- Living in Yorkshire & learning the joys of gardening with a broken back.If I can't eat it, the bees can't use it.., its not the plant for me!
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Today at 17:58
sounds alright to me, Clari. . Raining here, and I've just lit the fireSee original post
Apparently we're saving the new log fire for the first frost. Which will be a lovely treat but I haven't been able do any washing all week as it's so wet out and since I was at work last weekend the knicker drawer is in danger of *those* pants coming out!
A gentle fire would do wonders for the back log in the washing basket.
Today at 17:29
His lordship is out for the night, the dog is spark asleep, and the weather is too damp to potter in the garden.
Cuddling with a blanket and hunting a good book it is! :)
Today at 07:48
Nanny! I heard about that report on the radio yesterday afternoon (meant to comment here but forgot). It wouldn't surprise me the white lies people tell but 1 in 6 seemed a lot! *looks suspiciously around the forum*
For years I've tried to grow sun flowers. Never succeeded. Gave seeds from the same packet to children groups and activities and received pictures of monsters up the side of houses! Now I wonder
Coincidentally this year I spotted three sun flower seed weeds in the lawn under the bird feeder. I've left them and they're doing great. The ones I lovingly planted... No show.
Today at 07:43
My tomatoes this year are... not sufficient in quantity to make it back to the kitchen . My strawberries... likewise (except my alpine strawberries which taste absolutely awful this year for some reason).
The plum and pear tree are looking good and the blackberries are nearly ripe too.
Yesterday at 18:22
Running on empty at the moment. I think tomorrow will be loud music on in the office as I'm home alone and many many mugs of tea.
His lordship is out on Saturday; I think a duvet day with the dog is in order.
Yesterday at 06:44
That sounds a lovely few days away Pat.
2 days ago at 11:43
2 days ago at 08:05
Nanny: a bit late for it now but my veins aren't the best to find. The nurse told me to drink as much water as I possibly could the day before the test and especially a few hours before. Dehydration she said always made her job worse.
It seems to work for me; though I sometimes think it's the high blood pressure from being bursting to pee having sat in the waiting room so long never daring to leave in case you miss your slot!
Poor OH is now REALLY suffering with the sniffles; he pulled a muscle in his back sneezing! Poor devil had to have me help him get dressed he can barely bend at all. Good job his new fancy car practically drives itself.
He's homemade mango sorbet (new recipe; hope iys okay!) in the freezer to soothe his throat and I'll nip out and get some rum after work to soothe his back.
I'd best get to work before the rain starts. My aching bits are aching so they seem to know it's not going to be a great day.
2 days ago at 06:56
Last night we decided to have an early night, and that the dog wasn't to sleep in our room.
Let's us say that every passing cat and security alarm fated us (by that read me) to many trips out of bed to soothe a most rattled little dog until I gave in at 01:30 and let him on the bed.
Many cups of tea will be required.
Last edited: 26 July 2017 06:56:36
3 days ago at 18:43
G &T sounds most deserved Dove!
3 days ago at 18:40
You don't happen to have a dog do you?
3 days ago at 16:51
Clari are you on holiday? Did you decide to get Reggie a playmate?See original post
Hey Lily! No holidays here (I don't work on a Monday). We havent gotten Reggie a playmate yet. I keep seeing some beautiful dogs out there but I think OH has cooled to the idea.
Dove & Nanny; the ear is pain free! Unless I sneeze but for a torn ear drum that's probably not so bad. I'm on week two of the antibiotics so hopefully all the nasties have gone.
Nanny; I'm in Yorkshire but last night while not cold just felt... grim and damp. I find a hot water bottle really soothing.
I **must** go shopping tonight.
3 days ago at 06:42
Morning all when you wake. It sounds as though you're feeling the heat over there. Not here I'm afraid.
Lots of chat to read through, but I feel as though I know everyone well enough to enjoy reading about your adventures.See original post
I went to bed with a hot water bottle last night Pat!
Other half was up late watching videos via his phone on the television (on a Chrome Cast) I left him too it when he started watching home made videos of someone draining gearbox oil. You Tube is full of odd things!
As a result he's now still fast asleep; I'm tempted to lean over and drink the mug of tea I brought him while it's still warm.
Hopefully it won't rain today so I can get the lawn cut: things are starting to look a little too scruffy.
3 days ago at 06:38
Did a friend bring them? Relative? Wormhole from space? I have quite bad memory issues but usually it means waking up to sweets etc that I don't remember buyingSee original post
I don't get many visitors bearing vegetables and my partner insists he didn't get them.
I'm thinking work hole from space would explain why merely a day or two after going shopping there never seems to be anything to eat.
3 days ago at 23:12
......and a suspicious pack of peppers.See original post
So Clarington ....I take that to mean that you are not so sure about the sell by date (SBD from henceforth ).....this has to be the most contentious freaking subject I have with my wife and Russian relatives.....I swear to god....my MIL used a pack of Tesco sultanas with a SBD of March 2002See original post
Oh no; sell by / use by / best before... everything in my house is based on the "sniff test". I tend to use those dates as guidelines.
The Peppers however; I don't remember buying them. Now yes I admit I am the one with memory issues but peppers don't usually just appear in the fridge do they? I've even checked my receipts.
3 days ago at 23:08
Could you make a blackberry sauce to go with the duck, (mind you, all these poor ducks tottering about without legs!)See original post
Funny you right that; I did! With the last of last year's frozen ones yo make space for this year's harvest! :)
3 days ago at 19:43
I quite like sandwiches sometimes! I really enjoy a simple beans on toast every so often but other half doesn't consider that a meal.
It's roasted duck legs and an assortment of vegetables from the freezer here tonight. Must go shopping tomorrow else all we'll have is blackberries from the garden and a suspicious pack of peppers.
3 days ago at 19:40
Oh Nanny it does seem to be raining hard on your daughter. We had awful estate agents in our first house together but the landlady was quick to realise where the problem lay and ditched them when they tried to withhold three months of HER MONEY that she needed for the mortgage because of a fault we had complained about (and then fixed ourselves) that they
a) hadn't told her about
b) hadn't fixed even though they had a maintenance contract with her.
I hope grandson improves soon :(
24 Jul 2017 17:27
Clarington ....does Reggie ....rub his ears into any carpet or fabric after his bath ....I can't imagine not being able to poke my finger in there to get any moisture outSee original post
Dachalover; he has a good toweling down and he shakes himself down which I think is good for getting the moisture out!
24 Jul 2017 15:15
That is beautiful Cheyngel!
Ob; how neat your patchworking is.
The hound and I are resting on the sofa: he's done his traditional post bath eat ALL THE THINGS and I'm just watching for his food to defrost a little more so I can prepare it all up for him.