"Labradors, welcome aboard Flight 9488 to the Hydro Dam. This is your captain speaking. Take off will be in one minute. We ask that you please fasten your new seatbelts at this time and secure all baggage in the foot locker. We will be cruising at a speed of 60 kph and our journey will take approximately eight minutes. There are two exits, one to the left and one to the right, take a minute to lick the window next to you, and at any time during the flight rub your nose on it too. While we wait for take off, please stay seated. A light snack of treats when you come when called and a selection of beverages from muddy puddles and the creek will be served on arrival. When re-embarking please be sure to shake lots of water from the creek onto the windows too. Now please relax and enjoy your flight."
Oh, you can see my reflection in the window. My cold makes me stupid, fancy standing where I would appear. The Labradors are very clever. It took two days of wearing the harnesses about the house for a few minutes at a time, and then once in the car in the back as usual. The next day they sat on the seats and were clipped in, something they have never done before, and they were champion. Gilly tends to squirm about and I will have to tighten her harness, but they are such good and clever girls!! I think Peri is looking smug!!
Yesterday I went to the shops and then baked some vegetables and chicken and made sausage rolls. Consequently this morning after Nineses, I was feeling tired and poorly and I went back to bed at 11am with a hot water bottle and a cold facecloth on my eyes and slept till 3-30pm. I feel better now!!! I just needed more sleep. I hope my cold will be gone by Monday, that will be a fortnight and I think that's all anyone should have to bear.
I have been crocheting. I made rainbow circles from which to make coin purses. The small one is half trebles and not very circular. The larger one is trebles, which are strangely easier to make, and it is nicely round. Now I can make some more, because once the pattern is set, it's easy to follow. You always make two trebles into the two trebles in the row below. I have spotty fabric and zips to make little coin purses.
Tomorrow I am going to sewing, where there is less sewing and more chatting!! I shall take my crocheting I think. It is my first social outing for ten days so I am definitely going to rest up. I shall spend dome time perusing my cook books and choosing something to bake for supper.
Now a happy story about excellent service. I have lost my headset for my mobile. It is an aerial to receive the radio while we walk. I can't find it anywhere and I last used it eleven days ago, so I decided to buy a new set. This will ensure I will find the old set, but then I will have a spare. I looked on the Nokia site to find a retailer near to where I live but there are none in the Northern Capital. The closest was ninety minutes away, and for a journey of that magnitude Apple Islanders need a cut lunch and a machete. I emailed and the Nokia person explained the headset was discontinued but she found a replacement and directed me to an online store. I could not for the life of me fill in the form. I typed in my suburb and then no boxes were next to the postcode and state. I got caught in a loop of asterisked red instructions to fill in non-existent boxes. I copied and pasted the form and emailed for help. Five minutes later my phone rang and it was a lady from Mobile Fulfillment Services. I could not believe it, she has rung to help me. Apparently their mainland form doesn't recognise my suburb, but when I typed in the name of the Northern Capital a drop down box appeared and I could click on it and the form filled in the details. I have to say I am so impressed with the excellent response. I know I should not be but how often am I cross about things like this?? I am very happy!!
And now two Labradors watching the kitten through the fence.