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Posted: 01/01/2016 at 13:08

Happy New Year everyone, Had two glasses of Fizz last night so have a headache today, I'm rubbish when it comes to alcohol.

When I was at work I would always take the decorations down on New Year's day so that everything was tidy and clean for the New Year.  Since being made redundant I'm much more relaxed.  I'll be leaving them up until I get a sudden urge to get rid of them.

Watched the London fireworks on TV, they were really spectacular this year.  Someone local was obviously trying to outdo them which wasn't really appreciated by next doors dog.

See Edd was up to his usual tricks, the mods must be having a lie in. 



Happy New Year Everyone

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 18:28

Here's wishing everyone health, wealth and happiness in 2016.


Posted: 31/12/2015 at 18:20

Evening all, Just popped on to wish everyone a happy New Year.  Hubby and I will be spending a night in with a bottle of fizz watching TV.  We will probably watch the Fireworks later on (if I can stay awake long enough).  After years spent on the committee of a big band and running a soul band I really appreciate a quiet New Year's eve rather than traipsing round the country trying to keep loads of students sober enough to play music.

See you all in 2016.

If you have an interest in autism

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 17:08


My neice's son has Aspergers, he's a great little boy, you just need to understand some of his quirks.


Posted: 30/12/2015 at 16:44

Hi everyone,  Weather has been awful today, popped out to get nails done and also pay mums bills and got absolutely soaked.  It doesn't seem to have got properly light at all.

DD I have hardly spoke to my brother for over 30 years.  I really don't like him and we have absolutely nothing in common, when mum goes I'm sure that will be it.  I used to let it bother me but now have come to terms with it and just get on with my life.  Hope you can find your own way through it.

Haven't watched AC yet, still have quite a bit of TV to catch up on. 

Dove I'm with you, not keen on Jeremy Vine at all.

Pat, glad to hear that hubby is safe and sound.

Stay safe everyone.



cutting lawn

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 12:28

Mine could really do with a cut but it's just too wet at the moment. 


Posted: 29/12/2015 at 12:26

Afternoon all,

Hope you feel better soon Hosta and you DD. It's taken just over 2 weeks to start feeling better after the dreaded lurgy, still have a bit of a cough, bit of a dodgy tummy and feeling tired.  It's a lovely day here and have a lot to do in the garden but just don't feel up to it at the moment.

Nothing planned for today, hope everyone has a good un.


Christmas Present Fail

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 12:58

When we were on holiday in Cypus a man used to come down to the beach everyday wearing a T shirt that had Tenna emblazoned across the front.  

Apart from wondering why anyone would wear such an item of clothing I also wondered whether he wore the same Tshirt every day for a fortnight or whether he had more than one, either way it's weird.


Posted: 28/12/2015 at 12:50

Afternoon everyone, just chilling today and catching up on The Affair.  Have checked the greenhouse and everything is OK, lots of unexpected flowers in the garden due to the mild weather.  The most stressful thing I will do today is wash all the sheets.  Hope everyone is OK, warm and safe.  Bye for now.

Christmas Present Fail

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 17:09

Got lots of gardening vouchers this year, so really pleased.  Also got snuggly boot slippers which were on my list.  Firstborn gave me her nearly new IPhone so well pleased all round.  Didnt get any chocolates this year which is a bit disappointing but good in terms of calorie intake.

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