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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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Posted: 13/11/2012 at 17:31

BTW yes I do know it's Tuesday. J.

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Posted: 13/11/2012 at 17:30

Evening Geoff, dont envy you, but at least you'll know how realistic all your plans are.

Daughter back, but wants a delayed meal re some medication she's taking which doesnt allow food too soon afterwards. Fine by me. Monday's stand-by of cauli macaroni cheese over cauli tonight. Last of my tomatoes will go on the top. J.


Posted: 13/11/2012 at 17:23

Well done! I keep mine all in pots & they survive winters in a cold, very, greenhouse covered by a fleece cloche. I never used to even wrap the pots in the past, but now I do.

Dont forget to continue removing the leaves as they die back & check for overwintering little snails! J.

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Posted: 13/11/2012 at 17:06

Apologies for late arrival folks.

Daughter & me went down to Dunham Massey for tea, coffee & cakes foloowed by a lovely walk around the winter garden there & the deer park afterwards. Glorious tree colours there, but leaves dropping fast.

Called into a Parkers GC on way back & various bulbs have come home with us, including a large 'free' bag of N.Minnow, coz we nearly spent a certain amount of £! Guess what I'm doing tomorrow/next week?! All for pots though. Didnt actually get what I went for, but it's not the right time of yr really.

Daughter is just doing her good Samaritan for me. We totally forgot to buy milk when out & as, tomorrow is a garden day so noway was I going shopping, she's gone to buy some. I'll walk up on thursday for supplies to last until Saturday, when OH & me are off out. Daughter will be sleeping after nights so I need to keep him out of house as much as possible.

Lottie- hope OH makes quick recovery, noit pleasant, but shows the value of helmets.

Wish my BP stayed 'normal' with diet control. Nope, hereditary, but could be worse & have the major heart failure from t'other side of family.

I can remember both a Standard 8 & an Austin A30 from childhood. My first car was a Datsun Cherry. A right little rust bucket, only 1yr old when bought from friend who was getting a works' car. Sold it age 4, rust already becoming a problem, & spotted a couple of yrs later doing a bomb along a local motorway!! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 16:37

Breezy, dull but dry in WManchester today.

Went down to Dunham Massey's winter garden this morning. Glorious tree colours, but leaves coming down fast. The odd spit & spot of rain, but a nice day for a walk in the country park. J.


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