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A Snowy Walk at Highwoods Country Park

Friday, December 03, 2010

We had around eight inches to a foot of fresh snow over 18 hours through Wed night and Thursday. In the morning, just as I was tucking into my porage, having decided to forget about a walk out for the fourth day in a row, the phone rang.

It was Anne. She was back from the hospital (took her an hour and a half to drive there - 2 miles), and had picked Pat up and wondered if it was a good time to come round and introduce her to Sophie. I asked them to give me a few mins to eat my porage, and I scooted around tidying and putting the kettle on between mouthfuls. :-) I hadn't expected to see Pat until Friday. LOL

Anyway, a few minutes later they picked their way round to the house and in they came. Sophie came shooting out to say Hi to Anne, and didn't notice Pat at first. Pat's hand was on Sophie's head before she knew what was happening, and then she backed away and started barking.

After a few minutes of trying to get Sophie to quieten down, we walked into the kitchen, sat at the table and I dished out cuppas. Sophie seems to settle quicker if people are sat in the kitchen, and within a few minutes she was paws up on Pat's chair to get a closer look at her, and by the time we finished our drinks, she was laid under the table, head at Pat's feet.

Pat was eager to take Sophie for a walk, but given her penchant for spooking at the strangest things, I didn't feel comfortable letting Pat go alone, and Tara seemed keen to test out the wellies and socks I'd dug out for her, so off we all set, leaving Anne at her home, unfortunately, due to her pains being a pain.

It turns out my walking boots are great in the snow! I bless the day I ordered them. :-) Normally you wouldn't get me to venture beyond the local shop in this weather, but on Wednesday I went grocery shopping to Tesco with Anne in her van in spite of the icy conditions, and walked the slippery paths round there and Waitrose with reasonable confidence on the whole. :-) Thursday's offering was fresh snow, and still falling as well, so a safer prospect I always find, rather than once it has been trodden down.

Pat took charge of Sophie right from the start, and headed off up the road, Tara and I chatting to her about where we normally go in Highwoods.

We reached the tunnel...



This is Pat with Sophie...



And what a winter wonderland awaited on the other side...







We were going to just do the Boat Field Circuit, but when we got close to the lake Tara said she wondered what it looked like in the snow, and Pat and I looked at each other and we all decided to go see.

In the first field, it was beautiful...





It made a change to have Pat wandering off with Sophie in the distance instead of Tara...



And Sophie was most curious to see people using sledges...



We could hear a lot of chatter and laughter, and as we came round the trees we could see the big hill was swarming with kids and adults sledging down the slope...





I couldn't do the view justice with my camera. Pat remarked that it looked like one of Lowry's paintings, and I had to agree! :-)

It was amazing to see so many people there at once. The splashes of colour from the sledges and peoples' coats looked amazing against the soft white of the snow, and the laughter and screams of excitement were in stark contrast to the usual peace and quiet I'd come to expect there. :-)

But the real view was as we reached the tip of the hill and looked down on the lake...



It was completely frozen over, except where holes had been made, presumably to help the fish out. We walked around the lake, and I took lots of photos of both it, and the trees...



A few interesting 'ornaments' were sitting on the ice. A shopping trolley, a traffic cone, and in this pic a football and a washing basket, which is what that wee blue blob is...













Then we went into the woods, and got a little bit lost for about half an hour when we were so busy looking at the scenery and snapping pics that we forgot to keep an eye on the direction posts. LOL

The Holly looks stunning covered in snow...





Then there was this little area that I thought looked quite pretty...



And finally, I took this snap of a tree stump that I felt had a hint of 'bear' about it. :-)



I had to stop there because my phone battery was very low. Normally I would have charged it up before going out, but Pat had taken us by surprise. *grin*

About half an hour later we were home, and ready for a warm drink.
We really enjoyed our walk, and I was stunned to discover that we had been out for more than two hours. We walked about four and a half miles!!!

It was fantastic! If only the snow would stay that beautiful and easy to walk on I'd be happy to have it here all winter! :-)

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend planned.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SILLYHP1953 12/10/2010 4:27PM

    I love to look at the snow, and maybe if I had some boots like yours it would be fun to walk in, too!
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SCREWIE 12/6/2010 7:33AM

    Gorgeous! I'm envious :)))

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SISSYFEB48 12/5/2010 10:32AM

    Wow! Lovely to look at, and glad Sophie got along so well with Pat. Our snow has all melted finally. Hope everything clears in time for the wedding and all goes off without a hitch!
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TWOTIMESS 12/4/2010 1:58AM

    I'm going to save up all my cents and then I'm going to travel to your part of England, just to personally experience this beauty!

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JHADZHIA 12/4/2010 12:48AM

    Wow!! You guys got more snow then we did! What beautiful photos! It looks wonderful! Glad Sophie got on so well with Pat!
Walking in fresh snow is nice, like walking on a carpet. But it is a pain when it gets trampled down by vehicles and foot traffic and is made slippery and uneven..
There is nothing like the brisk, fresh wintery air. Bet you slept like a log after your adventure!
Enjoy your Saturday! You earned a rest after that day!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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MNOT2THICK 12/3/2010 10:19PM

    Thanks for taking me on the walk with you. Impressive, walking 4 miles in the snow.

Beautiful pics. Now where did you get those boots? I need some. emoticon emoticon

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WANDAH3 12/3/2010 7:15PM

    What a beautiful walk and pictures. It sounds like Sophie has a new friend in Pat and that the two of them will enjoy each other's company. What a blessing.

Hugs,
Wanda

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GOANNA2 12/3/2010 6:14PM

    I enjoyed the walk through the woods with you.

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CHEVY63 12/3/2010 5:40PM

    What a great walk! Love all the pictures - the snow does look lovely, even if it is cold. That's a lot of snow for you all, isn't it?

I'm also glad that Sophie made friends with Pat! Now you don't have to worry about her while you are at the wedding.

Thanks for sharing!

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KNITTABLES 12/3/2010 4:09PM

    What a great walk, great pictures too. Glad Sophie warmed up to Pat.

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ZURDTA- 12/3/2010 2:36PM

    Wonderful photos. We have had maybe an inch or two around here. Very cold, it was minus 10 over night and barely hit freezing all day. Icy conditions, but I live on a well gritted route so we are lucky we can get around safely.



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CARLA-216 12/3/2010 2:29PM

    So glad Sophie warmed up to Pat so soon! I know that's a relief for you.

Thanks for taking us on a snowy stroll through Highwoods! It's beautiful! And I am impressed that you walked 4 miles in the snow. I know me...I'd have been too big of a wuss to try that.

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Carla

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BOVEY63 12/3/2010 2:15PM

    Nice pictures! Again it sure likes just like here. I will be venturing out for a walk shortly - just need to get bundled up.

I absolutely love the "snow bat."
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ANNEMAC5 12/3/2010 2:12PM

    I enjoyed been on that walk with you, the pictures are fabulous. I have not ventured too far except when I have had to drive to work which is 18miles towards London and very scary. emoticon emoticon

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Lovely video of the British Snow.

Friday, December 03, 2010

You will love this!

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11900122

Four and a half minutes of stunning photos of our insane UK weather, accompanied by snippets of radio commentary from around the country, plus appropriately ironic lyrics from Owl City, John Lennon, The Rolling Stones and Katy Perry.

I hope the video works for everyone. :-)

My own photos of our neighbourhood, and Highwoods in the snow, to follow in another blog later. :-)

Have a Fabulous Friday!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SILLYHP1953 12/10/2010 4:13PM

    Cool snow cat!! I love the pictures you come up with.
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ZURDTA- 12/3/2010 2:27PM

    Love it! It's not been so bad here in the Midlands, thankfully! I think I will share this link too - very British.

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BOVEY63 12/3/2010 2:10PM

    Loved it! We may be more than an ocean apart, but those shots could have been from Minnesota!

Safe travels friend!

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41SUSAN14 12/3/2010 11:59AM

    My sister is there. And I'm sitting here in Las Vegas, and it's going to be almost 70F here today!

Enjoy the snow! We don't see it very often at all.

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MNOT2THICK 12/3/2010 11:43AM

    Lovely video. Wow, lots of snow. It is beautiful. Stay safe.

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TIGGERIFFIC123 12/3/2010 10:08AM

    The nice thing about snow is the temperatures have to be reasonable...worse if it is too cold to snow!! I will take snow any day even more so when I can sit at home by the fireplace and watch it come down.

Rhonda

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ILOVEROSES 12/3/2010 8:58AM

    Thanks for sharing. I am glad I'll never experience it Down Under. emoticon

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WANDAH3 12/3/2010 8:08AM

    Each year I find myself once again attempting to find the positives in snow, each year it's a struggle *grin*
My positives
snow allows me to burn calories shoveling it.
snow covers up all the brow and grey and leaves the world sparkling white.
snow provides the earth with moisture. (but then so does rain!)
snow makes for cozy nights in front of the fireplace.
snow means that spring is around the corner...okay so I have to wait awhile, but I know it's coming

That's it...now I'm really stretching. *grin*

Hugs,
Wanda

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CARLA-216 12/3/2010 7:31AM

    Very clever video! Thanks for sharing!

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SCREWIE 12/3/2010 6:53AM

    Love that slideshow - the audio commentary is hilarious emoticon

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TWOTIMESS 12/3/2010 5:40AM

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Wrap up nice and warm - more snow's heading your way!

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And we have snow!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Just to add to my fun, we have snow!

I don't have photos because I have spent the day in a bit of a panic, but I have some from last year that give you an idea...

Yesterday the garden looked rather like this:



Today, it looks more like this:





And it is still snowing on and off, so I dread to think how it will look in the morning. *gulp*

I'm afraid my love of snow took a direct hit last year when we had the worst winter for over 40 years, and our pavements were blocks of ice for over a week at a time, making even getting out of the garden hazardous. We just aren't geared up for snow in the southeast of England.

I learned one lesson though. Last year I ended up taking a shovel to the ice, banging the blade on the ice repeatedly to try and break it to make a safe path, and hurt my hands really badly in the process. So this time I took the hoe out and scraped a pathway this morning, and I will do that every morning until this spell of weather is over, to minimise problems with access and avoid hand damage this time. :-)

We are all praying that the weather doesn't cause problems come the wedding. The cold is set to stay for a while yet, and now Bryony is worried that it could cause problems for guests who have some distance to travel to reach the venue. The current mantra we are all adopting is: "It will all work out! It WILL all work out! It will ALL work out!" *grin*

Sophie has had a last minute reprieve from the dog kennel. :-) Thanks to the kindness of neighbour Anne's fella's Mum, Sophie can stay in her own home while we are away. Anne and Pat are going to share looking after Sophie between them. Pat only lives a ten minute walk away, and walks and cycles everywhere. She is a lovely lady, and although she hasn't met Sophie yet, she is going to come round either Thur or Fri to meet her, and again in the early part of next week to give Sophie a chance to get used to her.

It hasn't been easy to weigh up what's best for Sophie, but I can't help thinking that it will be less stressful for her to stay in her own home, even with us missing, and having to be here alone at night, and having Anne and Pat popping in and out. It means no more trips in the car, and no concrete kennel and wire run for five days. As it is, we had to postpone last Thursday's test run because Ade's car battery died, and today didn't happen because of the snow. I can't help thinking that the Universe was trying to tell me something. :-)

So, this way Sophie gets her own space, unlimited use of the sofa, warmth, food, the TV for company, and lots of fuss, especially from Pat, who sounds very very eager to help. :-) Yes, all in all I think this is for the best. :-)

Hope everyone is having a good day. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx

P.S.

Maybe Sophie will arrange a little party of her own while we're away. :-)





  
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SCREWIE 12/3/2010 6:48AM

    Careful when you hose the path down, in case it gets even more icy!

I love the white stuff :)

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WANDAH3 12/2/2010 7:17AM

    Thinking of you as I'm shoveling this morning! Seems like we all got a good dump of the white stuff.
So glad that Sophie has been given an alternative to the kennel. Bless your neighbor's hearts.

Thinking of you all as you prepare for the wedding.

Hugs,
Wanda

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KNITTABLES 12/1/2010 10:46PM

    I hate snow and I wish you luck with yours. So happy that Sophie gets to stay home. emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 12/1/2010 10:21PM

    Love snow. Just to look at. Not so much to walk in or when it gets dirty. emoticon emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 12/1/2010 10:20PM

    Love snow. Just to look at. Not so much to walk in or when it gets dirty. emoticon emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 12/1/2010 10:19PM

    Love snow. Just to look at. Not so much to walk in or when it gets dirty. emoticon emoticon

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LIFEISSWEET2 12/1/2010 9:09PM

    We haven't gotten any white stuff yet this season, which I'm fine with because we had a really snowy winter last year. Big, back to back, blizzards in the Mid-Atlantic states that had snow on the ground for months! It just seemed to snow every day. But you know what, it was great exercise! Stay safe and warm!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 12/1/2010 4:39PM

    Lexie,

Who would believe that you have more snow in the UK than I do here in Canada...lol Be careful, use salt or sand to melt the snow/ice so you don't get hurt.

I am so very pleased to hear Sophie will be able to stay at home and able to avoid the stress of the kennels! I am with you the gods were certainly trying to tell you something.

Take Care,
Rhonda

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SILLYHP1953 12/1/2010 10:24AM

    We had two blizzards last winter in the mid-Atlantic region of the US where I live, so I've had enough snow for a long time. I hear our winters are supposed to be bad for a while, wish we had a generator, might just have to go buy one myself and then my husband will just have to install it!!

I'm sure Sophie will be happier at home, and hopefully you have a warm spell for the wedding!

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SISSYFEB48 11/30/2010 10:11PM

    Be careful out there....and good luck with the wedding. Keep telling yourself it will all work out and it will be wonderful. However it unfolds. Hugs, Dawn

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JHADZHIA 11/30/2010 8:17PM

    Do be careful out there! That is what I so hate about winter. is the icy streets and sidewalks!
I would love to come over there and be Sophie's live in caretaker!! I think its best if she can stay in her own home! Glad you have wonderful buddies to look after her!!
Hope your snow melts away before the wedding!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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CHEVY63 11/30/2010 8:13PM

    So glad to hear that Sophie will be able to stay at home during the wedding festivities! I'm sending good vibes your way that the snow will clear and the weather will be perfect along with everything else around the wedding.

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MYGOALIS180 11/30/2010 6:07PM

    I don't know where you live, but please keep all that white stuff with you. :)

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ELAOPET 11/30/2010 4:39PM

    I wish you to have wonderful weather! In the end, all i matters is that everyone is safe and then have a great memory made on the day...
And YEY SOPHIE! Lucky, lucky girl! It'll be sad and lonely without you all, but she may yet see the cup half full and throw a party! She's all set in the snacks department! LOL
Ela was super happy when I came home! :) We're also dog sitting in the next few days.
have a good night!

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BOVEY63 11/30/2010 3:44PM

    Sending some "It will all work out!" vibes your way; and everything will be perfect for the wedding.
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So happy that Sophie has such a wonderful option while you are gone. Ann and Pat are real sweethearts to do this for you.'
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P0KERS0PH 11/30/2010 3:27PM

    We had some light snow today, but nothing major. I really wanted deep snow!

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CARLA-216 11/30/2010 3:16PM

    Aww, I'm glad Sophie gets to stay at home while you're away. I believe that is a less stressful scenario for a dog, even if their humans are missing. She'll be around familiar surroundings and smells!

Fingers crossed the weather doesn't cause problems for the wedding!

And be careful with the snow!

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ZURDTA- 11/30/2010 3:05PM

    We got snow too. We didn't have much here in the Midlands - however, I took so many calls this morning at school asking if we were open! YES we are open, it's NOT that bad for us to shut!!!! Why does a little snow grind the country to a halt?

Up North it is pretty bad... my boyf's parents were saying that Newcastle/Hexam had about 12 inches accumulated over the past few days. We had barely an inch here. Thankfully, I hasten to add.

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LINDABENEDICT 11/30/2010 3:00PM

    So sorry to hear about the SNOW. emoticon. I like your philosophy "It will all work out !" emoticon. I'm betting Sophie has a great time while you are gone !!!
Best of luck with all the wedding preparations .....be kind to yourself !!!!

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TWOTIMESS 11/30/2010 2:46PM

    Snow... I haven't seen any in about 25 years. Your doggy pictures, especially the one "What makes you think I had a party" reminds me of my labrador (I had her about 10 years ago). She also partied and ate my day bed, the net curtains, dug up my carpet and, to add insult to injury, found my mascara and ate half of it and left it to stain everything it came into contact with. *Sigh* I miss that dog!

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JUNETTA2002 11/30/2010 2:39PM

    Such a cute post. I hate snow that is why I live in south Texas. But it is pretty. and as for the dogs that is just circumstantial evidence I think he was framed.

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-MAHONEY- 11/30/2010 2:38PM

    We've got snow too (North of England) I'm definitely out of practice with the stuff it's been year's since we had more than a foot of it like we have now.

Hope it's all cleared up for the wedding.

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THINAGAIN66 11/30/2010 2:34PM

    I love the snow too, but not too much. Just enough to cover the grass, not the roads. Little picky aren't I.

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The Bakers is Here.

Monday, November 29, 2010

And I got my strength training in, lugging the boxes and bags around! *grin*

Meantime, Sophie has had a week to adjust to weight control, and she hates it! She eats the main meat bits, and the bone shaped bits, but the green bits and the orange bits which I guess are the greens and carrots, she carries in her mouth and drops them all over the floor. Then she goes and sits by her bowl asking to be fed again. LOL

So, slight change of plan. The charity is getting the weight control, and we are keeping the normal Bakers' Complete. There's no point in Sophie losing weight through not eating much cos she doesn't like what she's being given. We all know that this is not a healthy way to lose weight. :-) We opened a small bag each of both the liver and the beef and tested them out on her and she ate both, so phew! *mops brow*

So, I'll weigh her food out, and be strict about treats. It won't be easy to ignore those soulful eyes, but we'll do our best. Plus she is getting more exercise now, which will help. After Christmas I'll ring Bakers, and ask them to put her back on the normal Complete from the next delivery. I know they can do that.

She loves the doggy treats they sent! They are huge sticks that are designed to assist with dental care, and have a soft chicken centre. You don't get a three month supply of those. But there are 42, so that's a good number, and they are so big, that I'm going to break them in half for her. That way they'll last most of the three months, and Waitrose sell them, so I can get more if necessary. :-)

In other news, I shan't be around a great deal for the next couple of weeks. I have a lot to do workwise, and a lot of wedding preparation too, so I won't have much sparking time until the wedding is over. You probably already noticed I haven't been writing much. I've managed to log in each day, and I am trying to at least read my friends' blogs, and comment where I can. I'm logging food and exercise as far as possible too, aren't I good! LOL Today is a good example of my lack of time, when you see that I didn't log in until after 8pm. :-)

I am also very tired. Tom has been a royal pain in every sense of the word this month. In fact, I am looking forward to an early night tonight.

Tomorrow Sophie and I are being picked up by Ade around Noon, to drive to his house for a change of scenery, and to give Sophie a taste of getting into the car in one place and getting out at another, stopping for half an hour, and then getting back in and driving home. That way, Ade gets his lunch as usual, and his wife, Keeh, and I get a bit of a chat. She is moving back to the States because she can't cope with living here. She has been very depressed since she moved here, so Ade is moving to Ohio with her instead. They leave two days after the wedding, although Ade will have to come back alone after a few weeks, for a brief time, while he waits for the visa to come through. I am really going to miss them both. :-(

Well, I'm off.
Catch you later.
Hope you are all having a great day. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SILLYHP1953 11/30/2010 6:49PM

    That's pretty funny that she can sort out the colors/flavors she doesn't like! It might not be funny cleaning them all up but she did get her point across. I can hardly wait to see the wedding pictures! Sorry to hear about your friends moving, but I've learned firsthand that people can be friends online. I've never done this before, never thought I could feel this way about online friends I've never physically met. Pretty amazing. Strangely, it's made me more aware and appreciative of my friends that live close to me.
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CARLA-216 11/30/2010 3:21PM

    I've been missin' you around here! I'm glad Sophie's food got sorted out and that she likes the treats! I also look forward to hearing about the wedding!

xoxo
Carla

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TWOTIMESS 11/30/2010 6:13AM

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We'll miss your blogs while you're getting the wedding sorted out. Don't be invizzbalol...

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SCREWIE 11/30/2010 6:08AM

    Glad to hear Sophie's food is sorted out :)
I hope she enjoys the drive today!

I can't wait to hear about the wedding :)))

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BOVEY63 11/30/2010 12:14AM

    Sounds like Sophie knows what she likes! So sweet hearing about her.
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CHEVY63 11/29/2010 7:04PM

    So glad Sophie is getting her treat!

I hope everything goes beautifully for the wedding, and I'll look forward to hearing about it once you have time to catch your breath.

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JHADZHIA 11/29/2010 5:54PM

    Glad you got Sophie's food sorted out.She will have to learn portion control like the rest of us ;) Good for you!
All the best with your work and the wedding! Going to miss you!
That is a rotter, your friends leaving :(( The internet will be good for keeping in touch with them though!
Have a good sleep,
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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WANDAH3 11/29/2010 5:53PM

    YAY on the doggie goodies finally all getting sorted out. I'll miss you and your delightful blogs, but just think of all the pictures and things you have to share with us when the wedding is over. Woo Hoo.

Have a great day my friend.
Hugs,
Wanda

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The Penultimate Chapter of the Bakers Heist Saga (I hope)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I am delighted to report that Christine rang me this afternoon, to double check the final details of the order, and to let me know the top boss lady, Jo, is on the case and determined that Sophie shall receive her food and goodies by Monday if she has to deliver it herself! LOL

The computer added to the fun and games by mixing up the order still, and trying to get them to deliver Weight Control (the right stuff) with the Beef Complete, which was supposed to have disappeared from the order! Computers! Anyway, they had a chat with the computer and a large wrench, and the computer decided to see sense. LOL

Christine also said that rather than them pick up the 48kgs of Bakers Complete and the 8kg of puppy food andf take it back, would I like to donate it to a rescue centre? They would have done that with it anyway, because they couldn't send it out to anyone else, even unopened, and she thought I might like to choose where it goes.

I am so excited! I've rung and left a message at a centre called S.E.S.A.W in Leavenheath, which isn't too far from here, and I'm hoping to hear from them later or tomorrow. They will have to pick the food up because I don't have transport, but the amount I have should supply a fair few meals for the dogs in their care, or they can share it among the people who give temporary foster homes to the rescued animals while they wait to be permanently rehomed.

Hee hee! I think I'm even more excited to be able to do this than I am about winning the food for Sophie! LOL

Hope you are all having a terrific day, and that all those having Thanksgiving celebrations are having a wonderful time!

I am very thankful that I can help out some needy dogs thanks to the Purina Baker's Heist Competition mix-up. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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MNOT2THICK 11/29/2010 8:39PM

    How wonderful. Sofies prize feeds many. Nice. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHEVY63 11/27/2010 9:10PM

    Too cool! I'm glad that Sophie is getting her prize and that the puppies at the rescue will benefit too.

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LINDABENEDICT 11/27/2010 11:31AM

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SCREWIE 11/26/2010 2:43PM

    Wow! Talk about customer service! They might screw up now and again but what a way to put things right!

Well done Purina! And well done Lexie for letting us know :)

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CARLA-216 11/26/2010 8:46AM

    It's almost like the mix up was supposed to happen so you can donate the wrong food to a shelter. Win-win!

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WINE4GIRL 11/26/2010 8:22AM

    Happy Thanksgiving to the Dogs!
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KNITTABLES 11/26/2010 12:34AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonto donate it to a shelter is a great and wonderful thing. I am sure they will be more than happy to come and pick it up from you.
I love all of the pictures today. Thanks for sharing.

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SILLYHP1953 11/25/2010 9:06PM

    That is SO great about being able to donate that dog food!!! I just might only buy Purina from now on!

You find the funniest pictures!
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BOVEY63 11/25/2010 8:02PM

    It is so wonderful that some needy dogs will also benefit from yours and Sophie's good fortune. What a sweet thing to do.
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CHERIRIDDELL 11/25/2010 7:18PM

    What a wonderful resolution ! Spot on!

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WANDAH3 11/25/2010 5:07PM

    What a wonderful occurance with the mix up of Sophie's food ! Bless their hearts for wanting to donate the food and yours for having a place you would like to donate it too! Miracles happen everyday. Woo Hoo.

I'm as excited as you. It always amazes me how seeming annoyances when dealt with in a positive way, have such a great way of working out well.

Hugs,
Wanda

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ELAOPET 11/25/2010 2:49PM

    I swear, the pictures are too cute not to say something! LOOOVE them all, but the dog's fav show and then the last one - awww!
Started reading with a silent laugh, but when I got to the part about the donation, I was so moved! Every time I remember the poor dogs in a nearest shelter on mainland, I just want to grab my baby and squeeze her tight! Their destiny is so heart breaking, the conditions so inhumane ... I can't bare it! So, I just keep on loving my baby and hoping for better days to come for those poor little loves emoticon
have a nice evening my far away friend

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JHADZHIA 11/25/2010 2:38PM

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That is a very wonderful ending to a major cock up!!! So glad to hear they are letting you choose a charity! A very Happy Day for the doggies! emoticon emoticon
Enjoy your day!
Hugs
Linda xxx

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TWOTIMESS 11/25/2010 1:15PM

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That's great! Those dogs will happily chow down!

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JESSIELOVE78 11/25/2010 12:26PM

    emoticon Great blog. I am glad that the dog food situation is getting straighten out. emoticon

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