Latest posts by Yviestevie

Resurrected Nineteen

Posted: 25/07/2017 at 22:54

Hi everyone,  SGL I've been absent for a couple of days too.  Been very busy at home  now that I'm no longer required for nanna duty.  Yesterday I managed to clean half the conservatory roof, clear out a load of rubbish from the cellar and even fitted in some gardening.  The other half of the conservatory will have to wait for a cloudy day, it's too hot when the sun shines.  Today I've been cutting back and mowing lawns.

I'm sure LB will be back so I thought I would mention the cleaning while she was away. 

Re hair, I'm lucky, mum is 95 and still has brown hair and dad didn't have a grey hair on his head when he died aged 71.  So far I'm taking after them, fingers crossed.

Hope everyone has a good night.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 20:56

Evening all hope everyone is well.  Have been busy babysitting Jonah over the last few days.  First and Secondborn have now broken up for the hols so babysitting will be minimal over the next few weeks, especially as firstborn has gone on hols for 3 weeks.

Managed to get some gardening done today in between the showers.  Potted up an Acer and also purchased a Pheasant Berry shrub.  No idea where I'm going to put it, as usual.

Resurrected Nineteen

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 20:26

Evening all,  Very humid, grey and dull here, been expecting a storm all day.  Jonah day today but also popped over to Firstborns with Jonah to see Merri and Mabel as they are going on holiday for three weeks on Saturday, will really miss them.

Cleared a new spot in the garden yesterday so will need to do a bit of investigating.  I need plants that grow well in dappled shade.

Hope everyone is well.

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 20:48

Hello folks.  Pond looking good at the moment .It's now frogs not frog and pond snails and skaters have taken up residence.  It's my favourite place to sit in the garden now.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 17:50

Afternoon all, been working on setting up the laptop for most of the weekend so no gardening has been done apart from a bit of deadheading, although hubby has mowed the lawn.  Adblock has been downloaded and is working fine.  The only problem I have is that I can't get my iPhone to access photos on the laptop.  I have downloaded iPhone photos on both devices but still no go.  Nevermind I expect I'll have to get some help with that bit.  Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend.

Resurrected Eighteen

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 17:30

Afternoon all,  It's taken hours to transfer all the info from the old to the new Laptop.  The only thing I haven't managed is getting my iPhone to see the photos on the laptop.  May have to get some help with that.  I have downloaded IPhone photos on both laptop and phone but still can't make it work. Other than that I'm all set.

Consequently I haven't got much gardening done.  Did deadhead though and hubby has mowed the lawns for me.

Have a trip to the dentist to look forward to tomorrow for a filling replacement.  Hate the dentist.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 19:24

Evening all,  Liri you were right about the flies.  I was in the lounge this evening and heard buzzing looked round and saw movement inside the log burner.  After you mentioned about the vents I had shut them just in case.  When I checked there were loads in there.  Hubby has now lit a fire.  Hopefully problem solved.

Am typing this on the new laptop.  Much faster than the old one.  Have sorted most of the stuff out now.  Just need to get an ad blocker for this site.  It's a nightmare.   Someone suggested one on here last time can anyone recommend one?

Resurrected Eighteen

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 19:12

Hi folks, solved the mystery of the flies.  I was sitting in the lounge when I heard buzzing.  Looked around but couldn't see anything.  Then I noticed movement inside the log burner and there were loads of flies in there.  Hubby hanow lit a fire so hopefully we wont get any more.  Don't know how anything got in there because it's capped on the roof. The flies were coming out of the fire vents.   Someone mentioned the vents,  they said they had had a problem,  don't know if it was on here or on Forkers.

Now typing on new laptop.  I've had one of those that can be used as laptop or tablet, seems OK, certainly faster.  Have loaded most of the stuff on here but must sort out an Ad blocker for this site, they are already driving me mad.

Make your Butt look great

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 11:56

Looking good Keith what a good idea. My butt doesn't look half as good as yours.

Resurrected Eighteen

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 11:53

Well laptop is purchased and will be collecting it in a couple of hours after they have loaded Office etc on to it.  Not a geekess but know what I want.  Had one that you can use with keyboard or touchscreen.  I do begrudge paying for software though, added an extra £150 to the cost, never paid for it before as always got it through work.

We used to keep marine fish but they are tricky to keep and thought I'd leave the fish to have a long life at sea rather than a very short one in my tank

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