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Posted: 12/11/2012 at 07:51

I use Rose Clear, as soon as possible in the year, when the roses are coming into leaf, you need to spray several time during the season, full instructions are on the bottle. Also be very vigilant clearing up all leaves that drop. It will help but some roses are more prone than others to blackspot. I don't like using chemicals but in some case I just have to or else my roses would just have bare stems.

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Posted: 11/11/2012 at 22:21

Hi Glyn --Skyfall is brilliant!!!!! It's quite a long film, but no intervals, I used to love the intervals when the ice cream ladies used to come to the front and you could buy a tub / ice lolly, or an orange drink.. Now you have to troop out to the foyer and get what ever you want at enormous expense, , but on the plus side our local Odeon has reduced it's prices on a Tuesday, and if you belong the premiere club you get 25% off, so it cost £3.50 to see Skyfall. Hope you enjoy the film.

Goodnight everyone, catch you tomorrow.


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Posted: 11/11/2012 at 18:31

Lottie, my OH was sent straight to the bathroom after his bonfire this afties, all his work clothes in the washer, can't stand the smell of smoke, but he's very happy to have got rid of all the hedge clippings, mainly Pyracantha.

Geoff.- Am I the only one old enough to remember Pearl and Dean.

The old bloke with the beard at the Remembrance Service, was Prince Michael of Kent.

I am now looking forward even more to The Glums( les Mis) now I have heard good reports about it, long wait though until March 20th.

Now going to watch Country File.

Just had Roast lamb, mmm and home made rice pudding with lots of lovely nutmeggy  skin.


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Posted: 11/11/2012 at 15:05

I have had oysters, that was in France some time ago, they taste just like the sea, salty and delicious. I think they are something you either love or hate. The piece of lemon they gave us to squeeze over them was nearly are expensive as the oysters. OH and daughter would not try them, they said that they looked like something unmentionable, I'll leave it to your imagination, both wimps.

I'm pleased you enjoyed Les Mis, Kate, I have always wanted to see it, and last year we were given a lot of Theatre Vouchers for our wedding anniversary, and thought it would be good to use them for that show. You have to book 6 months in advance to get a good seat, so just hope nothing comes along to prevent us from going, as there is no refunds or change to bookings allowed.

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Posted: 11/11/2012 at 14:04

I don't like I'm a celebrity, but each to his or her own.I prefer to see a real jungle with David Attenborough and animals, not creepy crawlies. that you have to eat, yuk

Geoff, you would have plenty of geese if you moved to France, they eat every bit of it, fois grais, gizzards,etc. quite like the jungle, and they use the feathers to make duvets etc..

Our bonfire is no more, don't think we upset the neighbours, at least no one came knocking on the door, they are all probably muttering indoors.

Who will be out tonight on SCD? my bet is on either Fern or Michael, but I quite like everyone that are left in this year. Darcey is very posh isn't she, yarh

Autumn Colour

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 12:32

We were out in the Lincolnshire Wolds yesterday and the colours were just beautiful. Unfortnuately I didn't have my camera with me.Should really keep one in the car, but I forget when I get back home to do it.

We haven't been to the Forest of Dean for a few years, must try to get there again soon. Lovely place to visit.

Great picture as always David, thanks.

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Posted: 11/11/2012 at 12:18

Hello to everyone,

Just been watching the Cenotaph, Remeberance Sunday on BBC1, it always makes me feel so sad.  London looked beautiful in the sunshine, it is quite a moving experience, would like to go and see it in person one day, on my list of things to do before I........

I was going to go outside to finish planting some tulip bulbs, but OH had a big bonfire, the wind was blowing away from the neighbours, over the orchard, but the smoke was coming right where I needed to be, so have postponed until Geronimo has finished.

Just to let you know, we are mouse free none in the traps this morning, thought you would be interested

We have booked to go to see Les Miserables in London next March, anyone been to see it? The film of same is out in January, looking forward to seeing that too. Just love the music.

Catch you all later.


What's for tea?

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 08:12

Slow roasted shoulder of Lamb, mint sauce, brussels, carrots,  boulangerie potatoes, gravy, followed by something made with apples?-- maybe apple crump, sort of halfway between crumble and cobbler.


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Posted: 11/11/2012 at 08:03

Good morning everyone.

Normal service has resumed at No 32. everything back in place and all nice and clean. 4 more mice have be evicted from the loft, dead I'm afraid, just wondering if there will be any more this morning.

Have just spent the last 1/2 hour catching up on all the gossip, what a busy lot you all are.!

Becks - Hope Jess is feeling better this morning, It's such a worry when they aren't well, and it always seems to be at the weekend when you can't easily get a Doctor if needs be..

Geoff. I understand why you get annoyed about peoples lack of manners, it really bugs me too, it seems to be pretty general nowadays.

We shall be having a few Christmas dinners. Daughter works for the NHS and thinks she will be working on Christmas Day, so we could be having ours either C.Eve or boxing Day We await her Ward Sister's decision.

Away to cook brekkie, bacon and egg today, Sunday treat.

Have a good day peeps.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 07:50

Nr Lincoln.

We have had a mixed bag over the last few days, some sunshine, a little rain, and a very sharp frost last night. This morning is lovely and bright, temperature has yet to rise above freezing. Might get the last of the tulips in a big pot if and when it warms up.

Have a nice day.


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