Busy-Lizzie


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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 09:42

Drizzling. Glad we brought most of the furniture and cushions in after our bathroom flood. Had put them out to dry over the weekend.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 09:39

I enjoyed it and I think the right one went.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 09:20

Morning all.


We had a disaster in the early hours of Saturday. I got up for the loo at 4am and the electricity was off, then I heard a noise like torrential rain. Water was pouring from a bathroom upstairs through the wooden ceiling into the family room below. I turned off the mains tap, then, as it was dark and night time, I turned to go back upstairs to bed. My leg shot out behind me on the wet tiles and I fell heavily onto the wooden staircase. Very sore ribs, must have twisted them because later I found a big bruise above my hip. Couldn't lie down, too sore, had to sleep sitting up.


I rang the insurance in the morning, they were shut for the weekend, but their emergency service sent a plumber in the afternoon. A flexible pipe under the wash basin had burst, badly fitted over 20 years ago, before we were here, causing a weak spot. The electricity is OK now, it had turned off because water got into a socket board.


We spent Saturday mopping up and putting furniture into the garden, luckily it was a lovely day. A friend came to help, she was great. She used my carpet shampooer to suck up water from the carpets, there was buckets and buckets. I was too sore to use the machine on Saturday. Some of the furniture is badly stained from water going through the dark stained wooden ceiling.


I've rung the insurance this morning. They said an assessor must come, but it wouldn't be this week. That seems a long delay to me. Insurance man said I must arrange for someone to come to dry it out, but I don't know of anyone round here. He's looking into it and will ring back later.

Last edited: 09 October 2017 09:21:55

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 08/10/2017 at 22:39

Friday morning it was 0° but no frost, then a lovely day. Saturday morning was 1° then sun. This morning was warmer but quite a cloudy day.

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 08/10/2017 at 17:17

Those are both so different and both are lovely. Like the contrast of light and dark in Fairy's and the pretty colours of Joyce's.

Hardening off question

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 22:43

Thanks for the update, glad they look happy.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 17:39

Thanks for the recipes, Obelixx. Will be good for my veggie sister when she comes to stay. OH liked my herby flatbreads.

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 15:56

Thanks. I only put them together because I didn't want to throw them away.

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 14:29


This isn't an planned arrangement and it's not in a jam jar, but I'm posting it anyway. I broke the Salvia Amistad when weeding and the ageratum, self seeded, was growing among the petunias in a trough that I was replanting with pansies.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 14:00

Obelixx said "I'm a 60's music child and found the 70s, 80s and 90s to be dire by comparison with one or two exceptions. " - Same here.


Haven't done weeding yet. OH bought some gram flour (chickpea), never used it before so have tried a couple of recipes for herby flatbreads. OK, but not totally inspiring. The one grilled with grated cheese on wasn't bad but I'm on a diet. Changed sheets and hung out washing.

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