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Posted: 21/12/2014 at 11:58

Panda, I've had so little interest in the peanuts that they've gone mouldy in the feeder! Very disgusting. Although due to budget cuts the birds are only getting sunflower seeds and peanuts at the moment (and homemade fat balls but they're not going down either). I can only assume someone else nearby has a better selection!

I randomly was reading an article about a large family and it commented on how often their washing machine was on (almost every day). Well there's only two of us in this household and I'll be on my fourth wash cycle of the day come lunch time so either they meant there's very rarely a day where it isn't running all day or I've been conditioned to change my socks far too often!



Posted: 21/12/2014 at 11:38

No sign of anything daff like there. Although this year mine didn't seem to get a shift on until much later than everyone else's so I'm not expecting anything until May!


Posted: 21/12/2014 at 07:22

Never let your daughter move so close Lily else its babysitting duties non stop!


Well other half has gone to work to get a project finished on time. Since this is my first day off wasn't it nice of him to wake me at 06:30. Sunrise isn't for another hour and being the shortest day I'll be out there marking the beginning of the longer nights with my candles (don't worry KEF I don't hold with the being in the altogether - its far too cold out there!) Soon be spring!


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 20:36
I hope Jack likes you DD.
Inspection done; now to await the results! It seemed to all be good but I'll hold off the shopping for dog bits til we know for sure.


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 08:51

Morning all! 

Congratulations DD on the clever son and green light for the dog!  Our home check is tonight so hopefully his lordship will finish any tidying while I'm at work (last day before the New Year - though the emails and mobile will be attended too) and there wont be any problems. 

Garden is very windswept this morning and I've no idea where the canes protecting the onions have gone 


Posted: 19/12/2014 at 07:31

Damsel I hope they call soon! We're having our home check on Saturday night. When I got home (around 21:00) I found my partner furiously vacuuming under the bed!

Must have these home checks more often! 

Hope your chap has a good birthday Dove. A day trip to Gt Yarmouth sounds much better than work. 

Two more days of work til the holidays start official...

What to do now?

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 07:27

As late as then Gemma? I'd be out at lunch on Christmas Day if I could! 

I'm like Gemna: all my seed trays are washed and my seed list getting longer everytime I nip into a garden centre. But I'll be starting my chilli seeds in January which will give me "a fix" until the frosts are over!

Growing Garlic

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 07:23

I grew garlic last year - it went in late December due to a house move and with winter so mild appeared within two weeks or so. Don't expect anything in a few days! This year my garlic went in a few weeks ago and there's no sign of growth yet (a size 13 boot print but that's another matter).

I found them very easy to grow, required very little effort on my part, survived repeated drownings from all the wet weather, and still taste very yummy!


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 17:16

Oh congratulations Matty! What a way to cheer a person up! I bet you've not stopped grinning like a fool.

I'm having a late night (we're meant to be open to teachers to show them around but no one has rsvp'd) organising items to put in loan boxes for schools... because I now have the biggest dressing up box to play with! If MI5 were tracking my phone I can't imagine what they'd think to all these emergency service uniforms I've been snapping away at! (Honestly I'm working very hard: just came back into the office to claim some hot tea and a sit down).

Then its home time via a customer who brought two badges over the phone. She's only about 10 miles from my house and she's making her grandson a bespoke uniform for Christmas but lost the original badges. Well I know how gutted I'd be if they didn't turn up before the big day and I think its last posting today so to save our worrying I said I'd nip them in. I'll stop short at taking the company fire engine or police car though: what would her neighbours say!! 

One doctor said my x-ray would be available in 24 hours. The other says 7 - 10 working days. So if I have got a good and proper chest infection presumably by the time the doctor gets the results to start the antibiotics I may well have cured myself with petrol baths and mulled cider tonics!


Right. Must get back to work. These firemen uniforms wont box themselves!


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 09:57

Punkdoc: do you know anyone you could look after their dog for a week or weekend to see how you feel / can see how a dog fits into your routine? Or maybe a toddler? I mean aside from the letting them pee in the garden I'm sure they're practically the same 

They are a lot of work but so rewarding.

Right. Best get some socks on and get to the x-ray department! 

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