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Caption Competition No 2 Result

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Hello everyone

This week's 'cutie pics' is dedicated to Spotty-ewe ,winner of Caption Competition No 2 with ' i thought we were making good progress until that snail overtook us'.

Thank you all for taking part as it was really hard judging all the great entries. My parents said how close you all were so looking forward to doing it again next month!.

The pic this week is a family of Polar Bears in Canada 's Wapusk National Park as Bears are Spotty's favourite animal. Im sure you'll all agree how cute the bear cubs are and i guess like them we should all keep our loved ones as close as we can this autumn/winter!.

Spotty , i hope you like them. Keep safe and well everyone.


P.s, thank you everyone for your wonderful support. Just to let you know im no nearer having a steroid jab!. I rang my Rheumy Dept and the consultant has been on leave. Back now and so he's seen the Podiatry Request for one. I've heard nothing and luckily go back to Podiatry in mid Oct no further forward!. Just got to keep ๐Ÿข. Xx

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Congratulations to Spotty-ewe! Love the polar bears! Sorry that you have not heard anything about your injection yet. Hang in there misty!

Healing hugs.

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misty14 in reply to Pumpkin2009

Thank you Pumpkin for your lovely message. Glad you liked the pic and i hope you are feeling better. If i don't hear from Rheumy next week i should get my Podiatry appt thru. ๐Ÿคž

Its lovely people like you who are helping me keep going.

Keep safe Xx๐Ÿข๐Ÿคžโค๐Ÿขโค๐Ÿคž๐Ÿขโค๐Ÿคž

Oh wow Misty! What a fab pic, I just love it. ๐Ÿ˜ I feel honoured to have been chosen as winner because I saw a lot of very clever and funny captions from others. So thanks to your parents Misty for choosing mine. The lovely pic has really made my day!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป I love all bears but particularly Canadian black bears and polar bears. ๐Ÿฅฐ So thank you Misty. So sorry to hear you are no nearer to a steroid jab yet, but now Rheumy is back I hope youโ€™ll hear sooner than your Podiatry appt mid October.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Thanks again for the fun and the lovely prize Misty. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜xx

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misty14 in reply to Spotty-ewe

I am so pleased you love the pic spotty. Sheer luck i had them in my collection. They are beautiful and the baby ones are cute too.

Your caption spotty was a very worthy winner, it was very good. I do just want to reassure everyone that my parents purely judge the caption alone with the picture and know nothing about each individual's lupus case!.

It was a really good competition this time so im looking forward to the next one. Do hope you'll take part again spotty.

Enjoy Strictly and i hope this new week is a good one for you. TAKE CARE. Xx๐Ÿขโค

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Spotty-ewe in reply to misty14

Of course Iโ€™ll definitely have a go in your next competition too Misty. It is fun having a go. I did enjoy Strictly and didnโ€™t have to fast forward anything! ๐Ÿคฃ Loved it all. Looking forward to the comp starting next week. Take care Misty. Xx๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿฆผ๐Ÿข

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misty14 in reply to Spotty-ewe

Thats great news spotty and i hope you've seen all the lovely messages for your winning entry!. Your a very popular winner!.

So glad you enjoyed Strictly, we're treating ourselves to it at teatime.

Do hope your enjoying your Sunday, in the garden, the sun has come out for us today. ๐ŸŒž

Caption Comps im doing monthly so next week its back to a 'cutie pic'. I want the comp to be as fresh as possible.

Have a lovely week and take care. Xx

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Spotty-ewe in reply to misty14

Indeed Iโ€™m overwhelmed by everybodyโ€™s congratulations and have โ€˜likedโ€™ their lovely messages.๐ŸฅฐIt is windy with the old spot of rain here today Misty. But we did go out in the garden to get some jobs done before heavy rain arrives over night and hangs around for a few days and the temps plummet about midweek. Very autumnal so Iโ€™m about to go and look out my fleece hats and gloves. โ˜น๏ธ

Enjoy Strictly Misty, we definitely did!

Looking forward to your next cutie pic. Take care and Iโ€™ll be thinking of you tomorrow for your GP appt. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜xx

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misty14 in reply to Spotty-ewe

Thanx so much spotty for your good wishes for tomorrow. Ill let you know how i get on. We've just finished Strictly and what a show!. I can't believe the high standard of dancing in week 1. It looked more like week 3 or 4 didnt it?. So much to enjoy.

Our weather is changing like yours๐Ÿ˜ช. Summer seems so fleeting.

Its easy to have confusion with messages, its easily sorted .

Keep safe and warm this week. Xx

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Spotty-ewe in reply to misty14

Yes, the standards were VERY high in week 1 of Strictly. Very impressive and most enjoyable.Yes, please do let me know how you get on tomorrow. Youโ€™ll be in my thoughts.

Take care Misty. Xx๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜

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Just realised I didnโ€™t explain properly what I meant about the comp starting next week. I meant for Strictly, not your caption comp. I knew youโ€™d said before it would be monthly which is a great idea. No I meant the Strictly comp because there was no public voting this week so nobody had to leave. So the comp starts next week. Sorry for the confusion. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜xx

Congratulations Spotty-ewe ๐Ÿ† , great caption!!!I donโ€™t know what paper you are getting your pictures from but youโ€™re doing a fab job !!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜

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misty14 in reply to weathervane

Its the Times weathervane, they have some lovely ones don't they?.

So glad you liked this week's special pic and i do hope you found your new insoles helpful today.

Enjoy the dancing and i hope you have a quieter week for appt's this new week. Xx

Congrats Spotty! I hope your podiatry appt goes well Misty and the rheum consultant gets back to you next week. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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misty14 in reply to Jmiller623

Thank you jmiller for your lovely message and good wishes. Really appreciate them. Glad you liked the special pic.

I hope to get my podiatry appt thru this week. Im not holding out much hope of Rheumy agreeing to steroid injection. I think its too specialised but medical protocol dictated that he should be asked .

I do hope you are improving with your different treatment and you'll have another go at a caption next month. Xx

Congrats Spotty, that was a great caption! Love the photo misty. Iโ€™m sorry you still havenโ€™t had your steroid injection. Hopefully now your Rheumy is back from leave things will start moving for you. Xx ๐Ÿปโ€โ„๏ธ

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misty14 in reply to GloomyEeyore

Many thanks ge for your lovely message. So pleased you liked the pic.Hope your all well and did you get any help from your gp?. Hope so.

I live in hope i might hear something from Rheumy but i don't expect to. Im just glad im going back to podiatry mid oct.

Have a happy, safe week. Xx๐Ÿข๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿข๐Ÿ’•

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I didnโ€™t really get any help from my GP. Prescribed me Duloxetine but it isnโ€™t making a bit of difference. All it did was make me severely nauseous and upset my stomach. I stopped taking it after 5 days as I couldnโ€™t go on like that. Donโ€™t think it helped as it is for nerve pain and it is joint pain I have.

Fingers crossed you hear from rheumy. If not mid October isnโ€™t too far away. Starts on Saturday.

Hope you have a good week and look forward to the next cutie pic. Xx ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿน ๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ› ๐Ÿฉ

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misty14 in reply to GloomyEeyore

Thank you ge for your lovely messages of support i really so appreciate them. ๐Ÿ˜

I didnt get on with duloxitene either and your right its for nerve pain not joint pain. You certainly can't live with side effects like that either. Will you go back to her or soldier on as we're so good at doing?.

Its not long to mid oct thank goodness and podiatry!. I will post an update on sat. Keep safe and as well as possible. Xx๐Ÿขโค๐Ÿข๐Ÿคž๐Ÿขโค๐Ÿข๐Ÿคž

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GloomyEeyore in reply to misty14

Sorry for not replying sooner. I kept meaning to then forgetting ๐Ÿ˜ž

Iโ€™ve been soldiering on just now. Will probably phone next week. Although I stopped the medication after 5 days because of the side effects I feel I might get a bit further with my GP if I tell a white lie and say I took them for longer before stopping ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Hope you are well. Xx ๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ

Well done Spotty ๐Ÿ™ŒLovely pic Misty ๐Ÿค—

I learnt an interesting fact about polar bears just the other day ๐Ÿค“

Apparently polar bears are actually black!! Their skin is black n in order to protect it the fur is a translucent reflective protection for the skin!!

I could do with some of that fur!! ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜น

Hope u get that injection soon..meanwhile take it easy n keep on going..slowly now ๐Ÿข๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ˜ฝxx

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misty14 in reply to Krazykat26

Wonderful krazykat, can't we learn so much from the animals?. ๐Ÿ˜บ. Are you watching Gordon Buchanan's new program with animals having cameras?. Its so interesting seeing what they do on their level!.

Thank you for your lovely wishes krazykat. ๐Ÿ˜บ. I hope i get my podiatry appt come thru this week.

Any car news?.

In the meantime we'll just keep ๐Ÿข. Keep safe. Xx๐Ÿ˜บโค๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜บโค๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿข๐Ÿคž๐Ÿข

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No still no news about the car ๐Ÿ˜”Hubby and I are having adventures in the wheelchair!! We went for my blood test n it started raining as we left n the poured down all the way there n back again!! I was ok with waterproofs n umbrella but hubby got soaked!! ๐Ÿ˜น

Got flu jab on Thursday so we'll be heading out again..hopefully the weather will be a bit better ๐Ÿคž๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ˜ฝxx

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misty14 in reply to Krazykat26

Snap krazykat๐Ÿ˜บ, i had bloods too and it poured!. Sorry you two got caught too. You really do need those wheels. Its awful your having to wait so long!. Ill prepare my placard and keep ๐Ÿคžits a drier day on thursday!. Good luck with flu jab, hope your ok afterwards.

Keep plodding and safe. Xx๐Ÿขโค๐Ÿข๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿคž๐ŸŒˆXx

Well done Spotty, I love bears too. Thanks for posting this super cute pic Misty , it really made me smile.

I do hope you get your injection very soon xxx

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Thanks so much svfarmer for your lovely wishes. Im so pleased you liked the pic. I think bears are beautiful too. I hope your fur bear is feeling more like herself now!.

Im hoping i might hear from rheumy this week but i won't hold my breath!. Im watching out for my podiatry appt which should come as they only book a month at a time.

Do hope your feeling much better too and you have a good week. Xx๐Ÿถโค๐Ÿถ๐Ÿคžโค

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Well done Spotty, great caption ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅ‡. And thanks again Misty and to your parents too for running the comp๐Ÿค—. So sorry to hear your steroid is delayed, keeping everything crossed you hear good news very soon. Take care. X

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misty14 in reply to Froggie70

Thank you froggie for your lovely message. So pleased you liked the pic. It was a really tough one to judge but we enjoy doing it. Hope to see you again next month.

Im giving up of ever having this steroid injection to be honest froggie. Im glad ill be going back to podiatry soon as he could do it!. Its more specialised for Rheumy and im cross at these wasted weeks!.

I hope you have a happy, safe week.Xx

Lovely pic of the polar bears Helen ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜ I think itโ€™s a tough existence for them these days sadly.Letโ€™s hope your rheumy can decide on something soon. I wish it was as easy for you as me getting my hip injected, luckily my GP can do it. It all went well and Iโ€™m now resting it. I hope you hear something this week ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž.

After much chasing up and going round in circles Iโ€™ve managed to get a telephone appointment with my bowel surgeon next Friday, itโ€™s such a relief not having to wait a long time for it so hopefully I will be able to move forward with one or other of the surgeries, just need my angio report too!

On a happier note, did you enjoy the dancing, I thought they were all very good for a first week and some exceptional ones for beginners, Iโ€™m looking forward to next week so I can vote ๐Ÿ—ณ

Hope youโ€™re having a nice weekend

Big hugs ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•xxx

Yaay! well done Spotty๐Ÿ†

I just adore the magnificent mummy polar bear & her endearing little cub ๐Ÿ’—

.. & I'm sorry your plodding on in pain continues Misty ๐Ÿ˜’ XX


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misty14 in reply to daisydayz

Hi daisyGlad you liked the pic this week. They are so cute and cuddly arent they?.

Any sightings of harry hedgehog?. Miss Tiggy hasnt come but the big ones have to have a big munch before hibernation.

I keep plodding on daisy, hoping i might hear something this week. Thats all i can do.

Hope you have a good week too and thank you for your lovely messages. Xx

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Sadly, still no Harry๐Ÿฆ”

Thank you Misty, take care &

๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคžyou hear this week!



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Thank you daisy. ๐Ÿคž harry might appear ๐Ÿฆ” and ill do another update on sat. Keep safe. Xx๐Ÿฆ”โค๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฆ”โค๐Ÿคž

How frustrating about your steroid Misty as Iโ€™m sure itโ€™s delaying how long youโ€™re struggling for! The only thing I can think of when I look at that image is โ€œmum! Mum! Mum!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜‚

Beautiful polar bears. My daughter has been learning about the environment at school and really taking an interest in telling me about polar bears!

Thank you for your lovely message tea and toast. I must admit im fed up struggling with foot now as its been so long. I just hope i hear something this week.

Lovely you've been learning about Polar Bears. Have you watched Gordon Buchanon's programs about them?. They might help your daughter with her work.

I do hope your referral comes thru soon. Its really hard waiting when in need. Keep safe. Xx๐Ÿขโค๐Ÿขโค๐Ÿคž๐Ÿขโค๐Ÿข๐Ÿคžโค๐Ÿขโค

That is disgraceful Misty. I feel so angry for you. It just isnโ€™t good enough ๐Ÿคฌ They could ease your pain in less than a minute but choose prevarication and Buck passing. I love the bears too. Well done to Spotty xxx

Thanx so much cecily for your lovely thoughts but please don't waste precious energy on me. You need it for your own battles. I am feeling fed up about it now as im in need.Have you heard from physio?. How have you been?.

Wasnt Strictly good, such a high standard in week one?. We have a treat instore this year!.

Keep safe and i hope you have a better week.Xx๐Ÿขโค๐Ÿข๐Ÿคžโค๐Ÿขโค๐Ÿคžโค๐Ÿข๐Ÿคžโค

It is never a waste of energy to care โค๏ธ. Yes Strictly was amazing. I was so cross though as I thought Hugo was grossly under marked .Any predictions about who will leave?I think the woman from Dragons Den. Rose did so well . Just how she managed that performance without hearing the music is remarkable. I had a very bad fall on Tuesday, I crashed onto the coffee table then hit my head and shoulder on the wooden floor and cracked my poor knee on the table. Neil was out walking the boys. The shock was awful. When he came back he panicked and got my lifting cushion. He was shaking and trying to fit the hoses. I was yelling, he said whereโ€™s the pain? I said you are standing on my bloody hand. I had to laugh despite myself. I really am sore and black and blue but I am walking unaided now thank goodness. We are off out for dinner tomorrow to celebrate my 60 th Birthday ( I feel 160 ). I hope you get your injection lovely it is just such poor care xxx

Belated Happy Birthday cecily. I hope you managed to have the celebration dinner. OMG what a terrible fall and your poor knee. It must have been frightening for your hubby seeing you on the floor. Well done for getting mobile so quickly cecily. That's amazing!. Any news from physio?.

I agree Sara could go and that would be a shame as she's a good sport and character. I like her on Dragons Den!. It was wonderful seeing the deaf girl's bond with Giovanni already and lovely their learning sign language for her!. She was a good dancer and I think will go far!. It is inspiring what you can overcome!.

Have you noticed cecily how Shirley Ballas the judge gets smarmy about the men and is nasty about the women sometimes and scores them low?. It was quite obvious sat night I thought!. Can't wait for weekend!.

Thanx so much for your support cecily. Will do an update on sat. TAKE CARE and no more falls. Xx

Thank you so much Misty. I had a lovely day. Yes the fall was nasty. I hurt all over but especially my breast bone that I hit on the table but I will get there. I have an actually face to face appointment with the physio on 14 th October whoop whoop. The secretary said it is a face to face are you ok with that? I said look over the phone your physio told me to stand on one leg. If he had seen me he would know I am bloody lethal on two never mind trying to stand on one. She was laughing and told me between you and I , I think some of these youngsters donโ€™t live in the real world. At least I have something to look forward to now.I love Rose being a big Eastenders fan. I was just blown away by how good she was. I dislike Shirley Ballas. She comes over as a letch making inappropriate comments and I agree she can be a real bitch. I donโ€™t know if it is so,Ely females she picks on as I remember being incensed at the comments she made about Aston Merrygold which I am sure led to him going out far too soon. I just love Strictly. Some of the professional dancers are coming to a hotel about an hour from me. You can actually get to watch them dance and dance with them. Oh for these legs to work but they just wonโ€™t. Maybe next year โ€ฆa girl can dream. Look after yourself lovely. I really hope you get your injection soon xxx

Oh Cecily, your news has made my day it really has and given me heart I might hear something!. That's fantastic to get a face to face appt with a physio at last. You've waited a long time and its been ridiculous they've stayed behind a phone so much during Covid!. Not long to go now either. It helps us keep going having these appts.

I'm glad its not just me whose noticed Shirley's ways. My mum doesn't like her either. Good point about Aston Merrygold, I definitely thought he'd been marked down and shouldn't have gone when he did!. Forgot him!. I love Strictly too and love its ethos that anyone can dance, its so empowering and such a happy show!.

Who knows, cecily after your appt you might be able to see the dancers at your local hotel and have a go!. Never say never!. Ha!. Think that is fab, what a treat, I'd love to see them. I was going to my local theatre with a friend to see Pasha's show but it was cancelled because our theatre went bust!!. A few years ago now and the friendship went bust too!!. Ha ha!!.

So sorry at your breast bone, boy that must be painful. Do take care and we'll catch up at the weekend. I'm so looking forward to Strictly too and will watch Shirley closely!. Keep safe Xx

Oh what a shame. Rosemary and I are going to see Beauty and the Beast in the theatre in January, just perfect for the post Christmas blues and Neil and I are seeing The Lion King in July which has been cancelled twice. I am very excited for that one in particular. We need these treats to keep us going . I have pottery again tomorrow, I missed last week because of my fall. I will get to paint my wonky toadstool ๐Ÿ„ Yes post Strictly chat next week definitely . Take care xxx

Those are wonderful treats to look forward to cecily. I bet the Lion king is a very atmospheric show. I've wanted to see it too. Enjoy painting your wonky toadstool tomorrow. I hope you will post a pic for us. Sounds so delightful. Take care and keep safe. Xx๐Ÿขโค๏ธ๐Ÿขโค๏ธ๐Ÿขโค๏ธ๐Ÿขโค๏ธ

Happy belated birthday Cecily ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ˜ฝxx

Thank you so much Kat xxx

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