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Morning all. Have grandchildren here this morning so good excuse not to do anything, not that I would anyway. One is on PS Vita, whatever that is, and the other one has just informed me she's on a DGM T-909. Beam me up Scottie. I'll stick to my little laptop.
I am a night owl but always wake after about 4 hours sleep, then listen to the radio whilst dozing. Love lying in after years of having to get up to go to work. I know that many people's body clock never adjusts to this.
I'll watch it from my bedroom window BB!
Car says it is a tropical 6C here, the su is out, looks as if I will be able to make the raised bed
it was like a jumble sale in the aisle where the Easter eggs were - how silly
Going outside now. YAY
Can't do anything in the garden today, still too cold but bright & sunny, though I did move a lupin a few days ago.
Also discovered the hard way that 125 litres of compost is too awkward to lift onto a B&Q trolley then into the car (even with the 2 of us lifting) . I was fine for about 20 mins; then I realised that I shouldn't have done it!!
OH had same problem but he's ok today; I've stopped moving about much & certainly won't be picking anything up if I drop it!! The painkillers have helped, but I have a heavy night due at the Scottish Country Dancing tomorrow so really really want to be ok. (I don't do genteel.....)
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TT - I have always been an early bird, summer is great because I like to sit on my patio in my garden and watch the sunrise with a cup of tea.
Couldn't agree with you more BB. Have seen many a sunrise over the years as I used to travel a lot to Agricultural shows and was often getting up when other people were coming in from a night out! Hillwalking meant a lot of early starts too as there was often a long drive to get to them. There's something about a summer morning- the stillness, and just birds singing- hard to beat I don't do crowds I'm afraid!
Fairygirl - the best part of the day in the garden for me can be early morning in the summer months (if we get any ??) i agree there is a stillness with only the birds talking amongst themselves
Brum so many people lead such busy lives these days and sometimes you just have to stop and take in and appreciate what you have. The smell of freshly cut grass, a blackbird singing, butterflies collecting, dragonflies on a pond, bees buzzing, freshly baked bread...the list goes on Do you think it's ever going to get warm enough to cut grass this year?
Well Fairy i would hope so ! and quicker the better as i'am losing faith with the weather, thing is i can be other side of the pond (so to speak) and be in a warmer climate in the matter of 2 hrs
Morning brumbull and anyone else up early, a bit warmer for sure 1.5 instead of -5 yesterday.
Aldi are selling top soil next week for around €3.50 a 35 litre bag, they sell compost at €1.49 a 40 litre bag. I have pretty poor soil so aim to raise some beds. Which makes sense to buy ?
Good morning all - blue skies and bright sunshine over Norfolk - but a sprinkling of white grains on the ground overnight. Hopefully this sunshine will warm things up a bit
My cough isn't so bad but my head feels full of rustling sweetpapers and my lips are all dry and cracked - not at my most attractive obviously - but there's homemade Hot X buns for breakfast
The compost is good stuff, I've bought 400 litres of it already meaning to add it to topsoil, however seeing the top soil offer does it make any sense to buy top soil at that price when i can buy 2x the amount of compost?
Good morning all. Sunshine at present! OH working nights all weekend and in bed during the day so this will be a gardening weekend - in between visiting elderly relative in hospital, amazingly time-consuming but essential.
Verbascum seeds are through and lavender Munstead just beginning to break through the soil. Nover loses its thrill, does it?
OH's lovely old peugeot car has just given up the ghost! Will have to part-ex mine for a car suitable for towing the caravan. Goodbye to having a car of my own....
Morning all looks quite bright out there today but the poor Fatsia is stood sulking in the corner which tells me it must be pretty cold! At least the snow is melting slowly but surely.
Fairygirl...yes I know you get less for murder and I deserve a gold clock for putting up with my OH for so long. Unfortunately we didn't get to Italy for dinner only got as far as Liverpool but lovely all the same
We're taking our daughter out for the day today. She wants to go to Manchester shopping..oh dear I fear that's going to be expensive! Then this evening our son & his girlfriend are taking us out for dinner (a treat to celebrate our anniversary). They're not telling where we're going just that it's a surprise
Enjoy your day everyone