Warm feelings

13 Jun

Thanks for all of your comments and emails and texts and tweets and phone calls yesterday. You always cheer us up. And Rosie always pops up in the strangest of places we find, just when we need her to.

Got a few bits of news to share – we’ve had to postpone Music of the Night on 29th June. 😦 Several reasons behind it but we’re regrouping and will be letting you know what’s what soon. TKOE will be in contact over the weekend with those who’ve already bought tickets. Sorry, but that’s how it goes sometimes. And Annabelle and co have been working sooooo hard on it.

And . . . the bloodometer surged over night and is now at 27 units. 27 units!!! That means we are only 3 off our target and it’s not even half way through the year yet. Thank you so much everyone who is willingly leaking blood into plastic bags in community halls, pubs, workplaces or wherever you are going.

And, thank you Karen and your Christmas Card donation – we now only have to raise another £13110.94. Actually, make that £13110 because that 94p is annoying me, so Sylv can donate that. I’ll tell her.

And, the cutest news of all, is that in Jan 2013 there’s going to be another baby cousin joining Team Kilburn. Surprise but very welcome news from the Southampton part of the team.

Does anyone know anything about beagles? That’s beagles. Not bagels.

Jo xx

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10 Responses to “Warm feelings”

  1. Deborah Morgenstern June 13, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    Shame. I know a LOT about bagels.

  2. margaret crisp June 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Hi Jo, glad Team Kilburn and comments etc are managing to relieve some of the pain. It is true that Rosie pops up in lots of places – I think of her often and regularly tell people of her amazing attitude. Have been round looking in charity shops for thick tapestry like curtain material so I can start making bags again for TKOE., but so far no luck. Want to make some more weekend type bags like the one I made for Rosie and the one that Michele had.
    Have begun to get a little bored with lack of gardening/renovation work etc etc and have resorted to making the christmas cake and christmas puddings!!!!
    Have you booked any table top sales etc yet that I can help with?
    MAGS.

  3. Helen & Harrie June 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    And I just booked the day off work today to save me rushing around for the music event!! But never mind, I will still have the day off 😄 and will look forward to the new date and hopefully book that day off too 😃. These thing happen and they can’t be helped. We use to have a beagle when I was little girl, he was sooooooo lovely. He was called Baymore, don’t know why? Keep up the good work, u r all fabulous. X

  4. Jill June 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    I Think there dogs jo lol

  5. Coz Al June 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    The only thing I know about Beagles is that they need LOADS of exercise because they are a hunting dog and are quite high energy and I remember a friend of a friend, who had two, saying they are difficult to train but are lovely once they are trained.

  6. Lin June 14, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    Well, I too know a LOT about bagels……….also know a bit about beagles
    Yes they are definitely dogs. My Aunt and Uncle had one called Major – he was a LOVELY dog, but a real handful – difficult if not nigh on impossible to train, bags of energy and a very low boredom threshhold – left alone at home he would go on a destruction ramage……..
    Why??

  7. Deborah Crosby June 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    I used to have a beagle when I was a child and loved him to bits. He was completely untrainable outdoors, but I always wondered whether that was because he came from a hunt. Beagles are hounds which are used to hunt hares, and Jester came from a pack in Little Rissington, Gloucestershire. Once he was off following a scent he was completely oblivious to any calls, particularly if he was on home ground. And in the house, if anyone opened the door he was there in a nanosecond (did nanoseconds exist back in the 60s?) trying to get past and dash out.

    I discovered that hunts keep the bitches for hunting, and get rid of the dogs, apparently because the dogs are unreliable even for hunting!

    That said, I used to take him out on Rodborough Common (or The Downs once we moved to Bristol), always let him off the lead and provided I kept a close eye on him we managed OK. He was a very lovable and affectionate dog, and was as soft as putty in the home. I would definitely have one again, but probably a bitch – and not from a pack!

    Oh, and of course Snoopy was a beagle…

    Debbie x

  8. Andrea Clarke June 16, 2012 at 3:24 am #

    Sorry to hear you’ve had to postpone the music but on the other hand means we’ll be home. Currently sat in departure lounge at gatwick willing my system to behave, and trying not to fall asleep until I get on the plane!
    I’m giving blood again next month, so that’s another unit.
    Thinking of you all xx

  9. celia butler June 16, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    Beagles and babies in one post. How lovely! x

  10. Jonquil June 17, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    The only thing I know about beagles is that they used to be used in experiments on animals. Which suggests that they might be kind-natured when not on the scent of something in an open field, perhaps? You wouldn’t use anything snappy for that (some of us feel that you shouldn’t use animals at all, but that’s another story).

    Sorry to say that we won’t be having a Rosie or Kilburn this time round – our bitch is due to whelp at the end of the month but we have been given the letter G for litter names. She has scanned with 7 puppies, so we are going to be very busy (oh, and the entire family is descending from foreign parts next week ready for our 40th wedding anniversary party on July 1st). Such fun!

    Jonquil
    x

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