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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 16:47

Am I the only one who doesnt like the new way Lewis is being shown- as a 2 parter? With it being a week apart, hopeless at remembering the plot twists.

Am watching Bergerac! That really brings it back. Trying to work out who all the young actors are/were. BTW ended up with coffee & unsalted pistachios instead.

Goldleaf in Marmite, whatever next! J.

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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 15:16

Hi Muddy, another from beeb. I use arnica on my bruises, of which I seem to get loads!

My Witch Hazel is almost out. Dollops of snow on the buds at the mo. It's set against the darker background of the fence which sets it off beautifully when a sunny afternoon in winter.

I wonder how Yvieh is getting on- she loved the idea of how to place a WH with a darker background.

Right, cloakroom/loo to do, them Marmite drink. J.

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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 14:15

Hard luck re the pile driving Geoff. IME the noise carries quite along way. I've just heard the road crossing beeper from way down the hill- wind must be in right direction & for once no radio/tv/music on in house. Just a quiet tick of a clock, the birds outside, my typing.........

Marmite- hmm, drink of as treat when done that bit of cleaning. Daughter muttering about how long it takes me/all I do, etc etc. Roll on when she leaves it'll be bliss- any mess will be mine, & OH's when he's here, & no more long hair everywhere! J.


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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 13:16

Cant get that link to work Lyn, but heaps do get hot. My main bin steams when you get the lid off, now unfrozen, & you can feel the heat coming from it. J.

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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 13:12

Forgot- I did suggest that daughter took her bed, OH vetoed very strongly!

There are huge built in wardrobes in her room, a third of which has our 'stuff' in them. That can all go as nobody needed it for yrs! The run of chests of drawers along the wall are past their best, but will be fine for all sorts, as will the bedside cabinet.

I did suggest to OH that the sofa bed he moved down into the study/workshop came back upstairs. It makes a king size bed. Since OH had had to practically demolish/rebuild it to get it downstairs, he has no intention of repeating the proccess. Shame, coz I liked sitting on it, when in spare room, to do my sewing etc.

Still when we do come to sell up, the big room is obviously a double although it'll only have a single bed in it. The spare is also a small double, but has a single in it- which you can just about see it at the mo! J.

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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 13:02

Lovely Flo.

Bjay the hills look just as expected. When was the eldest girl at school in Stourbridge had to go & ask the head, new one, for permission to take the younger girls from our village home early because of the snow falling on our hills. No snow, just rain/sleet at school of course. We knew that the buses could refuse to go up/not get up the last 3miles of hill to our village. Head was puzzled until I pointed to the already snow covered hills visible from window. She had wondered why some girls came wearing wellies to school! J.

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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 12:25

Todays' snack- plenty to go around but may not be to everyones' taste

M&S cheese & onion rolls, from freezer, heated up in Remoska. Salad leaves, roasted peppers, from a jar- woops how long in back of cupboard- remains of olives & feta cheese bits, from supermarket tub & warmed crusty bread.......

Coffee & applecake with icecream or neat to follow, or yoghurt & fruit for me. Ooh beeper, byee... J.

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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 11:51

artjak- I have the wormery near to the back door, so that saves trotting down to the bottom of garden with kitchen waste in rotten weather.

Hollie, yes hair goes into my bins, plus some (shake out collection sheet) onto the lawn/patio in early Spring for the birds to collect for their nests. J.

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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 11:46
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Morning all.

Jo, I remember my sister's jubilation when her younger son finally moved out and began to learn for himself what running a household is all about! He asked if he could move back home if it didn't work out. She said no and started redecorating and furnishing his room immediately
Now he's the tidiest and most houseproud member of the whole family!


I wish She'll soon find out Mum's not around to find the lost so n so!

No chain involved so all being well she'll be in there 30yrs after she moved here! I'm desparate to get into her bedroom to create space elsewhere! It doesnt need redecorating thank goodness, but the spare room may, once we can see what's what in there! Just a quick touch up though as we want to move sometime.

Flo's correct Lottie- minimum temps for offices/shops. Boss must provide adequate heating if he expexts you to continue working.

I've come in for a rest. Have swept & shovelled our front & the drivway down to gutter. Added a wee bit of salt to our main bit & hope that some of the sun gets to it later. Daughter's car blocking the sun at the mo, but have at least cleared enough for her to move it tomorrow without too much difficulty. Where she parks on the kerb is all clear.

Right, drink & snacktime now. Later will clean our bedroom window, once sun gone round & no plants/propagator on the sill. J.


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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 10:30

She's in the proccess of buying one Becks!

Surveys all ok for a 60+yr old house. Nice area, next to the most expensive, some work needed, but not too much. She's budgeted for that & what furniture is urgent ie bed! Grumbling about all the sales finishing, but she can wait for lots of things.J.



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