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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 17:38

Geoff- yes a new boiler that sometimes emits a loud whistling noise anything from 30-50mins after coming on. Wouldnt be too much of a problem if didnt have daughter back 3am & only having 3-4hrs sleep before gets woken up. Or me for what it's worth- worse than an alarm..... It could be a pipe somewhere vibrating? It doesnt do it everytime either so you find yourself waiting....... just like now-  & not a peep!

OH is supposed to be contacting manufacturer, but is busy at work. Heating engineers do know about it & since still to return to do final bits in bathroom-loft/electrics- I shall ensure that their head engineer knows! J.

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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 17:16

I spotted the bullfinches earlier- grr!

Ok I really got this order wrong- now 2 huge bags of rigatoni pasta, I really should check things more carefully. Mind you pretty late last evening I realised hadnt ordered any milk....... Wonder what other surprises shall find?

Daughter not back until the early hours again. I sort of hear her come in & just settle down again, doesnt really disturb me. Unlike the boiler this morning! So should get chance to do a pic of tree, but does depend on our joint pc skills....

Right, back to unpacking & putting away. Tomorrow is making mincepies- I hope that the jar of homemade mincemeat, circa 08 (!!) is ok, otherwise shall be trotting up to shops.... J.

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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 16:47

Oh Maud, 'bighugs'. Just remember all the happy times you & your friend had together over the yrs.

My parents once had 3 kittens, which they kept from a visiting ferile cat. One yr the tree was attacked by them- after that Dad said not again! He said seeing it swaying & baubles crashing everywhere was quite funny, but not at the time. They turned out to be lovely cats & the offspring of one of them still visited Dad at the house until he went into a home. BTW he gave in over the tree when my daughter arrived!

My cat, from childhood, always loved smacking certain decorations. I still have some of them- glass ones- & can still see him in the firelight eying them up. J.

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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 16:04

Tesco been. Who forgot to order bananas then?

Wish the goldfinches would visit our special feeder. Still some of the tits have been investigating it & now it's got a cage around it the squirrels are leaving it alone, she says......

Rain- excellent tree. Have you an inside one as well? J.


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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 15:11

B****r, daughter gone off to work & no photo. Will try & remember tomorrow.... may be late posting one.......

Car away, unwashed, vision began to play up whilst cooking, so decided will do it on thursday after all.

Fed birds, the front garden feeder is still being ignored. A skinny robin has sussed out the new seed feeder, but keeps getting bullied by tits! So put more ground seed out & will deal with the resulting mess as & when.

Waiting on Tesco now. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/12/2012 at 13:02

It's actually sunny out there today. No chance of drying washing though, just no breeze at all. About5-6C out there now.

Going to actually wash my car later! J.

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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 12:57

Back again.

Had a 'not so quick' nip to Trafford C for some last miute shopping, plus coffee........

It's sunny out there now, but no wind so tumbler on again!

That tree---- even daughter had a snigger!

Have entered as many GW competions as I can today, to see if can win things for daughter as well as me, you never know. Has anybody won anything yet?

Ok off to make some food- cauli I think. J.

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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 09:26

Morning all, in between coughing fit....

Choc guess- a wiseman/king.

Having put all the deoration boxes back up in the wardrobe, now have noticed this morning that daughter has only deorated the one side of the tree! Ok t'other side isnt visible as next to a radiator & patio curtains, but that's not the point! I didnt notice it last night though when I closed the curtains & when the lights came on.... BTW timer for lights brilliant!

Since postie rang bell with small parcel for daughter earlier- I was up, but definitely not 'with it' - methinks she owes me..... J.

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Posted: 17/12/2012 at 22:41

Whoopee! Suddenly remembered how to add vouchers to my order.  Phew- some £ saved. Not totally happy though as the 1 had got by mail wasnt accepted. I even went back to the mail & rechecked the code, yep, tried again & no joy- grr!

Washer still on, am gradually working my way through all the washing. Keep getting static shocks off tumble dryer though- ouch!

Bedtime now. J.


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Posted: 17/12/2012 at 19:46

I've got an evergreen clematis in a pot- Pixie. Small leaves, similar to a chirrohsa, about 4' high & small cream coloured flowers in Spring. It's slightly tender apparently, but any dead bits in the spring get pruned away & it's fine. I wrap the pot by the end of October & pop a fleece jacket over it for the winter months. Mine in a south east position in the NWest. I do pull the pot up next to the house walls for the winter months.

It gets fed every spring & a replacement of the top bit of compost. I will repot evry 2-3yrs or so. J.

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