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Posted: 04/11/2014 at 08:16

Still lots of leaves on our ash trees - lots on the ground too - I'm waiting until they're all down before I rake them up - but I need to get some binbags for making leafmould - and some batteries for the big torch - that didn't seem too bright last night.  The small torch is a wind-up/solar powered and that was fine

Strictly 2014

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 08:03

It's a TV show - not a serious dancing competition!  That's the role that Anton plays - he's good at it

Winter Readings

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 07:58

Another book I've borrowed and would love to own is Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall's 'Peonies - the Imperial Flower'  - even if you don't grow peonies this book is a fantastic read and the illustrations are simply beautiful. 


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 07:35

Good morning all  

3.7C last night .... and what an odd evening that was!  We'd just settled down to watch tv when the lights went out! There had been engineers digging up the pavement nearby earlier in the day - we looked out of the window and saw floodlights, vans, compressors and men working. OH took a torch and went and had a word - they said it would be up to 3 hours! We wondered about the frail elderly gent next door (he has carers visit regularly during the day, but it was past their last usual time) then fortunately we saw that his daughter was there - she visits regularly - so that was ok.

What to do for three hours? Playing Scrabble by torchlight didn't really appeal so we went to bed. The lights came back on around 10 o'clock and we woke up - turned things off and went back to bed - at least I got the early night that I'd planned.

Winter 2014/15

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 19:43

Well, we could do with some good cold snaps to kill off the aphids and other nasties that happily carried on breeding right through last winter.  I shall be sad if I lose plants, but a few sharp frosts are good for us.


Posted: 03/11/2014 at 19:31

Oh - and re dock leaves - they work best if you scrumple them up and rub them on the stings to get the juice from the leaves onto them.


Posted: 03/11/2014 at 19:29

Lily pilly - that sounds awful!!!   That's what happens when they use taxis rather than hospital transport!!!    I hope you hear better news soon.  

Runnybeak - as children if we couldn't find dock leaves or if our nettle stings still tingled when we were in the house, we'd use vinegar to take the sting out.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 19:17

That's hopeful  -  fingers very crossed for a good outcome BL - thinking of you all ((hugs))

and Matty too - wondering how you are ((hugs))


Posted: 03/11/2014 at 17:58
punkdoc wrote (see)

Evening all, cold but sunny here today, and colder still according to forecast. Had a lovely walk on the moors today, thought some sunlight would be good for blues.

Just making a ratatouille to go with some lamb chops.

Have a good evening.

Sunlight's very good for blues; fresh air, exercise and sunlight even better; following that with tasty and tender lamb chops with ratatouille is a guaranteed cure

Enjoy your evening Pdoc

KEF - butterfingers!!!

Just to let you how I got on at the show

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 17:16

Congratulations 'neighbour' !!!

 Have a pint on me!!!

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