Thursday, 25 September 2008
Fun and games at the mad hoose.
Right, where were we? Ah yes....the incident of the sheep with blood all over her face was followed by the diagnosis that Gollum appears to be blind. She's another one of our tame old sheep, must be about 110 years old by now, and has always been a bit nutty, so when she didn't do anything nutty, we knew there must be summat up. Took her indoors to assess the situation, got some medicine from the vet, as sometimes sight loss can be caused by a mineral or vitamin deficiency. Gave her that, two days running, but no obvious improvement. She only eats freshly picked grass and greens. Seems to be quite frisky this morning so will put her out in a small paddock and see how she goes. Just done that and she bumped into the fence. Oh. Doesn't look good, no pun intended. :-(
Next saga. Yesterday, Weds, the day of our James Hewing talk. He's the head honcho of the Vintage Motorcycle club ya know, and he came all the way from Englandshire to Aberdeen to give our section a talk. But Weds morning and the car wouldn't start. Super. How was I supposed to go to work? Walk I guess. Tried a few things (from my limited car knowledge banks) but couldn't even see a starter motor to hit. Remembered I've got RAC cover so called 'em out. Very nice man arrived, didn't get lost, didn't complain about the narrow lane (like the delivery driver the other day who had to drop the parcel off down the road as he was frightened of the 'Christmas trees' growing at the side of the lane). Anyway, this RAC chap had soon pinpointed the problem as the main connection on the starter motor, which had been wobbling about for the 18months I've had the car....and had now sort of burnt through. So he got it started and I took my nice, lovely car to the garage where it will sit until they're not so busy. Could be weeks. Could be months. They need a multi story down there. Can't believe the RAC man gave me a lift home though. Very decent of him.
So we went to the meeting in the van. We were early. Shock, horror. It had gone 7pm and only one other chap had arrived. But then they started to pour in. Had about 16 in all by the end and James gave us a pretty good talk. Despite fears that it would be a dull and boring affair (not my fears, other peoples, you understand) he actually gives a very entertaining talk. Took questions at the end, answered most of them satisfactorily, but did forget he was in Scotland once or twice! We'll have to get him back up here next year I think, so he gets used to the locals and the lingo. Thanks for popping in Mr H.
Right...Haggis stuff....if you haven't entered yet, why not? Closing date is FRIDAY 26th. Chop chop. All the trophies are sorted...the route sheet is in production (actually, its on my desk here so anything could happen to it between now and the 5th)...venues are all confirmed....sunshine is booked....what else is there to do? Someone let me know please as I'm not sure. Actually, not sure I want to know, got enough to think about as it is!
Posted by Gorgeous Biker Chick at 10:01