London (change)
Today 8°C / 6°C
Tomorrow 10°C / 2°C


Latest posts by jo4eyes

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 10:34

OH sent txt this am, but has he found his card that I sneaked into his rucsac before he returned to little house?

Workmen gone, now I'm more confused than ever. Have agreed to 'play' with radiator valve settings to see if 'kettling' stopped/re-occurs, but surely having thermostatically controlled radiator valves mean that each room is set as you want it, not blasting out full heat in an un-used room!!

Am going into garage to see if any plaster fallen onto my car from when man walked across that roof......J.

Are Morrisons bulbs any good ??

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 09:57

The plants/bulbs in morrisons are less expensive IME.

Nothing wrong with them, just usually smaller bulbs cf than from other suppliers so they will flower ok, but may not have as many flower spikes as  the larger, more expensive bulbs.

BTW dont forget to ask in the flower section for their flower buckets- they sell packs of them for 99p. Very useful for all sorts. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 09:46

Morning all.

Glad OH being looked after Dean. Shall avoid Haslingden today then, know it well!

Man been on our 'no-go' large flat roof at the front -eek- to swop one of our main roof tiles for a venting one (?) for the bathroom extractor fan. Man not the smallest/thinest I've seen, pleeeeze let the roof cope.

More rat bait been put down, & the empty birdfeeder removed into the greenhouse so I can wash it out sometime.J.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 09:32

Dull & damp & no sign of any remaining snow. Already about 6-7C out there.

Removed an empty bird feeeder for washing out, put down more rat bait under the shed, joy!

Man now on our large flat roof at front replacing a roof tile. Please let the roof not then need extra work, nor that flat roof 'go' as normally nobody allowed onto it. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 20:31

 M.A.S.H was brilliant. I'd forgotten about BJ.

OH says over in Peaks was safer walking back than driving tonight. Hope it doesnt freeze for him walking in tomorrow, but then slush just as dangerous.

One of 'the ladies who lunch' is a 'bunny hugger' at the local animal rescue centre. Since her own rabbit died she goes & sits & strokes the new rabbits to get them used to being handled.

Dean must be visiting/staying with his OH. Hope all gone ok. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 19:39

Lost me again

Just put the wheeely bin out- snow all but gone & it's sort of raining out there now. Wind increasing, but local forecast says dry for tomorrow. Typical- having tumbled everything today. J.


Fork Handles

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 19:05

Thxs! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 19:04

Below freezing first thing WManchester this morning.

Then it began to snow, quite lightly & not sticking, so went out to meet friend for coffee at GC partway towards Liverpool. 3hrs later- oops- car covered in snow, but roads fine.

It's snowed on/off all day, then sometimes hail, now it's rain, I think. Wind increasing too. I need to find coat & outdoor shoes to put the wheely bin out. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 18:59

Nobody wears thongs unless they are a machochist! (I think that's the right word....) J.


Fork Handles

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 17:55

Right, have plodded through all the posts since whenever-

Lottie, big cyber hugs to you & the family, tough times, plod on.

Pam, hugs for you too. End of a generation always hard.

Jean, glad news better from you & family.

Bjay, hope that you're soon chipper again. Dont commit murder re the car.....

Dean, best wishes to you & OH too.

We also had a version of MB's fishpie this w/end. Supermarket sell bits of fish for pies & the lad kindly removed all the smoked haddock coz daughter doesnt like it.

Boiler being attended to again tomorrow. Need the radiators to be cold this time, so my thermals out ready, although it's raining here now. OH didnt tell chief engineer that we'd already spoken to manufacturer, may need them yet!

My Valentines' card from OH was 2 pots of Tete a Tete at 50p each- Morrisons, & much better than a card IMO & OH's.

Doddy, who's 85!, was good. Seats near front, plenty of legroom. 5hrs, less say 30mins break & simliar time for a wonderful illusionist & another singer- ok KD's partner. KD stood the whole time & I ached from laughing. Pity anybody who needs the loo in one of his performances & leaves the auditorium. As KD said brilliant for a comic!

Have ceased the painkillers now, which is good, but shall be prepared next time.

Had a good get-together with other like-minded ladies at the pub yesterday lunchtime. Good job it was quiet in there, oh the discussions....'rollseyessmiley' poor waiter too!

Today met an old friend for coffee, no cake, at GC & 3hrs later oops..... Car covered in snow, but roads fine. Collected my tablets & daughter's parcel en route.

 Oh yes for some reason my pancakes were awful, kept splitting, but filled them with garlic & herb soft cheese, rolled up, grated cheese on top, grilled & served with salad & wine. Yummy!

Still to do some e-mails.... but need to think about meal. Byee, J.

Discussions started by jo4eyes

Care & maintenance of elderly Bramley apple trees.

Replies: 2    Views: 1458
Last Post: 18/02/2013 at 20:32

Suggestions for planting in a sunny, boggy site.

Replies: 5    Views: 1086
Last Post: 18/02/2013 at 22:38
2 threads returned