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Posted: 06/02/2013 at 20:24

Ugh, muscle bound men, totally agree Lizzie.

Chris- daughter spent 4 weeks working part-time for her elective in St. Lucia a few January's back. 'luckysodsmiley'

The Goldfinches have found the feeder,  after nearly all the niger seeds been snaffled by the squirrels. Think I'll nip to GC tmrw for a look-see at Dahlias to replace some of my losses & buy some more seed. Dozy so n so today when I phoned to enquire if the previously empty boxes now had the tubers in situ- OMG hopeless, but they have some apparently. Not too fussed.

Start them off in any old MP compost in 3litre pots end of Feb on a sunny sill in house.

Want a new Bishop, or 2, as replacements of past losses & any others that I fancy. All mine have to go in pots because of the slug/snail attack around here. Still dont know the variety of the 2 unlabelled ones ones that are still looking fine in the big coldframe. Daughter's posh one, a wonderful dble lemon yellow with a long German sounding name which escapes me, is tucked up under the plant table in our porch, along with the Chocolate cosmos.

Daughter bored, asked what she could do, but has disappeared as soon as I carried in a basket of ironing etc.. typical.

Right, off now, as after a day being out all morning & spending most of afternoon on phone to various people, I do need to do something around here. Otherwise tomorrow I will be mad busy & in a temper!

BTW well done Becks. Now secure them well- nag, nag! J.

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Posted: 06/02/2013 at 16:53

OMG, what a sight to come home too!

Busy day, shops, bank, phonecalls, still to sort out washing/airing. Daughter will be home sometime soon. Ah, like now....

Boiler started again just now, whilst on the phone, & because I ignored it, it shut up- I wish it were that simple.

OH should be around next Monday so shall suggest that he organises the engineer visit etc for then!

Right off to get washing in & think of something inspirirng for meal..... back later I expect. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 16:44

Total surprise this morning, no snow nor ice! The only bits of snow left were the odd bit under a hedge.

Lovely sunshine the majority of the day, but a very cold wind. I walked up to the local shops/bank & as long as you kept moving no problem with keeping warm.

Washing has been out, kitchen waste added to compost bin & the birds fed. Oh & yet again the greenhouse roof panel has slipped a bit. Hmm, time to replace with better fittings I think. Job for OH at w/end. J.

small bird watch

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 13:35

Having had a specific niger seed feeder up for several weeeks, in which only the local squirrels seemed interested, yesterday the bullfinches were spotted on it- grr- & today the goldfinches have arrived!

Now I need more niger seed! Also must get the fruit bushes netted too. J.

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Posted: 05/02/2013 at 21:27

Just enjoyed Mary Berry story. Made me hungry & menu change for later this week.

OH just rang to check I've still got her cookery book, oh yes have & it's all scribbled notes inside too.

Right, cant watch Paradise thingy & type at same time, so night all. J.

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Posted: 05/02/2013 at 19:41

Evening Dean!

I'm not yet of buspass age, but am grey haired. Regularly use the bus & surprise the driver by slapping my £5 down & asking for a day saver. Quite often they have to scrap the ticket they'd done in anticipation!

Have to admit, my getting the state pension age may have really shifted, , but if the bus pass gets delayed as well......

We've just watched the Richard 3rd prog. Daughter of course is also reading up about it on net at same time..... J.

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Posted: 05/02/2013 at 17:08

I didnt think that the cookery books were personal/individual either Geoff. OH decided otherwise. I cant remember who got what as a pressie/bought, except when I want a particular recipe & it's in one of those books that arent here/cant be found.

The chopper been over again!

Hope Flo feeling a bit better. Staying indoors, tucked up is the best thing to do in this weather.

Chris- I needed to renew my driving licence photo last yr. So knowing that it was due, I got my pics done before the chemo kicked in, whilst had hair! It's quite interesting seeing how it looked then cf now. Shall probably think about a trim sometime soon. Need to check out exactly where the salon is that was recommended to me by another C lady locally.

Meal planned for tonight has altered to something easy, & it uses up things from cupboard & fridge! J.

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Posted: 05/02/2013 at 16:00

Oh yes, draft is for letter writing etc- dohsmiley.

Nothing oldfashioned about cookery books Bjay. Even better with handwritten notes all along the side of recipes.

Couple of yrs ago OH separated his books from mine/ours. It has saved the kitchen shelf from collapsing, but is infuriating if the book has gone to little house or disappeared into the black hole that is his workshop/study. He tends to use the net for loads, I cant be bothered.

Right, vision settled. Off to finish the last bit of cupboard clean out & then we can watch that program. J.


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Posted: 05/02/2013 at 15:43

It looked ok to me Lottie- but not a teacher.

Am having a mega visual disturbance, first this month. Drat & b****r it. Have flopped next to laptop & am munching a well OOD pack of pecan nuts. Typing isnt easy, so why am I trying? stoopidwoman!

Pile of daughter's tins/packets, along with a lot of my clippits sat on this table. It's actually been quite funny- how long have I kept that? Do we/I need it/is OH going to notice it's gone? Good job it's bottle & ordinary bin collections Thursday.

I have just vetoed the idea of checking out the wardrobe cupboard that I use for some stock items- ketchup etc. OH has finally got the idea of giving me a list of his wants/needs before we go shopping on a saturday morning. J.

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Posted: 05/02/2013 at 14:13

Oh Geoff, that'll be going round my head now.

We've just had a heavy snowstorm! Still falling, but a lot lighter & dripping off sills, guttering at the same time.

Dont worry. Am practising biting my tongue- wonders will never cease. Just hope that when we get a look at the place, OH does the same..... I shall just do her bidding, with a little bit of advice if asked of course.

Right, we're off to finish the cupboards, then can watch the R3 prog as a treat! Byee. J.

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