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Posted: 25/08/2016 at 06:47


Big day for FiL today - he is moving in to a retirement flat.  Absolutely the right thing to do, but shutting the door on a house you have lived in for 60 years will be tough.  Mr C hasbeen down there helping out with boxes and sorting and generally calmingthe nerves.

Thunder and rain overnight has left us damp and muggy here, rather than refreshed.  But at least it watered the pots for me.

Hope stings have stopped smarting, hogs have been visiting again, paint has dried to an acceptable colour, clooties have been scoffed and sunbathing continued away from prying eyes


Posted: 24/08/2016 at 07:07

Great to hear from you DD - glad things are working out nicely.  Will be good when you know longer have to worry about the B&B - that day must be coming soon, right? 

Happy birthday to Fairylet for yesterday .....any cake left?

And happy anniversaries to Lesley and Ob .....thats an impressive number of years you've clocked up between you

Enjoying my first crop of Autumn raspberries on this morning's porridge .....yum yum yum


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:40

Escaped from my desk for a glorious hour in the sun ..... Not a cloud to be seen ......bliss


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 06:59

Favourite moments for me were Andy Murrays win (oh the tension) and Max Whitlocks golds .....just so unexpected.  But loved it all really


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 06:48

Morning Daisy. Bit early for football - although at least it was the real thing and not a computergame.  Won't be long before they're back at school

Shaping up to be a lovely day ....just been to open up the GH and my very first tomato is going red. At this rate I might even get a ripe one by September

Enjoy the sunshine peeps


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 07:02

Huge cuppa tea sounds very welcome Clari - yes please

Rainy night should have set the garden up well for the fine weather this week.  Shame I will be stuck in an office

Decided lots of things were in the wrong place during my weeding session yesterday, so now have a list of moves to make come the autumn.  The search for PPPs (perfect planting places) continues


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 09:30

Thanks for the warning Joyce - will add skin-so-soft to my packing list


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 09:14

Got up for Mo and the relay too. Magic stuff

Not looking too promising out there at the moment, but not raining or windy any more so will be heading out later to weed round some newly planted hydrangeas - they are doing well, but will do even better if their surroundings are cleaned up a bit.

Got our Russian visas successfully (wot a palaver that was), so all set for our long weekend in St Petersburg next excited


Posted: 20/08/2016 at 08:52


Calm before the storm here too

Littlest Chicklet is back to fighting form again so we all went out last night for a celebratory pizza Got home in time for the hockey penalty shoot out ......not at all like a football one was it.  Also remember Nick Skelton from the seventies ....he was a bit of a hearthrob (that expression on its own dates me)

Off to the opticians in a sec, then a quick trip into town for bits and pieces, then sewing some blackout lining into our curtains so that Mr C doesn't get woken by the dawn .....I quite like the dawn

Gardening will have to wait til tomorrow

Name that plant?

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 07:18

Could also be one of the tall lobelias.

Why not email the council - I'm sure they would be delighted to know their handiwork is being admired. Let us know if you get a positive ID.

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