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I CAN'T SLEEP CHAT POST

Hello Owls,

The weather was absolutley freezing yesterday, cold enough for snow I'd say. Swept up some more of the leaves from the pathways to the cottage but the enormous abundance of windfalls that have gathered on the ground will take ages to clear after heavy winds a few days ago.

Just going to take a tour of the site, see you later owls.

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 2010 - 12:41AM   Posted by Camilla   I CAN'T SLEEP CHAT POST Comments: 28

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Mr. Woozle's Avatar Good evening owls, anyone around?

Posted by: Mr. Woozle on 18th Nov 2010 at 12:42AM

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Camilla's Avatar Good Evening Mr Woozle, lovely to see you on the perch with us this evening. Have just put some more logs on the woodburner, Daisy my JRT is snoozing in front of it.

Good Evening Frances, grand to see you here, hope the December Collection began well.

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 12:48AM

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Mr. Woozle's Avatar Good evening

My three are in front of my logburner, panting like mad, if only they had the sense to back off slightly, then they wouldnt get so hot

Posted by: Mr. Woozle on 18th Nov 2010 at 12:51AM

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Frances's Avatar Hello to you, Camilla and Mr Woozle, too.

Camilla, those candle lit steps are marvelous.

I have been over in the forum reading the posts about the various house sortings. From my side of the pond, I still do not quite get all this. Yes, I have read all those HP books by Ms Rowling, and many other classics of British literature that involved boarding schools.

Still just feel a bit uncomfortable with this. When I was at college (university to you all) I was so glad that my school had sort of banned the sorority system. Although. There still were some "secret societies" and I was chosen for one of them.

Anyway. Ten hours at the shop, mostly on my feet. We have brought the lovely December collection on to the floor. I am so happy to know that I will have tomorrow and the next day off. Got to get back into my "Santa's workshop" mode and get cracking with lots of projects.

xo

Posted by: Frances on 18th Nov 2010 at 12:55AM

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Mr. Woozle's Avatar I'm taking my goddaughter shopping on Saturday for her pressies, thought I'd start early this year. The last few weeks have been frantic, getting an order ready for clients, delivered on Friday to Cheltenham races. I even picked a 25-1 winner, so maybe things are looking up.

Posted by: Mr. Woozle on 18th Nov 2010 at 12:59AM

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Camilla's Avatar I heard that Jack Russell Terriers feel the cold more Mr Woozle, apparantly they have thinner skins than some dogs, not sure if this is true though. Can hardly believe that Daisy was kept outside in a 'run' by previous owner for 5 years, terribly sad, and Daisy loves the fireside and is a very sociable sweety.

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 12:59AM

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Camilla's Avatar That will be very exciting to go shopping with your goddaughter for pressies, I see lots of decorations are in the shops already. Oh lucky you Mr Woozle with that bet.! hope you put more than a pound on.! Wonderful that you have lots of orders for those fab brolly's, my mother-in-laws family came from Cheltenham.

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:03AM

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Camilla's Avatar Thank you Frances, I love lanterns too, hope to buy some more this year for the cottage and outside.

I shall have to take a peep on the forums for the housenames.

Another long day for you Frances, will be lovely for you to have two days free from work and catch up on the lovely craft projects, and........ have a lie in.!

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:07AM

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Camilla's Avatar Hello Tiggy.! lovely to see you. Did you manage to get the gardener to sort out things for you.?

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:08AM

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Mr. Woozle's Avatar I think my JRT's have got to be thick skinned! Not heard that one before - The rumour as probably started by a JRT to get a spot nearer the fireside.

Thanks for your kind comments, Yeah, its been busy on the brolly front, so can't complain. Actually, I had a fiver on that horse, so won 125, not bad for soemone who doesn't bet that often.

I've got mixed feelings about Christmas this year, but that won't stop the youngsters having a good time.

Posted by: Mr. Woozle on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:09AM

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Mr. Woozle's Avatar Gonna say goodnight to you all, time to snuggle up in my nest.

Posted by: Mr. Woozle on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:14AM

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Tiggywinkle's Avatar Hello Camilla and Mr. Woozle. Well done on your winner Mr. Woozle. My son in law picked the winner for the third year running in The Melbourne Cup - the only race he bets on.! You sound nice and snuggy Camilla. Having a pretty hectic time since I came home. Spent last night with my brother in A&E again. Tigger not doing so well. Spent the day with him at the hospital. The eldest of my tennis friends is 70 on Friday, would you believe. We have all been playing Tennis together for 27 years. It is mind bogling to see how the years fly. None of us seem to look our age. I am the youngest at 65. We are having a party for her on Friday night which should be great fun.
Glad to see "I can't sleep" posting tonight, as I find when there are more owl postings, its confusing. I agree with Frances, I don't fully understand the House bit - think I missed some of it while I was away. Got my garden all cleared up, but my painter has let me down which is annoying.

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:17AM

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Frances's Avatar Tiggy, best wishes to you, to Tigger and to your brother.

How marvelous to have had that tennis playing pal for all these years. I cannot quite remember the decade when I last was on a tennis court. I still do love watching the game, though.

Thank you for your comment re the houses.

xo

Posted by: Frances on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:24AM

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Tiggywinkle's Avatar I'm nodding off here, as I have a long term guest at the moment, and a 6.30 a.m. start. I never seem to get to bed any earlier. Have reclaimed my kitchen at last. Tigger has promised not to help, as last year he nearly drove me mad tidying and putting things in the wrong place, and I spent my time looking for things. It took me 4 days to go through everything in the kitchen, and get it back to normal. As I am on a medicinal Nutrition bender with him and give him 6 meals a day I need to have everything at my finger tips. He needs to put on weight, and seems to be getting his appetite back with all the special treats. Tomorrow I'm getting out my Winter clothes, and tidying the dressing room, wardrobes etc. Night and sleep well.

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:35AM

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Camilla's Avatar Nighty Night Mr Woozle, sleep well.

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:36AM

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Camilla's Avatar Oh Tiggy, soo sorry to hear your brother and your husband poorly again, my best wishes for them.

Wonderful re that tennis, I love this game, ages since I played though. Will be fun with that party you have planned.

Hope your decorator gets back to you soon, my gardens still not tidied yet with gardner.

My husband is the worst intidiest man going Tiggy, can be quite tiresome. Yes, need to sort out my wardrobes too soon also Tiggy, although already into the wearing of winter clothes, very cold weather at the moment.

Night Night Tiggy, don't forget that little nip of whiskey before bedtime.!

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:44AM

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Camilla's Avatar My husband had appointment with his hospital consultant yesterday, re his so called not much pulse in his left ankle as his GP had said. Consultant said all was fine, but he did say looking at x-rays that my husband had seen a lot of birthdays.

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:47AM

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Camilla's Avatar I read that a rare pink diamond ring has been sold at Sotherby's in Geneva for 28.8 million, that is some price.!

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:50AM

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Frances's Avatar Sweet dreams to you, Tiggy!

Camilla, I cannot believe that I still feel pretty much awake after this long day. Nothing like finally being able to sit down (keep in mind I actually am on my feet for most of my working day) and relax with simple supper, glass of wine, and now some milky coffee and the last of my recent apple crumble baking.

So many Christmas gift projects to work on tomorrow. I received some more yarn in the mail today to use for some more gift making.

xo

Posted by: Frances on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:50AM

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Frances's Avatar Camilla, wonder who's bought that diamond.

You made me smile a bit with that comment from the consultant about your husband's birthdays. Are x-rays a bit like rings in a tree trunk?

xo

Posted by: Frances on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:56AM

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Camilla's Avatar This used to happen to me when I was working on nights on the ward Frances, got to 4am and I almost lost the will to live, very busy medical surgical ward, then at 8am when time to knock off shift my body seemed to going into overdrive.

Must make some apple dishes for the weekend, hoping my son to arrive on Friday hopefully.

I have lots to buy in the way of presents too Frances, my HL usually leaves everything to me, I love buying for everyone but each year like to buy different presents. Wrapping with pretty paper is a must, and then fabby vintage ribbons.

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 02:01AM

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Camilla's Avatar Think the buyer of that ring was a Mr Gaff, he owns an oil company in New Zealand I think. He also has provided in the past for celebrities with diamonds for actresses, Elizabeth Taylor too. He first began working at Hatton Gardens in London sweeping up the floors, so has come along way since then.

Yes Frances to those x-rays and tree trunks.!

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 02:05AM

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Camilla's Avatar Correction, that should read Mr Graff, and he is reported to be worth 1.2 billion.

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 02:08AM

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Frances's Avatar I am going to try to make most of my gifts, and like you, Camilla, I love the gift-wrapping part, with beautiful colored papers and ribbons.

I usually get a collection of unusual pretty bright colored tissue papers, and then do some block printing on them with gold paint, using various carved Indian wood blocks (as are used for printing fabrics.) It's an easy way to have something sort of elegant ... then I add gauzy, wired ribbons, and the gift tags I paint myself. Yes, time consuming, but it does keep me away from the frenzy of shops as the fever pitch increases. xo

Posted by: Frances on 18th Nov 2010 at 02:09AM

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Camilla's Avatar Just going to turn the lamps out now Frances, night night, sweetest of dreams. So wonderful for you to have those two days free from work, enjoy your days Frances.

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Night Night Owls.

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 02:10AM

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Camilla's Avatar Ooh forgot to post card, shall pop on over.

I think the block printing on tissue paper sounds lovely Frances, must try that. I love to buy pastel tissue paper too. I sometimes cut out pieces of old greeting cards with festive pics and tie these to the parcels.

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 02:14AM

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Camilla's Avatar Sweet Dreams Frances.

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 02:14AM

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Frances's Avatar Looking forward to landing here with you again tomorrow night, Camilla. xo

Posted by: Frances on 18th Nov 2010 at 02:15AM

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