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#76 hild

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 06:05 PM

That means it doesn't sound as bad as the hairdryer or hoover :D.


You should see my parents' dog, she LOVES the hairdryer! No matter how quietly my mum sneaks it out of the cupboard the dog hears it and comes running to have her fur dried a bit. The look of absolute bliss on her face is a sight to be seen :lol:

...she still doesn't like the hoover, though... B)

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 10:30 PM

If the cat is in the bedroom, I sometimes go and dry my hair in the study or the spare bedroom so as not to disturb her. How sad is that? They do say that dogs have owners but cats have staff. Never was a truer word spoken :blink:.
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#78 Anthony

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 03:30 PM

Might be worth starting a hobby sewing Butlers suites for cat owners,
you know anti hair trouser legs, extra rough stroking gloves and waistcoats
with built in Lomi Lomi pads. (Lomi Lomi thatís what my cat Christmas does when
she jumps onto my chest whilst I am sleeping, pushing away at where she presumes
her mothers' milk bar is)

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 11:39 AM

Might be worth starting a hobby sewing Butlers suites for cat owners,
you know anti hair trouser legs, extra rough stroking gloves and waistcoats
with built in Lomi Lomi pads. (Lomi Lomi thatís what my cat Christmas does when
she jumps onto my chest whilst I am sleeping, pushing away at where she presumes
her mothers' milk bar is)



In my family we refer to that as possing. Don't know why.
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#80 Anthony

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:52 AM

You're probably right RachelF, I picked up that Lomi Lomi from a book about
Hawaii where the enormous old Queens were pounded and kneaded all over their
bodies by their servants to make room for even more food, and it sort of seemed
appropriate.

Edited by Anthony, 14 February 2010 - 07:53 AM.


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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:30 AM

I'm been walking past the Duke of Uke (Spitalfields) many days for the last five weeks (last day tomorrow). Should I pop in? I mean, that could be a whole new failed hobby...

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:19 PM

I'm right into kite building and flying now, sewing machine, meters and meters of material, tangled up sewing garn, the lot. The wind has gone all sort of pre-autumnal and I dodge in and out of the fields next door between the rain. You would not believe how friendly even the grumpiest old farmers are when they stop to comment (me trampling all over their winter fodder), seems to take everyone back to their younger days.
Last Sunday was great had a three meter kite up, nearly pulled my arms out that stopped me making a row with my guitar.

Edited by Anthony, 18 August 2010 - 02:20 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:03 PM

I'm rather hung up on kites as well. Haven't got time to build them though...

Been rather disappointed with the wind around here though :(
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#84 Anthony

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 01:48 PM

Elmo my winter project will be a four-meter wingspan kite by five-meter dragon with a wind-inflated body, if your interested I could post a photo here when it's finished. I saw the original one (seven meters wingspan)
on the Internet and just had to have a go at making one. It’s like an addiction.
Must be great with that enormous great park just close up.

Edited by Anthony, 19 August 2010 - 01:49 PM.


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Posted 19 August 2010 - 02:09 PM

Look forward to it :)

The park isn't great for kites. Space is a bit of an issue on the terraces where the best wind is
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Posted 19 August 2010 - 02:49 PM

Also bear in mind the Annual Kite Day on Streatham Common: http://www.streathamkiteday.org.uk/

I drove past it last yr and it was incredible to see a giant octopus floating in the sky!
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Posted 19 August 2010 - 04:17 PM

Couldn't make it this year... :(
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#88 Anthony

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 03:20 PM

That's an interesting link moc thanks.