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Posted: 14/11/2012 at 17:23

Mobiles have a lot to answer for. Some yrs back friend & me trolling around Bodnant Garden in NWales when her son, then about 16 I think, phoned- could Mum collect him from college that night as he wanted to go out & the bus would take too long!! He didnt believe her when she refused as not possible!

Me post a photo? no chance....... that's a task for me to learn/sort out over the rotten winter months. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 17:03

Grey, but dry here in WManchester today.

Got a lot done outside, Anything obviously finished was removed but still more cutting back to do. A lot of stuff is still going strong, so seems a shame to dispose of it yet. J.

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Posted: 14/11/2012 at 16:58

I'd never heard of that game either.

Daughter insisted that I bought her an advent calendar this yr- cant remember where it is......

She took herself to Trafford Centre today & got some more pressies on my behalf, helpful & some for herself. I'll pop along next week I think. I refuse to go anywhere near the place in Decmber!

Oh the latest from here is- after about an hours' wear of her scruffy jeans they appeared dumped on landing meaning 'please wash'!! I promptly threw them back at her & said gardening/old clothes did not get done until they could almost stand up by themselves! She retorted that she didnt want dirty clothes in her room! If you could see in there........ Anyway, compromise, jeans now in a bag so that they can be kept somewhere in there!

Potatoes baking in oven, brocholi trimmed & washed & goats cheese tarts to go in next. Easy tonight. J.

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Posted: 14/11/2012 at 16:41

Am back again.

Have had a busy time in garden. Had to supervise daughter planting bulb pots, hopeless,  me as teacher & her as pupil!

Wasnt best pleased as was getting on with the cutting back & had to stop that to ensure bulbs went in properly. Honestly, never listens to me nor accepts that I do actually know more than her about certain things!

Right, winge over, now shall catch up..... J.

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Posted: 14/11/2012 at 08:04

Re the boiler. Daughter 'googled' it, of course & it's a common problem. Great. The engineer is coming back in about 10 days time to fit a new shower & bath, so all the niggles are being listed & shall be duely reported. Thing is we must be using less gas as last night it barely came on at all & neither of us grumbled about feeling cold. The old boiler would still have come on/off regardless I think.

It's almost daylight out there now. Have put some washing on & shall eventually be outside to 'do' things. Leaf collection first, then get the narcissus bulbs into their pots & do some cutting back, taking a border at a time, not all at once as in the past. Can take all the daylight hours, & if energy holds up, as meal tonight is easy & got snacks for lunch. Need to do a shoplist/menu tonight though. J.

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Posted: 14/11/2012 at 07:18

Morning all!!

The *b* boiler woke daughter & me up after 6- whistling again! After some fiddling of controls & much swearing, we've shut it up, but I was really awake. So have take the weekly tablet & am now having porridge & coffee. Daughter gone back to sleep I think.

Bjay- that's a rotten train journey for your son. Yes, we still worry even now- wonder if that'll get less when she finally leaves? At least when she was living away you didnt know what she was doing so no/less worry. J.

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Posted: 13/11/2012 at 20:47

Daughter 29 now- blimey where did the yrs go?

Once she has an idea of whereabouts she's likely to be based for more than a yr at a time, then house hunting will commence I believe....

Half watching professional Masterchef.

Signing off now, back tomorrow. J.


Posted: 13/11/2012 at 20:42

Me too, lovely. J.

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Posted: 13/11/2012 at 19:51

Back again, until someone grumbles am on my laptop.... only what she's doing as well after all!

Figrat- big hugs. Their family must know how much you meant to each other. It's a big compliment, but wont be easy.

Becks- daughter locked up! No seriously her stuff. 6yrs of uni, 2yrs in hospital accomodation & some of parents' furniture/things & now MIL's too. So you can imagine how squashed her bedroom, the biggest I might add, is!

At the mo there is also an equivalent of the leaning tower of Pisa in our hall. The British Heart Foundation do collect items if you arrange with them. So I've got to go through the last of Dad's clothes, in 3 large boxes, plus a box of other stuff before I phone them up. Then, hopefully, they'll also take the spare hi-fi system cluttering up our lounge & speakers, also in hall. Phew. Job for next week when shall feel less energetic & can get upset at Dad's things when on my own. 'Cept daughter just announced she's off somedays as well -so can collect me from the hospital if I cant manage to walk back after my 'course'. It's a 2-3mile round trip there & back & this time last yr I got quite good at it, but with all the subsequent treatment.... Still the offer's there if weather rotten & I cant cope. Cheaper than taxi. You dont drive to hospital with the parking cost etc. J.


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Posted: 13/11/2012 at 18:02

Google maps has an advantage I suppose in allowing you to view the area before you discover the awful position of a property.

OH & me are sort of planning to eventually move. We're going to do a lot of driving around certain areas over the next 12mths to get our bearings etc.

We wont stand any chance of selling this unless daughter, plus her stuff, has either moved out or put it into storage. Am trying my best with decluttering, but life has rather put a large spanner in the works this yr.

Right, off to cook! J.

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