I know, I know. Totally unreliable. I said I’d be back last weekend and then I wasn’t. No reason, just busyness. (Is business called that because of busyness?)
There’s been some wild things happening too last week. In date order:
A TKOE elf was ill. They are never ill. So new tea towel slightly delayed but is about to get back on track.
We’ve been approached about Rosie’s story being told nationally. Will find out more to see what we think in a couple of week’s time.
Beth’s Wish, who we are raising money for this year, to build a young people’s space at the hospice Rosie used very reluctantly, made their target of £100k. Which is amazing and brilliant and so much needed.
Cal had a haircut and asked us what we thought of it. He’s in Minehead. We aren’t. He sent no picture.
And the wonderful Shailly who raised money for TKOE by having his back waxed held a very special first wedding anniversary party with Simran, which was the best fun we’ve had in ages. His dad is an amazing dancer. Really. And it was such a good night.
And we’ve got news of an unusual way to raise awareness of blood donations . How many of you blog readers can knit?
It’s TKOE Chief Designer Mike’s birthday today. So happy birthday from all of us. Here he is:
Thats him on the right. Demonstrating a TKOE development.
A huge thank you to Debbie and Michelle and Steve for the TKOE donation today too.
Just a quick one today because in 6 mins it’s Dr Who. The fire is blazing, the girl is out, the cats and dog are snoring and we are just off for a time travelling adventure.
Will be back tomorrow.
So far today, Chris has found 8 small bottles of fruit liqueur in the bottom of his wardrobe, Sylv has found what she has decided is our holiday destination for 2014 and the TKOE dog has had a garden adventure.
The liqueurs are approx 5 years old. They were hidden there as a Christmas present. They have gently split and seeped liqueur into the wardrobe. They are sitting now in a sticky, trembling mass on the draining board whilst we decide whether to risk drinking any of them. Or flush out the drains.
Sylvie has decided the place she most wants to go to is Fiji. Yes, that’s right, Fiji. We’ll be lucky with Cornwall.
The dog. Yes, the dog. She has just led me proudly to a skull. not a rat, bird, mouse or rabbit skull. Not even a cat skull. Bigger. Much bigger. Let’s say I had a flash of an afternoon spent with the police, watching one of those crime scene gazebos go up. Having consulted the I-Spy Book of Skull Recognition (some of you will remember those), we have decided it is a sheep skull.
I don’t know why we have a sheep skull in the garden. But we do. The TKOE dog is very pleased with it.
In far, far better news a mahoosive thank you to all the people at H.Art who have given TKOE £84. You are exceptionally kind.
26 month anniversary today. Cal is now officially older than Rosie. Been thinking about this most of the day. It is unthinkable that Cal would have stopped living today, and yet Rosie did.
And thank you Pretty Darn Perfect for promoting TKOE That is very cheery news indeed.
Short post. Not many words today.
How are you all? Getting ready for Christmas? Oops there’s another elf gone. That’s what happens when you mention the C word before December.
Do you think it is a strange thing to be pondering that on Tuesday, Cal will become older than Rosie? Just wondering.
Thank you for all the cat pill popping advice. Would you believe the magical powers of Dairylea cheese spread? Something we are rather partial to as well. Hide the pill in a blob and the cat downs it in one. Faaaantastic.
That’s all I’ve come on here to say.
It was quiet two hours ago. Now there is a raging storm outside. Sylv is still sick in bed. The cat is back from his sleepover which cost us over £100. We have a bottle of pills we can’t get down him and Chris and I are festooned in scratches. He has an over active thyroid. I thought that would make him active. Not indolent.
Designer Mike has done one of his distinctively original pictures of Rosie. Just thought I’d share.
Being a time lord would be very useful wouldn’t it. I’d go back and see Rosie for sure. I’d be a bit dubious about changing anything in case it did cause some time rift and ended the world.
Being a time lord would also mean you could fit in things you struggle to fit in now. I say all this because I am still operating on British Summer Time and have been awake since 5 despite being tired and needing to catch up on sleep.
We saw a very bouncy Cal at the weekend. For the first time he managed to communicate what he wanted to do while we were with him. This involved lunch in a pub ( ). It also involved seeing the film Turbo. He enjoyed it.
He continues to have regular parties. Like a student does.
Then we had a lovely day in Southampton visiting mum and dad and other relatives and found a very good dog friendly pub. Because the TKOE dog came with us too. Chris doesn’t call her the TKOE dog. I cannot write what he calls her. I think he likes her really.
Have a good day.
This was how Cal greeted us this morning.
His days at the moment are a whirl of cooking, housekeeping at the hotel (his specialist subject), cleaning, increasingly independent bus trips and parties. He seems to have a birthday to celebrate every few days. Combine that with Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas discos and you realise Cal is having a perfect autumn.
His texts remain random.
We had a brilliant night out at the pub with old friends we’ve not seen for ages last night. Beer, food and lots of laughing. Just the thing for dark nights.
Thank you for the tea towel voting. They are now in the next stage of production and will be ready for Christmas presents very soon. And we’ve had a rush on hoodies and only have four left! People’s kindness continues day in day out – completely out of the blue TKOE has received £400 from Scottish Bert’s 70th birthday. Thank you so much for thinking of TKOE. and Newent School have made a donation of £290 too, which was also a lovely surprise :)
Now, the TKOE web domain name needs renewing again. Long term followers will know we had to continue TKOE because Rosie renewed the name the day before she died. Shall we, shan’t we …..well, it doesn’t require much thinking about. Yes, we are going to continue with The Knock on Effect. We’re thinking about the focus for next year too. . .:)