Friday, 11 January 2013

Friday Round Up

new read - bedtime treat for me - bedtime treat for matt
feelunique sales treats - crossed paws - headache patches don't work for me
wilson hanging out with the chickens - dinky frizzle egg - friday night

It's been a bit of an animal focused week and I've no problem with that. The best thing that happened this week was the return of our little Frizzle hen which has made us both happier than you can imagine. I found out today that she had been camping out in our neighbour's coop for a few days at least. And as you can see from the picture above, she's already laying her little white eggs again

Last weekend I was visiting my parents and was followed by a large, fat tabby cat. He followed me around the corner where I parked my car, across the road, up the drive, through the gate and into the house. He appeared very old and a bit confused. He had nearly been hit by a couple of cars as he crossed the road after me - he certainly didn't have the road sense of an old cat and I was worried about him. He had a collar and tag so I rang his owners and left a message while he lounged on my dad's kitchen floor. He was very old and had arthritis, poor thing, but he managed to whizz out of the back door before long and find his way home. It turned out he'd been a stray and was rescued by a local lady who took pity on him

It's also been a week of animal reunions - one of Matt's friends had his van stolen from his drive with his 14 year old black lab in the back early in the week. We were so worried for the poor dog, he'd have had no idea where he was or what was going on. He's a bit confused most of the time, a bit like Boris the cat, hence he liked to spend his time in the van rather than in the house with the other dogs. Luckily he was found this morning, wandering down a country lane a few miles away. I assume the thieves dumped him which is awful but far preferable to the alternative I suppose. Anyway, he's home and safe and I expect he'll be spending more time in the house nowadays

This weekend I'm finally going to get my eyes tested (as I've been intending to since November) and book cinema tickets for Les Miserables. I'm SO excited to see it as I've been a mad, obsessive Les Mis fan since I was about 13. I own more than one recording of it and the 10th anniversary DVD and even have a favourite cast (the Dream Cast, for your info) so I'm going to be pretty hard to impress but I just HAVE to see it. Because I am an old lady and have a bad back, I have to go to a Vue cinema and book their VIP seats because they are the only ones I can be comfy in for the length of a film. I couldn't get tickets for this weekend but hopefully next week I can go. Having listened to/watched the musical so many hundreds of times, the words are imprinted onto my brain so I will have to make a conscious effort not to sing my way through the film. In fact, they needn't have bothered casting so many famous names, I could have done the whole thing from start to finish for about 80% of the cost :)

Have a great weekend everyone

22 comments:

  1. mmm I love the sleep easy clipper tea! My cat does too, it goes all mega purry when I make it & trys to have a sneaky little drink from my mug. I've also found him chewing one of the teabags before which I found a bit weird, but if he is happy i'm happy. Love the story of your chicken- I'm glad she made it safely home. Also can't imagine how stressful it must have been for your friend with the lab, i'm really glad that he is safe and sound! x

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    1. How weird, I wonder what's in them that appeals to cats?? xx

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  2. I'm so glad the dog was found, poor thing! At least he is home safe and sound now, like the cat :)

    I hope you enjoy the movie, I'm quite keen to see it too even though I'm not a huge fan of musicals, I adored Sweeny Todd!

    I saw that my local M&S now stocks Philip Kingsley, I thought of you when I saw it today.

    Amy xx
    http://alittleboatsailing.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I'd definitely be more upset about the dog than the van. Good that he was found though! What do you think of The Casual Vacancy? x

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    1. Me too! I'm not very far in yet, I'm finding it hard to keep track of who all the characters are! xx

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  4. That really was an animal filled week! So sad about your friend's dog being in the van- bet you must all be so relieved that he turned up unharmed. Enjoy the rest of your weekend
    Kaz x

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  5. How awful to have a dog stolen (the van too, but still), so glad to hear he's back home safe! I can't get enough of the sleep easy tea - it really does work!

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  6. How are you finding the casual vacancy? I found it very heavy going :( my week was an animal filled week too, as you already know because we e-mail each other daily haha

    Hope your headache has gone, I get so grouchy when my head is sore x

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    1. I'm always grouchy, it makes little difference :-) xx

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  7. I hope you enjoy Les Mis and so awful about having a dog stolen, those things just shouldn't happen at all. Your friday night picture looks perfect. Hope you've had a great weekend :) xxx

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    1. I bet you were jealous about the cat weren't you?? xx

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  8. Can't wait to read the Rowling novel, too!

    -Kati

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  9. Sorry to hear the headache patches haven't worked for you :( aren't they attractive - nothing like a big white patch of cold jelly stuck to your forehead to scream "sex appeal" to all and sundry :) glad to hear Frizzle is back to her egg-laying ways! :) I am super excited to see Les Mis too, I've seen it a few times in the West End but the prospect of having the film at our fingertips when it comes out on DVD is just too exciting for words! x

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    1. I was so hoping they would :-( it was nice and soothing but did nothing for the pain sadly. I will DEFINITELY be buying the DVD! xx

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  10. The Casual Vacancy is sat on my bookshelf, it's next on my list after I've finished Life of Pii x

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  11. If ever I want to read a happy, animal-related tale I always know where to come! You seem to attract animals in need, and luckily it seems they've come to the right place :)
    Can you believe I have never seen Les Miserables, nor do I have a clue what the story is about? I'm planning on rectifying this immediately by getting myself to the nearest cinema as soon as possible.
    Will be interested to hear your thoughts on The Casual Vacancy as have been in two minds whether to pick it up or not.
    Hope you're well,
    Mel xx

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha did I tell you my last name is Doolittle??
      Definitely go see Les Mis, it's fab. I'll let you know on The Casual Vacancy when I've finished it xx

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