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Purdy Bear

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  • Birthday 02/10/1966

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    London Uk
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    Survival Psychology, dog behaviour, sowing and needlecraft, recycle things into other things.
  1. This week it has been mostly relaxing, but I have had the garden tided professionally but the rotters dist my Blackberry crop, so that will have to go for the birds, it's still alive but where they cut things back it needs tieing up and most of the ripe fruit has hit the ground so not good. I think the immature berries should still be OK. The garden is coming along well, I've got to write a mental note of what to remove in winter - I've got one huge ornamental grass that can be relocated, it's a real pain blocking the path to the back of our small garden. I've received more dried meal worms for the local baby bird population. We regularly get Wag-tails, Magpies, Wood Pigeons, Starlings, so a good supply of small meat if we ever need it. I suspect the Robin is back in her place on top of the shelves in our lean-to as I'm hearing the occasional chirrup from there. Last year the fledglings used my indoor washing lines to practice flying. The Bumble Bees are doing well, they used to nest under our pond waterfall but I'm not sure where they are now, there still buzzing round the garden so they are close by. I've pretty much healed from the Hamstring strain and calf bruise so I hope to get back to doing some Yoga or simple exercise to get rid of the stress/strain etc of being a carer. Most of my brought preps have just been for the home like washing up bowls, etc. I have done a lot of work on decluttering flow charts, and formulas. The video research this week has been more on the 10 minute challenge, evacuations and wildfires or bush fires. It is fascinating what situations some get themselves into. One set of numpties (idiots) only drove to a forest fire to rubber neck then almost got themselves caught in it - dumb or what!
  2. This week I've concentrated mostly on learning about the 10 minute evacuation challenge and various scenarios that you have to deal with (ie forest fires, floods). With that in mind I typed up packing list spread sheets for each family member and the dog which I now need to put in order of priority to pack. This is on top of mine and the dogs BOB kits, as the other family members don't have those. I am most definitely missing having a car at the moment but I've looked up on the UK DLVA and you can't drive if you have anxiety problems so I need to get over those before I can attempt it. I do have a full licence but haven't driven in years.
  3. It's been a couple of very busy weeks for me, with hospital appointments for Dad, and various small disasters that have needed plumbers, roofers to fix. My main project has been to learn about cycling, bikes etc. I made 2 tote bags yesterday with my next project to do a hanging toiletry bag. As far as buying things it's just been 3 compression sacks and some paracord.
  4. Thanks, I have heard the Bengals are some what hard to handle so very much for the very experienced owner. I am edging towards the MC, or Siberan.
  5. I've done a few bits this week: a) Downloaded lots of free-bee apocolpytic books for my Kindle and started reading those. Got lots of books on chemistry, maths, biology, physics, business studies, as well as expanding my medical library. c) Increase the weight in my back pack to help to get up to a decent BOB weight. d) Looked into getting an exercise bike followed by a road/mountain bike. I might go down the training rollers route as then I would have got used to the bike without getting out on a busy roads where I live. e) Added some band aids and pain killers to my medical kit in my back pack. f) My research into cats is going well. I am really drawn to the bigger breads like the Maine Coon, Norweign Forest Cat, Siberan and Bengal so once I've settled down to a few breeds I will have to do a cat test to see if I'm allergic or not, plus test my dog for cat friendliness. I do have a cat flap which is sealed at the moment so I could just open that and see. g) I've actively increased my liquid intake, as I was only having 2 pints a day when it should have been at least 4 a day for my climate. h) Went down with a slight hamstring strain so I've found out about physio exercises, strength training and warm up exercises on You Tube for that. i) Made my first camo tunic/apron with multiple pockets. I just simply drew a pattern from the current tunic I have, made that up and then added two layers of 8 pockets to the front below the waist line and one pocket to the shoulder to hold the pen and fob watch. j) Started to meditate everyday with basic yoga (Sun Salutation) and exercises before. It's really de-stressed from everything going on at the moment. I can't think of anything else but I am sure there is more.
  6. I've carried on with the decluttering and found some treasures on the way. Today I started on my Summer clothes which I got down from the attic to wash before wearing. I went through the Winter things as well before they go up. Asked my brother to take the rubbish from the declutter down the recycling place but he point blank refused and also refused to pay towards the bill for the skip/pick up. I will get the skip but put it on Dads bill to him, so it will come back into the house one way or the other. The lazy s*d is going to learn one way or the other. My dogs has had his yearly booster and put on a diet. He lost a front tooth today so his not too happy but the veterinary nurse didn't feel it would cause him any discomfort when I phoned them this morning to see if he needed pain killers. I've received this week: A nurses fob watch which swivels so you don't see the clock face all the time. 2 pairs of Rohde pumps/lace up shoes, I live and die in my current ones so a good investment even if they were from Ebay. I've also done some nursing with Dads dressings which he persists in taking off during the night, so I have to reapply them so the poor District Nurses don't have to come in every day.
  7. More spring cleaning this week and first donation to charity. It's going pretty well but I haven't got rid of as much as I would like, so once the house is complete I'm going to go back to my room and do more in there. I received a copy of 'The Tales of the Green Valley' which is about a group of archaeologists living a year on a farm where they have to follow the times of 1620 from what they eat, wear, grow etc. I hope it's OK to put the link into the You Tube version of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBW8YpcYcEc
  8. This week I've been predominantly doing a Spring Clean, and decluttering which is going really well. I recieved the nurses watch and it's working out well, I no longer have to worry when cleaning with water or washing up to take it off
  9. Thanks for your continued thoughts. Philbe I think we are going along the same lines, I do need new glasses so I'm wondering if that could be the problem. This week I started the massive declutter, spring clean. Last week I did some great brain storming on all areas so now I have to put it into practice. Yesterday I rouined another wrist watch with water so I ordered some nurses and pendant watches.
  10. I had a Drs check up yesterday and all is going well. I've been having some weird dizzy spells, she put it down to dehydration which is probable for me. I've recieved some more goodies for my dog preps - harnesses, collars and the like.
  11. Thanks for all your kind thoughts. I've found a few free online courses and discussed the exams with others which I may not need if I do an entry test instead. I just need to be able to afford the tuition fees of £5000 a year. My thoughts are with you in Boston and the US, big London hugs to you all. It can be a very anxious time when bombs have gone off anywhere in your country and yes I do know what that feels like living where I do. Just be aware of whats around you, and don't let the baskets win by making you panic. This week I've fixed the fence and I want to do the outer door to the lean-to today. I've also got some animal preps (flea comb, harnesses, etc) as well as working on the medical books for the library. If not mentioned before I picked up the Royal Marsden Hospital Nurses manual which is pretty good, this goes along with where there is no Dr / Psychiatrist, and Merycks Veterinary Manual. Today I had a find, me and the woof had to go a different route on our walk and found two dog collar clip lead things on the path, so I will clean them up and put them in the craft box for lead making. They are the very sturdy type and were on a very small bit of webbing so not sure what that was used for. It was on the side bushes and looked like it had been there for a while. I suppose some idiot could have used it as a knuckle duster but who knows.
  12. I've received all the books, and some of the quilting stuff. I'm banging my head against the wall for my next English exam as everyone has turned it into a class based curriculum when you just go along and do it on the internet. I'm trying to find a course done solely on line which would be ideal for me. It is almost like God doesn't want me to go down this road and is putting every road block you can imagine in my way. Ho Hum!
  13. Today I used some more tote boxes to organise my accessories. I didn't realise I had so many. When I've done my cupboard they can go in there. Sorted out a bit in my Dads bedroom which has quickly become a catch all dumping room - he now sleeps downstairs. I sorted out a bit on my BOB and my dogs Bob, added a few bits. I just need to add a flea treatment/wormer to the dog bob and its finished. Started to brainstorm the one for Dad which is going to be a major pain due to his disabilities etc. As I want to work down my craft cupboard and move it upstairs I started to make a lot of things for our local cat charity. The felt I've had for years and never used, I can't even remember why I got it. This week I've received: The Doomsday Preppers manual The Home Nursing manual The Doctors home remedies guide Pt 1 and 2 Half sized water bottle Folding walking stick for the Bob Nail clippers for the dog Bob I've ordered Where there is no Dr Where there is no Psychiatrist Merycks Veterinary Manual Quilters thimble 200 safety pins Quilters ruler Quilters Pattern ruler for the Daisy pattern
  14. Nice find. I wish our Asda (UK's Walmart) would be more like the American ones.
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