voltarol 12 hour ibuprofen gel, it's the only thing that takes some of my pain away without the awful 'fluffy head' effects of oral painkillers! X

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  9. Great news about the crow, I can remember feeling quite sad about it. If you have bad knees, losing weight can only help. Get back on your bike and tone those muscles.

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    1. And stop rolling your eyes at me!

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  10. I am so glad to hear about the crow. Nice to know the ending to that particular saga.
    Unfortunately, there is never an ending to the saga of the knees.

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  11. Hooray for the crow ! X

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  12. So pleased to hear about the crow, does the owner leave a key with any one in case of emergencies? Sympathise with the knee problem.

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  13. Whenever I do ANY work that involves kneeling I have two thick pieces of rubber foam to kneel upon. I send you this tip free of charge.

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  14. You are so civil to each other. If someone told me that they caught their something or other on my something or other I would have probably said "well, walk around it, then". But, that's me.
    I'm really lovable on the inside, though.

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  15. It IS true that those Montanas grow like crazy. We have one in our back garden that was entirely cut down, and it's been sprouting again from the stump. It's already halfway up the wall! (We didn't cut it down, so we're letting it go.)

    I'm glad to hear the crow made it!

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  16. Have a restful day,

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  17. Strap that knee up and get it seen to!

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  18. I'm glad to hear the crow survived. Less happy to hear of your knee. Take care of yourself so you can take care of your flocks and herds - and the Prof.

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  19. At least the straw didn't break the camel toe. my knees are completely shot so I feel your pain. Gay Gordon obviously hadn't got his filter switched on by his comment. And as for the clematis there are far worse things to have in your hair. good news about the crow!

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  21. Nice to hear the crow survived :-)

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    1. I was going to illustrate the post but blogger is playing silly buggers with photos!

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  22. One for the crow!
    Nice to hear that you can grow the 'Montana' there. We tried a few times but our winters are just too cold for it. I bet it is a beauty, John!

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  23. sorry to hear about your knees.
    I have had a knee replacement, done 10 years ago by the same surgeon that worked on the player's from the Lakers and Clippers. Thank Goodness we knew him.
    Just realized it is working better. But my other knee is a mess.
    Arthritis big time bone on bone painful. Looking into a knee brace.
    Happy to hear the crow is fine !

    Feel better.
    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  24. I have bad knees, and I can't kneel for more than a few seconds. About eight years ago, I got signed up for a first aid course and missed the first 15 minutes due to not being able to find a park. so I missed the initial briefing. At the end of the day therefore, I found out then that the test to get one's certificate involved doing CPR to dummy on the floor for about en minutes. Sorry chookas, say I, I cannot kneel let along lean forward while doing so. Well, said they, you cannot get your certificate. Pffft. the moral of the story is, if you collapse around me, seek out a table top onto which to d it please, or you're on your own. And avoid onions.

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  25. Sorry to hear about your knees.
    I had a knee replacement on one about 10 years ago. But my other knee is destroyed, bone on bone painful. I am not looking for a knee brace. It is just too painful.
    Happy to hear the crow is fine.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  26. Sorry about the knees-sounds like the Prof will have to take over toilet cleaning duties.

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  27. Having one dodgy knee, I do sympathise. Perhaps those nifty knee protectors used for gardening might help when doing your domestic chores. So glad to hear the bird survived it's ordeal.

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  28. mind your tender bum with that bleach, john!

    as a person with arthritis in the knees, I concur.

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  29. Thank you so much for the crow update. I am very, very pleased. I worried.

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  30. my kneecaps like to dislocate so 17 years ago i had the worst one repositioned. It has never dislocated again but neither has the knee been particularly functional. Then 12 months ago I was getting acupuncture for some unrelated thing, the guy noticed the surgical scar and asked if i wanted him to work on the knee. I said yes and it does, indeed, work a bit better now. Consequently i think acupuncture cures everything.

    I'm pleased about the crow.

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  31. Oh god your getting old right before our eyes, poor old bugger😜

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  32. Rest, ice,...something...elevate. You must know this stuff.
    I was so happy and relieved to hear the crow is alive and well, tho that cottage guy must not store his food properly. Next time you ll see a rat, or the Welsh version of raccoons.

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  33. Glad to hear about the crow, do get your knees seen to your menagerie needs you and delegate some of the chores to the Prof.

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  34. Joints and cartilage can get angered easily. treat them with love.

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  35. LOL, Doc !!! Right before our eyes :)

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  36. Mrs Trellis was attacked by a trellis!

    (I'm very glad about the crow. Have a special soft spot for the Corvids.)

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  37. The crow called Russell

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  38. I've thought of that crow so many times...thanks for the update! I don't suppose your bad knee will earn you "desk duty only" at work?

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  39. Crows are such clever birds, I adore watching their antics.

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  40. Happy to hear about the crow. Sad to hear about your knee. Glad that Mrs Trellis didn't have her eye poked out by an unruly Clematis:)

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  41. Knees are the very devil. My left patella shattered into 63 pieces (not by the IRA I hasten to add)!! I have not been able to run since then - over 50 years ago. Look after your knees well and hopefully they will look after you.

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  42. Nurse! Nurse? A kneeling pad, although obviously not a cure, would have really helped on that lino.

    Imagine Miss Trellis caught up in a trellis.

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  43. Glad the crow survived :)
    I love Gay Gordon.
    Everyone has said about Mrs. Trellis exactly what I was thinking.
    MissFifi

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  44. I'm really happy to hear that the crow survived. I actually thought about it once or twice since you posted, so that makes me glad to hear. Hope your knee is feeling better.

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  45. Glad to hear about the crow.

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