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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 22:23

Penninepetal. That's just the sort of thing my OH does, he never reads the newspaper on the day it arrives, says he has things to do, so we have about a weeks worth scattered around and he picks them up at random and reads bits out. Can be most annoying at times as I usually read the paper the same day, and then get the repeats. It's as bad as watching TV

PS. my birthday isn't until January, I envy people with summer birthdays, you can have such good "do's" BBQ, picnics etc. I think I'll be like the Queen and have an official birthday in June.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 22:03

Lincoln area.  

We had a torrential downpour at about 4.30, it was as dark a night, filled all the water butts, and gave the garden a good soak, battered down my Verbena B, but everything else is OK, - I hope. My OH didn't report any damage when he came back from the greenhouse, getting ready to take some cutting for next year..


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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 18:55

Is that it then??????

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 16:41

Yes Flo, I think that Christine is one from the past although the Chaplin's daughter at my Mums care home is a Christine and she was only 13. I asked her if she like her name and she said "Yes I don't know anyone else of my age called that and that's good" It really surprised me, not the answer I expected.

When you hear the names of some of the children these days you feel lucky to been given the one you have. Is there anyone who really dislikes their name?

My Mum always calls me Christine, she says if she had wanted to call me Chris that is what I would have been Christened

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 15:37

It's on tonight at 8 pm on BBC1 Called The Flowerpot Gang, Anneka Rice, Phil Tufnell and Joe Swift." transforming gardens"

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 15:28

Too true!! I can spell alright but my fingers just don't seem to hit the right key, well that's my excuse

Keeping Cats and Wildlife apart?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 15:22

We have a cat like yours- Maud is in the garden,- she sits under the bench near the conifer hedge, near the bird feeder and waits until one pops out for a snack, then pounces. Sometimes she dispatches then quickly but other times she brings them into the kitchen and lets them go. We have spent many an hour trying to catch the little blighters, as soon as you get them cornered they run off behind the washer etc. Luckily she doesn't seem to bother with the birds..

We have a sparrowhawk that visits, it decimated our sparrow population a couple of years ago, but this year numbers seem to be up.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 14:58

Lincoln area---You had a lucky escape Jo. It still hasn't rained here to mean anything, just spotting about enough to be annoying but not to do any good.

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 14:54

Hi Kate1123 - I get called a lot of things  My name is Christine, known as Chris. That would be nice.

I'm having a "dyslexia" day  I keep hitting the wrong key, thank goodness for the spellchecker.

Wot no cake Geoff,  that's awful, you will have to make up with other goodies

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 14:42

Yes Jo its a SCAM. I've had 2 calls from them, made a few enquiries and it apparently originates in India. now I get silent calls so don't answer the phone and let it go onto ansaphone, and give genuine callers a call back, not a very satsifactory state of affairs. Friends now text me to tell me they will ring. Must get a phone that shows the number of the caller.

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