Saturday, 14 May 2022

This week

Just a few happenings this week. I'd ordered a dress online but silly me chose a long length and it was far too long not realising the model was probably much taller than I am. I don't have a single dress in my wardrobe as I mostly live in trousers although I do have a few skirts but rarely wear those. I was looking for a change and something summery so will keep looking We decided to return it to the store on the retail park and while we were out decided to have a meal in a dog-friendly pub and very nice it was too. Tilly was very well behaved and I was pleased about that, she stayed on the floor and only barked once when a guy put a huge rucksack on his back as he was about to leave, she must have been protecting us in her way.

I have a painful arm at the moment and I think they call it golfer's elbow even though I don't play golf. I think Tilly must have pulled me too much while on her extending lead. She's OK once it's at its maximum length while she's busy mooching in the sand dunes but reaching there through the car park she pulls me until she reaches her destination.

Oh and there was a birthday. Hubby told me not to bother go looking for birthday cards so I had a brainwave and recycled last year's cards and with black and green marker pens I managed to update the card from Tilly :) We love the drawings on Yuko's card, she always adds them as her signature and you can see that mother and son are very similar :) Of course there had to be a cake as well and I'd ordered an extremely white chocolatey cake this year.



Also a very strange thing happened this week. I'm  a member of a private group on Face book or whatever they call themselves now. I like to check in to read any new posts and watch the videos from the dog training classes. I was looking at the video from the fun day of this latest term of which I chose not to attend and I suddenly got blocked for no good reason. They suspended my account and wanted my phone number so I entered that giving my PAYG mobile number and then they wanted a photo of me. I no longer post my photo online so they had to make do with an old one and then 24 hours later they unblocked my account. No idea what that was all about but they can stick their Faceache now :)


14 comments:

  1. Belated birthday wishes to your husband. I hope he enjoyed his cake, it looks delicious.

    I hope your arm is better soon. That was a strange experience with the Facebook group. Did you ask for an explanation?

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    1. Thank you so much for your birthday wishes for my husband..
      No, I'm not a fan of Facebook and never have been but it's a private group I'm on so it was very odd to have my account suspended when I was only watching a video of the fun day. I may just close the account down now. What on earth they'll do with a pay as you go mobile number and an old photo I have no idea.

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  2. Happy belated birthday to hubby :) That cake looks divine, you must let me know where you got it from and I might treat myself for my own birthday coming up soon. I like your recycled card from Tilly, it looks very colourful, and Yuko's drawing of Tilly is really cute. The Facebook thing sounds a bit odd, especially as it was a private group.

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    1. Thank you for your birthday wishes Eunice.
      The cake is really yummy, a maderia cake covered in white chocolate which we both like. It was from Sainsbury's and is big, serves 12 it says on the box so it should last us a few days :) I didn't think I'd be able to upcycle the card from Tilly but was pleased I was able to do so.
      It was Facebook that suddenly suspended my account for no reason, not the dog training group and I have no idea why. It was very strange and I can't understand how my photo would verify the account when I'd never uploaded one myself. I think some sites have too much power over us.

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  3. Belated happy birthday wishes to your husband, Eileen. I like how you updated the birthday card and that cake looks delicious!
    Too bad about the dress being too long and having to return it, but, it sounds like you made the most of the outing and how nice that Tilly behaved herself at the pub!
    Sorry about your arm; I hope you are able to rest it and it feels better, soon.
    That Facebook experience sounds really odd! Hope it was just a one time thing!

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    1. Thank you for your birthday wishes Bless. The cake is very nice just a soft sponge cake covered in white chocolate and is a special treat. Tilly is getting better behaved now although we were unsure about taking her in while we ate as she has been known to jump onto chairs. May arm is still hurting and hopefully it will settle down soon. As for the Facebook happening I've decided to come off there now.

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  4. A belated birthday greeting to your DH & the card is so lovely, even updated. Hope your arm is getting better & we call that tennis elbow here, which I had once & had a little acupuncture to fix it, but that was a long time ago when I still worked. I don't do FB or anything similar, only my blog which is all I want as I;ve heard of some terrible scams and such. Have a good week, take care & hugs.

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    1. Thank you for your birthday greetings Susan. I'm pleased hubby kept his cards from last year and all I had to do was change his age on Tilly's card. I think tennis elbow and golfer's elbow are different, tennis being the outer elbow and golfer's the inner elbow, I know both are painful. I was invited to join the private FB group and other than that I don't use FB and will close the account down now.

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  5. Belated Birthday wishes to your husband! I love how you've recycled the card.
    I have no idea why you would have your Facebook account suspended, it is not a social media platform I use. I imagine it would be frustrating, however.
    Hope your arm feels better soon. Xx

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    1. Thank you for your birthday wishes Jules. The card is glossy so I wasn't sure I'd be able to alter his age on it but I did. Very puzzling why the account was suddenly suspended and I was just curious to see if it would be reinstated and it was but I don't need the account anymore.

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  6. Oh I am so sorry - how did I miss your post? Belatedly, very happy birthday to Himself. I love your card recycling.

    Elbow pain - occasionally Ollie would do that to me if I wasn't paying attention to his extending lead and it lunged off towards something, it hurts like ****, hope things have eased since you wrote this.

    Don't like the sound of Faceache wanting your photo, suppose it was to check you were over 18 or something. You, Jules and I are proof that life can be lived very successfully without social media getting its claws into everything you do. Well done for deleting it.

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    1. Thank you for your birthday wishes Jayne, I'll pass them on to M. My arm is still hurting, I don't really like to blame Tilly for it but it's a possibility because she does pull in her eagerness to get to places and all those good sniffs.
      I hadn't thought about Faceache wanting my photo for an age check but why after all the months I had been in that group, I don't understand it. As you say I don't need it and life can return to normal without it.

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  7. From Ann via Bloglovin'
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    A very belated Happy Birthday being sent from here. I'm on catch up after a busy few days....can't even think what made us busy, but isn't life like that...wonder if this happens to other people! And yes the wonders of facebook and their little algarithims or whatever they are called (can't even spell it, but you get the drift)! Lol.

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    1. Sorry Ann I've only just seen your comment on Bloglovin'. Thank you for your birthday wishes I will pass them on. I'm much the same, I don't do very much and I don't know where the days go but my excuse is I'm busy doing nothing :) Indeed, facebook is not for me, I can live without it.

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