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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 10:36

West of central Manchester- it is 0C out there now & just trying to snow!

It was well below freezing again this morning, but warmer than at bedtime last night!

Have just topped up birdfeeders, given them fresh water & am staying inside! J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 10:31

Ah Geoff also been 'doing a Kit'

Need to get going on what had planned to do today, but decided to refill birdfeeders & attack the compost bin first. Might now be warmer than first thing, but still 0C & it's trying to snow!! Also managed to unstick the lid of big coldframe which was frozen down! Dont need it open of course but that's not the point.

Right need to get busy to keep warm. J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 08:12

Hi Pam, tablet is presumably for rest of life! It's because bones are showing the early stages of thinning- osteoperosis- joy!

Had a bone scan as routine because of other tablets taking & the type of chemo had had/having.   Drs decided that must've already been showing signs of early problems before I started treatment. Hence the tablet, which you take weekly & for which you must remain vertical (!) if not fully awake in my case.

You take it weekly with a lot of water, all plain, to wash it quickly down to the stomach, as one of it's side effects is erosion of walls of oesophagus. No food nor drink until at least 30mins, so who absently took a chewable vitamin c tablet earlier? Which reminds me, need to get rest of meds otherwise will forget to take those J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 07:36

Morning from me too.

'B' boiler better than an alarm clock, which wasnt set! Taken 'nasty' tablet & assembled breakfast to pop into microwave when timer goes off.

Glyn- glad you did journey ok. I like the 'managed' M/way system on M5/6 at Brum. The traffic still moves ok despite being sooo busy.

Not awake properly yet- HK??

OH is staying over at little house this w/end. Forecast just too rotten to risk it. It's below freezing outside now, but slightly warmer than last night as went to bed. J.


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Posted: 16/01/2013 at 19:17

I know Bjay, it looks inevitable that we'll get it too. Hope OH will see sense & stay put over there! Plenty of food in stock & daughter & me'll cope. I'm due nurse on friday too, but she's from not too far away so should be ok?

Geoff those jokes get worse!

There was more macaroni cauli than I realised, so had that & still yummy.

Those burgers.... this is why I make a lot of our food from scratch, even when we did eat meat. Ok, ok I know about the odd M&S 'bake' but I do try. Have a lot of sympathy though for those that havent got the ability/knowhow/time to do so. J.

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Posted: 16/01/2013 at 17:27

That is young for dog yrs Bjay. Shame.

I've got some snow grippers, but since am terrified of slipping, not sure will even try them out.

I've still to actually see a forecast!

Daughter having the rest of cauli/macaroni cheese & me probably beans on toast! Lunch out does tend to fill you up. J.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 16:38

Our small B&Q has just got its' new stock of their Verve composts- in the smaller carry bags anyway. Didnt go outside. J.

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Posted: 16/01/2013 at 16:34

Afternoon all.

Snow pics good Becks, there's only a wee bit left around here in the cold spots. Gone below freezing again out there now. Only reached 1-2C best I think. I went down to compost bin earlier, but lid frozen on solid! Shall attack tomorrow when wearing older clothes.

Need to watch the forecasts carefully. OH wasnt going to be able to leave work until late on Friday, but it may be safer for him to stay over there for the w/end after all. Thank goodness for the little house & he's got a Lidl & a Morrisons all within easy walking distance, so he wont starve.

Digi box had another wobbly & refused to 'tape' something, but if you try the +1 set up it says already has taped it, so wont respond to new request! Tomorrow shall have tv on quietly & manually over-ride things she says........

Have had a nice lunch out with friend at GC. The roof there was leaking in various places & it started just above our table! Staff grabbed a spare bucket & we shifted along.

Came back via B&Q & they have the new stocks of compost now. Got 2 lots of seed & 1 of MP to use. All in porch to keep warm(er) until I need. Seed order to be decided anyway. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 15:01

It was -4.5C first thing here this morning & only about0.5C even now.

A weak sun sometimes, but am sure felt sleet/spitting in the wind when crossing a carpark just now. J.

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Posted: 16/01/2013 at 08:48

Good idea Dove, that journey must've been horrible.

Must've slept really well last night. Ended up there pretty early, read for a bit listening to a couple of foxes yapping/barking close by. They moved away & next thing I knew was early this morning & 'b' cold! T'was -4.C down the back earlier & only -3.5C now! Sun is sort of trying, but wont make much impression on that.

Yes, I do 'pootle' around on pc a lot. Loved the Clangers & daughter adored Button Moon.

We may/may not (!) have snow this w/end, so shall do a bigger shop today just in case. Am lucky in that have access to our garage, from house, so all the vegs get stored out there where nice & cold thus saving up fridge space. Must move the snow shovel & my fleece lined wellies to where I can reach without having to open the garage door, which if it's snowed wouldnt be easy.

Have fun, 'techie dimbo' from M/C.

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