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Oh, yes. Forgot about that! Wonder what I will get?
I'm not technically minded Lily but is it anything to do with what you are using? I am on a laptop. Where's Blackest when you need him? He's the whizz kid.
Quite right too, Tina.
As someone who has been boarding for a long time, I'm aware of the addictive nature of the beast, so don’t spend long periods online.....as for TV, well I'm fairly selective with that too.
I've got a Samsung tablet, not sure whats wrong but Verdun has mentioned it and also Petere17 on whats wrong on forum.
Hi all, just a quick catch up,
Decision made - bulb planter better arrive prompt on my b-day (that's birthday NOT bottom washer!)
monarda runners 'arranged' and covered with an inch of soil.
lavender finally cut back, but left the remaining flowers on, weel you just cant can you!
pack of aquilegea seeds (free in Garden Answers) to go back of newly done bit.
Dove, hope you treasure your Daniel Deronda and it reminds you how special YOU are.
Ggirl, love the Dome on Tv but no idea what is going on, drive OH mad as I keep asking and he doesnt know either.
Off work today, beef slow cooker on, mum for tea.
Step son's 16th birthday on Saturday....no present as yet, he's not allowed the new phone he wants as still in 18month contract he promised his dad he'd keep to! Not allowed computer etc games as spending too long on them and being quite defiant when asked to do something else....shot ourselves in the foot there then ! What else could a 'wanna be adult' want ?? No seriously, anyone got any ideas??
Could be a bit painful if that was used as a bottom washer!!
Re other b'day pressie, do you know what clothes he likes, maybe a gift voucher? Or would cd be a no no too. Does he have any hobbies sports wise, maybe golf etc My two sons are into sports especially golf so gloves, balls, golf bag or shoes are always welcome. Or if footie perhaps football boots or trainers. Does he read and likes a particular author? Hope this helps. Best of luck
Fingers crossed Verdun but I think the STiHL gremlin has gone
I was advised to download the ad blocker on my mac. Can't remember how I did it but it has been a great help on lots of sites. Somewhere in your set up will be the button to press?
Ok many thanks wonder boy
Know how you feel MrsG and, no, can be of no help. Did get my now 18 year old grandson one of those huge beanbags a couple of years ago so he could play his games in comfort! He did want it - wasn't my idea. Perhaps not a good idea for you. My problem was what to buy an 11 year old who, IMO, has far too much and seems to have everything. Present from parents is a Blackberry. No PAYG cheap phone for her! Bloody rididculous. Made a decision that this year I was not going to be blackmailed into paying any more than £50 and that's what I have done. Bought her a small food mixer as she's very keen on cake making. Hope I reap the benefits of this!
I have to confess I watch lots of TV - not daytime but evening. I am also one of those awful mothers/grandmothers that allowed my kids to watch TV and play game consoles when and for as long as they liked. If, once they got to being teenagers, they didn't do homework, it was their problem, not mine. I could not get myself worked up at their tardiness. Believe it or not, they have not suffered.
Have just come in having moved several plants. Started with just two and ended up doing 6. Had to finish as I didn't want to wear myself out and it was very hot out there. Best go and give them a bit of a water as ground getting quite dry again.
Thanks Star and tina. Clothes it may be - but he does say 'no thanks' and not interested in going to buy his own either. He's not into anything other than computer games so maybe take your experience Tina and leave him to it, he's only with us an average of 4days a fortnight. Blackberry is what he has at moment after much pleading last birthday. Maybe a new xbox, old one apparently 'died the ring of death'. Could be useful for all of us, they play DVDs ya know! By the way Tina your grandaughter is very lucky to have a food mixer, what a thoughtful present.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help mrsgarden, good luck.
What a beautiful day, washing on line, veg patch sorted. Put chillies in pots for over wintering. Varnished table. Now sitting in garden having a bit of lunch. Hope this sunshine lasts a few more weeks. Not a lover of the cold
Wasn't expensive MrsG. Nice neat little thing which will be just the right size for her. Me thinks there was a method in my madness!! Can't wait to taste the results. Apparently, she makes lovely cookies and sponges.
Mrs G, you can either work yourself up and get angy with the laid back attitute and mess or just let them get on with it. I was once told to stop and think 'how important is it'. I never found it that important! Where the mess in the boys' room was concerned, I would, when in the mood, tackle it with black bags and put everything lying around in them and leave them to find whatever they wanted. Anything not retrieved within a few days would go in the bin. Daughter has always 'suffered' with OCD so wasn't a problem!
Afraid my sun has disappeared.
Glad your having a good day StarGL, thought it was beyond hope anyway!
Tina, so right, I keep reminding myself this is the attitude I need for them both - and me - we've had the same tactics as the bin bags (called it the six o'clock box, at 6pm it goes in the bin), problem whenOH did it to me as well! Not known for my tidyness.
Keep trying to put clean washing away but then find myself outside testing soil again, the tester doesn't seem right to me (like I know!)
What to get a 16 yr old boy for his birthday MrsG....a 16 yr old girlfriend....
I did the adblocker too at someone's recommendation. Can't remember how but it was easy. I think you look at your settings and just search for one. I did it without help so it can't have been difficult! Don't get any of the ads at all. Hurray!
Just bought a slow cooker today.
Perhaps the children might learn to use it now and again...
No you are wrong fairy. Thats what you get a fifty year old man for his birthday!
Is that along with the sports car?
Slap your hand Punkdoc ! That's another kettle of fish FG !
Just had the people around who cut our hedges, and top the trees,went out to show them the paper as someone in Somerset had won 1.88 million on the lottery and the young lad says that is my girlfriends parents.OH and I both shook him by the hand and said we hope some of the good luck is passed on to us,no harm in wishing.
Apart from that,moved the banana plant into the greenhouse,in preparation for cold weather due,packed away garden furniture and was going to cut the grass ,when it decided to rain,but it is still quite warm.
That idea didn't go well then did it MrsG?
Hydrangea paniculata grandiflolium (easy for you to say), was just sprwled out like a ground cover or weeping plant. Looked it up, saw one trained as a standard - oh that looks good though I. Straight back out to begin removing lower branches. How exciting. Snip. Swear word. Off with the main stem I wanted to train And the ONLy flower. Oooops.
Puncdoc. You're obviously feeling a little better.
Daughter, 2 kids, Son and wife, eldest grandson and baby came for a cuppa and cake. Well not baby. They've all just gone - thank goodness. Can't be doing with all that noise at my age. Granddaugher was delighted with her mixer. Pity her Mum tonight as I can see she will be pestering to use it.
Was tempted to have a go at my Hydrangea today MrsG but decided to leave it until I can see what's what. Got it propped up with those green plant holders at present as it was falling all over the place. Has to be about 3ft + high and as wide. Shame about yours, but it will grow again.