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Posted: 09/11/2014 at 10:35

Hope you get some sun soon Dove its glorious here! Bonnet bouncing will have to wait - the car is still there to my annoyance. 

Settling down to watch the remembrance parade with the bbc while I sort some paperwork for school tomorrow. So glad they also have dry weather.

Chilli and garlic questions

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:15

Weedy- I've grown both jalapeño and Scotch bonnet this year and both have been fantastic with loads of taste and heat. It sounds like you might have had a duff batch :/


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:12

Morning all (again).

The sun is here - haven't been to see how cold it is out yet. I'm debating whether to put washing out on the line to dry (or at least air). I can't find the ladder to trim the hedge but if the car that is half blocking the driveway would go away I'm quietly convinced that I can park the truck up and stand on the bonnet to reach.

Have a lovely day out there - keep safe!


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 03:25

Well they say things come in threes so I guess you're safe now Fidget!


Left for work at 09:45 & I've just gotten home (03:10). What a shift! 

Later this morning I'm going to cut the front hedge trimmed as much as I dare. Just hope my trusty old hand shears are up to it!

Right; anyone for a cup of tea?


Posted: 07/11/2014 at 07:27

Morning all! 

Anyone ask for rain? Think we'll be swimming to work today! 


Posted: 06/11/2014 at 21:52

Just nipping in quickly as the bags under my eyes are so bad it looks like I've been in a fight.


Hope you're all keeping well and hugs to those that need them xxx


Posted: 06/11/2014 at 07:18

Gran - get her to contact Diabetes UK. I took over responsibility for my grandfathers diabetes in his last few years and learnt so much from them including them telling me about support groups and workshops in the local area.

My mum now has diabetes; she was warned about it for long enough but choose not to listen to the doctor telling her to loose weight, exercise more. Ever since her diagnosis and her failure to take some serious action on it (obese, failing eyesight, general attitude of meh...) I've felt nothing bit contempt for her. I fail to understand why when she saw her father suffer an incredibly painful way to die she can't be bothered to save herself. Go on, eat that extra chocolate bar.

Let your daughter know my feelings - remind her that she doesn't just shout up and fight for treatment for herself.  She does it for her family. 


Posted: 06/11/2014 at 07:09

Frosty here, but at least I got my wormery in the shed so they'll be happy (I hope).

Fantastic organised display of Doves retirement last night - although around us fireworks were going off in force at 17:00 and continued long after I went to bed. Someone around here obviously has money! Definitely made us aware of trying to get our dog (when we get it) used to loud noises!

Thermals going on for work!


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 07:30

I must confess I can't see what it relates too Dove either.

I'm trying to decide whether to nip into the garden centre and get a hyacinth. We're always away over Christmas is the disadvantage. 


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 07:24

Morning all!


Edd - my wormery will be going into the shed tonight (brick built so doesn't fluctuate too much with heat changes and to our knowledge wont freeze). I'll be leaving the tap open so they don't get water logged. Would they benefit from my lightly going over the compost to aerate it?

Also (I'm so glad you're back!) Do you stop feeding your worms over winter? The bottom layer is ready to use it looks lovely but there were still a few worms in it so I have left it in situ.

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