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I Can't Sleep Chat Post

Hello Owls and Larks,

Back later, hope you have had a lovely day.

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

Night Night, & Sweet Dreams

P.S...... I could do with a butler and a cook and housemaid at the moment while my back heals.BlinkLinked Image

Posted at 13th May 2017 - 09:57PM   Posted by Camilla   I Can't Sleep Chat Post Comments: 9

Fennie's Avatar Oh Camilla I am sad to hear about your back. It sounds now worse than before. I think most people suffer in the same way. I know I do, fortunately not that often, but I will go to lift a box of labels or whatever and I will feel something go. At first you think you've just pulled a muscle but then the whole back goes into spasm and yes it is very sore and you feel yourself contorting as you get up or sit down. There's a lovely description in a book you would enjoy called 'The Crock of Gold' by James Stephens which is really an Irish folk tale about Philosophers and Policemen and the deep Irish countryside and one character who has injured his back attributes this to a curse put upon him by leprechauns. "Twisted I was," says he "The way you'd get a crick in your neck just to look at me." They don't have leprechauns in Norfolk so far as I know, but no doubt there are races of fairy folk there or naiads that come out of the sea and there was that sparrow that you came across dead and maybe that sparrow was a fairy lying in wait, (for you did say that you hadn't seen a sparrow in Norfolk before) so maybe this was a fairy disguised and maybe because you didn't raise your hat, or bow or stand on one leg or any other of the paraphernalia you have to do to assuage fairies, the wretched spirit put a curse on you and so you are twisted up and in great pain.

But the way forward is just to ignore the pain and go about your business all the while repeating 'Begone dull spirit and no more plague/my soul and body with aches and agues.'

And don't forget to raise your hat to a dust twirl! Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 13th May 2017 at 11:49PM

Camilla's Avatar Aw, thanks Fennie,

I love your deep thoughts and creative imagination into certain situations. I shall most definately take your good advice second paragraph.

Raise my hat to a dust twirl.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 14th May 2017 at 03:26AM

Withy Brook's Avatar Laughing
So sorry about your back, you certainly didn't need that.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 14th May 2017 at 09:01AM

Bradan's Avatar Camilla, I'm sorry your back is still bad. It sounds as though it's more than just throwing the ball thing for Patch. I hope it's sorted soon.

I love the terrace in the pic. Very Happy

Posted by: Bradan on 14th May 2017 at 09:48AM

Camilla's Avatar Morning Bradan and Everyone,

Thank you Withy and Bradan, I am putting it down to just throwing the ball Bradan, I have this dog thrower a blue stick thing with a cup shape on the end to fit the tennis ball in, you aim it to throw as far you can so that the ball goes further along the dunes so that Patch can have a more long run but I have to repeat the exercise over and over and of course I am using all the muscles in my right side of my body when I throw it. How on earth do tennis players get on!Very Happy but then perhaps we don't have 70 year old tennis players Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 14th May 2017 at 11:23AM

Camilla's Avatar Have not a clue how to get the jag back tomorrow I know it will be difficult driving like this. Oh I am a right old moany thing this morning, especially when there are others less serious than moi.

Looking forward to seeing my daughter and her husband and the dogs later here to visit they could not visit yesterday so are coming today instead .

Posted by: Camilla on 14th May 2017 at 11:26AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar They're a great invention those ball throwers, I wonder if you get portable mechanical ones like they have in Tennis clubs? You could do with one of those. Very Happy

I saw a great video on FB a while back where someone had looped a long rope around two large trees then tied a tennis ball to it with the dog lead attached a little further back... the more the dog chased the ball the faster the ball ran away from him round and round the trees. Laughing

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 14th May 2017 at 03:45PM

Camilla's Avatar Meant to say in my above posting ... When there are others more serious than moi, not less.Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Camilla on 14th May 2017 at 04:07PM

Camilla's Avatar Well I could do with a portable one FNVery Happy

Good idea about the tree one except no good on the dunes ....Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 14th May 2017 at 04:08PM

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