Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Strictly is back!

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 16:30

Gemma said the other day that she weighs 11 stones. She has a lovely healthy figure, but dancing will be a lot easier for the smaller framed female dancers like Debbie ... although of course the age difference levels the playing field a bit. Alexandra also has a bigger frame which can make her look less elegant in some dances but she has learned to use it to her advantage in dramatic pieces. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 16:15

Whoops!  Joyce ((hugs)). Thank goodness for databases   I've got automatic renewal on mine so that, in the event of me overlooking it the company I'm currently with will renew it automatically. As I pay by DD quarterly it doesn't make too  huge a dent in my current account should my eye be off the ball. It doesn't stop me shopping around for a better deal if I've got the brain space. 

A rat eating the bird food

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 15:35

We only buy the more expensive foods that the birds love so they don't discard the wheat and barley that make up much of the cheaper mixes ... these attract pigeons and rats.  The more expensive ones work out cheaper in the long run. 

Big favourites here are Sunflower Hearts and  a Robin and Softbill no mess mix ... none of this is discarded

I would also go to the nearest hardware store B&Q or similar and buy some rat bait and a bait box so that you can get rid of the rats (and there will definitely be more than one) safely and without endangering children, pets or other wildlife.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 15:22

I couldn't possibly say Liri ... I was born in Herts 

Pdoc .... think you'd enjoy reading 'Miss Jane' by Brad Watson 

spots inside potatoes

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 15:04

Possibly Internal Rust Spots ... a problem with watering and calcium uptake 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 14:04

I've not been a fan of Jodi Picoult Pdoc ... but on your recommendation I'll keep an eye open for it ... I may even put in a request at the library ........ 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 12:42

Bird feeders have been topped up and some cheap porridge oats scattered for the blackbirds who appear hungry even tho there are still lots of berries on the big pyracantha hedges behind us. 

Although my garden thermometer said that the lowest temp last night was 0.00C, the birdbath is frozen solid ... I've filled a large plastic pot saucer with water and put a piece of broken pot in there for the smaller birds to perch on.

It's a really good book isn't it Pdoc 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 10:55

Hello again all    ((hugs)) for Wonky 

I've been having a slow morning ... finished an absolutely marvellous book  then showered, buffed and primped, painted talons and toes and blow dried and applied maquillage ( did you spot my little tribute to Johnny Halliday there ).

Now I must drink more coffee ........... no need for any shopping today .... we have enough supplies in to withstand a siege, let alone the possibility of a day or two of snow, and OH will bring bread, milk and eggs home with him tonight.  

The temp in the back garden went down to 0.00C last night but it's sheltered there ... I suspect it was a degree or two lower in the front which is a frost hollow. 


Posted: 09/12/2017 at 10:42

Mike ... as Wonky says ... listen to your body and rest when it tells you to ... sleep is a great healer.  Hopefully you'll soon be back to normal. 

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