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Posted: 08/10/2013 at 14:30

Wasn't expensive MrsG.  Nice neat little thing which will be just the right size for her.  Me thinks there was a method in my madness!!  Can't wait to taste the results.  Apparently, she makes lovely cookies and sponges. 

Mrs G,  you can either work yourself up and get angy with the laid back attitute and mess or just let them get on with it.  I was once told to stop and think 'how important is it'.  I never found it that important! Where the mess in the boys' room was concerned, I would, when in the mood, tackle it with black bags and put everything lying around in them and leave them to find whatever they wanted.  Anything not retrieved within a few days would go in the bin.  Daughter has always 'suffered' with OCD so wasn't a problem! 

Afraid my sun has disappeared.


Posted: 08/10/2013 at 12:51

Know how you feel MrsG and, no, can be of no help.  Did get my now 18 year old grandson one of those huge beanbags a couple of years ago so he could play his games in comfort!  He did want it  - wasn't my idea. Perhaps not a good idea for you. My problem was what to buy an 11 year old who, IMO, has far too much and seems to have everything.  Present from parents is a Blackberry.  No PAYG cheap phone for her!  Bloody rididculous. Made a decision that this year I was not going to be blackmailed into paying any more than £50 and that's what I have done.  Bought her a small food mixer as she's very keen on cake making. Hope I reap the benefits of this!

I have to confess I watch lots of TV - not daytime but evening. I am also one of those awful mothers/grandmothers that allowed my kids to watch TV and play game consoles when and for as long as they liked.  If, once they got to being teenagers, they didn't do homework, it was their problem, not mine. I could not get myself worked up at their tardiness.  Believe it or not, they have not suffered.

Have just come in having moved several plants.  Started with just two and ended up doing 6.  Had to finish as I didn't want to wear myself out and it was very hot out there.  Best go and give them a bit of a water as ground getting quite dry again. 


Posted: 08/10/2013 at 10:22

Oh, yes.  Forgot about that!  Wonder what I will get?

I'm not technically minded Lily but is it anything to do with what you are using?  I am on a laptop.  Where's Blackest when you need him?  He's the whizz kid.


Posted: 08/10/2013 at 10:01

\Verdun and Lily, meant to add that I'm not getting that ad, fortunately.


Posted: 08/10/2013 at 09:59

Morning all.  Had alarm set for 8 as it is granddaughter's birthday and I always phone and sing HB to her - and everyone else.  I bet they sit rolling their eyes and grimacing.

Don't like the sound of that weather forecast.  Best make the most of today then.  Birthday party later with cakes and all that jazz.

Think I must spend more time than that David but am I bovered?  No. More interested in who funded the statistic gatherers.

Nut, I am a couch potato for about 6 months of the year and don't find it worrying at all. Feel I deserve to do what I like and not feel guilty about not doing anything.  It''s 'being good to yourself'. 


Posted: 07/10/2013 at 10:31

Morning anyone? Very quiet this morning. Need more retirees.  Like you Gilly, on my last day, having worried about the financial side of things, I heaved a huge sigh of relief as I walked out of work for the last time.  Been wonderful to have all day doing just what I want and as for the money bit, I get by. Especially good on those cold, wet, windy mornings!

Woody, I would love to see pics of your alpines as I have never had much luck in keeping them alive or even faring well.

Have to pop down the road to the little Tescos today to pick up two pressies for Granddaughter's 11th birthday tomorrow.  Might pop in to see baby granddaughter if they are there.  If not, will carry on clearing up outside, weather permitting.  Sunshine at moment so hopefully it continues.

Must get moving.


Posted: 06/10/2013 at 14:59

Andy, you made a lovely job of that!!  Very impressed. I only ever manage to kill houseplants off.

Well, I didn't manage to move the shrub as I found out the roots were under those of the Eucalyptus tree.  Thought they were a bit large!  So have cut it down and will also cut the one in front of it to give it room to spread.  Rose moving noted FG.  Stupidly decided to move the pond's black box as a certain someone (OH) cut the cable to the UV light really short.  Ended up in a right pickle and had to enlist the aid of son, who had a go at me and I cried.  What a wimp.  Think he regretted doing so and told me not to cook dinner but to rest.  Am doing both.

It's beautiful here today and if, as it says at the top of this page, it's 18 degrees, then I am definitely only 27. Mind you, feel like 107at the moment after my hard labour earlier. Sounds like I gave birth doesn't it.

Right, 'to infinity and beyond'. (Think the sun's got to me).


Posted: 06/10/2013 at 10:16

Morning everyone.  Lovely morning - at last.  Promised sunshine didn't materialise until really late yesterday.

Hi Kef. Good to 'see' you.

Was beginning to feel guilty about how little I am doing then remembered the 19 bags of rubble I produced earlier in the year, when the weather was hot, hot, hot, whilst clearing and levelling the back of the garden, so feeling exhonorated now. Am going to try and move a well established plant today as it is squashed between my Eucalyptus tree and another large shrub.  Only has room to grow upwards! Would also like to move a lovely rose which is still blooming but not sure whether this would be wise. Would rather leave it than kill it off. 

I am actually going to cook today!  Last time was 17 September when I invited daughter for a meal as it was her birthday.  Wonder if I can remember how to work the cooker? I know I will regret it as I will get impatient and probably won't enjoy it when it's done.  Give me a sarnie any day.

Weetabix beckons. Enjoy your day everyone.




Posted: 05/10/2013 at 14:41

Pam, that's not what I call a pond!  It's humongous! Hope you manage to sort it out soon. Did have a swim in mine once - unintentionally.

Bristol's too far for me too Lily. Did think though that perhaps I would contact the local recycling dept at Council and see if they can come up with something. If not, sorry, but they will gradually go in the bin!  Shush - don't tell anyone will you.

A very sensible one Panda.  One must keep up appearances. My nails are very important to me and I always wear gardening gloves, even though I don't like them.  Have to get my priorities right.

Cleaned the pond, removed the plants around the edge which the fish seem to have taken a liking to and have totally destroyed. Now have 2 grandchildren here.  One is sitting next to me eating crisps and it sounds like a cement mixer going. 

Now for lunch.


Posted: 05/10/2013 at 10:30

Think that perhaps should have read 'at the rear'. No edit button so can't alter.

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