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Guess the little tree

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 12:01

If it's got vicious thorns, then yes a Chaenomeles.

But it also looks like a Caenothus, but that would be downright miserable in overgrown shade. J.

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Posted: 23/01/2013 at 11:57

I've noticed recently that the slots arent filling up as quickly these days. I could have swopped todays' last night, but didnt want to. Yes the later times in evenings are cheaper, but the thought of sorting all that out then, nooo thank you.

Need to decide on lunch soon. With eating out tonight yay! it'll be a wee bit later than normal, so lunch should be delayed a bit, but somehow dont think so. J.

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Posted: 23/01/2013 at 11:31

Rotten news about the roof. Just hope we dont get any trouble with ours.

Have been nagging heating company! Told bloke who was supposed to phone back on Monday, & didnt, that we have answer phone & to leave a message if no reply. Gave him the dates would like, so over to him.  Got through initially to same lady who obviously was going to/gave him a rocket- you just knew that when I said he hadnt called back!

Tesco came in middle of slot time. Majority of stuff put away. I always have 'in bags' & a good job today as one bottle of cleaning stuff was just leaking from top a bit. If no bags, that would've been everywhere. One delivery in past a glass bottle of oil had broken & you can imagine the mess over my shopping & others too, by drivers comments. That time I got onto Tesco & got quite a refund/discount etc! They dont want to lose custom.

Bjay take care with that foot. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 11:20

WManchester- dull & dismal. Only just below freezing last night & only just above now.

Have to go out later, but roads are clear now. J.

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Posted: 23/01/2013 at 09:17

Morning those up/still around. Hope Glyn doesnt have an horrendous journey.

No snow, below freezing again & so far, an abscence of birds on feeders.

Gary- food shopping on line is very useful. I do a 'big' shop once amonth- call it my 'stock shop'. All the bulky, heavy stuff & a couple of days fresh vegs/dairy. I started it in early 08 as wasnt allowed to drive, so it was a lifesaver. Shopping with a fraught OH, in those days, not sensible. I use Tesco, coz that's where I used to do the shop anyway so was used to their products etc. The website has changed recently but I just get stuck in & 'favorites' useful.

I find just as likely to have stuff unavailable as going to a store. Make sure you specify if no substitutions wanted then no silly products. No petrol costs, no lugging a heavy trolley around, putting back out loading/unloading trolley & car. You get allocated a time slot which if it doesnt work they refund the cost! You can be doing other things, even outside & I just stick a note on the front door & have mobile with me. Often regular drivers, which when I was ill were very good at bringing things into the house for me. Less likely to overspend too.

I think Becks uses Asda quite regularly. I now go to a nearby S'bury for our w/end shop as bliss- quiet, well stocked, & better quality vegs etc. than our local supermarket. We dont have a decent normal market here, but I do prefer that for fruit & veg over s/mkts & use one whenever I can- usually when staying over with OH.

Ok sermon/advertising session over. Need to get dressed before Mr Tesco comes! J.

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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 19:25

Good precis Geoff.

Have been & swopped into a warmer cardi as my L elbow is really aching. That usually heralds warmer weather, but not going colder as it is outside at the mo. Oh, hang on who used L arm when cleaning windows etc?

Need to add to Tesco now.

Hope that you have a good journey Glyn. J.

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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 18:11

Midsummer Murders? John Nettles- Bergerac.....

Cor Bjay. I dont know that I'd want tea out of the teapot though- Marmite flavoured tea would keep going through my mind. A Marmite drink, now that's another matter

Veg sausage casserole nearly done- yummy & should be some for a snack lunch tomorrow. Hospital in afternoon then meal out & it's daughter's turn to pay! J.

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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 17:27

Hard luck Geoff. They started around here at 8am I think, but cant remember when they finished.

I noticed that any building work being done in Austria started at 7.30am on the dot! I was usually partway around a lake, pretty cold, hungry & fed up. OH was usuallyu diving into shrubs clutching his new camera asking 'is this where such & such a shot was taken?' How the dickens was I meant to know, or care , but did point out that small trees get bigger over 8yrs.......... Lots of new seats around, so when we could avoid the flooding, I was often just sat, waiting..... J.

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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 16:58

We always tape Lewis. Daughter spent 6yrs in Oxford & OH's Aunt lives there, so lots of 'ooh, look, I know here that is/have driven along there/when did we last go to thast pub?' around here. J.

Composting and wormery

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 16:54

Blimey, that was one hot bin!

Also on there an article about compost & Legionnaires' disease. Gloves yes, but face mask- when potting on/up?! J.

Discussions started by jo4eyes

Care & maintenance of elderly Bramley apple trees.

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