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Posted: 03/02/2015 at 14:58

twiddling my thumbs


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 12:54

Oh wow Verdun. 

Cold here at 4 degrees. Nothing to do in the garden so joining punkdoc on the stir-crazy step

Oh well, design time with a number of clematis to place if I can ever make my mind up


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 05:39

Morning you two! Thanks for the spellchecker tip EDD

 The moon cycle is near a full moon which keeps me awake every month EDD. Last night there was a large circle around the moon that was a different shade to the sky. It had an airplane tail running through it so it looked really cool, like a broken hearted donut.

Don't know what the weather is doing here, I'm still in bed while OH takes FLYNN for his walk correction, he's just legged it up the stairs and into my bed and rolling on my face. Spelling mistakes courtesy of FLynn 


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 21:32

My stupid super-duper tablet keeps changing words behind my back so Flynn gets changed to Glynn every time whilst Cockatiels got swapped to cocktails 

I'm not thick and I'm not drunk either


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 21:09

It's so lovely to hear everyone talking about their beloved pets

Cats and dogs alike and cocktails. I grew up with black labs but have never felt the bond that I have with Flynn. He's a Yorkie Russell so completely new for me.

 I did have a cat that followed me everywhere when I was a girl and the stories I could tell about the birds! We had a mated pair and when the boy bird Sammy had a stroke and died, the female Toto purposefully flew into the wall and broke her neck. And they say creatures don't have feelings


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 16:12

@DD, hope you can dodge that bug because you do so much keeping the place ticking over. Also, kids naturally pick up language easily because the brain is very receptive up until about teenage years, when the learning capacity shrinks considerably...or so the experts tell us Speaking another language involves so much more than just learning words. You have to separate what others are saying, which can come with slurs, accents and environmental sounds. On top of that, I don't envy the French grammar but I do envy living in France...will be my retirement home I hope

Shadow sounds exactly like Flynn for nicking stuff and dashing off with it although we have since trained him to drop it again.

It was a necessary bit of training after the little thing stole a chicken bone when my grown-up son accidentally left his plate on the floor and the dog unsupervised. So we chased him around the house for a good few minutes and then the bone disappeared and we were quite puzzled.

Flynn seemed fine, he was too small to swallow that great big bone? although he kept being a little bit sick later that night and eventually coughed the bone back up. How he swallowed the thing for the size of him, I really don't he then managed to bring it back up...well, suffice to say, he now drops on command including lids, litter, fox poo, cat poo in the garden ofc, and yesterday...chewing gum thrown over the fence  although bones are very tempting so...


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 09:09

Hi everyone. Glad to see you are all safe and well this morning.

Have a great day at the salt mines or just doing the stuff that has to be done.

Tired day for me today so no gym but the usual housework and chores.

It's still frosty here in Kent but weak sunshine and strolls around my garden make Flynn a happy pup


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 07:11

Morning...come you lazy lot! Isn't it a work day?

colour scheme

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 08:48

Sounds amazing bekkie

colour is a very individual thing, OH and I often see a flower colour differently, but as a rule of thumb...The top garden is mostly pinks with blue and no yellow flowers although foliage is fine. The middle garden is anything hot colours with a focus on cool foliage. There are one or two shrubs/climbers that have pink in them but I'm okay with some contrast.

The bottom garden is newest and I specifically focused on purple and white planting and although this worked well, I do think it needs some contrasting elements but on the whole, its a cool relaxing area with a pergola to be build there



Posted: 01/02/2015 at 06:29

 I remember Bill asked for a full photo so this is my little beast, very playful, extreeeeemely intelligent and extraordinary loving.

P.S Forgot to say...amazing dogs here! I love them all and what a lovely happy response to Reggie, it shows we all love our furry friends

As usual, the photo should be last, after my comments 


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