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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 15:10

I approve Figrat, of your back passage, I grew up with an 'entry', door both ends. Also impressed by 'bloke', any chance send him over this way?? As for the raised bed find, you lucky s*d!

Jean on-line grocery shopping is good. I've used Tesco monthly since Jan 08 when not allowed to drive. In all that time only had 1 bad experience- glass bottle of oil broken over all my & others shopping. Customer service brill on that occasion & also the time had duff (very offhand, rude) delivery driver!

Seriously I do a monthly 'stock shop'. All the heavy items- tins, bulk buys etc & sometimes fresh veggies, but take care you dont get just 1 carrot instead of 1 pack! No petrol cost, wonky trolley, bad back from loading/unloading trolley/car etc or hassle over parking spaces. Today he bought the crates into my kitchen when I explained that my back was playing up again. (memo to self -dont try to lift large pot of Choc cosmos without bending ze knees!)

You're less inclined to 'impulse buy', still get good deals. Your favorites are stored & you can even do a list for future orders if you want. You choose a 1hr slot, some pretty cheap, to suit you. Wouldnt use it for every shop, but a lot less hassle for the 'big' ones. Just takes a little forethought, a decent running list of 'stock' items & a well-trained family (Ha) who leave empty packets or note when last of the item been/being used!

I've even been in the greenhouse, left a note stuck to front door & they come to call you if not heard the van pull up.

Right, rest of spiders await, just had an apple break. J.

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 13:15

Have to admit Gary that am careful which time slot I pick. We're the Manchester side of delivery store, which is only 4 miles away, but asking for an early delivery or one around evening rush hour/school times is asking for trouble. Used to be a 2hr slot, but this 1hr is better.

Still surprised at how much only 2 crates cost though.

Have finally downloaded various updates to this pc & deleted the old/installed extra bumph you get. Waiting on weather forecast, dont know why just habit I guess. Then shall get changed & trot down to greenhouse clutching various spider plants. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 12:46

WManchester- another def frost first thing, with sun.

Clouded over now, some breeze, about 8-9C at the mo.

Going to hibernate in greenhouse sorting out some houseplants- not the really tender ones. J.

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 12:40

Wish ours wasnt set to wake me rather early each morning. Still it's being sorted soon Geoff, well it 'b' well better be!

Tesco arrived 5mins early & driver apologised! Been up to beigeland, got houseplant suitable compost, & Aldi for some bits.

Rearranged visit to WMidlands- long way to go for lunch at a GC, but tis nearly friend's birthday. J.

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Posted: 18/03/2013 at 20:17

Night Dean.

I wish I could lift 70l bags! Always need OH to unload carboot in that situation. Always lots of help around at shop end. J.

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Posted: 18/03/2013 at 20:15

Oh hard luck Dean, but as you say you have time to redo things. Still a b****r though. I use B&Q for some composts too.

I've had some good stuff from Aldi & Morrisons.

Miss Homebase though, ours closed down a couple of yrs ago & nearest now miles away. They had an excellent plant section in that stuff was often wrongly labelled & so cheap for what it actually was! I used to get some belting plants for half the price I'd pay elsewhere. Nice selection of glazed pots too, again not expensive cf local GCs. J.

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Posted: 18/03/2013 at 19:12

Hi & Bye Dean!

Tesco sorted for tomorrow. Will need to nip up to Aldi & 'beigeland' too.

Forecast a bit yucky for Wed, so unless major change I shant be going down M6 after all. Mind you last night OH wasnt looking forward to his journey this morning, expecting ice & snow. Nope, just fog of which there'd been no mention! J.


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Posted: 18/03/2013 at 18:04

Evening all.

Been busy in house today, but have moved some houseplants around & put some shooting dahlias onto a cooler sill.

Am supposed to be amending my tesco delivery, so back later. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 18:01

A sharp frost with sun first thing today.

It's clouded over, stayed cold & breezy so at least the washing dried pretty well. Have been busy indoors today, although did swop some houseplants around- a sort of gardening task. J.

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Posted: 17/03/2013 at 18:47

Am about to start some ironing, joy.....

OH now wondering if needs to go back over to work via the M/ways instead of A roads. The net forecast totally confusing, re extent of snow, so Countryfile now on & hope that sheds some light on the confusion. He's muttering about could have gone back earlier if hadnt been up at daughter's.

I need to get an idea too about mid-week forecast, as was intending to go see a friend, but snow could easily put me off that drive.

Signing off now. Byee all, J.

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