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  1. Mottie

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    A few years ago when we went out to the family villa in Spain, the Sister in Law who had been out there last, had taken some nail polish remover out there, decanted into a small eye make up remover bottle so that she could take it in her hand luggage. Mrs Mottie was alerted by the smell just as she was about to use it!
     
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    Yes. I've got a new job as a maintenance engineer at the local college. Start in 2 weeks so having a little break first.
     
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    I’ve been on light duties today. Changing the light bulbs in some of the kitchen under cupboard lamps. Bloody things last for a while then one goes then....ping, ping, ping they all come out in sympathy. I buy them by the box load.

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    Might be better biting the bullet and swapping them for long life low consumption LED strips.
     
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    Or at least all the same type. I can see 3 different types amongst that lot. :LOL::LOL:

    I've just put up a new house sign my wife made. A slab of 'Natural Sandstone', (which masonry drill bits do not touch!), measuring 600mm x 300mm x 25mm thick.
    As none of my masonry bits would go through it I made two slotted brackets, one for each end, from some teak wood I had in my shed. Routed a suitable stopped slot into the edge of each one, slotted the plate between and then screwed through the teak supports into the wall.
    Looks the dogs ****** and can now easily be seen from the road when the couriers can't seem to find us.
     
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    Further to my post about getting a new job, the original offer was for part time. Today I got a phone call to ask if I would be interested in going full time, 37 hours a week, Mon-Fri Had a chat with my wife and decided to take it. Nice wage, close to home, weekdays only and no bank holidays/Easter/Christmas etc. :)
     
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    Good on you, conny:)
     
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    Went for a day out with a few friends and our dawgs to Mersea today. We had a nice walk, the dogs had a good swim followed by fish 'n' chips in the Coast Inn followed by dessert in Maria’s vintage tea room.

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    Working :(

    Never seem to get a Saturday off :(
     
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    Doesn't affect your posting frequency though . (y)
     
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    Well, a neighbour had an absolutely massive tree cut down in the summer. That threw our garden into disarray - plants we had for shade were in full sun and weren’t thriving so Mrs Mottie has been changing things round gradually. Today I had to fit a few trellis panels up, move a fan trellis so that she could finally plant her potted climbing rose that our son had bought her back in July. It went in a special sunny place that our cat, Sapphire, used to sleep. Saffy died in 2014 and we’ve had her ashes up in the spare bedroom since then as we were unable to decide where to spread her ashes. You can guess what’s coming. I dug the hole, Mrs Mottie sprinkled Saff's ashes in the hole and we planted the rose. We then both burst out crying, me more than my wife! Anyway, Saffy is now in her final resting place and we know it was worth the wait as we did the right thing. RIP sweet Sapphire. :cry:
     
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    We've got a bush where I buried Bob Marley, he was 19 or 20 when he died, he was more than a cat, he was a mate who helped me through some difficult times.
     
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    Been sorting fishing tackle out for another trip tomorrow, cut the grass, pulled up some old tomato plants and planted some garlic. Going to have a cup of tea, then walk the dog (not far as she is still convalescing).
     
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    Just cleaned out the hanging baskets and some pots in the back garden, all stored away until spring. Winterised Dave, (the robotic mower, (don't ask)), and put him into dry storage. Mowed the back lawn, (possibly for the last time this season), cleaned out the bird feeders and filled with fresh seeds. Usually get the black sunflower hearts but could only get the pale ones last week. Will be interesting to see if they go for these as much as the black ones. Need to get some fat pellets, coconuts and nuts in case everywhere goes into lockdown. Oh and took down the 3 wasp banes which were quite full. Order some new ones early spring ready for next years invasion.
     
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  17. Doing much the same the last couple of days Connie. Tidy up the garden & bird stuff and all I have left is to plant the bright bright orange violets I bought yesterday for my 2 hanging baskets. They did really well last year as seemed to be a mild winter, nice to have some colour.
     
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