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KingDom
June 7, 2014, 7:24pm Report to Moderator

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Hello how is the 'Guest' ?  Just think you are off to Bottocellie in a month or so.  If you fancy a beer I am out 4 July ish weekend.  

King Dom

PS cool pics of the helicopter
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Elsa Peters
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Sunday 8th June

Quick update tonight...it;s thundering like billy-oh and lightening and I've got a drink getting warm.

Busy day...I've been in the garden all day and had to get out the reciprocating saw and get three trees brought down in last night's wind into logs.  The little stuff is sitting by the bonfire and would have been burnt but for the wind that's still rocketing around.  Got a new little garden that now shall be known as the Toilet Garden since it's in that general direction.  It's got a box of seeds on it that said that inside were seeds and a 'carrier' and I do believe there was more carrier than ever seeds but it was a 'Shake, rake and water'....and I've left that to nature...It's throwing it down.

Food wise a good day...pork chops with home-made sweet and sour sauce....with the obvious little beer to wash it down.  Bit of sad news today.....Remsir came round and said that her dog had died over night ...he was off his food yesterday but this morning was no more.  She then told me that Tommy was no more but didn't have details so tomorrow I must ask my Avatar,,,,,hope it has nothing to do with the stuff they sprayed on the fields.....strange that two popped off on the same night.  I'll report back.

Neil Diamond still going strong....LN...let's get these pictures posted...LN



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Elsa Peters
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Elsa Peters
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Monday 9th October

Early start sevenish and then to make the fires for the rest of the debris.  Breakfast was bacon and eggs .....lunch happened much later.....now that the powers that be have decided the amendments have to be made in Bulgaria...

Mission of mercy this morning.  The school master had a car in the garage and he can't manage to drive two at the one time so I was the chauffeur.  Car delivered...my guest saw the state of the school master's house and quivered....Back home from the on the third class road and by golly was it a bit of a bumpy ride....but safe and sound....lunch and out into the garden

Set about clearing the rest of the strimmed garden interspersing it with a pedicure and a manicure and now I have my nails and toe-nails done and I'm feeling almost civilised again.  Decided to cut down some of the hedge so that I had a better view of the mountains,,,Just had a visit from My Avatar and her daughter in law complete with a box of chocolates....they brought it and I opened it and we ate them...No photos tonight..It's been a busy day....

So supper was Weiner schnitzel with chippies and baked beans.....not so much gastronome as essential,  LN...I'm back down to yet more Neil Diamond by popular request....LN
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Elsa Peters
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Tuesday 10th June

Really early start and noticed that I'd left the terrace door open last night and that was the reason the dog down in the next village had woken me up.  Any way, sat out and watched the sun come up and the pile of hedge clippings that had been collected the previous day was calling to me from the garden so by six I was out there polluting the atmosphere.  This morning there wasn't a gale blowing which seems to be par for the course out here at the moment so I took advantage of it.  

Made a coffee and crept out so as not to disturb my guest and set to with my matches and really got a good one going and by seven thirty most of it was cleared.  Came in and got boiled eggs going for breakfast and then out again pottering.  Remsie came round delivering my electricity bill and asked me if I was busy.  She needed to go to the school in the next village with her grandson to collect his school report and when I looked at it...he has some fantastic results.  He's such a gentle ten year old and appears to have a good brain.  So home for eleven thirty so back to the garden and that's where I've been all day cutting and burning.  I made a request to my guest to replace the hinges on the garden toilet door and he now reckons that the hinges are worth more that the entire building but it saves me having to come inside when the mood comes on  pretty sharpish.

Slept this afternoon when I felt the fire could be left to its own devices...supper tonight was a Lidl crispy duck with oriental rice plucked straight from the freezer.  Exotic but not of my doing but a little soy sauce and a couple of bottles of something worked well,  Peaches and cream for supper or for the health conscious, yogurt ....never felt the need for substitution.

Lovely evening in the garden, lovely sunset and skies...and the beer is still flowing as it has been all day....eighty six degrees ....and still high tonight but I've remembered to shut the door already...that dog is not going to disturb me tonight...although there is thunder rattling around...so that might....LN



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Elsa Peters
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Wednesday 11th June

And again I'm not going to be lingering long...it is thundering and about to drop its load on my thirsty garden.  Early start and watched the sun come up and listened to the hodja calling his little following to prayer and the dogs joining in with the chorus.  I did make the video and intended to put it on to Facebook but once I'd started in the garden I never gave up until this evening.  

I had a mare of a day with the bonfire.  I took it all apart and put the metal work back into new bricks and I think I put them in at a different height so that as it burned it did not drop low enough to stay ignited...so Friday back to the drawing board mother.  Eventually got it going and got rid of yet another heap of brushwood trimmings....two of the trees that have really gone for it on the hedgeline are now down to respectability allowing me to see the mountains from the kitchen.  Important?  Yes to me it is...

Semile came round mid morning to see if Martin, in the absence of Bekir, could manage to manufacture a new part for his tractor.  My tools weren't strong enough so off he went.  Slept this afternoon...it was well into the eighties but now it's dropped right down, as I said the thunder is rattling round and the moon that is now full has disappeared in the clouds.  I feel sorry for the locals...the tobacco harvest is really hit and as for the hay making for the animals...that too is having a raw time of it.

No supper tonight...lunch was late and rather large so it's cheese and biscuits with a little beer to wash it down.  I'm about to go for a shower...the feet are showing signs of all that hard work and as for the pedicure from the other day....complete waste of time.  So LN....Kardjali tomorrow and it can rain all it wants here...my garden will appreciate it if no one or nothing else does...LN

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Thursday 12th June

Well awoke with a bit of a start...my guest knocked a glass off the side table and it got me out of bed but he slept straight through it.  I left if for a while and waited for other sounds and ended up shaking rugs and out with the sweeping brush to make sure it was all cleared away...  What a start to the day.  There were a pair of woodpeckers ground feeding until the magpie decided to strut his stuff and upset the equilibrium of the morning....such quarrelsome birds.

Toast for breakfast while the guest did scrambled eggs and out in the Beast by about nine thirty.  The weather today started off slowly but it burnt off and has been beautiful for the rest of the day.  Went to the market garden but it was closed.  I rang the bell and nobody came so it was a food top up day with basics and a few odd tools that I could easily live without but my guest is insistent that I can't.....same record being played.  Into Kaufland and picked up a Bougainvillea...tiny but repotted it when I got home so I have my fingers crossed.  It's destined for my balcony and will be out until I have to bring it in for the winter.....

Back to Djebel and picked up enough beer to feel the troops for the next few days.  It's about thirty stotinki difference in price from Kardjali but those stotinki mount up.    Seven bottles of beer and with the savings you can have another bottle....and that took some working out,  Just about to go and sort cars...they're both sort of dumped ....Beauty this morning when I was getting it in the drive and out of the way so that I could get the Beast out.  I think we have windows open so I shall have to go and shut up shop...LN.....I'm out on a mission....beautiful night...full gentle moon...LN



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Friday 13th June

Well what is a girl supposed to do on Friday the 13th....duck from adversity or tackle it head on so I tackled it.  So full up with last night's supper that I decided to abstain and showed my guest where the kitchen was.  I went out into the garden and swung a spade around for a while, did two loads of washing like stripping the beds completely, and pottered in the garden repotting various things and ditching others that I realised wouldn't make it.  Got my swimsuit on and found the sunbed and had an hour on it dutifully sluiced down with factor 30.  Dug over the rest of the little veg patch and tomorrow in goes more beetroot.  That and broad beans seem to like the climate out here and are both doing well.  So quite and eventful morning.

Had a ham sandwich for lunch and then got my head down for a couple of hours.  It was just so hot today and I'm not complaining but having a six a.m. start means that by two in the afternoon you are ready for a nap.  I did save beer time until six this evening though...now that's showing great restraint.  As for supper....I can't say that I'm particularly hungry but I suppose I better head for the kitchen and see what I can scramble together in the salad department.  Thems that want the most can complain the most...LN
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Saturday 14th June

Out in the garden at six this morning and what a beautiful morning it was.....not too hot and I was out there until I could do no more and it was time for a sit down with a cup of coffee.  Cooked breakfast of bacon and egg, on to the pc and had a go at my Daily Mail Sudoku and sodded it up big time so cancelled and decided to tackle it later.  One of my geranium pots had disintegrated due to the sun so I attempted to extract it from said pot and drop it into another of same dimensions and bugger me if it didn't collapse completely so it was more of a job than I'd anticipated but eventually got there.  I decided to put the soil that I'd taken from the old pot on to the sunflowers that I'd buried under the wall of the little house terrace to give them a little encouragement but instead found a long plank and have now created a new little garden namely the yard garden.  I had a pot of seeded petunias and now they adorn the said garden with some more of my self set zinnias and don't you just love instant gardening.

Took away the rain screen from  the house door now that I thought summer had finally arrived and my did I get it wrong.  It went dark as anything to the north, the thunder and lightening started and down came the rain but fortunately just after I'd made a new wooden step for by the door using the old planks and some new side runners.  The old ones had a habit of tilting if you caught them wrong since it was made up of three different sections.....now it's one big one and is a darn lot safer.  The wind became gale force and I moved swiftly round the house closing windows and doors and got out Kindle for a go at Angry Birds but this was one angry bird since my guest had unplugged mine to put his on charge.  Humph.

Lay on the activity centre and started to nod off when the thunder really started and it went on for a couple of hours of so.  Out to sit on the terrace once it had finished but it was really short lived and the temperature had really dropped.  Back inside.....printed off the Sudoku that I'd attempted online and managed it on the second attempt.  Shower, hair wash and off we went to my favourite restaurant in Djebel and it was duel purpose.  We were out of eggs and bread so now we're topped up for tomorrow.

Back home...thunder still rumbling around so that's all from me folks...LN.....I need to catch up on a little alcohol since chauffeurs don't drive out here if they have any sense...LN



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Sunday 15th June

Very quick update.  The thunder and lightening is really rattling around and I don't like the look of it or the sound for that matter.  Over to my students today and bought a packet of serviettes for fathers day for her father and the joke is that he always cuts them in half to make them go further...I told him that today I wanted a whole one but promised to have a half one thereafter...and it caused a laugh anyway.  Over to her mother's shop today and bought a couple of white t-shirts, a green top and a super evening top trading as HM.  They make them in the factory and it was one that never got to location.

Home for about three....lit a fire since it was cold, damp and rainy and tonight it is super in the house and with the thunder outside, it feels very cosy in.  Gouldjan came round with some eggs and for a chat and apologised that the new yogurt was still in production.  I shall take delivery at six thirty in the morning.  Now I really must say bonsoir...it's fork and sheet lightening and it's really time this computer was put to bed...LN...I'm off.....to try to get my head down but what is it with this weather...LN



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