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Feather by the sea.

Post by Feather on Sat 23 Apr 2011, 21:32

It's so peaceful here tonight. I can see the lights of The Flotta Oil Terminal across Scapa Flow, on the horizon. All the birds have gone to roost and the silence is magical.The only sound is the tap tapping of my keyboard as I type. A black and a ginger cat have both made use of my window cill in the peaceful twilight. I wouldn't wish to be anywhere else in the world right now.  :queen:
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Re: Feather by the sea.

Post by Stardust on Tue 26 Apr 2011, 13:48

What an evocative description for your first blog post, Feather.
I can see it all as if I were there too.
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Post by Feather on Wed 27 Apr 2011, 11:53

At last I've got the car of my dreams--a Fiat 500. It's retro styled, creamy white, red/white upholstery, red carpets, cream dashboard, cream leather steering wheel. I've put my personal number plates on it---M15 YRA--- with "FIAT" attatched.The finishing touches are 3 understated red decals, 1 on the bonnet and 1 each side just behind the back windows. Their design is Tribal.Chica's cushion, collar and lead are also red and, of course, she's pure white.My friend, Jean asked me if I realised that I'd be able to wear only red or white when I drive it! I love it, love it, love it. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:



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Post by Kitkat on Wed 27 Apr 2011, 13:42

The ultimate accessory, Feather ! :cherry:

(except ... you're gonna have to die your hair red now - or at least get a red wig for driving) geek
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Post by Feather on Sat 30 Apr 2011, 11:46

A red wig, kk???? Red face to match, no doubt.




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Post by lar-lar on Mon 24 Oct 2011, 19:05

A friend has put a big dent in my car... it pays to look when reversing. hairpull
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Post by Feather on Mon 24 Oct 2011, 21:05

That's awful, Lar. At least you won't have to pay to put it right, will you?



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Post by Kitkat on Fri 28 Sep 2012, 21:57

Will take a little while before Feather gets stuck in to organizing her poems, as I know she had some rather sudden and distressing news today, and so she has other more pressing things to deal with at the moment.

Thinking about you, Feather. happyheart I hope you get some promising news after tomorrow. xx
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Post by Feather on Sun 27 Oct 2013, 11:24

I'm sorry that I have not been here recently.It all seemed to be too much keeping posting in more than one forum.
The issue mentioned in kk's post had a good conclusion but we, as a family, had a worrying time. My brother has fully recovered now from his operation and all is well.
I'm thinking today of all the folk in the south of England and Wales. A hurricane is forecast for tonight and tomorrow. Don't venture out unless it is absolutely necessary, kk.
We have a calm day here in Orkney.
I'm looking forward to going to Glasgow on 10th Dec to see Andre Rieu in concert. My son, Ray, is coming with me which makes it all the better.No doubt I'll hit the shops at some point but the big deal is the concert.Bye for now.



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Re: Feather by the sea.

Post by Kitkat on Mon 11 Nov 2013, 13:47

Feather, check your PMs. 2 still pending in my Outbox.
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Post by Kitkat on Sun 24 Aug 2014, 15:52

A lovely film on TV today reminded me of you, Feather, for a number of reasons.  I love you  You might have already seen it and if so, you will understand - but if you haven't yet seen it I would recommend you do watch the film "The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby".  I am sure you will love it.  happyheart  It's actually a 2005 remake of the original "Greyfriars Bobby" which was first made in 1961.  
The film even has its own Wikipedia page here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Greyfriars_Bobby
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Re: Feather by the sea.

Post by Kitkat on Sun 24 Aug 2014, 16:58

Hi Feather,

That post about PM's was made almost a year ago! I have just replied to your PM today. Have you received that PM?
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Post by Stardust on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 12:51

Where is Feather? Doesn't seem to be about lately. Maybe off on her travels again...
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Post by Kitkat on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 18:06

Stardust wrote:Where is Feather? Doesn't seem to be about lately. Maybe off on her travels again...
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Unusual for Feather to go off on one of her trips without letting people know she's going to be away. Also, she's not that long just back from a break in Aberdeen.
I have texted her, asking her to just text back a quick "OK" reply, just so that we know all is well.
My text is still pending in my phone (i.e. not got through to her phone yet). That was about an hour ago - but she could well be somewhere where it's difficult to get a reception.

Soon as I hear back, I will let you know - or maybe if she reads this she will come and let us know herself.
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Post by Kitkat on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 22:44

Just heard back from her now.  Poor love's been in misery with a very painful abscess after a tooth extraction.
She's past the worst of it now and getting better slowly.
I suggested to her a hot toddy with some clove oil might ease her discomfort a bit - at the very least will put a smile on her face anyway.  

Hope to see you back with us real soon, Feather.  catlick  xxx
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Post by Stardust on Wed 10 Sep 2014, 08:20

Ouch, I really feel for poor Feather, and hope the nasty painful mouth abscess will now leave her in peace. I did wonder because I'd not seen her about on any of the other forums either for over a week.

Hope you're better soon Feather, we miss you. happyheart



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Post by Whiskers on Wed 10 Sep 2014, 10:55

Wishing you better and back soon Feather catlick

Nice to see you back around and posting as well Stardust. happyheart
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Post by Kitkat on Sat 01 Nov 2014, 12:52

Our Feather's been having computer problems and unfortunately can't access the forums at the moment.
That's why she hasn't been around for a while. Waiting for it to be sorted.

Hope we see you back here again soon, Feather. happyheart
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Post by Stardust on Mon 03 Nov 2014, 09:04

I'm glad to know that and I look forward to having Feather back on the forums soon.
It's not the same without you, Feather. happyheart



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Post by Feather on Fri 02 Jan 2015, 11:42

My sincere apologies for causing you to worry about me. Apart from anything else, I've sort of gone off forums recently. On the spiritual side, I've formed the opinion that I won't learn any more re proof of an afterlife. I've resigned myself to that uinfortunate fact.
As well as that, I've been very emotional lately--especially in the mornings--and tears come for the least of reasons. I still miss those who have passed away and sometimes the longing for them is just too much for me.
I spend a lot of most days alone in the house with sad thoughts. I think I'm just lonely and overly sentimental. I've been resisting the urge to reveal all this to you because it's so depressing. I suppose I need a good kick up the backside but I suspect that would not make any difference.
The only thing that would help me enormously is what I can't find---the conviction that I will meet my dear ones again. My brain keeps telling me that I won't and that's too much for my emotions to cope with. There you have it, my friends.xxx.



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Post by Kitkat on Fri 02 Jan 2015, 12:50

Dear, sweet, glamorous, thoughtful, lovely friend, Feather,   happyheart

I'd wager you feel a whole lot better now for having written it all down ....
This time of year tends to bring all kinds of deep-rooted thoughts and feelings to the fore.  
All the more reason to know and remember that there are folk at the other end of your writings - right there in your computer - real people who care and understand.  You are never far away from a listening ear when the sadness overwhelms you, or a laugh and a joke (or a good therapeutic cry) with friends.  Your computer can transport you all over the world - and can bring those friends nearer to you, right into your own home - at the touch of a button or two, whenever you wish.  

I saw where you wrote in the Shoutbox that you are starting on a new "project" - that of sorting out your garden.   :thumb:   I'm thinking it would be really nice (if you have the inclination, that is) to detail here your progress in that department.  A weekly progress report perhaps(?) Maybe some 'before and after' photos(?)
I, for one, would look forward to reading all about that.  Also, I know from first-hand experience how therapeutic and beneficial gardening and enjoyment of the garden can be in so many ways.

Wishing you very happy thoughts and happy times for 2015. toast  xXx
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Post by Feather on Sat 03 Jan 2015, 11:47

Good morning, Kitkat. Thank you for your kind words--most of them undeserved by me.

My progressing garden is a bright light in an otherwise gloomy future. I love flowers with a passion. This time of year there is not yet much to see but I have high hopes for the Spring bulbs of daffs, narcissi, tulips, bluebells and irises.

I have had shrubs in pots for years but now most of them have been planted in the newly dug out borders. It's the dormant season for most of them but the evergreen ones are pretty even now.

I also have plants in small pots in the garage by a window. They will be planted out in Spring.
I'm hoping to have small garden trees eg Forest Pansy, Cherry Blossom, and three others at the back, nearest to the fence and in the two furthest away corners. In front of them will be tallish flowering shrubs. At the front of the borders I plan to plant perennials and ground cover flowers such as Pansies, London Pride, Tom Thumbs etc. I have in mind some of the flowers that grew in my mother's garden when I was a child---lupins, marigolds, columbines, roses, lily of the valley etc.

I want to plant hedging in various places--flowering hedging-- to enclose and divide areas from one another. Low, ornate edging will separate the borders from the grass areas.
The borders are not straight. They form semicircles in two corners and run straight but narrower round the rest of the area.

Finally I must explain that my Spring bulbs will flower in an area of grass which I can see from the kitchen window. This is separate from the rest. We have a lot of ground and three areas of it are still to be decided upon. What used to be the cat enclosure will be mostly grass with some hedging now that the fencing has gone. The two other areas are in the lap of the gods meantime.

Sorry about the length of this post but when I got started, I couldn't stop till all the details were included. I will try to put pictures on here when there is something to see. x.



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Post by Kitkat on Sat 03 Jan 2015, 23:28

It all sounds very exciting and adventurous! I look forward to seeing the photos.
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Post by Feather on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 11:47

The latest---

I over balanced in the living room on Monday night, fell from full height to the floor with a thud. I spent all day yesterday in A&E . My right ankle is broken. I have to use a zimmer!! My pride is hurting more than my ankle. Zimmers are for the aged and infirm, not for me!!
I have to return to A&E next week to have the hard cast put on. It looks as if I will be like this for some time. Chica is afraid of the zimmer and will not have walkies for a while unless someone else takes her. Still, it could be worse: I can still get full use of my computer. :thumb:



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Post by Kitkat on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 17:41

Feather wrote:The latest---

I over balanced in the living room on Monday night, fell from full height to the floor with a thud. I spent all day yesterday in A&E . My right ankle is broken. I have to use a zimmer!! My pride is hurting more than my ankle. Zimmers are for the aged and infirm, not for me!!
I have to return to A&E next week to have the hard cast put on. It looks as if I will be like this for some time. Chica is afraid of the zimmer and will not have walkies for a while unless someone else takes her. Still, it could be worse: I can still get full use of my computer. :thumb:

Oh dear, Feather. surprised    "Over balanced" ? ...  Not heard it put that way before. giggle  They call it "one too many" where I come from. pirat  wary

Seriously, though, that can't have been very nice for you... rock

I've just come back from hospital myself.  Stress Echocardiogram test.  Can't use the treadmill (because of my mobility situation), so I had to have some kind of stuff pumped into my veins instead so they could take the photographs. Haven't got the results yet, but I'm pretty sure everything's OK in that department.
5 hours hanging around there today.  Wasn't so bad though cos I've got a new gadget now.  (Probably what you might call a "younger person's zimmer" ... )  geek - or even a practical but fun getarounder...  I guess you could do with something like this at the moment, Feather.  Chica would fit just nicely in the basket!
My Christmas pressie to myself this year (it's called a Rollator):



Makes life a whole lot easier. It's actually perfect for my current needs - the seat is exactly the right height, and no problem now with the inevitable queues and waiting times.  It's got a removable basket and a place to carry my fold-up walking stick and folding Mister Grabbit. And it folds up itself so can fit nicely into the car.  What more can I possibly need? geek

The only "problem" that arose today was when I went to get up off the bed (a painful activity at the best of times) and the doc handed me over my folded-up walking stick which I needed for the process.


One touch and it instantly springs out into one piece ...  (James Bond style) ...  Doc was standing just a little bit too close and unfortunately I hadn't warned him what to expect ... very nearly maimed him for life!  Just missed stabbing him right in the short 'n' curlies.  obgob

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