A Friend In Need

7 April 2014

C – good to hear that you are on the mend from your virus, it takes time to bounce back. Just had a call from a dear friend who is in need of our services – are you free on Monday; it sounds bad?

S – yes as it happens, all is under control my end (for a change) so I am ready, willing and able.

C – ok, following a long and emotional phone call it seems as if she has lost control of her house and she needs a major spring clean to get it back on track and under control.

S – I love a challenge, will be at yours first thing with Clit Bang in one hand and vacuum cleaner in the other.

C – great, you can have the bathrooms and I will attack the cooker. Whilst I was doing a recky yesterday I found this book and thought you would enjoy the joke!!

S – yes, How Clean Is Your House – not very. We will soon whip it into shape. Did you have a good weekend?

C – I did get a rest as not working. However, Toby wanted to move the cattle yet again. If you remember it was raining rather hard. We managed to lose them twice in the woods, which was scary to say the least, but after much shouting and running they were recovered and are now safely back in their new field. As per usual I was the one on shank’s pony, whilst others enjoyed the luxury of the quad bikes.

Where is my quad bike?

Where is my quad bike?


I Didn’t Feel A Thing

I am afraid Michael looked like one of these.  (Photo by Nick Manning)

I am afraid Michael looked like one of these. (Photo by Nick Manning)

Sunday Morning 11.00 O’Clock Precisely

C – have been texting you for ages, where are you?

S – just got up, had a bit of a lie in.

C – bloody hell, how the other half live. Think of all the blogging you could have done. Lying around in bed is not going to get our backsides on that BBC Breakfast Sofa or get us freshly pressed, you know.

S – okay, okay I am on to it.

C – whilst you have been enjoying a lie in, I have been doing hours of research in order to further my understanding of Social Media and, in particular, Twitter. Sadly, I must admit I am none the wiser.

S – don’t panic, look how far we have come in the last three months since we started. Blogging seemed like an impossible task and now we have that part of it down to a fine art.

C – yes, not bad for two “country ladies”. We need this blogging to generate some income otherwise we will be on the bones of our asses; in fact I think I am there already!

Later …

S – what news on the Spinning Class?

C – nothing to report as I have been busy moving cattle again today for TB testing. Keeping everything crossed that they get the all clear and can go to market on Saturday, as rent for the fields is due. I notice Toby and George were hogging the quad bikes today, whilst I did all the running. I get the impression Toby was not impressed with my quad bike skills; I heard mutterings about women drivers or was it screw drivers? When I challenged him he pretended not to hear me. Selective hearing I think is the non-medical term for it.

S – men, I think we are very good on the quad bikes. Actually, think we should put Spinning on hold until we have mastered Twitter – we really do need to get to grips with it.

C – no worries as they say down under and, talking about Twitter, we have been retweeted twice today and re-pinned twice, and I did not feel a thing!

S- that is great. Oh no Michael Portillo on the TV again, just had to have a quick look to see what jacket he is wearing and, OMG, he looks like a deck chair. Gok help please.

The Quad Bike Queens

The Quad Bike Queens

The Quad Bike Queens


My thoughts today, understandably, have been absorbed with watching and discussing the appalling weather; a very “British” pastime. I am finding myself constantly glued to the BBC Weather Forecast, and keeping my ear to the ground for extreme flood warnings. I fear Dorset has had its fair share of wind and rain and our thoughts are with all the poor souls who are flooded out.

5 December 2014

C – all livestock are alive, although Toby will be issuing inflatable armbands to the cattle who are up to their knees in water, down in the meadows. We will have to move them tomorrow or I fear they will drown.

S – poor you it must be a total nightmare working out of doors in this weather, you need a nice little dry office job like mine.

C – yes indeed, but as you know I have spent many hours trying to secure a cushy little number like yours! Anyway, you know me I like to be out and about and up to my armpits in it.

S – any news on the spinning class?

C – sorry, have not had any time to make enquiries but you can rest assured that I will not forget, your don’t sound too keen. You need to snap on that Lycra and think positive.

S – it’s great that our followers are increasing their comments. It has begun to give our blogging a whole new dimension, we are truly starting to communicate with them.

C – yes. We will have to move the cattle tomorrow and could do with an extra pair of hands. We can have a quad bike each, wellies and overalls compulsory, are you up for it?

S – yes, that’s fine; we can be the return of the magnificent seven (ok two).

C – the forcecast is good for the morning so we need to get an early start?

S – ok see you tomorrow at first light 🙂