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Posted: 18/06/2017 at 16:30

Thinking of you and your OH Joyce - expect it's horribly hot & stuffy in the hospital. Over 33C in the shade here now - I want to join Mr PF in the pond as well - could get crowded in there. Have you thought of opening a lido Pansy?

OH has promised we can head to the coast tomorrow for ice cream, crab and a cool sea breeze - bliss. He also wants to do a bike ride - but only a very short one (and not through The Peak District) - and a pint of Adnams will probably feature somewhere along the route.

I always thought cats were highly intelligent. Why has it taken Harry all day to realise that it's cooler inside the house on a tiled floor than outside with his bum sticking out in the sun? - eejit.

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Posted: 18/06/2017 at 14:18

Enjoy the wine gums PP

Neither of my parents are with us anymore but I can't eat a sugared almond without thinking of my dad or a piece of peanut brittle without thinking of my mum. Don't often see peanut brittle - sometimes in those old fashioned style sweetie shops selling loose sweets. Whenever I do see it I have to buy it

She also loved liquorice torpedoes  - probably bought them because they were safe from thieving little fingers

Last edited: 18 June 2017 14:19:09

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Posted: 18/06/2017 at 12:12

Lants -  - and friends wonder why I'm not too keen when their dogs slobber all over me...

30C in the shade just now - I'm slowly melting. Got a few jobs done but too hot to do anything else for a few hours - I can feel a little siesta coming on

Apparently mother-in-law (aged 82) is cooking up a full Sunday roast for 8 of them at the moment - can't keep a good Yorkshire lass down

Imagine a lot of dads will be enjoying BBQs today, but I hope Karen and Paul's is the best of the lot. Also hope Paul and his brother have recovered from Friday night 

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Posted: 18/06/2017 at 08:41

Morning Lants

Yup - gonna bath the cat 

It's only a blanket bath with a wet flannel and baby wipes but he loves it - especially the brushing to fluff up his fur afterwards. He's been struggling to keep himself as clean as he would like because of his poorly tongue and went really down hill for a bit  - but he's really perked up again now he's all spruce and dapper

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Posted: 18/06/2017 at 08:29


Low of 19C in the wee hours - 23C in the shade just now - and the cat wanted to snuggle and be a furry hot water bottle all night - bless

Once I've had a tidy round, bathed the cat and watered some pots I think I will be mostly lazing. Very tempted to nip to 'sco and buy a kiddies paddling pool to lie in. 

Ice lollies will be eaten....

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Posted: 17/06/2017 at 21:18

Hmm - 9.15pm and it's still 26C. Think it might be a bit of a tossy turny sort of a night. Hope the cat doesn't snore as well (he will - and loudly )

OH has arrived safely in Yorkshire> IN-laws now live not too far from Selby M-U - but the family originally hail from Castleford - literally across the road from Spend, Spend, Spend Viv Nicholson, if you remember her

Edited to add: You snuck in there Pansy. I read that as Erotica bike ride - must be the heat

Last edited: 17 June 2017 21:21:12

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Posted: 17/06/2017 at 18:27

Phew! - it's HOT - 29.6C in the shade at the moment - definitely ice lolly weather.

It was a bit too hot for cycling round the village and visiting gardens - but I'm glad we made the effort. Saw some excellent planting but everybody was struggling with stuff going over etc because the soil is so dry (despite some rain recently) and we've had some rather windy weather. What a relief - thought it was me getting it all wrong again!

Some lovely quirky things to see too - tried to post a picture of my favourite but the gremlins won't let me so I'll save it and show you when the site is fixed (little tease)

OH has now departed for Yorkshire to go see his dad for Father's Day. We couldn't think of anything to buy him and I reckoned that (at 87) he'd much prefer a visit from his son than a tacky present. He's gone on his motorbike . I shall be worried sick about him for the next 3 hours.

Joyce - sorry to hear it's taking a while to sort things out for your OH - but nice that he recognised your daughter in spite of all that he's going through

Debs - I was only asking if you oiled Trevor's shell because it looked so lovely and shiny and I think they used to oil Freda's shell on Blue Peter. A bit of an internet searching suggests a shiny shell is a sign of a really healthy tortoise - but the jury is definitely out as to whether or not oiling the shell is a good idea. As you said - he's not a body builder and he looks well fit  on his current regime. I'm sure he'll let you know if he ever wants slathering in shell conditioner after his bath 

I'm going to flollolop in the shade now - too hot to eat just yet - may need to take something long and cool with me...

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Posted: 17/06/2017 at 11:08

I think the siamese might have been Jason M-U. Think that was in the Val S and Christopher P days - I'm getting bl$$dy old

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Posted: 17/06/2017 at 09:32

Trevor is a handsome little devil Debs! - what an absolutely gorgeous shell - do you oil it or something? My only knowledge of looking after tortoises comes from watching Blue Peter many moons ago. Was their tortoise called Freda or something like?

Morning Dove Not long now till we'll be "New ballsing" - can't wait. Are you missing your weekly tennis sessions? Maybe a bit hot for that at the moment though...

Ultimate Alphabet X

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 09:16

Roman numeral for ten - X

X-cruciating grin (from the X-plorer vaguely resembling Donald Trump)

... and those balloons might be floating in the (e)xosphere.....

Very tough this one ...

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