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Water and Cats

Posted 06-06-2009 at 21:36 by West Ender
Updated 06-06-2009 at 21:38 by West Ender

The hole's still there, in my front garden, and it's about a third full of sludgy water after all the rain. Andy was hoping to put a lot of the earth back today but it didn't stop raining until 5 o clock as well as being very cold and windy. He's got a big plastic sheet on his frontage, full of topsoil.

Nik and I keep marvelling how he managed to dig such a deep hole with just a spade. He is obviously very strong. I think if we'd got someone in to do the job they would have used a digger and decimated my plants. As it is, he had to pull up a few daffodil bulbs and 3 very old rose bushes. He did it so neatly that the roses and other plants round the hole are barely touched.

This morning I washed the Flotex carpet...
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Bad Day, Good Neighbour

Posted 05-06-2009 at 20:42 by West Ender
Updated 05-06-2009 at 21:24 by West Ender

Sometimes we take our neighbours for granted, don't we? We say hello, wave when we pass them, perhaps take the milk in for them when they're on holiday but we don't always value them. After today's events, however, I value my next door neighbour very highly.

It was before 7 a.m. when he rang our doorbell. To be honest, I didn't hear it as I was asleep with my deaf ear uppermost but Nik went to see what was the matter. Andy told her there was a water mains leak between our 2 houses and United Utilities were on their way. As Nik looked out she saw water spouting up between my roses right next to the dividing fence. Both gardens were awash and water was running down the pavement.

U U arrived within 10 minutes,...
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Still On My Own

Posted 26-05-2009 at 22:12 by West Ender

I am advised, by text from Laura, that "George was brill" and that she has added cheerleading to her list of activities. I think she's having a good time.

I am not sure what her mother has been doing but, following a text this morning, I know she's not short of someone to chat to as one of her old school friends, who now lives in Bucks, is staying there this week with her 2 daughters. Quite a coincidence as, though they do keep in touch, neither knew the other was going.
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On My Own

Posted 25-05-2009 at 18:38 by West Ender

There's just me and the cat until Friday. Nik and Laura have gone away for a short break - to Butlins at Bognor Regis. Nik was very nervous about it, before they left. It wasn't the drive down there, she has a new sat-nav and was looking forward to it; she did, after all, find her way to Edinburgh 2 years ago. It certainly wasn't Bognor which looks like a nice place. It was Butlins.

She's never stayed at a Butlins before (neither have I). My elder daughter worked at the Pwhelli one for a month, in the Summer after she finished 6th form in 1982, and we visited her there but we stayed in our caravan at Criccieth. Nik was only 6 at the time and can't remember it so she's just had anecdotes and "Hi-de-Hi" to go on. ...
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A Lot of Wind and a Bit of Brass

Posted 13-05-2009 at 19:22 by West Ender

Our young musician came home from school, this afternoon, bursting with pride. She was grinning like a Cheshire cat.

She's still doing extremely well with her clarinet and is going to take her Grade 1 exam in November. Well, today she announced she is to play in a concert in July - a solo, if you please. She doesn't know, yet, where it will be but her music teacher has told her it will happen and they are going to prepare for it.

Her other piece of news concerned the cornet. Her class is still learning the instrument and she can blow a reasonable tune, with the 6 or so notes she knows. Anyway, they are going to play with the Halle Orchestra. It will be in about 7 weeks, at a local High School (but not Lymm),...
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