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Old Report 16 Feb 2015 15:30


I too recorded Indian Summers and was glad I did. It is shown in such short bites between adverts that it is good to be able to fast forward.
Beautifully shot and I will be continuing. First episodes really only introduce the characters.

The JK Rowling based The Casual Vacancy left me puzzled and not really wanting to watch any more.

Am awaiting delivery of the special food for Vikki and hope it will help.


Tabitha Report 16 Feb 2015 13:44

Any one watch the UK TV last night at 9pm

Two new ones & Mr Selfridge

Decided to Record Indian Summers as sounded more interesting - however after watching it - I am not so sure - i got a bit lost in it all

Casual Vacancy - gave a miss - but can download it - still not sure as I think JK Rowling should stay at Hogwarts & not play with the grownups from the reviews i read.

Would like to get some normal opinions if anyone has any

Would watch Indian Summers just for Julie Waters & India at any time, it sort of lost me somewhere after the first hours. But I loved a Far Pavilion too much, the beautiful views & old Indian palaces & Bhowani Junction with all the Sari's & views. Also Kenneth More in Northwest Frontier - the views were wonderful.

I still think the original KIM is one of my favourites with Errol Flynn I do like the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (the book is rubbish) read it after I saw the film & wish i hadn’t . The cast is wonderful & they can all act (which makes a nice change these days) . I wish the cinema wasn’t so expensive as i would go & see the 2nd one of the Marigold Hotel – but will have to wait for Sky. OH hates it as he says there is no story & it’s not good for men - no action.


Susan Report 16 Feb 2015 06:11

Hi Everyone

Just a few blood pressure issues,we have nearly got it sorted.

Heat has not helped either

Arthur and Anne I do appreciate your thoughtful messages <3.

Drop in again tomorrow :-D.



Tabitha Report 13 Feb 2015 13:31

Sue -

sorry to hear you had been unwell Take care in the hot weather


You have a wonderful vet - ours is a bit like that too

lets hope it sorts out Vicky's problem

Have a great weekend everyone


Old Report 13 Feb 2015 09:29


Glad you are on the mend. Being unwell in hot weather is very exhausting.

Was surprised and delighted to get a call from the vet last night. She called at 20.15 and spent 15 minutes explaining what the Hill's specialist had said about stress.
very useful info and I will make some subtle changes to routine and hope that Vikki responds.


Susan Report 13 Feb 2015 07:44

Hi Everyone

Glad to hear you are all keeping well.

Not doing much of the Tree at the moment not been to well but on the mend.

Love to you all <3

Suex <3


Tabitha Report 12 Feb 2015 13:58


So sorry to hear about Vicky - hope she gets better soon - she does not sound very stressed - its very upsetting when they are ill – perhaps she has eaten something that did not agree with her & given a kidney stone or something

I think Shadow is very far from Stressed - very laid back most of the time unless he is looking out the window & sees Magpies & Squirrels In his garden & he gets very stressed. For some reason he absolutely hates them - i wonder if they taunted him when he use to live under the lilac bush in the garden for a while.

We have always had a couple of Magpie families and a couple of squirrels who visit us. One of the squirrels has got very cheeky & sits on our other window sill , he then runs up the wall & sits on the satellite dish & swings on it upside down looking through the window at us. (don’t think Shadow has noticed)

The other day Shadow was squirming about on the desk by the windowl & crouching down wiggling his bottom waiting to pounce if the window was open & it
was next doors 3 legged cat (who is so sweet & friendly) Obviously Shadow didn’t think so as he wanted to chase him out of the garden.

Little devil

Talking about Shadow as usual - I was at home alone the other evening & head a noise by the side of the sofa - looked down & nothing - then heard a scratching noise bit loud for a mouse but not a cat type of scratching, sounded like something inside the sofa.

So i went to get a torch & shone it down the back of the sofa (didn’t want to move it just in case a mouse ran out) I saw a long black tail sticking out from under the new sofa - Shadow get out of there & I have never seen a cat press itself so thin – he wriggled out & shot off to his toys. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it myself. As the gap between the sofa & floor is very small.

When the OH came in he turned the sofa upside down to see if there was any damage & there is no cloth covering the bottom – like the old one – you can just see a cavern & the electrics for the recliner. It makes a sort of cat bed shape - Little monster obviously found it - curiosity & cats - we would not have noticed if i had not heard him.

Now we have yet another place to look if we lose him & will have to be careful when its switched on & in use so we don’t squash him

OH came home the other day – Shadow nowhere in sight - he checked all round the house twice & in all the normal places (it’s only a small house) - he eventually gave up & went to get changed - took the dirty things off to put in the linen basket & there was Shadow laying across the top fast asleep. Its not the most comfortable of places & its sort of barrel shaped on the lid & arched so not that easy to sleep on i would have thought.


Old Report 12 Feb 2015 11:38


Vikki is proving to be a bit of a puzzle.

Her urine was stronger than normal, but had no infection. Her bloods showed a slighter higher liver count/

Vet said the fact she had blood in her urine was probably due to stress. I said this did not fit the fact that she was a very happy cat who demanded I tickle her tummy every morning.

Vet thought best course of action was to repeat the tests in 4 weeks time. In addition she should have a diet for cats with urinary problems. As she is overweight - not yet obese - the vet was going to call Hill's to see what is available.

No further news on our inheritance.

Glad Shadow is not stressed.


Tabitha Report 9 Feb 2015 13:26


Glad you are feeling better now - stay in the warm


Well on to the Millionaire stakes now then (well the thought was there)

Sorry to hear one of the cats is ill -

Our snowdrops are out too - one of the few plants - planted by my mother that still comes up every year

Our new sofa has arrived & very nice it is too - we just miscalculated the back of it.

OH measured the old sofa - which we now know measured less across the back but the cushions stood out - which is the bit he measured. The thing is we have a very small space - & the cushions went over the woodwork by the side of the door.

When the new one arrived the back just touches it its about 2 inches too big - so it is just siting at a slight angle. We also didn't realise how high up in the air we were sitting - its a whole new view from that high up.

When the delivery men arrived Shadow vanished upstairs under the duvet for over an hour. Gave it a wide berth for 2 days - now he has claimed the 2nd seat as his own.

Saturday night - OH was in his recliner chair - i was on the sofa with Shadow on my lap & an A4 folder on the seat next to me. Bed time arrived but we were watching a programme. Shadow got up - looked at me Yawned a couple of times & jumped off. I went & fed him & he finished his supper & made to go upstairs - saw we were still sitting watching telly.

Walked in gave a couple of big Yowls & rushed out the door - came back jumped on the sofa & tried to squeeze down next to me but the book was in the way. so he wrigglesd & kicked & the book fell on the floor. he turned round a few times & curled up. Gave a couple of very loud Yawns & went to sleep. He refused to come to bed with us & was still there in the morning.

He has a routine now but we keep confusing him

Take care all


Old Report 8 Feb 2015 08:56


Keep warm and hope you feel much better soon.

Have been busy with one of the cats - 3 visits in 3 days. She is apparently suffering from cystitis.

On Friday had urine and blood tests and now await full results.

She does not seem to suffer from the condition, but it needs to be addressed.

Snowdrop season in full season and as a Galanthophile am visiting gardens and buying new varities. Next weekend will be in Shaftesbury.

The Probate Research company contacted me to say that the Treasury had released money to my second cousin, the administrator and wondered if I had received any. I have had no contact with my cousin for a couple of months.
Was surprised that the money had been released when I am sure my cousing has not tracked all possible heirs - it involved descendants of German relatives born in the 1850's. The Probate Research company has solved all the issues.

Sum of money is not expected to be large, but the family history gained will be excellent.


Sally Report 7 Feb 2015 20:15

hello all

not been to well on the mend now

speak soon

sally w <3


Susan Report 4 Feb 2015 14:47

Hi everyone

A bit hot here at the mo Anne so sticky and humid,I don't know if it is my age but I am feeling the heat the older I get,the poor air con is working flat out.

There are a lot of fires down South of us at the mo and it is spreading ,a lot of people have been told to leave their homes or stay and fight,my nephew is a firefighter he has been at it for a week now and more firefighters are coming over from the eastern states to help it is that bad.

Wa has had some terrible hot weather.

We finally got the 95 yr old MIL to get an air conditioner it goes in on Friday just in time for another wave of hot weather.

I hope you are all safe in your cold weather,it can be just as dangerous as the heat so all stay safe and indoors and warm,I for one am going to bed now but first I need another shower be fore I go to bed I really need a good nights sleep,27 c for tomorrow so trying to get things done outside before it heats up again.

Will drop in again tomorrow.

Love to you all <3 <3 <3.

Suex :-D :-D :-D <3 <3


Tabitha Report 30 Jan 2015 21:47

Well its nearly February now


Hopefully our Christmas present will arrive on Monday - we are now sofa less as the old one went to Sofa heaven as the springs went - so i am sitting on the only armchair we hav left.

Shadow is now very confused & keeps walking round the chair & me actually managed to jump on me last night but still wont touch the sides of the chair.

Wait till the new one arrives

Hope everyone is keeping well


SylviaInCanada Report 15 Jan 2015 05:19

Hi everyone

nice to see everyone getting back on here

we are going away tomorrow (Thursday) for the weekend ....... we're going to the Island. It's partly for my birthday celebration dinner with the friends there, but also to help our friend who moved 2 weeks before Christmas from her house to a condo ......................... and fell and broke or fractured her arm on the morning that the movers arrived to pack up the house.

She went out to check something in the garden, stepped on a Douglas fir cone, and it rolled under her foot, so down she went! That was the day before we left for our trip to our daughter's for Christmas

Her arm has been in a sling since then ........................... her right arm of course!

She has received a lot of help from people ............ unpacking, driving her around, etc etc. Now we are going to see what we can do in the way of taking down pictures from the house, and putting them up on the walls in her new place.

We'll be back after a long weekend :-)


Susan Report 15 Jan 2015 03:12

Hi Everyone

So nice to be back to normal,it has been a busy time this year .

Glad to see you all had a great Christmas and New year,we have had a lot of Bush fires of late,even my Brother who lives in a place called Toodyay,he has a small farm up there his place came very close to being burnt out but was saves and all is well now.

It is very hot here now so we have to expect fires this time of year ,we are safe down in the lower South West as it is a bit cooler than Perth.

Sally I always have World cover now with Ancestry so if I can help only to happy too.

Off to help the Mother In Law now ,she is 95 but has hurt her back and is on meds for it so we are all banding together to take turns to help her ,she wants to stay in her own house for as long as she can ,she is lucky and has a large family.

Will pop in later,hope to see some more faces coming back :-D

Suex :-D <3 Love to you all <3


Sally Report 31 Dec 2014 14:42

all the best for the new tear

I have taken asvantage of ancestry offer of world records last weekend and found lots of info but too expenceive to have s sub

we still have snow laying but it is melting this afternoon

sally w <3


Tabitha Report 31 Dec 2014 13:08

Happy New Year everyone

See you all next year


Old Report 29 Dec 2014 09:51

Having enjoyed 5 days with hot sun - getting a tan - today is preparing me for the return to the icy UK. Whilst sun continues to shine there are strong winds and I will be staying indoors.
Celebrated my sister's birthday yesterday with an excellent Paella, followed by rhubarb crumble - delicious but quite unexpected.

The news at the end of the year has been terrible as usual - ferry fire, missing plane...
We must hope that the New Year will be better.

Wishing everyone all the very best for 2015


Susan Report 29 Dec 2014 08:41

Hi Everyone

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas,we did but as usual I ate too much.

Wishing you all a very Happy new year,staying home this year ,just too tired from Christmas ....A very busy one this year.

Love to you all <3

Suex :-D :-D :-D <3 <3 <3 <3


Tabitha Report 23 Dec 2014 13:45

Merry Christmas to all

Safe Journey Arthur enjoy the sunshine

i hope everyone has a happy & healthy New Year