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Posted: 04/02/2013 at 17:03

NO I dont iron dusters, nor underware, come on......

Welcome back Glyn.

Ok the cupboard sort out/clean has now ground to a halt for the day. Knackered & my vision is threatening to play up- a sure sign overdoing things. Have rescued a lot of daughter's things from various cupboards, need another box for charity collection & we'd better go to the tip sometime again!!

At least now I shall stop feeling guilty everytime I open certain cuboard doors, but remember with fondness JEEMAR, who egged us all one one Spring, bless her. Nice lady.

The boiler has 'cocked a snook' (?) at us by starting to whistle. We both yelled at it & not a peep since....oh no, I'll kill it!! J.

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Posted: 04/02/2013 at 14:03

Quick nip in.

It's WILD outside. Have replaced the bird feeder I removed as the ground feeders losing out. Ratty has moved the bait, so a fresh batch put down. Compost bins not been attacked though.

Greenhouse panels have flipped inwards this time, despite the new tape & fixings, so at least they're not flapping & unlikely to blow away.

Electrician been & gone. Engineer ditto. Boiler has refused, of course, to oblige us today with any whistling despite various tactics tried. Any more trouble & manufacturer next! Engineer has had 1 other instance of this, so am not going mad, yet.....

Daughter & me have been emptying out, sorting through, & cleaning various kitchen cupboards. This is the first 'clean out' since spring 010, so interesting as to what is being found. Quite amusing too as daughter keeps saying 'are you sure that you want that? because if not'......

Right, next batch of cupboards await. There is also now a new pile of 'for tip' in the hall.

Will catch up later, J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 13:50

WManchester-about 7-8C out there now, but feels colder as wind is wild.

Have topped up birdfeeders, put down some more rat bait- joy, checked on the greenhouse roof panel that has flipped inwards this time, so isnt flapping/loose & am back inside. J.

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Posted: 03/02/2013 at 19:46

You have been busy Dean, but then arent you always? My pots of strawberry runners are still on the veg plot with their pots covering the ground to help prevent local cats using it. They will get moved into the cold greenhouse sometime soon, ready for a big pot this year.

Havent sown a single seed yet this time- sweetpeas first, then not sure......

The box got started, thxs for the wine BTW, added to the rest have drunk.... what box?!! I do need to go & put it back into wardrobe again though, , otherwise wont be easy to get into bed tonight.

Right, am signing off now. OH set to leave at his very early time tomorrow, he's moving better. Then heating/plumbing engineer & electrician are due. Joy. J.

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Posted: 03/02/2013 at 17:21

We have wine too! That box can wait.....

Daughter just said no room in the oven for the pud I was planning to do, so Remoska I think. J.

what to do with paper whites now

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 17:14

I too hate the smell.

Seriously, dont waste the time, effort etc trying to get them to reflower again. As said, treat as annuals, throw/compost & buy new later this year. J.

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Posted: 03/02/2013 at 17:10

Wow you lot all been busy I see.

Becks, your new family member looks gorgeous.

Geoff, Happy Christmas, again.

Sasha, try not to get lost again.

Bjay, take care. Hope that it can be sorted out for you.

Me- sick of the sight of boxes appearing from various cupboards. Daughter has emptied & refilled her wardrobe, soon to be ours again, I hope. She's doing evening meal now, shall clear up as usual I expect.

OH's taking otc NSAI for his hips/back, but still sat at the pc all the time instead of trying to keep mobile.

1 last tin at the top of my wardrobe awaits- need to do it then will feel happier. Lots of memories turning up, & the odd puzzle- why did I want to keep that? Paper wheely bin already nearly full & 2 weeks before next collection..... More 'for tip' things dumped in hall too. Right off I go. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 16:51

Been damp & 'grismal' all day in WManchester.

I did the shed sort out yesterday, not as bad as expected. Now all the boxes of seed trays etc are easy to get at. The nearest box contains the netting for my home-made fruit cage, which will need to be erected sometime soon.

Ok back to the top of wardrobe sort out......1 more box to go, J.

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Posted: 02/02/2013 at 20:38

Pause in box sort out here.

OH & me having a very interesting time remembering trips out, concerts etc the majority pre daughter. A lot getting dumped in recycling pile. Old maps of places, old issues of guides, when I know we've got more recent.....

Not recycling the hand prints pic done by daughter at toddler/playgroup though- ahh, sweet.

Signing off now. Night all, J.

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Posted: 02/02/2013 at 19:22

Kate- honestly! Told you I'd got indigestion- repeating......

Inka, I too have SJW, but trim mine back later in Feb. I do seem to have got on top of it over the yrs & often yank bits out! Mind you that border is in need of a major revamp. One day, never, shall remove all the plants & bulbs & dig it all over properly!! Somehow, dont think so......

Oh wow, daughter actually taking the hoover up to her room.

Right, boxes of whatever await. J.


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