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Things I don't get

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 20:48

Fairygirl, I would certainly describe that as Art, it displays skill and technique. What I find difficult to understand is how a 'pile of bricks ' and such like is described as Art.

Things I don't get

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 19:40

Philippa, I think you may be right some of my dogs deposits are similar to a lot of Modern Art that I've seen๐Ÿ˜.

On that note, my better half and I went to Wisley today, they have a Sculpture trail at the moment. Some of the sculpture was fantastic but the ones " I didn't get" were the piles of twisted metal, I know it works for some people but a simple minded soul like me needs Art to look like something.

Things I don't get

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:17

I don't get dog owners who take the trouble to pick up their pooches 'deposits' then hang it in a bag on a tree, must be the same people who do it with bags of rubbish! Do these people think there are specially trained carrier pigeons who come along and clean up after them.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:02

Onions and shallots have now dried off nicely so they've been hung in the garage for storage.

Picked the last of the first sowing of sweetcorn, they've done really well, average 2 cobs per plant ๐Ÿ˜Š. Still picking shed loads of beans, freezer is full, luckily we have found someone with a large family who is happy to take our surplus. 

Courgettes doing well, one plant that is growing on the manure heap is going bonkers, it's growing through the brambles and halfway across the allotment.

Time to start preparing beds for next year but the ground is like concrete at the moment so might wait for a bit of rain.

Things I don't get

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 16:36

4 wheel drive cars, fine if you're a farmer or mountain rescue, completely stupid if you live in the city or suburbs. 

We have so many Chelsea tractors in this part of Kent, they're so paranoid about scratching their vehicle they take up all the road on our narrow country roads which in turn means you have to drive in the hedge๐Ÿ˜ฃ. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 17:59

Yay๐Ÿ˜Š, the sweetcorn is ready! Had the first tonight, from picking to the plate in 30 mins, so sweet. 

I tried green manures on my raised beds last year, the verdict is still out, think I'll stick with manure and garden compost to be honest as the bed I treated just with manure did so much better this year. Probably doing it wrong but as I can get good loads of manure pretty cheap I won't fix what ain't broken๐Ÿ˜‰.

Loads of beans at the moment and toms are ripening well.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 20:17

Hope everyone's had a nice weekend, lots of watering to do, the ground is very dry, huge cracks are forming in the clay.

Put the Onions in the greenhouse to finish drying. Picked a bucket of French and runner beans and loads of courgettes.

Sweetcorn is nearly ready, really looking forward to them. 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 13:26
Doghouse Riley says:

It made me smile when the USA women's football team crashed out on penalties to Sweden in the quarter-finals.

They've "owned" this trophy and there was a demonstration of bad sports-womanship by their goalkeeper Hope Solo, when she needed to save the sixth kick in te penalty-shoot out. She delayed the proceedings by requesting a new pair of gloves and the referee let her! There was nothing wrong with the ones she'd played in for 120 minutes, it was sheer gamesmanship. Fortunately she only needed them to pick the ball out of the back of the net.

I've watched most on my recordings. The athletics were poorly supported by spectators, but the sprint starts where the competitors are close to the stand were constantly interrupted  by unnecessary noise.

They should have been using the "shuuuushhh," feature on the public address, that has been so successful before  the starts at other big meets.

Always fast forward through the unnecessary "How did you feel?" interviews by Phil Jones, the moment an athlete steps of the track and they're still gasping for air.

Enjoyed the  Adcocks in the badminton, not always easy when the competitors are married to each other.

I hope Jess can do it today. Katarina  really let herself down. It showed that she hasn't devoted enough time practising her weakest event. Increasing power is the hardest part and no one can be blamed for not being as strong as other athletes, but to get the technique wrong is a different matter.

Still looking forward to see Laura Trott, such an incredible power to weight ration  a fantastic competitive brain every time she competes in the elimination races. I hope she does it over Sarah Hammer in the Omnium again.

Andy Murray, is he trying to wind us up each time?

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 I'm intrigued to know how you can be so certain that KJT hadn't done enough practice, or for that matter Steve Backley either, only KJT and her coach will know that, there are any number of reasons for her struggling in that discipline. 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:30

It's so easy to be an ' armchair critic'๐Ÿ˜•, anyone who puts themselves through the effort needed to be an Olympic competitor gets my total respect.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 12:56

Top job garden girl๐Ÿ˜Š. Don't think I've ever grown anything worthy of a show bench. I'd be terrible at timing things too.

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