Long time – no blog

Well done Helen for waking me up from my blogging hibernation with a little prompt in the comments box.

So, what’s been going on here then?

My sister Wendy and her husband came to stay last week. They usually come in March but decided to wait until the end of August in the hope of avoiding the rainy season. Of course, they were greeted by rain which lasted for a couple of days but the rest of their stay was sunny. They both lead hectic lives so it made a change for them to stay later in bed and not do much – just a trip into town on the one day when the roads were gridlocked thanks to major work near the station – and a look around the hypermarket, more from curiosity than the need to buy anything.

However, Roger found a waterproof overall in a medium size (he’s very slim) but it was too tight so we had to go back and queue for ages at the Accueil where they gave him his money back. We then found the same thing in xl which fitted him.

Whale is in hospital to see if they can shed any light on the cause of his swollen and stiffening right leg.  He wasn’t looking forward to it as his last experience of  “Rheumatology” was bing squeezed into a small room with his wheelchair, walking frame and another patient.

But now the department has transferred to the new wing and he has a big room all to himself with his own toilet and shower. He has a phone by his bed so that he can call for a chat whenever he feels like it and plenty of books to read. They have already done various tests and several types of x-rays and scans including an MRI but he thinks the doctor said he would be in for another week.

The chickens are getting used to the cooler weather and soggy ground. They don’t always have the sense to go under cover when it pours with rain but they are putting themselves to bed earlier.

Last night I found the one ‘definite’ hen from the white gang had gone to bed with the black hens. Does this mean she wanted to avoid the boys’ dormitory?

There are now three cockerel voices being raised and one has mastered a clear ‘cock-a-doodle-dooooo’. The other two are making throaty rumbling sounds but it won’t be long before all seven of them are competing to show off their masculinity. Oh dear!

We are in the throes of redecorating the kitchen. CC has painted all the cupboard doors and  Pascal installed a new sink and tap together with a new worktop but we are waiting for him to come and retile the walls and fit an induction hob.

I’ll post photos when it’s all done.

A couple of  ‘funnies’  to finish:

1)Just had a phonecall from a friend whom CC was supposed to meet at the station, asking where she was.

“But you said sept heures et demie”.

Non, DIX-SEPT heures et demie.”

Guess who took the message – moi!! Oops

2) Bear during lunch:

“I want to go to thingy tomorrow as I’d like to go to whatsit as well”.

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8 Responses to “Long time – no blog”

  1. Little old me Says:

    Hi Sandy
    I hope Whale gets sorted soon, it’s awful not knowing whats wrong.

    I think the thought of seven cockerels all cock-a-doodle-doooooing’ sounds lovely, no really I do.

    Looking forward to the photos of the new kitchen

  2. sablonneuse Says:

    Thanks Helen. I only hope all our neighbours feel the same about the cockerels. I’ve spoken to the ladies either side and they’re happy but it’s the ones further afield I’m not sure about. Our cockerels can hear another one in the distance and that sets them off!
    The first time Bear heard them (he is deaf) he thought it was the cats having a fight.

  3. derek Says:

    It’s all go in your house, Sandy. No wonder you haven’t time to blog!!

    derek

  4. guyana gyal Says:

    Roger who is slim found an extra-large overall that fitted him perfectly? That should say something about how they’re labelling clothing today. No wonder they have size zero.

    Apart from the tests and tubes and needles, Whale must be having a whale of a time in that big room.

  5. sablonneuse Says:

    I suppose he does have to wear the overall on top of lots of clothes in Winter but, I agree, sizing is crazy nowadays.
    yes, G-G I think Whale is quite happy in his room at the hospital.

  6. Pat Says:

    Bear speaks our language:)

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