Today is Saturday October 1st

It has been a varied day.
We took our friend’s daughter M to the railway station then made our way to the supermarket to sort out the duplicate charge. My mobile rang and it was M to say that the trains were on strike for 48 hours as were the coaches so she couldn’t get home. Could she come back with us?
This was not a problem as we were still in town, so we arranged to meet outside the building society which was to be my next stop.
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Three Things Challenge #M103

Welcome to my daily Three Things Challenge!
Our numbers now begin with a prefix of M (the Roman numeral for 1000) and I’ve introduced a theme each week. The words can be used in a variety of contexts, so use your imagination and see where your creativity takes you. Your post doesn’t have to be connected to the theme and you can use all three words, two or just one. There are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre, but please keep it family friendly.
Tag your responses with 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC, and add my logo if you wish.
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Saturday Swapit #39

It’s the start of a new month, a time when some people think is right to start a new regime, especially in the diet stakes and with Christmas not that far away.
My theme this week is the opposite side of the coin, and that is taking time out……..

DISCLAIMER:
I am not, nor do I claim to be, a professional dietician, nutritionist or diet programme consultant.
I rejoined SW in May 2019 and have managed to stay within my target parameters since August 2019.

Saturday Swapit is not intended as a diet programme, and anyone who wants or needs to lose serious weight should consult a medical professional or their GP.
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Dogs: mine and theirs: a reblog

Reblogging for Flashback Friday. Times have changed since I wrote this as Maggie is over Rainbow Bridge and we have a Shih Tzu next door now. Since Maya came into our lives, we are seeing more and more german shepherds in the area.

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We walked up to town today, the first long walk since Maggie’s fall last week, but we made sure we had a good breather before setting back off for home.
We had a cup of tea and there was a dog opposite who looked remarkably like Maggie, though it wasn’t a mirror image.
He was a two year old springer/collie/labrador, but the face was just like our girl, though without the grey.

The two dogs looked at each other through the table legs, turning their heads to one side, and eyeing each other up. It was quite funny, yet all very civilised.

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False Season

This is a new one on me, but it makes sense of the question our trainer asked about Maya’s season in July when we resumed classes and he asked if everything seemed OK.
My last three bitches (the 2 GSDs and Maggie) were not spayed and we had no problems at ‘that time of the year’. Kizzy was so clean, the only reason I knew she was in season was because she would swell ‘down below’ and we’d find the occasional blood spot on the floor. Maggie was the same, and her cycle was every 8 months or so until the last couple of years when she didn’t seem to have one.
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Scam Alert: Government Grant

I received a text message yesterday from Gov-UK saying I was entitled to a £400 energy discount grant and to apply, go to a listed link.

The majority of households in the UK are all entitled to this grant as agreed when Rishi Sunak was Chancellor.  The media has been full of it and other Cost of Living  grants that are now filtering through the system, and the key word in my text was ‘apply’.
In most cases, one does not have to apply as payments are automatic, especially for those already on benefits, so I was immediately on my guard.
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Today is Friday 30th September

Another month almost over.
It is 3.20 in the afternoon and we have had a busy day.

I had a blood test this morning to determine which type of arthritis I have and that started off with the question
‘Did you bring your own bottle?’
I was confused and said I’d come for a blood test, not a pee test, and it appeared that she did not have the necessary coloured phial for part of the analysis and I may well have to go to the Path Lab at the hospital.
She rang them to check and apparently they have changed the light mauve lid to purple, of which she had several so all was well.
Finding a vein as usual proved interesting as they run for cover, but she found one eventually and turned on the tap. Five phials later, two purple ones just in case, I was done.
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Fibbing Friday 30th Sept: my response

OK then. How did you get on?
Here are my porkies for today (which are not that good actually) and not intended to reflect on the countries concerned, well apart from the UK………………………….

1. GBP : Gone Bonkers Pal

2. USD : Under Senile Direction

3. CHF: Central Heating Furnace

4. EUR:  Egotistical Unsound Reasoning

5. DOP: Don’t Order Pizza!

6. INR: In Negative Reality

7. ISK:  Is Someone Kosher?

8. JPY : Just Pay Yearly.

9. MYR: Marry Your Roommate.

10. THB: Thank Heavens Brother!

In case you didn’t know them all, these are the original currencies and country

1.  UK pound
2.  US dollar
3.  Swiss Franc
4.  Euro
5.  Dominican Republic Peso
6.  Indian Rupee
7.  Iceland Krona
8.  Japanese Yen
9.  Malaysia Ringgit
10. Thailand Baht

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Three Things Challenge #M102

Welcome to my daily Three Things Challenge!
Our numbers now begin with a prefix of M (the Roman numeral for 1000) and I’ve introduced a theme each week. The words can be used in a variety of contexts, so use your imagination and see where your creativity takes you. Your post doesn’t have to be connected to the theme and you can use all three words, two or just one. There are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre, but please keep it family friendly.
Tag your responses with 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC, and add my logo if you wish.
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Last Fibbing Friday of September 2022

Hello and welcome to Fibbing Friday.
Melanie of sparksfromacombustiblemind is my alternating partner and will be back with us next week. Hurrah! She has been sadly missed. For those of you not familiar with her blog, you can check it out here
https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.wordpress.com/

It’s well worth a look!

You can join in by writing a post with your answers to my 10 questions below and tag it “Fibbing Friday” or #FibbingFriday.

If you use WordPress, pingbacks are enabled, and as long as you link to this post, it should show up.
Bear in mind though that they are usually approved manually, so don’t be surprised if the link doesn’t show immediately as I may be late accessing my blog.
You can also leave a link to your post in the comments so that others can enjoy your answers and may like to join in as well! Also have a read of other bloggers answers if you can spare the time as some of them are terrific.
The idea is to lie your socks off, be outrageous (but please keep it family friendly), silly, cheeky, or whatever takes your fancy as long as it’s not the truth.

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