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Posted: 08/12/2014 at 07:36

Morning all. 1.3'C when I put the kettle on this morning; ridiculously windy outside last night so I have a feeling this morning (day off) may involve sweeping up the rest of the leafs.

Brought the Christmas tree yesterday at a local farm; trouble is by local we mean local to his parents so it had a 90 mile journey home in the truck! We didn't get the decorations out last year as we had only just moved in so this'll be our first time getting them out: hope they survived the move!

Right: anyone for another tea?


Posted: 07/12/2014 at 21:45

Hugs to Verdun xx


Posted: 05/12/2014 at 08:01

Who mentioned snow?! I'm all ready for snow - the tow ropes, blankets, ice scrapers, emergency coats, snacks, spare gloves and hats... The Truck is all prepared to ensure there'll be nothing more than a slight frost and I'll look silly. His Lordship has just put his winter tyres on which pretty much guarantees hot weather.

Pansy I've shown OH the link to Ashbourne - thanks for sharing!

Guess I'd best get ready to face the day!


Posted: 04/12/2014 at 14:53

Busy - its OH that wants a dog, though I too am looking forward to it. The only pets we have is Manfredi the spider who lives on the kitchen door and some gold fish in the pond. The house just leaves very much like a house - not a home, and they never do until you have a pet in them. We've both said for a long time about getting a dog but neither jobs were compatible. Now, the dog will be able to come to work with me (perks of the business) and our days off are staggered so there will be at least three days (hopefully four if I can work from home more) where it'll be at home.


Sat at work at the moment. This no heating has its disadvantages. For starts I am starting to consume an unholy amount of hot chocolate!!


Posted: 04/12/2014 at 08:33

Morning all. Still in my all together; really ought be out fighting my way over the M1.

Pillow talk last night was about how we'll need a ramp to get a dog in and out of my truck and whether they'd get front seat or back; so I guess that means we'll definitely be getting a dog in the new year (once the lounge has been replastered as its not fair to introduce a dog to all that dust mess and chaos). I wondered when he was going to raise the subject he's hardly discrete he's been looking at dog rescue websites for a while now! Might mean that his Christmas gift is a hand made dog bed (German Shepherd size) to match the  proposed lounge decor as I'm really struggling for ideas. How I'm going to hide that from him I'm not sure! 

Grass still growing

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 07:34

We were just saying on Sunday that ours could do with a late trim - alas its too wet.

Growing mealworms for beginners.

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 07:33

Thanks for bringing this back to our attention Edd! It's on my to do list to get a mealworm farm going.


Posted: 03/12/2014 at 07:25

Morning all. Have a safe day everyone!  XX


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 22:42

Partner took me to Meadowhell (my truck is too high to fit under the barrier - "the shame!"). 

Just so we're clear on this; I still really really hate shopping. Even if it means getting to visit the Lego store. 


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 17:23

Definitely looks like we'll be getting a frost tonight. I took a walk around two garden centres (to top up my vitamin D levels you understand - something very important and probably would have worked were it not so cold I was under many many inches of clothing) one of which I found the seed packets had faded in the light, and the plants had a thick layer of mould over the compost... makes me wonder how long seeds sit on shelves because these really didn't look fresh!

Second one was full of festive tat. Which at least meant I saved some money!

Now. Where's my hot water bottle...

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