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Posted: 24/12/2012 at 11:43

Oh heck. OH has just offered to give daughter her first 'do it yourself' lesson in drilling a wall.....

Kate- well done on surviving. Hope you get chance to chill out over the hols & remember-delegate!

Have done the phone banking, got food out of freezer for tonight, amid cries of 'where is it?' -I really must do a good sort out of that after the hols- next to find & sort out the Christmas tablecloth we always use. J.

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Posted: 24/12/2012 at 09:33

Ok still no idea who Christmas Rose is...?

Choc of day-star.

Teens/kids/people down the back of us last night- I thought next door were entertaining in their conservatory when turned off the tv, but no.....oh well, at least no running up/down alleyway & all was quiet when bedtime.

Daughter says that when you go to bed on CEve when you get up should be CDay, but not if you went to bed at about 3am after work! She said tesco was really quiet again.....

Off to sort, may be back later if I can sneak on- much grumbling going on. Dont worry the first of them to open their laptop...... J.

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Posted: 23/12/2012 at 19:35

Who's Christmas Rose?

Dean- hard luck. Hope the hot bath works. Drink plenty- not alcoholic, sorry- paracetamol 4hrly, & dont forget you can take Ibuprofen in between too- assuming you're ok to do that of course.

Just had a good giggle at Morecambe & Wise- still good after all these yrs.

Last present wrapping now. J.

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Posted: 23/12/2012 at 17:44

Not sure how much work will need doing. The bathroom has recently been upgraded, but kitchen will need doing, although bet it's newer than mine! The garage is pretty derelect, but daughter doesnt think can get even her car down the side of the house, so as has a good front drive plus gates, not a problem.

She's budgeted for a new kitchen, appliances, fitting an alarm & knows that some replacement dble glazed units will be needed, but can wait. Carpets looked newish she said & all neutral.

I suspect the back fencing may need replacing too. Also noticed the leaning front fence with a privet hedge pushing at it at the the front. No footpath at front though, just a verge, so no liability problems, I hope.

There seems to be some confusion, even contradiction about the damp proof course. The usual really. We need to find a decent builder in that area & also someone to do any roof repairs, clean out guttering etc.

She's got it at a very good price & the chance to really add value. This is what her savings are for! Let's hope no real horrors turn up, as so far the report isnt that bad. Understandably she panicked a bit, but OH will talk her through it over the hol. We shall see.

Right off to cook. J.

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Posted: 23/12/2012 at 17:03

Windows done & yes they did need doing! I havent done these inside for months & whilst have some energy just got on with it.Have no intention of doing any more til spring maybe?

Dont be daft Geoff, OH clean.... Am too much of a control freak anyway. If he did do anything I would grumble & end up doing it myself. So yes own worst enemy.

We've just read the surveyor's report on house daughter buying. Cosidering house is 60+yrs old, all to be expected & actually a lot of it what daughter has budgeted for anyway. Heaven knows what a report on this 40+ old house would be..... Her solicitor needs to earn his fee doing some searches etc.

Am flopping, well sort of, now. Will make the soup soon, vegs all prepared. Then remaining present wrapping later. J.

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Posted: 23/12/2012 at 14:56

We've eaten too much, t'will be soup for tonight.....dishwasher on, listened to most of GQT.

Now to clean windows in here the sun having moved round. If you hear a crash tis me falling off stepladders.... J.

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Posted: 23/12/2012 at 11:44

Holly branch cut & trimmed- ouch! There are berries on the boring normal one, but have left those for the birds.

Geoff- fancy flying up here to hoover? & no your eyes did not deceive you.

Not sure the washing will stay on the line......very windy out there, not cold for December though.

Off to find the gold stems I use with some of the holly. Then need to start meal so that daughter actually eats properly before she goes off to do a long shift. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 10:51

Dry, sunny & windy out there today. I watched the outside temperatures rise last evening!

I just cant imagine how awful it must be for some folks. Take care everybody. J.

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Posted: 23/12/2012 at 10:48

Poor Dove, take care.

I need to go & cut a holly branch for the decorations- well dumped into a pot that daughter made at school. Noticed a branch was smothering the Mahonia beneath -so that's the one for the chop! Keep walking past a tatty clump of alchemilla too & that might just get attacked whilst am out there.

Just remembered where the rest of daughter's presents were. Knew hadnt got enough last night, but never thought to go looking. Needed a new emery board earlier & thought 'didnt I buy her some' ? Yep, & some other litle bits.

Oh & my jasmine has produced 1 solitary flower already! How did it do that? J.

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Posted: 23/12/2012 at 09:38

Choc of day- star.

Jean dont panic re the jasmine, mine doesnt flower until late jan/feb. OH bought my original for a valentines' card! Eventually i managed to kill it, after many yrs & lots of cuttings, so got replacement & that's fine so far she says, crossing fingers.....

I got to watch SCD after all!! I got the remote & insisted on watching the last hr, which even OH grudgingly admitted was better than what else was on. He owed me anyway as I wrapped all daughter's little bits.

Right, need to go get dressed, doing a Kit as I say, & hang out the washing to probably blow away & then redirect a card for down the road.

OH has already been spotting fingering through Christmas food mags for new recipes! This is when I tell him to go 'b' shopping for the ingredients himself!!

Be back later, enjoy the day if already celebrating. J.

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