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Ranting and raving
Sat 30-Jan-10
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mutley
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Possablity Squirrel,rabbits or a pigein will see how cold it is first..

Sat 30-Jan-10
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Danny, I too had noticed the stamp thing. Not good customer relations and I'm sure the cost of re-used stamps was negligable. Actually, what you do is just stick a label over the original address and write your new address on it and post it- no need to steam them off ( yeah, all right, I confess, probably my fault they introduced the new stamps)

Mind you, we sometimes used to get people sending letters to us in Holland with not enough postage. The UK post would then stick a snooty sticker on the letter complaining that the postage was wrong. Why they thought it worth telling the person receiving the letter  the postage was wrong I really do not know. They never put stickers on letters that had absurdly too much postage on them.

I want to send them envelopes with snooty stickers on saying 'do you think you could deliver this in under ten days please". Why does the Post Office think it good to boss its customers about and treat us like fraudsters?

I suppose as they treat their staff like that, it is business as usual to them in the Post Office Universe where everyone runs everywhere and never chats to customers they inhabit.

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Sat 30-Jan-10
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Mutley, I haven't tasted squirrel, but wood pigeon is wonderful and I make a mean rabbit and potato soup.  Good luck.

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Sat 30-Jan-10
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just over 5 years old, she like putting her toys out and then shoots them ( the old or ugly ones) and the babys one she keep as pets and she pretends to chop them up.  it,s so funny. we are very close .

Sat 30-Jan-10
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Mutley, I have some very plump Woodpigeons you would be welcome to shoot any time.

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Sat 30-Jan-10
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many thanks RunAway, how do the pigeons feel about this. im sure jade would love it to. have got a green woodpecker that has live by me for some 20 years now unless its a famliy of them.

Sat 30-Jan-10
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I have a wonderful great spotted woodpecker that comes to the nut feeder.  It is very shy but I got some good photos of it.

 Tomorrow is the last day of pheasant shooting in Scotland.  Two brace today and one duck for the freezer ( not shot by me).  

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Sun 31-Jan-10
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KateUK said:

Admittedly I do sometimes garden in pyjamas on warm summer mornings- only in the back garden, mind, front garden I get dressed for.


Here in Latvia is not unusal to see women gardening in just their underwear, would be quite shocking if I hadn't already lived in Denmark where attitude to dress or undress in public places is also far more relaxed. Not part of the culture I am ever likely to embrace though, too British for that. And before anyone gets excited and start planning a trip to Latvia to see this sight - it is not the younger women who garden in their underwear

Sun 31-Jan-10
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Dhooll i was just digging out my passport lol. Whistle Cheers

Sun 31-Jan-10
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Presumably they only garden in underwear in the summer in Latvia Joanna- though the image of elderly Beryl Cook style ladies wheeling barrowloads of compost about in winter weight thermals and wellingtons has made my day.

Just like to say I'm typing this in my pyjamas and yes, it is the AFTERNOON.

Haven't been to Tesco - yet.

We used to get spotted woodpeckers in the garden in Holland,we lived near some big parks with old trees and loads of woodpeckers. They would bring theier babies to the garden to show them where the feeders where , they got quite cheeky and would come down to the feeders even when I was sitting in the (very small) garden only feet away. One mroning I came down to the kitchen to find one of them sitting on the worktop, it had come in through the open window. I walked right up to it and stood looking at it for quite a few minutes, then it strolled along the worktop, sat on the widowsill for a bit,hopped back onto the feeders. Best bird experience ever, never thought I'd get that close to a Woodpecker.

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Just like to say I'm typing this in my pyjamas and yes, it is the AFTERNOON.

Is this a consperciey

Going out soon with with my little girl hope to get something for tea :mrgreen: will up-date after lunch.
Well only 1 pidgeon a small dear and a large owl was the only things we see.
I will go on own in the week.

Mon 1-Feb-10
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Definitely no gardening here in Latvia at the moment but if it was possible I definitely think your image Kate would sum it up.Laugh

Mon 1-Feb-10
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This isn't so much a rant, but  a letting go of feelings.  I was supposed to be going to a meeting tonight and as I am treasurer, I should have been there.  However one of my labradors decided to go walkabout and was away for two and half hours.  It is pitch black here, no street lights and to find a black dog is nigh on impossible.  It is raining and I have sat here on my own getting more and more worried and upset. You know the way it is, one minute so angry with her and then the next convinced she's lying hurt somewhere.  My other two dogs were upset too.   Then she just appeared back.  I found her by the kennel soaking wet and very scared.  She raced into the house ahead of me and dived under the sideboard.  I shouted at her and she has not moved since.    It takes a long time to calm down after this happens - it is not the first time.  Where does she go?  Perhaps chasing a deer or for a forage along the beach or up to the hill.  I'll never know, but I worry she may go out of the grounds here and onto the road.  It is a wee single track road, but it only takes one car.  

If you have read this to the end thank you.  I do feel better now.  In fact I might even have a steady enough hand now to pour a glass of wine.  Wonder what I missed at the meeting?

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Mon 1-Feb-10
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I totally empathise, Danuta. It has happened to use frequently, between dogs and fowl. Meetings and appointments inevitably take second place. I often wonder if my genuine excuses are really understood by the others.

But what can you do? Living in the country, you cannot totally secure your dogs and stuff will happen.

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Mon 1-Feb-10
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I can imagine how you must have felt Joanna,when I lived in a first floor flat in Aberystwyth my cat fell out of a window (he's not very clever, bless him), and when I went outside to get him I couldn't find him. I  lived by a big road, frequented by lorries and people going to quickly. I didn't really understand that "worried sick" was a literal description until then.

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