Latest posts by Fairygirl

Garden designing pitfalls

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 17:16

Ooh err missus 

Always a mistake involving a friend unless you really know what they can and can't do!

and always have a contract.....


Posted: 21/01/2016 at 17:13

Evening all - been a little absent but have caught up - I think...

I signed the petition Yvie. At the rate they're going, if they keep raising it, I'll be 90 when I get it...

Freezing fog last two days, now just bone chilling cold, damp here. Usual winter weather! If it could get above 2 degrees through the day it would be nice. I can dream...

Might as well blow your own trumpet BL   

I sew (mostly) for a living, but I sew at home too - curtains, cushions etc. Have to be in the mood though.

Hope the poorly folk are improving. Hard to get through the winter without catching something, but it doesn't help if there's an additional problem. I'm very lucky - don't seem to have any health issues at the moment...fingers crossed it continues. 


Posted: 19/01/2016 at 08:06

Not really surprised Hosta. I didn't like the hotel where we stayed, but it was a means to an end. I feel very sorry for the Egyptians though - they rely heavily on tourism but they need that big money coming in regularly and it attracts a lot of 'unsavoury' people  (present company excepted of course! )  I think they've been so badly affected, their industry may never recover. 

The Gingernut Cover-up ?

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 08:01


Gingernuts are the only biscuit that should ever be dunked. Very carefully to just take the hardest edge off. Anything else is just wrong...soggy, falling in your tea, tasteless....why would you?  

Cake looks delicious obelixx. Might have to try that. Easier to get dates already prepped now too, which helps save a bit of time 

Driveway costs?

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 07:57

I wasn't far away then Steve! 

Not cheap is it? Are you opting for gravel...!!! 


Posted: 19/01/2016 at 07:52

Morning/afties all. I'd rather keep our weather too chicky! We can't cope with regular temps of over 23 degrees up here. Just as well we don't get them  

Horrible day here yesterday though - mist right down and only just getting up around zero. Looking better today. Most of the snow has disappeared. The back garden was covered with blackbird footprints - they don't half get about when I'm at work!

You couldn't pay me enough to go back to Egypt I'm afraid, except to visit the Valley of the Kings perhaps. Horrible place. Glad it's improving for you though Hosta.

Didn't see the programme about MS, but anything that can give hope has to be good. Where would we be without research?

Just saw that Glenn Frey has died. Dropping like flies now...

Off for a quick look round before I go - keep warm and well everyone 


Posted: 18/01/2016 at 08:18

Is tomorrow yellow Tuesday then Verd? Sunny...

Forgot to say - hope you're better too DD. So many lurgies at this time of year and worse if you're busy and feeling that you don't won't to get out of bed never mind deal with customers.....

Can you help identify what's on my plants?

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 08:03

It's a common sort of issue with that kind of plant unfortunately - cacti are the same. Hope you can save most Janette - and maybe treat yourself to a couple of new ones as replacements 

battery powered lawnmowers

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 08:01

I think the OP's probably got sorted now - the thread's a year old ....


Posted: 18/01/2016 at 07:57

Morning/afties all. Pat - hope you continue to improve. Wonks is on the mend too - hurray!

Still below zero today and a bit of foggy stuff too. The joys. Daughter has just emailed me from Aviemore - it was minus 28 on the mountains with the wind chill.  Felt positively balmy on my walk on Saturday at minus 3 

Work for me too - so a quick look here before I go. Stay warm and dry everyone and have a nice day  

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