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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 12:11

Winds strong out there today- WManchester- dry at the mo, but heavy rain due here later.

Am keeping busy inside- Central heating boiler being replaced tomorrow/friday -so am  clearing the spare room of junk, so can refill it with the contents of airing cupboard where new boiler going! All being well will still have enough 'cupboard' space for storage once new boiler in. Chance for a sort out maybe? J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 12:04

Buttie time now- having one of those days when all I do is eat & eat... but by 2pmish am usually fine. Wonder if today it's due to the delayed breakfast this morning because of the tablet?

Anyway they'll be able to get at radiator valves in spare room now, & our bedroom. Must remind daughter to clear a path to hers & as for OH's study/workshop- his problem. He's supposed to be coming back first thing tomorrow morning after all.

Washing machine just had an unbalanced 'wobbly'- it alerts me by beaping like mad. So you set it going again, but have no way of actually knowing whereabouts in cycle it was when became unbalanced., unless you were watching it just at the right moment of course! I tend to just reset it to rinse & spin as assume it was unable to sort itself out to spin safely before it became unbalanced.

Lotties, that's a good pumpkin face. J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 11:02

Banana time. Bjay, do rest/sit quite often really, but probably am on the go most of the time.

Spare room getting sorted v e r y slowly. Actually rather upsetting at times as lots of stuff from parents' house around.

Also just found 2 new shower curtains- so what you say? Having shower screen fitted at end of month. One shall def keep- cant find receipt to return anyway, expect been shreaded (that spelling looks wrong somehow) & daughter may like later IF she ever buys a house. T'other shall ask friend if she'd like, no idea when I got it.

Right, back upstairs, only brought the boxes of 'C' biscuits down to pop into sideboard. Previously they'd been dumped onto spare bed which I need for airing cupboard contents.....J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 10:04

Just realised that wont be able to get easily to tumble drier under stairs tomorrow either, so washing on as well now.

Becks- radio 4 Midweek, repeated tonight or i-player, had someone on talking abour paranormal/ghosts.

Cadbury's must've researched whether anyone would eat green 'slime', but they are owned by USA company..... J.

shrub or small tree in wet ground

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 08:53

A Cornus- Dogwood- would like it too.

They are primarily grown for their stem colour in the autumn/winter, but some have nice foliage colour as the leaves die back. You prune them back quite hard each Spring, so it wont get too big & it's the new stems produced that year that colour up the best. Some varieyies are more prone to suckering than others, so check first if you dont want a grove of them.

I've got a rich purple Iris Reticulata 'Georg' under my C.Alba Elagentissima. J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 08:46

I'm up, taken the 'nasty' medicine & so far so good.... had my breakfast, been neighbourly & am now off to shower & the rest before starting on the big clear out!

OH queried as to why under the stairs needed clearing out?  How are the engineers going to get at the gas supply & the pipework for the existing boiler otherwise?

Becks was it worth it? looks fun though.

Sorry to be a party pooper as have fished out my police notice for 'no trick or treaters here'. We had BIG problems in past with some youngsters around here & ever since that time all the neighbours agreed. Weather due to be c**p as well anyway. J.


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Posted: 30/10/2012 at 19:37

BTW Geoff, yes LEEKS, but quite like the leaks...... J.

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Posted: 30/10/2012 at 19:36

Maud- complete agreement re kids nowadays.... or perhaps it's our age, sorry.

Biba clothes- bet that was good. I was too young too, but think I had some make up? certainly had Quant make up.

Was cross acouple of Easters back- daughter & OH clearing the loft, which is almost as full again-oops. I could have sworn that there was a bag up there of Laura Ashley originals. No sign of it, drat & nor the original 70s Miss Selfridge dresses too. Must have had a clear out at sometime, but neither OH nor me can remember when.

Who forgot the wine with tonights' meal then? J.

What's for tea?

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 17:10

Large mushrooms grilled, then topped with fried chopped leeks & garlic & cheese over the lot & regrilled. Served with baked potato & red wine according to my notes! J.

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Posted: 30/10/2012 at 17:06

Have I done the spare room? No, of course not, just sat & played solataire whilst watching trashy daytime tv. 

Am cooking a huge potato in the remoska. It'll easily do the 2 of us when daughter gets back. I have wiped the large mushrooms & washed the leaks ready. Fry the leeks, plus garlic, & grill the mushrooms. Then top the mushrooms with fried, seasoned leeks & some cheese over the lot. Very quick,easy & yummy. Goes well with red wine too according to my notes....

Me inspirational? No-way, just realistic, grumpy, critical, argumentative, 'b' minded.....& the rest! J.

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