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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Unhealthy rosemary

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 21:50

I rarely water my Rosemary, they like to be quite dry.


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 21:49

Sorry Verdun, I got the scones back to front for Devon and Cornwall! Wikipaedia says there should be butter as well! OH would rather have Dove's cheese scones.

I'm glad you are a happy Womble


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:36

DD, we have slept in quite a few B&Bs. They all have rules, often printed in the information book in the bedroom or in reception. Rules are - clients must be out of the house by 10.30am or 11am and must not come back before 4 - 5pm. In the Daily Telegraph book about running a B&B it says that clients must realise that B&B owners often have other part time jobs, at least they have to have spare time without clients for cleaning, shopping, cooking, gardening - therefore clients should go out sightseeing during the day. I have stayed in B&Bs that forbid the use of the pool before 5pm as they or their families want to use it.

A B&B is not a hotel. It is the owner's home.


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:31

Hello all. Back last night, later than expected, son and DIL couldn't find their cat who has to move house too and the new owners of their house have a dog. Cat found, 4 hour drive with DIL and 2 small GDs, bought pizzas from place down the road, daughter 1 here + 3 sons. Been to supermarket for more supplies, other daughter and son & 4 more GCs coming for w/e.

Have read back a bit. Glad Lily P's scan didn't show anything bad. Hope Panda's interview went better than she thought.

Regarding jam and cream - I thought that in Cornwall, where the clotted cream is very thick, that it's cream first then jam. In Devon it's jam first then cream. Those looked liked drop scones to me.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:13

My cut flower bed is now a mess as I haven't had time to deal with it. Also in July with temperatures in the 30s and being away 2 weeks with a non-gardener house sitter it suffered badly.

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:07


I hope you have a lovely day, Panda.



Posted: 17/08/2015 at 09:28

Morning all, can't stop, going to son soon and must pack. Won't have internet. Back on Wednesday.


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 19:54

I'm afraid I curse a bit at this time of year in France, always seem stuck behind a caravan or a camping car.

Yes Lesley, Taormina is where we are going in September


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 18:10

Ouch Wonky!  Gosh that must be sore.

Have been doing the dreaded HW.

Tomorrow I'm going to help son and look after 2 little granddaughters while they go and exchange contracts on their house. Then DIL, 2 little GDs and I are coming back here as notaire/solicitor has gone on hols so they can't move into new house for a week. Then rest of family are coming for the weekend as they want to see their brother's family. He lives about 4 hours from here and moving further away for new job. That will be 8 adults and 9 children and babies. Like at Christmas!


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 14:51

We stayed in a Travelodge in Windsor, really cheap and really comfy bed.

We are going back to Suffolk for a few days in September on our way back from Sicily. Not really the way back but we'll be flying from Sicily to Gatwick and we liked Suffolk so much in July. Well, actually it's Norfolk - Diss. We were very taken with Diss. It was a glorious sunny day then, maybe we'll see it in the rain next time!

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