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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
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    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat!
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    • 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat! 18th Jul 17 at 8:29 PM
    As threads are going walkabout I thought I would start the next stage of this off - I will try and do the links later!
    Must use my stash up!
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    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 13th Jan 19, 1:58 PM
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    Ooh gosh - seems this thread was on page 2!!

    Everyone seems so busy... - we've been really busy over christmas and NY and then went to Tenerife for a week (I know, it's a hard life). The weather was fab - 22 degrees and sunny. 22 degrees is my old favourite temperature - it's now 25, but I wasn't complaining... Also lovely that it didn't get dark until 6.30.

    back yesterday and spending the day today getting the house straight after the kids were in it for the week.. They don't seem to know how to wash any clothes (despite both being / having been at uni) or throw out food that is going off

    Back at it tomorrow and raring to go to get my PhD finished. Deadline is September so i am now counting down....
    I wanna be in the room where it happens
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 15th Jan 19, 5:04 PM
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    Three meet'n'greet visits done last week (that's where we invite the owners of new doggie clients over, with their dogs, so that we can meet, have a chat about the dogs' routine and needs, and generally ensure we're all happy for me to look after the dogs) and I've got three definite bookings out of it. Not bad going! So we'll be having 1) an elderly Bearded Collie and her Cockerpoo Puppy companion, 2) two snowballs Bichon Frise, and 3) a beautiful big black'n'tan crossbreed rescue dog staying with us at various times.
    LameWolf
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 15th Jan 19, 8:21 PM
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    Three meet'n'greet visits done last week (that's where we invite the owners of new doggie clients over, with their dogs, so that we can meet, have a chat about the dogs' routine and needs, and generally ensure we're all happy for me to look after the dogs) and I've got three definite bookings out of it. Not bad going! So we'll be having 1) an elderly Bearded Collie and her Cockerpoo Puppy companion, 2) two snowballs Bichon Frise, and 3) a beautiful big black'n'tan crossbreed rescue dog staying with us at various times.
    Originally posted by LameWolf
    Aww you'll love the Cockerpoo.My mate has one called Betsy, so cute
    "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"

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    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 15th Jan 19, 9:36 PM
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    It looks as though you are going to be busy LW. What is so lovely is the number of return visitors you have. It must be reassuring for the owners to know that they can enjoy their own time away without theworry that their dogs might be pining.

    Nothing much happening around here except that the pile of filled boxes is growing and we still don't have a definite date for exchange of contracts. The solicitors don't seem to share our sense of urgency.
    I want to be in before the really bad weather starts.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • shanks77
    • By shanks77 18th Jan 19, 4:14 PM
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    So quiet on here. Things ticking away here not long over a tummy bug (good for the weight loss lol).
    Wow sounds like you will be up to your neck in puppies LW (where is the jealous smilie?). Have fun with them lucky girl xx
    Monna fingers crossed you get moved soon seems such a long time must be worse for you.
    Hope everyone is well. Working tonight so must get my arris in gear and get myself organised. Have a good day xx
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 18th Jan 19, 9:25 PM
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    Hi everyone.

    There is a strong rumour that we are due to exchange contracts next Friday and complete and move Feb 7th. I did promise my buyers that if necessary I would put my stuff into store and stay with a friend if I hadn't found anywhere. Since I have found somewhere and filled in the usual 101 forms, I felt that 5 months down the line I would be able to move in, but now the seller has pulled out of the purchase of the house he was buying and has changed his mind about moving into his motor home to let my purchase take place. His estate agent has persuaded him not to go back on his word but I'm a bit apprehensive. I may join the ranks of the homeless.

    No not really, I have too many friends for that to happen but I really don't want to have to move twice.

    Sorry , this sounds like a me, me, me post.

    I'll try to do better next time.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 18th Jan 19, 11:00 PM
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    Monna you are not "me,me,me" You've shown patience and fortitude since you first put your house on the market and the different viewers and endless presenting the property for each viewing .


    Of course you may have been silently cursing along the way. I think I would have by now .I shall renew the candle lighting , cross everything and keep sending the positive vibes that things will progress as hoped .. We can always get Mar into a ratty mood and send her down to tackle the man holding things up . She could introduce him to her freezer but she'll have to provide her own transport both ways as she's not allowed a heffalump or any possibly edible thing . I'm sure if she puts her thermal blooomers and other suitable clothing on you can reroute the ferry to Scotland .


    Hope the Nargles are ok ,also burtha and those troubled or ill .


    Take care fencers

    pollyx
    • wondercollie
    • By wondercollie 19th Jan 19, 12:18 AM
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    Dang. My post disappeared.

    Short version. How in hades, Monnagram, can he back out of selling his house once he's agreed to?

    Here it's illegal with penalties. You settle on a price, a possession date, usually a home inspection as the final step. Deal done.

    May you find a warm and cosy house at a good price. May the !!!!! of a seller be stuck there forever.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 20th Jan 19, 9:58 AM
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    Oh wondercollie, that's so much better than the system in England! It's different in Scotland, I don't know about Wales though.
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 20th Jan 19, 12:11 PM
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    Monna sending you a big hug. I have a spare room if you need it.

    Ivyleaf the system is the same here in Wales, as in England
    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, but this time more intelligently
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 21st Jan 19, 10:52 AM
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    Ah, thanks, nannywindow.. I thought it probably was, but didn't know if it was something that had been devolved and replaced with a more sensible system
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 21st Jan 19, 12:56 PM
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    What ho, Fencers.

    I'm here for one of my increasingly rare visits; dunno where the time vanishes to.

    We've been having a few problems with Mr Wolf's PD and the sleep disturbances associated with it; he's been given some tablets, Clonazepam (sp?) to help, but having sat and read the extremely long and frankly frightening list of possible, nay probably, side effects, he's said he doesn't want to take them, and frankly I don't blame him.

    But another go like 2 night ago, and I'll force feed them to him!! *Something* (it was actually him moving) disturbed me, and I fully awoke to find him upright, leaning over me, with his arm raised just about to hit me. I instinctively grabbed his arm and yelled "Don't you dare" and that stopped him. He says he was dreaming about fighting; but has no recollection of actually trying to hit me (I believe him, btw) but it's a scary scenario.

    I've banned him from eating cheese for supper - see if that helps in the first instance.
    LameWolf
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
    • Suffolksue
    • By Suffolksue 21st Jan 19, 2:26 PM
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    Lame wolfDH is taking Clonazepan and it's helped a lot .I know what you mean about the list of side effects ,but he doesn't seem to have had any ,the Parkinson's specialist nurse questioned him closely re any history of impulsive actions ( anyone knowing him has laughed at the idea!)
    He fell out of bed running down a hill in his dream and our nurse tells a story of another patient throwing himself out of the path of an oncoming train and cutting his head on the hearth .
    Hopefully you can persuade him to at least try it so you both get some rest at night
    • Suffolksue
    • By Suffolksue 21st Jan 19, 3:21 PM
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    Sorry [B][/lame wolf B just realised its not the Clonazepan that's associated with the impulsive actions it something else .Anyway DH has had no reactions and it has helped a lot
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 21st Jan 19, 3:33 PM
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    We've just had the loveliest morning out at the Rococco Gardens at Painswick where they have the MOST amazing snowdrop walk, it's so beautiful and they're everywhere great drifts of nodding white flowers of all heights and sizes, banks covered with them, woodland areas absolutely white with clumps of them and even alongside the path there are loads of them too and a nice lunch in their restaurant. The flowers are out early this year, other venues here in Gloucestershire aren't opening for the public until early February and I wonder if the flowers will be past their best by then as they've opened much earlier than anticipated due to the very mild winter we've had so far. If you have the inclination and are in this area it's worth a visit, the whole gardens are magical!
    Do not go gentle into that good night, rage rage against the dying of the light Dylan Thomas

    You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself!
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 21st Jan 19, 5:35 PM
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    Wolfy We are both very familiar with those leaflets in the meds boxes . Years ago dd would take one look at the possible side effects and it would take a lot of effort by the gp and myself to persuade her to at least give them a try .


    You are no doubt aware that the drugs companies have to include all notified side effects however rare . In 21 years only 5 of the many meds have at some point needed changing .She still reads them ,laughs and says no change there then and takes the new ones .


    Your husband unlike yourself isn't really familiar with medication . The diagnosis came as a bolt out of the blue and the carer who'd always worked became a patient .


    You've both experienced a sudden change to your normal life which is challenging to you both



    I know you've been struggling with sleep more than usual . It's entirely his decision whether to give the new med a fair trial but it's worth pointing out to him the reality of those side effects and the fact some are very rare .


    There were very good reasons why you were given early retirement on ill health grounds and a balance needs to be found to meet both your needs as much as possible .


    Just my tuppence worth but I would try to persuade him to give it a try . An appt with his GP to discuss his fears may be helpful . He will hopefully be monitored to check any progress or problems .


    Thinking of you both and good to hear you have guests to look forward to .
    polly xx
    • MadamMim2013
    • By MadamMim2013 22nd Jan 19, 4:29 PM
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    Wolfy We are both very familiar with those leaflets in the meds boxes . Years ago dd would take one look at the possible side effects and it would take a lot of effort by the gp and myself to persuade her to at least give them a try .
    Originally posted by pollyanna 26
    Arrrg.. those lovely leaflets.. My Ma has been disabled due to various conditions for many years now, along with high anxiety. The leaflets used to cause a major meltdown so I would often remove them before she could get her hands on them. (Dr would have given the low down on them prior to that) It stopped her reading & re-reading and then overthinking along with the resulting panic.
    Fast forward a few years and I have got her to accept that they have to list the possibility of a side effect, yet quite often a lot that are listed she suffers with as part of her conditions anyhow! Itís helped to calm the anxiety flares. Luckily sheís had no new meds prescribed for a few months!
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    • MadamMim2013
    • By MadamMim2013 22nd Jan 19, 4:38 PM
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    Hi everyone.

    There is a strong rumour that we are due to exchange contracts next Friday and complete and move Feb 7th. I did promise my buyers that if necessary I would put my stuff into store and stay with a friend if I hadn't found anywhere. Since I have found somewhere and filled in the usual 101 forms, I felt that 5 months down the line I would be able to move in, but now the seller has pulled out of the purchase of the house he was buying and has changed his mind about moving into his motor home to let my purchase take place. His estate agent has persuaded him not to go back on his word but I'm a bit apprehensive. I may join the ranks of the homeless.

    No not really, I have too many friends for that to happen but I really don't want to have to move twice.

    Sorry , this sounds like a me, me, me post.

    I'll try to do better next time.
    Originally posted by monnagran
    Not at all Monna we all have been wondering how itís going for you & youíre just filling us in! There would have been much mashing.. that should be nashing of teeth if I was in your position.. No one wants to move twice.. I still cannot believe people can pull out once the property is effectively sold

    I shall be sending daily positive vibes that all will go quickly and smoothly from here on in & that there shall be no dillydallying or nonsense from your seller!
    "There's a little witch in all of us"
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    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 22nd Jan 19, 7:46 PM
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    Thank you all for your concern and nannyW for the offer of her spare room. I'll bear it in mind!

    I am in daily rants with my solicitor because my vendors EA didn't know anything about the proposed exchange on Friday and I don't think they are ready. There are murmurs about something else I have to sign that my solicitors deny any knowledge of. I have threatened that if someone doesn't do something quickly they will be getting me as a lodger come Feb 7th.

    And b r e a t h e.

    The packing up is going steadily, if a bit slower than I would like. DS and DIL are gradually getting all the rubbish they left here disposed of. We have taken to put stuff out on the front with FREE PLEASE TAKE notices on. It's astonishing the speed with which it all disappears. We live in a very quiet place. No passing traffic except the dog walkers on their way to the beach, but some one somewhere wants all this stuff. Yesterday DS dragged a rather battered table out of the garage and came in to make another FREE notice. By the time he got back outside with it the table had gone.

    Those instructions on pills and things make me laugh. I know the companies have to cover themselves but really!
    If they advise you to take it with a glass of water it's a wonder they don't include....Be aware that water can cause drowning. Taking a bite out of the drinking glass may cause lacerations to the mouth.

    I'm getting silly now. Time to stop.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 22nd Jan 19, 9:01 PM
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    What a palaver monna, I do hope it all gets sorted out soon. Perhaps you have the borrowers at the end of the garden?

    Life ticks on here, it's still January, we've had snow and it's freezing cold. Still, the family are all well so all's good in my world, hope it is in yours too.

    Has anyone heard from Nursemaggie? I often wonder how she's getting on.
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