• VegVamp posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    The easiest way to post a video is to upload it to Youtube and then post the link to Youtube here Star & Anne. The video will play on our site but Youtube “hosts” the video, so it doesn’t use up our bandwidth allowance. :good: @Star @Gertie

  • NorthernTeacher posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    @gertie Met when we were 20, Anne (Newcastle Uni) :-)

    • There, that’s more like it :good: :-)
      Dom and I met via a mutual friend [sort of] when we sere 16, so we’ve been together now for 59 years :-) got married after all our various colleges etc ….. it’s a long time ago! :lol: :love: :rose:

  • VegVamp posted an update 6 months ago

    Ooops, apologies, Happy Birthday to Gertie/Anne’s OH as well. Have a great day Dom. @gertie
    :rose: :present: :drink: :cake: :drink: :present: :rose:

    • “Thank you very much ” from Dom, Karen :-) :clover: :rose: :clover:

    • Ooooo ditto! xx

    • I think sometimes this remembering and worrying about forgetting these events can cause more harm than good.
      Perhaps we can just pick up when we log on to appreciate the moment, whenever that may be? :rose:

  • NorthernTeacher posted a new activity comment 7 months ago

    @gertie Hi Anne :-) not sure if this would work for blackberries. This clematis doesn’t climb (it’s C. x durandii) and I will tie it to the string and bamboo as necessary.
    The ground is very damp at the mo and it was easy-ish to poke 6 bamboo poles around the plant. They haven’t necessarily gone in straight but that doesn’t worry me as the plant…[Read more]

  • VegVamp posted an update 9 months ago

    Right, that’s me off, see Cilla @Cilla and Anne @Gertie are up, morning girls, will catch up later. :-)

  • VegVamp posted an update 9 months ago

    Morning Clickers, now where’s that Cilla one this morning? :lol: @Cilla Turned pretty wet and miserable yesterday, but hoping for better today – eternal optimist. ;-) I now have an avalanche of tomatoes, all the beef ones are ripening together so may be visiting a few neighbours today. :lol: Off to the pool shortly so have a good day all. :-)…[Read more]

    • How dare Cilla have a lie-in, Karen – she always complains when nobody is around to respond to her early morning calls :lol: Good morning to you :-) The forecaster said you have a bright start to the day – good for tomato picking ;-) Have a good swim :-)

      • And good morning to you girls……lie in, what is a lie in :lol: I’ve been busy feeding cats and birds but back in bed with mug of tea now :good: I’ll have a few of those toms, please Karen, I just need a few more to make more soup ;-) Enjoy that swim :-)

        • How many pounds would you like Cilla, :confused: I’d love to give you some. :-) Just off now so will catch up later. Have a good day. :rose:

      • Morning Jane. Damn cheeky of Cilla :lol: Nooooooo, don’t mention tomato picking :lol: aye, it is looking much brighter that goodness. Enjoy your day.

  • VegVamp posted an update 9 months, 1 week ago

    Afters all, it’s got very grey looking so have come in for a coffee fix. ;-) Anyone heard from Anne today? Not like her not to be on. Hope all is ok? @Gertie Had to go galloping into the town as I needed to renew my car insurance, and have just been faffing ever since. ;-) Really should be doing some strimming, but indolence has triumphed instead. ;-)

    • Nice and warm here today. Shorts is back on. Nope have not seen Anna :fingers-crossed: She is fine.

    • Hallo Karen :high-five:
      Hallo Vashte :high-five:
      Sorry I am so late today. Am fine :good: Been busy with ‘phone calls, cooking etc. etc.
      My one bean, popped into the soil but a few months ago; the one that was flowering and dropping its blossoms, is now rapidly producing beautiful beans and ripening daily. We had a second bundle for lunch today…[Read more]

      • Ah good, glad to see you on Anne, and even better you have beans. :good: :rose:

        • They are delicious Karen :lol: Will plant lots next year and ingratiate myself with my friends and neighbours with the excess … well a gal can dream :lol: :clover: :rose:

  • VegVamp posted an update 10 months, 1 week ago

    Morning Clickers, see Tubs and Anne have already been and gone this morning. :lol: @Tubs @Gertie Great weekend, warm but cloudy, so very pleasant to work in. Got loads done in the garden, harvesting, blanching and freezing all going at full pelt. :good: A bit misty and overcast this morning, and cooler, but still dry. Just off to the pool, so…[Read more]

    • Morning petal., :good: on your industrious weekend. Have a lovely swim. Will you have work or playtime today? :rose:

      • Aha, morning Cilla, nearly missed you there. A bit of work on this morning, and then back to the flippin dentist at lunchtime, think he may have to put a crown on that tooth I broke. :disappointed: May need to remortgage the house. :confused: I’m saving your blog for after my swim. :good: :-)

    • Good morning Karen. We have obviously had some rain overnight, but it’s dry at the moment. I’m still at the stage of being grateful for every drop that falls, so no complaints here. Have a lovely day.

  • VegVamp posted an update 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Morning Clickers, a damp, grey morning here and due to be the same all day :-( Temp is due to get warmer overnight tonight – how weird is that. :confused: Some work on this morning so that will keep me out of mischief for a while. Spud spraying and Pea & Bean harvesting needs done if I can get out. Congratulations to Anne @Gertie on her photo…[Read more]

    • Morning Karen, a brighter day here and 30d forecast for Friday & into early part of next week :excruciating: so enjoying these cooler temps and sunshine :good:
      Hope you get some brightness today :good: :clover:

      • Morning Lynn, don’t mind the cooler temps for a wee while but would really like to get the spuds sprayed again as blight will not be far away. Hope you get a gentle day today. :good:

    • Our weather has been very similar here with rain in the wind all day when it wasn’t actually raining – and grey overhead again this morning. Must confess that the hot weather was enough to make me decide never to go to Spain on holiday ever. Will attempt to pick runner beans from a horizontal wigwam lying across the fence at the top of the…[Read more]

      • Morning Sheila, I managed to get my runners back up but am now going to need a ladder to pick them, so horizontal growing might be the way to go in the future. :lol: Know what you mean about the worst of the heat but I could really get used to a wee bit more than we usually get. ;-) I loved being able to stay outside for hours. :good:

    • Thank you Karen :good: :clover: hope you are better now.HAGD :clover: :rose:

  • mickyp posted an update 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    @gertie morning gertie , hope your well . tony says you are after some mycorrhizal fungi , still £5 a bag plus postage !

    • Good morning …er, afternoon Micky :high-five:
      Thank you, that’s brilliant :love:
      Tony has my address, but I haven’t got yours … should I send you a cheque via Tony, or can I do it when I see what the postage is and you let me have your address to do so …. Whatever you prefer, and I hope it’s not too much trouble as I know you are a very…[Read more]

    • Anne, I’ve just sent you Micky’s email address – with his permission. :good: :rose:

  • cilla posted a new activity comment 10 months, 4 weeks ago

    Hi Anne @gertie. I don’t wait for the seeds to ripen otherwise they will stop flowering. Let them ripen at the end of the season when they start going over.

  • VegVamp posted an update 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Oooooh Nooooooo, forgot Anne’s Birthday, :disappointed: sorry Anne. Many Happy Returns, hope you had a good day and have a splendid evening at Hampton Court. :good: @gertie
    :rose: :rose: :clover: :drink: :present: :cake: :present: :drink: :clover: :rose: :rose:

  • NorthernTeacher posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    @gertie Thanks, Anne! Despite the forecast rain ;-)
    @shedsue Have a fab time yourself, Sue and yes, mac needed ;-)

    • :-( April showers … good for the garden I suppose :lol: … and Susie, have a lovely time in the highlands too :good: :love: :rose:

  • dixon posted an update 1 year, 2 months ago

    @gertie Wishing you a speedy recovery. Join the stent gang. :rose: :rose: :rose:

  • NorthernTeacher replied to the topic Sugar in the forum Group logo of We Dig BooksWe Dig Books 1 year, 3 months ago

    @gertie You might like to watch this short film – It was mentioned in the Observer yesterday:
    A conversation with Native Americans:

  • NorthernTeacher posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    @gertie Morning Anne :-) saw your reply on the other post about system one but this link above will explain it :rose:

    • I did read it thanks Jane :good: It’s the first time I have come across it, and it made me think on the birds and animals too :good: :rose:

      • Their cognition must be mostly system one, Anne but I suppose the higher mammals must have some sort of system two, eg when a chimp decides to pick up a tool. Not sure but it must be starting for them – I’m now doing the ‘French’ shrug with a je ne sais pas ;-)

      • My thoughts too, but I think that already there are sea mammals that are a lot nearer to system two than we previously thought. :good: :rose:

  • mick1970 posted a new activity comment 1 year, 5 months ago

    Chelsea says thanks for the card .I don’t think I will be on the skates for long final part of her a family day at the ice rink @gertie

    • Birthday :good:

      • :giggle: Bon courage Mick :lol:
        We had a super afternoon at the Tower ice rink, when all six of our French Family, went on the ice … and stayed upright, well, for most of the time Mick :good: :rose:
        Hope you all, and Chelsea-birthday-girl have a super time … look forward to a piccie maybe? take care & have fun :rose:

  • VegVamp posted an update 1 year, 5 months ago

    Morning Clickers, another big Brrrrrrr this morning, about -8 again I think. :bad: so that should make for an interesting drive. ;-) Swim and then a bit of work this morning. Seem to have missed Anne, I’m sure I spied her a few minutes ago. :confused: @Gertie Have a good day all and stay warm. :lol:

    • Morning Karen :-) cold here too but not quite in the minuses, I think. I see that Sydney was 47.3C yesterday – wouldn’t like that at all! Have a little work to do – amazingly it’s arrived when I expected it ;-) Have a good swim and workday :rose:

      • Morning Jane, much better when things go to plan. ;-) No, 47℃ wouldn’t suit me either, but I wouldn’t object to half of that. :lol: Hope the work goes well. :good: Did you see Silent Witness is back? Looking forward to that.

    • Silent Witness, yeah :good: (We watched Vera :lol: )

    • My previous comment disappeared. Very hard frost here. But better than 47degrees :-( You go carefully Karen but enjoy that swim. Whoops…morning girls :-)

    • Good morning Karen, :high-five: Jane :high-five: Cilla :high-five:
      I was up early Karen … couldn’t sleep and wide awake :confused: .Didn’t spot you, sorry :disappointed:
      Anyway, HAGD gals :love: :rose:

  • VegVamp posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago

    Morning Anne, and Happy Birthday to Dom. :rose: @gertie

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