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Posted: 29/01/2013 at 19:39

Oh Dean, sad news. Agree he's had a good innings.

I'll have to miss the trip. Too many ongoing appointments at hospitals, courses to participate in & once committed ...... I'll hold the fort here!

Mega hooley outside. Something gone 'bang', possibly the cover off the wormery. As far as I can tell the greenhouse roof panels still all there.......

Ended up asleep on sofa earlier so meal was something simple. Shall cook properly tomorrow. Daughter will have done her exam, so she should feel better?? J.


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Posted: 29/01/2013 at 17:37

Dry & surprisingly mild as I walked down to the hospital this morning. Wind increasing & trying to rain as I walked back. Got to about13C today.

Chucking it down now & very windy. J.


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Posted: 28/01/2013 at 20:50

Geoff- sad sack? Who watched Raggy Dolls then?

Right Geoff- look away now-  OH going to phone up about the boiler!! It's almost as if it's the pipes on/in the one side wall that are vibrating. Not helped by daughter's bed being against that wall & her hearing being better than mine, but I can hear it too. Did it again earlier on......

Dean- boiler already in a cupboard. We have a back boiler still in situ, non functional now , that had given us brilliant service, despite neglect, for 20+yrs until late last autumn. That made an horrendous noise when the metal expanded/contracted, but we were used to that. I grew up with a back boiler too & there was one here when we moved in. To replace them nowadays is at least £1000 more than cost of the other sorts.

Whoever queried about car washing in the rain? When you're on a water meter it saves a whole bucket of water!

Have just watched A-Z of gardening, on i-player on daughter's pc. That, coupled with the arrival of another seed/plant catalogue earlier today, has had both daughter & me drooling....... I hope to get to visit her house & garden soon.

Right, another early start tomorrow. Was thinking of walking down to hospital, but not after the forecast. Night all, J.

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Posted: 28/01/2013 at 18:08

I's here!

Bjay, well done.

Lottie- just throw the book at them, if you can do. It's about time the kids today, & their parents, learnt responsibility. Also that not everyone can be top/come first- .

Horrendous journey to hospital this morning. Finally got parked about 15mins walk away & ended up very late for appointment. Dozy main reception staff, who seemed to think my appointment was fiction (wrong word, but brain not working). They couldnt find my notes & grudgingly gave me more directions to correct dept, where total difference in attitude.

Yet another female doctor who wanted to know where I got my bright pink coat from. Scan last week was better than previous, but my weight oh dear........ Practically discharged from that dept., but will need to see my consultant, or her team sometime soon. Arranged for that appointment to be still at that hospital, despite the lack of parking, as the alternative would be horrendous....

Had lunch at M&S & did a bit of food shopping, but too shattered to do more. Back home, rested, then back out to wash the car, in the rain as you do.

Another hospital clinic tomorrow........

Going to do pasta now. J.

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Posted: 28/01/2013 at 17:28

Started out very early, just above freezing, with a definite frost on OH's car & the grass.

Windy, dull, but dry this morning, so risked putting some washing out. Daughter got back in about lunchtime. Started to rain early afternoon, so I washed my car when I got home. Uses less water when it's already wet. J.

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Posted: 27/01/2013 at 18:50

of Manchester here.

To whoever asked, yes it's a condensing boiler.

Totally stuffed- have eaten, & drunk, far too much & I bet they want to weigh me at the hospital tomorrow.... Not even sure if the jeans I wanted to wear will fit!

Daughter is clearing/cleaning up! About 'b' time too. J.

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Posted: 27/01/2013 at 17:00

Sorry to bore you Geoff!

Becks I thought so too, but apparently not......

It's almost worse than having a toddler/baby wake up & demand attention. You can almost set your clock by it though, so although I shall set my alarm for tomorrow, I'll already have been woken about 5-10mins earlier........ oh & 2hrs earlier when OH leaves for work. J.

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Posted: 27/01/2013 at 16:48

I have just been told they are cooking the meal. Hmm, since it'll be me who clears up regardless, shouldnt worry, but.......

Because it's not been cold today, we allowed the heating to come on at the scheduled time & yep, whistling again, just as this morning & yesterday..... Have showed OH the advice Norm2 gave me. OH not impressed. Well have told him to get in touch with big chief at company, since he, OH, was happy to takeover/muscle in on all the arrangements before when it wouldnt be him, OH, who was going to be inconvenienced.

Somehow this is going to be down to me I think, later in week when am around to make a call, after I'ved nagged OH to no avail & started WW3! J.

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Posted: 27/01/2013 at 15:31

Afternoon all.

Snow all gone, as has the heavy rain. Sun appeared, washing went outside ! & almost dried. Ironing now done & rest on airer.

Birds being pains agin by being absent. Squirrels well in evidence.

Cake baking being done, by daughter not OH so slightly less mess. Ah, something slightly over done,  so I expect a 2cnd attempt may be done as somebody's birthday cake.

Now to check if A-Z gardening got recorded. J.

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Posted: 27/01/2013 at 15:16

WManchester- Heavy rain overnight. Awoke to no snow except a small heap where a neighbour had cleared his drive. Our drive all clear- am glad I didnt waste my limited energy clearing it yesterday.

We've had sunshine & a couple of stiff showers. Blustery wind. Washing almost dry & already ironed. Need to tie up a small evergreen that got squashed open by the snow.

Birds on/off feeders most of the day. J.

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