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Positive stuff in a time of worries

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by MollySmith, Mar 15, 2020.


  1. MollySmith

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    No strawberries sadly. although there are flowers on the wild ones growing in the top half of my land. I do have a glut of radishes though and have just discovered the delight of tossing them in olive oil and garlic a little salt and pepper then roasting them in the oven ....... delish!
     
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  3. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Could have knocked me down with a feather. We got all our money back from our cancelled cruise. Not once have they contacted us :rolleyes:
    Odd it happened just days after OH took Martin Lewis advice and contacted the card company.
    Still no contact, money just appeared :)
     
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    That's good
    A bit like my daughter
    They were going to the Canary Islands but it got cancelled and their money just appeared back in the bank
    No problems at all, not like some poor people
     
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    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    My friends decided to cancel a trip to Australia to see family. At the time although there was a lot of worry about covid it was prior to lockdown and they have been told that as they cancelled they wouldn’t get everything refunded despite that Australia had started their lockdown and they would have been told to isolate the moment they set foot in the country. They are still fighting this

    Another friend had a holiday booked to Sri Lanka which she decided not to cancel. They arrived in the country only for the FO to change everything and they were told to return to the U.K. immediately. Luckily they got flights, but are still trying to get something refunded.

    I hope both of them suddenly find their refund has hit the bank accounts
     
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    Sat out on terrace with a coffee, Jack snoozing at my feet.

    Can hear the music of the people in the playing field behind the fence at the bottom of my (thankfully, long) garden on their Boom Box!

    Ordinarily, that would give me the hump but they’re playing my kind of music - Glitterbox :)
     
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    It was raining quite heavily this morning so I bundled the Schnauzer boys into the car and went into my local town. Arrived there about 9.30 am and went into Penny Market where I was one of only two customers. Having bought all I wanted, went across the road and into Spar to find the other couple also doing some shopping there. They finished their shopping quite quickly, leaving me as the only customer in the shop.

    It was lovely not to have to dodge other people in order to maintain a social distance.

    When we arrived home it had stopped raining but only long enough for me to unload the car before the heavens opened and it's been raining ever since, much to the Schnauzer boys annoyance!
     
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    I've been visiting the pond after work as much as I can these days and it helps me to de-stress. The Mallards, Mute Swans, and Canadian Geese are all very busy helping their babies as they grow. I saw these sweet cygnets learning to pull grasses from the bottom of the pond like their Mum. It seems the 20200523_173706.jpg cygnets have doubled their size in the past week!:Pigeon:)
     

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  9. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    That looks so peaceful.
     
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    Your brave, you'd would never get me in one of those.:D
     
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    Me neither feet on dry land I’m happy.
     
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  13. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    It was when we got there and until about 10am, then the tow path started to get busy and by the time we got back at 11.30am, the car park and the put in point were heaving.

    I have to have a slipway or similar to get in and out. At my age and lack of experience, I just haven't the strength to lift myself out on a wharf. Limits me a bit. My kayak however is very very stable, and it's lovely to drape your legs over the side into the water on a hot day. Makes paddling a LOT harder mind :D
    As you can see, mines a sit on top, so if you did go over you don't have to push yourself out. I can swim well :D
     
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    Just as I was getting ready for bed yesterday, Bungo started whining and sniffing round the front door, I opened it to show him everything was OK and I think I saw a hedgehog disappear round the corner :D
     
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    My Ollie can spot one a mile away and drags me along to check it out. It's amazing how fast they can move on their little legs :D
     
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    Yes, I saw my first hedgehog last year and I was amazed at how fast they can run, also they have really long legs!
     
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    Long skinny legs! They look ridiculous don't they:D
     
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    They do rather :D
     
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  19. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Got any water out for them? :)
     
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    I didn't yesterday, but now I know a hedgehog is about I want to put a bowl out.
    Not sure where though as apart from what I have in my raised flower bed (far too high for any animal) it is very barren and open out there - flagstones everywhere. Any tips?
     
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