Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Christmas Present Fail

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 11:21

I remember an aunt phoning to explain that my teenaged cousin had taken a tumble from her horse and needed to have a nose op ...... oh yeah?  Very convenient that 

Her brother doesn't recall anything about said tumble but remembers his sister's nose op ................ the thing is, if said aunt hadn't felt the need to phone around the family and explain we'd probably never have noticed J's nose ......... but now, every time we see her, even 45 years later ................

Christmas Present Fail

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 11:16

Frankie, even back in the days when I was nearly as slim as Wonky is now, my 33" inside leg measurement precluded a need for 'petite'

And there is no way that Wonky has her Nana's bum ...... and she doesn't have mine either

Christmas Present Fail

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 11:01

Wonky will remember the royal blue ribbed 'petite' tights I was given by a member of the 'ex inlaws', the quarter-used bottle of aftershave given to her brother by the widow of the man who received it from said brother the previous year , and the already coloured in colouring book that she received from the same person when she was a child

Christmas Present Fail

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 10:26

Frankie, hints are no good .......... you have to ISSUE INSTRUCTIONS!!!   

My lot have been trained over the years - vouchers are the way to go - I have received National Gardening Vouchers and some of those rectangular printed ones with a picture of the Queen on the front with a note that these are also 'Gardening Vouchers' and I have also received a beautifully drawn voucher stating that I can cash it in for a specified number of hours of labour from my Under Gardener

Another family member knows that I always welcome Amaryllis bulbs and has supplied accordingly



Downton vs Eastenders

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 10:03

The Titchfield Thunderbolt last night

Bushing oak trees...

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 09:06

Charlie   Perhaps, rather than making a series of individual queries,  if you could tell us what it is you're trying to achieve in the long term, we could advise you on the best course of action to get what you're after.

Hope that's helpful




Support for a single grapevine

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 08:58
jo47 wrote (see)

What a fabulous site Dove ......... a few things on there I'll be delving into today 

And I've had some really good quality plants from them too

I know it's not Poldark, but ..........

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 08:56

Worth a try

I know it's not Poldark, but ..........

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 08:30

Whoops!  I spelt his name wrong .., it's Aidan


Posted: 26/12/2015 at 08:25

DD - I feel for you - my OH can't cope with hyacinths indoors so since we've been together I've not grown them ...    And re your back - you should compare notes with Wonky - she gets problems with her sciatic nerve if she's not careful!

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