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Posted: 04/11/2012 at 08:46

Good morning all.

Thanks Kate for putting me on the right track re photos. I wouldn't have known how to do it without your help, much appreciated. I have now transferred them all back to my computer and this is the one I was looking for.



Prinses Irene.




Sissinghurst April 2012- fantastic garden.

We had quite a lot of fireworks around us for about an hour, the cat was too frightened to move, just sat behind the settee, hope there aren't so many tonight.

Hope the article goes well Pam. Do you write regularly for GN?

Hopefully furniture will be back in living room today. Daughter and OH are coming to help move everything, then I am cooking evening meal for all.

PS. if you have a burnt saucepan put some bio washing power in it and hot water and leave overnight, the burnt stuff will come off a lot easier.

Lovely Tarte Tatin yum.

Have a good day folks.


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Posted: 03/11/2012 at 17:16


Nothing wrong with tulips, I just feel they are a bit formal, not like daffs that sway in the breeze, but after seeing some  Princes Irene I thought I would give them another go in a big pot.  The ones I saw looked like a fire, all stripey orange and red, just beautiful.

I did have a pic, but have put it on a disk to free up some space and don't know how to reload it back to my computer, any help would be appreciated, I'm sure one of you will know how to do it.

Away now to get tea before Strictly,  then Merlin, and Montalbano, will have square eyes  at this rate

PS. just meant to add,

Dean, the garden is looking GOOD, all you hard work is paying off, and I now know what a cordy is..

Geoff, If I had won the Euro lottery I would have bought you a roller as well.

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Posted: 03/11/2012 at 15:07

Hi everyone.

Those pics are gross don't these people have a mirror? it's enough to put you off food for life.

Didn't win the Euro Lottery so will have to postpone buying a Roller..

Room nearly finished, yeh and just had invitation to go to a birthday bash later in November, so things are looking up!

I thought GW was pleasant enough but they do seem to go over the same things each year, but I suppose new gardeners will find it interesting. Thought the tulip bulbs were lovely. I haven't been a huge fan of tulips in the past but have set some in pots this year after seeing them at Sissinghurst back in April.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 17:19


Geoff  Who knows, if I buy a Euro lottery ticket, it might be! watch this space.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 17:10

Geoff, If only, no he will just have to make do with one from Wickes--  it's got our name on it.

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 17:07

My daughter has a rescue dog. When she adopted him he was called Rocket and if you saw him run you would understand why. She has now renamed him Henry. He is an adorable mongrel, full of mischief about a year old he's going to obedience classes, but he hasn't got much idea as yet..

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 16:59

Cordy ---  now I know where you got your graphics Geoff. According to google its some kind of itune game thingy, I think, no doubt Dean will put us right when he next appears.

Bjay, you must investigate and report. there's one thing about having a dog, you can walk by without being obviously nosey

Off to do the shopping, new roller required for Oh, not happy with the one he's got, then to Tesco, then takeway, might just make it back for GW, it's on earlier this evening 8 o'clock.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 16:47

Cordy, no idea, perhaps it's a Yorkshire thing

Hope they have got plenty of heat on in the marquee. We had one for our daughters wedding, that was early September time,some years ago, and by evening it was freezing.

Our cat hate fireworks and hides behind the settee, luckily we haven't heard any as yet....

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 15:54

Hi everyone.

Just catching up with all the carrying ons.

Geoff, do you really want to go to live in Spain

All those expats with nothing to do all day but stroll around in the sun and sip Sangria?

I have got a bread maker, one of those you just sling everything into and about 2hrs later you get some sort of bread. To be honest I'm not that impressed, it never seems to taste a good as bread made the traditional way, so it's in the cupboard with all the other gadgets that I thought I couldn't manage without..

We have 3 walls emulsioned, Oh is still muttering about the cost of paint. I thought he would have a heart attack when we had to pay for it yesterday, it's certainly gone up in price since we last decorated. £39 for a 5 ltr tin. He was going to do the bedrooms, but is now rethinking

I'm not cooking tea tonight. We are having an Indian takeaway to see what  it's like before OH birthday do, having a few people round  for that so want to make sure it's okay. Any excuse.

Catch you all later,


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 12:58

Nr Lincoln.

Beautiful day here, sunshine and not much breeze, but on the cool side.

Frost forecast for tonight.


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