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Bullet Points of Random Things!

- made liver cake.  Not for me (ew!), for the hounds.  Last time I made liver cake, Rosie Roo made a 'this is not food' face at it, but this time she seems quite keen on it.  I deduce she is finally settling in properly.  Also, hair has started to grow on her bare bottom.   This is apparently a sign of relaxation in pointy dogs.

- Made a cake for my mother's birthday - this vegan chocolate cake - which was good. I filled it with coconut-oil frosting, and topped it with hazelnut icing.  I then attempted to write 'Happy' on the top in hazelnuts, but sadly the icing had not set, so when we set off to meet up for dinner, all the hazelnuts danced randomly about the icing and the result was barely discernable as words.  Am not convinced hazelnuts are cut out for font manufacture anyway.  Cake tasted OK, is the main thing, although Pp complained it was a bit coconutty.

- I ate tiny fried squids for the first time.  It made me feel like an Elder God.  Their tiny chilli-fried tentacles were delicious.

- I need to learn about Concrete 5, apparently.  It looks promising from the official website, but then all CMS projects do.  But it is php/MySql, so how hard can it be?

- We took my sister (who is over for a visit from the still-frozen wilds of New Brunswick, Canada, which sounds like a rather dismal place, I must say) out for a long walk around Tavistock, along the canal, all beech leaves and bluebells, and almost didn't lose the hounds at all.  Or not for long anyway.   And they did nothing outrageous and mostly came when called, at least eventually.

- Brythen had a very upset tum, which seemed bad enough to take him to the vet this morning (it's not the first time).  Vet thinks he may have a stomach ulcer :-(  She gave him Zantac and metronidizole and charged me fifty quid. Hum.

- Brythen now weighs 27.8Kg, which  means that he is now officially heavier than Mollydog was.   Rosie Roo weighs 21Kg.  They are the same height, which shows you how long and thin Rosie is, because Brythen is not exactly short and dumpy.

- I took the hounds out for a walk before vet this morning, and managed to drop my phone.  Spent ages combing the hill looking for it, with no luck, woe! woe! woe!  Why did I think I needed a smartphone at all when there is no sodding internet signal anywhere in the valley?? I might as well have bought a 10quid phone, drat me for falling for the hype, etc etc.

- finally gave up and came home to find an answerphone message from a helpful person who had picked my phone up and taken it home for safekeeping.  Hurray!


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10th May, 2014 19:22 (UTC)
11th May, 2014 15:55 (UTC)
Big Puppy is *heavy* (particularly when he refuses to walk past a gate because a field might have a BUNNY in it, and I have to pick him up to get him to move...)
12th May, 2014 14:42 (UTC)
Maybe I won't complain about Molly so much!
10th May, 2014 19:49 (UTC)
Cake sounds nice mmmmmmmm!
11th May, 2014 16:06 (UTC)
And it was!
11th May, 2014 11:54 (UTC)
Oh, thank goodness for helpful person.
If it's an Android phone, for future reference, you can try activating the location feature? I had some problems getting mine to work - tried all the trouble-shooting, made no difference, then one day it randomly started - and now I can look up on my computer where it is. Oh, except obviously that doesn't help if you drop it somewhere with no phone signal, sorry, but still worth turning on because imagine if you didn't and then lost it where there WAS a phone signal! -N
11th May, 2014 16:13 (UTC)
Ooooh - well, yes, I probably should. By any impartial, sensible reasoned manner of proceeding, I should do that.

However, what this fails to take into account is that I am just a bit weirded out by the idea of carrying a device that tracks my every move. So I have all the location sensing stuff turned off and disable all apps that demand it.

Yes, I know, it's ridiculous. File it under 'phobia'?

I don't know, honestly, why I even bought a smartphone. There are SO few places locally where there is even a mobile signal, let alone a mobile internet one.
11th May, 2014 16:40 (UTC)
Or phonebia?
11th May, 2014 17:54 (UTC)
Brythen 27.8kg? Hasn't he filled out! I remember how skinny he was when he first arrived.

11th May, 2014 19:37 (UTC)
I think when I adopted him he was just under 24kg, so he's certainly filled out, and I think he could probably still stand to put on a little, you can still see ribs.

He was such a Big Puppy - all legs! :-D
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