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Posted: 15/11/2012 at 13:17

Back again, well for a bit, then am off outside to continue clearing the border that daughter disrupted yesterday with her 'how do I do it?' bulb planting! The sun has arrived too.

We trotted up to PO- daughter sold something else, unlike OH who keeps buying -then into local supermarket for supplies until w/end. Even more chaos than normal as they are expanding, into not much space anyway, presumably to offset the new Asda which is due to be built sometime soon. I dont intend to drive up to either as roads already bad enough & the supermarket parking is even more reduced & people, drivers, are just being stupid/selfish.

Ooh different nurse coming tomorrow, but she says has visited me before. No memory of her but there are several with the same first name, so confusion, by me, very easy.

Poor daughter just left- wonder if she'll last the shift? J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 12:58

We've now got a lovely sunny autumn day!

Dull, but dry earlier, walked to local shops. Back home to make 'bottom of fridge/veg rack soup' with newly purchased crusty bread & grated cheese- very yummy.

Off out in a bit to continue cutting back in borders. J.

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Posted: 15/11/2012 at 09:26

Have fun playing with it Pam, J.

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Posted: 15/11/2012 at 09:24

Morning all,

Popped in with my 2cnd coffee whilst daughter in bathroom. She's doing a rotten shift today & feels grotty with yet another cold- 2cnd in 3 weeks.

House temperature didnt drop much last night, so heating didnt come on. Not too bad initially then I decided to 'boost' it for the remaining 30mins. Radiators really quick to heat up- impressed. Now also know much more about the 'wireless' sensor- that's what the box is in the cupboard!

Off for a local quick shop then may delay being Mrs Mop as it's dry out there again & the rest of that one border is waiting for me to finish it off. Can do cleaning when dark, wont be brill, but nobody notices 'cept me.

Shall look for Garden News Pam. J.

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Posted: 14/11/2012 at 19:33

Completely confused now...... my poor brain!

Am going to be very boring & sign off. Ironing awaits, but then maybe not.

IF someone is willing next week, I may ask for lessons......... J.

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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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