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Posted: 04/07/2012 at 15:21

There is a car boot sale in Farnborough that starts at 11am every Sunday - quite a civilised time. Plus some of it is under cover. I think jumble sales seem to start at 2pm so that they can serve tea and cake as well (and probably make more profit on that than the jumble!) I have tried putting things in those charity bags but half the time they don't come back and collect them.

Kate, I'm sure Geoff has bedding to spare!

I will never retire? oh now I'm depressed

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Posted: 04/07/2012 at 10:21

Got told off by MIL for calling them OAPs - apparently they prefer the term 'seniors'.

I also worried about the diving shoes - I think flippers might be better!

Paining here again.

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Posted: 03/07/2012 at 18:10

Geoff, you have fish from your garden? I am impressed!

Kate, Alfie likes everything but is not allowed chocolate as its bad for him. He had a slice of pizza yesterday. Mind you I think he'd eat anything.

Jo I think we need to send you orders for fudge. We aren't the Cheshire set!

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Posted: 03/07/2012 at 16:03

I have some sparkly flip flops - maybe I should lend them to Geoff.

Tried to come on here earlier but got that runtime error message - gremlins in the system?

Paining at lunchtime so there was no digging for me today.

Flower, any chance they will take you back at the job?

I have no chocolate, not even an emergency bar, only ginger biscuits. I am not sure if I can survive the afternoon.....I may need an emergency pigeon.

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Posted: 02/07/2012 at 16:27

I made rhubarb and strawberry crumble yesterday - will a portion of that be an acceptable exchange for some crispie cakes? Its delicious with cream on.

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Posted: 02/07/2012 at 15:55

Am presuming my choc rice crispie cake is on its way via pigeon? or has the pigeon decided its too wet to fly? And I don't want to think about September, my tomato plants are still tiny. I am not holding out much hope of a crop.

Its drizzling here, but I ignored it and carried on with the weeding. I harvested the first pea pods today, and the first broad bean pod. Then ate the contents of two of the pea pods - yummy.

Kate, I will have to give this dinner party some thought.....

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Posted: 02/07/2012 at 13:04

If Andy plays today I will miss it! I allowed sons to watch the football on the big TV last night as it was the final.

Eldest son went to a christening yesterday all suited and booted - he looked lovely but only after I'd ironed the shirt!

Paining earlier but now just grey clouds. I'm hoping for a dry lunchtime.

My chickens have made a dust bath under their house where its dry and its now quite a crater. And the wildlife report is that there are at least 3 and possibly 4 baby goldfinches in the nest.

Inka should have mailed the caterpillars to Sunita, I'm sure she would have enjoyed them!

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Posted: 29/06/2012 at 17:37

I will not hold myself responsible if these roses don't make it then. They came from well known supermarkets, not garden centres.

As for potatoes, I can only tell you when to tip them out if I know when you planted them - the day, hour and minute! Otherwise I will issue a disclaimer and deny all knowledge! If the foliage starts to look a bit tired and yellowed it means the potatoes are no longer being nourished so might as well be out. I tend to leave my main crop ones until this happens (or even later, if I'm busy with other stuff!)

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Posted: 29/06/2012 at 16:58

Will put them outside and see if they are any happier out there. Kate, am not surprised they go to plant heaven so quickly. I was also given some lilies which were in tight bud but have now opened out and are filling the house with their scent - lovely.

Will be cutting rhubarb, picking strawberries and digging up potatoes before going home this evening. Might also pick some salad leaves.

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Posted: 29/06/2012 at 16:14

I have a lovely varigated cornus if you'd like a cutting.

Million pound drop is so annoying - has anyone ever won anything at all? Do they hand pick contestants that are a bit stupid?

I was bought two miniature (indoor) roses for my birthday and both are dying off already - I don't have much success with these! Any suggestions? (Veg is obviously my strong point!) 

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