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Posted: 26/07/2016 at 11:51

15 miles out of Sheffield and we've had two big rains since the heat wave / summer started: enough to keep the water butt from being completely empty thank goodness.

Today we have...grey. It keeps hinting at sunshine but gosh isn't it so much cooler! 

Has anyone else noticed now that the weather has cooled down all the birds have returned? My garden is alive with birds today but last week we barely saw any.


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 09:56

Thank goodness you had someone to let you in Fairy! I have a huge fear of not locking the door when I am last to leave. I've been known to drive back home (half an hour drive each way) because I can't convince myself that I've done it.

Trouble is I don't trust myself enough with keys to have a yale lock fitted that can just slam shut! 

Day off today! Yay! Think of all the wonderful places we can go now its cooler so I don't need  to worry about the hound ... What's that? Will you wait in potentially all day for a parcel with no specified delivery time?


I'll just stay at home and wash the curtains and the such like( mind you if you saw the state of the bedroom curtains when I removed them and realised the dust on the top of them you'd all be very disgusted at me!). I can't even go into the garden as I can't hear the door bell and delivery drivers around here are shockingly bad at doing the ring and run approach (or as I have seen at my neighbours walk up the drive with the "sorry we tried to deliver but you weren't in" form already filled out. I leapt the fence and took delivery much to his disgust!!)

Still the family freezer has been sorted and organised. I might leave the other one for this afternoon.... can you handle the excitement? New project at work starting in September means even more work load so I need to learn how to manage my time better. I've tried trying to split myself but there was a problem with that. I've gained the extra me I require (especially around the belly) but can't work out how to do cell division. DOH!

Now. Do I have enough ingredients to make some kind of sweet treat that ISN'T FOR THE DOG THIS TIME ?


Posted: 25/07/2016 at 07:51

Mrs. G; my last beaver camp at the museum blew my hearing aid up! I didn't even know that could happen. The poor little thing popped and plunged me into slightly a slightly less noisy chaotic sugar filled madness.

A wonderful breeze outside; I'm hoping for a less sticky work shirt today 


Posted: 25/07/2016 at 07:02

OK AND at a Guide camp? Are you sure you got through to Panda? That doesn't sound right. Mind you at least it's not beavers.

Plant Swap

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 20:35

There are, as ever, security flaws. Easy to get around; it does after all not force you to be entirely honest with your name and postcode.

Plant Swap

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 16:48

I found out about this website called :// from here many months (a year?) ago . But does anyone use it? I'm trying between the showers to use it as a log to keep details of what plants I have in the garden (you don't have to offer plants to swap / sell) as well as nosing around local gardeners to see what seems to be working in their garden (think; let someone else work out the local climate!)

I wonder if it would be possible to add a Gardeners World type group on it to help any comments fusion when offering our swaps. That would be good!

How to grow your own Thai curry ingredients and cut down on food miles

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 11:18

Ladybird: I did the same last year (we all have to get our thrills somehow!) and it was ever so interesting to watch. Slow growing but I'm going to try again when the greenhouses are set up correctly for a longer process.

Sometimes I find the growing part much more fun than actually eating it.


Posted: 24/07/2016 at 11:13

Just retreated inside to watch some GP Pre waffle. I'm afraid I'm giving up with the front garden and will be investing in some weedkiller: the block paving is doing my fruit loops in.


Posted: 24/07/2016 at 07:34

Send the rain over here. I can't cope with the heat; due to my broken bits I neither sweat nor glow.

I go plum coloured and fall over!

At least you won't need to water the pots today with a little rain. Means more time for just enjoying.

His lordship hasn't slept well the past few days so last night I aimed the huge fan at him and put it on full bore. He might have frost bite in a few toes but he's still asleep and I dare not move less I disturb him!


Posted: 24/07/2016 at 07:25

I hope you have air con Hosta fan!

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