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Posted: 12/10/2017 at 19:32


Pauline - when you get the chance to look in - my very best wishes to you and all the positive vibes I can muster. Hope everything goes to plan - let's get that horrid stuff well and truly zapped. Hope to see you soon.

MU - I love those 1960's kitchen sink dramas. Think my favourite is 'A Kind of Loving' but I've probably watched that and the others you mentioned about 30 times each. Great stuff - enjoy - you deserve it after the leaf clearing

I had my hair cut today as well. Must be something in the water - my fringe is now about a quarter of an inch too short. To me it looks really pants. Was planning on doing a photo on Saturday to apply for a new passport. Might wait a week or so for the hair to grow... (OH won't understand that AT ALL!!)

Windscreen has been fixed and some rather nice garden obelisks have turned up. It's my birthday in a few days time and obelisks were what I asked for (OH doesn't understand that either..... he doesn't need to - he just needs to get his wallet out)

I shall also be on the hunt for roses and clematis in the near future.

SGL - I have Gertrude Jekyll growing in partial shade. She does ok there and has a rich pink colour and delicious scent. I think it's a good rose for an obelisk because it won't grow too tall (maybe about 5' or so). Would look nice with a rich violet clematis.

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Posted: 11/10/2017 at 13:35

You're right F'edge - it's windy as heck out there.

Have just put some items on the line - used extra pegs - 'spect they will either be dry by the time I've eaten lunch or 'somewhere down the road'.

Have ticked hardly anything off today's 'to do' list -  but I seem to have done lots of other jobs instead. All jobs which I normally put off doing but today the urge was with me - so best to go with it.

Ooops - window cleaner is here - thought they were looking a tad cloudy!

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Posted: 11/10/2017 at 09:01

Morning everyone

Good to hear your daughter is feeling a bit better Joyce.

Lovely pics MU. I might copy the pumpkin / flower vase idea - your's looks very jolly. Is that your garden in the leafy pics? Lots of leaf mould to be made there!

My driveway is looking very autumnal at the moment as the huge ash tree is now shedding it's leaves. I don't mind that one - looks pretty - leaves make good mould. The equally large copper beech loses leaves later - they tend to just look dark and messy and take much longer to break down.

Sunny & dry today - grass may get cut later. Weather forecast for here is sunny and low 20's at the weekend. Think I'll retrieve the garden chairs from the garage....

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Posted: 09/10/2017 at 22:18

Night MU.

OH is Yorkshire born & bred (Castleford) and we seem to have a lot of white rose symbols dotted around the house. He even gave me a white rose brooch when we were courting to make me an honorary Yorkshire lass

Off to bed soon - see you tomorrow.

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Posted: 09/10/2017 at 21:16

Loved that programme of the archaeological dig when they found the remains of Richard III - certain aspects were vaguely spooky.

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Posted: 09/10/2017 at 16:30

Sounds just like my cleaner / gardener / laundry woman Kitty

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Posted: 09/10/2017 at 15:49

Naughty TP 

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Posted: 09/10/2017 at 15:37

Windscreen being replaced Thursday afternoon  - hopefully I will still be able to use the car between now and then. Don't see why not - if it could get from NW Wales to Suffolk it ought to make the 10 miles to the supermarket and back

You have a great cleaner there Joyce. I've never employed a cleaner but friends who have usually had a list of things they wouldn't do - ir***ng, windows, heights, outdoor stuff to name a few.

Good luck with BG Hazel. I assume you mean Brit*** G*s. They are up there with BT for my 2 most disliked companies for customer service - absolute rubbish the pair of them - couldn't organise a proverbial in a brewery. Nobody would turn up on time or at the right place - and the invites would be sent to everybody's previous address..... 

Heads up for MU if she's looking in - Tues 8pm - BBC 4 - The Real White Queen & Her Rivals (with Phillippa Gregory). Could be a repeat but I certainly didn't watch it first time round so will give it a go.

Anybody else watching The Last Post? Something tells me it might be a load of tosh - but I'm enjoying it so far.

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Posted: 09/10/2017 at 13:22

Afternoon - at the office this morning and I now have quite a few jobs to sort out at home this afternoon - so a busy day. I will get around to planting some bulbs and clearing some leaves - but not today. Forecast is dry all week and getting warmer at the end so might leave it a day or two.

One of the jobs is to get the windscreen fixed on the 'big' car. Noticed a small crack at the bottom of the screen (which began 'creeping' each day) middle of last week. When I looked more closely on Saturday it's actually a crack starting from the edge (probably from a stone impact) and which is now about 8" long. Ooops! - guess we were lucky it didn't just fail completely on the way home on Saturday.

Rang insurers yesterday, windscreen company to phone me today. Asked for it to be after 1pm as I wouldn't be able to talk this morning - they rang at 10am Now I'm going to have to chase them & hope I've got the correct phone number - makes me spit!!

Sounds like Kitty had a nice trip away - it's lovely to go off gadding! and Hazel had a nice visit from 23 & family.

Don't envy Pauline her hospital visits this week - hope they go ok and are not too uncomfortable.

Has MU not been on today? I think I lost track of whether she sustained any more land loss to the river - I know the height of the river was a concern before I went away.

Time for lunch now, then time to hit the phones - wish me luck!

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Posted: 08/10/2017 at 13:18

Hello all - we're back! 

Had a great time in Welsh Wales. The weather wasn't nearly as bad as we thought it might be and we had a couple of really lovely sunny days. The scenery was incredible and we particularly liked Anglesey where there are lots of white sand beaches and turquoise water.

Garden is now looking rather autumnal and I think I'll be on leaf clearing duties soon. The moles also appear to have been busy doing whatever moles do in autumn - lots of mole hills to remove before I cut the grass.

Haven't really had a chance to read back although I see that Hazel's daughter has had a bit of a 'do'. You must be constantly worrying about her Hazel - I do hope the medics can come back with a diagnosis and suggestions for treatment soon. Best wishes to both you and her.

Hope things are going ok for Pauline too - we're with you spirit over the next few weeks

Time to put another load in the washing machine and sort out lunch.

See you all later 

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