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Posted: 14/06/2014 at 07:57

I'm hoping we can Dove - we've a big bbq planned! (I'm driving an ambulance and there'll be a police car going too but they're not as fun as the fire engines).

Watercress? Yes!

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 07:55

Does anyone have fish and watercress in their pond? My fish have destroyed just under £50 worth of oxygenating plants happily munching away even though the fish specialist said they don't normally like this variety. Just wondering if I can start growing water cress in there to give them something less critical to much on!


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 07:52

Morning all. Bluetits here seem happy though practicing their take off and landings over the pond is a bit scary!


Everything that wasn't rained on has been given a good soaking. Now I've a weekend of vintage fire emergency services - good job I'm not used to having air conditioning ina vehicle for a two hour drive!


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:19

Yes they were Mrs G (til 9 am today) but there is always contingencies in place so it was dealt with very quickly. Fortunately no one was injured but the house was almost completely destroyed and I fear the neighbours will have suffered massive damage too. I'm keeping an eye on the local forum to see if they need any help.



bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:15

Oh I love Robins! We have them in the garden and they have no quarms in trying to get as close to to the shovel as possible when we're digging to get the best worms!

Shallots or not

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 07:52

When do you normally plant shallots out of curiosity? 


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 07:50

Oh dear the thread. Reported it and will now go and post some witty replies in other threads to push it far away.

Where's my tidy gene?

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 07:27

Remember you don't know what help be it professional / a handy neighbour / out of a bottle they've had!


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 07:18
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Clarington if you see this, Try Ear calm spray. Its got a weak sterile solution of acetic acid in (vinegar to you) and I find that when I am diving, if I use it at the first itchy bit, it stops full blown earache developing.  Try painkillers as well.

Thanks Fidget - I'll go back to the chemist and see if they have some. I've stocked up with asprin which helped a little but I must confess it got so bad I resorted to rum!

fidgetbones wrote (see)

Clarington, are you still doing gluten free?

 When I was in Australia I noticed that the Australian  Womans weekly (published once a month...what can I say) used to have a lot of gluten free recipes. You can search within their online pages.
  Lots of goodies there.

Oh wow thank you! Yes it's gluten free for life now so that'll be really useful. I shall have a read while I wait for the boiler chap to come round.

KEF wrote (see)

Fidget is Ear calm an over the counter thing?  I often have ear problems, prob due to poking dirty gardening finger in when it tickles. I think shampoos and conditioners make mine tickle but can't have scruffy hair.   If I get a cold or blocked nose I usually end up with ear ache but don't fancy ENT appointment How's your cold ? 

Soz Clari got on my fav  Hope your ear feels better as evening goes on.

Sounds awful. I'm deciding earache is the worst pain - I'll take a broken back and standing on Lego any time.


House a few streets away was gutted in a fire yesterday.  The whole area smells really strongly of smoke - I guess not enough wind to blow it away. Inconvenient for my wanting to put the washing out but a very scary reminder how little it takes to loose everything


Hope you all have a lovely day! I'm off work fortunately.  Phew!!



Posted: 12/06/2014 at 16:26

Going to nip into the chemist on my way home Dove - I've run out of pain killers in my work bag aside from a Lemsip and I've been rather tempted to take that!


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