Saturday, 28 October 2017

Project 365 week 43

Sunday

A nice relaxing days holiday. Finished watching the series of Timeless on Netflix. A watchable enough series but not sure they could run with a second one. A Quantum Leap idea where the characters jumped back into history. Finished crocheting the blanket, sewed all the ends in and did the edging, so a successful weekend off.




Monday


Paying it forward with two competitions win that I am not going to use. One for a friend and one sent to a fellow comper on Loquax. Had entered hoping to go but could not spare the time.



Tuesday

The complex I do holiday relief cleaning in was having a fund raising coffee morning for The Stroke Association, so I went along to show my support. Bought some raffle tickets and some home baking. Managed to win four raffle prizes out of the twelve tickets I bought.







Wednesday

Pay day. Went to Irvine for a rake round the shops, bought nothing before going and doing a food shop. Making use of the first of  this months vouchers. Could not work out in befunky how to add a black box over my number, so you got wee birds instead.





Thursday

A night out with a few of the girls for work. The nutter in the photo is leaving our shift and going to Monday to Friday.  Four off us for the Chinese and then met up with three more to go onto the pub. I like small groups like these girls,  just a down to earth bunch that you can let your hair down and have a laugh with. The only thing that let the night down was waiting half an hour to get an order taken, and no they were not overly busy, and the another half hour for the starter to turn up. Was very nice once we got it.




Friday

A walk along down to the fishery and back up with the three wee ones. Just over a two mile walk down round and back up. Took us about two hours as we stopped for a picnic on the bench while we were there, it was to encourage them to go and break the walk up half way. Spud was out of the pram and walked/ran all the way round the ponds. Far to busy a road for her to walk along and me safely watch three of them.
We spotted chickens and cockerels, we all tried out best cock-a-doodle-doo in response to them. Saw lots of ducks and sung five little ducks, saw swans and then a whole pondful of geese took off in unison and flew over our heads. Again we had to honk honk like the geese as they flew.
Made sure they kept out of the puddle as it is too cold to be getting wet now. Minky had a stick and was dipping the end into mud and then stirring the mud into puddles as we passed. Finally a kick through some leaves on the way back home.



Saturday

Our council have no decided that us in the rural outlying places are now going to have to use food bins. The main towns have had them for a few years. All to do with sending less to landfill. They could sent tons less in a year if they uplifted and incinerated disposable nappies as well.





13 comments:

  1. Wow, Spud looks nearly as big as her brother and sister now! They did well to walk so far. I would have been disappointed with the slow service at the leaving do too. You did well to win four raffle prizes with 12 tickets!

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    1. yes because there were a few hundred tickets in there so was very surprised

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  2. Good on you for paying it forward and sharing your wins.
    It sounds like you had a great night out despite the slow service.
    The grandkids are growing up so quickly x

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    1. I have had things paid forward to me so nice to pass it on.
      They are growing far to quick.

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  3. Well done in sharing your competition wins. Back in Dubai now I’m missing the UK recycling system, when we move I’m going to start my own composting

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    1. Rubbish is just a nuisance with all the bins and what goes into which

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  4. We've had the food waste bins for a few years now. I don't use mine though as I either feed the birds with the scraps or put them on the composter (we have one that can do cooked food too). The children did well on their walk.

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    1. mostly fruit and veg peeling will be in mine. tend to feed the birds or next doors dogs with other stuff. We use to compost but never garden now to use it so a bit pointless.

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  5. Good going on raffle and wins this week.

    I work for the company who do Recycle Now and we support local councils with their recycling schemes (less so in Scotland). Food waste is a pain - I've been through 3 caddies, but we have to have a huge wheely bin for it. So 1-2 food bags a fortnight in a huge bin, and sometimes they don't collect it. We don't have garden waste because it just gets burnt or mulched down. So I rarely put out my food waste (it helps we have dogs, chickens). It gets easier to do - except after about 16 years of recycling round here, the OH won't recycle anything

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    1. the farm is a handy place to burn your rubbish, we use to burn a lot of ours.
      Yes pets especially chickens will eat a lot of food like veg peelings, egg shells etc

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  6. Aww Spud is nearly as big as her brother and sister now. They grow so fast. They did amazing to walk so far. Way to go on winning four raffle prizes with 12 tickets, that's impressive x

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    1. they did great with the walking especially Spud

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  7. Lovely of you to share your wins. Sounds like a great walk, they did well, and a picnic half way is always good :)

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