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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:13

Damp to start off this morning. Then it sort of tried to brighten up, then even more rain. Cold all day & am watching the back garden temperature drop as I type. (Sensor attached to shed & 'sends' details to 'main' in the lounge.)

I re-wrapped all the patio pots yesterday. Only 1 casualty this yr so far.

Am more worried to all my cuttings & some houseplants in my porch. The front doors' letterbox fell off last evening! Some bubblewrap now sellotaped over the hole, still allowing the postie access. OH will try to fix tomorrow, I hope. J.

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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:06

Too cute for it's own good-ahhh.

OH has now hurt his back assembling Ikea wardrobe for daughter. I've just discovered that he's got all the strong painkillers back at little house. He's not having our household last packet!

Daughter has found the missing clock hand for her grandaughter clock. I've found the instructions, she should have pendulum, but hope she's got the key........

Now watching an oldish Lewis & repeated Foyles' War on later. J.

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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 17:04

Oops, nearly forgot need to do pasta for in 'bake'/stirfry too- thought it looked odd... J.

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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 16:51

Mascapone stirfry- vegs stirfried, mascapone mixed in, topped with grated cheese & grilled. Plus yummy fresh bread, Sainsbury's, salad & vino here. OH can have pancakes for pud should he want one.

Am having to suddenly get used to catering for only1 or 2 again here- weird. J.

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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 14:45

Our front is sunny too. Kitchen at the front of the house, but side of extended garage blocks a lot of the 'view'. We also have an alleyway to one side. Fence lowish, so sitting out there would be like a goldfish bowl. Not me. I go & sit in the back & annoy my neighbour instead! Her decision to keep the joint fence low......

Daughter's new place has a very sunny back patio. Fences not too high further down the garden, so 1 neighbour's garden/workshop well in view from back room/patio. Eventually she plans to have the 'garage demolished. It's raised up, but the ground beneath is lower than the patio, so she may have a sunken seating are there J.

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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 14:09

Nowhere around the back Becks? or is the sun better at your front? J.

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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 14:07
sotongeoff wrote (see)

Dont mention that -Jo will be round at a flash

Dont you think have got enough on around here?! I did take up the 'proper' wax polish & old dusters for daughter to use on the wooden furniture that she had in storage. Sprays good enough around here.

Forgot- our letterbox fell apart last night! So as lots of plants/cuttings in the porch, which I dont want to lose, it now has a 'flap' of bubblewrap on the inside. Postie laughed, but still got things through ok. Somewhere, not sure where, OH & me have seen the other half of the letterbox. Cant find it though. OH was planning to canabilise it to at least have 1 complete flap. J.


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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 13:56

Afternoon all.

It has stopped raining here. Cold though. Have been up to daughter's, where OH & her are still decorating. New carpets down, Ikea delivery due anytime, which is why I scarpered! M&S due Monday, I think.

No chance to do any more outside there at the mo. Did take up the hanging basket/pot display that we've got her as a 'house warming' pressie. Being kept in a porch at the mo until it's better to take outside. A sensible choice of plants, all of which can be reused in the garden, when I get a border sorted.

Need to 'do' things around here now. Yesterday was scuppered by a frantic phonecall from daughter, resulting in a drive up there with various forgotten items! J.

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Posted: 07/03/2013 at 21:12


Night Dean.

Am quite pleased that it's raining steadily out there. I was surprised at how dry even below the surface the soil was. When I get the lawn re-edged, then shall need a bark mulch for the adjacent soil. Absolutely noway shall use my compost as that just sets up a nice colony of even more seedlings to deal with in the future.

I'm off too. Night all. J.

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Posted: 07/03/2013 at 19:18

Well this week I have

1.Done the first lawn cut, didnt re-edge it though as ground was so hard after nearly 3+ weeks without rain, that would've hurt to do it. I ached enough anyway.

2. Cleaned out the majority of back patio slab cracks. I allow lots of self-seeders, but there is a limit. Think I last did it properly in 010! The bottom patio & path still to do. It's a crawling on your knees job- double kneeler used.

3.Started to repot/cull the house plants. Listed the ones need to send with daughter. Really must sort out the pot covers too- job for sometime next week I think when too cold to do much else.

4.Emptied out a layer of the wormery & then re-set it up. Put the resulting compost onto this yrs veg bed for the worms there to do their bit. Saves digging.

5. Had lunch/coffees sat outside on 2 days. Even sat out with a good book one afternoon.

6. Went shopping locally & took loads to the charity shop. Organised an appointment at Bank for next week.

7. Had an old friend from my childhood village phone- lots of chat/advice there. I will get down to WMidlands to give support in the near future.

8. Finally got a cold-caller to actually talk to me when he finally accepted that OH not available. Peace now reigns. OH managed to do a 'silent' call to our land line t'other day. So used my mobile, & credit!, to phone the factory to get him to sort it out. Not a happy bunny OH!

9. Took another friend out today for her birthday. Another GC after a quick shop for us both at a Morrisons en-route, she doesnt drive. Went the 'pretty' way round Bolton oops, will know better next time.

10. Managed to do my 'quick' clean up around the house as well today. Now need to sort out what daughter needs to take for her bed making at her house. She's planning to be there over the w/end. If I see another paint/fabric sample I shall SCREAM!! Apparently it's Dunelm & Laura Ashley on Tuesday..... Think it's my turn to buy the meal out.

Next week I think, at the mo, Monday & Thursday are 'free'..... but that could all change.

So life rather busy. Quite glad that this w/end shant need to do any gardening up at daughter's.

The dahlias are starting, as are some pots of sweetpeas. No rush to do anything else yet though. J.

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