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Sunday 1st November

Well no one knocked loudly enough for me to pay any attention...no trick and treaters here.  I had a mare of an evening with Transponder TV, or the Internet, or my computer but whatever it was I ended up abandoning the designated Saturday evening viewing and settled for Netflix and thankyou my lovely Princess.  It's still at it again....I came in after an afternoon constructing and thought I'd settle in to whatever was on and the only decent thing was a film and it's just frozen now.  I think another trip to the network provider is on the cards for tomorrow and a conversation with Transponder.  It's just so frustrating.

So five start and decided that it was far too early to become compos mentis so I snuggled down and second awakening was at seven...so much better.  The good news is that I've fixed the alarm clock but I admit I did lie awake waiting for it to go off at midnight...glass slippers and all that jazz.  I settled in for a few games and it was close to nine when I thought about getting washed and dressed and this time for gardening.  It had rained overnight, the terraces were still wet but the sun was shining, mist was in the valley but it was a cool four degrees outside and it felt it.  I decided breakfast could wait and walked the garden and somehow I found the garden spade in my hand and I was digging up the fir tree that I've lost in the Grave garden.  It was a long process, it's roots had gone down a long way but eventually it succumbed to the pressure applied and it gave up.  I tidied around the rest of the bed and I heard my name being called and shouted that I was round the corner out of sight.  I walked towards the door and my painter was there asking if I wanted to go ahead with the 50 lev tractor load of manure and I declined....Bekir has sheep manure for free, I just need to get bags and get over there.  We discussed that I don't really want to grow many vegetables so the soil I have is good enough for what I want to grow and I told him that the veg bed was up for redesign.  Off he went and I came back in the house, made bacon and egg for breakfast and sat on the sofa turning the food into a sandwich.  It would do me for the rest of the day.

I'd been thinking about changing it for a while and thought today was as good as any to start it.  Firstly I went down to the bottom of the garden and had a bonfire of the fir tree and some household rubbish and went to the workshop in the little house and came back with hammer, sledge hammer, nails and saw.....so let the work commence.  I'd decided to keep the beds nearest the house and the second set I was going to turn into a path between the rest of the garden.  Out came the saw, part of the outer plank was removed along with some of the internal wood and more was fetched from the workshop along with the old engine old preservative.  I came in for water at three and went out there again ten minutes later and eventually came in at five thirty.  The new bed is dug over, painted with preservative and one solitary lavender is planted.  I've more shrubs to go in and need to search the garden for a few more plants that I can transfer to a new home.  The rest of the wood was dumped on the other beds and at least I now know where I'm going with it.  

Toys away for five fifteen, I lit the fire, the boilers kicked in and heat is pouring from the radiators.  I went out on the balcony to take a aerial view of the garden and you could feel the heat escaping from the house so I came in quickly and shut the door.  The boiler is on for a long soak tonight.  My ribs have been playing up a little over the last few days and I think I've done a bit more damage pulling some of the wood out today so I might be visiting my doctor in Kardjali tomorrow when I go for my driving licence....maybe an x-ray to see what I've really done and some anti-inflammatory tablets to start the healing.  

Enough rambling....time to raid the kitchen to see what's available.  LN....It's been a productive day.....LN




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Monday 2nd November

Seven start and a lovely sunny morning yet again...and it's November.  Coffee, back to bed and I played a few computer games and washed and dressed for Kardjali.  I had to pick up my driving licence today, I didn't bother with breakfast, was just putting the remains of my jacket potato and the chicken bones out for the cats and on the wall on the little terrace I saw my first robin redbreast so the potato went onto the table on the terrace so that the robin could have it over the cats any day.  I need to clear the bird table out, my guest put wire around the outside so that only the small birds could get in to take the food but I'm thinking it has to go and go back to my method of screwing up mesh to that it is less of a barrier.  Tomorrow's work.  I sat with my second coffee and wrote out my shopping list and putting the appropriate letter by the side of the object so that I would remember which shop to get it from.  

At ten I was ready to get in the Nipper, Djebel was busy being market day so I drove through it and headed first for the lighting shop which is on the way to KAT where hopefully my licence would be waiting for me.  I bought eight sixty watt bulbs, six forty and three of the odd looking ones for the bathroom light, total bill nineteen leva which is a bit of a bargain.  Over to KAT and managed to slide the Nipper between two cars and the owner of the one watched my get out worried about his door....but I managed it.  There was a long queue but I assumed they were registering not collecting licences so I went up to the top of the stairs and the police man was at the top.  I explained that I was there to pick up a new licence and he looked at the slip of paper and the woman had put the date that the documents had been delivered wrongly so he was at odds to let me in.  I explained that the woman had told me fifteen days and eventually he capitulated and sent me to another window that I'd not been to before.  I now have another five years of driving.  

I managed to park near the hospital and as I was walking to the surgery the doctor was off for a 'f**', registered I was there and said she would be in soon.  I explained that I thought I'd done damaged to a rib and asked for anti-inflammatory tablets and she decided that I needed an x-ray and I managed to negotiate the registration process, have the x-ray done and after twenty minutes I was handed a disk to deliver to the doctor who told me there was nothing broken but she was going to give me homeopathy tablets that would cure everything and I'll sell the name for a fee.  I parked up in the town centre and walked to the second hand shop and managed to find another pair of black jeans and some leather boots and paid just under four leva for both of them...result.  Kaufland and found reduced chrysanthemums so bought four and three solar tall garden lights that were a bargain.  Moved to Lidl and bought essentials, stopped off at Djebel on the way through and had ten minutes with my student's mum and home for four thirty.  Shopping unpacked and put away, coffee and cream cheese with crackers in the stairwell, fire lit and onwards towards evening.

It's been a really full on day and the hospital is difficult because they don't often deal with the paperwork that I'm provided with to cover my health insurance  here.  I paid my dues...the x-ray cost me one leva and I know that we consider the health service here as being not up to standard but at least I get it all on one visit.  In the UK I'd still be waiting for an appointment to be arranged.  The chrysanthemums are in water and will be planted tomorrow and the lights will be out for charging....I'm looking for an easy day tomorrow.  LN.....A lot packed into one day......LN



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Tuesday 3rd November

Seven start and no sun this morning.  I'd done the washing last night and it had dried overnight on the radiator and airer in the bathroom so it was just a matter or putting it away which I did. Usual start, coffee, games, washed and dressed, bacon and egg for breakfast and there was a serious wish for the weather to change.  The terraces were damp, it hadn't really rained so I started off with ancestry and chasing dates and confirming births, deaths and marriages.  The relative in New Zealand had posted a tree on one of the sites and we diverged around the time of the problem I had finding my Thomas back in the days.  He has one of the sisters married to someone else and was going way outside the area that they were living in and dates didn't match up so before I contacted him....I wanted to make sure of my facts.

Once the weather picked up I was out there.  I put one of my old fleece jumpers on, first on the agenda was a bonfire and I got it roaring well and then set about planting the new bed.  The chrysanthemums are in, I've emptied some of the pots out and the yucca is now established along with primroses, a rose that's been sitting in a pot for around three months now has a permanent home and I've moved others to fill out the bed.  The last flourish was to plant around one hundred mixed bulbs that had been sitting in the little house for the summer.  I've left enough bulbs to go into pots but as the day wore on the weather deteriorated and I put the tools away and came in at four.  I'm still amazed at how many shrubs and plants are still flowering and some even flowering for the second time.

I lit the fire, made a coffee and watched another episode of The Lost Kingdom...and it was the first of Series Two.  I really must start reading the books again.  Time to throw a log on and head for the kitchen to see what I might concoct for tonight.  LN....At last the bulbs are in.....LN



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Wednesday 4th November

I was up quite late last night watching The Last Kingdom and not an ounce of sleep in me.  It had rained again over night but I suppose it's good for the new garden I've created but not good for me to go out there again to carry on with the next section.  I looked, assessed the job that could have been in front of me and decided to ignore it.  Washed. dressed down for breakfast of bacon and egg and didn't do much more than that with the start of the day.  I took my breakfast upstairs and ate it watching the morning news and when I got bored with that I watched another episode of the series and then I settled into ancestry.  I've done a lot of research on paper and such a lot of links that need marriage partners confirming and children adding to the live chart so that's what I decided to do.  I am now back to fifteen seventy seven and his father but I think  I've run out of parish records to search so I have a Richard that I have no dates for yet....so I'll have to search for the earliest parish records by area and hopefully come across something that a decipherer might have missed.

I realised that I was getting cold sitting still so I went down to light the fire.  The time had moved on, it was three thirty so there was no way that I was going out there despite the fact that the weather had picked up.  I banked the fire up well and soon got the radiators up to temperature and put a cardigan on....I get very absorbed in my ancestry.  I've just been out and moved the new solar light that I put out yesterday in the new garden...it's an area that I can't see from the house without I look for it so it's now where I can see it.  I might even have to see if they have more....I bought three at four leva each....there are so bright with a very yellow glow.....warming for winter.

I was going to cook supper but with very little activity today the bacon and egg had not moved far through the system so it's going to be cream cheese and biscuits.  Nothing on the agenda for tomorrow so far....if the weather is good I might be out 'constructing', I did buy some extra long nails to complete the job...we'll see.  LN.....I need that sun....LN



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Thursday 5th November

I was so late going to bed last night and so late waking up again this morning.....it was just after seven thirty which for me was amazing.  My biological clock is getting itself sorted and I'm beginning to keep winter hours.  Washed, dressed and I decided to clean out the wash basin water drain pipe.  It's got one of the pipes that keeps a sump under the downpipe and I'd noticed that it was beginning to smell despite putting bleach down it so....I unscrewed the base of it under the sink and remembered not to empty it down the sink...which I've done before but not this time.  I put the water down the loo, washed out the container, put a little bleach into the bottom of it and screwed it back on, there was one washer ring which didn't seem to want to go back so I tried it out and yes...it did leak so I unscrewed it, put the water down the skin...yes...I'd forgotten so ended up cleaning up the shelf.  The drain is now watertight....the other ring went on top of the part that I was trying to replace.

Scrambled eggs on toast for breakfast, kitchen tidied and I set about tidying up the terrace and brought in the big red pot that I'd bought earlier in the year.  The quickest way in was through the door on to the lounge terrace, I moved the stool and now the pot stands in front of the bookcase and that's were it's going to stay.  I sat looking at it and remembered that I'd thought about making a wooden top for it and using it as a table so I went into the workshop in the little hours, found some suitable wood, went back into the house and measured the inside diameter of the pot and the top is ready to be cut into a circle.  I got distracted, I came in at three thirty, made a purchase on the internet and got frustrated because I'd used my local card and the message to confirm the purchase from the text message received was in Bulgarian and I just didn't get it so I ended up paying with my other card and understood the English instructions.  During the telephone calls I'd accidently rung Princess and apparently I'd screamed out and she phoned me back in a panic thinking that there was something wrong and was relieved when I was still breathing.  

At four thirty I decided that I would watch an episode of TLK and at five thirty chicken and veg went into the oven and I lit the fire.  I got in another load of log, locked up the little house and will concentrate on the table tomorrow.  I need to get a piece of string, mark out the centre and make a circle of fifty centimetres diameter and then use the jig saw to cut it out.....alternatively....I might take it to the local woodworker. LN....Kitchen calls...my chicken is cooked.....LN



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Friday 6th November

Seven thirty start. usual morning routines and the bread had to go over the wall.....little green patches are not for me and there was no bread van today...mosque day and he has a day off.  I settled for an cheese omelette, washed up, kitchen tidied and the rest of the day was mine.  It was a cold start and I went out intending to bring in the cacti for the winter and then got distracted.  I'd worked out how to find out how big the lid for the new pot had to be, I put the planks that were joined on top of the big red pot, went round it with a pencil so now I had my dimensions for cutting the circle out of the joined plants.  I went back into the workshop in the little house and started sorting through the motorised tools, I've not been really near them for a few years but sorted out the ones that I wanted.....the jigsaw and the sander.  It worked in my favour, from the blade to the outside of the frame of the jigsaw was the gap that I needed.  From the pencil line to where I was cutting was around two to three centimetres and it worked a treat.  It became difficult when I was cutting near to the edge and I'm using tongue and groove that didn't hold up to well so I resorted to the manual jigsaw and I more or less got there.  I worked out how to attach sandpaper to the sander so tomorrow I need to buy more from the shop in Djebel and I've had a thought to cover the outside edge of the table top with leather and use headed studs to keep it in place.....still on the drawing board.

Work on the project was interspersed with episodes of TLK and I'm really finding it very close to the book which is an achievement in itself.   I have to checkout how many series have been made after all there were twelve / thirteen books.  Alfred has just died, Edward has the support of Uhtred and we've just had another battle with the Danes.  I lit the fire at six thirty and according to the outside thermostat, the temperature is dropping.  No supper for me tonight so far and it's eight thirty my time so I might go to bed without but I did manage cream cheese and crackers at five this evening so I doubt I shall starve to death overnight.  Only heading in to Djebel tomorrow for a few things from the hardware shop.....not got much to go in to Kardjali for.  LN.....A successful day.....LN



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Saturday 7th November

So biggest job of the morning was to manage to get a brush through my hair.  I had a bath late last night and washed my hair, put a towel round it, fell asleep as per normal and woke up at eleven, hair fairly dry so I scooped it up in a scrunchy and went to bed.  It had tangled up well overnight so I soaked it with a silicon hair oil, eventually managed to get the brush through it and plaited it and left it to it's own devices.  I washed and dressed and put on decent jeans intending to go into Djebel for bread and a few more things but it didn't happen, once I heard the bread van heading my way, the need to get the Nipper out was no longer necessary.  I met up with the ladies down in the square, Beyser is complaining about her knee giving her pain and I'm expecting to have to take her to the hospital soon,  Another injections or extra and she'll be fine for a while longer.  There were so many cats down by the bench waiting for the van and now I know why.  They were sitting on the bench like school children waiting for the teacher and once he's served everyone he got out the remains of his breakfast I think and fed it to the cats.  It seemed only to be bread and most of them turned their noses up at it, they either wanted something more or they were already full.  It didn't stop them having claws out at each other...but that's cats for you.

I made it home and made poached eggs on toast and really enjoyed it.  Kitchen cleared and washing up done and the day was now all mine and I haven't done an awful lot with it.  It was a sunny but cold day, I swept up the leaves from the yard and into the space between the wall and the garage, the compost bin is full and I do dig leaf mould from there.  I filled up the log basket ready for tonight, set the fire so that it only needed lighting, emptied the ashes and carried on sorting.  It started because I couldn't find my 'pebble' Fitbit and now that the strap of the Fitbit three has snapped I'm down to the Fitbit two and had three days without earlier this week.  It was part laziness on my side and disappointment with Fitbit...I really must find another make that's more reliable and lasts longer.  I also set myself a task to find another hard cover for my Kindle and that wasn't happening either.  'Pebble' found and next challenge was to find the Chuwi tablet and it was successful but the blasted thing wouldn't boot.  I tried the 'advice' for when it doesn't and that didn't work either.  I fear the battery is knacked and tempted as I was to unscrew the tablet and see, I'll take it to a shop in Kardjali on Monday.

Had a little sleep this afternoon and felt much better for it.  I put a match to the fire, went outside to bring in the log carrier and lock up the woodstore and noticed that the sky looked really beautiful.  If those are airplane trails there was a lot of activity up there this evening.  I walked to the bottom of the garden and saw how pretty the house looked at night with the lights on so I took a few pickies...it had to be done.  I'm now heading for the kitchen and getting supper sorted before I attempt to watch Strictly if the computer lets me.  If I have issues....I shall resort to TLK....and that is never a disappointment.  I couldn't think who Uhtred reminded me of and it came to me today....Stephen Hendry....a snooker player....now there's imagination for you.  LN....Time for another log on the fire.....LN




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Sunday 8th November

Another silly early start...six o'clock and all was well.  I was late going to bed last night...I watched Strictly and the internet stayed up surprisingly well and turned over to watch the semi-final of the Voice and I'd forgotten that last year's winner was going to be singing her latest.  I like her, didn't like the song and don't see it heading up the charts...such a shame, she had such high hopes.  It was a cold one, six degrees outside but nineteen inside so I stayed inside except for throwing some bread out for whoever wanted it.  Mist covered the hillside so I went back to bed with a coffee and stayed there until eight.  Washed and dressed, put a load of washing in knowing that it would be dried inside in the bathroom, washed up from last night and make toast and my apricot jam for breakfast, emptied the water from the drain pump from the washing machine and found a ten stotinki coin and some fluff but not bad at all.  I'd put down a very shallow tray to catch the water and added some drying cloths to catch the water and the towels went in with the washing so nothing was hanging around.  I took another chicken leg out of the freezer and thawed it out in the microwave, peeled veg, all into the frying pan to give the veg and the chicken and into the slow cooker with all of it....and it's now ready.  Kitchen finished off and washing ready to go upstairs and it was still only ten o'clock.  The rest of the day was in front of me and I was unsure what to do.  

As it was, I did very little.  I'd had a few hints form the ancestry people which I attempted to follow up but there was nothing outstanding for me.  I did find a wife of one of my fifteen-sixteen hundred year relatives....and at the moment it looks like the same woman was married to one of the brothers before she became the second wife of the other brother.  I suppose it wasn't frowned upon in those days.  This afternoon was spent watch Uhtred and company, I lit the fire at four to take the chill off the air and it came up to temperature in quicksticks.  The light on the hillside tonight was just wonderful.  There's one yellow tree that just stands out from the rest and with the sun shining on the next village and my non-functioning volcano mountain was magic.  

Supper is ready...a very hearty supper of chicken and vegetable soup with chunky bread and then early to bed...it's been a long old day.  Kardjali tomorrow for some wood stain and edging for the table if I can find some and also the computer to the menders.  He can perhaps open it up and see what sort of battery is inside.  LN....About to test the soup....LN

  



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Monday 9th November

A bit of a frustrating day.  Woke up at seven thirty so that was fine, intending to go into Kardjali and that came to pass but I've almost walked my legs off waiting for a man to run diagnostics on my little Chuwi tablet.  Normal morning routines, I didn't bother with breakfast, it was cold outside so I was trying sweaters on with over sweaters, changing the top and changing the underneath and it all changes when I found a coat that I'd forgotten about and decided to wear,  I never did, I found a waistcoat on the way out of the door and that kept the breeze at bay.  It was ten fifteen when I set off and six this evening when I arrived at the docking station.

First stop was at hardware shop and I bought two tins of wood colourant, one for the table and another one to fill in where the men missed a bit.  I drove to the top of town and managed to find a parking spot near the phone shops and paid both of my bills.  Changed position and parked up on Kaufland car park and walked over to the computer repair shop that had been recommended to me and was trying out my Bulgarian and the young man said that we could speak English as long as I did it slowly.  I explained that it wouldn't boot, suggested that it was probably the battery.  I mentioned that if it was the battery that I would want to know how much it was going to cost to replace it before I made the decision and he came back with he would try to charge the battery outside of the machine to test it out.  He told me to give it two hours before going back.  I went to Kaufland and bought a few essentials and ended up talking to a Bulgaria who had lived in America, had moved back  to care for a sick mother and husband had gone AWOL.  We exchanged telephone numbers and will probably meet up in a safe environment and she was intrigued that I lived in a village in the south of Bulgaria and not in a well known spot...and that I lived on my own.

I went to Billa and another hardware shop just to kill time and after a couple of hours went back to the computer shop to find that it wasn't done and that they would phone me.  I asked whether it would be today or later in the week and she didn't know so I said that I would go back in an hour to see how they were going.  I walked up to the big leva shop, on to the cheapy Tuesday clothes shop, sat on a bench for ten minutes and walked back to the shop, the lady behind the counter asked me to sit down and after ten minutes the young man came out and explained the problem.  He said that the battery appeared to be OK, it might be the cable connector on the tablet or it might have been the charger I was using.  Full of possibilities.  Back to the Nipper, on to Lidl for a few more things from my list and home, emptied the car, put the shopping away, lit the fire, it was all systems go.  Supper was a cheese and ham baguette and a couple of slices of buttered bun loaf with a hot cup of coffee....and relax.  I put the tablet on charge and we'll see what happens overnight.  I'm knackered from killing time on foot,  LN....Home day tomorrow.....LN
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Tuesday 10th November

What a grey old day....it was miserable this morning and miserable tonight but at least I didn't swelter in the sun and work up a sweat or a glow even.  Seven thirty start, coffee and games and at nine thirty I thought it was about time that I got the show on the road.  Washed and dressed and today was the first day of the 'Bulgarian vest' and tights since it was damp outside.  I hadn't decided what I was going to do today but I prepared for the worst.  Poached eggs and ham on toast for breakfast, I sorted out my shoes from the porch, it was now boots weather, that sun 'ain't gonna shine much any more'.  Bread out for the birds and my robin seems to have settled down well in the garden, the cat didn't seem very pleased with the remains of the vegetables from the slow cooker that I'd just put over the wall but the hooded crows went wild over the bread.  

I took the shoes up to the third bedroom and moved some of the pairs of boots into my bedroom.  I noticed that the white quilt covers weren't as white as they should have been and they really needed freshening up so I stripped them off and put them into the washing machine,  Despite the fact that it was dull and threatening rain I pegged them out and there was a fair wind and I suppose that's why it wasn't raining.  I toyed between finishing off the table top or attacking the rest of the veg patch and the veg patch won.  Out came the hammer and nails and the lump hammer and that was how my day was spent.  I took down the tomato supports, removed the dividers and started from scratch again.  I used existing where I could and picked the best of the wood to start creating the beds which I'll do later.  I dug over the bed with the broad beans which will need covering before the snow starts since they hate slush but don't mind the cold.  I used A lot of the weeds went over the wall and the rotten wood went down to the bottom of the garden and I set fire to it using the house rubbish to get it going well...too well.  I used a stick to press down one of the longer pieces and it went straight through the side of the burning barrel.  I left it burning and tidied the tools away, went back down the garden and sat on the wall partly to keep watch and secondly just to enjoy the late afternoon.

I brought the washing in and put it over the balcony to take some of the cold and damp out of it and lit the fire to make sure.  It's down to ten degrees outside but saying that it's not been much more than that all day.  I made another baguette, I was really hungry when i came in which is unusual for me...it must have been the fresh air and cold.  I was amazed outside today with the amount of flowers still blooming and the shrubs that are putting on extra growth.  It seems they're catching up on themselves after the drought of the summer.  I might find something for supper later, there again the ham baguette might be enough.  LN....Another good day....LN



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