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Posted: 15/10/2014 at 21:15

Not as sore as the previous two sessions made me, it's definitely getting better.  Grandaughter came home with a bruised/cut chin and a grazed knee having fallen over in the playground.  Lots of cuddles and a few sweets sorted that out.  Been really sneaky today and done washing for firstborn but dried it in tumble dryer and warm folded it.  She now thinks I've done all the ironing Ha Ha. 

Sorry to hear about your floor Dove, really annoying on a nice wood floor, I bet you will have to polish it again.

Bubble wrap arrive for the greenhouse.  I'm not going to insulate it yet, especially as the weather forecast says the weekend is going to be warm.

I'm going to finish off tea and choccy biscuits and then I think it will be an early night.


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:43

Evening all, Throwing it down here in Worcester.  I did manage to take the baby to the park this morning before the rained started.  Haven't had a car today so very restricted in what I could do.  Really missing getting into the garden.  Never mind only 2 days to go and then I'm free for the weekend.

DD I did a similar thing once.  I thought I had overslept and got the kids up quick raced around and ran all the way to school thinking I was really late because there was no one about.  When I got to the school it was deserted, I then realised I had got up an hour early, not late at all.

Good to hear from you Bekkie.

Fidget sounds like you are having a very educational holiday in more ways than one

Our little van is still not fixed, but firstborn has got her car back today so I will be mobile for the rest of the week.

Hope everyone else is OK.  Off for a browse.  Catch you all later.

Slow cookers

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:17

Don't think the lid on mine is airtight.  It just sort of rests on top.  You don't really see any steam because it is cooking so slow.  You just sort of get water drops on the inside of the lid.  The food doesn't actually bubble.


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 17:54

What a day, Hubby's van still not fixed.  Used firstborn's car to drive home so we could take the van back in.  Firstborn's car broke down.  Something to do with disc brakes, even though they were only replaced 6 weeks ago they are sticking and smoke pours out on the drivers side.  All that combined with no sleep and getting another pummeling means I am absolutely shattered.  Oh got to sort out baby. Be back later.


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 05:03

Sorry to hear about your problems Boater, it's really upsetting when your bit of the world is invaded.  You're right Lyn, when we were burgled the police said to forget the alarm and get a big dog.  Prickly bushes are also a good thing, I can recommend berberis, I have one by my path!  A big patch of stinging nettles might also work, if you have the room. 


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 04:56

Morning everyone, Yes it does feel like the middle of the night but when my grandaughter decides its morning, then its morning.  Firstborn has given up and is marking school books and I have decided to amuse myself with a little plant porn.  Just thought I would pop on and see if there were any night owlers first.  Baby is asleep now but doubt if I will be able to drop back off now.  I do envy those people who seem to fall asleep before their head hits the pillow.  Hubby and SIL seem to be 'one of those people'.

Lyn Ive still got tulips to plant and still waiting for some Alliums to be delivered.  You should get your dry day soon according to the forecast. 

GG dont envy you still having almost 300 to do.   Sounds like back ache to me, but it will all be worth it in the spring.

Off for a browse, hopefully I wont get tempted and spend a fortune again.


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 21:56

Its very quiet on here tonight I just popped on to say goodnight to everyone, but it seems no one is around.

Hope everyone has a drier day tomorrow.  Goodnight.

Ideas Please

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 19:14

Thanks BL, don't forget mine is relatively small so fairly easy to keep tidy.  I just love flowers, dont grow any fruit or veg.  I started with all the run of the mill cottage plants but since joining the form I'm trying to add a few different varieties and I've certainly found some plants that I hadn't come across before.


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:51

Ooh Dove,  Ive just had spag bol otherwise I would definitely have joined you.  Remember me if there are any leftovers tomorrow.  Mind you I think I could manage a slice of lemon drizzle.

Glass V Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:42

Mine is safety glass and it wasnt extortionate.  I chose it over polycarbonate because I had read a lot about those going green and not staying clear.  I needed the safety glass rather than horticultural because of the grandchildren.  That said mine is in the garden not on an allotment.

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