Latest posts by Fairygirl


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 08:33

Morning all /afties Pat 

Cool here too Hosta. I refuse to put the heating on - I have a throw over me instead. Just living  up to the 'mean Scot' stereotype  

I woke up just in time to see Mo!  Fantastic wasn't it? Then the girls in the relay - how terrific they all are. What on earth am I going to do tomorrow when it's all over... 

I should have some breakfast...anyone got croissants or pains au choc going? 

Camera Talk

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 21:35

Oh Sheps - he is just gorgeous 

Haven't done my pix from today yet - too weary and it takes a while. Think there are some goodish ones though. 

You'll be pleased to know there weren't any birds for you to identify for me  

Tree ID

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 21:16

It could possibly be one of the Cryptomerias. They're often used as potted 'Christmas trees' 

9ft gap between hedges

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 21:04

I'd  go with Berghill's suggestion. That would give you supports to put some fencing on it.Try a builder's merchant for timber - really inexpensive. 


Posted: 20/08/2016 at 20:51

Evening all. Home from the hill - back about an hour ago and just had time to have a shower, a cuppa, and then went to collect daughter from work. I had to shorten my day because of it - don't get me started on that.....

Great walk though - forgot to take a pic of the infamous 'steel bridge' you have to cross though. I did it twice due to coming back the way I went. It's a real Indiana Jones effort   Boots off to cross the bottom of the beautiful Grey Mare's Tail - the waterfall in Glen Nevis - twice. Good fun, but midgie heaven.  Nice bit of scrambling up top. Weather was terrific really. Wasn't looking too promising till I reached Ballachulish - chucking it down and the cloud right down to about 700/800 feet. I'll do the pix tomorrow. Six hours of driving and six and a half  hours on the hills has left me weary. 

I will now attempt to catch up a bit here till I take daughter to her party...

Not even Tom and his budgie smugglers to watch. What a shame - he was on such good form yesterday. 

Some beginner questions

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 06:20

Your own garden will also be different, in terms of micro climates, from someone along the road or even next door, as it depends on other buildings or large trees or shrubs which may cause shade etc , so take time to look at those things and plan the best spot for any new planting. 

and if something isn't doing so well - you can always move it! 


Posted: 20/08/2016 at 06:15

Hats off to the hockey girls - what a result! Stunning  

Nick Skelton's is one of the greatest medals ever won. 44 years since we won any individual medal. After breaking his neck, as well as well as all the other problems. What a partnership. 

The sniping isn't going to stop my warm glow. Come on people - this is our countrymen and women working their a**es off and knocking their opponents for six  

which leads me into Nicola Adams - you go girl!

and Tom's budgie smugglers...get in!  Ooh ..perhaps I should say - stay in... 


Posted: 20/08/2016 at 06:05

Morning Joyce and those to come/afties Pat

Off soon for my walk. Supposed to clear and be good up there. Looking forward to it 

I can't get the tennis Joyce - don't have the sports channel. Shame about Nadal 

But what about those hockey girls! It wasn't looking good when I went to bed so I was thrilled to see that result when I got up    I've lost track but we must be looking good to beat that London tally of medals - or certainly will be very close. Superb stuff.

Have a great day all - whatever the weather....

I'll catch up later


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 21:43

I'll have to got to bed soon - up early to walk a couple near Fort Bill. I'm worn out after the jumping!  

Watched the bit I missed on iPlayer. Snickers and a cuppa for me Dove. I need to keep my energy levels up...

Watching Tom and his budgie smugglers now - he's cracking on well too  

Come on the hockey girls too  

Thank you Dewdrops - if Nick Skelton can do what he's done after what he's been through - I reckon I can manage to carry on ...

Hope the next few days are ok for you too. I know how difficult it all is with funerals. x

Hope the predicted stormy weather wasn't too bad for anyone. I'll catch up with you all tomorrow at some point.  


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 19:33

When he worked/rode for the Edgars back in the day, I knew someone who had  also worked for them. You may recall they had a daughter, Marie, who was a top jockey too, and they were sponsored by Everest. This friend told us the nickname the other competitors had for her, as she was 'less than sylph-like'.

Everest Buffalo.... 

His Puissance record's never been beaten. He was about 21 or 22 I think when he did it.  

The r***y coverage changed to the other channel, so I've missed the end!  Have to watch on the catch up thingy now. Grrr!

Last edited: 19 August 2016 19:34:03

Discussions started by Fairygirl

A Little ditty

If you're feeling down, sing along.....# 
Replies: 15    Views: 823
Last Post: 29/12/2016 at 12:23

Camera Talk - part 2

keep posting your non gardening photos here 
Replies: 534    Views: 37833
Last Post: 15/06/2017 at 08:32

'Twas the night before Christmas...a little homage

for the lovely Forker family  
Replies: 51    Views: 3997
Last Post: 25/12/2016 at 08:07

Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Our jaunt to The Pentlands for Children in Need  
Replies: 24    Views: 1831
Last Post: 28/10/2015 at 22:37


The youngsters and their daily ablutions 
Replies: 16    Views: 1086
Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 22:22

Children in Need Sponsored Walk

Would any of you like to sponsor me on a 12 mile walk? 
Replies: 32    Views: 2219
Last Post: 11/10/2015 at 20:42

The Fairy Family Holiday

A few little photos 
Replies: 20    Views: 1747
Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 08:10

green manure

intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
Replies: 4    Views: 1131
Last Post: 11/10/2014 at 14:32

forum gremlins

Replies: 12    Views: 1566
Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 22:04

Bee programme tonight

Replies: 7    Views: 1481
Last Post: 03/08/2013 at 15:22

spam reported

Replies: 12    Views: 1487
Last Post: 26/07/2013 at 14:22

Common Swift (moth)

Replies: 2    Views: 2052
Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 23:48

our building projects

Replies: 9    Views: 1691
Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 19:04

slugs, snails and bees

Replies: 2    Views: 1530
Last Post: 13/06/2013 at 14:24

cufcskim's reply!

Replies: 4    Views: 1543
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 16:34
1 to 15 of 18 threads