London (change)
Today 11°C / 5°C
Tomorrow 9°C / 7°C


Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 20:42

Oh Lily, I hope your daughter was okay 

Hosta, ain't she a star? 

Thanks Dove dear, you are queen of the pictures and I'll take my bubbles both ways thanks 

Gertie, I have a man  but he works 60hrs a week plus private work and he has residual CFS, so I committed myself to the mammoth task of redecorating the house as a thank you, he is funding these decorating adventures after all 

I could get someone in but I like the challenge 

Steve, what a great lawn you have  it's gorgeous 


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 19:25

Good news Runny  on son's wellbeing and the case, just hope there's more than a fine.

My son's court case involved just one of the 5 who mugged him, identified by the boot print he kindly left on my son's back. Worst part is that the courts fine those who have nothing, don't pay/can't pay and my son ends up stumping the bills for dental work, he lost teeth to their boots.  It still upsets me even though it was a decade ago...They are always our babies

Great news hubby is home Hosta, think of all the snuggles on tap 

I'm in the bath again  been tiling since early morning but I'm slow and whilst I can cut the best fit around corners /sockets, I'm rubbish at putting them on the wall. Hubby had to rescue me, pull them all off, scrape clean, regrout and put them on flat. He was my hero today, especially after I had banned him from tiling because his eyes don't get the best fit.

So, one wall now almost finished, I really am slow. ..and filthy 

I wish they did a smiley with bubbles 


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 05:25

Morning all, evening Pat, sad news indeed Pat 

Runny, I know exactly what you're going through. My eldest was mugged on his way home from a party when he was a teenager. They were no dogs but it was 5 against one and my son is not the fighting kind 

When I first saw him, my heart was torn apart, these are our children! Good people, good souls. Brave as you say 

My son was saved by someone stopping in their car, or it could have been fatal. He has since made a full recovery with minor issues like dental work. I pray for your son's full recovery, I feel sorry for the misguided dogs. Who can truly understand what goes through their minds? 

PS Get well soon KEF 


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 19:43

Fairy,  you are inspirational! 

Really, I mean it. I have the habit of being glass half empty and there you are, truly appreciating the fierce beauty on your doorstep. 

I should take the time to appreciate my own doorstep more 


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 18:32

Evening all 

Fairy, I often feel sorry for you and your poo weather , I'll give you a review of my new water dispenser when I've got it up and running...

Dove, I'm thinking of that famous picture in the 80's or 90's of the tennis girl in the short skirt, scratching her bum, any resemblance? 

Chicky, lovely to hear good news and have a plan, Christmas will mean more this year 

Windy here, no damage done or seen around. ..hope everyone stays safe 

Only sat down an hour ago, after spin class, painting kitchen walls, vets appointment and then home for second coat on walls 

Phew, so glad that's done, now for the difficult bit  tiling 


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 07:39

Morning Hosta,  Dove and all to come 

LilyP what an exquisite photo, Moscow truly is stunning though it looks a bit cold and as you say, a terrible weekend to be travelling through Paris! 

Have a nice time if you can Edd,  know what you mean about being too posh, I love culture but hate the pretence that goes with it  include weddings and christening in there as well 

Busy day today. Gym, decorating and Vets this afternoon. OH has treated himself to one of those new water heating thingys, it holds 3 litres, boils one cup at a time and comes with water filter ofc. Had to juggle kitchen appliances to fit it in but now the kettle is out and so is the teapot! 

Modern times eh?


Posted: 17/11/2015 at 21:11

Sorry for the confusion, my narna got dug up and dumped in the bin, not my nana, god bless her


Posted: 17/11/2015 at 14:22

Afternoonzies all,

Hair suitably quaffed, I got back to squeeze in a wee bit of gardening until rain stopped play. Still, important jobs done like cannas up, (by eck those fellas have grown since I bought them! They iz mazzoovive 

Also dug my nana up and dumped the stump in the bin, my old bin from the kitchen that is, new one now installed and looking all shiny 

Rain has not stopped as I hoped, so no bulbs planted, and drying off indoors with seafood paella for dinner 


Posted: 17/11/2015 at 08:41

Gorgeous attention to detail in your advent calendar Pat! 

Morning all, one step forward two steps back for me this week's decorating. Artexed and painted bottom part of kitchen walls to match top except there was a colour difference no matter cleaning and repainting the top. Brilliant White still looks cream on old walls so I re-artexed top walls as well and today they get another lick of paint 

No floor or wall tiling done yet and got a busy week too. Puppy sitting yesterday afternoon, hair appointment today and Vet jabs for Flynn on Wednesday, and I still need to put my cannas and banana to bed sometime today  no bulbs planted yet either 

Really need a gardening day off 

Take care everyone 


Posted: 16/11/2015 at 05:29

Morning all, 

Working weekend finished although got up with fluffy bear this morning to give OH a lie in. He's desperately tired from the astonishing amount of work he squeezes into the average week  do you think he deserves one of those new TVs for Christmas?  Gonna have to enlist the help of his brother to buy it since *new* is about the extent of my technical knowledge 

Hope poorly peeps are on the mend, and the world can learn to see the beauty in different, not the hate  Jeeeez, I sometimes regret bringing children into this world to face a future with so many problems 

Gym at the reasonable hour,  no shopping but plenty more diy to be getting on with 

Discussions started by Wintersong

How to beat Botrytis?

Replies: 3    Views: 398
Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 12:55

Whats wrong with my hosta?

It's half the size of last year 
Replies: 5    Views: 637
Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 15:46

Before and After

Replies: 31    Views: 2038
Last Post: 01/06/2013 at 12:23

June in Your Garden!

Replies: 246    Views: 17605
Last Post: 22/06/2014 at 13:27


Replies: 36    Views: 2612
Last Post: 31/05/2012 at 21:22

Chelsea Chop

Replies: 28    Views: 3401
Last Post: 26/05/2015 at 11:29

What's it like in your garden?

Replies: 6    Views: 887
Last Post: 05/05/2012 at 23:16

Ooh ooh so excited!

New border 
Replies: 11    Views: 1021
Last Post: 25/04/2012 at 20:35

Talkback: Informal planting

Andy said "Basically, it’s like a collage of pictures stuck on a bit of paper, except I do it in Powerpoint on a computer." It's an incredi... 
Replies: 2    Views: 674
Last Post: 23/04/2012 at 18:24

Why Miss Bateman?

Replies: 18    Views: 4391
Last Post: 17/05/2012 at 19:08

Phormium newbie

Replies: 2    Views: 1832
Last Post: 15/04/2012 at 09:45
11 threads returned