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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 08:27

Did anyone see the Top Gear prog on the Bond cars? Good fun, cant say I remembered all of them, being of the Roger Moore era. OH & me used to go & see them every time in those days. J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 08:22

Morning Forkers.

Am up, warm- who accidently left the fire on all night?..........

Have toothache threatening again. I know have a grumbling problem beneath a cap, long standing, but wriggled out of removal after not a happy experience with another!

Daughter awoke with full blown migraine, so back to bed with door firmly shut. I also awoke with a visual disturbance, but didnt last long- all documented & coz of illness in 07/8.

Oops, OH now grumbling that I've turned the fire off. We wouldnt normally have heating on at this time unless snow outside.

IF I feel up to it, shall go & start the greenhouse clean up, but too cold out there,4C, at the mo.

Now to see what happened last night.... J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 19:40

Lottie- now NO hot water tank, so no emersion heater now either!

With these new fangled boilers the tank & the one in loft are both redundant! The empty 'hot' one is now outside & the loft one has been emptied/drained, I hope.  I refused to let them see if would go through the loft hatch- noway, it's way too big. But as it's now empty, one less worry re it beginning to leak or the ballcock needing replacing again. I know that neighbours have had damp ceilings from problems above.

Right, dishwasher to empty. J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 19:32

Well I've just baked 3 almost ripe pears in butter, lemon juice, caster sugar & a vanilla pod all done directly in the Remoska- a table top electric cooker. Absolutely yum. ALL gone, served with vanilla ice cream.

We're a lot warmer now-phew. The lounge gas fire now turned down & the hall radiator also on a lower setting. Ok upstairs is chilly, but have taken the fan heater up ready for later. I've even removed my body warmer!

Washed up with kettle of water- rest for dishwasher, when I get round to emptying it.

OH got remote! I'll never learn. J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 16:57

Cake mixture to wet maybe? Or did you open the oven door to check too soon- that's the ususal cause.

At least you remembered the buttons, unlike me!

We have some heat- wow. Gas fire full on, probably need new, but forget it! Oil-filled radiator on in hall, so there & landing getting better. Have found little fan heater too. Coughing well.

Have sort of wiped down in bathroom- they'd tried, bless them. It'll get done properly over w/end- oh but OH will want to continue removing tiles in there......

Meal- waffles, baked beans & fried eggs! Yummy! J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 16:07

Hang on a minute- the gas going back on... fire can be lit, & will have hob! OH can carry the oil-filled radiator in from porch, to hall & that will heat there & upstairs. Little fan heater flex just allows it to reach inside bathroom so that's not so bad, but kettles of hot water..... J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 15:52

Lots of noise & muttering going on here- engineer not me, yet, nor OH!

Think I might just go into kitchen & do something.... am bored of perusing web sites, darent shop any more on-line. Cant hear myself think to deal with paperwork sorting, nor try reading anything.

Tomorrow the greenhouse will get done! Shall just clear out of house & leave everyone to it. Can get dirty & then will be able to shower later on- well I 'b' well hope so! J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 15:13

OMG & now the smoke alarm has just gone off! Problem, how do you stop it? No button as with old! Solution, remove whole from ceiling for the time being, which is what I seem to remember doing last time.....

Poor OH has headache, not surprised with all the banging & painkillers not worked yet! What a days' holiday!

Just had jammy toast.... J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 13:35

Is it the whole of your rear garden? or just a corner? Gardening in shade isnt a problem, just a different style.

Also it depends what is causing the shade- is it just the aspect or are there walls, fences, overhanging trees etc? The cause can influence the best way to limit the effect. J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 13:29

We've got a curtain pole still in the loft! I found the replacement new curtains in the top of spare room wardrobe t'other week. Perhaps one day, never more likely.

We dont plan to spend un-nec money on this house, because one day we'll move away. Daughter will get her own house once she knows where likely to be based. It'll be in NWest, because that's where she's happiest, but we've no ties to Manchester once my treatment all over so we can go anywhere. J.

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