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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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Posted: 17/12/2012 at 19:37

Am cross! Have just added to my Tesco delivery due tomorrow. They had sent me an e-mail re free delivery between certain dates, which it is, plus have now spent over a certain amount so have another voucher code for a price reduction. Can I add these voucher codes? NO! I'm sure I've done so before, but am blowed this time if the site will let me! Gave up, but it's cost me £!! And before anyone says cancel the order & start again -- I cant be bothered!!!

Poor Dean, Christmas isnt the best time for everyone. Soon over & I expect you'll be able to collapse then- literally by the sound of things. J.

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Posted: 17/12/2012 at 18:16

Geoff- drawn a blank with trying too hard I think. Like Gary's suggestion, but shall say Holly.

Knew shouldnt have had that glass of vino...... 1st this w/end though. Forgot to take a bottle with me. Then we forgot to buy one &  a 'dry' works do for me! Wasnt the only driver though & meal was good after all.

Had brainwave earlier & fixed the tree lights onto the timer instead of a small lamp. Good, no grovelling under the table/chair to pull out the plug at bedtime. J.


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Posted: 17/12/2012 at 16:58

Still thinking here.

All I can think about is the Slade song- was in 6th form I think...

After much heaving of large chair & moving of plugs, timers etc have laptop back on the table. Much better than on a coffee table in front of a quite high sofa & no, before anyone asks, cant stand a laptop on my lap!

Quite enjoyed SPOY last night. OH had no choice, I hid the remote- actually under the cushion I was leaning against!

I now need to move all the spare tree decorations back into OH's wardrobe & the tree box into spare room. Daughter gone back to work, she's taken things steady over the w/end & feels much better.

Thinking hat back on..... J.

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Posted: 17/12/2012 at 15:24

I's back!

I've got piles of washing as the tumble dryer at 'little house' is poorly, again! So have made sure OH has enough clothing for this week. He'll have to iron some shirts himself- I decided this morning noway! I needed coffee so trotted into town instead! Got some nice vegies off market though & more picture hooks & chocolate & bread.....

Oh I need to sort out a better position for this laptop. Back later. J.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/12/2012 at 15:16

It was dry, if dull, this morning in NEast Derbyshire. The sun came out as I drove back over the tops- brilliant behind me & black as ace of spades ahead! Lovely rainbow after rainbow all the way back.

About 30mins after I got back to WManchester it started chucking it down! About 6+C out there now. J.

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