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Elsa Peters
February 1, 2013, 5:37pm Report to Moderator

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Friday 1st February

Well it's white rabbits or brown hares  who can say.  I know that my leeks are being attacked by something and I have my idea....but there again all of them would not make a pot of soup so it's as well the wildlife gets it.

Not much today...the usual, garden fire, house fire, wood in, end of book and into another,....Phoned my Librarian and asked why there were no emails...she appears to have na problem in internet connection...again.

Breakfast was fruit loaf and a whole chicken went in with roasted vegetables and it and what came out was delicious.  Washed down with a little of the red stuff by courtesy of A opening then bottle for me. Restful day.....and restful evening...LN
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Saturday 2nd February

Woke up at six, read until seven and thought that it would be good to get my head down for a bit and I did.  Woke up suddenly and noticed the morning sky and had to capture it.  It is one of the most beautiful things of being here.....sunrises and sunsets and I never get tired of them.

Added to this morning, three of the freasias had opened and the smell was so pungent....they are such lovely flowers and so delicate.  As for the rest of the day ...that sun didn't stay around for too long and turned into the pale watery wintery specimen.  Not much heat coming out of it but at least it stayed dry.  Nearly finished another of the Lee Childs books and I have to change authors.  I'm noticing that he uses the word 'tan' rather a lot and you know sometimes that each time that you hit it, it grates on you.

So wood in and a small fire going most of the day.  It's just pleasant to look at and only used about three big logs today.  Cold chicken for tonight....not really wanting to cook tonight.  Lovely long email from one of my good friends so tomorrow I shall save my finger and send her a reply.

Down to the fire now......as I said not a lot is happening on my hillside...driving will be a pleasure...but I reckon it will be the automatic Beast...gear changing will be a little bit of a problem me thinks.  So LN....food and fire....



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Sunday 3rd February

Firstly Happy Birthday to my beautiful Princess and the number of years will remain a closely guarded secret.  Girl's talk as they say.

So as for the weather today.....absolutely atrocious.  High winds all day, lashing rain and electricity off for most of the afternoon.  Downside of that is that I have to run down the woodburner because of the electric pump and it's a toss up as to whether I empty the big one into the small one but it's been OK for the last couple of hours.  Having said that....the wind is coming up grom the Med so it's been about fifteen degrees today but with the wind and rain it certainly didn't feel like it.

My flowers have really come into their own today and without much input from me.  I like flowers like that.  Made a huge pot of chicken and vegetable soup and I'm getting much better at preparing the veg.  Leeks, carrots, red onions and potatoes with the remains of yesterday's chicken and the carcas is in the slow cooker already.  Domestic goddess eat you heart out.

Down to the fire just in case the power goes tonight.  The night lights are at the ready and my useless windup lamps are stationed in useful places.  They did seem such a good idea at the time and thank goodness they were buy one get one free or I would have been really disappointed.  LN....,it's supposed to quieten down at eight pm.....let's wait and see....LN







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Monday 4th February

Happy birthday Mum.....not here but never forgotten.  The day is remembered too by the closeness to my daughter's birthday.  I left mum and dad's house at about five thirty on Sunday the third, a few years ago now but nothing would force me to divulge how many, telling them that I would try and hang on to my imminent bundle as a birthday present for mum.  Spoke to dad at ten that night more or less and apologising that I hadn't managed it and that he had a beautiful seven and a half pound granddaughter.  Memory Lane egh...nice place to go at certain times.

Washing washing, breakfast...cheese triangles on toast and I thought they would spread easily....would they buggery.  Nice surprise on my freasias...I have a white one about to burst forth.  Been round the estate.....didn't lose anything in the gale force winds.....I bet there were a few casualties...but calm and peaceful this morning though a little damp.  On to the day...I have things to do....
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Hi Elsa beautiful freesias I can almost smell them  from here, flowers are a wonderful  reminder of life past and present  
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Hi Elsa beautiful freesias I can almost smell them  from here, flowers are a wonderful  reminder of life past and present  


Too right Jackie,,,,I always had these flowers in the house from the local florist but it was always a struggle to keep them alive long enough for all the blooms on each stem to develop.  Now growing them in buckets seems to work and I can literally say.....freasias....I've got buckets of them....

So this afternoon's period of activity ended at four o'clock when I could hardly keep my eyes open so I didn't.  Hopped off to bed for an hour so I thought and woke up just before eight.  I'm reckoning that lugging this extra weight round on my right arm is leading to restless nights without me realising.  Fire's out but house still warm.  Going back to bad with my book and cozying down until tomorrow hopefully or expect an update at silly o'clock....LN
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Tuesday 5th February

One week today my plaster comes off and I'm counting down.  The outside bandage is now several shades of grey and I even went into the chemist today and picked up another couple of bandages but ashcans and wood burners are not very kind to white bandages.

So after yesterday afternoon's monumental sleep I expected to have a very  'light' night so I read until two thirty and went through until seven this morning.  Good for me.  Lazed around  this morning unsure whether I would be dressing for Kardjali or sorting out the Librarian's computer and we did both.  Got caught out by my Kmet (mayor) and was still in PJ's when he delivered my first birthday card and thank you Yvonne.  We worked together fifty years ago and despite no internet connection on her part we still keep in touch.  

Librarian arrived at ten fifteen, computer sorted, went into Kardjali and paid a few bills, moussaka for lunch at the grand cost of eight leva for both, shopping at Lidl, shopping at my Leva shop in Djebel and in the supermarket and home for four.  Asked her to bring up the computer to check that it was all working and set her up with a FB page and she found her son and granddaughter and they messaged each other.  Now you can tell people how good it is to keep in touch but when it happens for the first time....she was over the moon and went home like a dog with two tails.  I just love it when that happens.....it's when the light goes on....

Remsie came round this afternoon and tomorrow I am a photographic studio so that she can apply for her passport.  I suspect she is off to Turkey form her holiday.  Not hungry...the lunch was very filling.  Fire going and house warming up nicely after it was neglected all day.  Just too busy to throw a log on.  Managed to open a bottle of the red stuff though and now I am going to contemplate...my book...and get on to the next Reacher novel and he has already mentioned the word 'tan'.  I'll have to email him.  So photos tonight are of my wonderful freasias again and sorry to be going on about them...but you should smell them.....heavenly....LN....fire, wine and book are calling me downstairs....listen hard...you just might hear them...LN...these are for everyone I care about.....and I care for a lot of people....



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After many a power cut and the risk of a boiling boiler we now have a CPU, continuous power unit. They are not cheap but they run off a 12V battery for about 3-12 hours, depending on what it is doing, after the power goes off.

Nice freesias, my favourite flower too  
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Wednesday 6th February

Well I've got two conversations going with FB and that's not easy with one finger typing....and thank you Joanna....seen them with two different spellings and never sure...

Late morning.....wood in, poached eggs on toast for breakfast, nothing much doing so settled into my book this morning.  Got my head down for a couple of hours this afternoon and I can only believe it is compensation for disturbed night time sleep.  I seem to wake up know that my arm is in the wrong place so I end up with it facing upright and then overnight I move again....so I sleep in the afternoon....

My Avatar came round with home made pizza this afternoon that I had for lunch and this evening I had the remains of my soup with a handful of rice thrown in.  Gouljan hopped off the bus this afternoon and delivered letter advising me that I had a ten pound bonus paid into mt account.  Thanks.....I would appreciate mt winter fuel allowance instead bu I suppose I have to make another call for that to join up the dots.....too difficult I guess....

So fire going most of the day but not really necessary....ticking over nicely tonight....book at 80% and flowing well....LN...that's about it....
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