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My strawberries are dying

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 17:04

Did they say what type of strawberries they were? Those plants look nothing like my strawberry plants.


Posted: 20/07/2016 at 08:38

Yvie and Fairy; I pretty much grew up at my grandparents so know how special it is to have two wonderful people who can devote time to you when father is always at work and mother has a new baby to care for, they never made anything feel like a chore even when I "helped" clean the house or weeded the garden; I'm sure I must have made things worse! No wearing yourself out though Yvie; I hope at the very least you have air conditioning for all those miles.

Our family are now 100 miles away so I can't see us getting help with the dog - closest thing I'll ever have to a child! Mind you at least unlike my cousin who lived abroad I won't fear the grandmothers just calling from the airport having decided that they would stay for MONTHS and want a ruling hand on how the first born is raised in a country where they didn't know anyone / thing so we're also reliant on new mum for entertainment even when all she wanted was to sit in her pants with the other new hot and exhausted mums. Small mercy for knackered ovaries!

Got a text from the boss  yesterday to say I'm out doing a fire safety session for 75 children. I hope they have strong immune systems because this cold is proving awful. I didn't think cold germs could survive hot temperatures?? Surely yesterday's sweat fest should have killed it all off.

I hope you all have your buckets ready to fill with rain from the impending thunder storms; my water button is almost empty!


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 20:20

Take care Runny.

It's not expected to drop below 20'C ALL NIGHT. I've just come for a lay down on the bed (sniffles induced headache) and it is roasting warm. :(


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 19:29

Evening all. No pictures I'm afraid Star. Unless you want one of Reggie on the now carpetless floor enjoying a selection of his toys!


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 14:34

Right. I have ripped up the carpet from the lounge and acted all girly til the man at the recycling centre helped me unload the car 

Then I remembered the huge parasol we have! That and bed sheets hanging off the washing line services my shelter for the day.

I really ought put the lounge back to an acceptable state but maybe later!


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 06:49

Have a great day Nanny! I hope the warm weather doesn't cause grumbling. 

I am now in full snot and sneezing. What a way to spend the hottest day! I am hoping to make a gazebo in the garden and then just lay there til his lordship gets home.

Please remember to drink plenty; even if you're not feeling the thirst let's spoil our kidneys they deserve the treat.


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 22:15

Everything of his will now have gone Star.

Have you seen the news in Germany? If not I suggest you go to the BBC news website. People really need to stop hurting people!! :(

Strawberry plants uprooted.

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 22:14

Hedgehog? They seem the tidiest creature in my garden.

Do you have small children?


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 17:51

Afternoon all. I need to go and do some shopping when it cools down.

Sorry to hear about David. Didn't gel with him personally but I do not understand why he felt the need to have such drama and have his account deleted rather than just walk away. We are using this forum entirely free of charge. We have to accept the powers that be when thry try to improve and future proof things. Yes it would be lovely if we weren't taken out of our comfort zones but since they've invented the wheel let's just roll with it.

I /might/ be off work tomorrow. I'll find out in the morning. I can't see me planning much anyway: is Yorkshire meant to get this warm?


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 14:17

I love my ironed bed sheets. Ironed anything to be honest: when I lived on my own in a house without central heating I used to iron *everything* but my bra! I loved how my socks and knickers looked so tidily put away after they were ironed.

Plus it kept me warm hugging the iron!

Sat in the museum and even the ghosts are quiet today. I guess everyone is enjoying the sunshine which while lovely for them... means if I'm not careful I may have to get the duster out and get some chores around here done and its just too warm for that!

I have at least stocked up the coffee shop so we have plenty of cold drinks and sugary buns to tempt people in with.

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