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Cathie G

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Hi everyone hope you are all well and enjoying the New Year and decade so far!
I have the first day back at work blues!:(
It was lovely to see everyone today but I don't really want to go back tomorrow.
I don't feel as if I've had a holiday thanks to my cough and cold, but never mind only about 7 weeks to the next holiday and who knows there maybe some snow days as well!
Time to go back a few pages and catch up.
I'm so glad you're back with us. I hope and pray you get lots of beautiful snowy days..and I'm hoping the same for me. It's January and we're still having late fall days. Tell Lola hello from me...and keep getting better and better.
 

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I have some lovely little mice carved from coal.
Coal mining used to be one of the main industries in Wales and many of my uncles and my grandfather worked in the mines, but sadly they are all closed now.
I liked the sculptures from coal better then the beautiful antique glass. That area of Ohio is financially poor also but so rich in what counts.
 

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I liked the sculptures from coal better then the beautiful antique glass. That area of Ohio is financially poor also but so rich in what counts.

I grew up in North Eastern Pennsylvania...the heart of the Pennsylvania anthracite coal region. Carving & making objects from coal was popular in that region too. One could even visit a touristy coal mine - https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attract...al_Mine_Steam_Train-Ashland_Pennsylvania.html

Or, just read up on the craft -

http://journalofantiques.com/features/the-art-of-anthracite-coal-carving/
 

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I had my follow up appointment yesterday. Today I am going in for a CT angio. Doctor thinks I might have a PE. I am praying to God I dont. I am being sent to a heart specialist for a dobutamine echo. I just
My fingers are firmly crossed that this doesn’t turn out to be anything too serious. Worrying times :(
 

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Good afternooning all. I have been at the rescue again today. As well as the usual hedgehogs and pigeons, we had a rather poorly badger who is picking up a bit :)

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A mute swan that is head to the Swan Sanctuary about 40 miles from here for specialist care
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And a dormouse. This tiny creature had its nest disturbed in someone’s garden. It should be hibernating right now. My daughter and I first cared from him on New Year’s Eve. He will be leaving the hospital next weekend to join a breeding programme and his offspring will be reintroduced to the wild :)
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Lyn W

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I'm so glad you're back with us. I hope and pray you get lots of beautiful snowy days..and I'm hoping the same for me. It's January and we're still having late fall days. Tell Lola hello from me...and keep getting better and better.
Thanks Cathie, I will pass on your hello to Lola but he was back in bed when I got home today. He had eaten his food though so he's OK.
It's unseasonably warm here too, but I think the temps are due to fall within normal range in the next couple of days.
Feb/March have been our snowy months in recent years but the rumours of another Beast from the East have gone quiet at the moment, but who knows whats around the corner?
 

Lyn W

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I had my follow up appointment yesterday. Today I am going in for a CT angio. Doctor thinks I might have a PE. I am praying to God I dont. I am being sent to a heart specialist for a dobutamine echo. I just
I hope the scan today was OK. I'll be thinking of you and sending all good wishes for a positive result.
 

Lyn W

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I grew up in North Eastern Pennsylvania...the heart of the Pennsylvania anthracite coal region. Carving & making objects from coal was popular in that region too. One could even visit a touristy coal mine - https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attract...al_Mine_Steam_Train-Ashland_Pennsylvania.html

Or, just read up on the craft -

http://journalofantiques.com/features/the-art-of-anthracite-coal-carving/
We have a mine that has become a tourist attraction called Big Pit. You can go down in the cage and ex miners take you on a tour underground. I've been several times but wouldn't want to do it everyday as they did in their working life.
 

Lyn W

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Good afternooning all. I have been at the rescue again today. As well as the usual hedgehogs and pigeons, we had a rather poorly badger who is picking up a bit :)

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A mute swan that is head to the Swan Sanctuary about 40 miles from here for specialist care
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And a dormouse. This tiny creature had its nest disturbed in someone’s garden. It should be hibernating right now. My daughter and I first cared from him on New Year’s Eve. He will be leaving the hospital next weekend to join a breeding programme and his offspring will be reintroduced to the wild :)
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Our mixed up seasons cause havoc with the wildlife hibernation cycle.
I hope they all make a good recovery and have successful releases.
 

JoesMum

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We have a mine that has become a tourist attraction called Big Pit. You can go down in the cage and ex miners take you on a tour underground. I've been several times but wouldn't want to do it everyday as they did in their working life.
I have been there too and I agree!
 
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