Weekly Chat (Non-Osprey), 12 December 2021

  • CLARE/ANNETTE

    We have friends who have a property in Montana and go there February/March for skiing. Obviously they haven't been there this past year. They are so hoping to get there February coming, but with things the way they are, who knows!!! They did think about upping sticks and moving to the U.S, but the thought of no NHS decided them against it. They live on the Isle of Seil which is a pretty good place to live, but no skiing of course!!!
  • dibnlib: Gosh: I'm fascinated by UK folks who have property in Montana. Where do your friends go?

    Going to make a Comprehensive Shopping List and then head off to Costco and supermarket. Have been very disorganized in my grocery shopping lately, starting recipes and then finding a lack a vital ingredient. :-(
  • In reply to Annette in SoCal:

    Annette in SoCal said:
    Clare: Yes, vaccines are 'free' (that is, paid for with taxpayer dollars). Good you heard from your sister - where does she live in Montana?

    She lives in Great Falls.  Montana is clearly a beautiful part of the world, though I've never been.

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • In reply to Clare:

    Clare, I have a cousin living just outside of Great Falls!

    Kind regards, Ann

  • ANNETTE Friends place is in Whitefish, that's is all I know.
  • Just after 8 am. Table half set, prep list written, OH wandering looking lost & grumpy (he hates his routine changed), online streaming church at 9 am. Weather cooler but humid, expecting showers & 22 C.
  • dinblib:  I spent about an hour wandering up and down the platform at the Amtrak station in Whitefish a few years back.  It was at night, but the town is in a lovely wooded and mountainous part of the state. Great for skiing but that's a long way to go to ski.

    AQ;  Assume  you are in the thick of entertaining at this point.  Hope your OH recovers his equilibrium once the appendages have left.  :-)

  • Going to bed now, and thinking of AQ - hope all went well with her family visit.

    We put up our tree this morning, -- hang on, I said that already! Must be tireder than I thought. Or else those two glasses of white were too much.....  Night night...