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Posted: 02/02/2014 at 10:39

Lovely Dove - but where are the candles?  Could the  Fire Brigade not make it......

Sorry art... I know you're only 27...or 28 like me 

I'll keep you a Yorkie archie...if eldest doesn't snaffle them all!

Crumpets now Verd...I don't know. You'll not be fit to take Spike for his walks at this rate, especially if you get a doughnut holder in that car.... 


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 09:49

Morning all. Dreich here but at least no more snow. 

Could have chatted to you through the night Clari. Was awake for about three hours. May have had something to do with falling asleep at  9pm  for four hours!

My hellebore's not flowering yet but has big fat buds. Only have one - so far. Got it from the nursery when I  moved in here. They had loads, but only one of this variety. 'Bob's Best'. Lrge  white flowers. Looking forward to it opening up.

H****work to do and a bit of shopping to get today. Wonder if the girls would like some Yorkshires for dinner. 

Didn't know it was art's birthday - Hippo Birdy  Will you have cake later?


Advice on new-build garden

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 15:17

Would agree with blairs and KT about getting the developers to leave the plot in a suitable state.  Many people get the turf included in the house price but if you've not done that, it should certainly be suitable for you to complete it yourself. Builders are notorious for just dumping all the junk in the gardens. It might be worth checking your agreement, with your lawyer if necessary, and then contacting them Bob. Clearing it all is a lot of work for you to tackle yourself, and having a good base for your turf to go on really pays off 


Posted: 01/02/2014 at 14:56

Mint ones for me doc and archie. Think they have real chocolate on them now, they used to call it a 'chocolate covered coating'  

Seed compost

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 14:53

Hi Nick. I've always used multi purpose and not really had  any problems that I can think of, but I expect it depends on what seeds you're sowing too. I mainly sow salad crops and sweet peas, and occasionally other hardy annuals and perennials  


Posted: 01/02/2014 at 14:23

You're right Alan. That's the method I use and have done so ever since seeing Yorkshire chef Brian Turner doing it on telly. By volume. Works brilliantly every time. I do individual ones in  a muffin tray, so very quick.

art- lovely story. My Dad was English and  my Mum Scottish. She made them frequently for him as he loved them 

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 12:00

You're very gracious David 

Hope all goes well for you.


Posted: 01/02/2014 at 11:42

Re the spaghetti hoops fidget. It was the same growing up in our house. 

You can send me the cake 

I wonder what effect it will have on hedgehogs if they've not hibernated. Does anyone know? Perhaps Dove will.

Right- I have to do something productive or I'll be messing about on here all day. An email to a certain person first though I think........

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 11:28

David that's awful. It seems a very long time to wait for it to be sorted. You have my sympathy. It's fixing the other damage done too. 

 Yes - it would be a bit chilly in the bathroom! 



Posted: 01/02/2014 at 11:14

Kef- I remember Vesta meals - the height of fashion in the late sixties/seventies. You can still get them - I saw them recently. When I was pregnant with oldest daughter, I had a craving for the beef risotto. You couldn't imagine anything less like  a risotto. I still remember my mum doing the Chinese one with the crispy noodles. Happy days 

Panda - I've just received the amended plans - he's not put the French doors in - he's shown the  alternative option if planning knock back a side window. It was the last thing we discussed. Why can't people write things down. Aaaagh. 

He's getting that wand carefully placed somewhere now..........

Anyone got cake?

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