Thursday, 4 December 2008

Friends and Neighbours

Firstly I must draw your attention to my new blog header, shame on you if you didn't notice! Special thanks to Karen for designing and creating it for me. She's promised to give me a lesson on how it's done.

We've been living at Jantys in Edenbridge now for almost 18 months and I just don't know where the time has gone. What I do know is that we have been blessed with terrific neighbours who have now become good friends. We have Liz and Geoff on one side and Michael and Ellen on the other.

You may remember from my last posting that the Disco has gone and I'm now sharing Geoff's Jeep.

Well, although it's not the sophisticated, technology packed tank of a Land Rover that I had been driving I have to say that I'm really quite enjoying driving the Jeep. It has more character than the Disco and you feel more involved in the whole experience. It is also quite high spec with plenty of gizmos to keep one amused when the mood takes you. The Disco was so automated it sometimes felt like it was taking control. The Jeep's only shortfall at the moment is a failing battery which can be annoying when you jump in, turn the key and the engine struggles to turn over in slow motion before finally giving up.I am pleased to say that this problem is soon to be resolved. Geoff and I have sourced a heavy duty Optima (the Rolls Royce of batteries) battery on good ole ebay which is winging its way south as we speak on next day carrier hopefully to arrive in the morning. So, that little problem solved, we can continue to enjoy our new shared mode of transport.

Geoff's Jeep Cherokee

I am still waiting for my scan and test results to try to find out why I had that blip with my eyesight. I know the results are back with neurologist having phoned his secretary, so it's very frustrating when they say " the consultant will be writing to you". Yeah thanks for that, so I'll just carry on waiting then! Oh well I just keep telling myself that if it was anything bad they would have rushed me back in within days.

I'm also nursing a muscle strain at present, so it's no dog training or badminton at the moment. I've sorted some physio at the local Cottage Hospital through the GP but who knows when I'll hear about that. Not a good time of year to be taking zero exercise with all the potential goodies on offer!

Kizzy (my precious) is very laid back,(some would say lazy), so I don't think she's missing the training at all. If you gave her the choice between a dog walk and a good kip, guess what she'd choose. Well, see for yourself.

Princess avoiding a walk

Michael has at last managed to bring home his new toy, his Harley Softail, but not in the fashion he wanted to. There was no roar of the throaty silencers as we arrived back with it last Saturday........... in the back of his van!! It had been raining for days and he just couldn't wait any longer, so he rode his plastic rocket (the Aprilia) down to Shaws to chop it in for the Harley and I followed in his van. All in all a bit of an anti climax for him but at least he's been out on it since and is really enjoying his new black and chrome Mecano set on wheels!

Michael's Softail

Well the weekend's almost upon us and we're praying for some dry weather. Now that Dan, Michael and me all have our new Harleys it's high time that the Edenbridge Chapter had their fist ride out. What a picture that conjures up.... three new lean, mean Hells angels wreaking havoc in the locality.....or just three slightly overweight ole farts out on a jolly to the nearest greasy spoon for a bacon buttie and a mug of tea!

What a treat's in store, Nancy's so excited. Next Friday is late night shopping at the Harley store! So, I'm going to treat her to a sumptuous night out with mulled wine and mince pies so she can purchase my Christmas presents and spend hours looking at all the bikes that only dreams are made of (did I hear a yawn?). We're going to round the whole evening off with (at enormous expense) a take away on the way home. Well you can't say fairer than that!

Ending this post on a canine note here's a superb picture (courtesy of Dennis Bay Photography) of Kizzy's family.

Zen (mom), Kizzy, Taz (dad) and sister Zeki