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Posted: 15/04/2015 at 17:04

I was going to go to the garden centre on my way home for some essential items but as I was in my partners car it somehow didn't seem to know the way?! I'm sure my wallet is grateful (it contains more emergency dog poo bags than money)  

Partner is away on site work and since his car a) has fuel in it which is more than can be said for mine b) blocks my little truck in, c) I mentioned free fuel right? It seemed silly to shuffle the driveway around for the sake of getting out in my truck)

Tomorrow I will try and trick it into heading to the garden centre by telling it to aim for Halfords. That should do it!


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 06:51

Morning all. Back to reality with an early start bump to get his lordship to the train stationGosgsh was that holiday welcome! 


Posted: 10/04/2015 at 08:08

Morning all. 

Have to confess I think I got heat stroke yesterday. 


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 08:33

Have a quiet day today Dove!

Hmm, I may need to rethink my plans and travel down to Verduns side of the country and go in the riot van instead: somewhat smaller than the fire engine and traffic wardens struggle to get to the windscreen to put tickets on it when you put the shieldS down. Traffic always seems lighter when you drive it too...

A day off at long last! His lordship has left quite the to do list (as well as my own jobs) but does involve a trip to Doncaster to collect some items so maybe my satnav will strike lucky and find a garden centre between here and there. We can hope! My bay tree got thrown around in the high winds and is now sat in a compost bag pending a new pot looking very sorry for itself.


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 19:23
Verdun - if there's lots of tourists around will I struggle to park my fire engine? I'm not sure about the naked bit: up here we're practically sewn into our vests.


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 07:29

Morning all! Last day at work before a much needed time off. It looks like my plans for education at the museum will be going national so I'd best buy a new note pad to get all these ideas down! All subject to that dreaded funding of course but I've high hopes.

Does mean the garden wont get much attention though for a while. I might be taking an aloe avera to work to sit on my desk in the hope of seeing "green". Low allergy and being a good burns cure at least slightly appropriate. 

So Verdun. What's Cornwall like? Will I need a passport?


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:38

*yawns* only two more long days til the holidays! 



Posted: 06/04/2015 at 07:52

Gloriously sunny here today, so I'm back off to work and ever hopeful we'll have plenty of people in for our final day of our special 1940s weekend. 

I hope the garden centres are full of bargains! 


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 17:58

(I know we're very late in pruning but it's taken since September for me to feel well enough to even consider it: we might go for a light maintaining prune now to prevent things from worsening and harsh prune next winter.)


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 17:54

Bekkie - let me know if you find such a service. I had to go with him to watch his lordship wire a few electrical bits in the caravan (well he was using my truck and my generator I suppose) now I'm sat in the bedroom waiting for his feet to come through the roof as he's making the loft space usable. 

I'm now trying to work out how hard back I can prune a pear tree that's in the garden. It's well established (the previous occupants informed us they had planted it 20 years ago, mind you they said they got a good crop of apples from it too) But in need of tidying up as the latest plan if to have the chicken run underneath it.

I hope you're all enjoying this glorious sunshine: I put a lightweight vest on this morning!  *gasp* 

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