Work hard at training. We add leg extension (see photo), leg curl, abductor and adductor to what we did yesterday. Do chest press with my usual twenty kilogram weight. Back is improving.

Make it back to the flat and unload dishwasher. Mum helps me measure the space where new sofa will go.

We go to Sofology and I fall in love with a sofa. It is this but with a corner in teal:

It is lovely and comfortable and not too expensive. Have put some money in savings account which can use if have to. Recommend Sofology: excellent customer service. Oh, I so hope that am allowed beautiful new teal corner sofa. Spend So Much Time lying on sofa after all…

Have just had an epic afternoon sleep: from two o’clock till six o’clock.

Must post this and then hopefully there will be supper. Just going to have a quick bath first.

Will go and look for my fluffy and kiss him. Have missed that person.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

*2015. By Graeme Cameron. Book 1 in the Normal series. Serial killer crime novel.

The Cry Of The Sloth*

Crack on with Somerset Maugham. Have nearly finished him. Then training at 11.30am. Back hurts but do what I can. Here are abs exercises:

Can also manage chest press, arm exercises and other chest press. Back is feeling a bit better now.

Then to the Zoo with Hannah where we see Meghan the baby Okapi with her mum Oni:

The otters:

The alpacas and llamas:

Bhanu the lion. We also see the lionesses, not pictured. Hopefully soon there will be baby lions…

A sleeping kangaroo:

Jae Jae the tiger sleeping.

Also see Malcolm the baby aye aye and his mum but you are not allowed to take photos in there. We walk through the walkthrough lemur exhibit but the lemurs are all inside.

I am naughty and purchase a baby sloth. He is called Edward after the hand-reared baby sloth at the Zoo. Edward says hello. Here he is:

Am drinking Diet Coke with lime and thinking about making some supper.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

*2009. By Sam Savage. Literary fiction novel. “As his hold on reality weakens and his schemes grow wilder, his self image as a placid and slow-moving sloth evolves into that of a bizarre and frantic creature driven mad by solitude.”

Ravaged By The Raptor*

Have a lovely walk with Dolly and back behaves. We meet a Vizsla, a Golden Retriever, a little chap called Mowgli and I give them all my card.

Some boys are filming and they photograph us. One of them is a giant dog obsessive who wants a Pyrenean Mountain Dog. Dolly gives him a cuddle. She loves strange men.

Visit Gemma and the twins:

On the way, we see a Velociraptor breaking out of a van:

You can’t see him very well here but he’s extremely realistic.

Give one of the twins a bottle, successfully. Am getting good at this. The other one has trapped wind which is painful for him.

Make it home by four o’clock for Body Scan Meditation and sleep.

Suzy is here. Well, she has popped out to get me some Nurofen for my back and has brought sparkling water and food. Ah, here she is with my Nurofen. Love my Suzy ❤️.

We are going to have supper and an early night.

The attached photo is with my Dolly. Have a dream last night that Dolly’s owner changes her will and leaves Dolly to me ❤️🐕❤️. That would be amazing…

Happy Monday everyone!

*2013. By Christie Sims. Human and velociraptor erotic fiction. Oy vey!

Skiing Is Murder*

Achievements Of The Day

  1. Buy Britney Spears tickets! Am taking Lily! Can’t wait!
  2. Survive Pilates (see photos).
  3. Support Roger Federer in winning his twentieth grand slam – the Australian Open. Again. The greatest of all time 🎾🏆❤️.
  4. Buy Marmite.
  5. And The Sunday Times.
  6. Read the Style.
  7. Touch up my nails.
  8. Drink lemon squash.
  9. Watch the highlights of Roger’s match. Poor Marin Cilic: he threw everything at Roger but it was Not Enough.
  10. Knit.
  11. Read more of Somerset Maugham.It’s so brilliant.
  12. Watching Ski Sunday now. They are in Austria. Can Marcel Hirscher take the win for Austria? Yes, yes he does. Austria’s five hundredth World Cup Victory and his Fifty fourth World Cup win. And Manuel Feller? We shall see…
  13. Marple at six o’clock: Sleeping Murder – one of my favourites…

Happy Sunday everyone!

*2016. By Carolyn Arnold. Book ten in the McKinley mysteries series. Set in Colorado.

Give The People What They Want*

New Kinks and Ray Davies material has arrived from my lovely uncle in Abroad. So has new wool which have left at parental home so Mum can roll it up into balls.

Have a brief cuddle with my fluffy monster this morning. Is lovely to see him. Love that fluffy.

Back hurts. Must have done something to it but not sure what. It must recover by Monday as I have Dolly then this week.

Suzy coming to see me. Need a bath.

Have just cut up and eaten an orange.

Hope back is improved by tomorrow for Pilates.

Happy Saturday everyone!

*1981. Song by The Kinks. Written by Ray Davies. Appears on the eponymous 1981 album.

Something Wicked This Way Comes*

  1. Malamute adventures so far today.
  2. Cuddles
  3. A long walk.
  4. Now need to pack.
  5. Don’t want to go home.
  6. But have to.
  7. Feel sad to leave. I like it here.
  8. We are going out for lunch after the Beauty has gone.
  9. We see a red squirrel in the park:
  10. He is the red person at the feeding box.
  11. Now am listening to music and drinking lemon squash.
  12. New Chap’s flatmate is working.
  13. I don’t want to go back to Stansted.
  14. New Chap has just sneezed.
  15. We are planning our final trip.
  16. They are talking in Abroadian to each other.
  17. It is nearly lunchtime.
  18. And nearly time for Beauty to leave. You can see her in the attached photo.
  19. Happy Friday everyone!

*1962. By Ray Bradbury. Dark fantasy novel.

Between The Acts*

Achievements Of The Day

  1. Wake up.
  2. New Chap goes to pick up the Malamute.
  3. We cuddle her.
  4. We go for a walk up to the frat house in the woods:

5. Have lunch. It is a flat pastry thing with cheese and a cappuccino.

6. Now we are back at the house and am going to have a sleep.

7. New Chap has yoga then Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

8. Maybe will do some knitting after my sleep.

9. Then when I wake up maybe we will watch a film.

Happy Thursday everyone!

*1941. By Virginia Woolf. It’s her birthday today. Her final novel, published after her death.

The Rich Die Hard*

We go to the Spa. It is nice. We have lunch: a salad; a cheese sandwich; coffee and Diet Coke.

There are big slides and we go on them. Haven’t been on a water slide for ages. There is a fast one; a less fast one and a disco one which is dark with UV lights inside.

The lockers are very clever. You don’t need a pound: there is a bracelet which opens the lockers and lets you in to the solegrotte which is a salt bath that you float in and there are projections on the ceiling.

There is a heated outdoor pool which you swim into from inside and it is warm.

There are various jacuzzis and a children’s pool with a rainbow slide and a model sea lion. We are not allowed in it as we don’t have a child with us.

Now New Chap’s flatmate is home. He likes the smell of cheap plastic and is sniffing a wallet because he doesn’t get out much – he’s studying for some exams.

This morning we watch some Malamute videos.

Now we are going to think about supper.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

*1957. By Beverley Nichols. Book 4 in the Horatio Green Mystery series, set at a spa.

A Thousand Kisses Deep*

Today we go to Wurzburg to see the imperial residence which is fun. Also have lunch and go to toilet.

Have a sleep. Am awake now listening to Leonard Cohen. New Chap is just back from BJJ Training.

We are drinking grapefruit squash. It is lovely.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

*2001. By Leonard Cohen. From the album Ten New Songs.

Cast On, Kill Off*

Cab is coming to take me to the airport at 4.15am. It’s now 2.52am and am awake already.

Am knitting, drinking coffee and listening to The Kinks.

Must not forget:

  1. Passport
  2. Boarding pass
  3. Phone
  4. Phone charger

Think everything else is packed. Suitcase is 15kg according to Dad’s weighing device so that’s OK.

Just need to get dressed and give my fluffy monster some cuddles.

Hope cab isn’t too late and that airport isn’t busy. Last time it took ages to get through security. I should be in good time, all being well.

The next time you hear from me, will be in Abroad. Can’t wait to see New Chap and cuddle him.

Happy Monday everyone!

*2012. By Maggie Sefton. A Knitting Mystery, Book 10 starring Kelly Flynn.