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Posted: 04/08/2016 at 18:38

Glad to hear you're having a nice time Hosta - I loved the Van Gogh museum too - some very vibrant paintings - mesmerising..... as was the Sex Museum - fascinating, voyeuristic, eye watering, tacky and funny in almost equal measure.

Will you be going for a Rijsttafel while you're there? - yummity yum yum 

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Posted: 04/08/2016 at 09:05

Morning - another bright and breezy day here. 

Congratulations to WW & hub - hope you have a lovely day. Hope the work thing gets sorted out soon - it's pants when you're unhappy at work.

Nice to see you DD. Not long now till the end of the summer. Is OH still planning on running the B&B when you've gone? From what you've said in the past about his social skills with the guests etc I think he will be in for a rude awakening 

OH coming home this pm so best have a bit of a dust and vac and have a think about a proper dinner. (a fish finger buttie doesn't count apparently)

Last edited: 04 August 2016 09:08:26


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:55

I still eat Maltesers because they are the lighter way to eat chocolate and have a less fattening centre 


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:17

A finger of fudge was definitely preferable to Spangles and Opal Fruits (made to make your mouth water..)


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 11:04
plant pauper says:

I went to town yesterday and it was pouring. Everyone was in hats and coats except me. It wasn't cold. Why would you wear a coat when it's not cold? I looked like a tourist! 

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 Ditto PP.

Went to the SM late morning - everyone else seemed to be donning full waterproofs to walk from the car to the shop. It was wet but it was warm - not unlike a rather good spa session involving sauna and steam room 

I was tough - no coat - no umbrella - didn't dissolve 


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 09:18

Hi Pat - sorry to hear about your trip to A&E. Hope you feel better tomorrow 

Am looking forward to watching the Scottish walking programmes Fairy - I enjoy the scenery & OH sits there with the OS maps plotting future trips  (my knees only do very short walks but he wants to do some long ones involving tents & camping stoves when he retires).

On a similar note  - DOVE - we might enjoy a programme on BBC2 tonight at 6.30 - Blitz Cities. Tonight is about the WW2 air raids on Norwich.


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 08:06


Time for a cuppa (make that a mugga) in bed.

We had over 24 hours of rain yesterday. Not constant but more on than off and really nice gentle stuff too. Should have given everything a really good watering and softened the ground which was starting to resemble concrete in some places.

Hoping to do a little planting this morning then forecast to be hot so something more relaxing (or inside at least) for this afternoon.

Have a good one whatever you're up to 

Edit: Fairygirl & Joyce - I picked up that there was a series of The Adventure Show on at the moment so have been recording them to watch with OH - thanks for thinking of me 

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Posted: 02/08/2016 at 18:31

.. 'specially near the roses... 


Posted: 02/08/2016 at 11:40

Lots of plants in our local Wyevale were like that the other week Clari.

Beautiful David Austin roses - dried to a crisp with yellow leaves covered in black spot - not just one or two plants but the whole display. Reduced to £15 I think. 

I might have paid £1.50 and tried to rescue a couple - but £15 - no way. And I know those DA roses were lovely healthy specimens back in April... 

Not good is it? 


Posted: 02/08/2016 at 08:41

Morning all 

We had a decent amount of rain overnight (first for weeks) - which has perked things up no end.

Overcast and mizzly just now so an opportunity to get some things sorted inside before I go out and plant some ferns in a dry, shady patch & pop some rudbeckia in the gaps which opened up after some more enthusiastic pruning and cutting back yesterday.

(Oil) Boiler man is here doing the annual service at the moment. He commented on the slight fumey smell in the utility room as soon as he walked in. It's elusive and disappears when you've had a few sniffs or leave the door open and I've not been able to convince anyone there's a problem before. It's not CO or anything nasty - just not particularly nice to smell. Maybe he'll be able to sort it this time!

Huge hugs for BL. I had a year when it seemed that every month brought news of a friend, relative or close acquaintance either becoming seriously ill or dying. It was dreadful - relentless and exhausting. Trying to provide friendship & support for others more in need - all the time feeling like curling up and licking your own wounds for a while.

I hope you are also receiving some support right now BL. Get in touch if you need to talk 

Edit: I still love my Dyson - even if it is a beast to lug upstairs. Only vac I've ever owned which really shifted cat hairs off the carpet. And I quite like taking it apart every now and again - weird or what?

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