Friday, August 18, 2006

HELLO! Blimey, it's nearly the end of August and REVEAL time for Secret Pal 8 (my first ever) and I've been sooooo lucky with my secret pal, even though I've not 'spoken' to her as often as I might, I hope she'll forgive me - I've not got a clue who she is.
Here's a bunch of flowers for her!

It's not my photo, I might add.

What have I been up to? Working. Also fantasising about the vegetable plot that WILL be at the bottom of the garden in place of the chickens that are no more. Am going to have raised beds and plant lots of salads and courgettes and strawberries and tommytoes. Did I tell you about the chicken's demise? The fox (or badger) got them. Nature red in tooth and claw. They were getting very old for chickens - I appear to be a heartless woman but I like badgers and foxes too. Will take some pics next week of the garden to be as I'm on holiday then and should have more time to update this blog. Might have some time to do some knitting too!

I called in our new local yarn store this afternoon - got some goodies for MY secret pal (shh!) - The yarns from New Zealand are really very special, soft and luscious. Am going to join in the 'knitting club' next Tuesday morning, meet some more local knit-wits.

A giggle from a fellow 'deafie':

"I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me two thousand pounds, but it's state of the art."

"Really? What kind is it?"

"Twelve thirty."


Friday, August 04, 2006

I haven't posted for a while - I'm at work and shouldn't be posting NOW but while the anecdote is fresh in my mind:

A couple I am looking after are getting soooo excited as the due date looms nearer - Every braxton hix contraction, they think is labour... Well, t'other night, she wakes up and the bed is SOAKED! Both instantly wide awake, this must be it! Waters must have broken! NO! Our pregnant mother-to-be only fell asleep clutching a glass of water - and that's what soaked the bed. Partner not best pleased at having to change bedlinen in wee hours :-)

Same mother-to-be few days later is drying her hairin the bedroom, enjoying being in the nude as it's so HOT. (Admits was even contemplating a spot of perineal massage - ask me if you don't know!) -Glances up and sees the WINDOWCLEANER at the window - Hides behind wardrobe door, blushing furiously - window cleaner (neighbour's nephew) - quite blase and carries on until he's finished. HA - by the time this baby arrives, I think it'll be kittens!

All these pregnant ladies sitting around in the waiting room, waiting for their appointment with me and NOT ONE OF THEM KNITS! I'm doing my best to convert them.

Back to work, ho hum.