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Old 07-12-2012, 6:55 AM
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I love the sea too. I feel a huge infinity to it for some reason. However, I like it's darker side, I'm not a fan of the touristy side of the coast, I love it when it's dark, windy, rugged and raining
Ohhhh, yup - I also love being outside in the dark in the middle of nowhere (not when it's stormy too!)

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Mrs Mort also loves the sea, and walking the dog along the beach. A definite "Sea Child".
Hi Mort great to see you! Mrs Mort def has the right ideas...

Really missing my beach walks just now ..... can't wait for Maisie to be home and to get out & about again!
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I share my house with a gorgeous Black Lab called Maisie who I rehomed earlier this year:

Maisie

Yup - we really did have the whole beach to ourselves!



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Then there are the cats .....

Big cat



Wee cat



Please don't believe the - I'm so cute and butter wouldn't melt pose ..... Tortitude with a capital T that one!
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So...... really pleased to see some new faces on my shiny new diary hope you'll stick with me & look forward to getting to know you ..... there's still room for more so any lurkers .... show your faces!
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Old 07-12-2012, 7:16 AM
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What's on today?

I'm in limbo a bit atm ... supposed to be going to the hospital for my next infusion treatment this morning (should be leaving @ 8) but they didn't ring yesterday (they should ring the day before each treatment to check you're OK to have it).

Ended up ringing but the person I needed to speak to was away home .... she's supposed to be ringing me at 8 - TBH I'd really rather put it off to next week if I can.

I'm finally seeing my Consultant on Monday (after waiting 3 weeks when I was supposed to get an emergency appt the next week) so would really rather see what he says before having another infusion - it could be them that's causing my recent issues.

I know what she'll say - just come in and we'll talk about it then - but they really don't get how bloomin' far it is to go .... especially when you're not feeling that well and there's the cost of the fuel too! *sigh*

Sorry - I am a pretty organised person and hate being in limbo - not being able to plan my day out!

So .... it'll either be a day of travelling and sitting around in hospital or errrr sitting around in the house (but at least I can potter around doing some MSE things here!).
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Old 07-12-2012, 7:39 AM
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Another serial lurker here (hence the name), have 'seen' you posting elsewhere - love the family photos.

I also hate being in limbo and budgeting is my downfall .... From what I can see you have it all under control so I shall sit back and learn from a professional !

You say about bulk buying for the animals, does that include cat litter? We have 2 rescue cats that are not keen on outdoor toilets ( cant blame them in this weather) so we are going through litter at a rate of knots. Any tips on how to reduce that would be great - am not keen on the tough love, go outside option as they are still settling in. We are their third home so it may be that they had been indoor cats and the Big Out is still too new for poop!

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Old 07-12-2012, 8:16 AM
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Lovely pics and I hope your day goes okay
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Hello

I'm popping in to wish you a happy diary. The cats and dog were too much temptation for me, lovely, lovely pictures

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Old 07-12-2012, 8:40 AM
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Hello Rising,

I too was put off joining in on your previous diary by the length; the sheer history encapsulated in so many pages.

But as another fan of abandoned beaches and wild seas, I cannot resist de-lurking now.

Is there any tea in the pot or shall I put the kettle on? Will decline cake and biscuits as there's no chance of any exercise today to work off the calories.
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Ooh, *Robin* I'll join you for a cuppa!
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Old 07-12-2012, 9:24 AM
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Did someone say tea?

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Can I be a pain and have a coffee? But I did bring biscuits and cake for those of us that want some
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Tea here too please, no sugar thanks I'm sweet enough (believe that, you'll believe anything!)

Love the photo's, they all look adorable

Hope you're feeling a bit better today, nothing worse than feeling pooh.
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*flings self down in comfy chair*

I'm back ... guess what - I had to go ....... have been poked & proded, stuck with needles, x-ray'd etc etc (4.5 hours I was in there!) but no infusion!

Anyway ... I'm home, with another loads of meds to take and have to go back on Mon to see the Consultant and, if everything's OK, have my infusion then *sigh* - which is what I was after in the first place!

However, hopefully these new meds will make me feel a bit better over the weekend!

*kettles on*
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Glad you're back okay but rubbish to having to wait again for the infusion I'm having a cuppa
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Great to see some lurkers coming out and saying hello!

A big welcome to:

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Another serial lurker here (hence the name), have 'seen' you posting elsewhere - love the family photos.
mmmmm wondering if you've had a big birthday this year (like me)

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I also hate being in limbo and budgeting is my downfall .... From what I can see you have it all under control so I shall sit back and learn from a professional !
Ohhhh I still make a lot of mistakes and have a lot to learn .... hope we can help each other stay on track!

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You say about bulk buying for the animals, does that include cat litter? We have 2 rescue cats that are not keen on outdoor toilets ( cant blame them in this weather) so we are going through litter at a rate of knots.
Awwww great news on the new additions, poor wee mites having 3 homes - TBH I've always kept a tray indoors (even when I had cats who went outside) as it's often the first sign that things can be wrong, water work wise IYKWIM.

Re cat litter, I changed to this around August time (was using wood pellets but they were getting very expensive and you waste loads)

http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/c...e_grain/137226

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You do need a lot in the tray initially (I need to use a whole bag as I've got a huge tray) but if you do this and it's therefore really deep, it clumps brilliantly. Wees are held together like pebbles & it's really easy to clean out. It's got a lovely smell too (which I thought might bother the cats but they seem to like it too!) so no horrid odours!

As it clumps so well, you only need to top it up a little probably a couple of times a week, so between the 2 bags, it lasts for ages! - ohhh, as long as it's kept clean & regularly cleaned out, you hardly ever need to do a full change (which would increase costs a lot as you need so much at the start) as nothing gets right through to the bottom of the tray.

There was a few of us did a trial of a few litters on the Pets board - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...030425&page=13 (I've linked to the last page) - also some to avoid on there! HTH
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I'll join you with the cuppa - I'm still slowly drinking a (now) luke warm cuppa from the canteen in work (I know, I know... but I feel grotty and I can't find my thermos flask to make a big cuppa in the pantry)

Hope the mediacation makes you feel better (though I think this was one of the things I missed in the other diary...)
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Also big welcomes to

Piquant
how's that wee monster of yours settling in? and
Robin I really need to catch up on your diary! Hope things are.... you know, getting a little easier.

Beanielou ..... you are wonderful a wee parcel was waiting for me when I got home (I've got a fab postie!) .... plugged in already & hopefully will see some results!


Right .... that's a Coffee for Elantan and tea for Robin Moomin and Purple ... anyone else? Shortie fling your cup over here and I'll top it up!
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Glad you're back okay but rubbish to having to wait again for the infusion I'm having a cuppa
TBH it's probably better that I wait as I've been a bit worried it's them that are making me feel ill - after today, I think that's less likely but I'd still prefer to speak to my Consultant in person first so .....

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Hope the mediacation makes you feel better (though I think this was one of the things I missed in the other diary...)
Ahhhh, yup - for new diary readers .... I've been a bit unwell recently - I've got Crohn's Disease and it's had a bit of a flare up unfortunately .... I had a spell of 10 days in hospital in October and then pretty much housebound since. The infusions are a relatively new treatment (and there's a trial going on just now that I managed to get on) so hoping they may help ... fingers crossed.
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The new car ....

So - as some of you will know, I had to switch to an automatic car just before I became ill. I was just getting the hang of it (very different way of driving) but then haven't driven for around 8 weeks.....

Today was the 1st time I've driven it in town!

OMG .... it's wonderful and sooooooo easy I'd got to the point in the old one that there's no way I could've driven in town so would've had to park somewhere & get the bus in today if I'd still had it .... wow! I'm impressed! (worth a bit of an OD!)
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