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Posted: Today at 04:55

Morning Yvie 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:12

Yesterday I planted two bags of Alliums in the borders and six bags of Tulips in pots, finally!

Two smaller pots with 10 purple each and two big pots with 20 orange each. Might have odd numbered tulips in the big pots though as I was surprised I had thirty something for the second pot 

Oh well, done now 


Posted: Yesterday at 18:02


Topbird wrote (see)

We're having a week away (Yorkshire - nowhere warm and exotic like some people!) in the middle of December and have just invited my in-laws for Christmas (will be staying 3 days). That means that when I come back from holiday I have just 2 days to get the house clean, welcoming and Christmassy and sort out the food with all the hassle of the crowds.


Best get started then.... SYL 


I know your pain Top bird! 

I haven't even started on Christmas, rooms are still half decorated and OH offered to host a conference meeting with his American work colleagues and boss! A few days before Christmas 

I'm working flat out to remove semblance of building site in time 



Posted: Yesterday at 17:46

P'S. Ww, I forgot to mention that I put a lot of pressure on myself, to be the perfect driver on test day but they don't expect perfection,  just controlled and safe driving. I have every faith you are such already. Experience is key 


Posted: Yesterday at 17:42

Pdoc, is that the Chinese school of English grammar?  I've heard they are par excellence!  


chicky wrote (see)

So pleased your Mum is settled Liri - but sorry about your mammoth journey.  At least on a train you can take a good book with you to pass the time.


Dito what Chickerell wrote 


chicky wrote (see)

Think we are off on a family shopping outing - Mr C seems to have conjured up a Christmas list. But most of it involves hammers, saws and other woodworking stuff which I am bound to get wrong if left to my own devices.

See you laters


I wish I had that luxury Chicky!  My advice come hot from the earpiece of my phone. OH still unable to travel -so watch you don't over do it, Mr Chicky 

Last week I went with a list of switches and had to ask for help to which the response was, *he can come and find them himself *

*he's disabled! * I objected  (which is a lie, he's incapacitated, but I found the comment disrespectful 

WW, do try the long drive or try to be patient. I truly believe I was rubbish until I took my first mock and realised I wasn't so bad 




Posted: 27/11/2015 at 19:09

Evening all,

Great news Pdoc! 

Terrible news KEF 

Stick with it WW!  

I really wouldn't be without my car now!  Even used the petrol pump today, first time I've had to fill her up since summer . Took a trip to the new John Lewis store in my town, (using the big scary roundabout ) only bought latte cups and spoons. Went to Sainsburys afterwards for a small trolley that cost me  £70! How much?

I only bought a few bits to tide us over  and a woolly pompom hat for my chilly early starts at the weekends. toasty head tomorrow morning 


Got my bulbs in this morning too . Everything done in the garden now 


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 17:56

Evening y'all 

Firstly,  Pdoc, you must know the best and worst of Thyroid Cancer, I won't presume to offer more than the excellent support others have voiced. Please just pop in and read back when you care to, it's the chat that often lifts my own spirits 

As small consolation  to the lost bracelet, I had thought my earphones ruined when I got ready for gym last week, had to resign myself to continuing with one ear, I know it's no where near as significant but my missing ear piece turned up this week after pulling on a fresh towel.stay alert to sleeves, coats, gloves etc, you never know 

Fairygirl wrote (see)

Morning and afternoon lovely people 

Don't want to be political, but that sneering little weasel of a man's standing on a building site and I've just had my porridge. Hope it stays down 

Is the end in sight now W'song?  


Yes Fairy! Yes! Whole of back and side wall done barring under cooker  and washing machine which are free standing. I am chuffed to be honest, although it's taken time, it's pretty special, to me anyway  (the world's worst critic )

As a small reward, hubby bought an espresso coffee machine  which is just too ridiculously nice 

So appliances are going back, details to attend to but light at the end of the tunnel 

I already hinted at a spa day when this is all over  (still have to lay the floor )

Off to find food, cooker still waiting for a sparky to bother showing up 


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 06:28

The threat from bushfire must be a constant worry Pat  sounds like your hubby does good work for the community 

I know your pain with the constant watering in hot weather, my garden turns into a dust bowl no matter the loam I make or mulching I do  the only up side for me is that it's delightful to spend the time watering at end of the day 


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 05:12

Morning all, even beat Pat this morning 


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 21:48
Steve the Gardening Vet wrote (see)

I find this thread to be very difficult to follow sometimes, I work and don't have the time to read back. I often chose not to comment as I feel like it is better to stay out of the way rather than just comment randomly.


I think its okay to just mention your own day, randomly or at least I hope so since it's pretty much what I do . I always read back but can't remember 

Nothing to report here that you haven't heard from me before, except to say, I'm winning 


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