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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 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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Posted: 01/10/2012 at 17:07

Hi all, glad people's w/ends & parties went well.

Am fairly warm at the mo, despite a rotten day weather-wise. It's been cool, damp, wet & yes very Autumnal. Gas fire on & daughter gone back to bed! It was just after 2am when she got back from work & then OH got up & left by 5.30am & the police helicopter was somewhere around for ages in the night, so I'm tired too!

We've been down at Lowry outlet mall & nearby retail park. Got myself a fleece buff, as planned, & a new rucksack. My old one hasnt got covered seams & so when it rains no guarentee stuff stays dry inside. Will still use older one though until those seams do break! Daughter got herself a new super dooper suitcase to replace her old one, which she insisted we kept, so it went up into the loft with the others. No idea where she'll keep this new one- not in the spare bedroom that's for sure!

 Have decided not to get cross about being unable to cut the lawn. It's not that long & am not proud of it, as just a green space between beds. That way IF we get a couple of dryish days can then do a cut, but may not.... Bulb pots/planting more important.

Got on to the heating/electrical company first thing this morning & someone coming Wednesday morning. They also do supply & fit new boilers so will discuss that on Wed. Drat, as was going down to NWorcs to meet up with friend, but boiler/heating takes priority. Will rearrange with friend, she already knows wed off, but, as she is also having a household crisis her end, no problems.

Found a nice 3 in 1 new waterproof coat whilst out, but needed the size they'd not got in store & it's not on web site either in the size/colour I want. Oh well not to be. The old one will continue in use a bit longer & get increasingly scruffier.

None of the 50ps were special ones we did have quite a lot between us, for some reason.

Right off to start a tomato rissotto next. Was going to do ratatoue, but it takes longer so will probably do tomorrow.

Back later I expect. J.


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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 19:13

Jean it's ME with the poorly boiler (no not OH)! Not surprised mixed up (or muxed ip as we say in this house) though with all of us 'flitting' in & out on here.

Neighbour has brought round some Indian sweets- oh boy they are good. J.

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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 16:14

 Body shop still do sage & comfrey blemish gel which I can remember from yonks ago. Daughter has a posh Clinique one as well as cheapos & then there is always toothpaste......

Is this a record? Only 3-4 weeks later the siutcases, from holidays, have finally gone back up into the loft! Yay, I can now try & restore some order on the spare bed! J.

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