Monthly Archives: December 2011

Some good(ish) news

I may have mentioned earlier in the week, month, that Ronnii Rokitt Diva Dog went to the vet to be spayed last week and that during the surgery the vet removed what appeared to be a tumourous lump that they found whilst they were poking her insides about. The lump was sent off for testing to see if it was something nasty. We got the result through today, Sadly the lump was cancerous, but the vet said that it was low grade and not too much to worry about. We’ll just need to keep an eye on her and she’ll need to go for a check up every now and then. Not an ideal piece of news but it could have been a lot worse, so all we need to do is ensure that she’s loved and looked after for the rest of her days, that wont be too difficult!

Our dogs are special, to us they are not pets, they are part of our family, they frustrate us and drive us bonkers with worry at times, but now I have the pups in my life I couldn’t imagine being without them. Each and every day with them is a blessing and I would not have it any other way. RRDD is, relatively, healthy and I feel that we have a good amount of time to come with her so we will make the most of that time.

On a different subject I have realised this week that although I look forward to this time of year, I dislike certain aspect of Christmas. In particular animated musical toys. These things are horrendous. This may sound a bit odd coming from someone who presses all the buttons on the toys in the shops and walks away with a grin, Well I wont be doing that anymore!

Tonight I headed off down to Casa Luke to spend the evening with some good mates and watch the first episode of, what has become one of my all time favourite series, Firefly. I really enjoyed revisiting the show and I can’t wait to see the next episode, I’ve left the series at Lukes for the next time we’re all down there, although I would like to watch them all again as part of a couch day but there’s a lot of other stuff I need to be getting on with such as a million models that need painting a stack of books to read and shopping for that certain someone.

Since I mentioned shopping I bought a present for my grandson that I need to send off to him, he really likes Transformers and his favourite is Bumblebee, so one will be heading off to Northshire in the post, only to be followed by his Christmas Presents a day or two later.

So there you have it, a bit of a downer where Ronnii’s concerned but it’s not all bad.


Welcome to yet another page of inane drivel, I’ve not been keeping up with the blog, I my old head master were to comment on the (ir)regularity of my entries I’m sure he would write “could do better!” but he was a twonk and his opinion didn’t matter then and it sure don’t matter now. So what’s been happening in the whacky world that is mine?

Last post I wrote about the ghost hunt, that was such fun and a brilliant time, I’ve got a couple of events planned for 2012 already, might as well make the most of it with all the December 2012 theories. One that I’m really looking forward to is the walk from Dover to Saint Margarets bay in April, The plan is to find our way into a couple of holes along the way so that should be good. Ronnii was taken to the vets at the beginning of the week to be spayed, she came back hating me and as I write this, two days later, she’s still not happy with me. The surgery went well and she has to go back down on Saturday for a check up, the worry is that whilst the surgery was being done the vet found a small tumour, they removed it and it’s been sent of for tests. It’s a worry because when she was found in Reading she had very large tumour that had to be removed and it was cancer, so the results may not be good but we’ll deal with that as and when. The only definite thing is that no matter what the results are she will be loved and looked after to the best of herself and me can do. Uji has made an excellent recovery from his surgery which is good news. Izzy has had some very bad siezures over the last couple of weeks and we’re going to get some blood tests done to rule out some possibilities.

The last Friday of the month was, as usual, Astro club and I was set to give a presentation on Exoplanets. Although I chose my subject 8 months ago I actually spent the week before the night putting the presentation together and writing the script. I wanted to include an interactive section as well as some movies, I must admit that the presentation was, in my humble opinion, rather good, the script was too, I fumbled a bit near the middle because I forgot the designation of a star, but I think I pulled it back and ended up doing quite good, ooh get me being all humble, a few of the chaps said that it was good and one rather annoying chap argued about a well accepted theory, his view at the end of his rant appeared to be “Well I’m right and the entire scientific community is wrong because I say so, so there!” I chose to ignore him and carry on with what may have been one of the highlights of my astro club moments, The silliest Q&A session ever involving the blatant plugging of stuff such as the new club clothing range, Mankys painting website and Drews book and judging by the feed back it all went down rather well.

The main problem in preparing for the night was the fact that, A: I had written a script months ago but lost it and B: The BBC news website had a new article about the recent developments in exoplanet discovery almost every day, I was on the verge of writing to the Beeb asking them to stop publishing the stuff, They would have listened I’m sure.

The only real downer this last few weeks is my approach to my efforts at losing weight, to be honest my head is not right at the moment and there’s stuff going on in my tiny little man brain that has put a temporary halt on my eagerness to become lighter. I have little doubt that once I get my head to stop melting I’ll get back into the swing of things and start afresh, but for now the timing is wrong, the flesh is willing but the soul has given up and said pass me the cake!