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Posted: 18/12/2014 at 09:04

That's where I must be going wrong KEF all my recent bathings have been in diesel. 

Verd - we'll have to get you some electricity in the summer house so you've somewhere to hide yourself away when you need it. Not that coming from Yorkshire I know much about electricity but I've seen a lecture on it and it seemed jolly interesting. You know they say it may even replace steam power!

Do remember your own happiness now and then.


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:45

Oh Susan that's awful! Can you get a lock Smith in to get the locks changed asap?

Lily: we're hoping to adopt a german shepherd from German Shepherd Dog Rescue. We've been wanting one for years but work etc is only just falling into place that we can really offer a good home.

Oh Verd I thought your niece has great things going for her. Sorry if I've missed on the latest dealings. Did she miss your quips too much?

KEF: they don't let you spray them disinfectant as they enter the classroom. Foolish really we could save so many people from the awful bugs this way!

X-ray department are going to call me back; I daren't get in the shower so apologies for any smell in my direction! 


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:05

Dove the BBC radio weather lady mentioned it was very warm at the moment: mentioning 13'C as a morning temperature! Most strange: although I work in a mostly unheated building,  drive a mostly unheated car, I miss the crisp frosts!

(Bonus knowing they are of course slowing the slugs down!)

Waiting for the x-ray department to open & trying very hard not too buy any dog bits. Internet shopping makes it too easy! Partner is already hunting a dog guard & suggesting removing my car back seats completely for extra dog space! 


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 22:18

Glad you're home Matty! Hope you are able to sleep well tonight.

KEF - since starting to work with 3 - 11 year olds my immune system has taken a battering and I've caught every cold going. This latest is a lingering chest infection which isn't ideal. Definitely not allergic to dogs I spend a good time with my bosses spaniel and of course weekends with a very hairy german shepherd who just has to be on your lap all day.


Hope you all sleep well!

Gardening research for physically restricted people

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 22:11

"What areas of gardening do you feel a person with restricted physical capabilities would have most difficulty with?"


You know you could always ask those people with limitations themselves. Seriously we cripples don't bite (much) & you'll get much more realistic views than asking able bodied people to guess.


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 17:32

What a thought! The days getting lighter so soon.

Been to the doctor but despite my low O2 levels we can't get an x-ray til the morning. So its an evening of keeping warm and trying not to buy any doggy treats! I've seen some beautiful beds out there but its a bit premature as we've only had the telephone interview the next step is them checking our references and then a home check. They say the adoption process normally takes around a month. You will all be sick of me come the end of it!

Hoping the weather will be gentle with us on Sunday - what more of a kick up the rump do I need to get the garden put to sleep than a potential inspection! (Seriously I ironed my socks less the future inlaws check the wardrobe when they first visited! )

Growing Shop bought Ginger

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 14:44

Hi! Like you I stuck some ginger in the ground earlier this year - its a lovely little plant and grew about half an inch this season (South Yorkshire - in greenhouse) you can imagine how long you'd need before you could use it regularly and as people have said the conditions are hard to achieve.

To me its a plant for amusement rather than one that will keep my kitchen full,

Wrong coal?

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 08:39

Now I'm not in the best position to say as my experience with coal is more to do with 14 ton steam engines than domestic fires but I'm sure when we tried anthracite it needed a strong updraft (air flow from underneath). Is there anything you can do on your fire to help the air flow?

You might need to dig down and try mining buckets of the good stuff at night (when its all shut up) unfortunately.

Is it worth phoning your supplier to see if they have any advice / complaints from others?

Wrong coal?

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 08:25

If it's still bagged up phone your new supplier and ask them to come and get it!


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 08:08

Morning all. Playing the trying to get a doctors appointment game. So many sick people!

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