Yewbarrow

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    afternoon everyone and thank you for the sun, it is a lovely day, tidied up the helebores this morning and cut off the old leaves and a bit of tidying cutting back dead crocosmia leaves, snowdrops out – bit earlier than some years, was quite surprised have not been round the garden lately it has been so damp, drizzly and foggy

    • Hi Jenny :rose: Am so glad it :notacloudinsight: stretched up to you :lol:
      I have just come back from a trek to the distant Post Office!! it’s getting dark and chilly now so GG will have to wait a bit longer for that trim!
      Have a lovely evening :rose:

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

    didn’t happen Anne – cat is very nervous, ran out of the house and hid under a shed, everyone agreed it was perhaps too nervous to introduce to a house with children, so daughter is considering contacting a cat
    rescue organisation in a while to see if they
    can get one who will settle ok

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    morning all, well that’s the festivities done and dusted, decorations back in the loft, tree outside awaiting recycle and freezer and fridge back to a sensible state – hope you all had a good time and a happy new year to each of you. Hoping to be able to take new cat to daughter today, its owner passed away before Christmas and relatives don’t…[Read more]

    • Such a sad tale Jenny :disappointed:
      I hope your help will settle the situation and I will send you some sun as soon as I get some ;-) :rose:

      • Hi Jenny. I hope your daughter, family and bereaved cat all get on well :-) What colour is it? I just couldn’t live up there, I’d have permanent depression with all that grey :-(

        • didn’t happen Anne – cat is very nervous, ran out of the house and hid under a shed, everyone agreed it was perhaps too nervous to introduce to a house with children, so daughter is considering contacting a cat
          rescue organisation in a while to see if they
          can get one who will settle ok

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    morning each from a grey and drizzly south lakes – apart from the odd flash of sun been like it all Christmas – but never mind had great time with family, hope you enjoyed yours and a happy new year to each and everyone, happy gardening in 2019 and get those seed catalogues out and rest up while you can

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 2 months ago

    morning all, bit damp here but brightened a little bit since first thing, pottering here today, bit of shopping and a few things to do towards Christmas, have a great Christmas each if I don’t get on here over the next few days.

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    afternoon all, wet and windy here, off shortly to meet up with friend for cuppa and catch up, hope your Christmas plans are coming together, have a “to do” list which seems to be growing and growing and I don’t even “do” this first Christmas, leave it to daughter, enjoy the rest of your day

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

    remember that Anne – as a child christmas tree always decorated on Christmas Eve

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    evening folks, busy morning at church shop, flower arrangers doing their bit ready for Christmas, secondary school rehearing for their christingle service and qite a fe visitors and oh yes the organ being tuned – not very tuneful but hey it needs doing every now and again, quiet afternoon and pottered, hope your Christmas preparations are going…[Read more]

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

    Hi Cilla, we spend Christmas Day and a bit of Boxing Day with daughter and herfamily, son goes to in-laws and then they all come here a couple of days later to “do” it all again and we have a 2nd Christmas – 10 of us, bedrooms like a sally army hostel, but great fun and then they all go back home the next day, either after breakfast or lunch and…[Read more]

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    better day today sun out a bit and not as cold, bit windy last night, storm force 10 on the shipping forecast for Irish Sea – I didn’t venture out, bit of baking towards Christmas today, can’t do too much else freezer will be too full, wrapping of presents this afternoon, feel a cup of tea coming on now – enjoy the rest of yur day folks

    • Hi Jenny, long time no see ;-) I hope your weather improves soon but the cuppa sounds good. Will you be entertaining the family for christmas?

      • Hi Cilla, we spend Christmas Day and a bit of Boxing Day with daughter and herfamily, son goes to in-laws and then they all come here a couple of days later to “do” it all again and we have a 2nd Christmas – 10 of us, bedrooms like a sally army hostel, but great fun and then they all go back home the next day, either after breakfast or lunch and…[Read more]

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

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

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks 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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 2 months, 3 weeks 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]

    • 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 2 months, 3 weeks 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 2 months, 3 weeks 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]

        • 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 2 months, 3 weeks 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]

            • 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]

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