Sunday, 16 August 2009
On friday Martin climbed into one of the 2 little attics and quickly came scumbling down again. He was greated with a large 2ft wasp nest that had grown over one of the air blocks. it contained thousands of wasps. After persuading him not to tacle it himself we got a pest controller in who sprayed it with wasp poison. it was one of the largest nests he'd ever seen and he said it containeda lot of wasps. Apparently a few hundred drones can build a very large nest in a matter of weeks, ours had the humidity of the bathroom and an air vent, to make it a popular nest choice. Its not to be touched for a few days, and we may need him back again.It's amazing to think that we could have had these little house guests so close by but not known it. We came down with the sniffles, we think the powder did that, but poor Lily was really ill, being sick etc, we think she might have investigated the poison can lid.
On a brighter note, Cousin Mick and i were interviewed by the Cambridge Daily News about our rare bone complaint and ity was published in saturdays paper.it was a good article, though my photo was not too great. Alice Ryan the reporter loved Micks cheeky wit, even when he tried to flirt with her.
craft wise i have just finished one waistcoat and two thirds through another, i am trying to be good and start using up my stash. Photo,s to come later. Other than that we and the ark remain much the same.
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Sunday, 9 August 2009
It's a red letter day as i have at long last finished module 1 of my City and Guilds hand knitting course. i began this module in April, so it has taken me just about 4 months. Even though i have been knitting for years, i feel as if i have learnt alot, and my memory has been refreshed on other things. It also means that i can go away and be refreshed before i start module 2.
unfortunately the dogs have not been too well this week. we took them to Royston heath on Thursday, and though the sky was over cast, i think it was too hot for them, 3 of them were down with sickness and heat exhaustion, we will check the temperature next time, nothing over 18 for a walk. Tumi, bless her has sprained her back and cannot stand very well. She is lovingly being looked after, by us and the others gentle nudge her. Sitting down with her has made me conscentrate on finishing the module. She is a little better, but can only walk a couple of steps.Lily can't understand why her best friend won't play with her.
bye for now.
Sunday, 2 August 2009
It has beenages and ages since i have blogged, two reasons, one painful hand, and a busy Martin who hasn't had time to take photos etc. So now its time for a bit of a catch up.
martin has finished University for this year, and goes back in september to write his disertation and to take a couple of extra modules. I am so proud of him as he won the Student of the year award.Not for marks etc, but for over coming his dyslexia, reallyhelping other people in many different ways, for contributing as a student rep and helping fellow students. Only one student a year gets the ward from over 20,000 students. So he has done really well.
The hounds are all fine as later photographs will show. Simba is now 11, Lily remains a full of energy as ever. She has been helping Martin to put anextension on the garden room,cutting his wood up into bit size chunks for him and re distibuting all the plants.
i have been trying to rest as my legs do not like me too much at the moment. Plus my left hand is not too good.I have been for umpteen tests and things, at one point i was lighting up the national grid with over 9 amps of electricity being pumped through my arm. I have 2 elbows on one arm, and the surgeon whats to make sure he knows where everything is, before he operstes. Otherwie i have been knitting,crocheting and sewing as usual.
i have also joined face book and am slowly learning how to use it.
we are slowly getting ready for our holiday in September, our 1st in 4 years. Both of us can't wait, we hope to cruise around some of the greek islands such as santorini,crete etc then the second week go to venice, spit and other ports in croatia. Hopefully the sail will be calm and the places interesting.
Enjoy the following photo's.