Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Things I've learnt recently

1. The Heimlich manoeuvre really works. I tried it on my husband when a pill got stuck in his throat, and the pill just flew out. I can't wait to try it again!

2. People are either born tidy or they're not. I've tried and tried, but the trouble is, I just don't care enough. So it's silly to envy tidy people (which I do) because theoretically I should be able to change...

3. My horse hates cows that walk towards him. Two of us had a horrible cow experience last Monday, and we both nearly fell off.

4. You can get bored with grey knickers (I bought some because I thought that since they always end up grey, they might as well start off grey. Now I long for sparkling new white ones but I'm too mean to throw the grey ones away).

5. Looking after grandchildren who are at school all day give me time to write pointless blog posts. (I have tidied and made the beds, so I'm not a complete slob.)

6. Dijon mustard two years past its sell by date is not nice, but it is edible. Just.

7. Anthony Trollope really is my favourite author.


22 comments:

  1. 1. I'm assuming you're joking about wanting to try it again 8-)

    2. My garden is very tidy. My house? Not so much.

    3. Horses have the predilection for suddenly deciding they are afraid of completely benign things. Even things they've seen every day for years can suddenly become scary to them. Odd, innit?

    4. I buy my knickers in all sorts of colors and patterns, just to keep things interesting.

    5. Looking after grandchildren who are at school sounds impossible, but very enjoyable!

    6. Ew.

    7. Never read Trollope, but have been called one.

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    1. Thanks for the comprehensive reply, Mrs. S! And I would love to do the H manoeuvre again. It was great fun!

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  2. I've never sat on a cow and I'm pretty sure any horses I know haven't.

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    1. There is someone who does showjumping on a cow, but their bony backs must be crippling to sit on.

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    2. I bet they cheat and use a saddle.

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  3. If I start to choke I'll call you.

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    1. Oh, please do, Graham. I need to reinforce what I've learnt. It's sooooo satisfying!

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  4. I'd be too scared to try the Heimlich maneouvre, I think! But who knows how I'd really react if someone near me was almost choking to death.

    Speaking of horses, if you want to indulge in many, many pictures of horses, head over to my blog :-)

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  5. My wife had a horse and it would get startled by anything. I think it's in their nature. A horse's only defence is to run away so they must be programmed like that.

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    1. You're right, Keith. But the cow thing is new, and alarming, as everywhere we go there seem to be cows...

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  6. I started composing a very long and extremely fascinating comment in my head but got sidetracked trying to decide whether to go with my heart (maneuver) or do the when in Rome thing (manoeuvre) and have settled on going phonetically henceforth (m’noovr), a sort of poor man’s Esperanto solution if there ever was one.

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    1. An interesting comment, but I'm not quite sure what you're saying, RWP??

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  7. I glad to read your illuminating comments, Frances, as it means I don't have to bother learning anything new myself.

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  8. I had to do the Heimlich maneouvre on myself once (also because of a pill). Hard to do it the classic way on oneself though, so what I really did was to throw my back hard against a doorpost. It helped, though! No wish to repeat the experience, so since then I swallow large pills together with something to eat rather than just water...

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    1. That sounds horribly athletic, DT. I hope you've recovered!

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  10. re #2, Employ tidy people to do the tedious things in your life for you.
    Re #4, wash grey knickers with something red. Voila! pink knickers

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    1. Good suggestions, both of them, but I'm not sure grey and red make pink? Plus I hate pink! But thank you, ER.

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