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sweet peas

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 15:05
Dordogne Damsel wrote (see)

Oops, sorry David, missed those, bit of a poison chalice being the 'go to' expert sometimes.  Will go back and read it all properly. 


Don't worry about it,'s just the way it is. No one could reasonably be expected to read back though so many messages, so I've never quibbled about repeating myself.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 10:49

Yes, cuteness in spades, Lily.

Enjoy your visit (I'm sure you will) least you'll be seeing some sunshine today.

sweet peas

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 10:03

I think I covered that point several times on the other thread, DD.

IMHO, best to sow both spring & autumn, this way you will have a continuation of flowers from mid-May into the autumn.

sweet peas

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 09:42

Dordogne Damsel - Because it was getting rather bulky (almost 60 pages) the thread you posted was closed (at my request) earlier this year........this is the current one I started as a replacement.

Just to keep things tidy.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 09:22

For a long time this thread as been a place for posting music related YouTube links.....hope no one minds me extending it just a tad to show this gorgeous little girl.

Like a ray of sunshine on this dull, grey, wet,  bank holiday Monday.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 09:30

Not so worried then, Lily?

How much....

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 20:55

I agree, SV....the Megane is a great car. I would just add that I wasn't wildly keen on the design of the rear ends of a few year's ago, not sure if they're still the same.  

How much....

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 20:39

Pleased you found the link of interest, SV......certainly the Imp has a chequered passed, along with the rest of the dying British car industry at the time. Being slightly mechanically minded, I did manage to keep mine running....just as well as with a young family to support, I was broke most of the time.

For me, the Imp's major failing was its  aluminium engine, which was prone to overheating and being of aluminium construction. The cylinder-head was prone to distortion....which involved having it skimmed.

Experiencing these Imp problems in the late sixties and the fiasco of a Morris Marina in the late seventies, disillusioned, I bought my first French car (a Renault 15, I think) and to cut a long story short, I have never bought a British car since the Marina, in fact all my cars since have been French.

I've recently bought a new Peugeot 2008 SUV crossover.   

How much....

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 08:46

As above, my first house cost £1,795.....financed with a 25 year mortgage = repayments of £2 .10s per month. This was an 80% mortgage (had to sell me motorbike to raise deposit) and as FG says, interest rates were around 15%.

Not sure how much I was earning at the time, but I do recall I was giving my OH £5 per week housekeeping money.


How much....

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 07:36

"We also bought a nice new bungalow (they don`t have bungalows in Australia)..for £4,000"

Perhaps I should start another thread...'how much did you pay for your first house?' 

Mine was £1,795 for a new, 3 bedroom semi-detached.

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