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Monday, September 29, 2008

Lovely weather

We've had a few nice days; not all that warm, but SUNNY! It's a bit late in arriving, but it's been welcomed, all the same. We walked along the Hoe yesterday afternoon and it was packed, with the ice-cream vans doing splendid business! I wouldn't fancy diving into the water though - brrrh.

I've made an effort at A215, TMA01 - but what I've written is complete garbage! Everything is a bit of a struggle at the moment, because my elbow tendonitis is playing up big time and I shouldn't even really be typing.

Sex is everything

We got two new bunnies last week. A boy and a girl from the same litter - mainly mini lop, but with a little bit of lionhead in them. Anyway, the seller said there was 'plenty of time' to get them neutered and she knew we only had one hutch. HOWEVER, the vet won't neuter, even the male, until they are 6 months old - so we will have to get another hutch and keep them apart until then. It's such a shame, as they are very fond of each other.

No names yet - Dolly and Dave are what we 'call' them, but ....

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Poem

The Waiting Room

It was Wednesday, the 10th of September,
Two thirty PM, as I remember.
"Is that a cat or a dog in the box?"
Asked a woman whose face shouted BOTOX.
But the answer was not one of her choice,
"It's a rabbit", we replied as one voice.

Joan Rivers went "oh" and started to go,
"It's just a bunny", she thought, and quite so.
But as hub fed him a yoghurt drop treat,
And I stroked his soft, warm, furry feet,
We wanted to shout, "Don't you see? He's not
any old bunny, he's Captain Bunzee!"

We took him in to see the vet in blue,
But there wasn't very much he could do,
Because the Captain was so very old,
And when we took him back out, he was cold.
He'd gone to the Big Bunny in the sky,
And we could do nothing else, but to cry.

It's so sad when this happens to a pet,
And our lovely bunny we won't forget,
But we're all in the waiting room, waiting,
None sure of what we're anticipating.
Joan Rivers, every man and his wife
Sit in this same waiting room, known as life.

Bunzee's now a part of the glade. R.I.P., Captain.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Anyone for Haiku?

The A215 materials should've been sent out on Friday - but there is a delay; probably a long one. So I succumbed to printing out the first part of the book from the online .pdf. About 80 pages so far ...

I've been busy doing freewrites and clusters and actually enjoying it! I've burnt down a house, developed a phobia about an old woman sucking lemon sherbets, commented on Little Black Sambo, as my first ever 'read', written a menacing letter by Marjorie White to her brother, Henry - and other such rubbish - great fun!

Anyway, we are being encouraged to write daily Haiku, so here are my today's offerings.

Poor Captain Bunzee
He smells so badly of pee
Does he want to live?

This is actually not as flippant as it might appear. Bunzee is very poorly - his back legs are paralysed and he cannot move or clean himself - so he is indoors and we are trying to help him, but it's not looking too good. We really do need to take him to the vet, but he is nearly 10 years old and ... well, it's a very hard thing to think about.

Poor Bunzee

This is the other one.

Naxos, Mykonos
Which island shall it be?
Maybe Paros, eh?

Which is attempting to illustrate how utterly undecided I am about which other island to visit, apart from Crete and Santorini. Oh, but I'm learning Greek - LOL!


Sunday, September 07, 2008

Thursday, September 04, 2008

New Course About To Start!

... so I thought I had better update this blog!

When I last wrote about OU stuff, I was still studying S339. Not any more. Not for months. And months. I didn't see any purpose in torturing myself on a course I didn't enjoy and (more importantly) didn't NEED to do. So I dumped it. (But I have all the books still, so I shall slowly read through all of those - one day).

Anyway, I'm back to my BA plans! I registered for A215 (Creative Writing) and the course starts on 17th September; the materials are due to be despatched tomorrow. I'm rather excited about it and rather scared of it also. I've also registered for the new science short course, S187 - Elements of Forensic Science, which starts in November - I'm really excited about that one!

I can't wait to get back to studying again - I've missed it very much.

Otherwise, nothing much has been going on in my world. Captain Bunzee is not too well - he appears to have spells of difficulties with moving his legs. We get him ready to go to the vets and he gets better again. At the moment, he is struggling once more. He is old, that's for sure, so these things will happen, but I think a trip to the vet is imminent. We are also looking for a kitten (or two) AT LAST! We went to see a Maine Coon, but the kitty was a bit too timid and we came home with an empty box. There is no rush and it's best to make sure that the kitten is absolutely right for us - probably we will end up with a moggy.

Tracey got married on 24th August, in Cardiff, at St Davids Hotel & Spa. It was a lovely wedding, and the bride looked absolutely stunning - but the beer wasn't half dear! I wrote a poem - LOL - Elizabeth Browning, eat your heart out!!

A pink ribboned chair;
Coiffured hair.
Wonderful food;
A jovial mood.

What a great day!

A beautiful bride;
Dad filled with pride.
What’s that I spy?
A tear in the eye?

What a great day!

A handsome groom;
Roses in bloom.
Sunshine - and smiles
That went on for miles.

What a great day!

New, pinching shoes;
Very dear booze.
But who gave a care
With such love in the air?

What a GREAT day!

The weather here has been disgusting. No summer at all. So I've been busy planning next year's holiday to Greece! We've booked a villa on Crete for a week - and are fiddling around with plans to fly to Athens, stay there a couple of days and then ferry it to Mykonos (or Naxos) and Santorini, before ending our trip on Crete.

Can't wait for the delivery man to arrive with my new books, so I can get down to some more poetry writing! :)