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Latest posts by jo4eyes

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 13:05

Our bank has been on the phone earlier, after OH. I do hate it when they are concerned about your balance- fine in our case- but I explained was needed for builders. OH would have gone ballistic. He wants to change banks anyway- probably will in NY. I do agree as I also feel as if they are 'snooping'.

Decided to do the Mrs Mop tomorrow, although have cleaned some windows just now after the knocking on them re the squirrels!

Must go back to Becks' presssie....BTW had a go at one of the other GW comps- wouldnt mind some plant supports etc. J.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 12:58

I've also entered one of the other GW competitions- would quite like some frames/supports! J.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 12:37

Just been chasing squirrels- well yelling at them from outside. That seems to be the only way to actually get them to leave the garden for a bit to give the birds a chance!

Have abandoned the chilli powder business, just ended up even more messy & our squirrels still ate the food!

I have shut our back gate, should be ok now. See that Nola also got the same problem.Which reminds me-

Nola, if nec throw either a bit of fleece over the plants in greenhouse, or old net curtain. If you get chance wrap the pots too. Some penstemons will come though ok, also the verbena but it does depend on where you are & variety. J.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 11:30

Probably Geoff!

Decision sort of made. Choice of 2, 1 of which got deoderant mark on! So that's been sponged & hung up in bathroom.

What hadnt realised is that daughter may well be working next week, but doing a twilight shift, so she'll be around most of the day! Still to wrap her pressies. So may call in TC on my way back from w/end to get her & OH a card & probably have lunch & a coffee too. Could always trot into town before I set off though- hmm maybe better perhaps as bound to be murder at TC by the time I'd get there.

Cuppa next whilst daughter watching something on TV. Then 2b Mrs Mop upstairs. J.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 10:41

Geoff- SCD- glitterball- round chocolate tree decoration type thingy...... J.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 10:23

Was -4C again out the back this morning. Now brilliant sunshine, which hasnt yet reached the sensor, still below freezing!

One of my Morrisons flower buckets has split! I grow my mint in it & never thought to wrap it, but of course the plastic isnt very thick & will have started to perish. Have just tucked it back against the house wall for now.

Have deiced the gate lock, added WD40 & left it open for a bit. Then I could get fresh water &  ground food out for the birds. J.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 10:16

That apostrophe is bugging me too now! Didnt notice it the first look, but after you've pointed it out...... I'm equally pedantic about such things, probably just as guilty too these days, but we were taught grammar.

Have a choice of 3 tops upstairs & daughter will pass judgement soon!

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 09:06

Still to get upstairs! Daughter gone back to bed, plus bowl- just in case!

Have managed to deice the back gate lock, so could take fresh water & food for birds. WD40 now on lock which will keep 'twiddling' as the day goes on.

Right, really need to get my act together. No, I do not need to go looking for a new top for the w/end.......... J.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 08:31

You could spend hours looking at them. Well it beats M&S!

Oh drat. normall tablets now before I forget......J.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 08:04

Morning Dove, sorry didnt reply before, glad that you're improving. Daughter is also up & had a small breakfast & watching breakfast TV! 

Gary- those pics very reminisant of 70s- that dates me!

Have rebooted pc, had oodles of updates installed etc & so far so good. Really brass monkeys out there today -4C!

Ooh, breakfast allowed now. J.

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