Sunday, 30 October 2011

Pom Post the Third: Highland Fling

Dear Mumsnetters,
What blessed relief to be free of the Jiffy bag and meet my new hosts, who promised me a week of enlightening work experience, pleasant scenery and home comforts. But first, after a long journey North, I gladly settled down for a quiet night in.
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I was eagerly looking forward to the beautiful mountain views. Unfortunately they remained mysteriously shrouded in cloud and gloom throughout my stay, although a few lungfuls of the bracing air effectively cleared the remnants of last night's Merlot from my system.
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So my host tells me she's a vet, and having been a lifelong follower of Animal Hospital (love you, Rolf) I was excited to have the chance to see the glamour and excitement of the job at first paw.
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I got myself kitted out and I offered my considered opinion on some cases
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After the calls were completed we returned to base for some small animal work. My attempts at reassuring a worried patient weren't too successful.
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To be honest, I'm not sure I'm cut out for this stuff after all, and I was therefore glad to discover that the following day was to be more sedate, with a quiet stroll through the woods to the duck pond in prospect.
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I love to get close to nature, so in an attempt to escape from while playing with my host family’s exuberant children I deftly scrambled up through the branches one of the many ancient and beautiful trees.
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Unfortunately part of it gave way under my vast bearish weight
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and the resultant injuries led to another visit to my host’s workplace
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Battered, bruised and wounded, I returned home for a soothing dram.
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I honestly can’t remember what happened next, but my host family seemed strangely tight-lipped when they collected me the next morning.
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So, that was my week here in the Highlands. I’m quite relieved to be heading South again, where perhaps (one hopes) my liver will enjoy a reprieve and I’ll manage to stay out of trouble … we shall see …
Happy Hallowe’en!
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Love, POM XXX

3 comments:

  1. Love love this! Poor Pom, I bet he'll be glad to cross the border.

    Slightly worried about that drinking habit, but you can't blame him given the quality of what is on offer.

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  2. What beautiful scenery you have up there!

    Am very jealous. Don't think Pom would enjoy much in the way of scenery round here. (dreary town)

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  3. jugglingwithpumpkins1 November 2011 18:51

    Great hosting !
    Thanks for looking after Pom for us all.
    I hope you knew the folks at the police station and could put in a good word for him ?
    Shame he didn't leave any whisky for me !

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