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Posted: 10/07/2016 at 07:28

No sun here. I'm just glad it's not raining.

Get well soon, Pat, punkdoc, and anyone else not well.

I may risk walking to the papershop to get a little exercise. Weighing down the sofa this afternoon.  Scottish lad first, then Heather Watson in the mixed doubles. Fizz at the ready. Fingers crossed.

Have a good day folks.


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 07:13

For anyone not speaking Aussie, cough lollies are  hard boiled cough sweets, not things on sticks. I made that mistake the first time I went diving in PNG, on an Australian dive boat. The instructions said to pack small gifts for the local children, like pencils and lollies .  I took  a bag of pens, crayons, and a monster bag of chupa chups. The local kids in their dug out canoes had no idea what to do with a chupa chup lolly.  They would sit in their canoes on the back of the dive boat, watching the entertainment of these pale skinned people strapping on air tanks and going underwater. I offered a lolly to one of them, who just looked at it. I mimed  sticking it in my mouth, and he did the the same, except it still had the wrapper on. I then had to ask for it back, unwrap it and give it him back. The look of surprise on his face, I will never forget.

The second time we went, I took hard boiled candy, and unwrapped it before offering it.

The pencils and crayons we gave to a teacher that brought the children on the boat for a sing sing. She was so grateful for them, it makes me cry thinking about it. People that were genuinely happy with so little that they had.

Plant ID

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 20:32

Could number 2 be ransoms (Allium ursinum) does it smell oniony or garlicky?

Plant ID

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 20:28

Lychnis coronaria


Ox eye daisy

dog rose

corn marigold

Did you have a pack of wild flower seeds?

clematis texensis Maxima

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 19:46

Looks almost like a tulip flower.


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 16:22

Night Pat, Sleep well.

Iris i.d

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 14:29

That is a beautiful sky blue with slight purple shading to the falls.

Iris Blue Rhythm perhaps.

I like the "color me blue" as well, but quite a bit lighter blue

Last edited: 09 July 2016 14:30:53


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 14:06

OMG, runnybeak.

I think if anyone had pulled out a camera at my Dads funeral, I'd have decked them.

Aunty Flo dancing on the table at the wake after one or two brandies , stick it on youtube by all means.


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 14:01

Call me picky, the presentation has been made by a "member of the management committee of Wimbledon"

As the person who is presenting the Ladies plate is probably already there, sipping champagne, couldn't they have slipped down for a minute to do the presentation.?  Poor show . Its not as if the womens final has started yet. Grrr

Last edited: 09 July 2016 14:03:56


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 13:49

Yay. The brits won the mens wheelchair tennis doubles.

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