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Posted: 31/01/2013 at 16:28

Yep country village childhood. Buses once an hour, last one from nearest town 10pm. None on Sundays. 2 buses to grammar school 7 miles away.early leaving & late getting home.

Parents' taxi service grugingly supplied. Luckily my friend lived on a farm, so my Dad did the taking to Sat night disco, as other Mum doing the milking. Then she collected us as my Dad watching match of the Day!

Only 1 streetlight in village until I was well into my teens & even now not many. Rode my bike to majority of places. Blimey, must've been fit, or mad or both.... Youth club in neighbouring village & this time my Dad did the pick-up at10pm on the dot!!

Everybody knew you & would happily tell parents about anything you got up to. For yrs after I married & moved away people would still recognise me & speak as I walked around. Trouble was I couldnt remember them. Darent go into local pubs until 18 but after that....... oh the joy! J.

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Posted: 31/01/2013 at 15:49

Glad you've been busy Geoff. Our spare room scheduled for tomorrow afternoon- well a start on it.

I/we dont do reality tv nor soaps either, unless Casualty & Holby count as such. Dont often get the chance anyway what with OH & daughter snaffling remote.

I do like the housing progs, as much for watching people's expectations drop once they realise what they want just isnt realistic. What I'd really like is a genuine follow-up on them further down the line...... when they've discovered how inconvenient living in the country can be, especially those from big cities. J.

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Posted: 31/01/2013 at 15:35

Afternoon all.

Had a shopping trip & lunch with daughter today- Ikea & M&S. She's been making decisions about from where to buy/what furniture she needs.

Last of the big spenders she's been- a packet of clippits & a wardrobe catalogue from Ikea & a childs' wrap cardi in M&S sale!! It even fits me!! Oh & a sample of furniture fabric from M&S which is probably now redundant, as we found a nice combination at Ikea for quite a bit less.

Now to see what you've all been up to. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 15:28

Still blowing hard out there, but slightly less than this morning perhaps? The greenhouse roof panel did slip down, but has now wedged itself in the guttering rim, so less likely to actually flip out. Will sort out over vw/end, when less windy, I hope.

Intermittent sunshine, but quite a lot of dark clouds around too. About 8-9C outside at the mo. J.

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Posted: 30/01/2013 at 16:09

Just remembered, the work done covered by 10yr FENSA guarentee. So although the company who installed things has ceased trading, , there may be some help out there.

Daughter back. She phoned earlier from the gardening section of Wilco to ask if I wanted anything?!!!!! List was upstairs, me down & reception awful so we didnt bother. J.

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Posted: 30/01/2013 at 15:52

Have joined Flo in having a leak!! The strong winds have blown water in just above the edge of the bathroom window frame. Wonder how long that's been going on? We had noticed the UPVC cladding on front wall of house above that/spare window had begun to 'discolour' as if damp. Oh joy, big sigh.........another job....J.

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Posted: 30/01/2013 at 15:33

Geoff- dont call me for hoarding then!

When you've done down there, fancy a trip up North to repeat the garage clear up? Seriously, I usually do ours over Easter long w/end. Shed must get done before though.

Chris that's reminded me to phone for a charity collection sometime soon. The plan is for me to tackle the spare room this Friday, with or without daughter's help/nagging. Roll on her stuff going......the extra space will be bliss. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 14:47

WManchester- started out dry & brightish. Not cold either. 2 lots of washing went outside, but as the wind increased I did wonder if it'd stay on the line.

Suddenly a huge rainstorm with really strong winds. Greenhouse roof panels- ploycarbonate- flapping & now a couple have slipped down & luckily stuck! No plants inside this winter, but wish I'd tidied away the cleaned pots on the staging- job for this w/end I think.

Going black out there again now. J.

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Posted: 30/01/2013 at 13:36

Well it's just chucked it down & I debated leaving the washing out!!

The roof panels on that side are elderly, non horticultural, single thickness polycarbonate. We fitted them some yrs ago after on-going vandalism from the adjacent alleyway, which has ceased, thank goodness. Last incident was early 08 & a panel got pushed in by a thrown brick !! At least no smashed glass over everything.

Now the leylands I planted to the alleyway side, north luckily, are kept above the greenhouse height & there is a generation of kids that dont know it's there. The panels never fitted brilliantly & last yr daughter had the bright idea of using masking tape as well as the wire fittings, to secure the panels to the frame. So far so good. They can slip & sometimes flip out, but, whilst no plants in there, not a problem.

Typical sun now!!! J.

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Posted: 30/01/2013 at 13:07

Eek- the greenhouse roof panels are flipping like an envelope flap!! I just hope that the masking tape hold on!!! Why didnt I store all the pots away from the staging? Isnt safe to go into there at the mo, just will have to wait & see....... J.

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