Latest posts by Yviestevie


Posted: 13/07/2016 at 20:10

Evening all, Funny day today, it's either been sunny and warm or throwing it down with rain.  I've been in and out like a bobhowler.  Managed to get the lawns mowed, some cutting back and deadheading, also planted a dierama and a penstemon Raven.  I've bought a new Honeysuckle, Rhubard & Custard, but have no idea where I'll put it

Somehow, I've managed to hurt my back, think I must have slept awkwardly at Firstborns last night, so I'm sitting with a hot water bottle on my back trying to ease it a little.

Haven't had chance to read back so hope everyone is OK.


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 20:48

Hi everyone, What a day, I'm shattered.  Have been to Hidcote and Kiftsgate both beautiful at the moment.  Will post some piccies when I've loaded them onto the computer.  Finished the afternoon off with a champagne afternoon tea at a the Cotswold House Hotel.  Firstborn also paid for a National Trust Membership for me so I've been really spoiled this year.

Now I'm lounging on the sofa watching Andy on catch up TV.  could it get any better.

Sorry to hear you're poorly Pat, hope you feel better soon.

Positive visualisation for the doc

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 18:11

Chin up P'doc.  Everyone on here is rooting for you.  Challenge a few negative thoughts and get out in the garden whenever you can.  From one depressive to another, you will get through this.


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 17:47

Afternoon all, or is it evening now?  Spent yesterday looking after Mabel and then drove over to secondborn's to have Jonah for the night.  They went to a friends birthday meal so I stayed the night.  The baby was very good but I'm still shattered.  He is now on a totally synthetic milk, whatever that is, and so far he's much better (fingers crossed).

P'doc, sorry to hear about your troubles, hope you can join in the banter again soon.  Have read back but can't remember much. Oh RB hope you get your transport sorted out and the freezer.

DD I haven't caught up on 'Worries thread' hope you and Charlie are OK.

Have been watching tennis when I can.  Wont get to see the final tomorrow though as I'm going to Hidcote Manor and out for afternoon tea at Cotswold House with First and Secondborn.  It was part of my birthday present.  I'll need to tape it.

Hope everyone is OK and enjoying their weekend.


Posted: 06/07/2016 at 18:08

OMG the Murray match is a corker 1.5 hours for the first set

'Behind the gate' project

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 17:54

Lovely Madpenquin, I'm totally ashamed of the space behind my gate at the moment it's a collection of bins old pots and general junk, might have to do something about it


Posted: 06/07/2016 at 17:44

Afternoon all, Watched the end of the Federer match and wished I had watched it from the start. Now watching Murray, looks like another nailbiter.

Had a day of cuddles yesterday with Mabel and babysat while firstborn and SIL went out for a meal to celebrate her birthday.

Babt grabdson isn't well at the moment.  He is now on synthetic milk.  They have tried him with lactose free and dairy protein free and his tummy still can't tolerate it.  Secondborn isn't getting much sleep.  I'm going over on Friday and staying the night so they can both get a night's sleep. 

Popped into Ashwoods this morning for a quick look round and bought a lovely phlox, white with a dark purple eye, can't remember the name.   Spent an age deadheading when I came back, will need to go out again and water later.

Will be watching Wales later, hope they do well.


Posted: 04/07/2016 at 11:35

PDocs photos are on David's camera thread Lily.

Morning all,  Hope all birthday boys and girls have a good day.  Firstborn arrived a day late for the 4th July celebrations.  Will be seeing her tomorrow as I'm on Nanna Duty.

Glorious day here very warm and sunny.  Have run a few errands this morning and now have to wait in for the tumble dryer man to come as apparently I have one of those that are likely to catch fire at a moments notice.

Not too much to do in the garden so will potter around moving a few pots into gaps created by the early summer flowers being cut down. 

Hope aches and pains improve Lesley and Clari.

Camera Talk

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 11:18

Lovely Photos PD it reminded me of a safari holiday we had in Kenya quite a few years ago now.  Baby elephants were my favourite, all rubbery and lollopy (is that a word)


Posted: 03/07/2016 at 16:33

Enjoy your roasters RB.  Have had gammon, rice and salad today but need something sweet now might have to pop to Tesco Express.

Accompanied my friend to Merry Hill today, she has damaged her knee in a fall and isn't very confident getting about yet.  Didn't buy anything though.

Came back and spent time in the garden cutting back lupins etc and edging the lawn.  A few holes opening up in the borders so will have to do a bit of infilling in the next week or so.

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend.

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