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Feeding birds Yes or No

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 09:30

My daughter had a similar problem.  She bought some Shepherd's Crook type metal poles to hang the bird feeders from, and makes sure she uses the 'non mess' type feed so there's little scattered on the ground to attract the rats.  She says the problem's over

Your favourite tomato varieties

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 09:13

I think he may have skimped on preparing the bed too


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 09:11

Good morning all   A nice morning here - blue skies and pink and white fluffies!.

My head is still stuffed with cotton wool so that turning over in bed gives me dreams of being on a small boat in a stormy sea.  Apart from that and a bit of an 'acking corff' no real problems.  I shall have a shower in a few mins (when I've finished my second coffee) and then we shall have scrambled eggs and smoked salmon.  I ordered a side from a friend who works at the Belhaven Smokery in Dunbar - it really is the best smoked salmon in the world


Posted: 27/12/2014 at 20:36

Fear not Edd - the Ed I saw was far too sturdy and substantial to be mistaken for Mr Miliband   and he definitely had the air of being - 'a safe pair of hands' 


Posted: 27/12/2014 at 18:36
Edd wrote (see)

Dove? What is going on with The Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation (PDMRO) pleases????


There is nothing on the airwaves???

Edd, we were lunching in a pub on the way home to Norfolk from Lincs and the tv  in the pub was showing the news and they were interviewing someone in Hi Vis and helmet called Ed about being drafted in to help with stranded traffic and I'm pretty sure they said Derbyshire - but it was hard to hear it all what with the conversation in the pub etc.


Posted: 27/12/2014 at 18:31

Nut, we were at Market Deeping last night when the snow was so bad - that's not far from you as the crow flies is it?

Edd - the phone was already dieing - I'd phoned round the rellies before we went away warning them that it was playing up - I think the phone leapt into the sink of it's own volition - it couldn't bear being an almost dead phone any more - we've done the box of rice in the airing cupboard thing but - it has had enough


Posted: 27/12/2014 at 16:26

4 inches in South Lincs last night - no gritters or snowploughs to be seen anywhere. 

Son in Suffolk Coastal says all their gritters had been out by 6pm yesterday and the snowploughs were on standby - they didn't have a single snowflake LOL


Posted: 27/12/2014 at 16:20

Hello folks!    Glad to see everyone's had a lovely Christmas!  

We're home a day early as MIL had heavy snow last night - we were out visiting friends about 8 miles away, and only just got home in the blizzard conditions.  This morning niece was out building snowmen and great fun was had but we thought we'd better make tracks (geddit? ) in case things got worse rather than better, so packed our bags and set off for home, only to find that 6 miles from MIL there'd been no snow at all.  

We went past the turning to Nut's village, and t didn't look as if they'd had any, and that's only a couple of villages away from MIL!!! 

And did anyone watching the lunchtime news see someone being interviewed from the Peak District Rescue Team (or whatever it was called)  - their name was Ed.  It wasn't our Edd was it? 

Anyway, we're home safe and sound - we called in at a farm shop and picked up a free range chicken for tomorrow and OH has unpacked the car and I've turned the heating on and the fire is blazing and the house is warming up.

One mini crisis was that my mobile died on Christmas Day - it had been playing up and then immersing it (accidentally) in water just about finished it off.    So anyone who has my mobile number, there's no point in using it at the moment!  Hopefully I'll be able to get a new one which will take the  old SIM card



Posted: 24/12/2014 at 14:59
GemmaJF wrote (see)......So that's it, have a good 'un everyone and see you in a few days  I shall have far too much alcohol in the system to be posting for the next day or so. 

Very wise Gemma - very wise - I wish everyone was as wise as you

Right, we're off - see you in a few days' time - have a lovely Christmas everyone


Posted: 24/12/2014 at 14:38

Oooh, one of those round toffees please Fg

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