Sunday, 2 July 2017

Getting Back To Normal

She's only just speaking

I'm feeling more myself today. A busy two hour house clean at 6 am this morning followed by a snooze, food  Preparation, flower collection and a weigh in (surprisingly, I've not put on any weight since last fat club ! ) and I've been able to pull myself up by the bra straps and now can face the world again without sunny Sitges, great waiter service and tropical sun!
The home family is almost back up to strength, I collect the Welsh terriers this afternoon whereas Winnie and George were picked up last night from the  Greta and my sister respectively.
Winnie had been spoilt rotten and was wearing a new glitter collar when I arrived and has been suitably "cool" with me ever since she got home which is typical of bulldogs.
George on the other hand was waiting at the door for us to take him home even though my sister has pampered him like a mini celeb...... He's a real home bird!
Albert has been incredibly clingy after his week alone in the cottage, and his constant head rubbing and uncharacteristic purring has felt somewhat over-the-top given that our usual welcome has always been an occasional arse rub into the face when he is in the mood!


49 comments:

  1. You missed all the crap weather. Well done.

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    1. We had one hail storm one night that ripped the awnings from the hotel windows the stones were as big as golf balls.....by morning 2 hours later you would never have guessed

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  2. As I have always thought, you do have a way with words, per your last sentence.

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  3. but you don't wear a bra (I hope)! neither do I.

    so all is well in the little welsh cottage.

    and CONGRATS for not gaining any vacation pounds!

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    1. I must have swallowed a tapeworm

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    2. I read it as tampax at first

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  4. Awww everybody will be waiting for their morning snuggle.

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    1. I am looking forward in seeing the welsh a bit later

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  5. I've come to believe holidays exist to remind us how nice it is to be at home, with a comfortable routine and an even more comfortable bed.
    Hope you're well rested and ready to take on normality with renewed vigour!

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    1. Dave Martin-I totally agree with you. Those small things you appreciate so much when you return to them.

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    2. I am behind with the flower show stuff!

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  6. Gotta LOVE home,eh?!

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  7. Our best hope is to live up to being the kind of person, our dogs and cats think we are.

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  8. Glamorous winnie and her new glitzy collar. She will make you pay for leaving her behind...but who cleans at 6AM. Welcome home one and all.

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  10. Going on trips is so ... so .. exhausting .. mentally.
    You go through the Where To Go phase then into the preps, reservations, how to get there, how long to stay, then you get there and you don't want to waste time, you want to see and do it all and then you have to go home. Pack, drive/fly/ exhausted and hello pups ! cats ! Unpack ... hopefully climb into bed and sleep until something wakes you with a kiss or cold nose and you get up and there you are, Back to Life as Normal.
    I need a trip.
    I'm glad you are back and that everyone is fine.

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    1. Well not all the family has returned as yet

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  11. Welcome home - there is no place like home!

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  12. Holidays are great but it is always lovely to be home.

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  13. Indeed, nothing like being home in one's own bed!

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  14. You must be happy to be home with all your furry family.

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  15. Welcome back, they are all saying.
    We are too.

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  16. Congrats on the no further weight gain. It is always a tough battle.

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  17. Success it is when we can be on vacation and
    the return home shows no weight gain.
    Welcome Home!

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  18. I wonder how long Winnie's cool will last. Maybe another day. Except, for the looks of that photo, I think it's already wearing thin.

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  19. Beautiful flowers at the bottom there.

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  20. Good for you to not have gained any weight..you must have done a lot of walking or sweated off what you ate in the uncharacteristic heat. Albert must have really missed you.

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  21. Minnie, our rat terrier who stayed with my sister the 8 days we were on vacation, spent her first day back all sad and mopey with ears back as if she was asking what she had done to be abandoned for a week. the next day she was her usual happy bouncy self. the cat got all affectionate after her week alone in the house. her revenge is waking me up several times in the middle of the night to be petted.

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    1. I think winnie had so much pampering she didnt want to come home either

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  22. best pic of you and winnie ever! btw...i just made 9 scotch eggs. i'll have someone eat a few for you!

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  23. Oh be still my beating heart

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  24. The picture of you and Winnie is wonderful.

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  25. When my Scotties got older they liked being at home. That is where the family love it.
    Adore the two photos, Winnie and the beautiful flowers.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  26. Welcome home! Oooh, a glitter collar. I'm kind of jealous.

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  27. Maybe Albert is just trying to get you to understand that you have not yet found (and praised him for) the headless food item he "hid" in a far corner for safekeeping ...

    We rarely leave home but when we do the best part for me is getting back. Why yes, I am not the best traveller, how did you guess?

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  28. Photos of Winnie and her glittery collar please

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  29. "an occasional arse rub into the face when he is in the mood!" -- oh, Albert -- you are such a typical cat.

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  30. Glad you're feeling better John! Congratulations on holding the weight - that's most impressive! Love the way the critters each express their opinions of your DESERTION!

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  31. It is said that Queen Victoria also only got an occasional arse rub into the face from Albert when he was in the mood.

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  32. Welcome back! And does that pic show that dogs look like their owners? Bwahahaha!!

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  33. Welcome back, glad you are feeling slightly better about being back. Gotta love a girl in a glittery collar.

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  34. Truly sorry you had to return.

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