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Posted: 28/12/2015 at 21:26

Well!  I did it,  now get em down ya 


Posted: 28/12/2015 at 21:25



Posted: 28/12/2015 at 21:21
Steve the Gardening Vet wrote (see)

Since 'quality' street is now a mis-nomer, couldn't they just make the decent ones in bags and forget the rest?

 You can buy the big purple one Steve. If I was Dove I'd link a pic but since I'm not that savvy, use your imagination 



Posted: 28/12/2015 at 09:54

Morning all 

Working from home today so I've started re-runs of Gardener's World, everything recorded from May 2015 . I always find the difference in light and greenery so uplifting 

Have OH's cold but luckily it's just snotty and nothing too debilitating 


Posted: 27/12/2015 at 22:16

Evening all,

Battered by the weather or colds and bad backs, I hope everyone is safe and dry tonight. Terrible flooding ...can't imagine such a terrible upset to one's daily routine. Routines are essential for keeping me sane. 

To answer the sales question, I did all right although overall it was a very poor effort in my town. We have a designer outlet, John Lewis, Debenhams and M&S, none of which managed to shiver my timbers. Picked up a couple of clothing items that were basics, found a lovely pair of black jeans not in the sale and a handbag I liked that was too expensive until eldest son turned up with my Christmas present that will half it's cost in vouchers. 

Been working most of the day to help OH achieve his deadline, not much of a Christmas this year especially him, might organise something different next year such as a holiday or weekend away, depending on his condition ofc 

More work tomorrow so best get some sleep 


Posted: 26/12/2015 at 20:27

An awful experience for your neighbours and yourselves buttercupdays and little-ann

My condolences LP, but as you point out the long and fruitful life she had, I hope it can ease your loss 

Absolutely tragic flooding going on, plus the bushfires in Pat-Land, I need to think plants and hope that spring time is not too distant to lift my spirits 

DD,  please take care of your back  . Perhaps a treatment with the chiropractor?  It did me the world of good years ago when I injured my spine lifting my youngest in and out of his cot. Wasn't cheap but worth every penny . I do hope I got the correct doc for bad backs and not feet,  I get those two professions mixed up 

Admiring chicky and fairy from a safe distance, I've been pooped all day. Got my eldest staying for a week from tomorrow but he's a social body so just one family meal should suffice 




Posted: 26/12/2015 at 07:18

Morning all

Sales shopping for me today. Don't do them normally as I think it's better value for money when you buy and actually wear/use an item you really want rather than because it was a bargain,

...saying that, I'm looking for new lounge wear (which doesn't have to be that special) maybe a handbag in blue or silver and some new boots for evening wear, in the exact style I'm looking for  . 

We'll see .

What a terrible time it is with all those bushfires Pat. I hope everyone is safe and supported by local authorities 

WW sounds like you had a nice relaxing Christmas and got well just in time. 

Right,  need to fly. make up day but got to find parking 

'Twas the night before Christmas...a little homage

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 11:02

Brilliant marvellous vundabar! 

Really, such a lovely thoughtful forum gift. Merry fairy Christmas 


Posted: 25/12/2015 at 10:49

Hi Pat. Lovely photo, I'm wondering If the tree is Eucalyptus pauciflora?  It looks very similar to mind although we are very lucky because ours only has three trunks that are still very good looking, I've seen some gnarly old sods in other gardens 

Thank you jo for thinking about Flynn this morning, I do believe in sending good vibes in our cares and concerns, I would have posted an update yesterday but after SM at 8am, vets at 9, assisting OH until I had to go to work at 2pm and doing dinner when I got home for family and middle son's visit, I was a tiny bit exhausted 

Talking about all things Christmasy, I got the best gift I could have wished for at work yesterday when my close work colleague told me her wonderful news that after being homeless through no fault of her own, and having been housed in a hostel for the last three months, she has been given a home by the council. It's only temporary for 18 months but I am so so relieved and overjoyed because l truly believe everyone should have a roof over their heads, and be safe and warm 

I somehow missed Fairy's poem that I'm desperate to read so I'll look it up now in her previous posts now (if she doesn't mind me nosing )


Posted: 25/12/2015 at 08:50

Merry Christmas everyone 

Thanks for the well wishes about Flynn. Emergency over, phew! Vet said it wasn't a stuck bone from last week making him poop but just a bug or something he'd eaten. One vet bill for meds later, I found a turkey thigh at the bottom of the garden, he's probably been gnawing on it for the three days he's been ill. I usually check the garden but have been so busy plus the bone incident put me off the scent. It did half stink and worse still was alive with maggots 

Anyway, last night was poop free on his meds and father Christmas sent him a new dodge ball for being a good boy most of the time 

Hoping everyone has a lovely day!

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