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Posted: 13/02/2013 at 18:59

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


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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.

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Posted: 13/02/2013 at 16:49

I've landed too!

Have sleet/snow/rain/hail at the mo, but the thick snow has now stopped, I hope.

Now shall catch up sometime soon. J.

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Posted: 10/02/2013 at 15:05

I hope all goes well Jean.

Having just done a quick check on our taxi service for this evening, daughter, will sign off now. Meal will be a snack sort after all, we're still full after that lunch  so need to go & get organised. No time for much else.J.


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Posted: 10/02/2013 at 14:40

Geoff my pc on opposite side of table to OH with his laptop, so no chance! Anyway, we're both listening to GQT now! J.

How To Care For A Baby Cactus!

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 14:36

You can actually get small bags of cactii compost, quite gritty, if that's easier for you to use.

Depending on the type of cactus I agree with Alina on position, but some cactii I dont actually water at all between Oct & March- still keeping them on the windowsill in my unheated NW facing porch.

However the 'Christmas/'Easter' types are woodland plants, so they do get mininum water over the winter & food, when I remember (!). All of mine are about to flower now. They are also in the porch & go outside, in a shadey spot, for the summer months.

Any idea of type/variety of yours? J.

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Posted: 10/02/2013 at 14:16

Oh gosh am stuffed! Filled individual yorkies plus gravy here, followed by yoghurt & fruit, in my case.

Jean, how awful for everyone. Hope she improves soon. Well done your Grandson.

Was hoping to listen to GQT but OH got tv on- ok Lovejoy followed by Hold the Dream- remember those 80s shoulder pads ladies!

Have done 1 e-mail & printed off a voucher for £5 off hardy plants 'til end of month from local GC- where am meeting friend for coffee this week.

Dont 'do' predictive txt. My spelling hilarious these days without that!

Oh goody, OH turned tv off. GQT now on. J.

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Posted: 10/02/2013 at 11:18

Well you lot brought back lots of old TV prog memories. Not all the cowboy ones, but the majority.

Figrat I loved Whirlybirds!

Dove, & anyone else caring for the oldies, sympathies & lots of hugs. It's hard work. Now am dealing with all those memories & that's almost as bad.

Think family just got back.... they've had a bet about whether I would be up & dressed!!

It's raining here & we should escape the snow, she hopes, so KD will be 'on' after all.

Ok snack time now, late lunch planned, so OH & me should then survive tonight. No, plan changed apparently.... J.

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Posted: 10/02/2013 at 10:42

Morning all.

Have given in & started to take regular painkillers for the drug induced aches & pains from Friday's dose. I felt rough yesterday & just moaned, grumped & flopped all day, whilst eating far too much. Which made me even more grumpy coz I knew the weight would get worse.....

The Goldfinches decended en masse to the feeder. OH got a pic! The  Bullfinches were also spotted again, but flew off before he got the camera ready.

Today am finally going to deal with all my overdue e-mails.

Daughter & OH have been on a reckie for daughter's new workplace later this week & I think, not sure, that they've gone to a nearby trade-only warehouse to suss out paint etc.

Now I'll catch up. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 10:35

WManchester- wet again. Not as raw as yesterday. Started taking regular painkillers for my drug induced aches/pains. Now a lot more comfy & less grumpy!

I think that we may miss the forecast snow later on. I do hope so, as off to see Ken Dodd in Bolton this evening. I hope to be aching again but because of laughing so much. J.

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