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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:

The lavenders are available here:

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


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).


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!!


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.


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!



Posted: 30/06/2014 at 13:32

The mums are both very talented and have lots of crafty tools so I'm sure they can be put to good use when not buying hats... providing they'll make what I want not what they want that is. Something our families are not especially great at. My ideas are normally declared not good enough and tossed to one side in favour of what they wanted to do in the first place. Fun fun fun!!

Perhaps I should have brought some more lavenders and had those as favours! Could you imagine how the church would have smelt with 100 or so lavender plants scattered around! (Anything to cover the smell of bat poo that it normally smells of).

A friend brought jelly beans from Costco and is having her favours as jam jars filled with jelly beans. Her wedding isn't til mid August and she filled the jars several weeks ago and I just hope they don't sweat or anything! I feel a little sorry for her parents whose house they once thought they were getting back when she moved out is now being filled up with wedding things! My cousin went for Webster biscuits as that was her new surname but by the time the guests got them they were a little too tipsy to realise and most of them had scoffed them with the coffees before realising they were special!

A trip to Gretna Green is a distinct possibility...

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