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Posted: 23/08/2012 at 17:18

Soz Kate, am also 'off' this w/end. Yay! Well it will be once have finished the packing which is no further than yesterday- oops. Tonights' job, when I get round to it.

Tooties all sorted, but can go back if any emergencies eg huge blisters from hols- not likely this year- & also if still having problems with concrete toenails!

Local council have strimmed the alleyway at side of house. 2yrs not been done & with 5-6ft nettles local teens have kept away, but now....... Workmen did leave my shrubs alone, but at least I can now deal properly with any overhanging. Still plenty of blackberries around, not quite ripe here yet, but can now go down to get them!

Nurse coming fairly early tomorrow morning, but will have to keep as quiet as poss as daughter will be trying to sleep. If OH comes back early, then quiet it wont be. His study/workshop is not good for mobile reception & so he ends up in the hall talking very loudly!

Off to check the weather for hols again. J.

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Posted: 23/08/2012 at 16:56

Not been too bad here in WManchester today. Ok there was a short, sharp shower first thing this morning, but has stayed almost dry since. A few spits & spots just now sent me scurrying from greenhouse to get the washing inside, but nothing much.

Seeds all pricked out, well those that needed it. Wormery fed & the new plants that came home with me on Tuesday are planted out. Not a bad day except a parcel didnt get delivered   was 'in', but down the garden! J.

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Posted: 22/08/2012 at 18:40

Oh goody. Have just rechecked the predicted weather for holiday village. Temps dropping from unbearable to nice & warm/hottish levels & 'chance' of rain. That could mean quite good after all. The 2 sites now much closer in their temps forecasts too.

Will keep on checking so shall know exactly what to wear for flight. Last year I'd checked & unlike everyone else, who was wearing fleeces etc, I had worn suitable thin clothes, so that when we arrived at Innsbruk in the high 20s I was fine & didnt melt! J.

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Posted: 22/08/2012 at 18:29

No way!

I do for him though! J.

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Posted: 22/08/2012 at 18:26

Oh hard luck Frank. Hope you get sorted soon.

The sun did come out! Wind quite strong but washing drying well.

Did get the lawn cut. T'was rather squelchy in places, but mower is lightweight & so no problem. Took care that extension lead didnt end up on the damp/wet grass. The overhanging plants took their chances as didnt use edger, but did use my lawn scissors under the better plants. OH got them me ages ago. Can remember not being impressed by 'scissors' for the job- have perfectly good edging ones. But, no they are excellent for doing a pretty neat job quickly & get used for all sorts. J.

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Posted: 22/08/2012 at 18:18

Nuts you lot!

Can speak a wee bit of Deutche, but write it, noooooo. Science German didnt really teach me that.

Am getting sorted quite nicely. Lists done. All my tops am taking are on our bed & cases downstairs ready to be filled. Spare bed has a pile of all sorts on it. Need to get cracking on that lot next. Ooh, must remember 'bottoms' por moi & underwear- oops! Then to do for OH.......

Geoff do you do your own packing? Am sorely tempted to try not doing his one time, but easier to just get on with it.

Washing flapping outside. Windy & sun now. Got the lawn done after all. Very squelchy in places. Didnt bother using the edger, just used the mower. The flopping over plants took their chances!

Have had 2 sort of snack meals today & a lot of fruit. Daughter out for her meal, so didnt fancy actually cooking as such. Need a coffee now though. J.


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Posted: 22/08/2012 at 11:22

Morning all.

The heavy rain 'shower'- oh yes, long shower- this morning awoke me. No chance to do lawn now before I go away.

The sun keeps popping out, but loads of black clouds around, so washing being tumbled. J.

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Posted: 22/08/2012 at 11:18

Oh & as for lawn cutting.... if it doesnt get done, well tough. Daughter did refuse, she's house/greenhouse/coldframe sitting, but since my car in the way in garage getting the mower out wont be really poss. (wouldnt trust her to lift it clean over car bonnet!) J.

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Posted: 22/08/2012 at 11:07

Morning all.

Heavy rain showers already here- woke just before 6am! Brilliant sun at the mo, but too many black clouds around to risk washing outside.

Am at the 'how many do I/we need?' stage re packing. Getting more confused by checking the expected temps for village- only about a 10C discrepancy between 2 sites! So need for hot, cool, cold, dry & wet- that should just about cover it! J.

Buying spring bulbs online

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 11:02

I use Avon bulbs. Not the cheapest but very good quality.

Parkers are fine if you can visit one of their GC, I can, to prod & poke! J.

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