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Posted: 29/11/2015 at 09:17

Had a successful day in the woodworking shop - Mr C should have a bulging stocking on the big day.  First project is to line a room with bookshelves, library style .....but maybe some garden related ones will follow

Off to Wisley today - they have a craft fair on, plus I am hoping for inspiration in their GC for a present for a gardening Uncle.  Might have a sneaky peak round the gardens too - but then again I might get blown away.   Hold on to your hats out there folks looks like a rather blustery day (said Pooh)


Posted: 28/11/2015 at 23:09

Well done Panda - they look both festive AND scrummy

Thats enough shouting at the telly for me tonight ...time for some zzzzzz's


Posted: 28/11/2015 at 09:14

Beautiful morning here - but like others I think there is rain to come

So pleased your Mum is settled Liri - but sorry about your mammoth journey.  At least on a train you can take a good book with you to pass the time.

Hosta made me laugh with his tales of surfing in the hotel lobby (surfing of the wi-fi kind).  If we lose either of the Chicklets on holiday these days that is always the place they turn up.  Glad you are having a nice, relaxing, sunny time

Think we are off on a family shopping outing - Mr C seems to have conjured up a Christmas list. But most of it involves hammers, saws and other woodworking stuff which I am bound to get wrong if left to my own devices.

See you laters


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 18:03
Verdun wrote (see)

Chicky, get drainage holes done.  

But one day I might want to use it to churn milk


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 14:44

Hurrah that the bracelet is found


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 14:43

I don't have drainage holes in mine - I do as Dove suggested and sit a plastic plant pot in it so that it catches and sits on the rim - that way the bottom of the pot is about 2 foot away from any water that collects in the bottom of the churn.  I do empty it out regularly though, but more because I worry that water freezing in the base might split the churn

i used my usual cascade of lobelia this year, and have a few strands of ivy growing now.  


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 08:49

Morning all

just fed my Christmas cake, now its my turn  .....but maybe not with brandy at this hour

3 deer looking in at me this morning when I opened the curtains - Mr and his mini hareem - practically had their noses against the glass.


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 19:08

((hugs)) for Pdoc. You will be able to provide great support for your SiL - sometimes hospital speak needs a translator/interpreter.  Really hope Mrs Pdoc's bracelet turns up too - calling in the metal detectors sounds like a great idea.  I was very upset when I lost one of the earrings I wore on our wedding day .....still have the other one, but it doesn't get much wear (not trendy enough to pull off the odd earring look).  Keep reading, even if you're not up to posting ......we know you're there.

My favourite bit of the GW mag is from Mr T too ....but I always read it first.  Instant gratification in tune with modern society.  Hate phones at dinner tables too .....but did spend the day marvelling at how one tiny device could let me chat on here, chat for real, buy some Christmas pressies, show me how to get from Kings Cross to my meeting, play my music, while away some minutes with candy crush () take a couple of cheeky photos, and give me the address to write on the birthday card I needed to send.  In the old days I would have needed a suitcase to carry around everything I needed to accomplish that.  If only people could learn to put them away occasionally .....


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Posted: 26/11/2015 at 14:46
We cut ours down will be watching this thread with interest to check that we have done the right thing !!

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