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Posted: 17/08/2016 at 15:37
Hostafan1 says:

Dove, he says if I do the bathrooms, he'll do the rest.

Watch this space.

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 My bet is that you get a new cleaner by Christmas ... if not considerably sooner 

Obelixx - the new place looks interesting ... the grounds I mean, not the interior - although I'm sure that'll be lovely once you've got it sorted 

The visitor who cancelled this morning phoned again and was able to come along as her father's GP had already turned up and he was on the mend - she'd brought over a lovely condolence card with my name on, which had been found among the belongings of my young friend who died shortly after Ma passed - they'd not wanted just to put it in the post, so someone brought it over in person ... very kind. We sat in the garden and reminisced about her for a while. 

After that I watched the 'lympics while I went through two large trunks of the Aged Ps' belongings and paperwork which had been sitting in our garage waiting for them both to die before I could go through it all and throw a large proportion of it away. Lots and lots of rubbish, but also paperwork regarding the purchase of their first Suffolk farm back in the 1950s and the second in the '80s other similar stuff - I'll pass that on to Bro as he has the farm now.

There's two lines full of dry washing out there in the sunshine and I nearly got the ir*ning board out to flatten a couple of shirts, but OH has convinced me that I've done quite enough for today and should put my feet up if I'm going to cook some mackerel and grate a pattypan to make a courgette salad later on. 

Anyone going to join me on the sofa to watch more 'lympics?  Don't sit on my knitting needles ....


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 09:36

Absolutely ... but you know what the press are ... they want him to 'say the words' ........... none of their business 


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 09:30

Bushman - glad you're getting sorted ((hugs))

Yvie, that's gorgeous 

Hosta   you'll have to get another cleaner ... you'll never manage to keep it up to OH's standards! 

P'doc - used to love putting our cozzies on and getting Pa to spray us with the hosepipe on hot summer days 

Had been expecting a visitor for coffee, but she's just rung to say she's got to go to her father's care home as he's unwell - so I'll get on with some other jobs this morning .......... when I've drunk this coffee 


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 09:10
Daisy33 says:

@Fairy " Apparently they're more than just chums anyway," Ooooh, are they?

Can't say I had noticed the touchy feely stuff...but I will now!!

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 Don't think so ... thought it was common knowledge that Mark Foster and Colin Jackson have been together for yonks and yonks. 

Think the press are manipulating all this 'cos they're desperate to 'out' Colin Jackson, but he's always preferred to keep his private life private ... but it's said that they live together.

Now RA and MF are talking about this gossip and having been good friends for years.  That's all 

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Just seen a hedgehog in the garden!

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 08:20

Fantastic!!! And 'welcome aboard' 

Birds clearing the gutters?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 08:17

Daisy, we have house sparrows here, but nationally the numbers have declined hugely. They are on the RSPB Red List! It's thought to be due largely to a reduction in suitable nest sites due to a change in building techniques and roofing materials. Their favourite nesting spots are in the gaps under old fashioned pantiles. 

Autocorrect keeps trying to change that to 'panties' 

Patchy lawn

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 08:08

That sounds like dog lichen or one of the liverworts. 

Tying in a Fuchsia 'Lady Boothby'

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 08:01

I also think that you have to be prepared to do some pruning, removing forward pointing shoots, rather as you would train a fruit tree against a wall. 

How do I keep a Hydrangea white

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 07:38

That may have been due to climatic conditions. 

Do you know the name of the variety?


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 07:31

Good morning all 

Im still in bed waiting for another coffee 

It looks like another lovely day - think we'll have to put the seep hose on the Shady Bank again. 

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