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Posted: 20/06/2016 at 13:00

 Pie Fairy - where's my pie??? 

Have to have some of Runny's soup instead  - certainly the right sort of day for it - shall I make a sour dough loaf to go with it or cheese scones? (says she sounding like another domestic goddess - not)

I was right about the Lake District - Bassenthwaite Lake is the only body of water traditionally called a lake. Mr Newton would be dead proud of me for remembering that 

Now I must get on!


Posted: 20/06/2016 at 12:08

PP - 

Lots of meres in the Lake District - in fact isn't that something about the Lake District that there are lots of meres and waters but not that many Lakes??? Windermere, Buttermere, Wastwater, Coniston Water etc. Not sure - maybe I made that up - will have to go and look at an atlas now. Another diversion from boring house stuff 

Seem to remember something about it from my own skoowell geography lessons 

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Posted: 20/06/2016 at 09:04


Can I bagsy the pie for elevenses Fairy? 

I'm still in bed too Dove  

Doesn't look very enticing out there & I've moved my office day to tomorrow. Might be stuck doing household accounts now - 3 months worth If you hear some bad language you know where it's coming from.

Hope the garden visit goes well DD - sounds like you have a busy week lined up which is good. Are you still doing shifts at the restaurant as well as the stints at the chateau? - or are they one & the same? I can't remember. Anyway it's nice that you get to meet lots of different people.

Have a good one folks - SYL


Posted: 20/06/2016 at 00:07

It's gone midnight & I have a craving for lemon meringue pie... 

Liking the hair & button hole Panda 


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 23:06

Ride on a train, ride on a carousel, pub then another pub - nice roses for good measure - sounds like a good day BL   


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 12:43

"... an alien wailing..." 


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 12:30

PP - re smoke detectors.

Our mains detector also has a battery in it for when there is a power cut. This should be replaced about every 18 months but I only remember when it starts to give an intermittent chirrup - once about every 10mins usually starting at 2.15am. 10 mins is just long enough to get back to sleep before the next chirrup...

Failing that dust or tiny spiders / insects can set the alarm off so vacuuming them once a week is recommended. I usually do mine at regular 18 month intervals at 2.15am ....

Camera Talk

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 11:08

Absolutely beautiful Fairy - very envious of your location at the moment. The weather sounds pretty good too 


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 10:09

Quick pop in to say Good Morning / Afternoon  

Looks as though it's going to be a nicer day today so a quick tidy up round the house and then out to tend the jungle masquerading as my garden. Every year around this time I feel a rising sense of panic as I look at the borders. Spring stuff gone over smothering summer plants coming through - bedraggled roses after the rain - plants at funny angles because (YET AGAIN!) I haven't staked them properly..., nursery bed with stuff to plant out but no spaces etc etc

Need to be calm and get in there with the secateurs and restore some order. Will all look better if the grass is cut and edged. Best get on....

Have a good day all.

Nice pic Fairy - I need to see some hills.....


Posted: 18/06/2016 at 21:43

Runny - Your sentiments echo my own. 

Flippin' freezin' here tonight. When I was out at about 4pm car thermometer said 12C. Have just been out to shut the shed & could see my breath. Jumper on & have just flicked the heating on as well 

Think it's forecast to improve from tomorrow ....

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