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Posted: 15/11/2015 at 16:39

I've had delphiniums and foxgloves in flower together before - but never in mid November 


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 13:31

All done - had a well timed coughing fit ... 

Meeting for lunch soon which will be lovely 

Jodrell Bank sounds interesting Runny. Let us know if you enjoy it if you go. Might be somewhere different to go next time we go to the Peaks on holiday.


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 12:31
Fairygirl wrote (see)

My sister phones me from the bath...I kid you not!  In fact, considering the weather today - I'm expecting one in about an hour or so as she'll assume I'm not walking.. 

Is it very bad if I don't answer? Caller display is so useful....


A very useful feature Fairy - not that I would ever dreeeeem  of using it like that of course 


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 12:15

Ooops - hello Hosta - maybe I could combine it with a good soak - that's a good idea actually 


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 12:14

... but if I phone her now I might need to make lunch first as well ... 

Not out on the hills today Fairy? - wonder why? - log fire & some more choccie cake sounds good doesn't it?


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 11:59

Morning all - [only just  ]

Very blustery here but at least the rain seems to have blown through. Can hear somebody cutting their lawn - definitely isn't me - have I ever mentioned how much I hate gardening when it's windy? - the weeds / prunings never end up where you throw them and plant pots / buckets / watering cans get blown all round the garden.

Hope nobody has sustained too much damage in this weekend's weather & P'doc's stream doesn't rise too much more. I'd love a stream in the garden but can see that it could be a mixed blessing.

I don't think I wished Mr & Mrs Chicky well yesterday which was very remiss. A worrying period for you both - hope all goes well.

Am working up to phoning a friend who I haven't spoken to for a while. She is quite hard work - will tell me all her woes & not ask once how things are for me - and the call will last a minimum of an hour so have to time it after I've visited the bathroom and with a cuppa next to me...

Sounds mean to talk like that and we've seen some ups and downs together so wouldn't want to lose touch. Am fond of her really - just need to manage the situation (a mutual friend does exactly the same which makes me feel better).

Have a good day folks - see in the paper that nicely browned toast and crispy, crunchy, golden roasties are the latest 'devils food' for giving you cancer. Isn't it amazing we've all got this far? 


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 20:51
Fairygirl wrote (see)


Anyway - I've had cake. Sticky, fudgy, choklit cake. Does anyone want a piece?


I've had gin ....


But that chocklitt cake looks sooo good - if there's any left over .... 


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 19:20

Evening everybody.

End of a depressing day. Decided not to join in the political debate on here - I can see all sides of various arguments and then some more. Very confused by the mentality of the people who commit these acts of brutality & have no idea of their rationale in thinking it solves any problems.

At the end of the day I believe we are all humans and that amongst every race, colour, creed, sex, age, levels of mental and physical abilities and financial status there are good people, bad people and gullible people.

Fortunately the vast majority are good, kind, decent people. Unfortunately there is a minority of bad who work on the gullible and cause these problems for everybody else.

I still have faith in human kindness and decency and believe it will ultimately prevail over the bitterness and hatred & make the world a place we still want to live in - even if the bad things still happen. If I didn't believe in that what would be the point in anything?

I have no easy answers to these problems - I would be PM or Home Secretary at least if I did. But I do believe we should take comfort from the numbers queuing to give blood in Paris, opening their doors to strangers caught up in the turmoil of last night and remember that the same thing has happened after every major atrocity round the world. The vast majority of people are kind, compassionate beings.

I'm sorry if any of that sounds naive but I have to believe it.


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 05:11
Waved hubby off to work abt 30 mins ago. Got up to make him tea & caught up with this dreadful news. Hope nobody on here is directly affected.
The world is a darker place today


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 17:12

DD - you posted while I was typing - love that Christmas card!!  - very clever.

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