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sotongeoff

I made it back without mishap-now have a dilemma-malteser or liquorice allsort ?

Lottiebeans

That's easy - both! I have chocolate eclairs, the toffee kind.

'Braved' the allotment, got caught in one shower but got some useful stuff done so worth nearly being blown away. Also rescued the lid of the coldframe from in the potato bed. Plus picked a handful of strawberries before the slugs managed to get them.

kate1123

Lottie so brave

Geoff any point asking you to share?

sotongeoff

Nope -cody and I are ok thanks.

Kate -have you done anything brave today?

My nasturtiums have taken a battering and were just about to flower

kate1123

I am a southern softie

My nasturiums look more yellow than white, they may be moving to MIL.

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sotongeoff

We are all southern softies apparently-they make em tougher oop north.

When we get the next heatwave this will be swiftly forgotton

Lottiebeans

Kate, same with my nastertiums - not the creamy colour I was hoping for.

I am brave, so have awarded myself another toffee eclair.

Out of interest, when is the next heatwave?

sotongeoff

Coming soon, to an office near you, until the weekend, as that is the law.

Was it warm when you were in Spain?

 

Lottiebeans

yes lovely and warm, I even got a bit brown.

Mondays are always lovely and sunny. Especially when it has poured with rain all weekend.

kate1123

Next heatwave is scheduled for September according to my mum, snow next week.

sotongeoff

I have been rather naughty

smallswan

I have just realised it hasn't rained for nearly two whole hours: I think it's turning into summer.

How long do leeks normally take to germinate outside?  I sowed mine 10 days ago: I think they must be growing in Australia ....

Inkadog

Rained hard here all night, but lightening up now. Planted dianthus, lobelia, and some pretty frilly red lettuce called Lollo Rossa. Off to do the weekly shop later.

sotongeoff

It is has been raining in Wales for 24 hours so we must consider ourselves lucky?

Pam knows about leeks- she answered a question earlier and might pop in-I have great faith so unless they have been washed away watch that space !

kate1123

Geoff did you go out in your speedos again?

Inkadog, how self sufficient is the island?

smallswan nothing is germinating, nature knew this was coming.

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sotongeoff

No-I ate something -and then a bit more

kate1123

Maltesers and allsorts?

sotongeoff

No condensed milk on a teaspoon then had some more -doesn't make me a bad person

How is footy?

Inkadog

Kate, the island is fairly self-sufficient--there are 2 grocery/liquor stores, a great veggie market, a pub, a class resort, harbours, two provincial parks [one of which runs a bus to the pub from the campground], and a farmers'market every Saturday. There is no bank, but several ATM machines. We have a library, school, and bookstore. I take the ferry to town every so often to stock up on meat, etc, and have a huge freezer. We have a medical center, but have been looking for a doctor for over a year- we have to make do with locums and a nurse practitioner. Dentist comes once a week.

kate1123

Maybe bad teeth

Penalties, sending offs, disallowed goals, all the fun of the fair.

Inkadog- no doctor, you must all keep an eye on your health, I have not been to a bank in years, what about a post office?