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Posted: 16/12/2015 at 11:25

Glad you got some sleep Hosta!

Half the wallpaper came away really easily. The rest is putting up a fight however and we may need to resort to a bigger scrapper. Grandparents have just called to say they're coming over tomorrow so I might go and get some paint samples so we can start thinking of suitable colours (trouble is we both like blue but are most determined that we're not going to paint the whole house blue: its.... not going well).



Posted: 16/12/2015 at 07:44

Morning all!

Well I'm going to be spending my day off wisely today: so far the to list includes

- clean the house (grandparents planning a surprise visit)

- strip the wall paper in the landing (if he thinks the garage is getting top priority in the grand redesign he'll not notice my efforts so win win)

- go and get some shopping (the fridge is getting silly empty now!)

- long walk with the dog

- accompany his lordship to Meadowhell this evening to get the Christmas shopping done (aaaggghhhhhhhhhh)

I'm sure I said I was going to spend my holiday being all cultured, visiting museums, taking a walk along a beach, not having to keep going into work...

Lilly: great news that they wont be operating. Are they sending you to a physio? Please please listen to what they say! 

Wintersong: control freak away! I prefer the term perfectionist but I definitely intensely have a hate of things not being right. Mind you my engineering part of my brain flinches when things are not nice and square (girls are meant to prefer nice curves and flowing edges) and parallel. Regimented onion rows please me greatly!

I can't offer amyone tea or coffee today, we don't have any tea, or coffee, or milk, or clean mugs... 

I've got some rum and shot glasses though so lunch is sorted! 


Posted: 15/12/2015 at 07:13

Ooob that's a little odd Dove. I wonder who left... do have fun!


Today we will be tour guiding for a university group, getting my fire marshall certificate renewed (yawwn), and if time allows re writing the lesson plans. I get the feeling however that any of my plans will be abandoned when I find that despite all the people in last week not one will have thought to cover for the clean er who was sacked last week. 


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 16:51

We were meant to move in... in August. Got the keys 1st December. 

Daffodils are sprouting too early!

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 16:35
So... its 14th December and I appear to have found some kind of blue bell little plant outside.


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 16:32
Oh my lord Yviestevie I'd have been pitching a tent on the sellers lawn telling them that thanks to their messing around you were homeless for Christmas (no seriously; I very nearly did this in our house purchase).
Thank goodness you could "find room at the inn" so to speak. At least a conservatory is better than a barn.

I don't seem to have achieved much today. In fact if anything my attempts to clean the house have gone backwards.

The Secret History Of The British Garden

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 16:13
How funny you mention this, I've just been watching recordings of this and have been finding it rather fun. It has a nicely leisurely pace without being slow and does flow so nicely.
Merry Christmas John!

Pruning and Protecting 'Super Hot' Chilli Pepper Plants for Winter

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 11:31

ooh mine live in much larger pots than yours but it has given me the idea that plastic drinks bottles might also prove useful.


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 11:30

Hi Punkdocs other half. How sweet of him to think of us in this troubling time. Do please let him know that we're all thinking of him too and will be keeping everything crossed that things start to improve soon for everyone concerned. If he ever needs a chat or friendly face we'll be here x


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 09:46

Fidget: ignore the email, the amount of hacking attempts and nasties pretending to be facebook / paypal / amazon / ebay is rediculous. What happened to those African princes that used to send you emails just wanting your bank account. At least they were laughable.

Dove: aww did I miss out on another fun person to "play with"?

I've finally found a recipe for gluten free stollen. Unfortunately it means getting dressed to get the ingredients from the supermarket.... I'll think about it!

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