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Posted: 08/03/2013 at 21:01

I won some tickets to see James Martin live once - he was very entertaining.

I was this close to him.....


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Posted: 08/03/2013 at 20:51

Is it worth watching on iPlayer? My computer is getting a bit geriatric and starts to get 'sticky' part way through playing stuff, so I won't bother if it's not.

After all, I have James Martin to watch tomorrow.......

Sad old bats'R'Us.

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Posted: 08/03/2013 at 20:32

My mother couldn't be doing with all the Mother's Day faff. I did phone her, or maybe make that a weekend to visit as I lived afar mostly. I don't have childer myself, and Mum has been dead nearly 16 years so all the hype can get a bit much sometimes.

But, more to the point of the dibber, I managed half an hour digging the allotment on Monday and Tuesday after assembling the raised bed on Sunday. My garlic and onions that I planted before Yule seem to be growing. It's been raining again for a couple of days, but I shall try to get out there tomorrow.

I don't have a television any more, but Monty Don gets right on my thrupnees I'm afraid. Especially after witnessing him doing his piece to camera at Hampton Court one year (I worked for a nursery that had a show garden) when he was behaving like a complete diva and really peeing off the poor camera operators.

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Posted: 04/03/2013 at 20:12

I did my half hour digging of clay at the allotment on my way home - beats the gym!

It was getting very cold down there as the sun was setting, and the gritting lorry went past whilst I was there.

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Posted: 04/03/2013 at 07:50

Work today, but I might manage a half hour's digging the allotment on my way home now the evenings are getting lighter.

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Posted: 03/03/2013 at 14:07

Just come back from the allotment, where I built my new link-a-bord raised bed with hoop thingies. These things are not a lot of fun single-handed.

Other people have a lot more done down there, but they are mostly retired. Looking forward to retirement next January.

Now I am going to the pub.....because I can! |_P

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Posted: 01/03/2013 at 11:34

Happy St David's Day to all.

I am not Welsh, but lived there for three years when I did my degree. And spent some happy holidays there when I was a sprog; being from the West Midlands it was only a drive up the A5 away. Haven't been there since I split up with last blokey, whose parents lived near Carmarthen. I miss the mountains sometimes - not many around here!

My neighbour has just knocked on the door to say he had my parcel from yesterday, after I had tried to track down where the delivery bods had it. Only a very cryptic card through the door.

Its my raised bed kit (I hope!).

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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 21:28

The evenings are starting to get light enough for me to get a short stint at the allotment on my way home next week. It's been so wet down there that I haven't wanted to walk on it, but I have ordered a raised bed kit to get me going, with a frame to put some netting or something over as the deer are a real problem at this time of year.

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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 21:22

I was a Brownie, but I can't even remember which Six I was Sixer of now. Might have been the's a very long time ago.

All this creative cookery is knackering when you've been at work all day. And I have my Corporate Induction tomorrow morning - only been working there a year! Mind you, I was a temp until last December. And I'll be retiring next January!

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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 21:11

In the jungle, the mighty jungle.......oh no, that's my allotment, innit.......

Made brownies, ginger cake in the oven. But I only got round to scoffing the cold pork and having some brie between two pieces of (home made sourdough) toast in between.

I did scrape out the mixing bowls though.....bad goldi!

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