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Posted: 26/04/2016 at 10:34

'Turra Market for tae fee......'

Old slogan used on dentist's stationery:

'Turriff Smiles Better'

...and occasionally the local  rag will have 'Shop in Turriff, it's Turriffic' plastered across it's advertising pages

Can someone help me identify what kind of mint this is?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 10:25

It's not doing us any favours, either, Lezahennaid! 

Do let us know when you discover it's true identity.  You could take it back to the store where you bought it and ask the lady who sold it to you if she can identify it more specifically for you.  She might be able to help.


Posted: 26/04/2016 at 10:21

Fit like, loon?  Chavvin awa'?


Posted: 26/04/2016 at 10:12

  Oh I know Turriff pretty well, Joyce21!  When we moved to Aberdeenshire aeons back, I couldn't understand a word anyone was saying!  It took me years before I felt able to enter into a conversation with the locals  and even now there are occasions when I have to fake deafness and ask them to repeat themselves...

Baffled By Competitions!

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 10:08

Yep, agreed, Singing Gardener!  I never opt in, never tick the box.  Maybe that's one of the reasons I never win anything!

Heliotrope Pet danger

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 09:56

How very sad.  Thanks for posting this, Dave, I'm sure a lot of dog-owners will be interested.


Posted: 26/04/2016 at 09:49

Up here in 'Doricland' we have quines and loons ( lasses and lads ). Old biddies like me are referred to as 'wifies', or 'auld wifies'

We had workmen in to fix something recently, and one of them kept referring to me as 'mate'  I could feel my blood pressure going through the roof.  But even that was marginally better than 'dear', made me feel like one of the lads

Speaking of which....what do the men on here think of being endlessly referred to as 'boys' on some television programmes?  House renovation programmes are amongst the worst offenders.  It annoys the hell out of me, but I'm a gal, so not qualified to comment, really!

Mine's a large G&T, Hostafan1

Help with ideas

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 09:26

I like the 'B' option best, but wonder if the stepping stones over the lawn need to go from the bird bath to the other corner where you are siting an arch beside the neighbours fence? 

You have a small gravel path leading from the swing bench which seems to go straight onto the lawn....could you re-site the stepping stones to lead from this west-facing bench and gravel path to the flight of steps which seem to go to the house door?

Nice plans, though!  Best of luck with it!  Post us some pics when it's done, I'm sure people would love to see it.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 08:30

Woken by hailstones battering against the windows at 7 this morning.  Dark, gloomy.  Had two short snow flurries in past hour and a half.  Cold.  No gardening for me today, then   Or possibly no gardening all week, forecast is rubbish.

Baffled By Competitions!

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 07:12

,,,and you, Mobow!

And thanks to the GW Team!

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