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Hwlffordd
February 24, 2012, 10:04pm Report to Moderator
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Sounds like a good fun day I'm sat in Wales quite tipsy this evening

Wondering if I want to buy a camper so I can travel more with my dog!!
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Elsa Peters
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Saturday 25th February

So who was a late bunny last night then and an even later one this morning.  Eight twenty when I raised my head for the second time and did something about the brain activity, made coffee and opened up the curtains to view the world.  Well my world anyway.

Arrived at my favourite restaurant last night clutching my present for the five year old granddaughter who shares my birthday.  It was an up-to-the minute Barbie with loads of clothes and shoes to play around with and hair fixing stuff the likes of which I would probably not bought for my Princess.  We had a good collection of action men and that was enough for us.  I also received a present which was a surprise...a very colourful jumper.

My visitors were waiting and the restaurant was chosen since it was over the road from the hotel allowing them to sample Bulgarian hospitality, which they did beautifully...I'm pleased to say.  I abstained last night having my little chariot outside the door, getting home at about twelve thirty and feeling wide awake after the drive.  Got out my book, read and it was two thirty before I was nest bound.  I checked this morning, I didn't lose a glass slipper on the way home so there'll be no Prince Charming and his retinue in the next few days.  Food for three, wine and beer for two...just under thirty leva.  

Sun is shining, small fluffy clouds. I'm looking for something to get up to today....but maybe I wont look too hard.  Well it is Saturday.
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Saturday continued

As I said nothing too strenuous this morning and I've just checked out Russel Grant's horoscopes....ne...'horror scopes',,,,for me for today....

'Money will soon come flowing into your bank account, and not a moment too soon! Use these funds to make some home improvements. Replacing a broken appliance, patching the roof, or upgrading the plumbing.

Do you think he's been reading my blog....and seen the wreck



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I had heard the rumor that Russel is your builders Brother in law  
MOS xx
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Saturday continued continued

Quoted from MOS
I had heard the rumor that Russel is your builders Brother in law  
MOS xx


I have the feeling that Mystic Meg is his mother....

Had a really lazy day and there was thumping and banging that I ignored but looking out of my window northwards...a new fence has been erected around the field opposite.  There was a problem with the cows making their way there and so a professional has been employed to do the deed.  Let's see how long it lasts.  I looked out of the window to see my neighbour carrying two of the posts that had not been used towards her house at the end of what must have been a long day.

So seven o'clock here...my rice, beef, curry with ginger 'thing' has been on my biggie all day.  Now there was no real need of a fire if you were up, about and active....but if you were reading, decided to rest your book on your chest making sure that the pages weren't going to cascade to the ground and got your head down for a couple of hours....the fire was really pleasant to wake up to......and I did.

Supper's ready, a little beer has been poured...curtains drawn now that that starry sky is upon us....LN....temperature back to normal....a little in the minus....LN

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Sunday 26th February

Lovely morning although I didn't see any of it until eight thirty this morning and not like me to miss sunrise but I had trouble sleeping after yesterdays nap and ended up finishing my book at three thirty this morning. Ended well, now have the second to go and there is a third awaiting...I did mention the six volumes that I could have written in one.  I don't think that I told you who it was and so for those that have asked...it's the story of Ayla that was born to  a prehistoric tribe, parents killed in an earthquake and raised by a family of 'flatheads' (the species before).  Forced to leave and look after herself in volume two, found a man in volume three, not sure what happened in volume four, moved back to live with his folks in volume five and found herself in volume six.  Frankly | was pleased when I got to the end....

So what happened today....delivered my kitchen roll to my neighbour and told her that it was a present.  The result was that she tried to ply me with chocolates just after my two dippy eggs and toast, offered me stuffed vine leaves that again I refused since as I said my dippy eggs were still in the process of being digested but did accept three eggs from her chickens.  A later visitation, she arrived with a dish of the said stuffed leaves that I think might last until tomorrow.  I remembered that I had a fresh chicken that needed cooking so in that went, I went up to the roof and secured the flailing polythene on the wreck and made my way with my English fork to turn over the garden.  The said fork immediately decided to give up the ghost since the handle was only held on by a nail and I resorted to the spade and finished the job, well almost.......Frog garden complete and three quarters of the vege patch.

Visitors arrived and they came bearing gifts.  They have had a wonderful time but the 4x4 turned out to be a 4x3 and so they didn't manage to do the full tour and being a hired car made them slightly wary of the unmade road covered in ice.   I had a lovely candle holder which fits in superbly well with the rest of my treasures...thank you both.

Chicken for supper tonight, roaring fire only lit at about six this evening since there has been no need for one ...a lovely mild spring day.  I hear a cake calling in the kitchen so I'm off to refill the glass and fulfill its demands....LN...my visitors are chasing an elusive dish that they've read about in the guide books....good hunting...LN



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Quoted from Elsa Peters
Thursday continued

I must visit a solicitor with the man on the document and really make it mine...  Bulgaria...

..LN


Just catching up so a bit of a late reply, here in Latvia we have to go to the local car tax office with the owner to exchange documents and get a new document. Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork. Nothing like that is over the internet and sometimes quite far to get to.  

Oh yes and also what is that green stuff around your house? I haven't seen anything green since errrrrr January I think.  
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Monday 27th February

That stuff Joanna is ...grass and clover....but I've a feeling that tomorrow it will be covered in that white stuff again.  It's blowing a gale out there at the moment, the Greek and our hills have another fresh layer and I know...I just know because you can smell it in the air....I'm going to wake up to a white world.

So what today....both fires going hell for leather and I couldn't get warm this morning.  I had visions of making the curtains for the next bedroom but they remained just that...visions.  If you imagine it long enough you usually take the plunge...a bit like getting into a cold swimming pool but all I did was go down the stairs to the woodburner...throw an extra large log on....grab a hot chocolate and settle down with the new book.  I did strip off the chicken carcass, simmer the remains of the leeks with onions, carrots and potatoes and threw the chicken in towards the end and made a huge pot of chicken vegetable stew.  My librarian had indicated that she would be round with my log basket on her way from Kardjali round about lunchtime so this was ready in good time.  Put it on the biggie to finish and settled down again with my book and my visitors arrived at about one ish......

I am over the moon with my basket...made by the gypsies in their local village and it is so good that I have ordered another.  The cost...twenty leva....just under a tenner and it's beautiful.  I've now got grand schemes that if I give them dimensions of other items that I want that they will be able to cough them out to order.  OK so it took a month to get it but what's that in the grand scheme of things.

Lunch was a success and was served with hot crusty oiled bread.  Found pineapple and cherry juice in the cupboard so we sat around talking this afternoon and sipped and supped and no alcohol in site.  They left at about five and now I've washed up, tidied the kitchen, refuse to fill my log basket because it is so nice, the wind is undoing all my hard work yesterday and destroying the polythene from the roof of the wreck but I refuse to put the outside light on to witness the destruction....I'll look tomorrow...it's another day.

My UK visitors should have arrived home round about now...they picked the right slot for their visit...well done...lovely peeps...that balaclava live to face another day   LN.....going down now to do my own damage to a wine box....I think I deserve it...it's been a hard day....   



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Well I never, grass and clover heh! Such a novelty. It is funny how you can smell snow isn't it? I am always amazed when I can smell it in the air and I wonder what it is about snow that means you can smell it.
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Hi Sugar
NICE BASKET ,can they do you a big one for the wreck it may hold the polly sheet on better than the nails ,you might start a craze for thatched basket roofs .
stop smelling the snow ,think spring time thaughts xx MOS
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