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Posted: 13/12/2014 at 18:13

That's our Hefty that is


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 16:13

Half the wrapping done - almost all the paper used


Plus an annoying phone call - why is it that Marketing Surveys are 'nothing to do with selling anything' - they're to do with 'Marketing' aren't they?   I'd have thought the clue was in the name   But apparently they're exempt from TPS regs. And there's no point in being horrid to the lass 'cos she's only doing her job and when I asked her to remove my number from their database she couldn't because my number was 'generated randomly'.  I told her I'd be really tee'd off if I got another call from them and then wished her Merry Christmas. 


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 15:15

Topbird   It sounds as if you deserve some mulled cider - all that supervision you had to do - must have been exhausting!

Christmas of yesteryear

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 13:30

That's exactly like the one we had Edd - I remember Ma buying it from Footman & Pretty's department store in Ipswich - I wonder where it is now - I don't remember coming across it when we cleared the house ... I expect it's been discarded

I'd love one of those big wooden ones

Curing my hedge? - Dying in parts

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 13:26

A photo would help us to identify what is on your hedge Sue - but it may well be lichens - they will be doing no harm and are a sign of good air quality.  Something to be thankful for  

They're also an important part of the nest of Long-tailed tits, so if you watch your hedge in the spring you may well see these lovely little birds helping themselves to your lichens

Hey Good Looking.....

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 13:03

I could help out there Edd

aerating shoes

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 13:02

I remember my very young brother watching my Gardening Granny spiking the lawn with a fork.  She left the fork outside when she went inside to do something - before anyone noticed little brother picked up the fork (he was a strapping lad) and plunged it into the lawn just as his Granny had done - sticking it right through his Clarkes sandal, through his foot and into the lawn!!! 

A mad dash to A&E and a series of tetanus injections followed - he's not been keen on gardening since!

Hey Good Looking.....

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 12:40
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Just about to make a big pot of Irish Stew, with neck of lamb, carrots, onions, pearl barley etc, and some potatoes sliced on the top to go crispy.  We'll eat that tonight with some buttered Savoy cabbage and Clapshott

Change of plan - dumplings have been requested, so potatoes will be in the stew rather than on the stew

Wildlife gardening -Month by Month.

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 12:27

I agree Edd  - to make life easier, if you click here there's a link to various threads - this is quite a recent one

Hey Good Looking.....

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 12:19

Just about to make a big pot of Irish Stew, with neck of lamb, carrots, onions, pearl barley etc, and some potatoes sliced on the top to go crispy.  We'll eat that tonight with some buttered Savoy cabbage and Clapshott

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