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Posted: 31/10/2015 at 17:12


Afternoon all. Glorious day here - more leaves collected & stashed & isn't it lovely to be able to pick a bunch of flowers at this time of year?


RB - those pies look yummy - we're on chicken, bacon & leek casserole tonight.

Panda - OH might be a little suprised when he gets home.

Arne Dahl tonight - worth opening the vino for.








Posted: 30/10/2015 at 14:11

... and ice lollies - Fab, Zoom, Mivis - takes me back 


Posted: 30/10/2015 at 10:23

Morning All

Damp, drizzly morning today. Lots more leaves down in the breeze yesterday but have zero motivation to clear them up today . Feels more like an indoor day today.

Good news for Mr & Mrs Chicky - it all sounds very positive so hope all goes well with the next stage of his treatment.

They are really keeping you hanging around Hosta - I do hope something gets sorted out for you. Meantime enjoy planning your hols.

Hope the rest of you all have a lovely Friday 

Fireplace Ash

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 09:48

I also add mine to the compost bin but only in very thin layers because it can form a thick alkaline pan or sticky layer of compacted ash which doesn't rot down. (Been there - done that..

Best kept in a covered bucket next to the bin and sprinkle in a couple of shovel fulls each time you add material to the compost bin.

North/South/East/West facing decking

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:01

I'm about to have the paving along the north wall of our house replaced with shingle. It gets slick with algae / mud from about now until May & is treacherously slippery. Even worse if we have snow or a frost because it gets no sun at all to defrost it. Decking would be the same & probably more difficult to clean off.

I'm not a "breakfast outside" person but I do like a G&T in the evening sun - so definitely west / south west for me 


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 09:49

Quick Good Morning / Evening to everybody.

So sorry to hear about your cat Bushman - they really are part of our family aren't they? So much pleasure and companionship - so much pain when they leave. Hugs.

Very best wishes to Mr Chicky and Hosta - hope all goes well for both of you.

P'Doc - 2 cases of wine ordered before I've had me porridge... Well done you - like your style 


Posted: 28/10/2015 at 10:29

Nice car Hosta - we rented one of those in Italy when we were driving round the mountains - very, very nice indeed.... Go on - you only live once 


Posted: 28/10/2015 at 09:37
Morning / evening all
Chicky - So sorry to hear about your OH. I know a few people who have had stents & bypasses & they are all living happy & full lives now. A very worrying time for you at the moment though - hope all goes well. x
Hope the car gets sorted soon Dove & is not too expensive. OH has had a Mazda MX5 for the last 2 cars (I think that's what Winter has too) & has found them excellent value cars (more smiles per mile as they say) & lots of fun.
DD - Kids! 'nuff said
Clari - At 'em girl!
Pat - Hope dinner was good. Nice idea to read the magazines 6 mths behind to get the season relevant info for you.
Everyone else - hope you have a good day.
Had a good day yesterday clearing up leaves & cutting the grass although it was very wet with dew - never really dries out in my north facing garden for the next 6 months. Now have 2 one tonne buiders sacks full of wet leaf & grass cutting mix which should have rotted down enough by April to start adding in layers to the compost bin.
Today it is tiddling down so will be doing a bit of cooking, ironing (I like ironing with something nice on the radio or TV - find it quite therapeutic - sorry to let the side down!) and maybe some h/wrk (boring).
SYL folks.


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 20:54
Sorry Pat - bit carried away with thoughts of cake there - good morning to you - glad you had an undisturbed night


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 20:52
Yes Jo - raspberries in lemon drizzle - with a scoop of really good vanilla ice cream on the side - yummity yum yum yum

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