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Posted: 28/10/2012 at 15:26

Hi Inka, surprised that you didnt feel anything, but glad too as wouldnt be that nice.

Even in Manchester, UK, we had small shocks some yrs back. Think the epicentre was down in West Midlands, remember my Dad not feeling a thing & it was only a few miles away. He slept through it, but it woke me over 100 miles away- we have a pair of mirrored doors to a cupboard in bedroom & they rattled like mad in the middle of the night! Afterwards the shocks continued for ages- you could feel them crossing the room towards your feet- weird. J.

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Posted: 28/10/2012 at 15:05

Great minds think alike!

Paperwork done, apparently the 'baking' not going well- glad  am not involved.

Kate- I too used to feel as if hallucinating when took certain OTC remedies! Cant take them now coz of other medication.

Mind you am sat here feeling as if falling to LHS & stone cold sober! Could be the knackered chair seat of course, never did find someone to sort, still on the 'to do' list, or more likely a response to the latest drug infusion had on Friday. J.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 13:48

Because of the imminent frost warnings, & we did go down below freezing this week, I put the pots onto a window sill. My greenhouse is NOT frost free!

Germination just now starting, so will move them as nec into the big coldframe. J.


Posted: 28/10/2012 at 13:41

I now possess a copy, very tatty now, of 'Adam the gardener'. Circa 1954 via Daily Express I thnk. Some of the basics are still useful.

Am ashamed to say that as a small child I was a scribbler in books but must have been interested even then! J.

Growing under holly

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 13:34

I'm another who has removed lower branches.

Varigated ivy, nearest the stem. G.Macrorrhizum & G.Nodosum both cope. Tellima Grandiflora too. These can all be planted into 'pockets' of better compost nearer the edge of overhanging canopy & that gives them a good start. All more or less evergreen, with the geraniums having good Autumn colour & the bonus of flowers.

Small bulbs eg Muscari will also cope at the canopy edge.

Like the cyclamen idea.... J.

What's for tea?

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 13:25

OH just made his very yummy small yorkies, filled with peppers & mushrooms & covered in gravy.

Tonight is a veggie version of Shepherd's pie, with some fried cabbage- when I can get into kitchen..... They, OH & daughter are going to have a baking session again. Love the results, hate the mess! J.

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Posted: 28/10/2012 at 13:21

Think should just change my name to 'confused of manchester'!

Wet & windy here. Am tackling overdue paperwork, nearly done. Shredded what needs to be done, recycled the rest & trotted, well wobbled on way back, to postbox.

OH just done his wonderful filled small yorkies- bit too much chilli for me, but very yummy. No prizes for who has just washed up, loaded dishwasher...... They are baking later I believe & looks as if going to use the large pyrex dish that I need for tonights' meal! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 13:11

I was only wondering t'other day Rain if you still made all the cakes.

WManchester- wet & windy, only 8-9C at the mo. Luckily a small break in continuous showers/rain allowed me to trot around to postbox earlier.

This morning 7C cf below freezing yesterday! J.

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Posted: 27/10/2012 at 19:27

Blimey you lot- I just about can keep up! Just will stay as ME, it's easier.......

Flu jab doesnt hurt, but slightly sore arm day afterwards shows it's 'working' according to daughter.

Have cleared up in bathroom, & in kitchen & dishwasher on, again. All food plans for tomorrow, & relevant shopping, now a total waste of time as OH & daughter hi-jacked my plans.

Kate- I hope you had pancakes. That would have been my choice. Drat, have plaster on top of thumb & my typing totally up the shoot. J.


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Posted: 27/10/2012 at 17:49

Whoever asked about cavity wall insulation? Yes noisy, but I'd be around somewhwere just in case.

If any holes in your walls, believe me the filler will fill them! At our previous house we opened the pan cupboard to find foam everywhere! OH has the frying pan cover at his little house now & he only said about the foam recently- the cover was 'buried' you see. But we did get it sorted obviously or wouldnt still be using.....

Think I know who's who..... my poor brain, am confused enough.

Anyway, who said that Herceptin doesnt cause nose bleeds?! Just blew my nose....

Oh am going.....beeper from kitchen.J.

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