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Posted: 18/07/2014 at 11:06

Morning all - late for me. No work today but it's been quite hectic for the last month or so there - more than usual. Worked outside till quite late yesterday while daughter made a roast for dinner - too hot really but the chicken wasn't going to keep another day. It's all made me very tired so slept a bit more than usual. 

We don't really get many thunderstorms here because we don't normally get the long, hot humid spells you all get down south, but it's been very oppressive. We managed to avoid the last storm too - it skirted round the edges of this area. It's warm and windy just now so perhaps we'll get a 'thunderplump' as my Mum used to call it! Lots of watering needed - I'm seriously regretting not getting an outside tap last year 

Woody - hope all goes well and weather stays fine for you. I'll send you ours as we seem to have south of England's usual stuff just now  

Nice to see you archie - lovely pix 

Too many pages to catch up on so I won't try - hope everyone is fine and workers/retiring workers/ redundant workers are managing to rise above the ****  

Off for a look round and see if there's any queries I'm capable of answering!


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:35

I think blackcurrants would be lovely in a muffin fidget. I suggest you send me adequate samples of each batch just so that I can test them for you and make sure they're of a good standard....

Rivetting - very good Verd. Don't give up the day job....

Right - I'm off. I may be gone some time.....

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:16

Yvie - if they open a drawer and the item they want doesn't jump out into their hands, they have to call for help....

I can believe you about the eggs - but some girls are just as incapable. My  girls have been able to make themselves lunches and basic dinners since they were quite young. I think it's up to parents to teach them and - more importantly- allow them to do,  it but they're frightened they burn the house down! 

Hello and an Introduction

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:11

Lovely spot NLass- lots of extra challenges with the climate - makes the good days more precious when you don't get them all the time!  It takes a lot of hard work to sort out a big plot if it's been left for any length of time - work in progress as you say - but very rewarding. The millstone is a beautiful feature to have - I bet you're glad you got stuck in and uncovered it.  



Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:03

That was a classy joke Edd - worthy of Verd 

Lovely froggy Dove. They must be enjoying their new home.

Hope mum is doing well Verd. I'm not keen on plugs either but the big foxglove ones I got recently have already out grown  their pots and need to get in the ground soon I reckon.  

Taking daughter to get shirts and skirts for school soon to get it over and done. She goes back four weeks today and I hate going later on when it's hoaching with millions of people who leave it till the last minute. Shopping centres...who invented them? 

Wonder how Clari got on today 


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 12:43

Just in for a quick lunch - youngest daughter informed me that the Commonwealth baton relay thingy went down the road near our house. I wondered what the cones were doing there when I went to work this morning. Thought it might be to stop people parking as it's a narrow road along to the farm .

Do you think Woody will take some pants to throw at Tom? 

Very thundery and overcast here. More rain overnight so it saves watering most stuff.

Off for a quick look round before I go back to work.

Have a good day everyone 

Corn Cockle can kill?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 12:36

It's a wonder the DM doesn't just tell everyone to stay indoors for evermore....

I don't know - these plants....they come over here, they take our jobs.....


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 22:28

And do you have any cake Woody?.....

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:58

Very kind   The fences in that pic were of that 'bright orange' hue and had umpteen coats of paint to tone them down, so I did the trellis and raised beds black. Would really have liked to do the fence black and have the trellis mossy green but the trellis was orangey too so I reckoned it might not cover too well.  The horrible gravel and slabs will go too.

Love yours too BM. The seating area looks lovely and peaceful. A winding path's  a great way to break up a long narrow garden- always makes it look wider . Lots of scope for planting of all types too. Nice brick edging 

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:40

I agree art. A lot of brainwashing goes on. I'm also approaching thirty   and can't physically do what I used to be able to do which is very frustrating, but I just take more breaks! I probably had more influence from my Dad too as he was always building stuff and doing DIY, but I also sew - I do it for a living!

My mum once asked me if I made my husband's breakfast for him before he went to work...... yeh - as if!  I didn't see him offering to get up and make mine when I worked double the hours he did either! 

I hold doors open for everyone - man, woman or alien with three heads. It's a common courtesy and it annoys me if women see it as anything else. I always thank someone holding a door for me.  Equality surely means just that - do as you would be done by, and be courteous to others whatever the gender. 

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