• Well, not to be outdone by Karen’s @VegVamp fabulous Great Diving Beetle, I noticed this dragonfly nymph making his way to get back underwater after I disturbed him while I was trying to get rid of some of the gunge on the top of the pond. I also saw a newt I’d disturbed… The pond is clear under the algae as there’s lots of oxygenator in it and…[Read more]

  • NorthernTeacher posted an update 1 month ago

    Morning clickers :-) Hopefully a sunny day – I would like some rain but it’s OH’s birthday, so… :lol: We’ll be having nice food to celebrate – so lots of prep and cooking during the day. @VegVamp we’ve finished Devs – let me know when you’ve seen it all to compare comments ;-) Have a lovely day, everyone :-)

    • cilla replied 1 month ago

      Morning Jane. Breakfast and lunch will be as normal here just steak for dinner and OH will cook that as I hate frying, I shall do the accompaniments. Have a lovely day and :fingers-crossed: for some rain, the forecast is a bit hit and miss in that department.

    • Morning Jane, and Happy Birthday to your OH,
      :clover: :rose: 🎁🍾 :present: :drink: :cake: :drink: :present: 🍾🎁 :rose: :clover:
      hope you have a lovely celebration.
      Yip will let you know about Devs, we watched #5 last night and it is certainly holding our attention but then got sidetracked by a programme on the Valley of the Kings. ;-) Have…[Read more]

      • Morning Karen :-) OH says thank you :cool: We need to find summat else to watch now ;-) Hope you’re having a lovely day :notacloudinsight:

        • Was actually thinking of putting a new group on for tv recommendations during these desperate times. Same sort of idea as the books one. Would anyone be interested?

          • I think it’s a good idea for those of us who like boxed sets, Karen but who don’t want to trawl through what’s available. Besides you, me and Cilla though, I don’t know who else watches anything ;-)

          • cilla replied 1 month ago

            We sometimes watch odd things on BBC Scotland, ITV3 and Drama. We’ve been watching old Judge John Dees, Inspector George Gently and Inspector Lynley :lol: You have to pay, though, if you want catch up on the Drama channel.

    • :good: :rose:

      • Hi Jane thanks for the article a very good read. I used to do a bit of sailing some years ago until work and garden got in the way, leaving me very little spare time at the weekend. Now retired I have never got back into it. When you aren`t sailing regularly you lose touch with friends and things change. I still miss it at times though.

        • Glad you enjoyed it, Frank :good: Didn’t know you were of the sailing clan ;-)

          • Yes I used to sail from Scarborough for pleasure at weekends, I had a litttle Westerly 22 for a few years. Then the commodore of the day asked me if I would crew for him on racing weekends, which my wife was quite happy about as ahe had problems with seasickness so this took the pleasure away from her. She was quite happy to spend the day with the…[Read more]

          • Just to add I think it was most yachtsman`s dream to pack everything up, sell up, and just sail wherever the wind takes you. That girl in the article did just that.

    • Thanks for that Jane, a great article. :good:

      • Good article that Jane, But not one I could follow, I like my creature comforts too much,And as Karen knows I always relied on a big engine, (Not a blanket on a pole,) :lol: :lol: :rose:

        • You can’t help that, Al :lol: I’ve only ever been in a little boat once and got really scared when I was expected to move to the other side of it in the middle of nowhere :nailbiting:

  • Jenn posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Thanks all :blowkiss: It will look better once the flowers come…just green at the minute. The apple blossom isn’t out just yet but you can see it is getting ready…the Discovery is an early apple, the Bramley isn’t too far behind and the Cox’s is after those @vegvamp

  • gertie posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Good morning All from a bright blue-sky- :notacloudinsight: today, thank goodness. I hope it shines for the rest of you today, especially for you Karen[@vegvamp] :clover: :love: and Lynn :love: :rose: and her friend.
    I may see if it’s worth wading into GG and pootle about a bit today, then there may be the dreaded shopping to do!
    Have a good…[Read more]

    • Morning Anne – ‘wading’ is about right – have a lovely day (apart from the shopping) :rose:

    • Thank you Anne, we’ve had a bit of wet stuff, but my back was quite glad of a rest this morning, it seems to be clearing now though. :good: I’ve the dreaded shopping done. :good:

      • Hi Anne. Lovely and sunny here too. I hope you had a good wading potter today :lol:

      • Good evening Karen :high-five: and Cilla :high-five:
        My wading was forestalled Cilla :disappointed: as we had to do the ‘dreaded shopping’ ;-) too, then cook lunch on our return. I just about caught the post after that and now I’m ready to sit and read some more. Have a lovely first Friday Cilla and rest that back Karen :high-five: :clover: :rose:

  • gertie posted an update 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    It’s bright blue sunny here in C.P. and relatively calm so :fingers-crossed: for a better day…good luck All, and keep warm and safe Karen [@vegvamp] :clover: :rose:

  • Jenn posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hello laydeees. Weather is much more agreeable today but we know what’s coming, don’t we, eek :confused: One little bit of skirting to do and a window sill and then we are done. Didn’t get to the reclamation yard as other stuff came up but will go on Monday, I think. White House Farm is a bit slow, Karen @vegvamp but it is getting quite…[Read more]

  • Allan posted an update 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    @VegVamp Son , G Son, And S G Son out there for the nice weather,With the forecast for Sunday,It looks as if they will be out there a bit longer. ;-)
  • gertie posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

  • gertie posted an update 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    @Duncan Thank you Duncan :love: :rose: :rose:
    @vegvamp Thank you Karen :love: :rose:

  • gertie posted an update 6 months ago

    Evening All :high-five: Enniskillen looks a pretty place Karen [@VegVamp ] :clover: :-)
    Strange ole day … very quiet,; an almost yellow sky at sunset, and still cold and c…

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  • gertie posted an update 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    @VegVamp Hope that your day and drive to/fro Carrick Fergus was comfortable ,safe and ultimately enjoyable Karen :good: HAGD today :clover: :rose: :rose:

  • Allan posted an update 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    @VegVamp Saw this and was just wondering, :lol: :lol:
  • Jenn posted an update 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Morning clickers and HAppy Birthday to Karen @vegvamp. A bit warmer today than yesterday but an absolute mudbath. OH is out the front cutting our side of next door’s hedge and I am feeling guilty because I haven’t got anything done – up too late reading :lol: Had better get my bum in gear before it’s dark. HAGU :good:

  • cilla posted an update 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Karen @VegVamp, I hope you are having a wowser weekend and being spoilt rotten. :rose: :walt: :present: :cake: :drink: :drink:

    • Morning Cilla and a very happy birthday to Karen from me, too!!! :present: :cake: :drink:
      Dry here and hope you both have dry weather as well – enjoy today :-)

    • Morning Cilla, thank you honey; we’re just getting organised and will set off in about an hour. Looking forward to the break. :love:

  • NorthernTeacher posted a new activity comment 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    Hi Anne :-) I wondered if you had Tina’s number and glad you’ve been in touch with her. I’ll do this @VegVamp in case Karen misses that you’ve spoken to her :rose: Of course, you may well have pm’d her ;-)

  • Allan posted an update 7 months ago

    @VegVamp Hi K, Went to look at the October comp,There’s only attachments written there, Tried clicking on different pointers but with no luck, :rose:

    • Hi Allan … I’m here with Microsoft Edge and I can see all the pictures clearly, no delay. I wish you luck :good: and I’ll tell you afterwards if you picked the one I think that you will pick ;-) :rose:

    • Hi Al, Bum, and lots of other bad words. :-( They are all showing for me so it is really difficult to sort out what is happening. Will you try these links Al, the https on first, and let me know if either of them help. In the mean time I’ll fire up a windows 10 laptop and check on…[Read more]

  • gertie posted an update 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    @VegVamp Hi Karen :high-five:
    Had a good day? :clover: :rose:

    • Morning Anne, sorry, missed this last night. Aye, not too bad, :good: a very lazy day. ;-)Has your rain gone yet?

      • Good morning Karen, It’s almost dry, just mizzley and damp :bad: Dave, the decorator is on the roof nevertheless , scraping away to repair the chimneys poor soul…lousy weather to work in but what can you do? Hope the knees are improving :good:
        :love: :clover: :rose:

        • Hope it dries up for poor Dave. :good:
          Thankfully just the one knee Anne, and yes, massively improved, thank you. :good:

          • Oh good Karen :good: :love: [re the knee that is … it’s lousy being ‘knee-crook’]
            Dave just got on and the sun eventually came out. He seems to be doing a thoroughly good job, between the vicissitudes of the weather :good: :clover: :rose:

  • gertie posted an update 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Good day all from a grey, damp C.P. Decorator has been and gone…too wet to work on the roof where the next job is :bad: Let’s hope that tomorrow is dryer.
    @vegvamp … hope the knee gets better quickly Karen :good:
    HAGD All

    • Hi Anne. What flippin’ weather it is, glad I’m not gardening for a living any more. I hope your day was tolerable ;-)

      • Hi Cilla :high-five: Yes!! And to think that I was suffering in the heat of Summer and wanting it to rain :shout: Now it doesn’t know when to let up! :bad: I now, of course ,want the garden to be drier :confused: ;-) HAGE :rose:

    • Ps noticed what looks like a mis-spelling Karen so I looked it up …..

      [Driest vs Dryest – What’s the difference? | WikiDiff

      Driest is an alternative form of dryest. In en-superlative of|dry terms the difference between driest and dryest is that driest is (dry) while dryest is (dry). As adjectives the d…[Read more]

  • gertie replied to the topic Posting problem in the forum Support Issues 8 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Karen … re photo resizing etc, following your earlier comment, the instructions for sizing photos when uploading a blog actually changed anyway, some time ago. There is slightly less choice now. I assumed it was to reduce the difficulty of up loading large photos to the site. … :clover: :rose:

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