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Posted: 17/06/2017 at 21:18

Hmm - 9.15pm and it's still 26C. Think it might be a bit of a tossy turny sort of a night. Hope the cat doesn't snore as well (he will - and loudly )

OH has arrived safely in Yorkshire> IN-laws now live not too far from Selby M-U - but the family originally hail from Castleford - literally across the road from Spend, Spend, Spend Viv Nicholson, if you remember her

Edited to add: You snuck in there Pansy. I read that as Erotica bike ride - must be the heat

Last edited: 17 June 2017 21:21:12

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Posted: 17/06/2017 at 18:27

Phew! - it's HOT - 29.6C in the shade at the moment - definitely ice lolly weather.

It was a bit too hot for cycling round the village and visiting gardens - but I'm glad we made the effort. Saw some excellent planting but everybody was struggling with stuff going over etc because the soil is so dry (despite some rain recently) and we've had some rather windy weather. What a relief - thought it was me getting it all wrong again!

Some lovely quirky things to see too - tried to post a picture of my favourite but the gremlins won't let me so I'll save it and show you when the site is fixed (little tease)

OH has now departed for Yorkshire to go see his dad for Father's Day. We couldn't think of anything to buy him and I reckoned that (at 87) he'd much prefer a visit from his son than a tacky present. He's gone on his motorbike . I shall be worried sick about him for the next 3 hours.

Joyce - sorry to hear it's taking a while to sort things out for your OH - but nice that he recognised your daughter in spite of all that he's going through

Debs - I was only asking if you oiled Trevor's shell because it looked so lovely and shiny and I think they used to oil Freda's shell on Blue Peter. A bit of an internet searching suggests a shiny shell is a sign of a really healthy tortoise - but the jury is definitely out as to whether or not oiling the shell is a good idea. As you said - he's not a body builder and he looks well fit  on his current regime. I'm sure he'll let you know if he ever wants slathering in shell conditioner after his bath 

I'm going to flollolop in the shade now - too hot to eat just yet - may need to take something long and cool with me...

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Posted: 17/06/2017 at 11:08

I think the siamese might have been Jason M-U. Think that was in the Val S and Christopher P days - I'm getting bl$$dy old

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Posted: 17/06/2017 at 09:32

Trevor is a handsome little devil Debs! - what an absolutely gorgeous shell - do you oil it or something? My only knowledge of looking after tortoises comes from watching Blue Peter many moons ago. Was their tortoise called Freda or something like?

Morning Dove Not long now till we'll be "New ballsing" - can't wait. Are you missing your weekly tennis sessions? Maybe a bit hot for that at the moment though...

Ultimate Alphabet X

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 09:16

Roman numeral for ten - X

X-cruciating grin (from the X-plorer vaguely resembling Donald Trump)

... and those balloons might be floating in the (e)xosphere.....

Very tough this one ...

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Posted: 17/06/2017 at 08:52

Morning - it is gonna be El Scorchio here for the next few days.

Off to look round some village gardens this afternoon - should be lovely - it poured the last two times they held the event - no chance of that today.

Agree with M-U about Fever Tree - too strong a taste to put in anything but the cheapest, roughest gin. I do, however, like it as a soft drink on the alcohol-free days. Glad to hear it helps Pansy but sorry to hear you may have had an incorrect diagnosis. Sometimes your own instincts about treatments etc are the way to go.

Sounds like your OH had a good night Sunny - don't envy him his hangover - have a great weekend!

Breakfast outside now!

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Posted: 16/06/2017 at 19:11

Welcome back LB - glad you had a good time

Sorry to hear about OH Joyce - hopefully they can get him sorted out before too long. Good for you to know that he is being cared for by somebody who knows him.

I've been cutting stuff back in the garden - getting rather hot and bovvered. Think I might join M-U in some tonic tasting now...

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Posted: 15/06/2017 at 23:45

Nighty night all - sweet dreams

Weather lady has just said we might hit 32C here on Monday - I shall have to sleep naked with ice cubes...

Which plants would you relegate to the compost heap... for good?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 18:58

Oooh! Isn't it as well we don't all like (or dislike) the same things?

Many conifers and heathers for me.

.. and begonias and gladioli..

.. and anything with bright yellow flowers (don't even like the common daffodil) 

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Posted: 15/06/2017 at 16:13

Hot, hot, hot again - and now that darned wind has really picked up. Everything is getting very dried out again - will need to put the sprinklers on tomorrow (no point tonight when it's as windy as this). Forecast for up to 30C over the weekend - too hot for me

Sorry to hear about OH Joyce - especially after he seemed a bit perkier yesterday. Hope you're not getting too worn out with all the too-ing and fro-ing.

SGL and Hazel sound as though they've had a fun time and I'm sure Debs is enjoying the GW show. I went a few years ago and had a great time - although Hampton Court is still my favourite - might yet go this year if I can make it work with OH's work roster and looking after Harry.

It's our village Open Gardens on Saturday. I don't open mine but I do enjoy visiting other peoples. Two, in particular, are really quite special. I'm donating some plants to the plant stall so at the moment I'm labelling up and trying to cut out any slug / snail damage - there was none last week - now there is

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