Topbird


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Posted: 27/11/2017 at 17:02

Afternoon - office day this morning, visitors at 2pm then we're off out for a burger and on to a (blues) concert tonight. Another busy day. Need to send OH back to work so I can have a rest


Sounds like PP had an exciting weekend


Thoughts are with you and your daughter Hazel.


Pauline - hope today's gone well - by the time you read this you'll be down to just 4 left


Need more tea then we're off out. SYL.


Edited to add: Posts crossed Pauline - slightly spooky that!


Lovely photo Lants.

Last edited: 27 November 2017 17:04:14

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Posted: 24/11/2017 at 16:12

Afternoon 


Cats and toilets and baths and taps - all of mine have loved them all - and fallen in a few of them.


As for chewing things... when my Harry was a wee young scamp he would chew any and every piece of cardboard lying around - and was even known to have a go at the furniture. His first Christmas he chewed the corners off 2 new books (presents) on Christmas Day in the 30 minutes our backs were turned - little devil. (Love him - miss him💕)


Keep going with BG Chey - they have been in my top 3 of least favoured companies for longer than I care to remember. (BT and Talk Talk are the other 2 if you're asking - gggrrr - getting worked up thinking about them...)


We've been to town today. There is a HUGE Christmas Market / Fair on over 5 days. We were not going to the market and thought we'd be early enough to beat the worst of the traffic (the market doesn't really kick off till lunchtime) and that today was better than going tomorrow. What a joke - the town was in gridlock. 


However, we managed to get everything done we needed to - and it was nice to see the town so busy and bustling with happy people as we wandered round a few of the foodie stalls.


It was strange though.  The market is a really big affair and attracts visitors from all over the country and near continent. In light of 'recent events' the police were taking no risks - huge steel blocks across the roads leading to the main market, armed police wandering around with highly visible weapons - all in our little market town - gave me the shivers.


Time for tea - then on with some paperwork.

Last edited: 24 November 2017 16:14:14

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Posted: 23/11/2017 at 20:18

MU -  - do you not usually keep your clothes on when the geetar boys arrive?? 


Oh - I see - you meant in the shower - phew - lots of images were in my head about what goes on at these geetar nights 


Good to hear about the fans - I have seen them in showrooms but I didnt know anybody who used them - will give them another look now


Another day crossed off the list Pauline - not many to go now.


Hope you get the heating sorted Rubee

Last edited: 23 November 2017 20:21:19

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Posted: 23/11/2017 at 18:39

Beautiful sky Joyce


Just lit the log burner - the temperature has been dropping through the day and it really feels quite chilly now.


Did a bit of scurryfunging myself this morning Lants - for about half an hour before the hairdresser turned up.

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Posted: 23/11/2017 at 17:17
Ladybird4 says:

Gosh T'Bird - that is some serious hard soil!


See original post

 My back would agree with you! - but the beds where I've dug, dug and re-dug (and incorporated copious amounts of compost) are now really nice to work

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Posted: 23/11/2017 at 17:02

Evening  - a day of haircuts and online shopping today - very boring after yesterday.


Sunny - Lovely idea to buy a rose for today - I hope it flourishes and will be a focus for happy memories for you. Another vote here for your second choice in seating. We have 2 x 2.5 seater sofas and find you can easily squeeze a third bum on if necessary. 


Rubee - that's a fine piece of work by your OH - I'd love to be able to do something like that.


MU - 10 moggies! bliss! - has it stopped snowing yet?


For all those affected by heavy rain / rising water - I hope you stay safe and well.


The soil here is still very dry. The landscapers had to keep watering the areas where they were digging out post holes because the clay soil was so hard and dry they couldn't dig it. Even the pick axes and crowbars were not making much impact.  - what a difference a few miles makes in this country.

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Posted: 22/11/2017 at 18:46

We're back - Faberge exhibition was fabulous - as is that peacock Joyce - what a spectacle. Somewhere else for the "Places to Go" list.


The exhibition was very good with some stunning enamelled cigarette cases and photo frames and one, exquisite large egg. It was the 1901 'Basket of Flowers'. Lots of diamonds on the basket handle, beautiful enamelling and incredibly realistic & detailed flowers - the tiny ears on the quaking grass moved every time someone walked past. Spent ages just gazing at it.


Much of the exhibition was on loan from Her Majesty and a major section was the collection of miniature animals which were commissioned by Edward VII & Queen Alexandra. The animals were modelled on those kept on the Sandringham estate and the Faberge modellers set up a workshop on the estate.


There were dogs, horses, pigs, fowl, poultry - the whole menagerie - all beautifully worked in semi-precious stones and showing exquisite detailing. I'm not very fond of snails - but I'd quite like the Faberge one


Also had an excellent lunch in the cafe - all in all a grand day out.


Off for a look round now to see what you've all been up to...

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Posted: 22/11/2017 at 07:56

You should try not looking in for a week PP - whole episodes of Rezzers pass...


Morning everyone😊 Quick cupof tea in bed then need to crack on with our day out - looking forward to it!

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Posted: 21/11/2017 at 22:56

Night everyone - it’s been lovely catching up with the chat again


Off to the Sainsbury Centre at the UEA, Norwich tomorrow to see an exhibition of Russian arts. There should be some fabulous Faberge on display 

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Posted: 21/11/2017 at 17:34

'Landscaping' is finished MU. Two new fences - one of which will double as a trellis for climbers and some bits of paving. Nothing exciting but it's tidied up a corner of the garden no end

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