Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 12/11/2015 at 15:02

Having a cheeky afternoon Pimms after finishing artexing the walls, flipping heck, that stuff gets everywhere 

Popped to Tescos for milk, nanas and floor wipes, god I love wipes, no more smeggy clothes or hairy hands, but I did half get some looks buying 12 packets 

But I'm decorating I said, and I hate the dust  !!! Checkout lady was a little overwhelmed by my OCD 

Hand cream every day this week,  builder's hair, and finding lumps of grab adhesive in unusual places such as up my sleeve!  How?

Oh well, it's starting to get there but still not at the tiling part yet. .. next week now since I'm working the weekend 

WW has her parents to credit 

Good luck with the dodgy knee test Yvie and anyone else needing some encouragement 


Posted: 12/11/2015 at 08:57

Morning all, any coffee left for late starters? 

Quick trip to B&Q for some more adhesive for OH and home all day  it's amazing how long it takes to source things and not just the design part but all the stuff needed to get a job done  respect to those in the trade that know which product to use and what flipping aisle it's in

Have a good day everyone 

PS that sounds lovely BL  with two gardens to play with  and a rather big stream between them 


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 21:45

Troubles and strife abound this evening,

Sorry for your loss Pam, Topbird said it well and even now I take joy in the idea that my wonderful old Lab Phar would have loved gorgeous fluffy Flynn (avatar) as much as all his teddys   . They're never replacements, but new friends 

PDoc, you are in the wars what with S.A.D and now the egg throwing  ,  don't do anything hasty and just remember your winter holiday will cheer you up 

Lovely to have the house to yourselves again Pat 

Yvie, isn't it weird how the body can flip up or move at speed when instinct overtakes us? Hope your bottom is not as sore as Hostas 

Welcome back Hosta 

BL, not sure what I missed, are you moving to UK or buying a second home? Either is super lovely for you 

Nothing to report about my day, didn't get back from gym and shopping 'til late afternoon, one dog walk later,  OH's dinner, mine and then general housework, it was too late to do much in the kitchen. Tomorrow I'm home all day 


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 08:49

Morning rush is on,  luckily I'm so clean I don't have to use the bathroom until after spinning class 

Got to stop at the D.I.Y centre after gym for a list of nicky-nacky things, filler, black screws, a gloss white kickboard, string etc. Then it's two days straight tiling. ..well it might take more than two days to complete but I  only have that amount of time this side of the weekend, some appointments next week will really scupper progress 

Hope everyone has a lovely day 


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 19:04

Happy B day Runny 


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 14:36

I'm in the bath again, a twice daily occurrence at the moment 

I hate the builder's mess, even when I'm the builder!

Anyways, old floor gone,scrapped clean and sanded ready for new floor ...tomorrow 

I'm taking the rest of the day off, Cheesy-Leeky-Potato thingy in the oven with butchers sausages for dinner and a lot of watching TV on the bed 


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 07:49

Morning all 

I wonder what the day has install for me today?   

Hard labour. ..see you at teatime and have a good shift at the salt mines, if you can 


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 19:30

Welcome back Edd 

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 18:28

I have three Astilbes in my dustbowl garden that are going next year. I've pretty much removed everything that bothered me once, a diseased Escalonia, an ugly Weigelia, an old old buddelija. ..All gone to plant heaven 

The replacements have included Pittospurnums, box balls and Nandina. I much prefer foliage as the majority these days 


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 17:59

Evening all 

Gym this morning, then a lot of shopping before getting home and chiselling the floor up. Ridiculously dusty which meant a lot of cleaning afterwards so I am well and truly exhausted 

But one for the boys. ..I got to play with OH's Titan drill, it's the baby of those things they use on the roads me thinks   so much fun 

Bought more tulips in town,  sssshh, don't tell my other half 

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