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Posted: 04/12/2015 at 08:30

I'm currently sat on the bed trying to decide whether to have a long luxurious bath (but means I have to hope we've enough hot water, and ignore the fact that you're sitting in a soup of your own skin cells) or a shower (which means having to stand up;  ugh!)

Makes you realise how lucky you are when these are your worst concerns of a morning! 

It's (currently) gloriously sunny here at the moment so lots of opportunity for exploring in the fresh air and hoping the post person will leave those parcels somewhere safe. We could do with a bit more frost though: pulled another flower off the strawberries first thing! They're earlies and quite confused!


Posted: 04/12/2015 at 07:44

Morning all x


Posted: 03/12/2015 at 15:22

Sweet dreams Pat!

Fairy: I've no where to put a drier until some rewiring and decorating is done, although with all this wet weather I'm tempted to buy the drier and keep it in the back of my little truck until space is made: I can run an extension cable from the garage! Is that desperate? 

One parcel delivered. Six outstanding. 

I might go and dig out the Christmas cards. I think I've some from a few years ago when I last tried to be organised and send some! 


Posted: 03/12/2015 at 12:20

Well that's one parcel arrived (thank goodness as its a birthday present for this weekend) and I've ordered a few Christmas gifts which is going to mean many many trips to the Post Office to collect parcels (wouldn't it be nice that when you ordered things you could specify a day for delivery? I would happily say to everyone on the street "hey order all your parcels to be delivered on Wednesday as I'm in all day then and I'll sign for them all and we're sorted").

Can you remember about five weeks ago I mentioned the noise of haemorrhaging water running through the pipes at home? Every week I've had a phone call from Yorkshire Water letting me know that the engineer hasn't been able to visit this week due to the high work loads. I know (well am 99% confident) the water isn't leaking on my property but aside from the fact that a neighbours house might be about to float away I am rather entertained they advertise how they're trying to reduce water waste... 

We've cut our leakage levels by around 50% since 1995, but we still plan to reduce it by another 10 million litres a day by 2020.


... I hope they respond to other leaks faster than they are attending to this leak!


Anyone fancy a cup of tea? Despite the heating being on the house feels so cold (damp clothes drying: one day I will get that tumble dryer I was promised three years ago) I must be keeping PG Tips in business!


PAT: If you want a giggle! We have our dogs Christmas stocking hanging up (hand made) and my advent calendar stockings hanging up. Only trouble is that my partner who brought me the calendar stockings hasn't actually filled them!! So in my house all our decorations are just... socks. Its not feeling very festive (I don't like the decorations going up too early, too much to dust).

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:47

B3 I've been gardening a few years now (I'm just bad at updating my profile oops!) and am slowly exploring the delights gardens and plants have to give my belly and my soul.

Still lots to learn!

Fascinating discovery

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:45


Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:37

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.


Posted: 03/12/2015 at 07:55

Pat - I rarely get notifications anymore!

Morning all. I have a day off!! An ENTIRE DAY OFF!

Annnd I'm spending it waiting for deliveries.


Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 07:50

For me it has to be " any plant that's not useful!" I have very specific requirements for plants in my garden (in this order)

  • Can I eat it
  • Do the bees like it
  • Will wildlife eat it / use it for bedding / shelter / generally make use of it

I don't have much space and it pains me to wander through my mothers garden to see all this space wasted with looking pretty when it could look pretty AND fill my belly!


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 08:02

Fairy, just over a week so no need to worry yet. But coughs are annoying! You enjoy the syrups?? I have to take them by the sink because I gag and want to throw up! They make me feel unwell just thinking about them. Ugggghhhhhh.

Wandered around the garden: oh dear the winds are not being gentle on it!

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