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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 12:48

Have a rough idea of the cost of replacement boiler etc. Will be getting proper quote soon. Lot of £, but needs must &, after a quick call to someone else, sounds bang on!

Now if the back flat roof goes......suspect that's also on its way out as am sure I smelt a wee bit of damp plaster t'other week- a smell you dont forget IME. Cant spot any signs of trouble in the extension, but shall keep an eye, & nose, on it! Again have choice of 2 local roofing companies if/when nec! J.

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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 12:36

I dont bother with indoor forced Hyacinths anymore either. I always felt guilty when they'd finished & needed disposal. I did over the yrs plant a lot out in the garden & they do reliably return every year, smaller than previous, but the smell outside is fine.

Yes the majority of my bulbs also going into pots. I cant remember where there are gaps, apart from the 'new' beds. So some will go in there direct, but with some netting protection because of the blooming squirrels around here. J.

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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 12:29

Yes Hurray for heating! It was a blocked jet or something. We do actually have sun here at the mo, so lounge is nice & warm again, but once sun gone round it gets rather chilly in the back with facing East.

Stuff all back under stairs & I only banged my head once! Did do a quick look through of things & chucked a couple of oddments away, but actually rest we do/may need. Wish I had a proper utility room with cupboards........

Am having tuna mayo butties for lunch, then will continue with chores. Need to get re-organised as got a police meeting tonight. Need to go, not been for last 12mths with all the upheaval in my life. J,

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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 11:55

Jean- love Martin Mere, or 'Ducky World' as it got called by someone here many yrs ago. Daughter only said 'tother day that we'd not been for yonks.

This is not doing what should be doing....... J.

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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 11:49

I hate the smell of paperwhites! Sorry.

Here in Manchester it's sunny, windy & lots of black clouds around. Hadnt any garden plans for today, bulbs will get done tomorrow.

Zoomer, yes Autumn is here. Am leaving the tomato plants in the greenhouse for a bit longer this year- too much else happening to get round to sorting them- but dont expect much more ripening of fruit, unless we get sun daily for a lot of days!

We now have heating again! Bliss. J.

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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 11:42

Phew, am warm now! Heating back off, but at least wont get woken tomorrow by daughter at some early hour asking how to turn on the electric water heater! Clever she may be, but common sense nooooooo.

Of course tom & mascapone suce IS orange! Sounds like a good meal Lottie.

Right, off to put things back under stairs for the time being & be Mrs Mop again. J.

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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 11:21

We have heating!!

Back later, J.

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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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