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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.

What's the weather like in your area?

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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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.

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