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Posted: 23/01/2016 at 16:21

Ooo yes please to pix Tbird. Sounds amazing

Littlest Chicklet enjoyed the new job (sadly, no cake, maybe next week), and finishes at the GC tomorrow.  No more weekly trips of temptation for me.  Will just have to resist the lure of seriously good coffee instead.


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 15:12

Just checked - it was the PowderMills hotel in Battle.  We also went to Sarah Ravens, but that was because we picked the weekend  coincide with one of her open days (she has about 4 a year, so you might be lucky).


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 15:06

Yvie - I would second Lizzies recommendations of Pashley and Merriments.  Visited them at the end of September, but sure they would be just as gorgeous in May.  We stayed in a lovely hotel called something to do with Gunpowder ....possibly Powder Mill - will look it up if you like.  It was reasonable, and beautiful and full of character too.  If you get a chance to visit Marchant's Hardy plants, I can guarantee you will fill all available space in your boot.  We had the most fantastic weekend ....I am well jell

Back from my walk - ankle held up well, except on the rough stony bits (ouch).  mr Chicky's rehab is obviously working - he is back to striding well ahead of me.  Never did I think the cry of "Come on Chick, keep up" would make me soooooo happy


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 07:46

Morning all

Earlier than a normal weekend for me - littlest Chicklet got the coffeeshop job and starts today - just about to drop her off.

Then having my eyes tested, and then might head out for a walk, as the ankle is almost completely healed now. 

Birds are tweeting away wildly out there ....I'm normally either too early or too late for the dawn chorus at this time of year.....its nice to hear


Posted: 22/01/2016 at 06:56

Morning folks

Glad I'm on this side of the Atlantic, rather than sitting waiting for a blizzard to arrive

One more day til the weekend

Hope the doctor can help you out Pat - sounds as if you're going through the mill again

BBC looking for new Gardeners World presenter

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 06:38

I think it will be a new face - hence the advert.  If they wanted to bring in someone we already know from the TV/radio, they would just approach them directly. 

Could be quite exciting


Posted: 21/01/2016 at 06:33

Morning all

Frosty out there again, but last one for a while here.  Drive to work yesterday was beautiful with all the white trees.  Windsor Great Park even had some light swirly mists to go with it ....very striking.  Even my (yet to be tidied) borders looked a picture with a hoar frost on them.  Forecast much warmer for the weekend, so might make a start on said tidying.

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 19:05

Amazing photos


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Posted: 20/01/2016 at 07:14

Hosta ....suggest you get a puppy

Ginger it is in future, my mental picture of aliens will include flowery bowers and watering cans

Off to work now good whilst I'm away

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