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Posted: 21/03/2017 at 09:29

Happy Birthday Logan

1957 was a very good vintage indeed (especially the October harvest) from one to another - cheers!

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Posted: 21/03/2017 at 09:14

Morning - lovely sunny day here but cold. We had much needed rain yesterday so will try to do a bit more mulching today.

Sorry to learn that your brother is unwell Pansy. I'm sure your love and support is a real comfort to him.

Hope Hazel has a more comfortable day today.

OH's thoughts of walking Helvellyn via Striding Edge today have been put on hold - The weather forecast is for blizzards / severe wind chill / thunderstorms. He's off to do low level photography instead. Thank goodness - I'd have been worried sick all day.

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Posted: 21/03/2017 at 08:53

Morning - nice sunny day - wet soil after rain - will probably try to do some more mulching.

Glad the nastiness and unpleasant personal attacks have been dealt with by the Mods. You're a better person than that Doc - rise above and ignore.

Glad the medical went well Chicky - I'm another one built for comfort

Hope you feel better today Obx.

OH had to camp at Troutbeck last night as Keswick camp site was still flooded and Glenridding looked closed. He was planning to walk up Helvellyn via Striding Edge today - but the forecast is for blizzards, severe wind chill and thunderstorms. He's going to photograph waterfalls and caves instead

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Posted: 20/03/2017 at 15:19

Well done M-U - the Rural probably heard all the rumours about you being 'poorly' and rallied round to find someone else to accompany your neighbour (or maybe she looks in on this forum...).

You must have had some interest in organised games if you had a regular position. I couldn't begin to tell you what positions I played in hockey or netball (except not goalie) - teacher probably kept swapping me round hoping I'd be some good in one of them LOL. I haven't done any organised games since I was 14. Ours was much more of an academic school and when I asked if I could do some extra maths and physics classes during PE periods they agreed readily - Yay 

Loving the hat by the way

I can only remember that our school song had a lot of latin in it. Sung once a year on speech day - so that's a total of 7 outings for me - can't remember even a bit of the tune.

We have a bit of rain here today - hooray. Lots to do inside so that's ok.

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Posted: 20/03/2017 at 09:20

Morning - quick pop in on way to the office.

Hazel - hope you start to feel better very soon - the others are right that you should perhaps book a phone call with your GP to discuss whether there are alternative antibiotics which won't make you feel as bad.

Hope your back feels better soon too Pansy.

Cats and cat flaps. We had a cat who was determined to go out every night even though I have always preferred to keep cats inside over night. He broke 3 cat flaps trying to escape and we finished up building quite complex barricades around the flap every evening so that he couldn't get near it. He was another red head from W Yorkshire and was a bit of a northern bruiser 

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Posted: 20/03/2017 at 09:10

Have a good day in Alde Dove - was going to invite you for coffee and plants if you were in the locality this pm - but obviously not.

I know I should be careful what I wish for Joyce but, believe me, we could do with some rain in this corner of the country. The worry is that if we don't get the soil soaked through soon we are going to be in for a difficult summer. Do hope though that those that have too much water are ok.

I'm away to the office this morning - must get a wriggle on...

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Posted: 20/03/2017 at 08:22


Yay! We've had some rain! Not a lot but every little helps. As I shall be doing rather a lot of tree / shrub planting over the next couple of weeks I would rather appreciate a wet spring. But I'll keep it local if the rest of you need some dry 

Hope all goes ok at the medical Chicky. I have found 2 options for mulch etc. First is to get a dumpy bag of the stuff delivered (a cubic metre for around £80 - 90 is the going rate round here. I can get the bag placed somewhere where it is fairly tidy and out of the way and pick away at it.

The second option is to get my landscaper to deliver a load or half load on his truck - usually spent mushroom compost. It's usually about 2 cubic metres for around £60. But it's loose and he just has to dump it on the driveway. So it's a bit in the way and I have to deal with it promptly. Swings and roundabouts.

Hope the power stays on Pat!

Where are you off to Dove - anywhere near here?

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Posted: 19/03/2017 at 19:17

Think so M-U.

G & T's in the evening sun just around the corner

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Posted: 19/03/2017 at 18:42

.. I'd maybe enjoy the talk about The Haddo Babies - bit of social history is my cup of tea - which brings us nearly back to tea towels!

Might give Vera a try tonight. Not really watched it in the past - not enough gore for me.

Sounds like you've had a good day BL

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Posted: 19/03/2017 at 17:42

Mabel at the Table  - that hits my funny bone Joyce - don't know why but I'm just sat here tittering away to myself

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