Cyber Family 200
Kim sorry your electric work has been postponed.
We are in for a stormy day tomorrow, batten down the hatches and stay safe.
I have just weighed Barney and he is 3kg today so has put on 0.5kg over the last 2 weeks.
Good to see you again and hope you are well. Do keep in touch more often - you are missed when you go AWOL (lol), love Kim x
Ian sold his boat on Thursday but he is after another one. We went to a neighbours 80th birthday party on Thursday and it was a fish and chip supper which went down well. I think I might be having a house warming party combined with my 80th in October. No sign of moving date yet.
Does Ian know what size of boat he will be getting? I have friends (a girl I was in the PMs with her husband who I introduced her to) who downsized their house once the children were grown up and had left home and upsized their boat. Now they spend the winter months sailing around the Greek Islands!
This morning, despite never having seen the advert, Barney decided to be an Andrex puppy so half the flat floor ended up draped in toilet roll! It's a good job I love him to bits! He is getting thoroughly spoilt as I have a friend called Annie who works as a volunteer in an animal charity shop in town and is always bring him new toys that the shop has had donated. The other day she rocked up with a lovely brown corduroy bed with a sheepskin lining which Barney loves. It only cost £2 would you believe.
I have no idea what size boat Ian is after but it is bigger than the last one.
Andy is playing tonight so hope he does well.
Barney sounds delightful, wonderful company for you.
Busy morning yesterday. Barney went to the Vets for his second lot of vacinations and spent the afternoon feeling rather sorry for himself. Had a
very frustrating time trying to buy a new mobile phone. Ended up spending about 20 mins in the EE Shop getting all the speil from a young man only to be told when I eventually picked one that they did not take cash only bank cards!! My friend Annie's husband came round yesterday evening and said that if I gave him the cash he would go and get me the phone and pay with his bank card, which I thought was very nice of him.
This morning Barney managed to jump up onto the leather arm chair and say "Hello" to Alfred the Teddy Bear. Alfred is now not such a happy bear as he temporarily lost his nose and I have had to replace it!!
Did Barney get a telling off?
By the way did you open your card and present from your old pal Mike Pass yet ??
I have been around dogs all my life but I don't think that I have come across a puppy as sharp as Barney before. He is so quick to pick things up. Within 2 days of arriving he knew his name, would come when called and was using his training pads for all his piddles and poos. He responds brilliantly to hand signals, I have learnt a lot from Graeme Hall of Ch5 'Dogs behaving very badly' show. If I point to Barney and then to a spot on the carpet, he will go and sit there and wait for instructions. He has learnt the command 'Down' for lie down and is doing very well with his 'stay!' My friend, Julie, calls him Mr. Smarty pants! He cost me an arm and a leg but is worth every penny. He has given me a whole new lease of life and every day is a joy to wake up to.
I am having a few quiet day as Ian has bought another boat so is working hard to get it how he wants it before putting it on its mooring. For Syd as I understand it the boat is a Gaff rig. As soon as I have a picture I will post one.
We have now exchanged phone numbers etc. and will be arranging lunch dates and trips out in days to come so a good result all round.
I was absolutely stunned by all the presents but those two were the icing on the cake. I was so moved by them both that it is impossible to say how I felt. Overwhelmed is the nearest. Below is a photo of me doing the signing. It felt good and I was asked by most of the other family members and guests for the same thing. What a day!
I've more photos showing the family but I'll post them a bit later.