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Oh yes, and chianti !
Juice will do for me!
Morning all !
Messaging facility now working again for me - those of us who have been having problems, give it another go. Seems they have been busy fixing things behind the scenes for us.
We ate the first tomato yesterday (yum) - but there are now plenty more to follow. Think it will be feast to famine (or vice versa).
Work today, along with Dentist check up - all that joy crammed into one little day
Have fun, whatever you are up to ....
Morning Chicky, wot a day for you
Morning all, I've been catching up on posts and now behind schedule, so BFN, have a good day.
Morning all. Very dull and cloudy here.
The toms will come thick and fast now chick! I picked a load yesterday- not many fruits left now on the Red Alerts but quite a decent number of fruits on Moneymakers so that'll keep me going . Very cool overnight here now and not great temps during day unless there's decent sun so I reckon I've done quite well out of mine. Enjoyed them thoroughly.
Have a good day everyone.
Beautiful morning here ,hopefully in for another day like yesterday.
Visited Dunster Castle Gardens yesterday,lots of lush greenery round the lower slopes of the castle,leading down to a stream and watermill.Did,nt go into the castle as it was such a lovely day,and we have done that several times before.A NT property well worth a visit and Dunster village is rather special too.Lots of quaint tea rooms and Cream Teas !
Have a good day everyone.
Warm and dry here but cloudy. Hoping for sun later.
Got tomatoes coming out of my ears now.........quite uncomfortable. It's been the best year for toms in a lomg time.
Foodbank later......thaf'll be fun!
Have good day people
Morning all. Only 8° when I woke up with low cloud looking all misty. Sun getting through now.
Looked up Dunster. Didn't know where it was - Exmoor. Looks very pretty.
Your poor ears Verdun. I can sympathise cos I'm suffering this morning too. Nasty little flying critters to blame. I've been bitten so many times for the last few weeks. Smothered myself various times through the day with insect repellent but the greedy little so n so's still found their way through. Off to find the anti histermines. Any one got other remedies or prevention ideas? (apart from stay indoors).
Not long back from foodbank. Channel 4 filming there again. Hectic. Trying to relax for few mins on the,forum.
It is hot again today. Sun isn't going to go away too soon I think.
This irritating guy at the foodbank....boasting how good he is at everything...said he wants to grow bigger tomatoes than me. So, I have advised him to sow seed now amd leave his plants outside over winter watering well every day. Told him everyone can grow tomatoes ...........next week I will advise him about his house plants and how they will benefit from being left in a bucket of water one frosty night.
I know, I know.....but he is such a pain!
Did you get around to posting pics of your grasses? I remember you said you would when they looked just right...or have I missed them?
Detention for me but I don't care. Verdun
Good morning all
A heavy mist over the garden this morning and no sound except the ash trees dripping noisily and a distant woodpigeon.
Back to work today I phoned the DWP yesterday about my pension, as the DWP website said I should have had a letter by 4 months prior to reaching State pension age, and if I hadn't received it I should phone.
A slightly sarky worman called Leslie said, ' Well the website doesn't send out the letters does it? We stagger them - if you've not received yours two months before retirement date ring again.' Reeeeeeeeeeeeally helpful.
Morning Dove, and those yet to come.
Its got that autumn nip in the air these mornings -even though the days are turning out to be scorchers.
London town later - but first I must go water the greenhouse - and count the reddening toms!
Morning all... Been up hours with lo dove horrid dealing with sarkky people and the dwp does have its share! I have been quite lucky after my op I got access to work help that pays for me to get taxis to and from work as my driving license is suspended I have to say a few of them were so blinking rude it was unbelievable however the chap that deals with me now is great. Dvla are taking for ever getting my license back and with just a quick phone call he extends my grant he's made it so easy!!!! Well very overcast here ATM so who knows what we will get up to today. I may convince my folks to go to garden centre dad had two wasps nests he needs to treat ( the ant powder isn't working!) just noticed my lo watching peppa pig in Italian on the iPad it's hysterical! Well people enjoy your day whatever you get up to have fun....
All I,'ve had for the last five years from the pension people, is that my pension will be delayed by another year,and now the second state pension will be dropped.I,m going to have to work until my hips give out and I get disability
Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go.
I don't get my state pension until I'm 66. and some months.
I'm sure by the time my younger sis gets hers it will be age 70, I'm convinced that the idea is that you all stay at work until you drop, so you don't have time to use free bus pass, or go to G.P. What happened to the idea that we all retire early, make jobs for the young, and attend courses pre-retirement to learn how to adjust and fill your time? At least us gardeners could live on runner beans, spuds & courgettes. Oh, I'm already doing that...
Dull at the minute, but hoping for better later.
Have a good day all.
KEF wrote (see)
Hi all. I don't get my state pension until I'm 66. and some months. ........................... What happened to the idea that we all retire early, make jobs for the young, and attend courses pre-retirement to learn how to adjust and fill your time?
........................... What happened to the idea that we all retire early, make jobs for the young, and attend courses pre-retirement to learn how to adjust and fill your time?
No government was prepared to be honest with us about how much we'd have to pay into the State Pension for that to happen ....... they relied on the profits from oil and gas and that got sold off cheap
Right, off to work for a bit longer - have a good day folks - I've watered the toms, but can you keep an eye on the plug plants I pricked out the other day please - they're in a shady place on the terrace - Cheers!