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The seedling survived the first and hail and are growing rapidly. I'm quite excited to see what we get. I went with the plant seeds randomly everywhere option to create a place for bees to come and feed. :-)
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its ages since my last post. Just doing a test to see if this Dreamwidth post cross posts to livejournal.
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GUFF 2013 is now on. Candidates for the Europe to Australasia race are: Julie McMurray and Mihaela Marija Perković. You can vote via Paypal [see http://guff.lostcarpark.com/vote ] or send cheque (made out to 'GUFF') or money order or cash in person to James Shields. 7 The Way, Highlands, Drogheda, Co. Meath, Ireland ( email james [at] lostcarpark [dot] com); or Kylie Ding, 80A Forrest Street, FREMANTLE WA 6160, AUSTRALIA (email kylie_ding [at] hotmail [dot] com).

The ballot form, including candidates' 100 word platforms are available in PDF [ http://bit.ly/QKUqvD ] and Doc [http://bit.ly/RNk1nF ] formats.

Voting ends on Monday, 7th January 2013 at 23:59GMT.

Please disseminate widely.

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Wow I can't belive that the last time I posted was in November last year and about the time we got Casper and Gizmo.

They are well and truely settled in and now have a little sister called Pris which we got from a friend of a friend.

See below some photos of how they are settling in :-).

This is Gizmo from a few weeks ago.  I took a photo of him on the bed with my iphone and the flash went off and this is the effect I got. 

This was when Pris arrived in our family.

And this is Pris now.  :-)

She has really settled in and looks relaxed.

Gizmo here was hiding under the flowers that we vowed never to have in the house again when we found out they are poisen to cats.

More Gizmo and Castper photos :-)

Casper and Gizmo looked through the glass door at the mysterious new visitor in the house Pris.  You can see Gizmo hissing behind the glass.

Pris Sits on my pillow.  She is in a I won't be moved mood even though I need the pillow to sleep on lol.

Casper and Gizmo sleeping with their new friend who they saved from the Claw.

Fish for the three wonderful cats.

They sit in cat nip heaven not sure what to play with first.  :-)

They pray to the god of Cheese on the kitchen counter in the hope the god will offer them some cheese in reward for their preyers.

Pris hangs out with the Japanese books trying to learn the language by being near the books.

No more photos of cats for a while.  I promise.
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Our Diets are going well I think, Pat seems to do better at keeping within his calories per day where as I struggle.  I try to eat around 1200 Kcals per day but often go over that because I find I start to get bad tempered at work and normally snack on fruit and veg and now have some weight watchers hot chocolate at work to drink when I feel stressed at work or tired.  I am certainly loosing weight and at a nice slow rate and feel better for it.  Pat and I have been enjoying weekend walks around Essex and have slowly been building up in distance as we go along.  We are following a book called Footpaths for Fitness - Essex by Laurie Page.  It is a book of walks that start at around 1 and a half miles and mostly easy flat walks and getting more and more difficult as they go along.  We are now doing around 3 miles with some hills in.  Pat is doing a great job of doing the navigating while walking.

The most interesting route we have taken to our walks is from Bretwood through Ongar, Great Roding, Great Dunmow, Thaxted, Great Easton, and Great Sampford.

Thaxted reminded me of a time William Shakespeare would have lived in.

Just behind the Thaxted Town hall which is the white building, there is a house for sale called the Dick Turpin's cottage and looks like a very interesting place to live.

Just after Thaxted is Great Eastern where there was a Rolls Royce Dealership with a beautiful a wooden frontage.

I can't afford to Rolls Royce but the window shopping was pleasant.

Yesterdays walk in Great Sampford was the most interesting since it took us through woods, cottages, fields with hourses in, churches and up hills.  The rain managed to hold off long enough for us to finish our walk and have a drink in the local pub before heading home.

It is lovely to discover Essex after living here for 3 years.

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the last few weeks has been going well, feeling a little better after a very stressful. I managed to help Pat sort out some problems at work near the end of the week but it all got a bit much on Friday morning and I had to take a time out from work and all till I felt better. Some of my colleagues came and found me to give me some kind words but felt a little embarrassed.

This weekend was lovely, Pat and I got to sleep in getting some much needed rest. In the afternoon we went to a Barbecue and got to see friends we had not seen for a while. It was nice to laze in the summer sun eating burgers and chatting with friends. They have this lovely Hammock which both Pat and I lay in gazing up at the trees for a few hours.

Today we slept in again then went to the cinema to watch Terminator Salvation. It was a good film. We ate at Nandos Chicken and Chips then had ice cream while watching the Movie so was a perfect afternoon.

I was almost led astray by believing that Jeff Goldbloom was dead but found out it was a rumour.

On Friday I also found out a colleague and manager from my old job was made redundant. she was an amazing manager. I feel really bad for her.
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Wondering if I can update livejournal with this account ;->.

I walked it from Piccadilly to Liverpool Street again this time taking two hours.

I stopped off at various places on the way and walked along the Thames river. It was nice to sit down and read my book by the Thames especially with the sound of waves as they hit the wall. It was a busy night with lots of people walking, riding and skating. I even saw a guy on one of those two wheeled electrical devices you stand on and it moves quite fast. But even though there were lots of people it was still peaceful.
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As a dyslexic I am having problems coping with the red text. If anyone knows how to change the standard text to another colour I would be a happy bunny. :-)


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