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Posted: 11/11/2014 at 19:39

Hello again folks   I'm back from my visit to Cambridge Uni Botanic Gardens
It was lovely to see my friend from Cornwall again, lots of nattering was done and the world was put to rights.  Some gentle wandering around the rock gardens, shrubberies and glass houses of the Botanic Gardens was done, the sun shone on us and a good lunch and much coffee was had. A very enjoyable day   We didn't take any photos - the autumn colour was all but over and lots of beds had been cut back and were being worked on.  There was an interesting fruit - Lady someone's Orange ????  I shall have to google ....

My day didn't start so well as the 9am bus didn't arrive, so I had to catch the 9.30 and change to get down to the station, however, that did mean that I could use my bus pass

The train journey to Cambridge is a lovely one with lots to see - particularly lots of rivers and woodlands, and of course the beautiful Ely cathedral. I also saw lots of wildlife, including a buzzard trying to snatch one of the flock of woodpigeons that were feasting on a farmer's oilseed rape.

The journey back took longer than it should have done, as we were held up outside Brandon by a mal-functioning level-crossing gate, so as I arrived back in Norwich about 15 minutes late the bus timetable didn't dovetail with the train - however, never one to let a good opportunity go to waste, I used the additional 45 mins to pop into M&S and buy a new nightie as well as get a coffee at Starbucks which is opposite my bus stop. Nothing if not organised.

Hopefully the Christine W programme has recorded itself for me - I'll be interested to see her view of East Anglia

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 19:21

Lyn ((hugs)) have been thinking of you and yours and hoping you're all as ok as can be.

Not gardening but a computer question

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 08:49

When I bought my new laptop a few weeks ago it came with Windows 8.1, but the chap at the shop set it up so that it looks more like the Windows edition I was used to and it's been fine. 


Posted: 11/11/2014 at 08:45

Blue-ish skies here now - fingers crossed it's going to stay fine for my trip - I'll try to get the sunshine to spread southwestwards for you Verdun

new job

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 08:09

Dannyboy - brilliant news!  And what a creative idea - best of luck for the future


Posted: 11/11/2014 at 08:06

DD - take photos along the way - sometimes we're so involved with our gardens we just don't notice the improvement - but some photos of the changes and progression will boost your confidence no end ((hugs))

Just testing

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 07:52

Hi Daryl

Every so often I find that I'm logged out - not only from this site but also from other sites I'm usually logged into.  I think that's something to do with my security software.  It just happens every now and then and I just log back in again.

If you haven't got smilies etc have a look in your Settings (under your name in the top right corner when you're logged in).  You need to have Advanced Edit enabled in order for the smilies and other edit functions to be available.

There is a blip on the forum at the moment re Avatars - this is being looked at by the technical team.

Hope that helps

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 07:43

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Posted: 11/11/2014 at 07:37

Good morning all  

BitKnit - I'm a knitter too, and OH and I are painters (amongst other things)  I did my degrees at Norwich, OH did his BA at Norwich and his MA at Chelsea - several of our friends got seduced by animation along the way !  Enjoy your time as a student

Well folks, I'm off to meet a friend at Cambs University Botanic Gardens today - I'll take my camera for any autumn colour that's still about - that's if it's not bucketing down from the heavens!   As this is a friend from the  Food forum that I'm also on, if the weather is awful we can concentrate on the cakes!

Tips on starting a balcony compost bin?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 19:47

I think in your situation I'd have a look at wormeries.  They're more for composting household waste rather than quantities of garden prunings and lawnmowings, which I presume is the situation you find yourself in.

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