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YOUR view of music over the years.

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 07:25
Cangrandmafixiit wrote (see)

Mike here's my bit. 

I was asked by my daughter while she was still in school ,, a decade ago "mum what is yours and dads song ??" 

Without thinking , I replied.   "Oh that was ....""The Eve of Destruction" "

((We met Friday 13th october, black friday))

So at the end of the school term we got a laugh when reading her choice essays titled " mum met dad to the eve of destruction music "  

Thing is I can't remember now if it was even a song , it just fitted in at the time 

One of the most influential records of the 60s  and sadly nothing seems to have changed much.   Remarkable how the words still fit.


Posted: 29/10/2014 at 07:16

Good morning all

Topbird, we found Hefty using this garden when we first moved here - daughter was sitting out one evening having a crafty fag and heard rustling and heavy breathing in the undergrowth and thought we had a prowler, then she saw the biggest hedgehog she'd ever seen - she gave him his name.    Then, as I've recounted elsewhere, storms brought down the ivy-covered fences and that winter we had to clear it all up and dig out the ivy roots - that's when OH nearly stepped on HIbernating Hefty!  We put a sturdy cardboard box with leaves and hay in it, on it's side in a quiet corner facing the fence with just a small access gap and popped him in there and he remained there for the winter.  In the spring he emerged and we started putting food out regularly.  When the builder replaced the fences he cut Hedgehog Gates in the bottom for access so that Hefty and his friends can roam through the area - they cover quite an area apparently!  Hefty usually appears on his own and then others turn up later, we've seen up to 3 together.  OH is a much lighter sleeper than me, and is frequently woken by the sound of snuffling in the garden and the dish of food being pushed around on the terrace.    I understand that Suffolk Wildlife Trust are currently conducting a survey into hedgehogs in Suffolk

Can you help identify this plant ?

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 06:45

You can contact the gardens direct and tell them where you saw the plant - they should be able to help you

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 20:23

Verdun - I do hope that your niece had a really lovely birthday


Posted: 28/10/2014 at 20:12

That's OK Fg, you eat your supper; I'll enjoy Mr Packham's company

Topbird, Hefty was already here when we moved in - I'll try to remember to explain about how we met him tomorrow - for now my feet are up, there's a bar of hazlenut milk chocolate to share with OH, and Autumnwatch is on.......

See you tomorrow folks

Pruning tall evergreen holly

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:56

I would keep them outside in a sheltered corner - if you don't have a cold frame it would be good to rig up an old window or sheet of heavy duty plastic on some bricks, just to keep the worst of the weather off. But there's no need for sides - plenty of ventilation will be good and low temperatures won't be a problem.

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:32

Oooh Bonfire toffee - yes please   and I'll bring some honeycomb and some salted caramel and chilli peanut brittle



Posted: 28/10/2014 at 11:55

BL thanks - it's not usually that cold here, but it can be colder - I think I'd better see if I can provide a bit of protection. 

Never thought much of R. Williams - think he's a bit of an twit really so that sort of behaviour is par for the course as far as I'm concerned.  Have never seen any originality in his work - the one with the talent is Gary Barlow.   Sorry - perhaps it's as well as I'm out for the rest of the morning ......... I'll get my coat

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 10:48

Shall I bring some Rocksteady and a bit of early reggae

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