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Posted: 01/01/2016 at 10:49


Few fireworks here - we stood outside and watched them in lieu of partying - but what a gorgeous, crystal clear, starry night it was .  Could make out the rest of Orion, to go with his belt, which is normally the only bit I can recognise.  Also finished the Christmas jigsaw .....very satisfying

Planning another walk today (guess who got new walking boots for Christmas) then a meal out in the New Forest with Mr C's folks tonight.

Enjoy the first day of the New Year everyone ....start as you mean to go on

Happy New Year Everyone

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 22:49

Happy New Year to all of you - hope its fun filled and healthy for everyone

New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 10:22

Will be a pretty long and unusual list for me this year - this winter is certainly a rum 'un

Summer house discussion

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 10:16

Nut - that is fantastic - what a talented Mr Nut

Love yours too Glilly - beautifully done out. you have got me thinking ....where could I find a space ......


Forget the winter, wot you gettin?

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 09:54

I have a wish list thats as long as my arm, but most are waiting for PPPs (perfect planting places - pinching lingo from Wsong) before I take the plunge.

However, there is just the right space for an acer sango-kaku in a bed we see all winter, so I think its coral stems will be perfect.  Had some garden tokens for Christmas, so might make a GC trip soon

your new purchases sound like they will make a stunning combination NGLS


Posted: 31/12/2015 at 09:37

Morning all. I'm back from a lovely family Christmas, and then a quiet few days spent going for long walks, reading books, catching up on Christmas TV (thought AC was fantastic) and generally chillin' .  Its been bliss.  Also had a trip to London to see WarHorse before it closes its doors glad we we went.  I blubbed at a puppet .....thats a new one, even for me

Not a fan of New Years Eve - always sad to say goodbye to another year.  i think it was Hosta that pointed out that midnight comes and goes without fanfare or poignancy every day.

Rain has cleared here, for one day only, so will get out and stretch our legs somewhere today.

Happy hols Hosta, great to see you Pdoc, and hope others are doing well, or conquering lurgies.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 19:03

Me too......((hugs))


Posted: 26/12/2015 at 11:09

Snap Fidget. 8 arriving (plus 2woofers) to add to the 6 here already.  Place is hoovered, bubble and squeak prepared, wine ready to be least some of my puddings might get eaten.  Unlike other parts of the country, it has stopped raining here, so hoping that a boxing day tramp through the mud will be possible.

busy, busy, busy ...but fun sort of busy


Posted: 25/12/2015 at 09:46

Hooray - the oven timer worked  So turkey is merrily cooking whilst I have a lie-in to compensate for my wanderings in the small wee hours

Good morning to those already here, and in advance for those yet to arrive.  Hope you all enjoy whatever you have planned.  SYL peeps



Posted: 25/12/2015 at 04:03
I like her style Edd

Think Santa might have just visited here .... He made a right racket and now I can't get back to sleep

Have a very merry christmas you wonderful lot .....and thanks for all your support and friendship .. especially over the last few months. This really is a special site

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