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Posted: 29/12/2014 at 08:02

Oh no! My father has flu at the moment;  its been so bad he's stayed firmly tucked up in bed knocking back schnapps and trifle...

Actually that sounds bliss!

-2'C in the garden at the moment, I've got to venture out to Crystal Peaks in a while to collect a few essentials I've reserved as we've been given the green light to adopt a dog! We'll be contacted in a week or so with a list of potentials that they deem suitable and we'll be invited to visit the dogs. 

Wont be anything happening in the garden for a while there's 5 inches of snow - even the pond has been trying to freeze despite the moving water. I need to rework a few plans to ensure its big dog friendly. Does anyone have any recommendations? 

Advent calendar prize draw...

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 15:23

Didn't win anything here. So I'm hoping they're saving my ticket for the "strong under gardener for one month willing to dig vegetable plots" come Spring


Posted: 26/12/2014 at 15:21

Hope you're all behaving yourselves! X


Posted: 24/12/2014 at 09:17

We have a resident chilli expert called Stacey who is currently busy battling health issues and so has more important things to do than go on about gardening but I noticed while going through my planner notes she suggested planting seeds at the beginning / mid of February not December. Have you planted your Nov Mem? It'd be fantastic if you could keep us updated on their growth and croppage if you have so we could decide whether there'd be enough value in planting so early.


Posted: 24/12/2014 at 09:12

Lily - the dog toys were the first thing I'd brought! I know the order of priorities! 

KEF managed to sleep in my own bed last night, but I'm taking my industrial ear plugs for when we're at his parents.

Verdun - I heartily recommend the steel caps. Hell I wear them almost every day of the year and supermarket shopping without them is a traumatic experience on a quiet day.

Listening to Santa phoning children up on BBC Radio2. He's got his posh telephone accent on he had a right proper BARnsley accent when he visited us!


Posted: 24/12/2014 at 08:27


He's just realised he's not brought the family dogs any treats! Of all the people for him to forget! He wants to go to Pets @ Home... 


Posted: 23/12/2014 at 15:04

Oh what a fantastic picture! As for getting the bed - can't see that happening! Though does an afternoon nap count?

Gardengirl you just reminded me I've still some wooden seats in the boot of my car I need to get out and paint! Oops! (Only been in there a week...)

Attempts to make biscotti is not going well. I'm tempted to blame the oven I always used to be a confident baker but since going gluten free most of my attempts are disasters. It's a bad sign when the birds wont touch it!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 08:52

((Hugs)) to all those that need them x


Posted: 23/12/2014 at 08:51

Edd I can't believe you kept all the rum for yourself. 

So now I get a taster of how parents with new babies feel - every 45 minutes the sky box woke me back up fron whatever snoozing I could muster.

This confirms two things.

1. Getting the spare bedroom decorated is now a priority

2. I'll stick with dogs rather than babies


Glad your dog had a good night DD! Fantastic he's sounding so settled. 

The kettle will be in all day: just give me a prod if you want a mug of tea... zzzzz


Posted: 23/12/2014 at 00:06

DD your D'fer looks lovely bless him! I hope he has a quiet nught.

I made the awful mistake of trying to read my book rather than concentrate on falling asleep before his lordship... his snoring has forced me downstairs where I have learnt

1. The sofa is amazingly uncomfortable

2. The curtains are no match for the street lights... nor the motion sensitive security light

3. The TV and all its shiny lights powers up and down randomly: cue minor heart attack! 

4. The hole in the wall aka former fire place sounds like a tornado is brewing

5. When I buy a new sofa I will also buy a thicker blanket to sit on it, this one is definitely summer material

6. We are out of rum


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loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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KEF & her juicy bits

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Stacey & her chilli bits

How is everyone else getting on? 
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