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  • I was so tired when I came back from my plot yesterday. I had hoed and cleared the Willow bed of brambles and weeds, sown, some flower seed and tied in the blackberries to the wires. I was glad to tumble into bed at 11. o'clock. I put on Radio Four Extra and set the sleep button. The next thing I know the cats are both standing on top of me demanding breakfast. I felt as if I hadn't slept at all. I slept through the alarm but the serial that starts at six am. was still playing on the radio. I got up and stumbled down the stairs. I felt exhausted.

    The day was rainy, gloomy and very,very overcast. I put on the cat fish, made a cup of tea and went and sat on the settee. Next thing the smoke alarm was going off and I could smell the fish burning I jumped up rushed to switched off the saucepan and found the broom to turn off the smoke alarm. I did manage to save some of the fish but got out the chicken and gave them a plate of that each as well.

    My kitchen clock had stopped at ten past two - The batteries were all up stairs so I went up to find them and there was my Radio alarm clock showing the time as 2.15 am. Ray and Tids had woken me and I had heard the serial being repeated at 1.00 am not six am. I hadn't pressed the sleep button! I climbed back into bed and fell asleep.

    I woke with a start Radio four Extra playing the serial but this time it was six o'clock in the morning and was time to get up.

    Love you Tids and Ray yes Got-cha very clever.
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