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Highland Jeannie

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 19:11

Quite a frost last night; don't know what the temps went down to, as the min part of the max/min thermo. is not working (Santa, please) Some of the fuchsia flowers got frosted & the flowers & leaves on an auricula don't look too happy, (surely it shouldn't be flowering yet? 

Serious! Really

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 17:19

My needlework teacher was Joan Jones. (But she was Mrs)

silly quotes

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 23:43
star gaze lily wrote (see)

There's one about shutting the door, something about being born in a barn???


Can youremember that one jeannie 

I never understood that when young, as my experience of a barn was quite small with a door cut in 2 halves across the middle.  I now realise that it refers to the really large ones which have double doors opposite each other, so when all open a massive draught was created for winnowing the corn.

silly quotes

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 21:57

Ah, what's for dinner?

Highland Aunt; "Tatties & point"

Elderly London friend; "Bread & iffit"

Same friend, when annoying child (me) asked where she'd just come back from; "There & back to see how far it is" 

Another one of hers, for anywhere dark, or if the sky was very overcast it was "As black as Newgate's knocker" (Presumably referring to the knocker on Newgate Prison) (Wonder how she knew that??

My Mum, from a family of wavy/curly heads always described my hair as "straight as a yard of pumpwater" probably because I hadn't eaten my crusts!



Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 20:24
Verdun wrote (see)

Jo4eyes, know what you mean. ,some famiIy members I wish I knew.  

Totally agree Jo4eyes & Verdun, I'm very interested in family history & have, on so many occasions stood at the grave of an ancestor & said "If only they could talk"

I have a potato fork of the grandfather that I knew.

Serious! Really

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 13:50

Benny Hill used to come into the bank that I worked in, he was very quiet, polite & always smart & well-dressed.

I once cashed a cheque for Windsor Davies the Sgt Major from it "Ain't Half Hot Mum" - his voice was just as loud in the bank as it was in the series when shouting at the other soldeirs!!

We really liked Dave Allen too, he had such a quirky sense of humour. My H recently helped carry my aunt's coffin & the problem with having watched so many Dave Allen programmes is that he had visions of all sorts of things happening.


Labels or forget

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 23:08

I tried a Sharpie which lasted very well, but was rather thick, I later noticed that they did a fine version - great, bought 4 different colours. They didn't last & all my baby irises are confused

I currently use a chisel tipped permanent marker, it's thick but can be used at an angle. 2B pencils are good for the 1st use, but not very good on the shiny side. Thanks for the Stabilo details Nut, might try them next .

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 18:24

What's the cup for Archie?

Northern Ontario Canada snow

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 18:01

Oh my - what snow!!  What a lot of water when it all melts!  It must be extremely heavy on the roof too.

Some of my Grandmother's brothers emigrated to Porcupine Plain (just LOVE that name!!) in Saskatchewan in early 1900's, I should think that the hot summers & long cold winters must have been quite a shock & very hard for them.


Posted: 29/10/2013 at 21:33
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

Cut grass today, as promised this morning. Hadn't done it for a while and it took about 4 hours, twice as long as usual. Aching all over at moment, feet up, typing this and watching TV too. Who says men cant tulti-mask....ooops!


My H says he can multi-task; drink beer & do the crossword!

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