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Posted: 02/10/2012 at 20:26

Too right Zoomer & it's been blowing in from a different direction to normal as we dont usually hear it on our back windows. J.

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Posted: 02/10/2012 at 16:26

Well I've just treated myself to Beechgrove.

Understairs done, airing cupboard sorted- I do this 2x a week anyway. Been good & snacked on apple & banana & some fruit yoghurt.

Fed birds & discovered no chilli powder left- I sometimes sprinkle it/mix it with the seed in an effort to deter the squirrels. A small squirrel had got into the 'cage', they can whilst small, so I sneaked round & yelled. Squirrel wriggled out of cage & instead of jumping down & running away, with yours truely in pursuit, it ran into the adjacent Clematis montana- which is a real mess this time as it didnt get a sort out after flowering. Daughter stuck her head out of bedroom window above to say squirrel not in there. Oh yes t'was. I keep a large wooden pole under the ivy, so it stays dry, & I poked into the clematis. Squirrel shot out, up onto the flat roof & did a belly flop into the adjacent alleyway! Job done! BTW the 'cage' comes apart, so safer than a squirrel getting stuck in a fixed one. Ok wouldnt want to try release an animal, but wearing gauntlets would help........

Off to try phoning friend. We keep missing one another! Then to do a ratatoue for meal. J.

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Posted: 02/10/2012 at 14:10

IME HBP is hereditary, but I could have inherited the heart failure form t'other side of family, but havent. Luck of the draw.

It's still b****y raining!

Ok understairs awaits.... J.

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Posted: 02/10/2012 at 13:34

Forgot to say got a reduced price Fatsia Japonica from GC. Nice specimen, less than half price. Will pot it up & keep ready to put into the border from where the Acer was felled. Do need to do a lot of work on the compacted soil there & stain up the newish fence panels there before I can do the replanting.

Daughter stopped me from getting a reduced price Honerine Jobert though, as I know it just doesn't like me!!! Doesnt stop me wanting it though... J.

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Posted: 02/10/2012 at 13:27

It's blooming (not) awful weather here- absolutely chucking it down a few moments ago!

Daughter & me  went to GC for coffee & egg custards- yummy- & have just finished the remains of a cauliflower savory. This is 1 meal I DO add salt to.

Gary- if HBP is hereditary, then diet alteration only has limited success. Have never added salt to meals, ok certain ones I do, but if I didnt take my meds I would be costing the NHS even more!

Have started to remove things from understairs. Realised not everything needs to come out- good- but just enough to allow sensible access to the gas meter. It's also dawned on me that may need to empty the airing cupboard, in part, at some point.........

He, he daughter has actually removed her body warmer as felt too warm. How many yrs have I been saying how good they are? J.

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 13:08

Good luck to anyone living with ME. Not had personally but do understand about the fatigue situation- just as if the plug pulled out & have to stop asap! Have had serious health problems since '01 so am, reluctantly sometimes I admit, used to it. OH finally understands.

Yes you do go through a grieving process too when your body isnt as it was, but as time passes you do adapt & develope coping mechanisms.

A medic earlier this year suggested that I stopped gardening whilst undergoing chemotherapy. I retorted that I'd end up in the 'funny farm'!  Just had to be very hygiene concious as wouldnt be able to 'fight' any infections.

Now if it would only stop raining....... J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 12:57

Very heavy rain (showers oh yes?) & windy in Manchester today.

Earlier it was sunny, but that didnt last. J.

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Posted: 01/10/2012 at 19:48

Thx Becks. Totally self inflicted this time. Have a large 'under the stairs' area & it's very easy to just pop stuff into it. Dont have a utility room, so have the tumble dryer under there plus all the rest of whatever doesnt fit in kitchen etc! Usually try to do a sort out once a yr, but this time it didnt get done, like a lot of things round here.

I need to phone a friend to rearrange a meet up. She's having a household crisis at the mo too, so understands. She'll be watching the program about the Beatles too, so shall wait a bit. J.

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Posted: 01/10/2012 at 19:39

Maud- have you been wearing a BP monitor? That should help rule out any 'white coat syndrome'. You could also suggest that a practice nurse checks you, it may be better with her? Dont panic if it is raised, lots of ways/tablets around to control it. Sounds as if they're keeping a good eye on you. J.

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Posted: 01/10/2012 at 19:33

Am quite glad dont actually eat meat any more. Fish yes, but dont think about it much.love courgettes, hate marrow, but did used to do a good marrow & ginger jam.

Weather forecast for here tomorrow is c**p again! Still if it ends up anyway reasonable (ha) in the afternoon may get out into greenhouse to plant up some bulb pots.

Have just been under the stairs for something & realised that will need to clear a HUGE space for engineer to access the gas supply/meter at the back. Oh well another job for tomorrow- empty out all the 'stuff'' from under there. Probably a good chance to actually sort through some of it. So maybe the bulbs may have to wait... J.

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