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I cannot believe those were their business ideas, very lame in my opinion. I did get the impression that Jade had changed her mind and was off to make drunken jellies. Nick will probably be a huge success in the future.

The skies are clearing I may be able to do some gardening today.


Have been outside but there is a chilly wind-have made up 4 more wall baskets with the new guinea busy lizzies but waiting for more to flower to complete the task- they seem so slow and trying to get one colour in each one-2 to go-perhaps later in the week .

The BBC have apparently been hammered for their coverage of yesterday's pageant.


Alina W

Deservedly so - it was pretty pathetic.


I agree they seemed to have too many presenters and not enough research.

I had a good 40 mins in the garden before it rained, I had hoped to plant out more dahlias while the ground was wet.

Have you ever grown Amaranthus, my seedlings look more like Verbena??


Never grown amaranthus-Alina will know

Just seen enormous beetle black and around 2 inches long-a female stag?




Anyone fancy a chocolate rice-crispie cake-have just made some-you will need to be quick


Sounds more like a cockroach to me.

I managed to plant a dahlia and 6 verbena bonariensis before it rained.

Did you make them with your own fair hands?


It was not a cockroach or I would have ate it

I did make them- on a whim-I am quite capable if I feel in the mood-not many left now.

Are we watching pop people tonight?


I may record it and fast forward, if I remeber correctly there is a lot of padding.

Are they tasty? 


Tasty? Tasty?-they are like me all brown and bloody gorgeous

There will be padding whilst they constantly reset the stage-Robbie will sing Angels-OH will cry


I would never imagine cockroaches to to be gorgeous.


I don't know they breed pretty quickly so something must find them gorgeous-probably another cockroach.

I am going to have to re-post the quiz-need more contestants.



I have spent my drachma already, need new T&Cs.

Everything has a predator


I am not eating cockroaches but just had another crispie cake.

Questions again-

sotongeoff wrote (see)

For your delight-on this special day-The Julibee Quiz-questions and answers are either royal or insect type things based

1)what insect would not sit in a deck chair

2)describe what a eight legged scarlet creature may do

3)who famously at the Coronation, road through the streets of London in an open carriage, in the rain

4)original name for Coronation Street

5)what do you call a wingless fly

6)what goes99 bonk

7)who lives in far far away palace

8)which way does the queen of diamonds face

9)what game do insects play in the summer

10)which garden nasty drinks whisky

11)which royal celebrates their birthday on the same day as me but never, ever has sent a card ,a present, or a bit of cake-not that I am bitter

There are greek drachmas or euros on offer-whatever is worth the most

The main t &c is there must be more than one participant


I have no cakes, no biscuits, no chocolate, time to go shopping will they accept drachmas




Delighted to find Jo on this thread, and to hear she is doing well. I am inundated with tent caterpillars--a real plague this year. They must taste nasty, as the birds won't eat them. They certainly look disgusting when I squish them.

Oh, and Geoff-A Grecian urns several drachmas a day, but pays no taxes.


Ok here goes

2) mite invade your greenhouse
3) Queen of Tonga or somewhere like that
4) Florizel Street (or was that a disinfectant?)


2 right and one nearly right as it is you -3 points.


Oh bother, hit the wrong key

5) a Walk ;- )
6) centipede with a wooden leg
7) Queen of the fairies
8) right (or left) (or forwards)
9) cricket
10) Prince Charles
1) woodworm - it's too boring !!!!!!!!!!

If I win the drachmas (unlikely) pass them on to someone who's going to Greece cos I'm not.