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2014

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 17:04

Awww, thank you flumpy1.  That is lovely.  Well on the mend now.  Just enjoyed The Red Shoes on BBC2.

I cannot wait for the first frost

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 13:58

Frost forecast for us all Sunday night.

 

Something of an apology.

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 10:14

Incidentally, I shall be finishing my thread called 2014  about my Golden Jubilee Year in my garden on Dec. 31st but, as 2015 is the Year when Bristol where I live is the Green Capital of Europe I should like to start a new thread on those lines - the best way to be environmentally friendly as a gardener.  The philosopher in me will love it so just let me know if I start  putting you all to sleep.  Just recovering from the dreaded flu so keep forgetting what i meant to say!!!

Something of an apology.

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 10:09

Can sympathise Mike as my laptop broke and the insurance people sent me a new one.  Going from Windows Vista to 8.1 was a nightmare for me who only knew four legged mice till she was eighty!

Something of an apology.

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 10:07

I could post details of the wonderful lectures we have open to visitors at the Alpine Garden Society Bristol group and the Friends of the Univ. of Bristol Bot. Garden too.  

2014

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 10:03

I have a board to put up at the window with HELP on if I need the next door neighbour but her husband has Parkinsons and I would hate her to get the flu off me.  I was so very ill after my flu jab six years ago I had to stop having them.  Three days have seen me through the worst and am even planning on deadheading in the conservatory today as it is forecast to get to 14 outside so should be about right in there.  The sun has just come out in Bristol!  The only part aching this  morning is the back of my neck but I think clothes on and sitting in a straight backed chair will be better for that than keeping crawling back to bed!  Will soon be eating normally again and that will get my strength back.  Missed two good gardening slide shows last week and had to put off two lovely visits from friends so feel shortchanged by the flu, especially as I had not been anywhere where I was likely to catch it.  Next compost bag I open I shall definitely wear a mask.

It's the weekend people lighten up!!!!

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 09:35

Fidgetbones you have found a cure for the Flu's blues.  I ache in different places now from laughing.  Thank you.

2014

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 09:28

Warmer today Verdun but I am hoping to get dressed later  in the morning so have stripped the bed to stop me crawling back into it.  I found three unopened bottlesof disinfectant under the sink so tomorrow when the ache in my neck from weakness goes I should be able to get the toilet, bathroom and kitchen disinfected and on Monday will go round all the door handles and surfaces I may have infected.   Soup for lunch today should help and it is better for the ache in my neck to sit in a straight back chair than lying in bed.  Bristol is very very wet this morning and the duck pond at the back door will keep visitors isolated anyway.  A few more days should see me non infectious and ready for visitors.  This evening I will raid the freezer for some nourishing food.  I froze loads of strawberries and have made my tomato crop into luscious pasta sauces  - just writing about them has made me feel I could eat something so toast here I come.

2014

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 16:49

Took my duvet with me from my bed and ensconced myself on the sofa as I did not want to miss Christine in Gloucestershire, though I know it so well just living right next door.  In fact the stream that runs under our road at the bottom end is the boundary between Bristol and Gloucestershire.  It was all very familiar but comforting for being so.  So much of Gloucestershire is now malls and business parks.  I was hoping to see Hidcote's wonderful veg. garden where the pigs Ernest and George (called after Ernest Wilson and George Forrester) are moved about to manure the ground.  I remember the pretty bee enclosure too and the view over the Malvern Hills.  Kiftsgate Rose I attempted to make a video of from one end to the other and, trying not to shake my camera my feet got stuck.  I was surrounded by a coachload of Dutch people but one could speak good English and was a doctor and carefully helped me unwind.  They then all wanted to see the video, so I played it back to them.  One of those statues in Kiftsgate is a very lovely one of a mother and child.  The child has an enormous bottom - perhaps predicting the childhood obesity problem we have now.  Nothing like a good gardening program to take your mind off the flu - I need more black coffee now.

2014

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 10:05

Thank you, Edd but this is not a cold but influenza, so should be over in three to five days, probably three as i caught it so quickly.  High tempersture and nausea alerted me.  I have used sodium bicarbonate to good effect for mucus especially when any of the children were miserable with blocked noses - babies can be so fractious with such colds.  Feeling a bit better but another day in bed keeping warm will do no harm.

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