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Seedlings are all doing really well and looking good. The first bizzie lizzie is in bud.

My dwarf nectarine tree has not just survived, but is flowering!

I have talked one of my clients into sponsoring the Oldies Club stall at the Wag and Bone show in August. Excellent!

I made some fridge magnets for the Oldies Club to sell on stalls, in the shape of the cartoon oldies from the quiz I did. They have turned out rather well.

I've finally finished a search keyword research job that bored me.

I designed a logo for someone who has an animal physiotherapy business, in return for an Oldies donation.  I do love designing logos, it's not like work, and I got to draw a horse.

We did actually get a sales enquiry today, though I don't know if it's going anywhere.

I have resolved to trial the vet in Callington.

I still have several new books to read, including one about Athelstan, and one Turkish whodunnit bought for my MIL in Istanbul last year, and now on loan to me, reviewed by her as 'very good if you don't mind the dirty bits.  You know, it has sex bits in it'.  Well.  dear me.

Dogs are getting on really well. Azure has excellent recall, and also gets on very well with Smudge and Ronnie.


The business is going through a very quiet patch at the mo. It's all a bit worrying. We have money coming in from the regular stuff like management and maintenance, but no decent-sized new development projects at all.

Uneasy feeling that this is My Fault for being Idle.

I booked a couple of trial adverts, but they had no effect.  Didn't think they would really, but hey.

Azure has a bit of a tendency to hurl himself into bushes and get covered in scratches and thorns.  This can't be good for him.  Also even though I am giving him more Chappie than Mollydog gets of Arden Grange kibble, even though he is a lot smaller,  I think he has lost a bit of weight.

The dratted rabbits have started a burrow.  I know this means they are feeling cheery and springlike, but it's awfully muddy.

Can't decide what to paint on the four tiny square canvasses Polo got me for my birthday.

Feeling a bit lack of confidence in current vet in Tavvi.

Slugs have eaten some of my sweet pea seedlings.

Polo believes that the car is more efficient on super unleaded fuel.  It has just done 264 miles on it, and the light has gone on.  I shall now refill with ordinary unleaded and compare results.


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27th Apr, 2006 15:31 (UTC)
Ooh nifty doggy pic! Hmm, who is doing the making of the fridge magnets and how much will they cost?
27th Apr, 2006 16:09 (UTC)
I just bought magnetic paper from www.indigoshop.co.uk and printed them up on the colour printer, then chopped them up with the guillotine.

I think ideally they would be laminated too, but I don't have a laminator. They cost about 18p each to make, including ink. You can buy custom fridge magnets from www.vistaprint.co.uk *fairly* cheaply, but then they all need to be the same design, and we wanted to have different designs (so that people with kids would end up buying a different design for each kid :-p)
27th Apr, 2006 16:34 (UTC)
Ooh, what a good idea! Last year's Summer Reading Challenge had fridge magnets as one of the give-aways, and they were really popular. I could make nice magnets with family-friendly library messages, pictures of smiley babies enjoying books, cool reads etc. and give them away at special events, and...

Um... Sorry. *speaks sternly to self*. I'm at home now, not work. Forget work.
28th Apr, 2006 09:06 (UTC)
You are presumably at work now, so allowed to think about it again...
here are the ones I made (on a filing cabinet as sadly our fridge has a wooden door):

28th Apr, 2006 15:05 (UTC)
Well, I'm off work today, but they look very nice. How thick is the magnetic paper?
28th Apr, 2006 15:48 (UTC)
It's not quite as thick as I would like - it doesn't fold or crumple easily, but not much thicker than a business card or something like that. That's why I thought it would be better if I could laminate them, which would make them that bit thicker and more robust.
27th Apr, 2006 20:15 (UTC)
Nice piccie!

Ooh, wanna move to Cornwall ...
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