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Posted: 09/12/2015 at 18:32

BL - I hate New Year too. Just another day as far as I'm concerned 

I think people mean well, but if you want to be on your own they should respect that choice. You can be lonely in a room full of people, yet never lonely on your own. I know that only too well. 

Hosta - what does that involve? Are you skinny dipping....

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 18:25

Jo - I can't add anything to what's already been said, but I'll be here for some of Christmas day on my own too, so feel free to chat or rant - whichever you need. I may have Quality Street for dinner if the mood takes me. The beauty of that is that there's no washing up. 

I'll keep you some - as long as you don't steal my favourites   

I'll be walking too as I'm off work for a week at C'mas. I bought new crampons so I'll be testing them out 

 On a more serious note, my youngest daughter is experiencing a bit of the same issue too as she doesn't want to go to her Dad's on Christmas day. Not because of her Dad, but she doesn't like quite a  lot of his family as they keep telling her what she should be doing with her life. Not what you need at eighteen. I don't want her to be uncomfortable, so a delicate conversation with her dad may be needed. 


Posted: 09/12/2015 at 18:15

Oooh - bet he's scared Hosta. Honestly - it's all such a lot of c***. Do we really think he's going to care? The man's an idiot, but there's plenty of them about. Did anyone see the Christmas card by the politician with the family all standing in matching outfits -  complete with their arsenal of guns? Yes- the family that kills together, stays together...presumably 


Posted: 09/12/2015 at 18:11

I'd believe anything's possible in the USA - they voted Bush junior in twice after all.....

and yes, Hosta - if he can't get decent haircut....gawd 'elp us 

Turned into a fairly vile night here - from about 3pm  - wind and rain aplenty.  Lots of road closures with trees down etc. 

Panda- should you have been back at work yet? Hope you're ok 

Spring shoots in December

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 08:07

Nothing unusually early here in terms of bulbs (other than  Dutch Iris which are always showing in autumn/winter) but we're about three or four weeks behind, and our  season often finishes later because of that. Japanese anemones only finished flowering a few weeks ago. 


How to design a flower bed

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 08:01

Creosote isn't available now Lyn - Creocote is the new 'version'without all the carcinogenic additions!

The new wood paints and stains are water based so are harmless to anything round about. They need to be applied in good dry weather though, to let them 'go off' properly. They don't last as well, on the whole, as the old type of stains so need re applying.


Posted: 09/12/2015 at 07:52

Morning/afternoon all. No t'interweb yesterday so just catching up with you all now.

Wet and windy here too...sigh...

Hope you feel a  bit better today Panda.

Perhaps Hosta should have come home via Pat's just to ease him in gently..

No turkey here for C'mas - not enough of us to eat it, and I'm not having turkey sandwiches, fritters, risotto, curry etc  for a week  

Best wishes to everyone else who's under the weather just now. So many infections and viruses going around at this time of year - it can be hard to avoid them. 

I seem to have missed DD and her Santa outfit Lesley. What on earth are you up to now DD!! 



Posted: 08/12/2015 at 08:08

Pat - never thought for one moment you were feeling sorry for yourself - you strike me as a very positive person 

You have an insider's knowledge though, so you understand what those people are going through. Heartbreaking to see older people struggling more than anything. 

Off to work in a few mins so I'll catch you all later.

Have a good day - if possible - everyone 


Posted: 08/12/2015 at 08:02

Great to hear you're ok little-ann. You hadn't been on here for a while but I wondered if you'd been affected. I don't think much can be done to prevent extreme conditions like this. It's physical and immediate help that people need right now. 

The one that got me last night was the young chap with the beard whose wife/girlfriend is about to have a baby and they have no insurance. Doesn't bear thinking about. These are the kind of people who need assistance right away. 



Posted: 08/12/2015 at 07:54

Morning lovely people. 

chicky - DD was singing Aretha so I'm visualising a Sister Act choir now...

Edd and I were discussing Noggin the nog - the greatest animation ever - but Edd got sidetracked into other things... The animated characters in Noggin were based on the famous chess pieces discovered on Lewis many moons ago, thought to be Nordic. They are rather beautiful.

Pat - that must have been a huge undertaking having to start all over again. I'm guessing you had youth on your side, which must have helped a fair bit. 

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