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Posted: 14/06/2016 at 13:32

I'm not going BUT there is a man from her local garden centre going who has been instructed (by mother) with a list of plants I want so I shall be keeping my fingers crossed!


Posted: 14/06/2016 at 06:58

Current status.


Posted: 14/06/2016 at 06:55

Morning all! Lots of rain overnight; looked out of the window and I fear the grass must have grown several inches overnight.


Posted: 13/06/2016 at 19:53

Sorry to hear Hazel.

Only 9 people turned up today so very poor considering when I did a talk for them we must have had over 40. I feel so sorry for the organiser this must happen so often for her and I know she worked hard and she only books where they agree they want to go.

Still they certainly got exclusive access to the building! Poor other half has a huge tub of biscuits to take to work tomorrow less they be wasted. That'll teach me to get the pretty plates and and try to impress with my hostess skills.

Got home to find Reggie has been rather unwell again; I just hope he recovers for the weekend else I'm not sure what he'll do. I can't believe we adopted a hound with as complex a stomach as my own. I was hoping to avoid this stress by not having children! But I'm sure he's so spoilt I'm more stressed than had it been a child that was ill.

Rain is coming down HARD now. Pond is full and the pots are floating off. 

Hope you feel better everyone.


Posted: 13/06/2016 at 09:07

Oooh Pauper I like your style!! I've just brought an ice cube tray that makes diamond shaped ice cubes that I'll sneak in the freezer somehow for drinks at the garden party.


Posted: 13/06/2016 at 08:59

Hosta; was it good quality sleep??

Chicky: it's grandparents diamond wedding anniversary and a weekend of celebrating. All the family are going to a garden party on the Sunday so I hope this rain does its job of making everything look it's best. 

I can't think of what to get them though; it has to be linked to diamonds AND funny. Unfortunately I blurted out Diamond dishwasher tablets so his lordships mother has stolen that idea.

Any suggestions?


Posted: 13/06/2016 at 06:56

HRH looks very settled!

DD I'm glad your evenwent well. NOW RELAX AND REST!

It's my day off today; his lordship has given me a chore list and then I'm off to work to open the museum for a VIP visit. Oh and I've got to do session two of couch to 5k this evening too.


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 18:12

Evening all. I have roast lamb (with rosemary & garlic, cheesy cauliflower, roast potatoes, and Yorkshire pudding) cooking for us and chicken with mixed vegetable roasting for the hound.

I hope his lordship doesn't expect to eat this well everyday I've a smart frock I need to fit into on Saturday! 

The hound... well he DOES eat this well everyday! 

Newly,planted seeds

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 18:00

I found bamboo sticks (the ones you use when bbq'ing) thrust into the bare soil and jaunty angles works well to keep animals from digging the area.

First proper harvest 2016

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 08:45

Well that does look good! 

I like the idea of recipe section of the forum! I'm always wondering what to do.

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