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Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:23

Happy Birthday Great Aunt Sylvia ...thats quite a milestone

Hope KEF's heating gets sorted, and that you have a fabulous weekend with your friends.

Cold here, but no white stuff - not even a frost.  About to take littlest Chicklet for a shopping day out ....poor thing has had quite a time of it recently, being in and amongst all our latest dramas (she knows the 999 drill much too well for a 16 year old) a girlie day out is required.

Hope Runny's son is making progress - he sounds a real character to have kept his sense of humour in spite of the ordeal ......fingers still very crossed.

and only 1 more sleep Hosta

Saying goodbye

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:07

Sad to see a friend go, but what a lot of light has been let in - even at this time of year.  Its like having a whole new garden to play with

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 08:38

Wow - thats some commitment. I moan when I have to dig up 3 cannas


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 08:34


Hope the tree felling goes well Dove.  We have had to have large trees taken down here before ....I spend the next few weeks feeling like the sky is about to fall in when I go outside ......its a strange sensation that makes you want to duck or put your arms over your head.  But new planting possibilities with new conditions are exciting indeed.

Nearly there Wsong .....remember "it'll be lovely when its finished"

How many more sleeps Hosta

Am required at the mines this afternoon - best see if I can find some suitable attire.  Haven't worn heels for weeks


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 09:05

Morning Pdoc, Dove and anyone else still around (DD will have disappeared in a puff of smoke by now)

Hope today brings better news for Runny ((hugs))

Having my hair quaffed at lunchtime (that's a Wsong-ism, but I loved it), and must find time amongst the showers to get the last of my plants in the cold frame, but other than that it is a day chained to a computer screen, thinking deep and innovative thoughts.  Best get a wiggle on ....(does that count as deep and innovative)

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 23:08

How lovely Fidget (and I recognise that copper jug).  Not sure I am qualified to answer the question, on account of being small, yellow and fluffy, but those wings look just the right proportion to me.  i'm sure a Fairygirl will be around soon to give a more informed opinion

coppicing the hazels

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 23:03

Lovely scenes Nut. Amazing how it opens it up - have you got treasures there that might come up in the spring?

Share your amazement at that willow - obviously missed the gravity lessons when it was a young'un


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 22:47

Runny - what dreadful news.  Will be thinking of you all, and sending hugs and positive thoughts for a full recovery for your brave son.  Stay strong, and know we are all here for you.


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 19:11

That's such good news Panda - sounds like you've landed a good'un there.  As, of course, have they


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 18:49

Went to Shetland once on a work trip (I get all the glamourous assignments).  Stood at the top of a hill and the wind did actually blow me over ......trifle embarassing in my work togs, although I did have "sensible" shoes on.  The wind turbine I was stood next to was going great guns though.  I also had more difficulty understanding people there than I have ever done before or since ....subtitles needed for a soft southerner like me sounded like they were speaking Norwegian. However, great trip, and very friendly hosts (they smiled a lot, so I assumed what they were saying was friendly).

Glad the end is in sight Winter ....always good when you get to the point that the room looks better at the end of a task, than it did when you started.

Need to find a good woolly hat Fairy, complete with pom pom.  The pom pom makes all the difference to the tog rating

Glad work is still going well Panda.  And go Dove .....short tennis sounds great fun

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