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Yesterday at 20:10
ALL THE VERY BEST FOR TOMORROW, LUCO! Be a good boy, soon be over!
Yesterday at 15:19
Afties all! Been out, then making fat-coconut fillings for the birdies.
SGL, a tough day emotionally for you, I hope you got through it alright, and feel a certain amount of relief and release now it's done. Time to think about buying something special for your garden, in memory of your sister, if you've not already done so.
T'bird....wise decision. It's fine in NE Scotland, no snow to speak of, clear roads, good visibility, etc., but terrible over on the M74 and more snow forecast for a few days, yet. Scotland will still be here next week. Unless someone moves it
HOW MUCH?? For a snowdrop bulb? World's gone mad. Must be a gilt-edged one for that money! Sounds like the mad tulip craze back in the 1700's when people were bankrupting themselves and practically committing murder for a must-have bulb. Anna Pavord wrote a great book about that, I remember.
Wish I had a grassman like Runners, and Joyce......
Rubee, Caspar and Bruno look ... what's the word.......eager, yes......full of anticipation, yes......like they're about to take your arm off for the sweeties, definitely.....hope they got extra rations. Fingrs crossed your poor OH feels a bit better soon...lots of rest, and possibly extra rations for him, too.
Gotta go......busy today. Go careful if I don't see you later......
2 days ago at 21:24
He can have his tea, Chey, providing it's before 22.00. It's just so's his tummy is empty for the after effects of anaesthesia, otherwise if he's sicky it can compromise his post-op. Same as with humans. Soon be all over.
2 days ago at 21:06
Chey....don't forget to get Luco in tomorrow and don't feed him after 22.00.....he can have water, but NOTHING to eat. I daresay the vet's already told you.
2 days ago at 21:03
Nighty, Lants....enjoy! I've never watched Silent Witness. Must give it a go sometime.
Am watching an old Midsomer. Full of all the usual obnoxious characters who, quite frankly, one doesn't give a hoot about. It's not the greatest advert for village life, I must say! Full of nice houses that none of the yokels could possibly afford to live in, obsequious tenants, tugging their forelocks to the lord of the manor, and snotty alkie upper-crusties. Hilrious. Point-and-laugh telly. I thoroughly enjoy it!
Once I know whodiddit I'll go to bed! Have a good night everyone. Sounds grim, Joyce.......we're expecting freezy conditions tonight, it's gone very cold again.
2 days ago at 19:40
Early doors, Runners? Have a peaceful, snug evening.
2 days ago at 18:56
Erm.....whadja take me for LB?
Thermal vest, long sleeved tee, jumper, joggies, socks, Uggs....and the hat. I do NOT want to get a shower!
2 days ago at 18:31
T'bird, very cold with scattered snow showers leading to some accumulations, Elgin, this week. Mind you, that's just the bbc weather, which, as we know, changes every 5 minutes!
But it IS jolly cold out there. I'm sitting here in my Sherpa hat......😨😨😨
2 days ago at 16:22
Obviously there's a problem with the missed bins collections Chey. Did the council offer up no excuses/reasons? I can understand it if the weather's been very bad, that's fair enough. Then they get a backlog to shift. It'll be sorted out, hopefully sooner rather than later.
2 days ago at 14:03
Rubee, just another thought.....a Himalayan Birch, Betula Jaquemontii, is a nice choice if space is limited.....very white bark, striking in winter, an airy canopy, so it doesn't block light...easy to grow. Not the cheapest, but reliable.
2 days ago at 13:31
I spoke too soon.....it's snowing! Only tidgy little flakes but it's still coated the paths and lane.
Runners, thanks for asking! He's just a bit fed up, really! He's not poorly, Hazel, no. How dare one of his footballing heroes up and die like that? Disgraceful.
When I was in Turriff yesterday there were dozens and dozens of men in black ties and smart suits and ladies in black dresses and coats.....it was the funeral of the founding chairman of the local indie department store. The shops were all shut for the day as a mark of respect.
Enough of the gloom now. It's dark enough out there as it is! I've got stuff to do, indoors, thankfully.
Go safely, Joyce and anybody else who has to brave the weather.
2 days ago at 11:47
Late on parade, again.
Joyce, I've just been looking at 'your' weather......hummers, it's pretty awful on the western side. Nothing at all here, a very light frost, but calm and sunny. Forecast for what they're now calling 'thundersnow' later today. Hope everyone on that side of the UK is alright, no slippy-sliday tottering outside, stay indoors.
The bank book sounds lovely, Rubee, a nice find. Four old pennies in 1918......maybe you should nip into the bank and ask them to add on the interest accrued over 100 years......
3 days ago at 21:52
Daisy! she pops in, she pops out.........then she pops in and tells us it's her birthday!
Jings, Daisy! I suppose we should have remembered, but.......
Hope it was a good one! Another Capricorn.......
3 days ago at 21:20
You'd know Cyrille, Runners....Big lad for West Bromwich, after the Sky Blues. Very sad up here. A real legend. Glad Midlands telly are honouring him. He deserves to be remembered. A great player, and a great advocate against mindless racism in sport. I've lived 'with' him all my married life. Bless him.
Walnut and coffee, Runners. January 21st. Aquarius. Just. Depressed, right now! I'd tell him about Cyrille's freckles, but I don't think he'd appreciate it......
3 days ago at 21:01
You've not heard of Cyrille Regis, SGL, it's safe to say you're not a football fan.
Don't rate the NT, personally. Certainly not up here. The gifte-shoppes are pretty rubbish....tartan teatowels and overpriced jams. Time someone with nous took them on and shook them up. Not impressed.
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3 days ago at 20:22
Thanks, Sunny. Glad there's somebody on here who understands.
Hope the kitts will be safe out there! Your house 'renovations' sound like hard work, but they'll be well worth it, and keep your mind focussed and occupied.
3 days ago at 20:01
Crucial in Coventry City winning the FA Cup in 1987. I lived through every minute, being married to a Cov. boy, bread and buttered. Not the best birthday present for my OH.
Great guy. Great shame.
3 days ago at 19:52
R.I.P. Cyrille Regis
3 days ago at 12:01
Daresay Daddy has more money than sense, LB! Still, maybe the horses left some nice steaming droppings behind......gerrout there with a bucket and shovel! 💩💩💩💩💩 Do wonders for your garden!
3 days ago at 11:40