Monday, 30 June 2008
Anyway i was going to talk about toilet training my bengals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=051SpYwy_v0. I mean, how cool is that? Both my boys have very different habits when it comes to this sort of thing. H likes to go in the litter tray, he will come in from an excursion to God knows where, and go straight to it. Why? You've just been out in the biggest litter tray there is! He doesn't even mind if it's a bit dirty, unlike his brother. C doesn't much like using the tray, he prefers to do it out. If the box has been used and he can't get out, he will either sit there and yowl a demand that is cleaned or go off and find a nice duvet or leather jacket to do it on!! So wouldn't it be fantastic to train them to use the toilet? No more misplaced doo doos, no more cleaning out the stinky litter tray. I'm not sure that H would be impressed, and knowing him he will probably fall in. But C seems to be working round to the idea. Saturday morning i got up and visited the loo, as one does. C strolls into the bathroom, up into the bath, and squats perfectly over the plug hole! I wonder how many times he's done that? Eeww, reminder to self, wash thoroughly before running a bath!!
On a chickeny note, i tried introducing the ex-batts to the teenagers today. I opened the door to the house so the babies could come out. Only two braved it - chickens. Most of the time they didn't take much notice of eachother, but when one of the youngsters came face to face with Bella, she thought she'd have a go, (being tough and having survived a cat attack and all). It didn't go down so well though, Bella grabbed her by the throat and pinned her to the floor!! I had to put a gentle foot between them to get them apart! Lordy! I guess little 'un won't try that again in hurry! Will try again in a couple of days, if the bloody weather sorts itself out!
Friday, 27 June 2008
When i get to Tiger's hutch i realise all his bedding is wet. Wtf? Did he really drink so much? No clever rabbit, knowing it was June and that the lovely friendly Bengals don't eat rabbits (?) he has built himself a sun roof!! Yep, he has chewed a substantial hole in the roof of his hutch!
That's handy, i was looking for a new job to take on.
Last night was different, the energy build up came later. It wasn't till i went to bed. As i was finishing up downstairs i could hear crashing noises coming from upstairs. Is that the kids or the cats? Even for the cats it sounded a bit much. I went up to investigate (with my whip and chair). Now i'm not really bothered by creepy crawlies, i mean if a huge spider leapt on my face, i may lose my cool just for a second, but if they leave me alone then that's fine with me. But i have never seen such a HUGE daddy long legs in my life! And there, throwing themselves around after it with a great deal of enjoyment and excitement, are my boys, bless them! Onto my bedroom window sill, knocking a few photos off as they pass, onto the bed, falling off the bed in a suicidal attempt at flying, out of the room, into the bathroom, into the bath, out of the bath, into the wall, half way down the stairs, back up the stairs, back into my bedroom. This went on for a while, like a crazy assault course circuit, with me unable to catch cat or crane fly. Luckily they stayed out of the kids' rooms and didn't wake them either, which is a miracle in itself, and eventually i managed to guide it out of a window without the boys sailing out after it.
Quite worn out from their exploits but a little disappointed that their prey had escaped, the boys curled up on the end of my bed and promptly went to sleep. I put my room back together and curled up myself hoping the sun would appear in the morning. That's hopeful, it's June in Britain for God's sake!
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Hmmm, only in Cyprus would you get away with this nice polite 'PC' sign!
Um, which way's Larnaca again?
Lol, typical Cyprus always got to be better than the next guy!
Must make sure i go to this restaurant next time i'm in Cyprus, the food sounds delicious!
This photo was taken in Northen Cyprus, which i don't approve of, but it is bloody hilarious!
I've decided to publish the poem i wrote for my husband's anniversary card. It made us both laugh, and he thought i got it from the net anyway, so maybe it will entertain you! It went something like this;
You make me smile, you make me laugh,
And you look good in the bath.
Even though you're sometimes grumpy,
Your pants are often hard and lumpy.
You wind me up, you drive me mad,
But when you're gone, it makes me sad.
Even though you snore and fart,
I love you with all my heart.
Oh, and addiction. Well, i'm addicted to smoking, The Sims 2 on PC, Facebook...... and now this!! I keep thinking of things i want to say. Please let me know if I bore you, i would hate that to happen.
I saw a blog post the other day where someone was claiming that they would only ever eat battery eggs. Why? Because of a particular egg, which had a feather stuck to it! OMG a feather, how disgusting! Grow up for God's sake, no one says you have to eat the feather. Would people really rather eat eggs from hens who suffer horrendously than a beautiful egg (with a feather on it) from happy chickens that free range.
School is in the next village which is also where my sister lives. School was a big factor when we moved and i decided not to send them to the one in our village. The kids came from a school of 340 pupils, the little village school has only 40! They would have been in the same class which wouldn't have gone down well, their characters are far too different. My eldest is also very bright and i needed a school that will challenege her. So i drive them four and a half miles to school. That's fine, i would have had to drive them to school anyway, and actually it doesn't take as long as it did to their old school which was a hell of a lot nearer. There are no queues, no traffic lights, just a quiet road, straight through as long as the train isn't late!
But this morning, just as we get to school, youngest states she's forgotten her homework, and the eldest has forgotten her P.E. kit. So having driven 9 miles already this morning I have to go and do it again. Ok so 18 miles isn't THAT far, but my PETROL Frontera that i bought for 'country living' seems to be very thirsty at the moment.
We really must get this country living figured out, i've already borrowed tinned tomatos and cat food from my neighbour, becasue popping to the shop at 6 when you realise you haven't got something has taken on a whole new meaning, and is now a full scale expedition rather than a 2 minute chore. God help us when we get snowed in! At least we have eggs.
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
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Tuesday, 24 June 2008
So of we went, the neighbours kindly agreeing to look after the growing menagerie of animals. The girls went to stay with their dad for the weekend and we went to the wedding. It was lovely, i wore a dress for the first time since we got married and the whole day was a massive reunion for us. All our friends that used to live near to us, all in one place. It was fantastic. Even though we go back to Somerset about once a month or so, we don't often get to see everyone.
The weather was a bit 'British' but apart from that the day went like a dream. So raise a glass and wish Rab and Sharon all the best for the future.
I had thought the kids might find the move hard, they were leaving a good school and lots of friends. Where we lived was an estate with lots of their friends and their dad living nearby. But they have settled so well, their school has abought 250 less kids in it! The atmosphere at school is great, everyone knows everyone else and the whole school is really friendly. The girls have made new friends, and although they all live quite far away, in comparison, they often go for tea or have friends over.
My mum is from Kent, so growing up we never had anyone apart from immediate family around. It may seem weird to some, but i love it now when i bump into my aunt and uncle in Morrisons or my cousin in New Look! Such simple things. I have to work harder on the visiting thing though, i thought i'd see everyone so much more, but i guess you fall into your own routines and daily business and don't seem to make the time.
My sister is living up here too, just a couple of miles away, and mum and dad are looking for their retirement home somewhere close too. My brother has stayed in Somerset luckily for us, he bought our house! Dad had always wanted to come back to Wales, but hadn't wanted to leave my kids behind, they are the only grandchildren. So now he has no excuse! Fingers crossed it won't be too long now, they have had an offer on the house, they just need to find somewhere suitable.