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Saturday, 29 December 2018

Random Thoughts on 2018 in...

no particular order.
Living by the sea is a dream, however as with most things the dream and reality are odd bedfellows.

I have stopped my weekend glasses of wine. Interestingly I haven’t missed them. 

Lost all faith in politicians of every sort.  I no longer believe a word any of them are saying.

Meditation has brought about an air of calmness in amongst all the angst of moving, Audrey, who is dying, rallying, dying.

My blood pressure isn’t under control, even with all the walking, pill-popping. We eat a very well balanced diet; even this lunchtimes soup had ten veg in it, yes, TEN!  Alright all left-overs... but still!

I desperately want a rescue dog. Christmas saw me plough through seventy pages of the Dogs Trust web site.  I know now isn’t the time but certainly when we finally get to Ludlow.  Hubs will have been gently, oh so gently worked on.  Mind you I did get him to promise faithfully when our much loved dog died, no matter how much I whinge and moan we would never get another dog.
This is her...



I sense he is weakening, everso 
slowly!


10 comments:

  1. Once you are settled in your new home it would be lovely to have a new canine friend in your life. It gets you out and makes it easy to talk to new people. I stood on a corner a couple of days ago with my dog lying down while I chatted with an elderly man who decided for no good reason to stop me to admire my dog, then proceed to tell me his life story! Fortunately my dog is very patient under these circumstances! I feel much the same as you about politicians too and I suspect your blood pressure is probably under pressure worrying about Audrey. I think my dad is in the same boat and my anxiety levels are way up especially when the phone rings.:( I think you also had to try to live your dream or you'd always have wondered. Lets hope your next move is really the dream. I wish you and your family a very happy new year when it comes. x

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    1. They are certainly icebreakers, couldn’t agree more. My blood pressure I am sure is directly attributable to Audrey, as unfortunately she turned nasty towards us, feeling we were the villains of the peace when all we want to do is to help her. She also talks over you all the time, which I find very wearing, my BP I physically feel creeping up, so much so I have to walk away leaving the man listening. Just don’t ask about the move, this is also a huge worry as to whether she will still be alive when we eventually manage to go.

      LX

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  2. I said the same thing. But a house without a dog is desert. I love all animals but a dog is an essential part of any home for me. He/she is waiting patiently for you to bring them home. Wishing you good luck with your move, Ludlow is wonderful. Sally

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    1. I couldn’t agree more Sally, how I have lasted this long Is a testament to how strong my love was for Tish.

      We can’t wait to get to Ludlow, new home, new town, new dog, it has a certain something?

      LX

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  3. You will never replace her, but you will make another dog so happy you will never notice the differences. How soon are you moving? Oh, well, that's OK. Your new friend will find her corner and cheer you on.

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    1. Who knows about how soon, things here have ground to a halt, is it the holiday - yes, Brexit - highly likely? The hound will have to wait, best to settle in our new home first.

      LX

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  4. I lost my first ( rescue) dog over 5 years ago, and can still cry when I think of his loss, but I had another dog, a 10 week old schnauzer, just 8 weeks later. He didn't take the place of the first dog, but has his own place in the family. As Marksgran says.......a dog will get you out, keep you healthy ,and certainly be the quickest route to meeting lovely new friends when you move. I have several " best friends" who I met on dog walks. I don't allow myself to dwell on when Alexi may no longer be with us. Happy New Year. Hope the moving plans are going well. XX

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    1. I have taken a huge amount of time to get to this stage of wanting another dog, our last one was so very special. Now I feel is right, Hubs is still going to take some convincing especially as he undertook the promise so blooming seriously! Watch this space...

      LX

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  5. I have been trying out some meditation - with Mooji - powerful stuff! The sense of peace and calm which I feel afterwards has been very beneficial (family gatherings!)so thank you!

    I have just deleted a whole paragraph of my nonsense - after all, you know my doggy story! However, I am prepared to bet that there is a dog out there who needs you almost as much as you need her.x

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    1. I am sad you deleted a paragraph, your words Elaine are never nonsense. So glad you are enjoying Mooji, my mantra courtesy of him is ‘nothing can overwhelm you’ I say it to myself whenever I feel it might? At times I think what was that all about? Never the sharpest tool in the box, me, however if it is working its magic and it is, why worry?

      I think you are right about ‘the’ dog, just a matter of settling in our lovely me sort of cottage (quirky) then the man will be ready... hopefully?

      LX

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I’ll be blowed if...

I am going to let some bugs, flour and water get the better of me! This is the state of play this morning. If you peer close enough...