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Posted: 05/01/2013 at 16:26

No Geoff, not bothered doing the socks! Dont think have actually got the other one of the pairs anyway! Will check if I ever get round to them. Will have to be awful weather etc etc for me to even think about it.

Needed to do 2 work jumpers for OH, otherwise none for next week! Both done, & put away ready. Plus my gardening shorts,   an umbrella for my shopping rucksac & a shirt button. Shortening the 2 prs of new jeans may get done tomorrow as OH says wont go down to Dunham unless sunny!

Ironing board is out, not up, but that awaits. OH started to bake, so shall assemble veg sausage casserole to go into oven aftwerwards.

Havent actually got a cold, just keep having a runny nose which is annoying!

Also watching Dam Busters. Oh no they didnt cut it..... J.

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Posted: 05/01/2013 at 13:59

Geoff's correct Sam.

Unless you have/are prepared to heat a greenhouse to keep things going, it's way too early yet for most things. The seedlings are going to get very etiolated with the still lack of light, even if they have warmth.

IME far better to wait until at least mid- Feb at the earliest for most things. Unless it does say on the packet January fine for that particular plant.

Yes, we're all itching to get going, but time spent now checking that you've got all the bits that you need, tidying out shed etc is not wasted & Feb will soon arrive. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 13:50

It is warm in the sun Frank. I have washed out, dried & refilled the birdfeeders.

There was a lovely red sky first light this morning, which didnt bode well, but so far so good.

Had to do the shopping & then went to local GC to buy a reduced price Christmas tree! OH's choice, smaller than our existing, so I hope it's not too wide  for when we've got the new china cabinet in place. Who forgot to take measurements with her?  Daughter will have our old one for the bay window in her house. It means that she'll have to decorate all round it though. We have plenty of decorations to share between the 2 of us.

Whilst the light is good, am going to do some mending. Did loads outside yesterday so dont mind really. J.


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Posted: 05/01/2013 at 13:39

Afternoon all, she sniffs, another cold?

Wow those bush fires sound terrible, just read about in paper. Glad all you relatives ok Dove, that's the important bit.

Shopped early, only 1 checkout lady working & too much to tackle self till plus OH! Nice person opened new till, just for us. No string to be got though- hmm, shall have to use the huge roll of ex PO, I assume, that came back from Dad's.

We now have a new Christmas tree. I lost, OH had his way & if it is too wide then not my fault! But it is smaller than old one. OH wouldnt stop for a coffee either. He's wondering if he's reacting to caffeine again, so insisted we came home to get decaf! They do sell it there, but no he refuses to put £ into so n so's pocket! It's an independant GC, yes big & getting bigger but still family owned & run so why not support them?

It's quite warm out in the sun, wish I'd done some washing, but no time really now. Have washed out & topped up birdfeeders & fed the wormery.Very glad that I did all the urgent stuff yesterday. Am ignoring the greenhouse clean out- will need a wholeday for that & anyway must go to the tip with rubbish piled up in there first!

I need to start some mending now, whilst the light is good. The ironing will get done tonight, well that's the plan. OH going to do some baking soon.... J.

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 19:58

In fact think I'll sign off now too.

Shopping with OH tomorrow- joy- then GC to see if any sale trees left.

OH also wants to start another chocolate cake. I hope he plans to take it back with him.....

Night all. J.

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 19:55

Knew it wouldnt last. Energy just 'gone' again. Oh well tomorrow is another day... & the ironing wont mind.

Caz- tip re remembering where sale/Christmas 'goodies' get put- use a post it note stuck on a calendar for say Oct 13 to tell you what you've got & where & I my case what I need to buy/bake. Works fine for me, but you may not use a calendar.....

Night Dean. J.

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 17:07

Bjay, didnt think Robina was spikey? Any chance of a pic? J.

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 16:55


Treebox wont fit under the stairs! It will get put back up into loft, along with the new one- assuming we get one ok. OH asked why daughter would need the old one- well she quite happy about it as saves her buying one!

I'm killing time before need to go & do something exciting with some salmon steaks......J.

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 16:28

Typical, OH got his choice on TV, & is now snoring in the chair!

Am going to tie up the tree box next, then it can go upstairs at least, so I can get understairs for ironing board & iron. That's tonights' job.

Have told OH we're buying a new Christmas tree tomorrow. Then on Sunday he can use his new bits for camera down at Dunham. Weather due to be ok, so will leave going to the pics until a wet w/end. I need to try & keep him out of house as much as poss when daughter asleep. He doesnt understand about being quiet.... Only a few more of those shifts to 'endure'. Daughter isnt the only one who'll be pleased! J.

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 15:07

Back again.

All the remaining tatty herbaceous cut back, all the old hellebore leaves removed & I dont think I stood on any babies nor too many bulbs....lots of birdsong.

OH back, been fed, daughter resting before night duty later, but I could hear her pc, oh & now here she is.....J.

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