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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.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 12:20

You lucky lot!

Ok it's not cold, nor raining, at the mo, but everywhere is sooo wet. Am about to don waterproof trousers, wellies etc to 1. pick some stems for inside the house & 2. start to remove the old hellebore leaves. J.

Helleborus x hybridus

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 12:17

Mine need doing too Berghill. I also noticed some buds before Christmas & like to get the leaves off asap. Got lots of bulbs starting to show around a lot of my plants so cant leave it much longer.

Waterproof trousers will be worn. Although not actually raining today- wow- everywhere is soaking wet. J.

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 12:13

Am back. Not a wobble at all today, & it's a good 2mile round trip with some shopping bits on return.

Munching on lunch. Still to go & pick some foliage for a vase, but even just doing that shall wear waterproof trousers as it's so wet out there, but at least it isnt raining today!

Lottie- quite a few 'lurgies' going about. Rang a friend earlier- was hoping to scrounge a cuppa, but she's just getting over viral flu & still feeling pretty rough so advised me to stay away. We'll get together when daughter on nights again in a week.

Glad Grandad now doing ok. When they get that old they are tough! J.

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