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I have been trying to connect to the internet for the last hour....... here now, phew.!

The wind has just got up and quite blustery here at the moment but rain is expected later today. Shipping News.!

I went to be titivated and pampered at the hair salon yesterday, came home and said to my HL, what do you think? what do you think about what he said.Rolling Eyes

Just going to make a cuppa and take a tour, see you later owlys.

If you can't sleep and there are others on line then have a natter here.

Night Night, & Sweet Dreams.
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Posted at 18th Nov 2009 - 12:30AM   Posted by Camilla   I CAN'T SLEEP CHAT POST Comments: 19

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Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2009 at 12:31AM

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Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2009 at 12:41AM

Frances's Avatar I bet that your hair style looks grand, Camilla! There really is something so relaxing and luxurious about having your hair taken care of by a talented stylist.

It was a beautiful day in New York, and I was up early and got quite a bit done on the Christmas card front. Also a bit more on the Christmas gift-making projects.

Had a quick trip downtown this afternoon to Purl, the fabulous yarn shop in our SOHO neighborhood, to pick up just a few more skeins of yarn for a particular project. It's fun to go in there and see all the enthusiastic knitters/crocheters bustling about, looking for yarns, or finding out from one of the resident experts just where their sweater, hat, scarf, socks, whatever might have gone off the chart.

It's a friendly place, and I rarely leave without buying something!

I am into a new book by the prolific Alexander McCall Smith, called The Lost Art of Gratitude. Great title! It is the latest of his series set in Edinburgh featuring a lady philosopher as the main character. Very dry and very funny, and occasionally wise, too.


Posted by: Frances on 18th Nov 2009 at 12:47AM

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Posted by: Frances on 18th Nov 2009 at 12:47AM

Camilla's Avatar Hello Frances, thank you. Yes, I love Holsoe too.

You are so creative Frances, bet those Cards and Projects are just delightful.

I love the sound of that store Purl, can remember my mother having many old-fashioned patterns around the house in London, she was always knitting when she was younger.

I have heard of that Author Frances, I think I have two copies here somewhere which I won with a teapot in magazine competition, complete with tea-bags.! Have you got all of the Author's books Frances?


Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2009 at 01:14AM

Hello, Owls. Just back from a walk. and just enough time to say, "Hello" before Sadie wants more attention. (She's barking at me right now.)

I'll be back in a bit, thought not perhaps until all of you have gone. It's half past seven here, so I suspect that about 1:30 a.m., GMT.

If nobody else gets to Tiddles and the clock, Chief Minder will attend to that, in due course.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 18th Nov 2009 at 01:39AM

Puffin's Avatar Hi Rob-bear,
Think I can see you peeking.
Looks like we are alone on the Owl perch.
Didn't get much done today with spending the morning in the garage.
Horn is now blowing on the SS and whoosing sound is gone too.
Just did my little errands--New phone is working nicely.
I couldn't get a battery for the old one.Styles go out fast.

Posted by: Puffin on 18th Nov 2009 at 01:42AM

Puffin's Avatar Have a great walk,would love to join you.
It is 8;43 p.m. here.
'Maybe catch you later.

Posted by: Puffin on 18th Nov 2009 at 01:43AM

What Sadie wanted was a drink. Now she's got that, she'll rest for a bit.

Meant to mention last night, Camilla, that it's good to know your son got safely home.

And Frances, sounds like you're putting the finishing touches on your holiday, even though the holiday is over. Are your going to give us a "sneak preview" of your work? The Lost Art of Gratitude would, I think, make a wonderful read.

Now, Tiddles and the clock. Clock out, Tiddles wound and fed. Things are as they should be. Speaking of which, Sadie may need a bit more food, so I had best check on her.


Posted by: Rob-bear on 18th Nov 2009 at 01:47AM

Puffin's Avatar Hi Camilla,
Just like a man they seldom notace,but I will say Bob is the exception.
I am sure your hair looks lovely.Realy perks one up.
Had a tiring day so going to try and get a little rest as back to the garage a.m. with the Infinity,this time,to see if it really needs a major thing done.
Good to catch you on line,love the painting.
Sweet dreams to you and any Owls who come to our perch later.

Posted by: Puffin on 18th Nov 2009 at 01:48AM

Oh Puffin! Sorry I missed you.

Perhaps later.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 18th Nov 2009 at 01:49AM

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Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2009 at 01:56AM

Frances's Avatar Oops, I'm sorry to have missed some arrivals.

Bear, I really enjoyed reading your blog about the walk round your area.

Puffin, great to see you here. I think I might have mentioned before that I still have an old style rotary dial phone. It works beautifully!

Camilla, I get all these books from the library now. My bookshelves are full of books bought long ago. Every now and then I do relent and buy an art history book, or perhaps some books about various crafts. There is just no room for much more around here!


Posted by: Frances on 18th Nov 2009 at 01:58AM

Camilla's Avatar Hello Rob-bear and to Puffin, thank you.

Thank you kind bear, son might be late thirties but he is still my baby, pleased he arrived home safely. Pleased to hear the pups are doing alright, although they are not probably pups any longer, growing faster by the minute, when will they be fully grown? Thank you for tending to our little Tiddles and the Clock Rob-bear.

Hope all is well with your car when you go to the garage to collect Puffin, mine is due for it's tax end of this month, more expense.! Filled it up with petrol yesterday sadly that won't last long, 2 litre engine, a real guzzler.!


Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2009 at 02:06AM

Camilla's Avatar Ooh Bear has a blog, I must catch up with blogs and posts soon, and homework.!!

I love books Frances, many here too, and upstairs in the hallway, and in the bedrooms. Let me know if you would like me to send you the two McCall books Frances, happy to send and they are only slim paperbacks, can post off in a jiffy.!


Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2009 at 02:11AM

Camilla's Avatar My bed is calling me, night night Frances, so sorry to have missed the Bear and Puffin. Nighty night owls, sweetest of dreams to you, see you tomorrow.


Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2009 at 02:14AM

Camilla's Avatar Night Night Frances, I have PM you.

See you tomorrow.


Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2009 at 02:19AM

Frances's Avatar Sweet dreams to you, Camilla.

Many thanks for the offer of the books, but I am pretty sure I have read all of them so far (the Botswana books and the two Edindburgh series.) Every time now I learn of a new one, I just ask the library to order it!

Puffin and Bear, hoping that you also will have lots of restful sleep.

See you all soon. xo

Posted by: Frances on 18th Nov 2009 at 02:21AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Thank you to the Nite Owls

Posted by: Westerwitch on 18th Nov 2009 at 10:15AM

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