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Latest posts by Topbird

Even you hard hearts......

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 09:53

Simon Cowell - Wonky - what are you like? - I thought you had taste! 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 09:48

Wendy - that's really lovely. Your garden still looks so fresh compared to mine. What is the mid-blue flower on the LH of your third picture please? I could find a home for that colour..... 

.... and those purple flowers in the centre of the top picture please?

Wonky - your garden still looks great - especially considering it wasn't one just  a few weeks ago 

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 10:28
The clafoutis and tatin recipes both sound delicious - will definitely give both of them a try - thank you


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 10:13

PS - Hope your party goes well Liri - many congrats again 


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 10:12

I haven't had any problems at all with the site for monthss. Use an iMac and Safari and an iPad and Safari. Have adblock plus installed on iMac (can't install it on iPad - or I couldn't when I last tried). 

Have a good one everyone - sun has now put in an appearance - 25C this afternoon - lovely - swimming & ice cream for us 


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 08:33
Pat - OH has a Mac Book & he now prefers using the track pad to a mouse. Took him about 10 days to get used to it.
I prefer a wireless mouse and wireless keyboard. Each to his own.
I also use an iPad but find it a bit clunky to type out anything of any length.
Re dentists - yes, we were talking about the moron who killed Cecil & who deserves to be strung up by his unmentinables.
Re plane crash - a small jet crashed in Uk on Friday (?) killing all 4 on board. Turned out to be members of Osama Bin Laden's family & their pilot. Don't think there was anything suspect about it though.
Off to get the caravan ready for 2 nights away to enjoy the forecast mini heatwave - which is failing to materialise at the moment - rather grey & overcast


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 19:21
Must be time for a G&T then BL - and time for a sit back to look at all your hard work.


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 17:33

Have a good time Dove.

Liri - cake sounds yum - guess it's too late to suggest you consider chocolate cake with raspberry and cream filling? - like Black Forest Gateau but with raspberries instead of cherries. Only just thought of it - might have to make it myself to check it out 


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 17:23

PM me your address KEF & I'll stick them in the post  

(We are talking about the aphids aren't we - ain't sharing my ladybirds wiv anyone no ways )


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 17:18

WE cut the hedge the other day and I was trying to bag up / shred the cuttings. It took twice as long as usual because I had to keep shaking out the ladybirds. They are not as plentiful this year and they took a long while to arrive (suspect the long cold spring / early summer was to blame) but they are here now and enjoying a bumper feast of aphids on the roses etc.

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