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Discount supermarkets

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 11:45

Barely awake would be more appropriate I think Lesley; my grammar is appalling! I do prefer to support local and independent where I can but that doesn't mean they're always the best and can't be beaten.

 

My local Homebase is slowly filling my garden with fruit and veg from their discount sin bin. Its not perhaps the most ideal place to shop from and I'm sure my local nursery if they could clear all the tat so you can even see the plants would much rather my money but I haven't got much of it to splash around and a bargain is a bargain! Even if it needs some TLC and water.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 11:35

You need more ice cream and rum on that throat OL. The ice cream will soothe the pain and line the stomach, the rum get rid of any nasties if its an infection.

Spent all evening yesterday cleaning a bouncy castle that belongs to the museum on the drive. Sponge brillo pads and Swargea gel to the rescue! I can assure you you really don't want to know how disgustingly dirty it was. Still more to do but we'll hopefully get that done tonight.

His family are coming over on Sunday. I really ought get the house cleaned and garden tidied up a bit more - I know grandma will be on the hunt for dust and weeds (of which we have plenty!)

Finding out on Friday about redundancies. I'm hoping to have heard about a few more jobs going by then!

Discount supermarkets

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 11:29

My local green grocer wont even give me a good morning! I'd sure like to beat a little politeness into him if we can't be anything else!

 

My local German supermarket store are really good with their plants - they last for ages on display. Not good for those of us hoping to grab a bargain!

Seed Exchange

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 11:26

No seeds available here yet although I shall be trying my best to contribute this year and next as I've had so much help from members setting up my first year in this garden.

Free Lavenders / Free Perennials

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 10:18

Joyce you don't have to get the magazine to get the offers. I get the magazine third hand but can still access the offers (like my "free" lavenders) by going here: http://www.gardenersworld.com/offers/

The lavenders are available here: http://www.thompson-morgan.com/gw714?utm_source=CurrentOffersPage&utm_medium=offline&utm_campaign=Current%20offers%20page%20TM%20lavenders%20July%202014

(Had I not be able to loose my job I'd be buying a few hundred to grow as favours for the wedding!)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 10:05

Morning all. Another bright and sunny day wasted in the office. I'll find out on Friday if I'm to be made redundant or not. I just hope that gives the job I want enough time to see if they can afford me.

Truth be told I can't wait to get off this sinking ship! The atmosphere in here is awful.

Talkback: Harvesting garlic

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 21:16

Thanks both. I don't think I'll be allowed to have them on display so will find them a little cardboard box to sit in the cupboard (can't have them loose you know full well they'll tumble out at a moments chance).

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 16:50

Oh I hope so Bekkie. I've a fantastic opportunity that *could* be presented to me but funding is a problem so it may not happen. I know I'm capable of it, I know that I could make it so much more than *awesome* with a big spoonful of *hell yeah*.

Anyway I find out on Friday if I'm out so the weather had better be good for the weekend!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 15:10

Well the colour will be blue (since its our favourite colour). All other plans however will now be on hold as the bosses have just made three people redundant and we're waiting to see who is next.

Not amusing that all three of those wages for a year are less than the new machine they brought earlier this year that sits in the car park unused.

Tonight I shall be sending my CV to agencies and the lot. I haven't been here long enough to benefit from redundancy money so I'm jumping ship before we sink completely. A job in Tesco will do me until I can sort out changing my career.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 13:36

Lesley - I think I'll buy a hedgehog house. OH has too many projects on his list that aren't progressing as it is and he'd never let me use his tools!

As for vehicles. Well I do volunteer at The National Emergency Services Museum and have friends who own a variety of steam rollers, tractors, and classic cars, so if nothing else the car park will look amazing!

Two daughters getting married so close together? Sounds like madness I am already fed up of a friend going on about their plans I can't even imagine what it would be like with two daughters both getting stressed out!

 

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