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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

Autumn in Luxembourg

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 10:12

Great photos, love the misty morning one. Cheered up a dreary Surrey morning for me


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 10:09

 morning. One night out and I sleep for England

However, a peek out the curtains tells me I'm not missing much gardening time - rain and winds howling round.  Bought my Christmas cake and pudding ingredients yesterday so the kitchen is going to be full of yummy smells this weekend.  Going to be strange not having Chicklet around to stir the pudding and make her wish you think I'm allowed to wish twice?  Its definitely a 4 wish mix.

Hope you enjoy Kinky Boots Hosta - one of the friends I was out with last night is going today too - so say hello

hope the hair-dos survive the gales in Norwich - have a fun day


Posted: 06/11/2015 at 08:50

Morning all

Thanks for your thoughts Wonky (and all you other lovely peeps) ....Mr C is improving in leaps and bounds.  Back behind the wheel of a car, and gradually extending our lunchtime walks .....not quite Fairy level yet, as we have to keep on the flat and are restricted to 30 mins, but nevertheless progressing.  Most importantly he has his spirits back ......which makes me very happy too

Loved autumnwatch this year ....will miss having something good to watch on the telly now.

Off out for a meal with friends tonight, leaving littlest Chicklet in charge (I'm not going far) ..... will be nice to get out for a bit.

Enjoy Friday, one and all

Pumpkin varieties

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 08:38

Sorry David - just been to check and it is an empty packet

Snoodle - looking forward to next years pics

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