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Posted: 13/06/2016 at 08:59

Hosta; was it good quality sleep??

Chicky: it's grandparents diamond wedding anniversary and a weekend of celebrating. All the family are going to a garden party on the Sunday so I hope this rain does its job of making everything look it's best. 

I can't think of what to get them though; it has to be linked to diamonds AND funny. Unfortunately I blurted out Diamond dishwasher tablets so his lordships mother has stolen that idea.

Any suggestions?


Posted: 13/06/2016 at 06:56

HRH looks very settled!

DD I'm glad your evenwent well. NOW RELAX AND REST!

It's my day off today; his lordship has given me a chore list and then I'm off to work to open the museum for a VIP visit. Oh and I've got to do session two of couch to 5k this evening too.


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 18:12

Evening all. I have roast lamb (with rosemary & garlic, cheesy cauliflower, roast potatoes, and Yorkshire pudding) cooking for us and chicken with mixed vegetable roasting for the hound.

I hope his lordship doesn't expect to eat this well everyday I've a smart frock I need to fit into on Saturday! 

The hound... well he DOES eat this well everyday! 

Newly,planted seeds

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 18:00

I found bamboo sticks (the ones you use when bbq'ing) thrust into the bare soil and jaunty angles works well to keep animals from digging the area.

First proper harvest 2016

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 08:45

Well that does look good! 

I like the idea of recipe section of the forum! I'm always wondering what to do.


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 08:40

Hope all goes well DD!


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 21:19

Hosta that muppet you "insulted" : I reported his post for spam so you weren't alone in your "attack" ;)


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 07:37

Morning all! I started the couch to 5k programme last night. Look what it did to the hound!

He ran up the stairs after dinner as his tradition to surf his bed and never made it back down. I came up to find him fast asleep and snoring!

Off to work shortly; I'm filming a CPR demonstration  this afternoon for an event called Sheffield DocFest.

I hope everyone affected by the flooding is okay; I must have left Sheffield just in time last night because when I put the news on I found roads closed everywhere due to the manholes lifting. They've even had another sink hole!

We don't seem to have had much rain here at all. My poor pots still look like they could do with more.


Posted: 10/06/2016 at 06:56

DD: good lord DD I'm happy if I can get 13,000 steps! (I'm 31 should anyone be comparing it to Pats step count). My target is 10,000 a day at present building it up gradually so give me a few months I might be catching you up. I find ifs it a paperwork day I struggle.

I use an app on my phone. Brought my brother a fit bit for his birthday so might see if he's liking it and treat myself. I have a jar for treats like that; when you loose a lb you put £10 in the jar... it's very empty!

As for clothes fitting; I can't even claim that victory! Everywhere protrudes as much as it ever has. I might get the tape measure out if I can find it.

Hosta; this sticky hot weather must be the worst time to learn to sleep! Both my partner and I struggled last night and he sleeps like the dead. I hope you reach something positive from today's session.

Waterfall Help!

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 06:43

Why not find a glue gun and stick a few rocks together to create a feature that stays put and covers the bald patches?

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