Waiting for a reply to a comment you left?? You will have been sadly disappointed because I have been totally and utterly obsessed with making my photo book. MrsDrWho gave me a voucher for a Momento photo book last Christmas - I gave you a voucher, the very next Christmas, they take it away. This year to save me from tears I had to jolly well get a wriggle on and make the book. (George Michael) I had to scan all the old photos twice because somehow I lost the first lot. Then I had the lovely and seemingly infinite task of putting all the pictures into the book. I made folder for each dog and then each combination of dogs: A, B, AB, C, ABC, AC, AB, D, ACD, AD, CD, E, ...I'll stop now because even though I love combinations and permutations I am sure other people are not so enamoured of them.
Then I made folders for Gates and Fences, The Hospital, Swimming, Paddle Pool and so on. I arranged the book chronologically and inserted the extras on the way through. I was sad that there were only 20 pictures of Peri as a baby - it was in pre digital camera days and I could take a whole film and get absolutely NO good photos. MrsDrWho looked at my preview and spotted the one repeated, but differently edited, photo. She's a gifted photo editor!! It was a deliberate one: a picture of Peri as a baby with her head in a box, that went into the Baby Peri Folder AND the Head in a Box or Bag Folder.
I quite understand if people now are feeling that I am more than a little weird!!! To top it all off, not all of the pages are green: the medical pages are red (Red Cross) and the swimming pages are black (they show up really well on the black background) I'll win no prizes for my text, but it's for me and my friends and I don't care!! If you'd like a sneak peek I think I can send you a link through your email. Let me know if you want to experience a preview!!!
It's been hot and we have been weary. My blood pressure is being pretty fantastic though: 115/81 or 118/80 according to the electric or manual sphygmomanometer. All the drugs are working well at the moment. Unlike the postal service which has been very poor. Since the strike before Christmas I have had no letters, though a DVD ordered ages ago from the USA arrived (MrsDrWho, Dr Horrible is here at last) I think there will be a lot of letters with a big red rubber band around them soon.
Oh I have a new mobile phone. I was fiddling with the SIM card in my old one and then it stopped working. Oh no!!! I went to the phone shop whereupon the young woman kindly put the SIM card back in the right way and it worked perfectly again. Thank you to my sister, MrsQld, who bought me the phone for Christmas!! I can't work it. It makes me feel ancient and incapable, but it has a camera and I am supposed to be able to listen to FM radio when we go for walks. It took me half an hour last night to be able to turn it on. Sigh. And I have just realised I still have the plastic adhesive cover on the screen. I might just leave it there: Oh no, I am turning into my nan who kept her couch covered in plastic!!!
My sister is soon having a puppy coming to live with her and her family!! A little boy Shar Pei born at the end of November. He is the Labradors' newest cousin.
We are expecting another day of above 30*C tomorrow and possibly on Friday too, so we will all be huddle inside around the two Mr Coolies drinking the iced tea I am proposing to make tomorrow and possibly playing in the paddle pool.