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Latest posts by Matty2

Growingspuds for Chistmas...

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 19:41

But if you don't have the room a bag fits at the end of a path.


Posted: 09/12/2012 at 17:56

Don't pay for mushroom bags 

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Posted: 09/12/2012 at 17:50

Very quiet on here is it the anticipatiion of x-factor? I've never seen it

Don't know how to do decorations. Using a different room and decorations just don't seem to fit!

Keep looking in boxes and then stumped. Was going to put a fibre lamp tree on big window in garden room, but it was Mothers and found actually it was broken. Should have known as she broke many things and never threw them away. So what to do????

Have hall, dining room and to finish big room. AArGH


Posted: 09/12/2012 at 15:13

This year when I collected seeds to dry I used supermarket mushroom bags. I tied the stallks and hung the flower heads into the bag. Then gathered up the top and suspended from some hooks. The length of them means there is plenty of room for the seeds to drop.

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Posted: 09/12/2012 at 14:47

We were so fed up with visiting cats, birds (wood pigeon cooing by the fridge freezer) mice etc that in this house we decided not to have a flap. Thank goodness as there is a rogue cat that visits houses with flaps. eats food in kitchens and terrorrises cats. It does have a home. but our 2 feel safe as they know it won't come here.

Just spent a pleasant 25mins skyping with grand daughter - AAAAH! 

Just put wreath on door, now to do some internal decorations.

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Posted: 09/12/2012 at 13:00

Yay  I got it right 

Christmas lights are going up on the green as I write. Last year us neigh bours put money in the kitty and bought 2 extra long strings of solar lights for the fir tree . Will post photo later. Some of the folk in road weren't living here then,perhaps they'll decorate another one. For the jubilee we all decorated a tree each - not practical to have bunting.

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Posted: 09/12/2012 at 12:26

Well I'm looking at a lap top but I guess it's not that!!



What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 12:14

Mild was sunny but clouds are now building up. Very, very windy, had to go around the garden collecting pot insulation that had been blown off!!

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Posted: 09/12/2012 at 12:11

Afternoon all - Late again!


Just been to local farm shop, they said the waters only went down to get access to them last week but even now can only get to them one way,

We went for local produce for a hamper for SIL - never know what to get them, The others garden so that is sooo easy. Anyway ended up with a Christmas Tree , but we have arranged to visit Cannock Chae on wednesday to buy one with the IL's. 

This is a Fraser Fir, pretty, and it has roots. Farmer said put it in water for 48hours, then plant it and may take. OH has just made a comment about how he is going to get a large pot full of compost and tree into house. Der never thought of that and he was with me when bought it. Any one out there in cyberland know about trees and roots and stuff??

Dog only barked 3 times after I went to bed last night, was a sleepy bark so didn't get up to him. Hooray. He was in the hall again. Good nights sleep by all

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Posted: 08/12/2012 at 21:17

You know on 'what to do thids week' for 6th Decenber they say earmark your brussel sprouts . Does that mean you have to go and mark every sprout with wool or somethng so you know which you are going to eat? that one, that one, no, not that one!!!

Enjoyed dancing as well

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