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Posted: 30/01/2015 at 09:15

Wintersong - Pets at Home do the milk. I'm not sure which part of tge milk is dangerous,  if it were the lactose I'd just buy the "dairy free" milk from the supermarket! 

We're off to the kennels at lunch time. Fingers crossed! 

Tete-a-Tete Dwarf Daffodil

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 09:11

Thanks Beaus!

Tete-a-Tete Dwarf Daffodil

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 21:44

I'm thinking of putting these in a large enough pot that once they've had time to die down I can retrieve the bulbs and put them in storage (considering how often I loose my phone I'd never cope with trying to find bulbs!) Or even plant them straight into a bowl for indoors and leave it outside until the time comes to start forcing the bulb.

Its not something I've ever done before!


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 21:03

Bekkie: have you got a toy (like a kong) that you can put the food in so your dog has to "work" for the food? I'm thinking that rather than feeding him more it would keep him busy working for the meal and so not begging from you.

An alternative: what about raw vegetables? I know you have to avoid some vegetables but raw carrot might help fill him while only adding a tiny amount of calories to his diet.

If it were summer I'd suggest freezing food type treats in ice cubes so he'd have to work for it but I don't think we'd be his friends if we suggested that now!


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 20:13

Good luck tomorrow Beaus!

Dove I'm so glad your friends are back safe. I know many 4x4 groups volunteer to help in such weather but I haven't found a local group myself to help. Fingers crossed the weather will be kinder on them tomorrow.

I've just had a "don't wait up" text message. Its been like this for two weeks now as he's hitting a major deadline at work, I'm just hoping he still has tomorrow off I want him to stay in bed (NOT like that KEF) and get some proper rest! I know we're both working too hard (its 20:00 and I'm sat on the sofa writing documents - but at least I'm at home doing so and can snack away not to mention look at the cleaning that really needs doing).

We're also meant to be visiting the kennels re adopting a dog tomorrow. The lady was meant to phone me this week to confirm this and provide us with the somewhat important address. I've not heard anything which is worrying. Not least because I can't even plan anything tomorrow until we hear back. Does anyone else think it strange to have gone 20:00 the night before and not have heard anything? At what point is it socially unacceptable to call a stranger? I don't even like calling my own parents after 21:00 ! 

Right. I'd best get back to this document: I think the stress is showing. Every time I right camp I giggle a little. Not good for a "weekend and over night camping experience" brochure!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 20:04

Charlie where do you get your mealworms from? I've been thinking about "treating" myself to a mealworm subscription but I really don't know how much you need, or how often. I think the robin that lives here would eat them til he exploded!

Tete-a-Tete Dwarf Daffodil

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 20:02

They really are beautiful Pansy, especially as the garden is very blank (although at the moment it has 3 inches of snow on it). 

The plan is to keep them here: I don't have anyone suitable to give them as gifts! His family are very well established in gardening and so gifts had better be spot on and my family... would rather eat chocolate.

Do you ever use the same bulb in a house display twice in a row? Or do they go straight into the garden? 

I have them in the kitchen at the moment. I must pot them up in the morning they're not in the best of plastic pots: would have done it today but the compost bag had frozen.


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 18:57

I am very lucky that I have wi-fi in the greenhouse and shed and I often take my tablet or phone out. I have a little stand and thick special pen that originally was designed for when using the tablet in the kitchen. Comes in terribly useful with the common garden "wait-what-was-that" and regularly spotted "lost-the-label".


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 18:55



a) I'm badly organised

b) buying gluten free bread is insanely expensive

c) my attention span rarely remembers the art of defrosting

I freeze my home-made bread the moment its cooled down: just sliced in advance and chucked all together in a plastic food bag. When I need some bread it goes straight in the toast frozen (no fancy extra buttons on this cheap toaster!)

I haven't killed myself or the toaster yet!

(Smashed the door on the microwave when I slipped and headbutted it, put a dent in the oven dropping the kettle, and broke my toe with the iron ... but that's another story)

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 16:33

Last time I checked it was 3 inches of snow out there. The only gardening going on here is filling up the bird feeders!

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