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Posted: 03/12/2015 at 12:20

Well that's one parcel arrived (thank goodness as its a birthday present for this weekend) and I've ordered a few Christmas gifts which is going to mean many many trips to the Post Office to collect parcels (wouldn't it be nice that when you ordered things you could specify a day for delivery? I would happily say to everyone on the street "hey order all your parcels to be delivered on Wednesday as I'm in all day then and I'll sign for them all and we're sorted").

Can you remember about five weeks ago I mentioned the noise of haemorrhaging water running through the pipes at home? Every week I've had a phone call from Yorkshire Water letting me know that the engineer hasn't been able to visit this week due to the high work loads. I know (well am 99% confident) the water isn't leaking on my property but aside from the fact that a neighbours house might be about to float away I am rather entertained they advertise how they're trying to reduce water waste... 

We've cut our leakage levels by around 50% since 1995, but we still plan to reduce it by another 10 million litres a day by 2020.


... I hope they respond to other leaks faster than they are attending to this leak!


Anyone fancy a cup of tea? Despite the heating being on the house feels so cold (damp clothes drying: one day I will get that tumble dryer I was promised three years ago) I must be keeping PG Tips in business!


PAT: If you want a giggle! We have our dogs Christmas stocking hanging up (hand made) and my advent calendar stockings hanging up. Only trouble is that my partner who brought me the calendar stockings hasn't actually filled them!! So in my house all our decorations are just... socks. Its not feeling very festive (I don't like the decorations going up too early, too much to dust).

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:47

B3 I've been gardening a few years now (I'm just bad at updating my profile oops!) and am slowly exploring the delights gardens and plants have to give my belly and my soul.

Still lots to learn!

Fascinating discovery

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:45


Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:37

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.


Posted: 03/12/2015 at 07:55

Pat - I rarely get notifications anymore!

Morning all. I have a day off!! An ENTIRE DAY OFF!

Annnd I'm spending it waiting for deliveries.


Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 07:50

For me it has to be " any plant that's not useful!" I have very specific requirements for plants in my garden (in this order)

  • Can I eat it
  • Do the bees like it
  • Will wildlife eat it / use it for bedding / shelter / generally make use of it

I don't have much space and it pains me to wander through my mothers garden to see all this space wasted with looking pretty when it could look pretty AND fill my belly!


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 08:02

Fairy, just over a week so no need to worry yet. But coughs are annoying! You enjoy the syrups?? I have to take them by the sink because I gag and want to throw up! They make me feel unwell just thinking about them. Ugggghhhhhh.

Wandered around the garden: oh dear the winds are not being gentle on it!


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 07:22

Gosh what an interesting conversation from a cough! I have unusually low blood sugars (its been monitored, and I used to test myself when I felt unwell but now tend to recognise what is happening so gave my kit to my then newly diabetic mother to help her learn her body) the gp wasn't sure why (didn't seem overly concerned once the initial interest wore off) but it does mean I tend to be careful when taking anything that can upset the balance. 

If I can make it to the supermarket before my meeting I'll try and get your cough cures though: this is making my ribs hurt!

Right; time to get t' kettle on.


Posted: 01/12/2015 at 22:08

Evening all. Well it appears I'm working tomorrow now. These holidays are hard work!  


Does anyone have a cure for a dry tickly cough? Its hanging on from a cold and refuses to shift: its getting most annoying! 


Posted: 30/11/2015 at 22:48

I'm 5ft 9 and starting to feel like a giant here!


Sweet dreams all. Brain alas very aware so baffling it with plans rather than let it sit and stew on certain thoughts.

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long handled tree loppers

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Incorporating Pet Friendly Ideas

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Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

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When is it ready to harvest? 
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Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

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loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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Dig For Victory

Museum Event - support needed 
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KEF & her juicy bits

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Stacey & her chilli bits

How is everyone else getting on? 
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