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Read in the paper today

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 09:49

Think you'd get a bit bored with those three times a day OL   You'd have to stab a few fish or a passing native with a hand fashioned spear now and again...

Or is that just me? 

Not keen on processed meat products myself. 

OL - I like your kind of island though.  I take it you meant 'desert'.... 


Posted: 22/08/2014 at 09:45

It is the same one. Well she has to do something to earn her board and lodging. These lazy offspring would spend all day in their beds if they had the chance. It's a hard school here you know 

OL- I was going to be very un - PC and say perhaps the Germans had that a  or a .

I'm in a very silly mood. Lily - not good when you can't sleep. They say it's better to get up and have a cup of tea or something. Not so long ago they were saying the opposite. 

Lie ins just make you feel worse usually. I don't really do them. Not good at sitting around in jim jams either. Like to get showered and dressed pretty much when I get up. 


Posted: 22/08/2014 at 08:59

I had  a very physical job at the time LP. Lifting stuff that was too heavy and certainly for the age I was. I'm used to my rubbish back now - in fact I hardly notice it now with all the other assorted pain taking over from it...

I'm not good at accepting help outdoors or in - it would be the same if I ever had a cleaner. I'd have to clean the house before they came   Daughter has helped quite a bit with all the fence building though.  I couldn't have done it without her - it's much easier if you have an extra pair of hands to hold ends of timber, and keep posts steady while you concrete. She's nifty with a cordless drill, a hammer and a pickaxe too 

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 08:50

Topbird - I think the reason for the 'odd' figurines was an even more un PC one. They were all what could have been members of an old style trad jazz band who would have been from the Deep South.  I remember the guitar one too and they also had a saxophonist so I had that too as that was my Dad's other instrument. 

KEF -  jars!  

We had the Vesta discussion a while ago - in fact  - I showed them to her in the SM! They didn't have the risotto though - Chow Mein and some other unmentionable delight - possibly the curry. We never had that - it would have been too continental for my Dad 

With youngest fairy it was full blown roast beef dinners - I'd not eaten roast beef since I was about 12  and have only started eating it again recently! 

Happy days eh? 

Echinacea problem

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 08:10

I don't grow them but that does sound like a lot of feeding too, but it does look more of a topical problem like weedkiller as Verdun suggests. You're right GW - mildews and moulds don't appear as brittle and crisp-  just soft and soggy.

Deepest red astrantia

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 08:05

Venice is a dark red too. I think there's quite a few which are 'similar' in colour.

Garden ideas

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 08:04

Think BB has it nailed Joyce. What about gardening companies in your own area - there's bound to be residents who use them and they would probably do a basic revamp and tidy up  for over winter and then you could make enquiries about getting your grass changed. I know that it can be very expensive though so don't rush into it - get a few quotes. It's more like laying a carpet so it's not just landscapers that can do it. Simplifying the garden will make it easier - perhaps just a few pots on the patio with things you like - bulbs etc -and a few evergreen shrubs that will carry  through the seasons and that you can manage yourself 

Does your Shed have a Name ??

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:56

David  - we're reading from the same hymn book...

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:54

Does anyone remember the golliwogs on Robertson's jam? You collected tokens and got badges or little clay figurines. I collected them to get one figure playing the clarinet because of my Dad. Most peculiar. You wouldn't be allowed them now of course! 

My Mum used to give us the Vesta Chow Mein and ...Beef Risotto! What a delicacy that was. So much so that, when I was expecting first child... and struggled to eat virtually all normal food...I ate that ...  

That's so embarrassing I'm having one more of these 


Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:38

Morning all. Lily - I took all my aches and pains to bed but unfortunately they were still with me when I got up. Hope the sciatica's a bit easier on you today. Not a nice thing. I had to get Diazepam for it  

Nice day here - cold of course but dry and sunny -  so will get outside. Washing brambles? We just  used to pick them off the hedges and eat long as they were above 'dog leg' height if you know what I mean.... Any that made it home got a rinse. Any insect just adds to the flavour 

Hope the slave trade all have a good day at work 

I'll be back to join you there on Monday.

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