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Too good to be true ?

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 10:17

We ordered some Marshalls paving a few years ago - think that was the Pavesys system or its forerunner - they had a computer programme that worked out and supplied the right number of different shapes etc for the space we had and provided a printout of how to arrange them.  When they arrived the colouring of the paving looked very different to the ones we'd seen at the showroom and we sent them back. 

We chose some cheaper 'own brand' ones from Jewsons who also worked out and supplied exactly the shapes we needed - the builder who laid the patio (on mortar) was very impressed with them and we're still very happy with our terrace and patio.


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 09:00
punkdoc wrote (see)

Sadly Dove we didn't have time. Spent from opening time till 3pm. in the garden, and then with a long drive back to Sheffield, thought we should leave. 

Well, you'll just have to go again


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 08:25

They sound good Bushman


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 08:12

Great minds think alike - We make dragon's eggs too   There must be more dragons about than we were led to believe as children!!! 

I sometimes use a game mixture to wrap eggs, and also like making them with smoked haddock and potato instead of a meat wrapping - OH sells quails eggs at the farm shop so I sometimes make them with those - fiddly to shell but as long as they're not too fresh it's not too bad


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 08:01

Pdoc - I knew you'd enjoy Gt Dixter - heaven on earth!!!!!!!  Did you go in the house too?


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 08:00

You're a lovely lot

I do make Scotch Eggs Bushman, but if I'm visiting Ma I often pop in at a local deli and pick up one of these

Oh dear Snoodle! 


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 07:42

Exactly Bushman

I try to visit in the mornings and leave when her lunch is ready - that way there's a natural ending to my visit - then I go down to the harbour, buy some fish fresh from the boat and eat my sandwich or a Scotch egg while watching the tide racing in or out at the harbour mouth - it's very therapeutic

 Southwold Harbour


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 07:23

Morning Bushman

I think the most difficult bit is that she doesn't remember that Pa died in March, and from time to time she thinks he's at their old house waiting for her so she must get back

Fortunately ??? she can't walk ................................ I'm so sorry for those people whose parents are found wandering


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 07:19

Cheers Pat and Verdun   It's always an adventure - I'm never sure who she's going to  think I am - I mean, she knows I'm Dove and important to her, but just lately Dove is her sister, not her daughter.  I suppose it's better to be her sister than the family solicitor which is who she thought I was a while ago. 

I spoke to her sister on the phone the other day, but if I tell her it may confuse her totally  When Wonky and I visited together recently Ma thought it was lovely that we'd met after all this time   It's no good telling her any different, it just upsets her - so I just go with the flow - but it does make for complicated conversations 

wasps in my polytunnel

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 07:10

Are you sure they were wasps and not hoverflies?

I've never heard of wasps attacking tomatoes - they will go for soft/damaged sweet fruit a bit later in the season but usually orchard fruit, not what you'd have in your polytunnel.

However they will attack and eat any aphids they find - I'd leave the door open and let them come and go as they please - wasps are the gardener's friends

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