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Posted: 09/11/2015 at 07:25

Happy memories Dove. We've had a lovely sunrise here too ....sort of golden.

quick cuppa here and then take littlest Chicklet to the station.  Think I'll have my porridge when I get back.  Got the second Christmas pud to steam today ....always make two coz my brain is too fuddled to be able to divide the recipe in half ...... did I ever mention I have a maths degree

Top 3 plants

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 22:59

Delphiniums (not named ones, but they have got to be blue)

Rose constance spry

Rudbeckia indian summer - which is still flowering its socks off now year it'll be a different 3 .....thats why I love gardening


Camera Corner

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 21:52

 Don't tell Lynda


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 19:41
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Last Downton EVER to-night.

....Until the Christmas Special ..... So at least we know they can't do away with the whole cast tonight, or we will have noone to watch whilst we are slumping in a post turkey/pudding sort of stupor


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 17:30

Hi Liri - sounds like the move went well thanks to your meticulous planning.  I hope she settles in very quickly.  It must be difficult, but the peace of mind you get knowing that she is somewhere lovely where she will be well looked after is worth a lot.  A trip to Scotland sounds just the right change of scene for you.  Big ((hugs))


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 17:26

What did Ma and Pa Panda think of the pink hair

Mr C is improving a little bit every day, but is still pretty tired.  They said it could be 2 weeks before he recovers from the bits they did ...and we are now a week and a half.  However, he is not allowed to do much even when he has recovered, until we get part 2 done at beginning of December.  Netflix is getting quite a bashing.  Having said that he did some pottering outside today - cleared the GH of toms and cukes, and cut back the asparagus.  He took it all slowly, and felt better for being outside the mizzly drizzle


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 15:14

Glad you squeezed a walk in between the weather Fairy - can't have you going stir crazy this early in the season.

Guess who has planted all her bulbs. Some were last year's tulips which i have put out in rows in the veg garden - if any manage a flower they will be cut for the house.  Never tried that before - well, saying that, I attempted it last year, but the mice ate my carefully stored bulbs before I got them in the ground.  This year my storage was more cunning - and successful.

Also moved all my agapanthus pots into the GH - not coz its cold, but to keep them dry for the winter.  I seem to have acquired 3 wheelebarrow loads of them - no sure how that happened

Cuppa now, before picking up littlest Chicklet from the GC. Kitchen smells of Christmas


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 10:28

Sounds like a good night Lily

Rain has stopped here, so today is final bulb planting out day.  They are all going in beds where I can reach from the path, so sogginess should not be a problem.  I will report back smugly if I accomplish my mission

But first I must get the first pudding steaming, and the cake in the oven for its marathon bake. Mmmmm mmmmmmm


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 19:43

Solved the Christmas Pudding stirring problem - Chicklet "face-timed", I stirred, she wished .....sorted

I was on the phone to her earlier today, just as the heavens opened up there ......think it must have been the same cloudburst as Fidget was experiencing Funny to think that some (well actually most) of you are closer to her than I am

So, pudding mixture made, fruit soaking overnight, and the big steam and bake session scheduled for tomorrow.

Any scones left. They look yummy

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 10:46

Here's one ..... A stones throw away

 And I can't throw very far

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