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Title: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: happygolucky on April 15, 2013, 09:25:50 am
Hi, money is tight and my grandchildren are over from Australia, I am planning some normal tourist stuff but they love animals, I do too, so wondered if I could make an little visit next week, to anyone with not much land but a few animals, goats, lambs, horses etc or whatever......I already am sorting out a trip to our local animal rescue so hope that we can have an animal day rather than a shopping one, not too far from Clackmannan. They are ages 9 and 12 so not naughty little girls, cannot say the same for their granny though :innocent:
My daughters do so much for me  :love:
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: Dogwalker on April 15, 2013, 10:44:17 am
I hope you find someone local you can visit.
 
I've had a few people's children and grandchildren visiting the last week.
I look after one of the grandma's dogs and have gone done in the email diary back to mum as Amber-dog's auntie Debbie.  The visit was 'cool' and 'epic'.from 8 and 6 year old boys that's high praise. ;D
It's been fun showing them how to bottle feed goat kids and watching chicks hatch.  Might be a while before I get grandchildren so have to make the most of other people's.
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: doganjo on April 15, 2013, 11:01:11 am
I tried to PM you but you have blocked me for some reason -

I'm sure Rosemary and Dan would love to see you if you feel like a drive up to Carnoustie.
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: Bionic on April 15, 2013, 11:01:50 am
shame you aren't closer. I would have been happy for you to bring them to me
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: Rosemary on April 15, 2013, 11:42:03 am
Happy to have you visit here, Sandy, if it's not too far - cows, lambs, hens, chicks, ponies and a beach not far away  ;D
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: Bionic on April 15, 2013, 11:59:46 am
Happy to have you visit here, Sandy, if it's not too far - cows, lambs, hens, chicks, ponies and a beach not far away  ;D


Oooo, Can I come?
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: happygolucky on April 15, 2013, 01:49:00 pm
I shall let people know when my daughter arrives again as she does tend to have an itinerary!! ::)
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: HappyHippy on April 15, 2013, 02:10:24 pm
Happy to have you visit here, Sandy, if it's not too far - cows, lambs, hens, chicks, ponies and a beach not far away  ;D
And pigs (after next week)  ;)

You're all welcome to come here too Sandy, but we've only got a pony, 2 coo's and (ahem  :innocent:) a few piggies  :D ::) But we're a wee bit further away I think (postode is ML11 0HL if you want to check)
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: Rosemary on April 15, 2013, 02:57:02 pm
Happy to have you visit here, Sandy, if it's not too far - cows, lambs, hens, chicks, ponies and a beach not far away  ;D


Oooo, Can I come?

'Course you can  ;D Actually, we're hosting a Smallholding Stroll for Central Scotland Smallholders Association on Saturday 11th May - I'm sure there won't be that many CSSA members that you couldn't come along too. Just check with doganjo that it's OK as she's on the committee.
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: Bionic on April 15, 2013, 03:04:19 pm
Rosemary, I just wish I could. Unfortunately I am too far away  :(
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: happygolucky on April 15, 2013, 08:29:15 pm
Did not know I had blocked anyone on here, not sure that I even know how to do it either!! anyway, hope we get some sun :sunshine: and its not all grey and rain when they visit! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: doganjo on April 15, 2013, 10:40:22 pm
Did not know I had blocked anyone on here, not sure that I even know how to do it either!! anyway, hope we get some sun :sunshine: and its not all grey and rain when they visit! :thumbsup:
Well that's what I got when I tried to send you a message. - anyway, it doesn't matter, everyone is welcome to join Central Scotland Smallholders visit to Dan & Rosemary's farm on Saturday 11th May, (Just let me or Rosemary know if you're coming so we can send directions if you haven't been before) and I'm sure Rosemary will tell us what time we are expected, what to wear and whether she has anything to sell while we are there  :excited:
Our website is down just now but as soon as Carol has it sorted all the events planned will be on there - always looking for new members too 10 per person.
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: Simon O on April 16, 2013, 02:08:10 pm
Sandy you'd be welcome to visit here if you wanted too. Beside Bonkle, near Wishaw
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: Dizzycow on April 16, 2013, 04:46:23 pm
Hi Sandy,
I'm near Dunfermline if you want to pop over? We have a few sheep (no lambs this year) chickens, 2 ducks, rabbits and guinea pigs. It's not terribly exciting, but you're very welcome. Cuppa provided!
 :)
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on April 16, 2013, 08:30:37 pm
I'm afraid I'm a bit too far away whic is a shame.  My girls love having visitors and so do I.
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: happygolucky on April 16, 2013, 08:39:28 pm
Look like we are going to be very busy, I will chat with my daughter but places near us is the better option they are doing lads of travelling etc...........plus we have an offer on our house and need to be out ASAP...... :innocent:
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: doganjo on April 16, 2013, 09:34:10 pm
plus we have an offer on our house and need to be out ASAP...... :innocent:
WOW, that's brilliant - so pleased for you - have you got another one in mind?
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: happygolucky on April 16, 2013, 09:52:37 pm
Yup, another tiny holding...ha hahahaha......not in the  bag yet but our offer is good and the one we want is good so its a gooooo, could have my goat  ha ahahahahahahhah (steve says NO)
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: doganjo on April 16, 2013, 10:54:44 pm
 :excited:
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: happygolucky on April 16, 2013, 11:19:02 pm
They want to move in in 6 weeks, cash buyer and so are we.......so we are in panic mode!!
 
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: doganjo on April 17, 2013, 08:38:34 am
OK let me know if you need a hand packing or anything else - happy to help.
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: Bionic on April 17, 2013, 10:38:48 am
Great news Sandy.  Please let us see the details of the new place once you are certain its yours.
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: happygolucky on April 17, 2013, 11:20:28 am
On tener hooks........so not doing much but being anxiouse just yet!!! THe farm visit should help clear my head a bit, certainly not the cheap whiskey that we downed last night as neither of us could sleep!! :innocent:
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: Bionic on April 17, 2013, 12:03:53 pm
certainly not the cheap whiskey that we downed last night as neither of us could sleep!! :innocent:
Thats payback for you  ;D
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: TheGirlsMum on April 17, 2013, 12:12:36 pm
That's fantastic news Sandy, fingers crossed here.
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: happygolucky on April 17, 2013, 01:26:31 pm
 :thumbsup:     :roflanim: I did mean tender hooks :eyelashes:
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: doganjo on April 17, 2013, 01:59:21 pm
or even tenterhooks?  :roflanim:
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: tizaala on April 17, 2013, 02:40:30 pm
Tenterhooks is the correct terminology ,( pedants rule ok )

Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: doganjo on April 17, 2013, 03:49:14 pm
Tenterhooks is the correct terminology ,( pedants rule ok )
He he  :roflanim:
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: happygolucky on April 17, 2013, 05:13:48 pm
And all these years I thought my hooks were tender!!
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: Daisys Mum on April 17, 2013, 05:48:52 pm
What fantastic news so pleased for you Sandy :excited:
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: doganjo on April 18, 2013, 12:41:06 am
And all these years I thought my hooks were tender!!
:roflanim: :roflanim: :roflanim:
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: happygolucky on April 20, 2013, 11:47:40 am
Well the house sale is off :(   but grandchildren are here, we are off to do a tour locally, so after a walk etc farm visits......
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: doganjo on April 20, 2013, 02:11:29 pm
Well the house sale is off :(   
Oh dear, I am so sorry - what happened.  :'(
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: happygolucky on April 20, 2013, 08:22:48 pm
brill day, the children loved it, glad we have them here to take the edge of our disapointment
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: happygolucky on April 21, 2013, 12:20:16 am
Thanks for all the offers for visits, I would love to have had time to visit more, its been very busy and we are soooooo tired but my daughter, her husband and my grand daughters are going to go home with some lovely memories of Scotland, thankfuly some sun and some wonderful people...that excludes the "Lady" that was outside in the main street on Friday Morning, sporting a nice deep brown tan, white long  blonde hair, low sparkly top tight trousers  and heels so high she could see in the upstairs windows and using language that even embarresed me.....then of course the Friday evening "Lady" not the same one, who was trying to wake up :innocent:  her male friend who was trying to sleep in the middle of the road and not moving dispite high heel prods and sound breaking instructions to get the F up!!!! Then the wonderful people we met on our dog walk and us trying to revive some sort of bird of pry that had fallen from a tree.......but mainly a big THANK YOU TO THE SUN!!! and of course all the offers of a visit on here!! :love:  ( only in Clackmannan)
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: Bionic on April 21, 2013, 07:46:49 am
Sandy, its great that you had a good time with the family but what happened to the house sale?
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: happygolucky on April 21, 2013, 09:28:37 am
the couple that put in the offer had  some cash, that was the price would could afford to accept, then they asked to get a mortgage and did so went for a more expensive property.........lucky people as they were only in their 20 's, there mum is moving in locally too so they want to stay in the area.


That bit about the lovely "ladies" is not so usual anymore but it would have to happen hen family were here....they will think that is normal to see ranting half naked women :innocent:
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: tizaala on April 21, 2013, 11:28:35 am

That bit about the lovely "ladies" is not so usual anymore but it would have to happen hen family were here....they will think that is normal to see ranting half naked women :innocent:

Define "normal"
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: john and helen on April 21, 2013, 09:54:20 pm
You must be gutted Sandy..i know i would be, always nice to the kids though....
best wishes for the next sale...
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on April 21, 2013, 10:01:51 pm
that excludes the "Lady" that was outside in the main street on Friday Morning, sporting a nice deep brown tan, white long  blonde hair, low sparkly top tight trousers  and heels so high she could see in the upstairs windows and using language that even embarresed me.....

That is a wonderful description, Sandy.  Can I pinch it to use in a novel sometime?
Title: Re: Small holding visit for my grandchildren (and me)
Post by: happygolucky on April 21, 2013, 10:56:29 pm
 :roflanim: :roflanim:  Course you can pinch it!!!! The "Lady" looked like she could have been a man at one stage in her life, the other Lady with the fast footwork was a big chunka munka like me but with dark curly hair......as for Normal ? :innocent: