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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 13:11

Daughter has just found my balloon pump circa '60's. No, she cant have it, t'was part of my childhood, but they sell them on e-bay!

Now to see if I can fit the tree back into it's box- I may be gone some time...... J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 12:26

Not cold here either Frank. Just wish we had the dry weather- wet again! J.

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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 12:24

Back again, lunchtime snack here.

Am amazed at how long it takes to dismantle a tree. Daughter will have lots of decorations for her house- we've already had a bit of a sort out, but they will all go away into their usual boxes for the meantime.

1 decision has been made. Am dragging OH to GC on Saturday, after supermarket shop. Then can buy a half-price 'skinny' tree in the sale. OH will be on hand to load box into car too. Have checked up on the proposed cabinet depth & measured existing tree & it just wont work where I thought, with needing access to a socket for lights. BUT, daughter will, hopefully, have a bay window! So she can have our wide tree & have to decorate both sides this time! She actually agrees a good idea! So there will be 2 trees, all being well in the loft this time!

Right, must crack on. J.

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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 08:45

Morning all.

Lovely pics everyone. Glyn, my OH keeps dooing things like that too.

Heard a woodpigeon/collard dove, latter not been seen around here for a while so not sure, but whatever, at 3.10am!  Daughter just said when she went to 24hr tesco last week, after 2am finish, that there were loads of blackbirds singing & all over the carpark. There are lots of trees/shrubs/surrounding gardens nearby though.

 I am surrounded by decoration boxes. Problem with daughter not using many on the tree, I've no idea from which box they came- so need the lot to try & sort. Job for today then will rearrange the furniture & hoover.

Need my breakfast now. J.

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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 21:28

'Ooh you (lot) are awful'- as someone used to say!

Completely forgot that pc was still on. Have been sort of watching tv & snoozing.

Off now, play nicely. J.

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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 18:39

Ooh am drooling as well!

I always watched Crackerjack!

Need to get the decoration boxes down later ready for the dismantling. Daughter will be sleeping after nights this w/end, so shall either need to have done it, or be very quiet- not easy in my case.

May drag OH down to pics on Saturday, if he's not too busy with work again.

Daughter has promised me new photos of our/my garden sometime soon. They gave me a calendar of pics from garden, shows & Austria - all out of synch with the flowering months - but still rather good.

Just had the remains of the cauli cheese pasta with veggie sausages & ketchup & wine......oh dear. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 16:49

West of Manchester- wet!! We are due to be drier on Friday, I hope so. J.

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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 16:46

I'd write down a 'wish list'of what you'd really like to have Girasole. Then be sensible, , bearing in mind your budget, time & strength to do things & redo it! Remember it doesnt all have to be done at one go! Unless you want to, can afford it that is....

Always buy small plants & never ignore the sale section at GCs. They tend to sell off all sorts once it's finished flowering but it's still a perfectly good plant, often with good propagation oportunities!

If you're good on a pc then draw to scale your plot, or do on paper. Note the aspect, shade areas, soil conditions/type & off you go! All the things I didnt do when I first started.... J.

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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 16:31

Afternoon all.

Late arriving, but havent stopped until just now. Weather been miserable up here all day. We got wet to/from car at GC with someone, not me, muttering about 'you said no need for brolly'! I do keep one in car, but didnt pick it up-oops. All I bought, apart from the drinks/cakes, was a bag of sunflower hearts for the birds. I resisted the half-price Christmas tree to replace our geriatric one. Considering how many boxes they had of them I could still get a bargain.....

I've decided to see how ours will fit into the space for when we've got the cabinet sorted. Am going to measure just how far out it comes so can judge better. Know the depth of the cabinet so shouldnt be difficult. J.

Have finally cleaned up all the paper shreddings from workshop floor, hall & wherever else they'd ended up.- all over!

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Posted: 01/01/2013 at 20:22

Well I shall be definitely eating sensibly from now on. Despite my lack of energy, & so lower activity, I have been consuming just as much & a lot more than normal. Yes I know I ate chocolate & cake today, but now no chocolate opf mine around will be much easier. Anybody who can give up & stick to a regime, be it food or smoking, for a long time deserves a medal.

I wonder if I can get to finally watch Miranda, instead of taping? I did refuse to let daughter watch that cartoon film that was on earlier- I wouldnt budge & made sure that I had remote!

We're off to the GC tomorrow, then local shopping. Forecast awful re rain again for us. Signing off now, night all, J.

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