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Posted: 09/03/2015 at 19:56

Well the Reggie assessor hasn't been able to come today as she's unwell: Reggie must think its his birthday he's had grilled fish and rice for supper as what was meant to be a treat for having strangers in the house. At least we're a laid back household!

I'm sat here having grilled chicken and salad thinking he got the better deal! 

Wintersong: I'm sure you'll get the hang of gardening design soon. I'm loosing count of the number of times I've changed my mind on how HALF of the garden is going to be (the other half I daren't even think about!)

Runnybeak: I get to drive the ambulances too, and the police cars! I used to drive modern ambulances for St John but only when they were breaking down and needed a little TLC to get them too / from an event. It was a long standing joke that my first aid kit contained more car parts than bandages.

Mrs G: I'll see what I can do about the cleaning bomb. I'm rapidly loosing motivation with cleaning this house as its all in a state of "one day we will decorate this room but in the mean time His Lordship will rip out a part of it and wander off". I'm wondering about just hacking the plaster off one day when he's at work. What's the worst that can happen? (Seriously - what is the worst before I do it!!)

Just look at this seed head

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 16:26
Oh wow!

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 16:23
Well I wasn't expecting to learn about how worms reproduce today. Thanks Edd!!

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 14:39

 Here we go Edd. Soil from the bottom layer of my wormery.

 And from layer two (there are only three layers). The white mass I'm hoping comes out in the photograph was a huge ball of what I'm hoping was babies worms!


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 14:29

Hurrah! One photo of Reggie complete with the neighbours dog that free roams the street. Fortunately she's quite friendly


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 14:28

Runnybeak: the fire engine that we use the most is just over 10 metres long x 2.5 metres wide x 3.3 metres tall and weighs about 14 tonnes. Not the biggest of the fleet as you can imagine but still makes her size known when you're squeezing passed parked cars.

Matty: His original owners were moving back to their home country and presumably having Reggie (and his friend) put down must have seemed the easiest option. Thank goodness the nurse at the vets knew better than to let it happen!

Glad to hear things are looking up for you Matty. Here's hoping we get to see many more positive hospital / garden centre trips

Edd: Thanks! I think it worked! (Well I'll find out when I click submit...)



Posted: 09/03/2015 at 13:30

I've not actually watched it yet Verdun! Nor have I recorded it so thank goodness for that joys of Iplayer. I am (like most television programmes) usually late to the party so will no doubt catch up later. (This is where I made the joke about how I'm only early to a party when I'm driving the fire engine and that's because I get nervous I'll have to parallel park it so always try to bag the best space!)

Waiting for the kettle to boil. Does anyone want a hot drink?

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 12:29

Glad you're improving


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 12:25

Oh. I thought I had commented to Verdun regarding this television programme and positively littered my post with witty comments, clever remarks, and fire engines but I can't see it.


Rain is coming down heavily now. I've rushed out and put all my greenhouse pots along the path for a free watering. I really ought be cleaning the kitchen. I'm thinking a small explosion might be the only way to get that room organised. There is half a car interior in the lounge, a gearbox in the kitchen, and a selection of tools in the hallway... no wonder his ManShed is so tidy! 



Posted: 09/03/2015 at 09:23

Verdun - I haven't watched / recorded Poldark either. Mind you I am normally late to the party*

(*Aside from a friends 18th birthday party on Saturday: but that was only because I was driving the FIRE ENGINE and had to be early as they're not exactly easy to parallel park so wanted to bag the best space! Sorry anyone in Sheffield if it was your house we parked outside or indeed delayed on your journey when we had to perform a U turn in the road when we got lost!)

Waiting for the school rush to finish before I go and get some essential shopping. I need to blitz the house today so probably shouldn't be in my pjs still! Reggie is having his adoption assessment today: to check that we're looking after him and he's settling in nicely. The woman coming is the lady who went to his rescue when he was sat at the vets waiting to be put down so its going to be interesting to see her reaction at how he's changed over the past few months and see if she can fill in any details of his history. Not that he has much of a history as:

Two months: earliest he could leave his mother

Six months: rescued by German Shepherd Rescue

Eight months: we adopted him

Nine months: currently snoring away on the sofa!

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