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Posted: 27/10/2015 at 17:29

Oh and to expand any image you see in someone's post just double click on it!


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 17:28

If so. 

To upload a photograph click on the little tree (towards the right of the toolbar above your text).

 Hit the select button and find the image on your computer

 Once you've found the imagine you want hit upload.

It will produce a little preview and if you're happy with it (i.e. its the right image!) hit save.



Posted: 27/10/2015 at 17:21

KayL when you go to write a new message does it look like this? 


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 09:34

Jo: call the estate agent and tell them what happened.  If they're responsible for providing you with the gas man they should be aware of the harassment he is now causing you. That is disgusting behaviour!


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 22:39

Jo: I hope your chap arrives tomorrow. Tell him to hurry your life model is most frustrated that they can't finish posing for your au natural painting. That'll baffle them!


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 22:35

Dash it Dove its a train!!


Partner is trying to swap shifts from days to nights so says he's going to stay up really late.

So why has he climbed into bed next to me? Oh to watch tv on his tablet... joy.


Punk get onto 101, you don't know what nutters are out there much less which vulnerable people are letting them in.


Gertie I'm not very clever when it comes to plants I can't eat but that flower does look so vibrant! 


Busy: lots of fluids and vitamins!! You'll be so busy peeing you'll not notice the cold.



Posted: 26/10/2015 at 17:18

Well the good news is I've been allowed to put the water back on. Bad news it sounds like the noise is an echo of a leak and could be from anywhere along the line of FOUR houses! The stop cock on the road is so old and... delicate looking the first job they have is to replace that before they can move on as he didn't dare try it!

I'm hoping its well away from the foundations but all we can do now is wait. 

rainbow roses

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 11:46

Wait: Are people actually buying "rainbow rose seeds" (presumably a nice white rose with little colour as so to best absorb the inks) and expecting them to grow into these multi-coloured roses straight out the ground?

Oh bless but we did this experiment in science at school! Admittedly it was terribly interesting but I'd be very wary of purchasing any plant from the internet that I either

a) haven't seen growing in my local garden centre

b) haven't seen on the RHS website 


I can't imagine how long it takes for a rose to grow from seed. Long enough I fear for the first flowers to be several years after the seller has long gone! I do feel sad for these people. What a disappointment and waste of money!


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 11:05

Busy Lizzie: I can't claim the idea as my own, we did it for my parents cat when she got a little leaky in her old age. The blanket is still nice and soft for her but the waterproof backing did make things rather more manageable for us! Another idea would be puppy training pads on top of their bed that you can just throw away quickly (very useful if you or your partner get a little squeamish about cleaning up OR of course if you need to concentrate on cleaning up the dog!). I think I'm right in thinking they're soft so would still be comfortable to sleep on.

If he gets much worse have you considered doggy nappies? It does sound weird but apparently they can be very useful (even if just for when you're in the car?) if you can still cope with cleaning up.

I hope you all have a good day.

Talking about leaks: I've turned off the water at the stop cock outside and have been told the water board will be here before 16:00 to assess this "emergency call" as they seem almost overwhelmed with emergencies today. Have we had our first frost?

It is a little concerning that I can't see any evidence of water coming out of anything which means the leak must be either on my neighbours property or underneath the house. Either way: not good! (Especially since I'm having to flush the loo with water butt water so if its not a quick fix I'd best hope for rain!)

Stay Gaze: enjoy your cuddles!


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 07:35

Morning all! 

BL was it you that mentioned your poorly dog? When you get your new bed for him can you secure a picnic blanket to it? Once with a water proof liner on the side facing the bed to help prolong its life? (My waterproof blanket goes in the washing machine all the time after its been hosed down in the garden).

Day three of trying to recover from being ill and it looks like I'll be spending it waiting for the water board because I can hear running water!

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