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Posted: 08/06/2015 at 21:08

Please excuse the smell. His Lordship safely returned from his bike ride and hasn't showered and the dog has exploded in the hallway. I am so very tempted to rip the carpet up and dispose of it via the black bin...


... shame he's also managed to hit the wallpaper, my sewing machine, and the tent.

Are you eating your home grown fruit and veg yet?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 16:52

The rhubarb is wonderful but my strawberries are a long way off being near ready to consume! Mind you I'm still wearing a vest so many the weather is a little chillier up here.

We have the herbs but are now running out of last years garlic. I'm not looking hopeful at a good harvest and someone's paws crushed every onion so that might be a wash out too.


Posted: 08/06/2015 at 16:50

Afternoon all. What a very strange few days! I feel like I need a week off just to catch up... ha like that'll happen.

His Lordship has informed me that he is going to cycle home tonight so I will need to drop him off at work tomorrow morning. Does this sudden burst of exercise mean he'll be getting up early to walk the dog so I can divert to his place of work or will I be given that honour? 

Perhaps not answer that one until he actually manages to cycle home without my having to pick him up. The bike hasn't been used for a year at least! No idea what has sparked this sudden interest in exercise: every time I mention digging the vegetable patch he doesn't seem too keen to loose the belly.

Right. Best get the washing machine on another load. It'll be worn out!


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 07:48

Fairygirl you just reminded me!  My neighbours girls like to sit in the back of their dads pick up with their friends. Its as far from the house as they can get but that means they're closer to me in my own garden. Doesn't bother us as we can't see them but yesterday while I was pottering around and realised they were talking about...


These girls are all junior school at most. They're small, sweet, and generally should be innocent to life. I damn near choked when I heard them deciding on which boy to kiss! 

This must have been the first time that I wished my hearing was just a little but worse! (Really need to find lipreading course!)

Funny pest control !!!

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 07:34

Primrose my bronze fennel is covered in aphids if you want some. No lady bugs around to help me!


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 07:30

*yawns* just six hours more sleep please!

Hosta go for it! 


Posted: 03/06/2015 at 07:48

Good luck with your rubbish moving Jo.

It's looking lovely up here this morning, alas there is a cold victorian building awaiting my working hours but it keeps me mostly out of trouble (I say mostly as this week for I have personally brought two display cases and a van for the education team - still need to go and get some more printing paper too! Still, we all buy the odd thing for work right...?) 

His lordship has been rudely awoken by the dog twice this week so far - I think the dog is enjoying it more than I am! 



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.


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