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'I am not a lover of cats but they love me for some reason.'

hat is just because cats have a skewed brain. Awkward for no reason!
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Ah...that explains it then Trevor....maybe I was a cat in a previous life...I certainly have a skewed brain and I certainly can be awkward for no reason with some people...downright obstreperous as my parents would say and certainly my teachers.  I was told to wear a beret at school but with a beehive hairdo, I had to grip it on the back of my head to keep it there and certainly wouldn't accept as detention for it....I was wearing it...

I had a very turbulent night...the sheet was all over the place, not in the direction it was placed yesterday and in a half sleep state I was making the bed at five this morning just to get in another hour.  No need to look for the sun, it was a cloudy start to the day as I headed down at seven for coffee and I took it out to walk the garden and there was a gentle rain falling.  It was so fresh out there and I spent half an hour pulling out weeds.  They love this weather, wet and warm but tomorrow it's supposed to be up in the thirties again.  Bacon and egg for breakfast with fried bread, more coffee and I put a load of washing in as it appeared to be clearing up.  As I began to peg it out, a few drops started falling so in it came again, the stuff that would crease went on coat hangers and the rest was left in the basket until the weather improved.  I was in the need for music and started up my old ipod and got Rodriguez on at full volume.  I settled in doing catch-up pottering, the Librarian was coming round this morning, a little bit of computer work to be sorted and then I hung out the washing and we headed up to Djebel for lunch at the Soup Kitchen.  Over to the coffee bar to wash lunch down and then in to the Leva shop and wonder of wonder...I came out buying nothing...now that's a first.

We were home for three, she headed off and I took up the position on the sofa but no sleep this afternoon and so far so good.  We'd had a little more rain but I left the washing where it was and brought it in at around five and everything dry and ready to be put away.  I've now decided that I need one of those old fashioned clothes dryers that hang from the ceiling...I'll be checking out ebay.

The clouds have gathered yet again and it's still quite muggy.  No sunset tonight and lots of rising clouds that look like we could be in for yet more thunder and rain.  I think I shall be having to staple the bed sheet in place tonight....or take a few deep breaths and meditate before I get my head down.  LN...Swimming with the boy tomorrow....LN

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30th continued....

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Wednesday 31st July

Late to bed last night.....I was on a winning streak in Soda Crush and at two this morning I shut the Kindle down.  I could have been going until dawn but thought it best not to.  I slept OK and woke up at six thirty and headed out to the balcony to enjoy the morning.  The favourite bird was the woodpecker...two were in the mulberry tree knocking seven bells out of it and there was the lazy green woodpecker strutting the garden and picking up everything in sight.  He was probably on the sauce last night.  I went down and made coffee and went back upstairs to secure my position on the bench and carried on with watching my garden come to life.  It did come to my attention...the blasted mole had raised another couple of Vesuvius proportioned hillocks and today was the day that I was going to do something about it.

Into the Nipper for ten ten and I was over to pick up the other nipper.  I hadn't bothered with breakfast so uploaded a packet of biscuits onto the passenger seat...and they remain unopened.  The drive in was pretty normal, everybody jockeying for positions on the road into Kardjali but I turned off and took the back road but unfortunately there were no parking places at the pool so ended up at the pay car park.  I didn't pay to go in today...I wasn't going swimming and hadn't dressed for it, the little one headed for the swimming instructor and I headed for a bench in the shade.  It was a very hot day and I didn't want to bake.  Around the time that the lesson was about to finish I sat on the terraces and waited for the little one to decide he'd had enough and got changed.  I checked with the instructor that he was allowed to go tomorrow wince he'd paid for July and tomorrow we'll have moved on and I'm on swimming duties again.  I stopped for gas and petrol on the way home, a bottle of water for the boy and back to the shop.....and with moles of the garden variety in mind I went to the hardware shop intending to get mothballs to try to keep them at bay and he came up with some mole smokes....reminiscent of the ones I used to use in the UK.  I got my student's mum to give me a run down of the instructions and then we went to town on it thinking about sensible footwear, helmet, elbow length boots and safety glasses but better still would be running shoes...you have to light the touchpaper and run at least eight meters away.  Wish me luck.

On the way back home I called in the shop and bought a few items and stopped off at the waterboard offices, the hot water leaky pipe in the upstairs bathroom needed to be fixed.  I explained my problem to the lady int he office who I know very well and together we went down to find a water specialist, found one, he grabbed a tool box and I drove him home, he fixed the problem and I drove him back to work.  Ten lev for his trouble and I now have a working tap.  Unpacked the car when I arrived for the second time, tuna mayo sandwiches as a very late breakfast so I shan't be needing supper.  

So tomorrow we have swimming, the final one of the year and tomorrow afternoon I'm chasing moles from the garden.  LN...Better get the safety gear sorted....LN

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