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Posted: 30/11/2014 at 09:50

Morning all. Beautiful blue skies and sun here but definitely not warm like September! 

Last bit of gravel to do today and then might try and get a few more plants in if my body can stand it.

MrsG - you remind me of the time I took eldest daughter to see The Nutcracker when she was about 8. Off we went to the posh Edinburgh Playhouse full of posh Edinburgh folk. She was all excited and I had to say to her to be quiet and not talk loudly. All was well and as the curtain rose she was thrilled and taking it all in. Then a little voice whispered   'Mum - what is that man called?' I answered her and she was quiet again.  This happened a couple more times till eventually she asked 'Mum - why is no one talking?'  It had never occurred to me that she didn't realise there was no talking in a  ballet ! She loved it though and even the posh Edinburgh ladies seemed surprised that a little girl had enjoyed the evening so much without disturbing them! 

White's the only hydrangea I like. Love my oak leaf ones. 

Shall we tell Edd to 'pass the oranges then'  if he's getting a bit cheeky?  

Off to see what you've been up to as I've been slightly absent 


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 19:44

Recording and watching Dove 

I think Sonya Yoncheva is stunning 


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 19:31


Off to watch Placido on BBC4 now - lovely jubbly  

have a good evening all 


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 19:00

I don't usually have anything to drink with my meals Dove... unless my tea's gone cold  



Posted: 28/11/2014 at 18:55

archie - you've set the bar pretty high going to Monte Carlo this year....

better start saving now 

DD - when my girls are at their dad's it means I can just heat something up and it does feel like a treat. I suppose cooking becomes a bit of a chore after so many years especially when it's for (often unimpressed) children. 

Black Friday bargains

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 18:35

Edd -  pick a  window - you're leaving....

you couldn't pay me to eat one of those though   ....right enough!


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 18:31

archie - are you going to be the man who broke the bank?....

Have a lovely time with  Mrs archie 

Hope you feel a bit better tomorrow BL, Ggirl and LilyP. Shingles is a horrible thing so fingers crossed it's not that LP. Everyone around me is full of horrible colds and whatnot so I hope I don't succumb 

Chilli and baked tattie for me as it's leftover night - girls away 

To deck or not to deck.....!

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 18:27

It will be worth it. If you can get some manure to put on your veg plot to leave over winter, that will really benefit you. I did something similar last year as I created a border along part of the new boundary fence. When the plants went in during spring they really took off . Just keep telling yourself it will be great in another year. I was beginning to despair earlier this year as the garden looked dreadful and I felt a bit daunted with the amount I still had to do, but it's almost there and I know by next summer it will be a much more  useful space. 

Christmas Door Garland/Wreath

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 18:11
ginagibbs wrote (see)

 I dont bother with a Christmas tree as we dont have kids, and they are so expensive.

You're right gina - especially to feed and clothe....

It's ok - I knew what you meant 


I always used to do a garland for the top of mantlepieces when I had them. Had a set of lights that I draped through them and just used whatever greenery I had in the garden and added some small baubles and big pillar candles on dishes in amongst it. Those glass lanterns with some greenery round them would look good  on a mantle.


To deck or not to deck.....!

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 18:04

I have the same problem here with muddy boots and clay soil Gemma 

The bonus is that when you get it in good heart you can grow plants really well in it  -as you've found with your veg plot. I've always had clay soil to garden in and it can take time to get it right but it's a great medium. This summer and autumn have been very dry so it's helped enormously with all the digging I've been doing.

 Looking forward to seeing your pond gradually develop. You have a lovely site for the garden 

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