Sunday, 6 August 2017

Taking it Easy on a Sunday (we hope!)

Happy Sunday!

Hopefully, we are taking it easy today. It is Sunday, after all. But around here, it's never easy. And when it's a warm, sunny day like today, there's bound to be a lot of noisy humans about.

Mum is angry because she didn't get any sleep last night, so I'm hoping for her sake more than mine that it isn't a Sunday packed full of noisy selfish neighbours mowing their lawns, slamming car doors, allowing their shrieking kids to stay outdoors until late, etc...

Why didn't Mum get any sleep last night, you ask?

Well, the noise of course! Live music blaring out from somewhere out on the main road. We live in what years ago used to be a quiet street (long before I was born), a small road off from the main road. That main road is always a busy cacophony of traffic coming and going, but at night it usually isn't so bad. Or it never used to be, Mum tells me.

Now though there have been a lot of restaurants and live music bars opening up along this road, and we get all the noise pollution wafting over to our house.

The music last night was massively loud. And it wasn't to my taste or Mum's. Now, I can sleep through anything, but Mum can't. Especially when she's stressing out about her life. All she wanted was to sleep and escape for a while, but no, the noise prevented her from doing so.

And she's been trying to give up the wine (she's been drinking a bit too much of it for my liking lately), but last night she drank a little more than usual just so she could get to sleep.

As we normally do, we lay in bed and I snuggled up against her leg as we tried to get to sleep. I know I have the power to calm her instantly with my presence and soothing purrs.

And as we were drifting off to sleep I purred, hoped and wished that we move from this horrid place soon because I worry about my mum. She's a peace loving, animal loving, highly sensitive soul that just longs for some peace and quiet in her life. Is that too much to ask?


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  1. Sweet Athena yur Mumma an mine are simmylar. Ladymum says thee traffick noise has inn creased ALOT since hsee moved here 10 12/ yeearss ago! Plus there iss a noisy car garage across thee road an wee have grain haulerss rumbling uppy an down thee street. Add noisy tourist inn their 'bomm box' carss an it can bee a caw-caw-foney of noise....oh an thee Fire truckss **shuddersss** an Ambulancess...
    Mee put mee paws together inn purrayer an ask Buudha Kat to find a new place fur you 2 luvley ladiess soon.
    LadyMum wearss ear plugs at nite an takess a sleepy meddysin...it dullss her bone pain an helpss her sleep....
    Bye thee way, yur selfie iss 'pawtastick' Athena!
    ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

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  2. Oh, we're so sorry the noise there has been getting worse, Athena and Mum. And it sounds like last night was particularly bad. We hope today is quiet and peaceful and restful for you both.

    Has Mum tried sleeping with foam earplugs. Maybe that would help?

    Hugs to you both!

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    1. Thank you. I tried but I don't feel comfortable :)

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  3. Sounds like you need to move to a sleepy village....how about mine?xx Speedy

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  4. Hope y'all can get some good sleep tonite!

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  5. I hope you can get out of there soon :( I agree with Speedy's idea...heck, I'd move there in a heartbeat if I could!

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    1. I'd love to live in the lovely countryside up in the north of England if I could but my elderly mother doesn't want to move too far away from her family. There are some quieter towns just outside of London though. Problem is the nearest to London they are, the more expensive they are.

      Marie x

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  6. Sorry your neighborhood has gotten so noisy. My Mom is like yours - she generally doesn't want to know the neighbors exist, especially late at night. Hopefully you will be able to move soon.

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  7. That is awful that it is too noisy to sleep. Tell your Mum to try earplugs, that is what I do when my husband's snoring keeps me awake. I also take the supplement, melatonin which works really well. xo

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    1. I normally avoid the wine and drink herbal tea instead and usually it helps. But I guess it was too noisy and I was too stressed so nothing helps really.

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  8. I'm sorry your human is living in an area that has become too awful and noisy for her. I hope that eventually she can sell the house and find a new neighborhood that is better for her, and you.

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    1. It seems we've chosen the wrong time to sell. We had the house on the market last year and it sold pretty quickly, but then Brexit happened and our buyer backed out. We were set to move into a lovely house in Essex too, but sadly we lost it :(

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  9. Having noisy neighbours or shops is horrid. I hope that you get to move very soon. When the peep retired we realised how actually very quiet our area is during the day but at night we still get noise but nothing like yours. ope you both get that sleep and a move very soon!
    Purrrs
    ERin

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    1. Thanks. We live in North London and it gets worse every day

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  10. We're sorry you had to bear that noise. We hope you find a more quiet place to live soon. Purrs

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  11. Hoping you find a place soon so you don't have to put up with that!! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  12. We had a hideous crap neighbour when we lived in London, we are sorry its bad for you and hope you can get some rest over the next few days.

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  13. In the bottom pic,it looks like you are givin' the middle paw finger to the noise makers!

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Purrs xx
Athena and Marie