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My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 08:56

Another damp dark day in Bristol, not good for my spirits.  I need a plumber to be my knight in shining armour to raise them!  Must wait for office hours though.  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/12/2016 at 11:25

Went out in my last "clean enough to wear jumper"  - big mistake as the garden is soaking wet so it is now drying and I am wrapped in a blanket!  The sun is shining though so after a cup of coffee I will don my old raincoat and go out and enjoy it again.  All eight pairs of gardening gloves are very dirty but i am drying off a pair which I will bang against the kitchen wall outside to get the caked mud off.  Nothing worth while is ever easy!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/12/2016 at 09:53

Better weather today though a bit colder.  With a bit of luck I should be able to sally forth into the garden and work to take my mind off my spare room full of dirty clothes and my congested kitchen.  I may try to uncover more of the lost terraces - that is always exciting.  If yo ever feel the need for an exciting gardening book get the Channel4 book on "the Lost Gardens of Heligan".  I sat up till 2am reading that.  It is enthralling.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 21:32

It rained all day in Bristol and was so dark it seemed like night all day.  Tomorrow is supposed to be drier.  I hope so so I can get out in the garden and forget my woes and my congested kitchen.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 17:26

Oh misery.  My new washing machine is sitting in the middle of the kitchen - delivered but not fitted!  The man said he could not turn off the water as I need a new blue tap.  He said I would have to get a plumber in.  The girl in the office said she would refund me the £20 fitting charge so I have emailed my plumber to see if he can send someone to do the necessary work, fit my new machine and take away the old one.  I cannot do hand washing as my hands are too arthritic so may have to buy some new undies as I have a Xmas dinner and Xmas party to attend next week!  Now I will have to try not to bump into the new machine and injure myself!  

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 14:49

Such a dark wet day it has been but I found a copy of Anne Ashbury's "Alpine Lawns" on ebay for £6.38 p. and p, free so my research can progress.  Only another hour or so till my new washing machine arrives then it will be all systems go I hope.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 08:40

Very wet in Bristol this morning as forecast.  On for all day too ans set to get very heavy rain later so looks as though my washing machine will be delivered in the dark and rain as my slot is 4pm til 5pm!  Nevertheless it will receive a warm welcome.  I have had an email to say it has been picked at the depot for dispatch.  So  Xmas cards it is.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 16:57

Another mild day for the garden work.  Tomorrow is going to be wet though but my new washing machine is being delivered and fitted so I shall be working my way through the backlog of dirty washing.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 08:42

Yes Joyce.  The next able- bodied visitor will find they have a task waiting for them!  Very mild again today in Bristol.  Green wheeiebin will be emptied this morning so i should be able to get out and enjoy my gardening.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 22:11

The new lampshade.

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