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Elsa Peters
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Saturday 26th December

Mikey B ....thank you and yes I'll send you the certificate of adoption ...it's in the post.  To you and your beautiful family...may 2016 be your year...as well as mine of course...

So last night was a little of Mrs Brown's Boys after the children were in bed and after wee dram or two it was straight to bed expecting the children to be up and at it at the crack of.  I was awake at six thirty and not a stirring from the house so I turned the brightness down on the Kindle and played Angry Birds until I heard movement and went down to find my grandson with a puzzle on the floor and the other outlaw in the kitchen at the right end of the kettle so the coffee was quick to administer the life saving drug that is morning.  The rest of the house came slowly round and the last one to rise was my daughter-in-law and by that time the outlaws had fixed breakfast for the children, I popped two slices of toast in the toaster and got myself sorted and then it was time to put up the bird feeding station that I'd given my son and daughter-in-law for their Christmas present but once it was out in the garden and the fat balls attached....we think it might have to go back as not a bird came to peck...early days though...

We were into the car just before lunch...they'd planned to go to the cinema to watch the new Star Wars which wasn't on the top of my agenda.  Lots of traffic on the road on the way home with the M25 appearing to be blocked so we headed for the A roads and the journey wasn't too bad.  Hope for around two and I slept through several episodes of David Attenborough on a tv station that I'd never heard of before....Digital came about when I was out of the country and no amount of explaining does the trick....the problem is I can't be a*sed.

So this evening is creeping on and tomorrow...off to church and then more of the same sorting out the stuff that I walked out on seven years ago.  The children are under strict instructions that if they want it...take it...if not...charity shop.  I might get a box together to send if there's enough of it that I want but as it stands at the moment...it doesn't look like that will happen....it's very therapeutic and cathartic...

So now a little Angry Birds before bedtime...and a few photos from yesterday....LN....Hope you all had a good day yesterday....I did....LN



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December 27, 2015, 5:08pm Report to Moderator

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Sunday 27th December

Six thirty start and it was Angry Birds and DS and couldn't manage to get stuck into my book.....my little brain was too active.

Eventually made it down to the kitchen for seven thirty for coffee and then straight up to sorting, sifting and shredding and managed to clear another three sacks of 'stuff' ready for the recycle bin at the end of this month.  It's not so cathartic as it was....it just makes my back ache but I think I've come to the end of it now.  I'm now concentrating on clothes for the local charity shop and getting a pile together for when they open for the new year.  It's a shame really....I've got evening clothes that I'll never wear again, more fleeces than I ever needed and jumpers that I've never worn but desperately needed at the time...consumer madness and even though I've developed the bug in Bulgaria...when the jumper only costs forty pence roughly....I chuckle and consider that I'm giving it a new lease of life.

Just put chicken in mushroom soup in the oven with roast potatoes.  I can't say that I'm really thinking 'supper' yet....I found a box of After Eight this afternoon and I gave them a fair bashing.  The remainder are out of the box and by the side of my bed....midnight feast if I stay awake that long tonight.  So time to open up another of my Christmas presents....a bottle of wine....and to find a glass.  There was a hint of sun today which didn't last too long so no photos...you'll just have to make do with the text...It's another brief update today...apart from the fact that it is reported that it's going to be minus fourteen in Kardjali tonight....LN...Stay warm everyone who's there...LN
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Monday 28th December

Well I was lying in bed and happened to catch a touch of pink in the sky and well, you know me and it was out with the camera.  It wasn't as dramatic with no mountains for the sun to pop over and it really didn't amount to much but it was still pleasant to see.  The birds were also out in force and loads of seagulls flitting about and that was about as much as I saw of the day.

I got stuck in again and sorted loads of stuff for the charity shops and a man came round and he's interested in the old brief cases that I've got and he has a friend that will take all of anything to do with haberdashery and knitting patters including books so they're all stacked up ready for him.  Apparently he takes a commission on what he sells but he's a good friend of a friend so as far as I'm concerned he can take it and credit me when I get back.  I've got loads of knitting wool in the loft that can can go to the same home and ooodles of material that he's interested in so the chest on the landing gets done tomorrow and the wood brought down from the loft if I have the energy.  It's all go here.... There's as heap of 'stuff' that's been put ready for my son....if he wants it fine ...if not it can go to the same guy.

Just watched University Challenge and Connect and that's a rather large lady presenting it.  Tomorrow is a trip into Brighton so that I can pick up a few things from the pound shop that I want and also to return the clock to Lidl that appears to be taking it's time signal from Germany and no amount of setting it manually seems to make it want to tell the correct time in the UK.....Maybe Angela has decided that we should all adopt European time and it's her way of trying to introduce it via Lidl.

So it's getting late my time.  I'm feeling very jaded today having worked my little socks off and am looking forward to my bed that's if I can find it underneath all the clothes that I pulled out of the wardrobe for the charity shops....Cathartic be buggered....only ten days before I head home for a rest.  LN...Looking forward to Princess and co, returning to the fold....it won't be long now...LN



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Tuesday 29th December

Well it was a six thirty start this morning and since the Kindle was charging it was the small one and back to the book that I've started skipping over pages.  It was too early to wake the rest of the household but down for coffee at seven thirty and straight into the sorting, ripping, tearing and moving stuff into a different hiddey hole.  Breakfast of poached eggs at ten and one of my bug bears is the poached egg pan.  The yolks turn out hard and the whites are still opaque so mine went back in upside down...I can't stand phlegmy eggs...and then back to it.  

There was a suggestion to go into Brighton on the bus since the parking is so expensive but I only wanted a couple of things from the pound shop and almost five pounds on a return bus fare....it wasn't really worth the effort or expense so it's gone on to the back burner.  So this afternoon I was tracking flights and Princess and Co are safely back on home soil landing at just before seven o'clock this evening.  There is no welcome home text....they just need to settle in gently otherwise it could become a blur....They've done a lot since last Saturday and I'll wait for the update in their time.

Well supper looms so I'll go see what simple to prepare from the freezer....I'm not too hungry but it's been a while since breakfast.  There were some lovely pink clouds around this afternoon but no sooner were they there but they'd gone and we're now back to what appears to be April showers.  The garden has snowdrops and daffodils out...it's December for goodness sake.....bring on the winter.  Enough...no photos....not a lot happening but I'm sorting, labeling and will be start to do it in my sleep if I'm not careful....LN...about to start on the anesthetic....LN
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Wednesday 30th December

So when I woke up this morning I staggered to the bathroom after only a glass of wine last night.  I had to hold on to the furniture on my way and on the way back and I felt decidedly sick...not a good way to spend the end of the year.  I guessed what it was and really only needed a second opinion from the doctor...hoping at least to be able to get an appointment. Labyrinthitis struck me about eight years ago and I was hoping that it was it since I knew what it was but remembered how long it was to recover from it....too long.

At nine thirty I went up to my doctor's surgery at the top of the road having to ask my ex to escort me up there since my head was all over the place.  My eyes failed to focus but I faced the receptionist and was honest with her from the start explaining that I was on holiday here and used to be registered with them.  She checked the computer and I'm still registered and the best she could come up with was that I couldn't have an appointment that day explaining that they don't to walk ins....so now I'm a walk in not a patient.  I explained that I was having problems walking having to hold on to anything in sight and since there was only one person in the waiting room I thought she was being a bit 'officious' not 'efficient'.  So off she toddled to the doctor and I could hear that I was still a 'walk in' but he obviously took pity on me and I sat down and waited and still no others turned up.  The old lady went in to see the nurse, one man came out and in I went.  I didn't know the doctor but we went through the symptoms, I said that I thought it was what I had eight years ago.  He asked me more questions, took my heart rate, blood pressure, sounded out my back, checked my eyes with a light and pronounced that my diagnosis was correct..in his humble opinion.  We did have a few laughs especially when I said that I'm normally very fit and at least I was breathing and despite the fact that I didn't feel well, I do have a problem with containing my humour.

So down to get the tablets I'd had before thus promising me an alcohol free month and apparently they are great for losing weight so those ten pounds should be off for my birthday and back to a size ten.  I spoke to Princess and they are home safe and sound and all shattered.  I asked about the landing and she said that she thought the plane was going to tip over it was so windy.....and I said that I'd watched it down on the computer.  I lay on the sofa all afternoon and slept so not a lot of activity.  I've put it down to doing too much too quickly and pushing myself or maybe it's shredder's fever.  

No photos and I feel I'm letting the side down.  Soon to bed....and just for the record...it's raining again and my thoughts go out to all those that are going to have to start clearing up again.  LN.....From the pill popping alcohol abstainer...LN
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sorry to hear your news  about balance. keep taking the tablets,,,,happy new year .
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Thursday 31st December

Thank you my dear Librarian for your well wishes....I've been much better today...the tablets kicked in early unlike the last time.  But three days without alcohol....I need your sympathy...haha.

Seven start and into Lidl to get a few things and to take the clock back that keeps time with Germany.  Apparently the technicians hadn't got an answer for it so recommended that we returned it to the store.  Checking out the receipt I also noticed that I'd been charged twice for a pack of beer and I mentioned this to the manager when he was doing the refund...and guess what...he refunded me the seven pounds and forty nine pence as well as the clock.  Made a trifle this afternoon and over to our good friends for a fish and chip supper and then out to watch the firework displays.  Drive home was good and the gritter lorries were out...there could be a change in the weather.

Well this is the last update of this year...Happy New Year to you all and I hope the year brings you health, wealth and happiness in whatever form you want it in....LN....I'm ready to count down the minutes...LN



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happy new year   seding much love  take  care xxxx
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