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Posted: 04/01/2018 at 14:58

Glad you've got a free flowing sink again Joyce. Do have filters at the top of your outside drainpipes? Ours look a bit like mini upturned hanging baskets. They seem to stop a lot of debris getting into the drainpipe itself (lots of trees = lots of leaves here too).

My new passport arrived today. Only applied on Boxing Day and with a New Year holiday in the middle I reckon that's pretty fast service

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Posted: 04/01/2018 at 09:22

Morning everyone.

Sorry to hear about the ongoing drainage problem Joyce - I do hope your grassman can clear the blockage for you. 

I’m not 100% sure I understand what the proposed plan of putting a hole in the drainpipe entails - but you can buy the kits which allow you to divert water out of the pipe and into a large diameter hose (mine is a washing machine type drainage pipe) which then takes the water elsewhere. It’s usually to a water butt but could also be to somewhere in the garden.

Chey - why don’t you consider getting a Citizen Card? You can get one for £13 if you buy it before the end of January. It’s an accepted proof of age / ID card and it’s much safer taking one of those out and about instead of your passport. Replacements are very cheap too if you lose it.

If you use your care worker as a group 2 referee you don’t even have to have a birth cert as they will have your details in their official records. If your passport then turns up in the next week or so you will have both.

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Posted: 03/01/2018 at 09:28

Well - it's a bit windy out and the power has flicked on and off a couple of times - but otherwise I think we have survived the latest storm - unless the worst is still to come.

OH has just set off to visit his parents in Yorkshire so I've a couple of days on my own. Will get a few jobs done round the house plus haircut and SM shop tomorrow. This afternoon I may light the fire, watch trashy films, do a jigsaw and eat chocolate

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Posted: 02/01/2018 at 22:55

Night everyone - sweet dreams

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Posted: 02/01/2018 at 21:08

Speaking of passports... Just had an email to say new one is on the way - only applied a week ago - old one received on Friday - new one despatched on first working day thereafter - excellent service.

Another vote for recorders here. I accompanied a friend on violin and anther on vocals with my recorder in a school competition. We did ‘Back Home’ theme of the 1970 World Cup Squad

Unsuprisingly - we didn’t win 

Failing that I’m a dab hand on the old kazoo....

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Posted: 02/01/2018 at 18:31

 - great picture of Runners LB 

Thanks for the emoji - it won't dare go wrong again now!

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Posted: 02/01/2018 at 18:11

Evening everyone

Hi Sunny - you're doing just fine and we're here when you need to chat

Lovely image of Runny leaning on a lamp post at the corner of the street, after cleaning windows, with her little ukulele in her hand wearing a dangerous beret

This thread is bonkers

Sorry you've not found your passport yet Chey (have you found my gloves though? - me, me, me....)

Seriously though - if you don't find it soon you MUST let the Passport Agency know in case somebody has picked it up somewhere, and it's doing the rounds on the black market. 

I've spent nearly the WHOLE day sorting out email stuff after everything went t*ts up after I did an operating system upgrade on the 'puter. Very tedious, very boring but hopefully sorted now (fingers crossed emoji needed!)

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Posted: 01/01/2018 at 23:47

Glad you had a good evening Joyce - big fans of cranachan here 

Chey - tell you what. I’ll look for your passport and you look for my nice black gloves - last seen before Christmas. Great fit, very warm and waterproof and officially lost. Anyone else ever tried asking shops to turn out their lost property boxes 4 days before Christmas? They were suprisingly good about doing it. Just hope they’ve gone to a good home

Off to bed - are we getting back to normal tomorrow?

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New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

Posted: 01/01/2018 at 17:31

My list is so much shorter than last year. The snow and hard frosts of recent weeks compared to last year’s mild weather has seen to that!

I can only manage:

Viburnum tinus

Viburnum bodnantense ”Dawn”

Pyracantha (just one little blossom)

Winter flowering honeysuckle


Primula vulgaris


The crab apples are still looking great - “Evereste” x 2 and “Red Cardinal” x2 - despite the constant attention of the resident squirrels and pigeons

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Posted: 01/01/2018 at 11:02

Thanks for the reminder about the concert Rubee. Have just put it on iPlayer so I can restart it from the beginning (just love technology when it works like that!  )

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