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Posted: 27/10/2015 at 18:03

People who think a mobile phone is all they need, because they can call for help if they need it and are then surprised that there is no signal.

I once had a n argument with a girl I met on Blencathra [ in the Lakes ] who was only wearing trainers. It is a slate mountain, with quite a narrow ridge, that gets very slippy when wet. Needless to say she ignored me. [ to be fair most women have done that though!! ]

What bird of prey would attack a skein of geese?

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 17:44

I don't think a goose would be bothered  by anything smaller than an eagle.


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 17:41

Evening all.

Never did make it outside today, just kept finding excuses, ended up getting bored, but own fault I suppose.

DD, can I have a bit of lemon drizzle please.

Don't be too hard on OH, us men are sensitive souls! He is probably very scared about what has happened, but does not want to admit it.

I have had 2 personal experiences of Mountain Rescue. First time I was benighted in the Cairngorms in bad weather and met them walking in, as I was walking out the next morning. I bought them breakfast in Braemar.

Second time was much worse, had to call them out when a friend I was climbing with, was killed. Their support for me over the next few days was amazing.

Better start the dinner, see you later.


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 08:45

Morning all.

Thick fog here, just had a heron land on the lawn, obviously couldn't see the pond!

Lots to do outside, but I can feel a lot of excuses coming on.

Have a good day.


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 18:04

Very strange. A man just came to the door, asking to look round the house, as he was interested in buying it. I told him it was not for sale and he became a bit aggressive, until I told him to "go away".

Obviously he knew the house was not for sale: so was he "casing the joint", or was he something to do with the neighbours? Am I being paranoid?

Anyway, good excuse for a drink, to clam the nerves.

Lovely picture DD, Charlie looks like a lovely kid.


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 16:13

Afternoon all.

Lovely day here, although already getting very cold.

Managed a couple of hours outside, potting up various Salvias, which are not hardy here.

Loved your story Hosta, one of those stories that makes you go aaaah.


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 09:00

Morning all.

Very grey again, but lots needs doing outside, so must motivate myself.

It is funny how some people talk about putting the garden to bed for the winter, whilst I find October and November very busy.

Hope all the poorly people and animals feel better soon


Posted: 25/10/2015 at 13:47

Couple of hours pottering done. It's amazing how much better I feel, after just a short time outside, even when my list of things to do is twice as long as before I started.

Now sofa time, read the papers, followed by rugby, might even sneak in a beer.


Posted: 25/10/2015 at 11:48

morning all [ just ], but I have been up for hours, honest.

Heavy frost last night, but now quite sunny, still a 2 jumper day. I didn't used to mind the cold, but now I am like Hosta and looking forward to my winter sun..

Trying to motivate myself to do a bit of clearing, but so far got no further than opening the greenhouse.

Looking forward to the rugby, followed by a steak and kidney pie, with a butch bottle of red.

Have a good day all

Red Banana over wintering

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 11:41

Agree with Hosta, in a cupboard they are likely to start into growth, they need somewhere a bit cooler.

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