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A Senior Moment.

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 20:54

Thanks for all you nice comments about the china, for years I tried to find a teapot that matched until I read that china made before a certain date never had teapots as you were expected to serve the tea from a silver teapot. La de da. 

I used to go for very plain decor but now I do add a bit of colour.  Only the chimney breast is wallpapered and the curtains match, the rest of the walls are in parchment a period ivory colour. Im a bit of a cushion freak so have quite a few that pick out the blue and the gold colour in the china.

Dont know how we got talking about this on Senior Moments thread, it belongs on the Shabby Chic thread really.


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 20:42

Yes I definitely am, just got rid of 100 emails.  Seems like everyone had a good day even OL who had to work.  OL I think you should go to you boss and tell them that you had a request for courgette juice, you never know it might be the next 'big thing'. 

Did a bit in the garden today, planted some new foxgloves in quite a shady part of the garden so it should cheer it up a bit next year. 

Im not sure what to do about Neon Star, if Im not mistaken hellebores can all be a little bit different and you are never quite sure what you are going to get.   I might plant it in a pot and wait until it has flowered before planting in the garden.  I also have to buy a new pot for the blue salvia I bought.  Oh dear I feel another trip to the garden centre coming on.

Lesley, Im sure you dont look old enough for the librarian's comments perhaps she had poor eyesight.

Enjoy your bath KEF

Off for a quick look round

Bored of my garden!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 17:02

I think more veg is the way to go, perhaps just change a small section in your garden and concentrate on growing unusual varieties things that take some TLC.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 16:57

Its all true Lily they kept her in with alcohol poisoning, she just kept going until she won. 

Diamond white and White Lightning is supposed to be cider, personally I'd be more likely to strip paint with it. 


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 14:19

Well Ive found out what was causing the large gaps in my posts.  I wasnt resting my hands on the space bar.  It happens when I lean forward to pick anything up off the coffe table.  Im saying nothing more.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 12:42

Bizzie B thanks for the ideas. Turning the shed round so that I could grow up and across would help but I cant get Hubby to agree to move the shed, it would also cause a bit of a problem because the rain water butt taking water from the conservatory roof would be in the way.  I can see the extension if I sit on the end of the sofa in the conservatory right by the window.  You cant see it from anywhere else.  He has planted a tree in front of the extension in his garden which looks quite nice.  However, he has chosen a twisted willow which will grow quite big and actually sits near to the water mains (Im awaiting that problem with baited breath).  He is a lovely neighbour in all other respects but really has no idea when it comes to design or gardening.  (Hes planted a Scotts Pine right next to the fence halfway up the garden and a Cedara Deodora next to his bay window on the front of the house.  I'm just hoping that if he does sell his house someone will realise the problems that these trees could cause and remove them.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 12:14

Ooh Bekkie, did you by any chance have the odd glass of White Lightening.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 12:12

Hi Runnybeak, No the tea set is never 'put away' its in the cupboard the side of the fire place.  You can see the wall paper on the photo below it took a while to find that but its a really good match. Mad aren't I.


Help. Not sleeping.

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 11:55

I always feel really sorry for anyone who who cant sleep. I always wake much too early in the summer because the room is too light, I really need a blackout blind and every year I say I'll sort in but never seem to.  I really will this year.  Ive learned to be a bit more relaxed about not sleeping, mainly since I stopped working, because in my head I know that if I have to I can catch up during the day.  It was a lot worse when I worked because then I kept telling myself I had to sleep otherwise I wouldnt cope at work.

Now when I wake up, I give myself a time and if Im still away 30minutes later.  I get up and make myself a drink and either read or watch a tv programme usually about an hour or so later I'm tired again and take myself to bed.  Its definitely the lack of pressure of 'having to get a good night's sleep' that has helped.


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 11:38

Hi Folks, hope everyone OK.  Weather seems a bit better today after the downpours of yesterday.  Feeling a bit low after visiting mum this morning as she got upset about having no home to go to.  Makes you feel so guilty, but I know I did the right thing as she couldnt possibly manage on her own.  I think it was Lesley who asked her mum about siblings.  I have a brother and a sister but I may as well be an only child when it comes to mum (it was the same with dad come to mention if). 

Anyway thats enough moaning for one day.  I have a lot to do this week as we are going on holiday and Ive done absolutely nothing except buy suntan lotion.  Have no idea where beach towels are, or anything else for that matter.  Hubby has sorted all paperwork and bookings so I never have to do anything like that but unless I get a move on we'll be living in jeans and T's not good when its high 40's.

For the first year Im a bit worried about leaving the garden Ive got such a lot of little plants and newly planted/transfered that if it doesnt rain while Im away I might end up with a dead garden on my return.  No real undergarden I can instruct.  A few friends I might ask to come on a specific day and leave the garden gate open. 

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