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Posted: 21/08/2016 at 20:46

Wonky I've filled him with rum and coke than while he was distracted he managed to eat spaghetti bog. Hopefully he'll now feel sleepy and leave puppy and I in peace!


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 19:18

Joyce; schools go back soon so I'm making the most of the quiet time!

Unfortunately HE WON'T go to bed. Insists on snuffling around being miserable.

Sweet dreams Dove x


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 18:58

Been on a wonderful walk and even enjoyed a picnic.

His lordship is however now very grumpy as his cold is kicking in and the neighbours children are alternating from one side to the other with their balls / trampolines / high pitch screaming / little dog barking. I'm hoping he'll just go to bed soon.

I've filled the green bin and emptied a compost bin. I need to now think of ideas on how to make this area wildlife friendly for the many frogs that are currently in residence in the scruffy area that will be soon turned into lawn.

Any ideas?


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 18:46

On the subject of bugs:  does anyone know what these are? (Eating my plum tree).

Green water in ponds GB

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 18:41

Barley extract works well too. You can buy it from most garden centres, or of course online.

Scary Spiders on The Allotment

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 07:05

Gosh how different that looks to the massive black beasties you normally see.


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 07:02

My brain wakes me up at the same time regardless of whether it's a day off.

Surely it's socially acceptable to wake the others in the house by now? Dog and man and both snoring away terribly.

I think drinkymcdrunk is claiming a cold that he caught just as he went out is to blame for the shocking effects of his night out on Thursday. He was still not well last night.

I thought alcohol killed germs? 

Very moist outside at present.


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 20:34

20:30 and I've put his lordship to bed. He was still throwing up as he got ready for work and again once he was at work. Even I wondered if some of it were food related. He still seems unwell, not to mentioned shattered!

My friends are updating Facebook with photos of their date nights... me? I've found a lovely book to read on social history. Bliss! 

Sweet deams all.

Butterflies and Ladybirds

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 07:38

I think they're all in my garden! We have had beautiful displays of butterflies this year, you rarely don't see one.


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 07:37

I picked up the 6ft 7inch princess and his chum just before midnight.

He chundered until well past 04:00. (I've not seen him this drunk since university).

My alarm went off a 06:00 (he's still snoozing but has forced a mug of tea down).

I get the feeling that I'll be getting a call to pick him up from work early! (Not letting him drive even if he feels fine).

If anyone could just follow me around with piping hot tea I'd be grateful!

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