Beanstew

  • Beanstew posted an update 4 days, 18 hours ago

    Spent a large chunk of yesterday fulfilling the CVO’s (Community of Voluntary Organisations) need to have trained everyone in various aspects of Health and Safety – and pretty boring it was too – but I now know what to do as a lone worker, if one of my elderly clients rises off the podiatrist’s couch and threatens me with violence. I haven’t yet…[Read more]

    • Good morning Bean. Who knew there was so much to do to befriend a lonely person, a nanny state gone too far I fear :-( Your garden works sound in full swing so everything here is crossed for you :-)

    • Morning Sheila, jez, it does get complicated doesn’t it. :confused: Hope you manage some garden time amid all the “elf & safety” overload. ;-) :good:

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 4 days, 18 hours ago

    I’m so sorry to read this, Jane. It’s not simply coincidence that we attach the word “stinking” to colds, because that is exactly what they are. I know you are busy just now, but try and get out in the fresh air too – it will help.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 4 days, 18 hours ago

    Dom is quite right to be narked, Anne – thoughtlessness of how our actions affect others is just plain selfish. Have a lovely time, and come back safely (Mrs Dixon).

    • Morning Anne. I didn’t knowmyou were going away either. Have fun with your family and :fingers-crossed: for good weather.

    • Hallo Sheila and Cilla … sorry to have been so cagey … been so busy sorting stuff and preoccupied with things .
      It’s great to be finally gadding about for real and seeing our Families again …you know how that is Sheila, with your growing bundles of joy :lol:
      As for weather Cilla…too right :fingers-crossed: It was a very WET and…[Read more]

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 4 days, 18 hours ago

    Good grief, Mick – no wonder we weren’t seeing so much of you! It sounds like forced labour. Three cheers for freedom and a good work-life balance.!

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 5 days, 17 hours ago

    The wind has dropped today and it is dry – but I don’t aspire to southern temperatures up here, and may look out the thermals later. Think I will be spending most of today online doing some tiresome training updating for the voluntary organisation which runs the Foodbank and Toenails. It’s a bureaucratic pain in the neck. I’m glad to think your…[Read more]

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 5 days, 17 hours ago

    The woman was an only child and has apparently been a loner all her life – it may simply be her way of holding me at arm’s length while she susses me out more. But can’t really see yet why the social worker concerned thinks that she needs a friend – she does interact a bit within the sheltered housing, but sneers about it. I think she probably…[Read more]

    • Grief, friends like that……….. :bad: Might be worth asking the social worker what her reasoning was about it?

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 5 days, 18 hours ago

    Oops!

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 5 days, 18 hours ago

    Is this Maureen, Cilla? very pretty.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 5 days, 19 hours ago

    It’s quite lonely here very early in the morning too, Anne – pity we can’t synchronise our body clocks…..Good morning!

  • Beanstew posted an update 5 days, 19 hours ago

    Grabbed a break in the weather yesterday afternoon, and snuck out to fill a large bag with very mature runner beans. Have no idea whether the seeds inside should be dried inside the pods – but have stripped the pods and am drying the seeds separately ( and a varied and colourful bunch they are). I have no idea at this point how my befriending…[Read more]

    • Morning Sheila, good job on the runners, I do pod the beans simply because it is easier to dry them that way and it seems to work perfectly. Best ones for growing next year, the rest for eating. :good: Ummmmmm on your befriending, not sure you are meant to be a taxi service? :-( Thought it was supposed to be to help with loneliness? Good excuse…[Read more]

      • Morning girls. I poded my beans yesterday and they were a disaster, half were mouldy and the few remaining not up to much :-( I may be begging for a few black ones. Did you actually meet this person who wants a taxi driver?

    • The woman was an only child and has apparently been a loner all her life – it may simply be her way of holding me at arm’s length while she susses me out more. But can’t really see yet why the social worker concerned thinks that she needs a friend – she does interact a bit within the sheltered housing, but sneers about it. I think she probably…[Read more]

      • Grief, friends like that……….. :bad: Might be worth asking the social worker what her reasoning was about it?

    • Morning Sheila :-) not a particularly good start then with this woman – who pays for the mileage? Sounds a bit like the seed podding was more constructive than the befriending, up to a point. Hope you have a good day today :-)

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 6 days, 16 hours ago

    Your day sounds absolutely wonderful, Lynn – and I wish it was mine. My afternoon will be frightful, standing in the rain, digging about in a wet, tangled mess of runner bean bines looking for pods. Big Whoopee!

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 6 days, 16 hours ago

    Good morning Mick – am glad you are having a re-think, because we haven’t seen so much of you recently, and it’s probably been down to you having too much to do. Being busy can be good, but only if you have time to yourself built in.

    • Good morning Mick. A good idea to have a rethink, you need time for yourself and time for your family. I hope you are all well :-)

      • Good day Mick :high-five: and bon courage :good: Hugs for all :rose:

        • I haven’t said a lot lately a majority of the time I was on the phone it was impossible to communicate. .got a tablet in September and Chelsea uses it when am not about andshe drains it

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 6 days, 16 hours ago

    Good morning the pair of you. I am now left wondering WHO/WHAT the seed-bearing Maureen is? I have enough difficulty (given my senior memory) remembering the proper name for plants, without christening them with human names too – or is there actually a lettuce called Maureen? (I may have to start growing lots of Daphne so that I can remember…[Read more]

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 6 days, 17 hours ago

    Is there a better reason for being “late” than faffing? I doubt it. Faffing means that you meet up with others with a quiet mind, unharrassed (and hopefully not thinking about Trump and Kavanaugh.) Whereas I am grinding my teeth at the spectacle of both of them this morning. But I digress – hope you all have a good day which meets…[Read more]

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 6 days, 17 hours ago

    I’d be really interested to know what you think the white beans will add to the Rhonnda mix, Allan – it seems pretty good the way it is.

    • My friend has grown these white ones for a few years Sheila and he is having larger numbers of beans per bunch than i am,So i am going to introduce them into my beans and see what the outcome will be, I’ll be keeping some of my beans unsown, so that if they don’t work out ,I’ll have them to fall back on for the following years.

      • This is really interesting Allan…will be following closely with you to see the outcomes….bon courage :good:

  • Could not agree more about Rhonnda Blacks – they are a terrific bean which I was growing again this year with seed provided by my brother in Glos. Unfortunately, they were such sturdy plants that my poorly […]

  • Beanstew posted an update 6 days, 18 hours ago

    Just looked at my weather forecast for the next week – and wish I hadn’t bothered to find out that we expect rain for the next week….. so if you hear any whimpering, it’s probably me. This morning I am meeting an older woman living in sheltered accomodation,, to see if we are / can be compatible for befriending. I expect she is wondering just…[Read more]

    • Good morning Bean, best not to look at the forecast and you can be pleasantly surprised if a dry day crops up ;-) I’m sure you will lighten up your lady’s day with your humour and interesting chat but I hope you like her as well. Shall look forward to hearing all about it. :-)

    • Morning Sheila, meant to be half decent here today & it’s still chucking it down, so I’ll give the forecast a miss. :-( Good luck this morning, excellent that you both get a chance to decide whether or not you are compatible, I like that. :good: Mind you not much point otherwise. Hope it goes well. :rose:

    • Morning Sheila :-) hope all goes well for your meet up today – definitely fingers crossed for you! Glad to say our weather is ok for a few days – not that I can go out in it, which makes it a bit of a waste! Have a good day!

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    It’s been pretty cold up here too, Cilla – or I am simply missing my thermals. Getting my super-duper flu jab (for the over 75s) this afternoon – so should feel invincible……
    I’ve stopped watching most of the series on BBC, and BBC Breakfast – they are always trying to drive ratings up for BBC productions, and I don’t like to feel manipulated…[Read more]

    • gertie replied 1 week ago

      Good morning Sheila … We have jumped thro’ various hoops to get ours done before visiting Our Grandchildren. Dom was successful, but mine needed a different sort of ‘subcut’ injection with a smaller needle because of my current blood thinning meds so the Pharmacist Nurse couldn’t do it eventually anyway :disappointed: … still waiting and adv…[Read more]

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    Aaarrggg! I’m sure we have at least as much mould here as you have in N. Ireland – thanks for the heads-up.

    • No worries Sheila, should have thought to say to you before now.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    ‘Tis a noble impulse, Cilla – but I am afraid that sunshine does not stand a hope in H*ll of penetrating the heavy cloud and rain that surrounds us. How is your cold this morning?

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