Yewbarrow

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 2 days, 22 hours ago

    me yesterday Anne, shopping at supermarket just got half shopping in car when hail storm hit us, – when I got home I am having to dry the stopping with a t-towel, as for me well, I was soaked to the skin – such joy

    • Got my walk this morning in bright sunshine. But now it is blowing a gale and the sky is as black as it gets. The rain it is a raining.
      Hope the soaking does not cause any lasting problems.

    • Thank you all for your kind concern and reciprocal tales … glad I’m not the only one but glad you didn’t get wet too! … and yes I am lovely and snug in my teddy suit thank you ;-) :rose:

    • … and Jenny, I hope the hail hasn’t caused you lasting chills!! … you need a teddy suit too ;-) :good: :rose:

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 3 days, 2 hours ago

    just don’t attempt to turn it over VV – ha ha

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 4 days, 5 hours ago

    glad you had help witht e matress VV – one time I was turning our king size one (as you do) and got trapped between the matress and base – fortunately someone heard my shouts to get me out – would have made interesting reading in the papers I think, women squashed by matress

    • Oh Jenny! :lol: :lol: :lol: shouldn’t laugh, but your comment re the paper reporting did make me chuckle. This is a memory foam one and it is about twice the weight of our old one. :confused:

    • Gordon Bennett Jenny :shout: what a good job that you weren’t home alone with only the malevolent mattress for company!!! :lol:

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 4 days, 5 hours ago

    well, rain all day yesterday and in the night, fields have water laying on them, could we have some sun and a bit of wind to dry things up please – enjoy your day wherever you are, big supermarket shop for me today, at least we only do it about every 7 weeks so its all over and then a rest for a while – have fun whatever you are doing folks

    • Morning Jenny, it’s the same here, water lying everywhere. :-( We are both on the dreaded shopping duty today, I’m just off out to do mine. Enjoy your day – after the shopping. ;-)

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 4 days, 5 hours ago

    in 1976 Jenn the plan was to connect Kielder in Northumberland to a national grid so that water could be shifted around the country easily – it never happened

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 6 days, 3 hours ago

    Another wet day up here, and Cumbria has only just published its flood defense plans – think they need to get working on them, bit worried though the plan is to build up walls or the banks of the river and I can’t find any mention of what happens further down river when all the water shoots through the town only to flood further away, a lot of…[Read more]

    • Hiya Jenny. They need to construct a big tube to siphon some of that water down south. One of the many new estates that are being tacked to all the villages round here have huge problems with an adequate water supply and sufficient water pressure (even though it was one of the objections raised at planning). Here’s hoping there won’t be a…[Read more]

      • in 1976 Jenn the plan was to connect Kielder in Northumberland to a national grid so that water could be shifted around the country easily – it never happened

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    gone are the days Anne when you ate what was put in front of you or went without – sorry that sounds vry harsh as I always make sure I cater for any needs when peeps visit one grand daughter has gone vegetarian this last 12 months and that is no problem and a niece can’t have gluten again no problem, just needs a bit more planning when they visit…[Read more]

    • gertie replied 1 week ago

      I find it interesting to notice how times change so quickly Jenny. I have friends, as I said, who go gluten-free and we too have a Granddaughter who is vegetarian. Her Mum, D-in-L is mostly veggie too, as indeed I veer towards, and I now feel the need to learn more about the traditional ‘nut roasts’!
      Well done on the weekly cake cooking :good: … m…[Read more]

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 week, 2 days ago

    morning each, wet and foggy at first, fog now lifted but still raining, might consider investing in a canoe if this weather continues = enjoy your day folks

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    just about to make some scones Anne and not a lot else today, managed to clean some windows yesterday and took a brillo pad to my saucepans – the outsides do get a bit dull, radio on whilst doing it, quite relaxing in a housework sort of way – ha ha!

    • Sounds about right Jenny. Since having visits from two of our Granddaughters in the past few months, I have got back into the habit of cake cooking, but it’s not good as then they have to be eaten and it’s making us fatter than ever!!! Have decided to use spelt flour now so that my health-conscious friends can share too :good: :rose:

      • gone are the days Anne when you ate what was put in front of you or went without – sorry that sounds vry harsh as I always make sure I cater for any needs when peeps visit one grand daughter has gone vegetarian this last 12 months and that is no problem and a niece can’t have gluten again no problem, just needs a bit more planning when they visit…[Read more]

        • gertie replied 1 week ago

          I find it interesting to notice how times change so quickly Jenny. I have friends, as I said, who go gluten-free and we too have a Granddaughter who is vegetarian. Her Mum, D-in-L is mostly veggie too, as indeed I veer towards, and I now feel the need to learn more about the traditional ‘nut roasts’!
          Well done on the weekly cake cooking :good: … m…[Read more]

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 week, 3 days ago

    morning all, rain and more rain I am sorry to say, just hope it knows when to stop, 2015 started like this and we don’t need that again, although in Kendal on Thursday and torrential cloudburst caused a couple of roads to flood, once watched an amphibian car on Windermere, perhaps forget the electric ones perhaps that’s what we should have, or…[Read more]

    • Have a good day and a rest from the housework tomorrow Jenny … even if it rains! I like your point re the cars :silly: :silly: :confused: :lol: :rose:

      • just about to make some scones Anne and not a lot else today, managed to clean some windows yesterday and took a brillo pad to my saucepans – the outsides do get a bit dull, radio on whilst doing it, quite relaxing in a housework sort of way – ha ha!

        • Sounds about right Jenny. Since having visits from two of our Granddaughters in the past few months, I have got back into the habit of cake cooking, but it’s not good as then they have to be eaten and it’s making us fatter than ever!!! Have decided to use spelt flour now so that my health-conscious friends can share too :good: :rose:

          • gone are the days Anne when you ate what was put in front of you or went without – sorry that sounds vry harsh as I always make sure I cater for any needs when peeps visit one grand daughter has gone vegetarian this last 12 months and that is no problem and a niece can’t have gluten again no problem, just needs a bit more planning when they visit…[Read more]

            • gertie replied 1 week ago

              I find it interesting to notice how times change so quickly Jenny. I have friends, as I said, who go gluten-free and we too have a Granddaughter who is vegetarian. Her Mum, D-in-L is mostly veggie too, as indeed I veer towards, and I now feel the need to learn more about the traditional ‘nut roasts’!
              Well done on the weekly cake cooking :good: … m…[Read more]

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Agree really Anne, but not sure what else to do, grandchildren are often in the garden, aware that they are poking about all over the place and that rats dribble their urine all the time so it is possible to touch infected ground all over the place, I always wear gloves when gardening and dealing with our compost heap for that reason, hard to…[Read more]

    • I totally understand where you are coming from Jenny and may yet have to take unpalatable steps myself for similar reasons, [our little neighbour downstairs for example]. Having tried to redirect plastics for example, I now find myself, after years of grubby gardening hands, also wearing rubbery plastic gloves for gardening for similar reasons to…[Read more]

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    we have the same problem Anne, although not seen much evidence of them just lately, OH does use poison when necessary, puts it in short lengths of drainpipe and partially covers each end so that other wildlife can’t get at it, usually works

    • Good morning Jenny :high-five:
      I know most folks will disagree with me, but I don’t like the idea of poisoning them. The poison works in a nasty way putting the critters thro’ a slow, agonising death, then their bodies are maybe left for other creatures to find and maybe devour, thus also being poisoned. I don’t want to kill them, I just want to…[Read more]

      • Agree really Anne, but not sure what else to do, grandchildren are often in the garden, aware that they are poking about all over the place and that rats dribble their urine all the time so it is possible to touch infected ground all over the place, I always wear gloves when gardening and dealing with our compost heap for that reason, hard to…[Read more]

        • I totally understand where you are coming from Jenny and may yet have to take unpalatable steps myself for similar reasons, [our little neighbour downstairs for example]. Having tried to redirect plastics for example, I now find myself, after years of grubby gardening hands, also wearing rubbery plastic gloves for gardening for similar reasons to…[Read more]

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    afternoon each, quiet day here weatherwise, spent morning spreading leaf mould around shrubs which like it and moving a load of large stones from base of conifer, afraid the tree’s days are numbered it has grown too big for our garden and it has to go so the tree surgeon has been booked and we will get an area of garden back. Enjoy your weekend folks

    • Bravo Jenny on the mulching :good: :dance: .. I think I’ll have to take steps with rats before I do much else in GG :bad:
      HASE :rose:

      • we have the same problem Anne, although not seen much evidence of them just lately, OH does use poison when necessary, puts it in short lengths of drainpipe and partially covers each end so that other wildlife can’t get at it, usually works

        • Good morning Jenny :high-five:
          I know most folks will disagree with me, but I don’t like the idea of poisoning them. The poison works in a nasty way putting the critters thro’ a slow, agonising death, then their bodies are maybe left for other creatures to find and maybe devour, thus also being poisoned. I don’t want to kill them, I just want to…[Read more]

          • Agree really Anne, but not sure what else to do, grandchildren are often in the garden, aware that they are poking about all over the place and that rats dribble their urine all the time so it is possible to touch infected ground all over the place, I always wear gloves when gardening and dealing with our compost heap for that reason, hard to…[Read more]

            • I totally understand where you are coming from Jenny and may yet have to take unpalatable steps myself for similar reasons, [our little neighbour downstairs for example]. Having tried to redirect plastics for example, I now find myself, after years of grubby gardening hands, also wearing rubbery plastic gloves for gardening for similar reasons to…[Read more]

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 3 weeks ago

    morning all from a slightly damp and greyish start to the day, off later to appointment with daughters psychiatrist in the hope that she can help provide evidence to change DWP’s decision to downgrade daughters PIP benefit – at least I have a better idea of how things work this time – enjoy your day folks

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    morning folks another sunny day, will visit plot later just to make sure it is still there not been for a couple of weeks, pottering the rest of the day, have a great day each

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    afternoon folks, beautiful day here oop north, had a drive up the coast to Silecroft, not a very much used beach and this last few years the public toilets were more often shut rather than open – but hey things are changing, a beach cafe and toilets operational – absolutely great, lots of people there – parish council has plans to make things…[Read more]

    • Hallo Jenny :high-five: Hmm, have missed you ennit :lol:
      That drive up the coast sounded really lovely and refreshing … well done to the Parish Council :good: HALE :rose:

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    greetings from a damp and grey south lakes, no gardening of any sort today, too wet. Hope you have better weather and enjoy your day

  • great pics Anne as usual, it has been an amazing autumn, sort of fits and starts up here, not all the trees turning at the same time so it seems to have gone on for ages

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    rather a damp mornng with sun showing itself this afternoon, went to remembrance service this morning and family came back for lunch afterwards, just pottering about now, hope you have all had a resonable weekend folks

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    no once they have “done” their bit that is it for that appeal the DWP advise that they reserve the right to review again within the time put on by the appeal panel – so the cut off date for the judgement is 2019 but DWP have done it this year – such fun

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