Posted: 30/06/2017 at 17:31
Pdoc - I can see your point but it's a daft comparison given that local councils and housing authorities don't have a budget for military hardware. There are far too may tower blocks with the same problem in areas run by councils across the political spectrum. 137 blocks failed in 41 areas and more to be tested and then, presumably, they'll start on schools and hospitals........
We have been out for BIL's birthday lunch - lots of rain at La Tranche-sur-Mer and a few hardy souls in wet suits windsurfing, presumably practising for this coming week's festival. However, before we went I did manage to get out and plant 43 sweetcorn babies (teenagers) and my squashes and courgettes ready to be rained in tho I did get the hosepipes out to soak them in. Thought I'd plant the cabbages and maybe the toms this pm but blow me if we're not having showers again. Very nice indeed but I've had to change into jeans and a long sleeved t-shirt.
Might put a jacket on and plant anyway as we're off out tomorrow and again on Sunday and on Monday I may abandon them all and drive up to Belgium for a funeral on Tuesday. One of my first friends made in Belgium has lost her husband to a brain tumour. Their youngest daughter is Possum's godmum.
Clari - H&S big topic right now. Go for it.
DD - carry on but do make sure you get some sleep or you'll burn out before you've started. Did you get the recipes OK?
Dove - Having spent months on a sofa with sequential feet ops I know the frustration but it is possible if you arm yourself with DVD's, recordings, knitting, embroidery and a well charged Kindle.