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Posted: 02/06/2015 at 17:07

Congratulations on passing the test Wintersong!

Well we were blown through Rotherham: bless organisers they always carry the mega phone but seem petrified of using it so I'm afraid I've no idea what was happening half the time and it all seemed most laid back which at least means the shoppers might not have thought us protestors.

It was so windy the poor Police Horse kept trying to tack into the wind! I think it was blowing right up his ears he seemed most unhappy.

Having a rest before His Lordship comes home. Could do with getting jobs done in the garden but its so windy and cold and I'm a delicate creature. I really need to think of what to have for super tonight. Aside from it involving potatoes I don't know what it'll be!

Anyone for a mug of tea?

Organic weedkiller?

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 11:37

I tried the high energy no mess seed: it still produced a wonderful germination rate under the feeders. I used the flame thrower approach for weed control when simply getting down there and pulling them up wont suffice.


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 11:17

Oh Wonky you're a lass after my own heart. A few people have suggested a spa day as part of the hen do. Sure they can do that while the rest of us are driving a double decker bus on a skid pan course and then taking a tank driving lesson.  

Stop calling it procrastination! You're poorly: that means you're RECOVERING. Its very important to REST else you'll never get better. Now get that backside on the sofa and have another mug of tea.



Posted: 02/06/2015 at 10:26

Fidget: I mentioned the thoughts of wearing my favourite steel capped boots under a wedding dress. When I first met my partner I was *ALWAYS* in steel capped boots. Its one of the few things (brain injury) I can remember him commenting on. I had my smart boots for evenings out and work meetings, my scruffy pair for weekends away (well I was driving a steam engine) and my comfortable pair for every day.

The concept was shot straight down although I'm still plotting it if I find that special pair of steels.

Wonky: my friend requested something similar for her wedding last year. Unfortunately after all that scrubbing (I was one step off bleaching my hands to try and get the ingrained dirt out) and polishing, bringing my one hair cut a year forward by several months (well when its in a pony tail what's the point) buying high heels, learning to walk in high heels, practising alighting from my truck with grace and style .... no one recognised me and I didn't appear in a single photograph! They all assumed I belonged to the other family. 


I'll get the kettle on!

Next weeks forecast

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 08:04

15'C? I'd be happy above 10!


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 08:02

Morning all. Well its cold, wet, miserable... so we're all off to Rotherham for a volunteers walk with the fire service to celebrate volunteers week. Thick hat on standby!

I think the garden is still standing. Quite bleary eyed today. It was so cold yesterday we went to ikea to warm up! Brought some bits for work, a new chair for me (we have old sofas - refusing to replace them until we decorate but my spine is grumbling) and three tooth brush holders that I intend on fixing to the wall by the window in the bathroom and filling with succulents for a bit of colour in there. Will post photos when its done!)


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 13:07

Kettles on shout your orders!

Multi-bum stawberries

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 13:05

I'll get the ice cream!


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 13:05

My father has had fish in his pond for twenty years and if there ever was a filter in there its not been touched! The water is always crystal clear due (I assume) to the plants in there (a mix of oxygenating and shade providing) and a seasonal maintenance (i.e not letting falling leaves fill the pond come autumn).


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 09:04

Lesley - its through not having the choice! Other half woke me early on Sunday morning (I didn't need to be awake until 10:00) because when he's awake everyone else has to be. He woke up first this morning too and prodded me to inform me that I make tea in bed during the week! After tea was dully produced for his lordship he dropped the comment (I mentioned having a lazy day) that there was no point me having a day off if I was too tired to do anything.

Isn't that what days off are all about? 

Don't you worry though: I'm going to ramp up the requests about getting the greenhouses sorted (take one down, lay new slabs, install drainage and electricity, put two up) which he ought have no trouble doing when I wake him up an hour earlier each day by sending the dog in.

If he resists the efforts in the garden I have option two: my company "vehicle" needs some tlc he'd be able to do if it sits on the driveway. He does not enjoy it being on tte driveway!

Right: there's a mountain of washing and dusting to do and I don't think he's left his wallet around to hire a cleaner. See you all when the kettle gets put on!


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