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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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Posted: 12/11/2012 at 19:05

Lucky you Dean. Make the most of it I say.

I still need to unpack & sort out my bits from w/end. Cant get motivated, but wont be able to get to bed unless I do it! Have made a list of 'wants' for the 'little house', so need to sort those out too, expect most 'in stock'.

Daughter & me just thought the police helicopter was overhead. No, t'was the new boiler!! All it's little niggles being logged. Turning on a hot tap seems to solve them all, but that's not the point.

Off to clean up in kitchen then go upstairs to continue. At least have sorted out next visit from hairdresser when all 3 of us will be here to save her having to return again. My hair may actually need a wee sort out soon. Just in time for OH's works' 'do'. J.

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Posted: 12/11/2012 at 18:13

I'm Firefox & got the guineau pig t-shirt one, but then the bra one & now the phone one.

Wine went well with meal- a spicy veg stew & rice. That's b*****d up my plans for veg curry one day this week. Someone bound to say too similar..... Oh well decision can be made tomorrow night as will shop later this week.

Tulip pots to be done, certainly a start on greenhouse clear up & leaves continuing. J.

How do I create extra height to my existing fence?

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 17:21

IME the max height allowed is usually 2m (6' 6''). So yes check with local council in case any local restrictions.

Agree that the combined weight of plants can be heavy, so make sure that all panels etc are in good solid condition before allowing climbers to take over.

A 2cnd trellis actually in front of the existing fenceline could work quite well. Height then up to you as not a boundary. Take care though if over tall & a windy situation. By leaving some space between the 2cnd trellis & fence maintenance of latter will be easier. You can also hinge the trellis to the fence to allow better access. J.

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Posted: 12/11/2012 at 17:11

Oh yes, I should've seen it coming. Seriously hasnt clue, all my fault & MIL's, but he's learnt all about showers cleaners & the unclogging of shower plugholes courtesy of daughter!

Anyway, have left him a note so maybe he'll take heed........? TBH I only knew what to do with it as virtually same model we'd bought Dad when I realised how awful his 3 (!) were when I was living with him.

I have left him to sort out the tumbling of towels as didnt want to leave dryer going when no-one in the house.

Nice cooking smells coming from kitchen. J.


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Posted: 12/11/2012 at 16:47

Apparently I loved Muffin the Mule, but have no actual memory of watching it, only when shown later. All the Listen with Mother things yes & anything horsey too.

Yep had a good w/end. No actual hiking walking, but lots of wallking into/around town! Including this morning- I need decent coffee & just cant get it at the little house. Water hardness or pipes, not sure. We've swopped coffee brand & marginally better. Anyway went into get my cafeine fix this morning & buy some vegs from market & some yummy cheese rolls from Lidl en route.

I'd also done some cleaning for OH, before I went into town. I'd always said that noway, but even he admitted he'd not done much recently. So we both set to yesterday & I hoovered today. OH had said that the hoover wasnt up to much & hadnt got the correct instructions for the model. Luckily for him it's a similar model to Dad's, now daughter's, & having emptied it, swopped head on flex/tube it worked fine! Did decide too much effort to go up the stairs with it to do landing & treads. Rest of house is wooden floors, dont like, but easy enough to sweep!

Daughter off for a few days, so planning a visit to Dunham tomorrow, if forecast as promised. We went to Bodnant earlier this year, do try & go at least once but hadnt been for a while. Enjoyed it.

Daughter is supposed to be cooking tonight.... havent a clue as to whether she's working over Christmas or not. Should have her rota somewhere. Wonder what time she's planning meal? J.

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Posted: 12/11/2012 at 15:53

I's back! so's the net! Now to catch up.... J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 15:42

After a good couple of dry days in NDerbyshire, today it's WET. Started out dry over there, but by mid morning & was driving back to Manchester it was miserable. J.

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Posted: 09/11/2012 at 19:21

Site ok for me Dean.

Daughter is the spaghetti hoops person around here. OH & me Heinz bbeans! Just had aubergine & mushroom tagine with cous cous. Very nice, agree with my notes next to recipe. Portion in dish for daughter & double one in freezer container, already labelled! Am organised this time.

I really need to do some ironing now....

Enjoy your w/ends folks, 'see' you all next week. J.

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