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Fidgetbones - Hen party

Posted: Yesterday at 22:35

Certainly seeing people in a different light tonight, anyone that thinks gardeners are dull certainly haven't been to one of their parties. 

Fidgets Wedding Day

Posted: Yesterday at 22:33

Hope you enjoy your special day and very best wishes for the future. 

Fidgetbones - Hen party

Posted: Yesterday at 22:27

Looks like I am just in time.  Certainly happy to raise my  glass (full of red wine please) to the bride and groom - great party from what I can see, sorry to be late and am I a gatecrasher as I forgot to RSVP.

 Bonne santé tout le monde. 


Posted: Yesterday at 22:19

Hello, sorry for being awol, OH away and been rushed off my feet, got myself committed (I should be really) to some extra voluntary work and had to go to meetings to find out exactly what I have to do. Also, been going to hospital every two days to get this bloomin burn dressed, apparently will be 3 to 6 weeks before it even starts to feel better. 

Anyway, I believe there is a party going on somewhere so off to see if there is a chance of a glass of vino going. 


Posted: 07/10/2015 at 08:36

Morning all,

Glad to hear you got the all clear PatE, just steady away now back to full health. 

Chicky hope you don't find the intrepid explorer progress too slow on that M25. 

LilyP, a trip to Moscow sounds very exciting. 

Liri, lovely pics. I do love autumn. 

Had an e-mail from the previous owner of the house, I mentioned in passing a few weeks ago it would be great if she were here for my Open Garden Day next year - she has taken me seriously and accepted.   I'm sure it will be marvellous, she was such an expert - but just another level of stress thrown in, me and my big mouth.  She lives in UK so it won't just be an afternoon, she'll be here (staying) at least the week-end, a house and garden to be perfect. No pressure.

However, she lives in Paignton in Devon and has invited me to stay there in spring, a hop skip and a jump to Hosta's gaff from there, surely. 

Right, very wet here so i*****g on the schedule. 

Good day all. 



Posted: 06/10/2015 at 10:54

Good morning, quick pop in again, already been and done the airport trip , back to get OH on Friday  ( the trip not the OH) and had arm re dressed at hospital, need to go again Thursday.  It is still sore, actually worse than when I first did it, the itching is awful but they say it's fine and healing nicely. Amazingly efficient in the hospital, even on my 1st trip to A&E I waited less than 5 minutes, all very different to any UK experiences. 

Want to get all bedding changed while OH is away, time to go from summer to winter stuff I think, definitely gone cooler, especially in the early mornings. 

WW, I do hope you will be sorted soon, sounds like you have had a real trauma there, and cold is so horrible. Sounds promising anyway. Good luck.

Good luck too for those at doctors and dentists, I have a dentist appointment fast approaching and think a very wobbly one might just have to come out. My UK dentist was trying to save it but I have a feeling it has gone beyond help, Charlie is excited, he thinks the tooth fairy will leave double money because it's a big tooth and obviously I will 'share' with him. 

Right must get on, might just get the quilted throw dry on the line if I get it out soon enough. 

Have a good afternoon all. 


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:42


Rain forecast here too for a couple of days, my hand/wrist is all bandaged up though so least I don't feel like I'm missing a gardening opportunity. 

H*******k (one handed) today for me then. 

Hope you all have a good day, good luck visiting the home Liri and Punkdoc, planning and plotting is fine, just be sure you won't regret the action. 


Posted: 04/10/2015 at 11:58

Afternoon all,

Had a read back, Clari, sounds like they deserve you leaving, horrible to be the only one that pulls their weight and not appreciated for it either. 

Well done WW, hard work but worth it. 

Welcome back Kef. 

Hosta, enjoy your little siesta, hope the knees feel better after. 

I went on a 'randonnée' (only 2 hours), with my gym group this morning, so good to have locals guide you, saw things we never see on our own and get all the gossip about who lives where and who's who etc. Some beautiful views and coffee and madeleines afterwards too.  

One of the walkers is a nurse and she told me to go to hospital with my burn, says it is too bad just to leave as an open wound so am off there shortly.  It's not too sore but she said likely to get infected left uncovered. Better safe than sorry. Means gardening is out today too, need to keep it clean, might have to just sit by the fire and read a book (or a seed catalogue).  

Have a nice day all. 



Strictly is back!

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 11:40

Mothering instinct ladies?  - Jay yes.  


Gleb Savchenko - 'Phwoar'!


Strictly is back!

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 10:45


I am very taken by the boy with the haircut, lovely attitude and great dancing. 

I think the runner was the worst for me, but they all tried very hard, must be so difficult to relax and perform you're best effort when you know so may people are watching with such critical eyes.  

On that note does any one else think Claudia's eyes are looking very strange this year, I like her, I think she is smart and witty but her eye make up just seems so odd, especially as there are obviously plenty of experts on hand.

Good family entertainment show.   

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