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coppicing the hazels

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 23:03

Lovely scenes Nut. Amazing how it opens it up - have you got treasures there that might come up in the spring?

Share your amazement at that willow - obviously missed the gravity lessons when it was a young'un


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 22:47

Runny - what dreadful news.  Will be thinking of you all, and sending hugs and positive thoughts for a full recovery for your brave son.  Stay strong, and know we are all here for you.


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 19:11

That's such good news Panda - sounds like you've landed a good'un there.  As, of course, have they


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 18:49

Went to Shetland once on a work trip (I get all the glamourous assignments).  Stood at the top of a hill and the wind did actually blow me over ......trifle embarassing in my work togs, although I did have "sensible" shoes on.  The wind turbine I was stood next to was going great guns though.  I also had more difficulty understanding people there than I have ever done before or since ....subtitles needed for a soft southerner like me sounded like they were speaking Norwegian. However, great trip, and very friendly hosts (they smiled a lot, so I assumed what they were saying was friendly).

Glad the end is in sight Winter ....always good when you get to the point that the room looks better at the end of a task, than it did when you started.

Need to find a good woolly hat Fairy, complete with pom pom.  The pom pom makes all the difference to the tog rating

Glad work is still going well Panda.  And go Dove .....short tennis sounds great fun


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 10:24

Morning all - winds abated here now, but it was wild

Welcome back LilyP - great photo, and glad you had a good time catching up with family.  Hope mini LilyP was pleased to see you.

Rehab appt was great yesterday - after the final op he gets 2 exercise sessions a week for 6 weeks where they monitor his heart he can work his way back to full strength under supervision, so to speak lots of talks on diet, stress management and lifestyle stuff.  

Right, and must go and earn a crust

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 21:33

Just watched the Secret History (lots of competition for the TV from the jungle in this household) ......loved it.  Particularly liked the lamb bearing plant  ....wonder if Chilterns have that in their seed catalogue...... Might give the deer round here a bit of a shock


Posted: 17/11/2015 at 08:36

G'morning all

Just been perusing the weather forecasts (a bit of an obsession) .....seems like after Barney (these new names are silly) come the frosts I need to use that window of opportunity to get as much as I can into coldframe and GH.  A task for tomorrow.

today Mr C has an appointment with the rehab people - will be useful to get a handle on what he should and shouldn't be doing.

take care in the storms one and all ....


Posted: 16/11/2015 at 22:50

Great pics Runny the tree in No. 5.  Looks exactly how I imagined the Magic Faraway Tree to look


Posted: 16/11/2015 at 22:46

Oooo - I know the Cricketers - pass it if I take littlest Chicklet to college rather than making her get the train.  Next time I'll slow down and give its lawn a good looking at - I'm sure its not as good as it was in your day.  Great cycling country round there - love that bit of North Hampshire.....and its even better since noone else seems to really know its there


Posted: 16/11/2015 at 22:36

Local geography now duly improved  and you are absolutely right on the Sleaford front

Hubby is ok thanks - we are just a bit edgy after the chest pains/hospital dash at the weekend (well he is edgy, I am trying not to be, but not sure I will be getting too many Oscar nominations for my performance) .  Good news is that we heard today that the second op has been brought forward a week - so only 2 and a bit more weeks to wait.  Thinking positive thoughts, and hope we will be well on the road to recovery by the time you return with your golden tan

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