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Posted: 09/12/2013 at 16:48

Lovely Long tail tits. I find them so comical to watch. At the moment we have goldfinches and dunnocks, + the usuals

Seems that some folk are planning grand garden projects next year, I look forward to seeing the end results.

Lucky miss there Andy, what a relief and lovely arrangements



Posted: 08/12/2013 at 17:31

Lily Louise's garden is on one of the programmes next week, not sure which.

Thanks for best wishes, very grateful, such a pig now when I can't jump in  the car when I need but have to wait for OH. And lets face it they are not the best at christmas shopping




Posted: 08/12/2013 at 14:44

Good day

haven't been about so apologies, shouldn't be here now either but a quick pop in

I see Pressies shopping is well underway, and cards are being written. I haven't written mine yet. Have put up a couple of decorations , but we'll get the tree next week so then it will be full blown Christmas here.

Leaves everywhere, well they were but the BIG wind blew them all into someone elses garden otherwise I'd be raking leaves today

I have had an eye problem for a week or so and have not much vision in one eye at moment. Bright lights (typing on a white ground) make it hurt. I have bad eyesight anyway. Good though, phoned optician Tuesday, saw Optician Wednesday, referred me to hospital and was there on Thursday. I had symptons of detached retina but thank fully it is a very large floater (obstructing my vision) and it is pulling on the retina but as yet is Ok and should in time settle down. Bad enough though for me, not to be able to drive!!!

So have I missed anything important? 


Got to go, sorry.


Posted: 28/11/2013 at 16:24

Good day

Wonderful African picures, you must have been very close to the animals.

Hope folk are OK

Had to take M Christmas shopping. I only let her buy for GD (her greatGD) and there is a goodish toy shop within walking (wheelchair) pushing distance. She is well pleased with her purchases and enjoyed a push around the other shops as well.

Hardly seem to have been in the house today. Did look at garden to find Mr Oak tree has been crying again, thing is you look up and wonder when all the rest of the leaves are going to arrive!

Off for a cuppa now 


Posted: 27/11/2013 at 16:39

Thanks for the tea and cake 

have spent most of the day crawling around on the floor but have some cut out and some ready to do either tomorrow if Friday. OH says I must take my time - I always was going to.

Good thing is that there is enough fabric left to recover a chair tht is in the same room

Looked out of window about half hour ago to see a bumble bee feasting on the nectar in the violas on the front porch


Posted: 27/11/2013 at 10:30


Sorry haven't read back but I see by the comments that Stacey is OK (hope i'm not wtong) Seems ot have been a weekend of car problems.

Yesterday was oh so cold but today is mild and have had my daily walk around the garden with just a jumper on and  no ectra layers.

Put out some old apples for birdies (25p a bag from greengrocer)

The rest of today is going to be pressing out fabric and attempting to lay out the old settee pieces to make patterns for the re-covering. Bit nervous of doing it. I am taking over the big room no humans or animals allowed 


Posted: 25/11/2013 at 14:07


Thanks for all your kind thoughts

GD is showing signs of improvement at last .  Son has gone to work although sore and GD Mum is looking after GD and nursing a sore shoulder.  The car is being scrapped on Wednesday, and they will sort out other stuff when GD is well

I have posted a little parcel to her today- made me feel better.

Hope everyone is OK and Stacey has good news

Going to get on with winter project for rest of day. Keep me busy as I can't be there.

Keep busy all, lovely walks, and whatever else you are doing


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 18:18

Thanks all.


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 17:47

Good day

I have one of those sauce boats - great

Had news that last night was bad, now not quite so bad. GD was very ill so son was advised to take her to hospital (she's 1) On way to hospital they had a car crash and car is written off. A witness took GD on to hospital with her Mum. Police took Son there when crash was sorted. They all have minor injuries but are recovering. GD has a bad lung infection and is really poorly, phoned abut an hour ago and they had just been talking to hospital again (she is home)

Thank goodness I still have family - car can be replaced

Spent the day worrying and we made plans in case we need to go up there-about 3 1/2 hours away




Posted: 23/11/2013 at 17:56


had a good time in the garden, raked all the leaves and then OH mowed up the piles. Chops the leaves, saves bending (purportedly) and takes up less room in leaf bin.

I then had to get down on my knees and scrape up the acorns, AGAIN

This afternoon I dug over the rhubarb bed which has largely been ignored (new plants). 3 big clumps of nettles later it is clear and soil is looking quite good, I have popped alot of odd amounts of surplus compost on it during th summer.

Found a half empty bag of daff bulbs so put them in and a pot with small white bulbs with root clumps coming (no idea what they are) so sprinkled them about and poked them in. Should hav a surprise come spring (maybe)

Had a good day 

Knitting now so back tomorrow

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