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Posted: 10/07/2016 at 19:46

Well it seems like a good day for British sport today - Gordon Reid, Lewis Hamilton, Andy Murray and Heather Watson. Boom, boom, boom one after another. What a pity Wales was knocked out of the footie - perhaps we could have made it 5 in a row.

Maybe there is life after Brexit after all 


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 12:49

One down....

Well done to Gordon Reid in the men's wheelchair singles - let's hope it's the start of a good Brits day 

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Positive visualisation for the doc

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 12:33

Definitely BL 


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 11:44

Oh heck - it's absolutely pouring down now. 

Wonder if we'll have the top on or off at Wimbers? 


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 11:35

Great idea Dove - and some of us can stay awake after 9.30pm you know 

I have the other half of the curry I made on Thurs. Made half for Fri  in case the semis went on all night and half for today because today is supposed to be a rest day for me. So why am I half way through hwk - bed changed / washing on and all?? 


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 09:33

Morning - quite warm & close last night so a bit tossy-turny all night until it was nearly time to get up then fell into a deep sleep.  Hence the late start.

I really do think I should do some hwk this morning. Neighbour's silver birch has been shedding it's seeds which blow through our open windows and are all over a couple of window sills and floors - looks filthy - it's not really.

This pm will watch the start of the British GP (F1) and turn over at 2pm to watch the tennis. Will wear gloves to save my nails 

Hope you feel better soon Pat. 

Thoughts with Doc & DD and I hope Lily P's friend is makng progress.

I'm still feeling like Hosta's customer....

Positive visualisation for the doc

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 18:47

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Hope things take a turn for the better very soon P'doc 

Weed suppressing fabric

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 18:40

It also depends what you want it for. If it's for under a path or driveway you need to go for the heavier weight 100gsm. If it's for on a border with little or no foot traffic the lighter weight stuff will be ok. 

Make sure you order enough to allow for some overlaps between the widths / lengths.


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 18:34

Have a good time at Hidcote Yvie - I was there a couple of weeks ago when we were in the middle of that torrential downpours period - it was absolutely beautiful 

DD - there will probably be a few more days like this to come I'm afraid - but I'm sure you've done the right thing tonight. Enjoy dinner with Charlie & I hope work goes ok too. Don't forget to give yourself a breather now and again 

Wonky I'm sure MIL really appreciates your hard work. If the plants you've given her are half as nice as the ones you gave me, her garden will be a riot of colour in no time!

Hello Flumpy


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 14:45

Runny - I hate almost anything ostentatious / over the top etc etc - to me it's just a glorified form of showing off. Your friend's daughters sound like brats who just wanted a big show for them - nothing whatever to do with their mother.

Some people thought we were awful because we had no hymns or readings at my dad's funeral and there were very few words said at all. It was a very short 'service'. Not because we didn't care but because that's what he asked for - no religious 'stuff' (his words), no eulogy, no music.

Made it very difficult to plan as an 'event' - but his brothers and sisters insisted they wanted an 'event'. Felt guilty because we asked the vicar to see him off - but we couldn't think who else to do it and otherwise it would just have been a group of people sat in the crem. staring at a coffin! Nobody wanted to stand up and say a few words but 'everybody' wanted 'somebody' to do it. Nightmare.

Hate family stuff like weddings & funerals - always seems to disintegrate with undercurrents of tension & hostility with ancient arguments rearing their ugly heads. But maybe mine is just a totally dysfunctional family...

NDN's can be as bad (although some can become lifelong friends ). I'll join in the effigy sticking on P'Doc's behalf. Hope he's ok. 

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