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Resurrected Seventeen

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 09:45

Morning all - going to be a hot one again

Lovely to 'see' you Joyce - small steps

I found talking books to be helpful during long, sleepless nights - they are usually free to download from your local library. It's strangely relaxing having somebody read to you & requires much less than concentration than trying to read a book yourself. Comforting to have another voice in the room too. I worked my way through Jane Austen a couple of years ago. Just a thought if the long nights start to become an added strain

I'm off to W'rose soon - apparently partners are tasting chocolate today. Will try to convince them I'm such a good customer I must be a partner...

Might cut the grass later, although it's not really grown much in the last week - been too hot and dry. Will definitely be watching / listening to some ball bashing and grunting later.

Have a good one ladies.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 08:51

I'm such a slow typist - you put the pics on while I was posting AR.

Kittens are absolurely gorgeous - full of mischief faces

I spend so much at W'rose I must be a partner. I shall ask to be included in the tasting when I'm there later

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 08:46

Morning all - feels like another warm one in the offing. We didn't get the storms either Dove - a few rumbles and about 5 minutes of heavy rain. With all the heat my garden is in need of watering - again. You had too much - we didn't get enough - we're only 50 miles apart - you'd think they could spread it out a bit

-8C sounds a tad chilly Pat. Canberra based Sis in law is here for a holiday at the moment. Think she will be pleased to be missing those temps. 

Enjoy your meal and the concert Chicky - sounds like a good weekend. We have no plans but OH is home so we may get out somewhere.

Kittens!! AR - definitely need some photos!! - it's a new Forum regulation to bring photos when you get a new kitten or puppy

Resurrected Seventeen

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 10:42

Wee Harry is doing very well thank you M-U.

By rights he should have been in the big hunting ground in the sky several weeks ago - but he's enjoying getting washed and brushed and fussed and the lovely summer we're having (sorry - I know you're not) so he's decided to hang around for a bit. 

And very pleased we are to have him too

Your cats all sound to be real characters!

Resurrected Seventeen

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 10:19

Cat breakfast time - 10am - how on earth do you get away with that at this time of year M-U?

Every cat I've ever had has thought breakfast time was approximately 30 mins after sunrise. At this time of year that is ridiculously early

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 09:42

I'm so sorry that I won't be able to join you on Monday.

Have been hanging on and hanging on to see if circumstances changed to allow me to come but they haven't. Some of you know that I have a poorly cat and I (or OH - but he's away for work) need to be around for medication / feeding regimes.

By rights Harry (the cat - not OH) should no longer be with us but (thankfully) he is. However, I can't really leave him for longer than about 8 hours which doesn't allow enough time to get to (and look round) Kew.

Maybe next time? Did somebody mention the Chelsea Physic garden? - have been meaning to go there for yonks & never got round to it. Would love to go there next year.

Hope you all have a wonderful time on Monday - photos please

Autumn Raspberries Fruiting In June/July

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 08:36

I've been picking 'Autumn' fruiting Polka raspberries for the last 4 weeks - not many at a time - just enough to add to a bowl of cereal or ice cream. They're very early this year.

Resurrected Seventeen

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 08:19

Morning - quite warm already - will be hot later (sorry Pansy)

I may take it a bit easier today. Some clearing up to do then either a SM trip or coffee with a friend -  depending when she's free - then book and lollies in the shade. May do some dead heading. All plans can change if the Yellow Weather Warning materialises & we have thunderstorms.

Hope everything goes smoothly today Joyce - you're in our thoughts

Resurrected Seventeen

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 17:45

Tennis - WHY ????? M-U 

'cos it's great - that's why! You can come and watch my fence planks drying if you want

Nice that we can all like different things but still be friends isn't it?

Your story about that car driver is unbelievable. If the dog had jumped out & been run over no doubt it would have been the other driver's fault. Some people want locking up.

Edited to add - oops you snuck another  post in there. Nice pics!

Last edited: 05 July 2017 17:50:28

Look like a Dandelion but....

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 16:34

Maybe ragwort? Have a look online.

If it is - be aware it is poisonous for cattle and horses if there are any grazing in the vicinity.

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