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Posted: 09/11/2014 at 19:07

OL, it's a hedehog with a funny hat on!


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 18:48

Fg - now you're being silly   we put the soup in a saucepan and heated it up! 


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 18:27
4thPanda wrote (see)

Evening all 

.......... I am a trifle...........

 And you've never looked lovelier Panda

Let's Remember Them

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 18:22

Thinking of my maternal grandfather and my Gt Uncle Billy, best pals who married sisters and who both had their lives shortened by their experiences on the Somme and at Ypres. 

Also thinking of Pa's younger brother, my Uncle Richard - shot down over Germany and buried in Kiel Cemetery - I never met him but think of him often.

And thinking of Pa's fellow airmen, some of whom never landed back at home, and Ma's schoolfriends who lost their lives on the North Atlantic convoys.


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 17:59

Clari - we've just had some spicy squash soup from the freezer with wholemeal toast - there's some left if that's any good?


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 17:12

Hello folks, we're back

The weather was awful on the way down to Suffolk, and we had to drive very carefully through three areas of significant flooding in the Waveney Valley - any deeper and I'd have turned around and called the trip off.

Anyway we got there but it was too wet to take Pa to the Parade and Silence, so OH and I watched the service from Whitehall with them.

After we'd been there a couple of hours it was their lunchtime, so we left and went to the war memorial to place a cross for Pa's younger brother who was killed over Germany in 1944 - he's buried in Kiel cemetery.

By then the rain had stopped and the sun was shining, and OH and I went for a stroll and lunch on the on the the pier.

Now I'll have a read back and see what you lot have been up to ....


Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 15:46

Is the compost bin on bare earth or on concrete or similar?  I would do best on bare earth.  I think I'd get a bag of horse manure - you can buy them for £1 bagged up on the side of the road if you take a drive out into the countryside - put that in the bottom of the bin - then build your heap on top of it.   You'll get some worms doing it like that.


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 15:20

The more worms you have the better  your soil and garden will be. They don't do any harm at all. 

It'll be mice, birds or squirrels eating your bulbs.

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 15:17

Agree with Colin above .... and aerate it - poke a garden fork into it once a week and jiggle it around to stir it up.


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:17

Washing on the line?  Trim the hedge?  Not here Clari - lovely weather for ducks here!!!  The Lovely Home have just said it's tipping down there too so there's no way we can take Pa to the Parade and War Memorial.  I'll do the honours with the cross for his brother, and then we'll go and watch the wreath laying at the Cenotaph with them on the telly. 

  Is it really a good idea to stand on the bonnet to trim the hedge???  Nothing to grab on to in case of sudden earthquake ....

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