Latest posts by Yviestevie

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. 

sorry who is this?

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 18:16

Go on Lily be a devil

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 18:11

Topbird you were posh with baked alaska, we had to settle for arctic roll and that was only on special occasions. I remember once when I at junior school being allowed to bring a friend home for tea on my birthday and we had kunzel show boats, I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

Cherry B, Id forgotten about that, my friends sister had to have her stomach pumped after drinking 39 of them for a bet. 

We had a special tea set (a wedding present to my mum in 1943 by her rich boss) it would only come out during the festive season (cant say the C word) and we used to have tea in the front room (only used on high days and holidays the rest of the time we all squashed into a small room at the back of the house next to the kitchen) I still have that tea set, 42 piece roslyn bone china in tact. In every house I've owned I've had a room decorated to match the colours.  Ive also still got a couple of the pale green champagne saucers that we used to use for sparkling wine. Every time I see them it reminds me of C*******s.

sorry who is this?

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 17:10

Hi Lily, You have a suspect, so just ask them.  Most probably they have done it by accident and if it was on purpose, so what, we still love you.


Posted: 23/08/2014 at 13:58

Oh no just heard that secondborn's other half has been nominated in the ice bucket challenge by his brother.  It better not works its round to me, I think I'd have a heart attack.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 13:53

What was that thing about always washing on a Monday, or was that just where I lived.

Spent many a drunken night on brandy and babycham in my youth.  No drink driving laws either, dont know how me and hubby survived, although he always prefered brown and mild with Brandy chasers.  

I hardly drink at all now apart from the odd glass of wine so hopefully my liver will have recovered.

By the way Ive still got a bottle of unopened babycham and the glass with the bambi on.


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