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Posted: 15/12/2012 at 07:39

Geoff-a cold perhaps? no, an icecap! (not sure how it'd work as a choc though.....)

Am off now, to bathroom, or wont get going in time to see the choir singing. Byee, play nicely. J.

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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 20:13

Oh Drat, another post gone AWOL!

Ok about to start the furniture removal for the tree. If I put my back out now......

Daughter needs separating from her PC, but if this isnt turned off asap......

I'll catch up when I get back on Monday. Doubt if shall be able to use OH's whilst away, but could ask I suppose? Means will miss the calendar- unless I wake really early tomorrow.....

Enjoy your w/end everybody. Night, J.

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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 19:14

OH just phoned daughter. He hadnt read her txt!

Apparently there was black ice all round the factory carpark this morning. It's almost at the top of a steep hill on an industrial estate. OH realised may be a problem as he got to the hill, so he parked on the road further down & managed to get up to the factory, just, on 2 feet. Someone else not so lucky & sidewiped their OH's new Merc (!!) into carpark entrance post- ooh dear.

I just hope that I can get parked nearer to the little house tomorrow. The last couple of times I've ended up a fair way back up the main road, which is supposed to be ?2hrs max, but I've never had a problem. Once the carpark nearest to house starts to empty I go & get my car. Sometimes there's a space on OH's road, but unless I can get in front of OH I dont even try. Cars parked all down 1 side, narrow & the only way back down is reversing the whole way- noooooo.

Right, tree assembly next- I may be gone some time. J.

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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 17:21

Eer -wot place in France? Not me Becks. Wasnt Geoff going to Spain, but last holiday was in France?

No, we live in Manchester. OH works in NEast Derbyshire & rents 'a little house' over there. That's where I go & stay every so often to save him driving back home. My petrol not his! J.

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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 17:05

Shall set off some time after 8am tomorrow!! I wouldnt be driving over those roads in the dark & wet for anything!

I then come back on the Monday morning. I'll probably trot into the town first thing for a nice coffee, no surprise there then, & the veg market & fish van, if he's still there. I also need to get OH & daughter a card. J.

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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 16:58

I always did a s*d it iced cake, usually on CEve!

Now after family discussions last year I dont have to ice it! I know it doesnt seem right somehow, but I'm the only one who likes marzipan & thick icing- yum- so was outvoted! Plus after 2 lots of surgery in the run up to the hols last yr it just wasnt on. So no doing marzipan a week before & eating at least the same amout whilst doing it. Then waiting until it's dry etc etc. Trouble is I know there's a whole bloick of marzipan sat in the cupboard..... so what it's OOD!

ANYWAY daughter has finally heard that they're giving her the mortgage!! So much relief here, she's just said she still feels a bit off, but pleased. Now hope the survey doesnt find out something awful.

The tree decoration boxes are in the hall, along with the tree & we plan to make a start later on. Yes shall hoover next week whan am back from w/end. Still to pack for that as well..... J.

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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 12:51

BTW Lottie, when actually is your birthday? J.

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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 12:46

Too late now Sam, wait until Feb!

If you use toilet rolls as growing tubes, you wont need to remove the plant from it as the tube will rot down around the plants roots once in the ground.

Trying to remove the plant could damage the roots, although if the tube was already beginning to get soggy & disintergrating, then gently removing some of it would probably be possible at planting time, but no need IME. J.

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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 12:40

Hmm, I'll see if daughter can do something. OH wont be back here until he finishes for Christmas- which reminds me WHEN is he finishing? No idea!

Daughter actually cooking us a snack lunch! I'm regretting not doing the cleaning yesterday, it's so dark! Think she may start our tree later..... I need to get the decorations out of our wardrobe, hmm, do that before or after I hoover in there?

Really chucking it down out there.

Geoff you've reminded me about the wonderrful fish van on the market tomorrow- always a  queue.J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 12:32

Chucking it down in Manchester now. No frost today, but did get quite cold last night before the cloud cover increased.

Dark here too. Why didnt I do the cleaning yesterday when easy to see what doing?! J.

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