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Camera Talk

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 20:35


Identify Hidcote beauty

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 20:16

I'm not sure about Scabious, I think it could be a Didiscus. Mine have leaves like that.


Posted: 20/08/2016 at 18:08

That's so sad.

I was just about to post about rain here but it now seems trivial. Anyway, we haven't had rain for weeks, everyone getting worried about drought and there was a forest fire not far from me. Really needed rain, but not on the day of my BBQ - today. So of course it rained! The rain had woken me up in the night but cleared up in the morning and everyone was sitting outside when the heavens opened! I had put extra tables in the dining room and the veranda so we all squashed indoors and everyone seemed very cheerful.

The dead lawn has greened up already!


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 19:54

My memory is too dodgy to even remember! Just been reading up on Wikipaedia. I'm 6 years older than Nick. One thing I did remember was that he broke his neck and recovered. He was almost crying when he got his medal.

Have been making salads and marinades. People keep ringing up and saying can they come or they can't come after all. I asked for people to let me know before I did the shopping. Was 32 last night, then 39, now 37.


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 19:10

You just beat me to it, Joyce! Hurray for Nick Skelton, brilliant round in the jump off, no one could catch him!

Plant or Weed?

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 15:35

Thank you for sending the photo Bill and Ben, nice to get a result. I plant mine next to earlier flowering plants. Real live gardens can't have all the plants out at the same time like in Flower Show show gardens.


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 09:50

Morning all.

That looks complicated, Pat.

Cooler today, just wish it would rain, but not tomorrow. Going to Norfolk on Thursday. Hopefully the flower border has been rained on there.

Marinating the meat for the BBQ today and making a start on the salads.


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 09:33

As Iwan Thomas, 400 metre runner, said - it depends whether you live up north or down south, he lives in Southampton.

I felt sorry for Gemili too, so close, I wish they'd announced a tie  for bronze.


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 21:10

Great moon pic FG. Hope you haven't overdone it with your rib.

Topbird I often have trouble sleeping when there is a full moon and some of my friends say the same thing.

Obelixx, I can squeeze them into the dining room and the Veranda if it rains and the table on the kitchen terrace has a roof over it.


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 21:01

I spend more on my dog than on a horse, living in France! They aren't shod, tough hooves, I have a friend who is a qualified foot trimmer, farmer next door sells me hay a quarter the price of English hay, rarely need the vet. They live out all year round, with rugs in winter. But I know that horse athletes cost a lot. Just don't want people to think I'm wealthy!

Hardly watched any Olympics today, been shopping and tidying up for my Charity BBQ on Saturday.

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