Latest posts by obelixx

Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 16:01

If you're due a new TV soon it'll probably be one you can hang on a wall so think about that before buying a new TV table.   having said that, I ejected the ghastly glass and silver thing that OH bought with the TV before this one as soon as I could.  The current TV is "hangable" but is perched on an oak sideboard as that suits us better.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 12:48

Solid oak is lovely.  Our dining stuff is and so's the refectory style kitchen table.  Enjoy.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 11:17

American Smooth seems just to mean a license to lift these days.  Thought one of the lifts looked less than elegant for her and spotted that stumble too so 9 from me, even though she isn't used to such manoeuvres in heels.   Cracking choreography apart from that one ugly lift.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 10:24

DK - It's a rumba so the couple is not stuck together.   Beautiful and I have no memory of having seen it before.  How could it happen that I miss a show?

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 21:26

Did anyone watch professional Masterchef before Xmas?   Top Italian chef in Alba with his own biodynamic kitchen garden growing herbs and veggies for the kitchen.   Impressive stuff.

Looking forward to sewing guides for this season's crops Biofreak.

GWRS - we can have very cold winters but I haven't noticed any huge effects on bugs and slugs.   They just burrow deeper till it's over and then munch with a  vengeance once it warms up although I find organic slug pellets applied weekly for  Valentine's day work well on the slimester problem.    Might have to start earlier this year as it's so ridiculously warm.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 21:18

OH and I enjoyed the new Star Wars too but Possum and her friend sat and over analysed it all the way home.........  Why this? When that? Who t'other and when and why all sorts?   To see it in English on release weekend we had to go to the big complex to the north of Brussels a mere one hour's drive away.......  I told them to relax and wait for numbers 8 & 9 to clarify things.

 No gardening for me tomorrow.   I needed a very long, hot shower after this afternoon's efforts and want to stay clean.   Back's a bit stiff too.

Mixed Lavender Hedge

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 18:43

I did a blue and white lavender hedge - Hidcote and Edelweiss forms about 6 or 7 metres long.    The white ones flower a bit later than the blue and so extend the season a bit and the flower stems are slightly longer.

They both have strong perfume and are covered in bees.

I agree that a hedge of one single variety looks very smart but my bi-colour hedge isn't shabby.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 18:37

A grey day but dry apart from some bits of drizzle so 5 hours of gardening achieved today - demolished 2 broken trellis panels and redressed the posts to which they were attached; weeded and pruned and fed copiously the 7m x 4m bed on whose end the trellis panels sat and reset the two railway sleepers that sit below the trellis as it's a slightly raised bed.   Transferred plants form 2 hanging baskets to window boxes so they can have more space and shelter should winter arrive; planted out 30 orange pansies I had intended to put in the window boxes before I changed my mind.

Next job is to replace the trellis and then do the next ones - lots of them following a very windy year and they are about 15 yrs old now so not unexpected.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 15:16

I'm being good and cleaning house so I can garden tomorrow.  Newly retired OH has been out there though and has turned a compost heap so he can dump a large bucketful on each of our 8 rhubarb crowns which are showing buds already and I will use the rest to mulch the roses in the front bed tomorrow - after we've replaced the two broken trellis panels and had a good weed.


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 12:42

Certain people on here, and on the old Beeb boards, have left several times after making announcements about behaviour/attitudes/standards deteriorating beyond the point of being bearable.  Since they come back and eventually do it again I have to assume it's an ego trip to see how many people beg them to return.

I think the trick, if serious about leaving for whatever reason, is simply to slip away and say nothing.

If someone causes offence here there is the option to ignore them - very useful for the more delicate flowers and those who simply prefer the common courtesies to be observed by other posers.

Sorry for getting my Jo's mixed up.  I can quite understand Jo47 being offended and also understand those who wish to offer support.

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