- Retired and with a small garden in North East Kent
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Yesterday at 22:09
That’s early for a heavy frost to settle, Joyce.
Off to bed now, nowt on telly, we had been going to watch a DVD but OH got diverted with something else. It’s supposed to be chucking it down tomorrow so maybe watch it then.
Nighty night all.
Yesterday at 19:13
Joyce, aha, that would be 1976, I think.
Yesterday at 19:01
Now how did you discover that, Joyce?
Yesterday at 14:46
Never heard any woodpeckers round here - do have flocks of parakeets though (get her, a bit of oneupmanship going on here!) Got open fields not far away and so do see the odd kestrel (I assume?) hovering.
Hazel that was a successful expedition!
Yesterday at 11:35
I’ve never slept this late before!! Must be my active social life
Chey, you could always have tried poking Luco out from one end with something but on reflection, probably best to leave him to come out in his own time and KEEP THE DOORS AND WINDOWS SHUT! Got a cat lit tray? At least leaving him to do it in his own time means you emerge unscathed
F’edge, don’t k kw bout today but yesterday I made the mistake of thinking we hadn’t had a Lot of rain and the ground would be still hard from the night frost. Wore walking boots. Should have known better. Wellies today.
Didn’t get on here much yesterday to join in with the furnishing colours conversation. Just to say I like the idea of purple with the right shade of green but definitely need to be careful not to have too many patterns going on.
2 days ago at 19:41
Tinned peaches and carnation milk here. Mum used to try and make me have bread and butter with it but I hated the idea of it and, sorry, still do! Bread and butter pudding. Have had it before but not very enthusiastic.
2 days ago at 16:08
Got my ‘granddog’ Harvey here as well as Tiggs, and son and DIL are joining us for a Chinese when he finishes work. He’s on earlier this week so won’t be long.
Chey, told you Luco would forgive his dad when he got home! Even if they aren’t really supposed to be on the bed, there’s something nice about a cat curled up against your back or the backs of your legs when you’re in bed! Ours would sneak in sometimes but I hated it when they started purring and ‘treading’ - claws would go right through the covers.
2 days ago at 09:12
Go careful, MU. Here it’s white everywhere at the front of the house with a heavy frost. The back garden which is quite sheltered and faces south just has a white shed roof - a different world when I look out the front windows!
LB, great pics today
3 days ago at 22:18
Loved the cat programme! As with the previous one, the photography was stunning. Cats in the water, ones I’ve never heard of...Pallas cat aka grumpy cat
Watched House in Time and now intend to slope off and once again try and read then nod off and not get diverted with anything else on the iPad. Internet, Solitaire....
See you all to tomorrow.
3 days ago at 18:26
Quite a few of you seem to have a degree of oomph but mine has gone to who knows where. Hope your OH and friends appreciate that cake, MU, that is a sign of devotion not just any old cake!
I don’t mind baking, quite like it, results not usually too bad apart from the odd disaster like the rock buns I made the other week that were well, sort of flat sultana-y, soft roof tiles on appearance. Perhaps I hadn’t been concentrating on now much liquid I put in. They tasted nice just didn’t look like rock buns as we know them OH’s comment to any baking mishap is ‘we can always put custard on it.’
About half an hour ago there was a huge noise like a gritter on the conservatory roof. Was a very heavy hailstorm with hailstones bigger than my little finger nail. The garden and street were white! Hope it’s cleaned the windows a bit.
Give Luco lots of cuddles, Chey, and let him sleep it off. He might feel a bit off for a little while but then, wouldn’t you?😸
3 days ago at 09:12
Don’t worry, Chey. We used to nearly always have to lull ours into a false sense of security and then stuff them in and slam the cage door quickly. They quickly forgive you because you’re the one who brings them home and lets them out of the cage and feeds them. Mercenary creatures, cats. What time do you have to pick him up?
3 days ago at 09:08
Pansy, sure you’ve not moved dahn sarf here without telling anyone? We’ve got sun and very cold wind but that’s all.
Chey, how was it getting Luco into the cage? Manage to lure him/stuff him forcibly in ok? (got the right day today!)
Off out soon for a riveting trip to the SM. Oh, the excitement...
3 days ago at 22:14
I used Rose Cottage last year and the plants were excellent.
3 days ago at 18:54
Chey, oops! There was I, reading about keeping him in, not feeding him and sort of lost track of the days. Idiot woman.
Rubee, that all sounds very painful. Torn ligaments aren’t pleasant and add the cellulitis into the equation...poor bloke.
LB, people who just can’t organise things drive me crazy, I’ve been unfortunate enough to go on holiday with someone like that . AARRGGHH. I may get the wrong day for Luco’s op but I can’t bear it when people get their admin stuff wrong!
Not even got to 7pm yet and I’ve just been dozing on the sofa. Think I’ll have some coffee and a bikky - or two -to perk myself up.
3 days ago at 16:58
Runny, IT’S OK, I’m over here!! Thanks for asking, just been caught up in a lot of stuff and have intended posting but haven’t got round to it.
DIL came over to the field with their dog too this morning and ours and theirs ended up running with a pack of doggy friends and playing till their tongues were dragging on the ground. A nice quiet afternoon to follow😉
Rubee, Caspar and Bruno look so...so...can’t quite decide what those expressions mean. Possibly they’ve been tapping their pocket watches and asking ‘what time do you call this!’ Keep us updated on your OH, won’t you. How did he tear his ligament, was it in a fall?
Hope Luco isn’t too sore! Chey can give him extra titbits for having been to the ‘nasty man’.
LB, what a waste of time and how utterly infuriating! I’d have been checking my phone too wondering if it was me! Then the relief of knowing it wasn’t Still, never mind, you still had a lovely time out so not a totally spoilt day.
Take care, all of you with the white stuff.
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3 days ago at 09:31
Hope the ground might be a bit drier for you, f’edge. the field we go to with dog has dried quite well after a couple of days with virtually no rain and walking boots are now ok as opposed to wellies as long as we stay away from the shady edges and in the open.
SGL, a difficult day and one that will take longer than you expect as you look at things. You’ll feel drained this evening but glad at the same time that it’s done.
16 Jan 2018 20:45
Going to watch the second part of Silent Witness shortly so signing out.
16 Jan 2018 19:20
LB, we always look for ‘Nobbie de Strangle’ as we affectionately call the lorries.
Love the names for the gritting lorries - like Gritty Gritty bang bang
MU, sounds pretty much the sort of layers I used to wear indoors in winter when we lived in Spain. It’s not all beaches and non stop warm temps!
16 Jan 2018 10:32
That’s fascinating, Rubee. I love old documents - bet it’s got that beautiful copperplate script for a lot of the entríes. OH has his old one going back to about 1952/3 which his mum opened for him. Those included blotting paper pages to dry the ink before closing the book...lovely.
15 Jan 2018 22:26
Wishing you a happy (if a bit late in the day) birthday, Daisy.
Signing out for the night now.