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Posted: 18/06/2012 at 17:10

Pam, am looking forward to your open day!

I didn't partake of too much bubbly so am clear headed today (unlike some people I imagine!)

I will go to Wimbledon if anyone offers me a ticket!

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Posted: 18/06/2012 at 15:36

Seems like I didn't miss much with the new drama - had thought I might watch but then forgot to record.

Plot is looking a bit more organised now - and its nice of the strawberries to finally ripen today when I needed them yesterday!!

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Posted: 18/06/2012 at 10:37

It all went really well in the end - after lots of last minute panics, including my friend coming round to re-cover the seats of the chairs she had lent me cos she felt they were too grubby! Other friend turned up with loads of fairy cakes and loads of table decorations - lots of cans and jars covered in pretty paper with flowers in them! They looked fabulous! Then another friend turned up with 6 large pots of new guinea impatiens! I also got 2 patio roses, one pink and one cream, and a bunch of lilies, so there are flowers everywhere.

The tables all had pastel or white embroidered cloths on them, the best tea services were laid out, and it looked lovely.

Weather was fine, even warm some of the time, the birthday cake had a picture of me on it aged about 7, and No.2 son made some lovely scones and whipped up some cream to go with them. One friend had made bunting and put pictures of me on it at all different ages! Party started at 3 and the last guests left at 10, by which time we'd moved on from the tea onto the wine, and my SIL was totally out of it and had become best friends with my friend from the Isle of Wight who she'd never met before!

One friend I hadn't seen for a while came with her daughter and 2 week old grandaughter, who was totally gorgeous.

Alfie and the chickens got fed all sorts of non- appropriate food, and I've somehow offered to look after the little boy up the road's pet newts when he goes on holiday!

All in all I had a thoroughly nice time, and there's still loads of cake left!

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Posted: 15/06/2012 at 15:16

Kate, yes, potatoes did have flowers on but this one plant had actually started to die off a bit as it was in the coldframe, so had been forced a bit. Don't dig up any of your plants but just have a little poke about in the soil to see what you can find. When did you plant them? The potatoes are very small - perfect for eating whole with salad.

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Posted: 15/06/2012 at 14:48

I can't help it, stuff is just nice there! But I do also have a white sheet in readiness for the midsummer party.

Been to the plot - very windy! But pleased to report I have dug up the first baby new potatoes (had one plant growing in the coldframe) so will have those for tea tonight - just enough for me! Also there were signs of the first little courgettes.

Something has been picking my unripe strawberries and hiding them in a pile under the rhubarb. Very odd.

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Posted: 15/06/2012 at 10:05

Mmm, full english breakfast - not had one of those for a long time! Midsummer party also sounds like a good idea. Will there be druids?

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Posted: 14/06/2012 at 17:20

yucky caterpillar Inkadog! The other pictures are lovely though.

Yes about time we had an update from Flowerchild. No doubt she will when she has time.

Jo, glad you navigated the hospital ok with a bit of help, and sounds like the shopping trip was successful overall. Shame about the bag - I am under pressure to do a major clearing out but am resisting at the moment. Keep telling OH I have too many other things to do already!


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Posted: 14/06/2012 at 15:25

Am not Southern water, we are Veolia here (silly name) and I don't think our ban has been lifted!

Ok, sardines it is then! And slug sausages and cakes - yummy

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Posted: 14/06/2012 at 14:15

Its Sunday I'm more concerned about. However forecast is improving - have gone from four raindrops on the chart to just one, last time I looked.

Geoff you will have to be patient - things are trying to grow. Unless you want a slug sandwich? Plenty of them around.

Jo, am sure the staff will take good care of you.

Kate, I'd complain about the bin men.

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Posted: 14/06/2012 at 10:21

Looks like we might have a dry day!

Don't come and raid my larder yet folks - none of the crops are ready yet (apart from a bit of salad).

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