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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 09:52

S'not the end of it though.... Daughter always likes a daily shower so she can wash her hair. So guess who will have to get up early -eek- to do a hair wash for someone with jug over the kitchen sink!!

Oh well. Was going to start greenhouse clean up but since would get filthy & need water that's also been abandoned.

Might actually sort some paperwork...... J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 09:39

HELP! The gas & water both off, front doopr wide open & how many lights do they need kept on??

OH, of course has escaped into 'his workshop' & shut the door! Daughter gone up to bank, but working later. Am layered up, getting a caffiene high & no more of my chocolate in the house!! J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 17:14

Geoff I know, I know.... Do practise that with clothes, on daughter's instructions a couple of yrs back. She's not impressed when I asked what she was getting rid of this time? She's just bought 3 skirts!

Been neighbourly again, to come back to answerphone message asking me to be neighbourly! It does go dark early now.

Anyway, airing cupboard all but empty- shall remove the clothes from there tomorrow morning, after all they may as well be 'aired' one last time.

Understairs also empty allowing access to pipework etc. OH wont know where to dump his rucksac when he gets back tomorrow morning. J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 16:21

Yes lardy cakes Brum/Black Country only. Poor mans version of Chelsea buns I think- lard, yes, & lots of fruit & very crispy sugary topping.

Am getting there. Towels all in spare room, along with toilet rolls & flannels & a dble summerweight duvet, rolled up. 1 box of shampoos, soaps, etc from the bottom bit. Some of daughter's stuff dumped into her room. Tissue boxes next. Wonder what will turn up from behind the tank when it gets removed?

Have even got sidetracked- ha- & started to pull stuff out from under the stairs, into hall, when emptied the tumbler, which is in there.

This is why tonights' meal is reheated left-overs! I've had my pudding already- an egg custard. J.

What's for tea?

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 15:41

Reheated left-overs tonight for us, plus some extra vegs. Not sure about pud eyt.

Am having to clear out 'stuff ' from my huge airing cupboard & understairs for a new heating boiler to be fitted tomorrow/friday, so cooking from scratch as per usual wasnt something I wanted to do! J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 15:37

Have stuck the notice on front door, but will be very surprised if any kids out & about round here tonight as absolutely TORRENTIAL out there now & apparently all evening, if forecast to be believed.

Top of airing cupboard now empty- how many towels? Now let's see what is stored around the base of the hot water cylinder- yep, I do keep a lot of junk!

Being a Brummie- Lardy cakes better! J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 14:11

Yes Geoff I agree, but with the upheaval tomorrow etc I dont quite think now is the time.Just need to create space at the mo.

I had planned to sort through all the stuff from parents house last winter, but other things rather got in the way! Luckily we had the chance to ask Dad about unknown things we found before his memory went.

Right, back upstairs..... J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 13:49

Loved Snoopy!

Ok my 'corner' now clearer. Always spend part of 'C' hols going through 12 months of garden magazines, sections from papers, so have just replaced those back onto bottom shelf under table. Even dusted the table & moved it away so radiator easy to access. I realised that Dad must've actually made the table, but he couldnt remember when I asked him. Just know that it was always under the window in parents' lounge.

Engineer can move the chair, am not putting my back out.... J.

Wintering Fuchsias

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 13:20

I always assumed that Rigartoni was hardy- mine certainly coped ok last yr in a border in NWest.

I often grow hardy varieties in large pots on the patio, taking cuttings as routine in late summer. Sometimes those pot plants survive without being wrapped- pots very large & by a sheltered wall. The ones actually in the borders tend to be later in restarting in the following spring, but they will often continue flowering after the pot grown ones have been caught by the first frosts. J.

Dark corners

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 13:13

If there's a fence or wall behind you can try painting it with white/pale colours.

Some evergreen shrubs have shiny leaves that will reflect some light as well. Others have pale or varigated leaves which also help 'lighten' up an area. J.

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