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Posted: 28/10/2014 at 05:58

We purchased a lawnflite ride on.  The battery went after  18 months of very light use. We were told that it was our fault for not turning over the engine on a weekly basis throughout the winter.  Funny that I didn't recall the salesman telling me about this when I purchased it!


Animal monitoring device

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 08:28


Before the darkness

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 08:20

which one is you Forester2?


bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 08:14

What about asking your neighbour if he would like to share that part of the plot? If it's neglected he may appreciate the help.

Theres just so much in life to get angry and upset about - just watching the news is mega depressing. Not worth you getting upset in a place you clearly get enjoyment from. Think of it as free exercise and if you can, have a chuckle about the ridiculousness of the way some stuff happens..... and if you really want a giggle let me know. My other half has just purchased the most horrendous cycling outfit! It's like a skin tight adult romper suit. I could try and sneak a photo for you!!


Before the darkness

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 07:57

I'd completely forgotten about the clocks! Thanks for the reminder. Yum yum to an extra hour. It's a beautiful fresh morning. I love this time of year. Lots of tidying and beautiful natural scenery. I'm with Lily Pily - love having the log fire on. Can't wait to start battening down the hatches and get cosy.

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 05:39

I think everyone on here is tip top. 

daniel h - patience of a saint. Likes carl pilkington. probably drives a golf or an Audi a3. probably a very good cyclist. 

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 23:01

I reckon;

victoria sponge - gentle and willowy. Likes Kate Bush. Good at history.

happy Marion - really smiley. Ahead of her time. Strong but gentle lady. Really clever.

verdun - likes crusty bread with lots of butter. Good at crosswords. Drives a sensible car but secretly dreams of an open top Porsche with don MacLaine on the stereo.

david k - would never wear trainers. Very tidy. Good at whistling.

star gaze lily - good memory. Would always send a birthday card on time. Owns a long flowy white skirt. 

Dove - favourite colour is navy. Likes retro furniture. Has a secret dance whilst singing into a hair brush when home alone. 

Nut - likes a good strong cup of tea. Appreciates good manners. Reads a lot.

Beaus mum - quite saucy. Likes a dirty joke. Has lovely manicured finger nails. Good singing voice.

lesleyK - great attention to detail. Good at wrapping presents. Likes a nice big Christmas tree.

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 11:09

Lovely photo of the lane David k. 


Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 08:55

Glad you're in tact LesleyK!


What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 08:50

What a fab thread! I'll definitely have a go at some if these. My favourites include the Derek Tangye series about his and his wife's life changing move to Minack.  The writing style is very simple, but the descriptives are wonderful and something I relate to when I'm dreaming of giving up work in hectic London.  

I also LOVE A Year In Christines Garden By. Christine Walkden. Oh, and Toast by Nigel Slater is brill too. 

As a child I really liked All About My Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Edwards. 

A special book for me is Escape from Sobibor by Richard Rashke. My grandad was a prisoner of war in Japan and he never talked about his horrific experiences, but he deep keep this one book as he related to it. Makes me feel very proud of him and greatful he came home. 

Discussions started by Tootles

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Getcha long johns out! 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 19:27

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Dry and twiggy... 
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Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 19:33

Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

What to do next and what to expect... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:03

What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

in the greenhouse... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:07

What is this cute little beauty please?

Love this plant... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 09:04

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Much pricier than I thought.... 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 20:33

I've just grown this in my oven...

Anyone for a slice? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2014 at 10:20

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Has Gonzalo visited? 
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Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 14:22

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

But how far do I need to stick it in (oooh matron!)... 
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Last Post: 29/09/2014 at 18:02

Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 22:48

When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Which ones need protecting? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 09:54

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 11:31

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 09:09

Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Last Post: 18/09/2014 at 14:03

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

So much help! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 13:55
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