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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 19:39

Not done any Christmas shopping yet. Today I have written out Christmas Menus. More for the shopping list so I can get meat ordered and dry goods purchased steadily, also can freeze stuff and use  a tick list to show i've done it. IT's a habit from when I used to feed 18-20 folk on Christmas day, saves a lot of stress with the food.

Rain stopped mid afternoon but forecast more and worse tomorrow, where will it all go? garden is just a squelch. hope it clears by Saturday as have to collect caravan and towing in 'weather' is not fun.

Just given my son instructions on possible things for baby stocking. They didn't realise that things 'For babys first Christmas' are available. and I suggested bubbles as well. I will instruct him into ways of having fun with their baby.

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 17:22

My son, new father, asked if I wanted his old Christmas stocking to fill. Pointed out that it was now his job to fill it for his daughter. Said he didn't know what to put in it, I could think of quite a lot but refused to tell him any. He needs to use his imagination, he used to have plenty.

One year he was about 5/6 he told us what he wanted for Christmas was a secret betwweeen Santa and him, so he was not going t tell any one else! In the end a sympathetic teacher, in the days when lessons weren't so controlled, asked the class to cut and stick what they really wanted and sent the pictures home. and yes he did still believe, he was just a really strong believer in magic Bless

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 16:56

Well you have all been busy this afternoon. 

Jo there is now flood prevention on that road from Worcester, Trouble is we couldn't get to the road too much water in between

When Kids were small our child free friends used to come on Christmas Eve and OH and friend OH would get steadily more drunk while trying to stick those stickers that are never on the toy when you get them! 

Have to catch up on all posts later. Becks not touched that ****** doll.


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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 12:22

AAH! The fun trying out the toys. You have to make sure they are suitable. Can start again now with little one

Just written my christmas list - what I would like - much better than leaving family to guess and early so that they can sort it out with OH. 

Will start on menu later then I can begin to get dry foods in so that I don't have a whopping bill closer to the event.

HOORAY - stopped raining, but I think there is still a lot up there!

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 11:39

H & W news web site now says 3 local schools closed, train lines closed and main roads blocked all around Malvern. Now we are sure turning back was right thing

GW Calendar

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 11:35

What has happened to calender. Must be upsetting readers. There are now 2 threads about it

GW take note

December 2013 Issue - The Calendar

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 11:33

I agree. Felt really disappointed this morning

. Have always hung the calender so that the lovely photos can be seen, 2013 is too small. Us gardeners do use them for writing on. I guess looking at the spaces I will no longer be able to write what I have done ie seeds sown on it. Just too small.



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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 10:43

Hooray GW magazine has just come. OH says will keep me quiet for a couple of hours 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 10:40

Malvern Hills

Yesterday I recorded 4.5mm od rain. It hasn't stopped so today there is 25mm of rain ie 29.5 mm I am wondering how much there will be by the time it stops.

Set out on a journey to go up to Staffordshire today but had to turn back as so many roads flooded. Went through 3, but the last one was the sort where we weren't sure if car, would come out, so deep. Turned round and rowed home.

So dark

New to this site

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 10:33

Hi Pepperted.

I have not been here long. The information you can get is really good. 

I used to manage with a little plastic greenhouse affair and grew hardy seeds using it. I have had a proper greenhouse for a year and love it. I am still trying to get the hang of vegetables, so that there is something all the time.

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