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Posted: 10/01/2016 at 19:56

Will do Fidget - but can I decline any special porridge in advance.  Next time we venture that way the weather should be better, so maybe we could arrange a garden meet - I am hankering after a Chatsworth visit


Posted: 10/01/2016 at 19:47

Back from our round trip to Nottingham - feeling a teensy bit flat.  Gave Fidget a wave as we swooped past

Ankle can now be walked on and is developing a kaleidoscope of colours.  Will rest it as much as possible (that means W&P Fairy .....not sure yet either). Think I will work from home tomorrow - its the left foot, and I don't think a clutch wiuld be too clever at this stage

Pasta for tea (soz KEF)


Posted: 10/01/2016 at 09:25

Dove - i did it about midnight last night, and icepacks were applied.  Not sure whether it was that or the shock, but I turned into a shivering wreck for a while.  Had a good nights sleep though - it only hurts when I put it down on the floor.

Flowers - might try that (if Chicklet leaves any room in the car - there seems to be a mountain of stuff returning with her.

KEF -  indeed.  Thank heavens for facetime !  I ignore my face and just concentrate on hers - its like having her in a little box in the house


Posted: 10/01/2016 at 09:09

Morning. We got the torrential rain too Clari

Guess which silly moo missed a tread coming down the stairs (no sherberts consumed) and ended up in a heap with a seriously painful ankle.  No swelling, and toes can be wiggled, but can't bear any weight.  OH has just found me an umbrella to use as an improvised walking stick.  Today's mission is to take Chicklet back to Nottingham - I am in the passenger seat, so the ankle will get an enforced day of rest.  What a clumsy muppet


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 15:09

I've got one of those floors too.  Stones tiles of indeterminate colour.  Gets a mop swish once a week, but the rest is building up a fine patina, that I'm sure interior designers would kill for

Quick cuppa, then the deccy packing begins - can't see our table at the moment

Panda - hope your new fitbit (other brands are available) isn't doing more harm than good


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 10:50
Liri - surreal indeed

So pleased to hear from you Hosta - sounds like fun being had - you don't need ((hugs)) ..... but they are there just in case (no sell by date )

Sat in a coffee shop whilst littlest Chicklet has a trial run/interview to work at a different coffee shop in town (i was banished from that one just in case i put her off). Hope she gets it - waitressing skills are always so useful as a back up ! Bit like bar work.

Then off to Guildford to return some of her unwanted purchases .... Then back home for a bit before evening taxi duties begin. Hope she appreciates me deep down


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 19:25

Sorry - didn't mean to alarm anyone either.  I would imagine the internet will be in meltdown for a while, so don't expect he will be able to communicate for a while.  Thinking of you muchly.


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 19:16

Oh my goodness.....just watching the news.  Hosta, please let us know you are both safe if you get the chance.


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 06:34

Morning all

Real change in the weather here - can't see out the window yet, but expecting frost - cars had iced over already when I ventured out about 10pm last night.  Will be good to get some proper winter temperatures - particularly if they come with some blue skies

Wonky - hope you get that tooth sorted soon - as others have said, other problems will be easier to cope with if you can get rid of the nagging pain.  DD - your OH comments made me smile too.  SA's are known for their directness, so maybe they wouldn't have noticed anything out of the ordinary!

Had a lovely day out with Chicklet yesterday.  Work beckons today ....but its nearly the weekend folks.

Help needed for a gardener wannabe!

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 08:55

Hi Liz - I'd second the advice of waiting to really find out what you've got there before making any decisions.  I'd also spend the next year peering over your neighbours walls (in the nicest possible way) to see what grows well for them.  You don't have to ape their style, but can use the plants that are good doers in your area in your own way.  Good luck - and let us know how you get on - we love a before/after story 

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