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Monday, August 8, 2011

Rambling On


Footnote: It's all good news on the test results, seems there is nothing wrong that can't be fixed!

57 comments:

foam said...

aha .. i'm glad you mentioned that you didn't knock him off his bike. I was already wondering.

Lovely hike though. Thanks for taking us along and showing us the scenery. It appears very similar to here actually.

TexWisGirl said...

i'm glad the test results are nothing too serious!!!

and i could listen to your lovely lilting narrative all day. your accent is divine. and your muddy-pawed sweet dog is just beautiful!

lisleman said...

Thanks for the little hike (or walkabout?). I think your dog is very well behaved. Sounds like the family has their holidays well planned. Very green around you.

Anthony Duce said...

I enjoyed the hike. Thanks for letting us tag along. Such a beautiful environment.

otin said...

Nice country! I love the accent :)

Ms. A said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! That's as close to a vacation as I'm likely to get. Glad I was able to spend it with you and your beautiful scenery and melodic voice.

Thank heaven you are fixable!

Ami said...

I want to come visit you!!!!

And I'm really glad to hear about your test results.

((hugs))

Kate said...

My wiener dog and I felt like we were walking with you and Jake. Loved seeing the lush green-ess as we don't have much green-ess in droughty Texas at the moment. Thanks for the lovely walkabout and I'm so grateful for the good report on your health. Blessings!

Grayquill said...

First - happy we all are for the good report on the tests. Now let's talk the tour was peaceful you voice soothing along with the greens, water and curious Jack then along came the drive...this is where the peace left. Why were driving on the wrong side of the road? I suppose your car has the steering wheel in the passenger seat also. You all are oddly quaint but I think a bit odd. :-)

Portia said...

So glad the test results were good!

Thank you for the tour. Lovely! And your dog is beautiful, really, and must take quite a bit of work. Brushing. :)

Leslie: said...

It is so lush and green there - just like here in western Canada! I truly enjoyed "our" walk in the woods as I felt so at home. Love your accent! Did you have to bath Jake when you got home or just wash his feet? He sure looked like he was enjoying your time together - he kept looking back at you! Hope your test results were good news.

Grandma's scrapbook said...

Only best regards for you.Thank you for this beautifuly post.

Rock Chef said...

What a great place to walk dogs! Nice and cool and shady.

Thanks for reassuring us that you did not hit the cyclist :-)

And thanks for the footnote - my wife is having tests at the moment too.

PS a bit of madness is OK - don't feel bad about it!

Shrinky said...

Foam, I always keep a shovel in the back, just in case.. (wink)

Shrinky said...

Hi Texwisgirl, my voice is like fingernails down a chalkboard, cringe-inducing (shudder), I'm always shocked at how high and scratchy it is - funny how we never hear ourselves as others do, isn't it? It's probably just as well!

Shrinky said...

Hi Lisleman, Oh Jake has his moments, believe me! But yeah, on the whole he's a good lad, really. I purposefully encouraged the fam to do their own thing this year for their holidays, as I personally didn't feel up to going away from home myself. I'm so relieved it's all worked out so well.

Shrinky said...

Hi Anthony, not being indiginous to this area, I try never to take it's beauty for granted - I grew up in land-locked cities, in fact my husband still lives half his time in London, it's makes me very grateful of our surroundings!

Shrinky said...

Hi there Otin, this place only has a pop. of 70,000 - there are more sheep and cattle than people over here (smile). Yes, it is pretty - but it is also VERY quiet, sometimes it can be a little TOO quiet. I am glad of our place still in London, there are times we do need to escape for a bit!

Shrinky said...

Haha, Ms A, I am indeed "fixable", and yes, that's a relief to be sure (thanks).. as for a holiday, there's a lot to be said for a staycation at home, eh? No crowded airports, nose to tail traffic jams, or cases to unpack - the allure of going away isn't always all that!

Shrinky said...

Ami, pack a case, we even have a small airport here, I'll collect you from Arrivals!

Shrinky said...

Aw Kate, now wouldn't that be something, your wee pooch and mine running loose together? I sometimes meet up with my sis' and her hound there - it's a mid-way meeting point for the two of us, a good place to walk together and to catch up on all the family gossip.

Fen said...

aw babes I so miss the little island. I want to come visit, I need to win the lottery! I'm glad your test results came back fixable x

mrsnesbitt said...

Great news on the results hun!
Loved the view of the drive - I felt we had just pulled up and the road was about to close. The sun was shining too - so typical nesbitt visiting weather eh?

Great walk xx

Shrinky said...

Haha, GQ, you slay me - left hand is the only CIVILIZED way to drive, so there (sticking my tongue out)! Anytime I've been to the States, I've ridden in the passenger seat with my foot slammed on the imaginary brake - it just aint' natural..

Shrinky said...

Hi Portia, nah, the grooming's a breeze, I brush him as he lies with his head in my lap as I'm watching TV, and I have him flip over and around as needed - it's soothing for the both of us 'cos he loves it (smile)..

Shrinky said...

Hi Leslie, no, he has a duck in the river at the bottom of our garden if he arrives back muddy - I HATE washing him, he's too heavy to lift into the bath, and he hates being soaped - I have a downstairs shower stall I use to bathe him if I must, but first I need to get into a swimsuit and lure him in with me with a banana (he can't resist a banana) - I don't know who emerges out of there the most traumatised!

Shrinky said...

Hi Grandma's scrapbook, thankis for stopping by.

Shrinky said...

Hi RC, oh I am sorry your missus' is going through tests, too - hope it won't take too long for the results to come back, and that they turn out positive, eh? Och, I lost my marbles years back, I'm past apologising for it now (wink)! Yeah, there are lots of glens like these within a spit of where I am, I'm always surprised how deserted and under used they are.

mythopolis said...

Well, I enjoyed this little woodsy walk with you. And glad your tests look good. Oh, and thanks for the joy ride down the wrong side of the road...hahaha...my instincts were 'Oh no, she's gonna meet some car coming the other way!" My mind is so conditioned to seeing the highway from a different perspective.

Suldog said...

Great news, that is. Keep us up-to-date as things go along, please. And the walk was fun to look at!

Akelamalu said...

Lovely walk. Glad to hear the test news is good. x

Shrinky said...

Hi there Fen, I'm doing the lotto too, one day (soon I hope), eh? Sigh..

Shrinky said...

Hi there Denise, Sam was just talking about you today, he wants to send you a postcard from Ireland!

Shrinky said...

Dan, that was EXACTLY how I felt when I was in Seattle last year - every nerve in my body screamed "Nooooooooooo.."! (And I was only the passenger.)

Shrinky said...

Hi there Akelamalu, yeah, thanks hon, I'm much relieved (smile).

Shrinky said...

Hello Jim, och, the only thing to report is healthy living (pout).. apparently I need to change my life-style - hmph.

Barbara Shallue said...

Glad your test results were relatively okay! And thank you for the lovely walk - I can't believe it's so deserted, even with the crazy lady rambling on. :)

TechnoBabe said...

You are blessed to live in such a beautiful place. I was relieved to read that the test results show there is nothing that can be fixed.

secret agent woman said...

Wittering?

Great news on the test results!

Shrinky said...

Haha, Barbara, yes it is always deserted, even on the beach, whenever I take Jake on a hike - maybe they see me coming??

Shrinky said...

Hi TechnoBabe, it's almost worth all the rain to enjoy the lushness of this place (note, I did say ALMOST)!

Shrinky said...

Secret Agent, it's a bit like twittering..

Sabi Sunshine said...

Hello Dear,

How's everything with you? I love the blog pic ..I find it really interesting. Cool video...!

Love
Sabi Sunshine

Shrinky said...

Hi Sabi, I hope all is well with you, my friend?

mythopolis said...

You know what? I've just been reading through all these comments, and thinking how many love you, including me. And having this contradictory feeling that, "Doggone it Shrinky, I been out feedin' the goat and the chickens, and minding my own business, and now you want Me, to tell YOU a story? I'm still waiting for your next installments. luv

Grayquill said...

Well, if you ever make it to Seattle, maybe I could take you and yours for an uncivilized ride on the right side of the road. Maybe the reason we drive on the right side of the road is because it is right, as a opposed to left, i mean your other right or would that be wrong? Now I am confused and it could cause me to get into accident number 21 tomorrow. Look at the problems you all caused driving on the left, wrong...

#1Nana said...

I think I would walk more if I had beautiful paths like that! So glad your test results were okay. I hope you enjoy your time alone.

Shrinky said...

Ach, you'll have a long wait Dan.. um, well maybe not, if you don't mind Wee Karen being put on the back burner - your latest post just reminded me of something I once collected which proved - um, no, I'll say no more, since it's best saved for the telling of (grin)!

And I have to admit Dan, my face always lights up when I see you've popped by - you sure put the fun into blogging, I love our little banters ((x))!

Shrinky said...

GQ, Seattle?? I went there just over a year back and completely fell in love with the place - if I were ever to move away from this isle, that's the place I'd put to the top of my list - I love the food, the culture, the gorgeous Sound and lakes, the enormous mountain in the backdrop, but most of all - THE PEOPLE - I couldn't get over how hospitaple and friendly everyone is. You sure live in a wonderful corner of the world, why I think I might even be tempted to learn how to drive on the wrong side of the road were I there..

Shrinky said...

Ah #1 Nana, the way it's worked out, I've only had ONE day on my own (shrug), and as her sister is away, the youngest has decided to fill the house with sleep-over's, fully utillising Beccy's empty room - I made pancakes for 6 this morning (shaking my head). Ah well, saves me getting bored I guess.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Very good news on the test results :-)

I've said it before and I'll say it again-- You live in a gorgeous place. Thanks for taking us on the walk with you and for the family travel updates (I'm a bit jealous!)

I also read the latest chapter of your WIP and love it! More please.

xoxo jj

Shrinky said...

Hi JJ, first let me say how very sorry I am to hear of your sad loss (hugs).

and yes, I am so glad to be living on this sleepy isle when I see the events of the riots unfolding on the mainland UK (shudder).

Thanks for your kind words on Wee Karen, she is very close to my heart.

~Babs said...

Well dang, I couldn't get any sound outa the vid so I couldn't hear your lilting voice.
I did so much enjoy your rich, green (unlike ours) environment and the romp with Jake. That big 'ol baby,,,I want a hug.
SO glad to hear of your tests results! I have some pending but not serious.
PS: I want a pancake please and thank you,,,,scoot over girls,,,,

Shrinky said...

Hi there Babs, I'm beaming you up a couple of pancakes as I type (wink)! poo, what a bummer on the missing sound.. but don't worry you didn't miss much, I was just flapping my jaw over much of nothing (grin).

I'm keeping everything crossed for your test results hon, I know it's the wait that wears you down, I hope it's a huge relief coming your way when you get (fingers crossed) the all clear.

mythopolis said...

Well, I, of course like our little banters too. We egg each other on! My sis, who reads but never comments on my site said to me the other day, "That Shrinky is something else!" To which I replied, "Yes, she's a real piece of work, that girl!" And you are! : ) (That's a compliment)

As we say here, "When God made you, he broke the mold!"

Pat Tillett said...

Congrats on the testing. It'a always nice to get some good news, or even semi-good news health wise.
I LOVED your hike. Very calm and serene place.

Hilary said...

What a beautiful area to wander with a wonderful dog. You have a great voice for Vlogging.. I'm sure I've said that before. Glad to know that your tests turned out alright.