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December 25, 2012, 10:57am Report to Moderator

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merry Christmas Elsa hope you get the tooth sorted  
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Tuesday 25th December

HAPPY CHRISTMAS and the tooth is as sorted as it will be until the 7th January.  For two and a half hours more or less that man was working his little socks off and managed to give me four root canals and most of it without an anesthetic.  There was a time when I ground my elbow into his leg with as much force as I could muster but I suppose his christmas present will be presenting the bill at the end...Ah well as Noddy Holder would say....it's Christmas.

Presents delivered to my two boys. The little one got some bricks that are supposed to be used to work out one plus one but he had a great time building a tower out of them.  The big one was working in the shop so I won't see the look of 'pleasure' when he opens up a book to help us with his lessons but I did make him a fleece quilt cover since he was complaining about how cold it was.  I did suggest to his mum that he put the little brother in with him but we thought it really wouldn't work out.

My ladies have their goodie bags, Gouljan's is hanging on the front door handle since I could raise nobody at their house and I'm just about to pack an overnight bag and my quilt and I'm off to the Librarians for Christmas day lunch.  I don't suppose I can drink now that he's put me on quite strong painkillers but maybe I'll forget the tablet and take the brandy instead.  Let's see how the day pans out.

So have a good day all of you....don't go eating too many humbugs KingDom and lots of love to that lovely wife of yours.  As for the rest of you...thank you for all your well wishes and forward now into the new year.  LD....I'm off to pack....
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Merry Christmas Elsa!  xx
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December 26, 2012, 10:22am Report to Moderator

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Merry Christmas Elsa! Hope you had a lovely day at the Librarians, and the brandy killed your tooth ache!  

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Wednesday 26th December

Thanks Mikey B...I reckon I've managed to kill my fillings myself...part of the temporary filling has decided to drop out and I assumed that temporary meant more than one day but one part of the tooth has already broken off.  Back to the drawing board Cecil.

Had a lovely day today.  Nice steady start with toast and marmite for openers and then down to the next but one village for the religious festival and the locals were bused in from Turkey for free so I hear.  I have photographs but the cable is at home.  When we came back from the festival, my librarian asked if I wanted a drink and I replied that that caused a dilemma.  If she could put up with me for another night then I would have a red wine but if she couldn't I'd have a squash.  We finished the bottle around eight o'clock, the remains of yesterday's veg were bubble and squeaked and this afternoon when we got back from the fete we sat out in the sun in t-shirts and took the sun until three this afternoon.  What a wonderful day.  After that I've been setting up my librarian's computer and downloading Google Chrome so that she can get on without any problems and that is now finished and the jobs a guddun,

Any way...she has now gone to her virtuous couch to read a book...I'm finishing my update and then will get on with my Scarpetta novel....it's pretty good to date,  Got some lovely pickies this morning of my librarian's rabbits that she has set free playing and chasing each other round the garden...great fun to watch and the rest of the menagerie just looked on.  LN...it's been one beautiful boxing day here and I hope you enjoyed yours....LN
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Thursday 27th December

What a busy day it was.  I started on the PC today and confirmed that I had managed to set up the system so that my Librarian has access to hotmail and my website so that she could access friends and family.  Her internet connection is a little spikey at the best of times but at least we managed to achieve it.

We shot off to Zlatograd and sat out in the sun enjoying a coffee after purchasing a couple of fleece blankets and a quilt for her neighbour who saw hers and fair quaked in his boots.  We decided to split the cost and fit him out so that he's not found dead in his bed.  Came back and got the sewing machine out and jobs a guddun.  His quilt cover made and the quilt inserted.  Had some sausage rolls to stave off the hunger pains and set off back to home before the sun went down so that I could have the fires lit and get everything cosy before the frost set in.  Fires lit, checked out the photos from yesterday's holy gathering round the spring in a village close to Benkovski where people were bussed in for free.  Also checked out the bunnies that my Librarian has liberated from their cages and now run wild round her garden.  Really fun to watch.

So back established, washing done and on the airer....can hardly wait to get back in my little bed and now a run down to the New Year.  On the way back though in the next village I saw Emaula who told me that Star Mush is no more.  He died yesterday and it was quite upsetting for me.  He was his own person.  He could be a pain in the you know where but at least he was true to himself and I admire that.  He will be remembered as the one that somehow fell down his own well and had to be rescued by Sally and Bekir in the early days of my being here.  God speed his journey to where ever he is going.  

So LN....I'm off to bed with a good book...



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December 28, 2012, 7:05am Report to Moderator

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Friday 28th December

Yes I'm early but I'm late with 'my' Christmas.  I've opened my presents and am having a very pleasant morning.  Thank you Princess and co for the assorted gifts...the hazelnut with chocolate will have to wait until after breakfast...you may ask why...I'm being disciplined.   Linda's fleece wrap-around will be put on tonight but this morning it has got to be my tube of Vegemite on toast...well not all.  I've never had it before so this is my initiation ceremony.  A little hint of Australia.

The rest of the day I haven't worked out but I have to make a journey into Djebel to get something for my Avatar but that could happen much later.  I'm in chill mood...   Catch you later...
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Friday continued

Made it to Djebel, went to see my student's mum and the little one.  Popped into the shop to see my student looking after the business and I asked him how was his new quilt and he managed to string the words together to tell me it was very cosy.  The little one was playing with Lego and having a wonderful time with the many cars that he has...maybe he's getting ready for when he takes on the garage

Got some more of the material for making the covers for my sofas and that's a job for the New Year,  got back to Rogoche and realised that I had forgotten the one thing I had gone in for for my neighbour (a new bucket for her wood burner) so turned the car around and went back again.  I popped it round to the house but I reckon they were having a siesta so left it on the doorstep and an hour later she was round with a bottle of wine as a pressie for a jacket that I took round last night from the Librarian for the grand-daughter.  I'll pass the bottle on....

Temperature high for the time of year...fire going well, supper is in the freezer somewhere and when I'm hungry I'll get round to it.  I did demolish some chocolates that Princess sent over as a pressie.  As I said on one website...this little piggy went to market but this big piggy went to town on a box of chocolates...oink, oink.

So down to the fire...back to the Kindle to finish off the Kay Scarpetto but I'm not sure if I am enjoying this one as much as her earlier ones (Patricia Cornwell)...just finished one of the fingerless gloves I'm doing for my student's mum so on to the second so that at least she can warm both hands.  LN..I should be going to look in the freezer or the fridge...New Year approacheth....
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Saturday 29th December

What a miserable cold, damp day.  My fire has been going at full stretch but having said that I have had a good day.  My Hacebar came round with some more yoghurt and a stick of salami probably as a thank you for the presents that I gave her,  I don't want returns but you can't say no.  

The rest of the day.  I found some mushrooms in the fridge so I decided to make soup and went to the cupboard to find the flour and opened it up and found traces of wildlife so that was out of the house in quicksticks and into the burning pit and set fire to immediately.  Not sure if they were still alive...didn't bother to find out.

So soup made....fire's going brilliantly now that it is so cold and damp with a hint of snow in the rain, working on the second fingerless glove but hit a bit of a mishap.  The rule is...never knit when you have a glass in your hand so I had to undo about six rows of rib and redo it and I should know better but hey...it didn't pass control...but now it is redone.

Gloves will be presented tomorrow ...my student mum's hands were a tad cold when I went into the shop when she was working there last time...she might find a use for them...she might not....her choice.

So soup needs eating...honours list was very good apart from Cherie Blair...what's she got to do with the tea in China....BBC radio going all day and feeling really quite chilled.  That's what I like about knitting...counting chills the nerves...try it....LN...soup...red wine and bed...LN
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Its also a miserable sunday here in Lancashire, still its always a busy time for us as my daughters birthday is New Years Day! She was due on Xmas day but decided she didn't want to rush things! Its not looking like snow for us either which is a bit of a downer
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