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Posted: 21/08/2012 at 18:53

Becks, don't Asda have a scheme whereby they could text or phone you when they're on the way or half an hour off or something? I've had deliveries - from Comet I think - where they did that. It's such a pain having to stay inside the house!

Jean, such a relief for you now the fence is done. When I had one recently, the chickens had already trashed the area so Simon and his pole-thumping machine made no difference.

I had a mad moment this afternoon and nipped into a paving/patio/driveway place. Just to look, you understand ;- )  I came away with a contact number and thoughts of this and that....

Geoff, surely the team you mention has won no matches because for the last three months it has been the blessed time of year when we are footie-free and therefore they haven't played any!!

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Posted: 21/08/2012 at 13:44
sotongeoff wrote (see)

"One persons patch of weeds is another's wildlfe meadow"

-the thought for the day

I shall henceforth rename my front grass 'The Meadow'. 

Gary, independent minded, that's me. And I can't be a**ed with mowing. I didn't mention that the screening hedge is actually two thirds dead so I think there may be one or two people along my road who consider me the neighbour from hell ;- ) I love your Coventry meadow though I feel a bit sorry for hay-fever sufferers.

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Posted: 21/08/2012 at 11:28

I'm on the Parish council for our village. Some people do moan about the state of verges. The County Council halved the amount of cuts they do and when it's done the long grass is lying everywhere. When asked, the mower man said 'It's not our job to pick it up'! The PC has put out an appeal to anyone who is able, to mow their own verges which some do anyway, like my lovely next door neighbour who has done mine ever since I moved here. We also have a group of volunteers from the village residents' association who go out every Tuesday mroning to tackle some of the bits that don't really belong to anybody.

My front 'lawn' is knee high, I haven't had the mower out all year, just haven't got round to it. Luckily I have a dense hedge across the front garden so I'm not disgracing the neighbourhood!

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Posted: 21/08/2012 at 09:34

Dean, couldn't agree more about breakfast - it's my favourite bit of going away. Two weeks of breakfastses - wow!

Jean, I gave up on the site last night as well. Geoff, it might be your server (double faulting al over the place). Mine I think is my phone line, it's two miles down the road in a rickety shack and I only get 2 mb on a really good day.

Becks, you'll have a better time than you think - remember Kate and the evening reception! And Jess will be so full of fun that you won't be able to help yourself :- )

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Posted: 20/08/2012 at 21:17

Nice catching up on all the news. Hope everyone's endeavours are successful ! Had a massage this afternoon, feeling a little spaced out - in a good way :- )  Hope part 2 of Ruth Rendell is worth staying awake for.

Yes, I often have trouble with slow running of this site. Usually I close browser - IE - and open it again.

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Posted: 20/08/2012 at 12:15

:- D Gary. So it's the Rule of Fork, then?

Well done on the white ball whacking, Geoff, it will be nice to think back with pride when your on your travels.

Becks, I have one red tomato - can you beat that? Cardboard castle, eh? I sometimes regret that I shan't ever be a grandma.

Hot Hot Hot always bring to mind Mark Ramprakash in Strictly. Phwoar.... ;- )

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Posted: 19/08/2012 at 19:26

Glyn, the two I have owned have had cat personalities - they are very inclined to do things their way and in their own good time! They also have quite cat-like faces.

Geoff, Cody obviously knows which side his bread is buttered now!

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Posted: 19/08/2012 at 18:30

Glyn, Pepper is a Shih Tzu which means he's half cat!!!

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Posted: 19/08/2012 at 17:59

:- D :- D Gary - two out of three, not pagan.

Becks, the stories vary a lot, this one was really for teens and adults, in other places they have stories for younger children, adventure, funny, puppets, some with activities too - all sorts of things.

Got v. hot in garden, found two magnificent stag beetle larvae, gave them an extra rotten log to be going on with. Pepper dog went awol went OH left gate open and he didn't have his collar on (dog, that is). Walked up and down street calling for Pepper, went on to main road looking in gutters dreading to see squashed grey fur. Got back home, there he was!! Little s*d must have been hiding in the garden all the time.

Time for shower. OH huffing loudly as he peels spuds for tea. St Stephen the Martyr ;- )

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Posted: 19/08/2012 at 14:11

Not my pic, but this is the Earth house interior:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/10982.jpg?width=226&height=350&mode=max

 

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