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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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Posted: 08/02/2013 at 19:42

Grr, why cant daughter & OH both like the same food? Oh s*d it they'll get given whatever I feel like doing & tough luck! All I asked was what would people like to eat over the next few days?

At least OH has finally learnt to tell me his shopping needs before we actually get to the store..... Never shop on a Friday, absolutely murder around here. Early Sat am soooo much better.

Then I can flop afterwards whilst they both go up to local shops & library/bank. Have just realised that Sunday meals going to be totally out of order. The KDodd performance starts at 5pm! Hmm, picnic as well??

Geoff sorry you're confused, join the club!

Ok signing off now. Night all J.

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Posted: 08/02/2013 at 17:38

Pause in cooking here. Daughter back, also had cake & OH got the remote......

Dean I did see, but chose to ignore them.

Bjay, drool not drawl, though I quite like the new version.

Dad always had Terry Wogan on car radio when he sometimes dropped me at the 2cnd bus for school. I still cant say Gatwick Airport without a real struggle. It'll always be Gatport Airwick to me. Like big tipper type truncks will always be 'digger ro ros' to me & OH- circa friend's toddler daughter when aged 2-3.(she's now a mum of 3!)

Yet again police chopper flying over!! Route must've changed, that's several times this week. Daughter just tried to spot it, but it's not staying nearby, good.

Ok really do need to go & cook now. Byee, J.

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Posted: 08/02/2013 at 16:39

Glad you're back Figrat. We're all plodding on around here, in my case, cant 'speak' for 'tothers.

OH back, bearing cake & very nice it is too.

He's now snoring in his chair, as usual. BUT he's just phoned boiler manufacturer re 'the problem' & they know what's what- yay! Now to get chief engineer to get them, manufacturers, out to replace wot's sticking inside said boiler..... which has just started again!! Stomps off to turn on tap......right that's sorted.

I didnt go out to garden but have sorted out all 6 drawers of the bureau instead. More junk & memeories, but am glad it's done. I do ache now, thanks drug, but know that'll settle in a couple of days or so.

Now to confuse everybody by doing cauli mac cheese tonight. Yes I know it's not Monday but that's what we're having. Shall do a raspberry jam sponge pudding too for the others.

No sign of the Goldfinches returning to the niger feeder, nor the bullfinches, good. Lots of activity around all the feeders though. Right, need to get the washing back in & make a start on meal. J.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 12:27

Started off dull, but quite a bit brighter now with some breeze. So have put some washing out to flap a bit.

About 6+C out there today. Heating turned down very low so house stays comfortable. J.

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Posted: 08/02/2013 at 12:17

'Ooh er' Bunny!

Nurse gone. Been stabbed.   Am eating my snack lunch. Have put some washing out to dry. Checked on rat bait- still untouched.

Keep looking at the Epimedium that could do with its' annual cut back. Every yr I decapitate the snowdrops beneath, but have decided that waiting another week will be more sensible. Bit daft going out today when have had a higher drug dose & could suddenly be wobbly. Paperwork & e-mails await when I get my act together.

I never spot trolls either. J.

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Posted: 08/02/2013 at 09:24

Morning all. Quick nip in whilst it's blissfully quiet around here.

Nurse due anytime now- byee.J.

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Posted: 07/02/2013 at 19:11

Becks, they look fine. I had a similar one for several yrs from Asda. Cost very little &, if bent double, I'm also 5' 2'', I could get inside it. Snag- no replacement covers available- but it certainly did 3-4yrs until the plastic 'perished' etc.

Have found in the shed a 3 or 4 tier one, plus spare cover, that daughter can have for her patio until she gets a proper one. There's also an un-assembled wooden Aldi coldframe that I'd completely forgotten I had so she's set up for this yr at least.

At the mo, she's dead chuffed that M&S haver sent her extra point vouchers if you buy 'home'. Since she's planning to get a bed from them, plus bedside table, that's loads of points. If they also have a 20% day too.... Having found a much cheaper sofa & 'big' chair at Ikea, she's going to get the bed she really wants rather than a less expensive one.

Signing off now. Need to 'flop' as no doubt an early wake-up from the boiler tomorrow & the nurse arrives first thing too. J.

planting a raised flower bed

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 17:26

Vinca minor shouldnt be too difficult to keep under control. Ditto Lamiums, both will like the shade/part shade. Easy to pull out if they spread too far.

Heucheras, tiarellas- which like woodland conditions, both will cope with part shade.

Agree about cyclamens, they should spread.

How about a scrambling Clematis Alpina for the back shade bit? Not the largest flowers, nor too big a plant. They naturally grow in the woodlands in Austria etc, where as the canopy increases it can get pretty shadey. They arent the tidiest, but can drip with flowers- usually blue- in the early spring. Dont need an annual prune either, which if it's allowed to scramble around taller plants/shrubs/ the fence- may need some initial tying up- but can be left to do it's own thing from yr to yr.

If however you like tidy/well pruned gardens it wont be for you. J.

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