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Posted: 29/02/2016 at 17:23

Hostafan, if its any help, my nan always said that as she got older, she needed less sleep. 7 children and 18 grandchildren,and 5great granchildren before she died, meant she was always busy during the day and never had time for a nap. She would go to bed by 10, and be up at 4 . She would then get up and start doing something, often being in the garden when the milkman came.

My other grandmother, had one child, four granchildren, did as little as possible except delegation, napped every afternoon, and complained that she never slept a wink at night.

Stick with it, a regular routine is key.


Posted: 29/02/2016 at 14:34

Does anyone know what happened in the parliamentary debate about transitional pension arrangements for women like me who keep having the pension age pushed further away.? or can I answer my own question with the usual ... sod all, and work until you drop?


Posted: 29/02/2016 at 12:36

PAT,do you get blue tongued skinks as well as the cunningham skinks?  I have read that the cunningham skink is becoming rare, do the powers what be know you have a colony?

Washer is on. Underfloor heating for bathroom has been turned on, the tiled floor seems cold compared to what we have become used to.

I got on the scales. I have put on  7 pounds, hubby has lost two and a half. He was the one who had six scoops of ice cream on the last day. I should point out he didnt ask for it, there was a misinterpetation by the waitress.

I watched the first episode of the night manager on catch up. I can see why he is being touted for the new James Bond.


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 22:50

I'm back. Its a bit nippy here. The greenhouse heater looks like it got nudged from its position while we were away, didnt switch on and a minimum temp of minus 2.6 showing. Onions are growing well. I hope everything else survives. 

I've got the electric blanket on the bed. Himself has been snoring for a number of hours but is now wide awake and wants feeding. Honeymoon is over, I've pointed him in the direction of the fridge.

Just a mountain of washing to do now...

unknown plant from a mixed packet

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 22:44

Im struggling with the focus, but it looks like Chelone obliqua, flowers at the top not whorls on a stem

Is it perfumed foliage?

Aldi bargains

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 21:29

I bought some aldi apple trees a couple of years ago. They are growing well, fruited and are the correct varieties as labelled. I needed pollinators for our big apple tree as the one in the neighbours garden died, and now we have lots of apples again.

Butternut squash

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 19:13

All marrow family, I sow indoors in individual pots, at the beginning of May, and plant out at the end of May


Posted: 25/02/2016 at 19:00

Now ive just ordered ice cream, a cappucino and a tia maria. The shorts that were a bit loose three weeks ago are  bit tight.   Still, I have gardening to do in March, that should shift a pound or two.


Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:39

About 20 Lion fish removed from the reef. Currently marinating, and will be served with rum punch later.

Ive just sent back lunch. The pile of melted cheese in a doughy wrap was not a quesadilla wirh salad, guacamole and sour cream , as described. Totally inedible was a polite term for it.

Snowdrops in the green

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 11:20

I move mine after they have died down, but I dont let them dry out before replanting.

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