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Posted: 18/12/2013 at 15:27

Oscar is 13 1/2 so I know it may be it. but we are not giving up yet.

As a result we are unable to leave him so the present delivering trip planned fro the weekend was cancelled. SIL and husband have said they will come down to us tomorrow to do the exchanges instead so I am now having a present wrapping frenzy - well having a break - so they can have all the rels pressies to distribute when they feel they can

Have marzipanned Cake

Oh Big news -As you know I have been attempting to lose weight the WW way - have succeeded, have become a gold member this week - lost 50lb. To celebrate went out and bought a dress and trousers etc. Before weight loss would never wear a dress.


Posted: 18/12/2013 at 13:42

Good day All

Sorry again for not popping in more often. Life is just getting in the way.

Eye is slowly improving, although can't drive (that is so frustrating especially at this time of year)

My lovely dog, Oscar,  had a stroke on Sunday, we have not said goodbye to him. It is a case of wait and see and keep visiting vets (£££) His legs have gone and is slowly learning to walk again. It is not funny having to carry him at 25KG. This morning he asked to go out and managed to get onto the grass by himself . The vet says as he already has a leg problem the prognosis may not be that good, but we are not to give up on him yet, 

Sorry not very seasonal, so to brighten things up here is a photo of my wreath this year




Posted: 11/12/2013 at 09:58


I know not often here first thing

Off to buy c. tree.

I didn't know eringinums were hard to move. I swapped a red foliage one from back to front and a 'grey' one the other way - just dug them up and stuck them in, perhaps it was a case of 'ignorance is bliss', because they have both taken 

Have to do a , what I hope will be, a final leaf clearing.

Moving a Rose Bush

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 20:00

Mycorrhizal fungi goes by a trade name of 'Rootgrow' if you are not sure what it is. can buy it in B&Q


Posted: 10/12/2013 at 19:09

OH has said we can go to a Christmas Tree Farm on tomorrow to buy a tree. As we have never been before, not sure of the way so could be Verrry Interrrresting!!

Still better than going to the farm shop we went to last year.

Feeling a bit more perky today, still can't see. guess I must be getting used to it, was miserable when trying to shop earlier, feels odd 'peering' at everything

We put up Christmas in dining room today except for the tree (pretend) as that is where my winter project is. Does anyone re-arrange furniture as well, I have, now in new permanent positions, well swapped rooms with a couple of little bits 

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 19:04

OOOh LL - just have to have a party on 13th January then, with your family, and, of course, record it 


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 

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