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Posted: 19/02/2016 at 16:34

My first OH was bi-polar, but lovely in between the ups and downs, sounds a bit like DD's friend. He was a really good father, there for the children, who now have lovely memories. But when we were in our early days together and he couldn't sleep for depression a doctor prescribed sleeping tablets which turned out to be addictive. We moved into a new flat, OH was really uptight, took the tablets and still couldn't sleep. I got quite worried as he was being so weird so I called our new local doctor. He said "Oh, he's been taking drugs, I don't treat people like that" and marched off. But that was in the 70s. I hope it's better now. Anyway, OH tried very hard, I tried to help, so did our children and he became a successful dentist and a very good pianist. But he smoked a lot and died aged 53.


Posted: 19/02/2016 at 10:23

Daughter's offer on house has been accepted! They are signing the first contract next week.

I saw the article on the news about the tumble weed as well, it looks very fluffy and had filled someone's garage and front garden.

I think Edd's rant on the previous page was about Sutton Bank in North Yorkshire. It's between where my uncle and an old school friend live so I have driven up and down it several times, lovely views. But if it were in France there wouldn't be much fuss about it, there are many steeper roads in the various mountain ranges without so many warning signs. No caravans allowed on Sutton Bank, but lorries are allowed and they can cause traffic jams.


Help with design

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 23:40

What about a Malvern Hills rambling rose? It repeat flowers and is slightly scented. I have one, it doesn't grow as huge as some ramblers.


East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 23:35

Glad the weather was good, blue sky looks pretty.


Posted: 18/02/2016 at 23:12

Glad the snowdrop people had a good day.

I had a lovely lunch with daughter, think KEF asked where, it was at her house. Their house is rented, they have been house hunting, daughter took me to see the outside of a house that they've made an offer on, looked lovely.

Sorry Lyn's Dad is feeling so weak, he sounds a lovely person and Lyn is great the way she has looked after both her parents.


Posted: 18/02/2016 at 08:37

Morning all. Going to lunch with daughter & 2 grandchildren.

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 21:27

Have fun everyone. I hope I can join you for an outing one day.

Do I need a climber or a rambler?

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 18:43

Have a look at this page from David Austin roses. 4 repeat flowering ramblers. I have Malvern Hills and a friend of mine has Snow Goose, both lovely. There are 2 pink ones there too, I haven't got them but if they are like the other two they will be fine.


I've found it!

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 18:35

Well done B3, glad you found it.


Posted: 17/02/2016 at 16:32

The weather was awful here while we were away, wind and rain. The greengage tree that has been leaning has finally snapped. I'd made a bed around it. If I didn't feel so tired I'd start dealing with it. Feel like I'm wound up in a cobweb. Fell over going upstairs and now right middle finger is swollen and the knee that was already a bit arthritic hurts. Left middle finger was already swollen from arthritis.

Going to lunch with daughter tomorrow. OH says he'll deal with the tree, but there are 3 clematis winding through it.

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