Sunday, 5 August 2018

Chuckles Chuntering


Those of you who saw my Saturday post will know that the book loving friend of my neighbour has come through and given me a second pile of books to enjoy. He's also going to keep giving me his Jeffrey Deaver books when he finishes with each new one which is great! The down side is that my shiny new bookcase is just about full already! Mind you, I can think of worse problems to have! The bottom shelf where I keep my Indie horror/creature feature books is pretty much full. It might just take the last few I've ordered from Amazon this week. The upper two shelves for fantasy, SF and adventure-one is full and the other has a gap waiting for The Winds of Winter *sniggers* Winter will come and go before that book!

We're planning on getting new fencing in the back garden. My mother moved into this house as a child with her parents when it was first built. Our neighbour, who was also there from the start and died last year, built a hedge as a sort of land border. Over the years, shared cutting of that hedge has become a pain for me and my dad as it isn't even ours so while we wait to see if the house is going to be up for sale, I suggested getting a fence built on our side of the hedge so whoever moves in has full responsibility for dealing with the darn thing. My dad likes the idea so we're waiting for the guy to come and give us a quote. 

Reading is going to take a bit of a back seat as I forgot that the European Championships is on for the next ten days. If it was just athletics I wouldn't bother but some of my favourites like triathlon, swimming, diving, track cycling, rowing and gymnastics are on too and I want to see that. I need to catch up on the coverage so far with a binge watch tonight of the first three days! Until then, I'm avoiding all results! I'm still hoping to get some of my next three books read this week though as I don't want to fall too far behind and play catch up all month!

The football season has kicked off and St Mirren won their first game of the season! We've had a few tough seasons since we were relegated in summer 2015. Two years running we nearly got relegated from THAT league which would have been a disaster. Last year we won the Championship and our manager was talking about his love for the club, his excitement for the new season and his unfinished business. Then he spent the summer talking to three English teams instead of getting us ready for the new season then he buggered off to manage Sunderland and admitted he did it for the money. I hate the guy now. We had to scramble to get a new manager who is still trying to construct his own team and we had mixed results in the pre-season games. Winning yesterday on our return to the top league was such a relief. Now all I want is for us to stay up and Jack Ross to get sacked by Sunderland so I can laugh at him! No, I'm not bitter at all...

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  1. Enjoy all the sports stuff! We recently got a new fence because the neighbor’s dog crashed through it to get at my dog. The new fence is a lot stronger.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. We should've put a fence up years ago but didn't want to risk souring relations with a good neighbour. I do want it up before the house is sold to someone with lots of kids or pets!

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  2. It is great that you are going to continue to get all of these great books from your neighbor. I need a neighbor like that! The fence sounds like a great idea. Nobody wants to be spending time trimming someone else's bushes. Enjoy watching all of the sports that you are following :)

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    1. It's my neighbour's friend who keeps supplying me with the books, not my neighbour. I don't know the guy personally but he has good taste in books...

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  3. Lol about Winds of Winter. Can't argue with that! And the European Championships sound fun. I'd be watching too, I always like competitions like that.

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    1. I haven't yet reserved a space for the final book as that is too much wishful thinking!

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  4. The fence sounds like the right idea. I have a nieghbor who keeps things trimmed as our fences have a space between them. Really nice of him or it would get out of hand. Have fun with the championship binge.

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    1. I'm struggling enough to get the house sorted without cutting someone else's hedges! At some point we need to get the garden finished but I'm trying not to think about that!

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  5. I smell football in the air (of course it's a different kind of football for me). The Hall of Fame game was in TV Thursday and one of my all-time favorite players was inducted Saturday - GO MOSS! I think the fence is a great idea and hope it is done quickly. That's the problem with bookshelves - they fill up too fast!

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    1. My bookshelves always fill too fast-of course I wasn't expecting all these free books to turn up! It's funny but I get so hyped up and nervous watching sport that I sometimes feel sick! Who says sport is fun!

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  6. I hope you'll get the fence! It does sound annoying that you have to do all that if it's not even your own hedge. My neighbour kept her at hedge at about the same length as our house, so we didn't have much sunlight for years, luckily this changed last year.

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    1. It is annoying and that hedgecutter is so heavy to use! I'll be glad to have a nice fence there instead and no more cutting to do! We're still waiting for a quote on the work.

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  7. Hey!! Hope you've been doing well. Looks like you've been busy reading and have some great plans. :) I'm hoping things will smooth out here as summer comes to a close, but you never know. lol. Do take care!!

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    1. This week has been more tiring and I'm getting nothing done on the reading side of things so I'll need to step it up the rest of the month!

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