• Thank you for posting this Cilla, it was lovely to share your private viewing to such a special place. It does look like a great deal of thought has gone into every detail – very impressive. :good:

  • gertie posted an update 2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to FINN :cool: :cake: :present: :present: :walt: :clover: :rose:

  • gertie posted an update 3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    Good Morning from a hot, blue :notacloudinsight: CP :-(
    HAGD All :rose: very glad for those of you who have had rain … there is hope yet ;-) :rose:
    Shepherds’ warnings had never been so much wished for when I saw the Dawn around 05,00 this morning, and its light making pink shadows on the house next door! :lol:
  • It’s really good to know that this facility is being developed for people with life-changing injuries – and I hope the clientele will be selected on the basis of need and not simply because of service in the […]

  • Beanstew posted an update 6 hours, 9 minutes ago

    Really quite overawed that all my puffing and panting up on the patio doing the Cherokee Rain Dance has been rewarded so richly, and over such a wide area. Shall have a lazy morning before I go to the foodbank, with only the greenhouse to water. The builder is coming today to replace the coping stone on the chimney, because the one in situ does…[Read more]

    • Good morning Bean, that was a very powerful rain dance then ;-) :good: All sounds to be progressing well with your roughcasting, how long before it is all finished? Have a good morning at the foodbank……has it stopped raining now?

      • Most of the workmen should finish this week, but the painter is too busy to come until September – and I am too chicken to reach the guttering myself, so I guess I’ll wait. I will paint the cills and coping stones though. It is still raining very gently, but due to finish this morning.

        • Your rain dance wasn’t strong enough to reach down here Sheila,Ask the builder lf he would paint then chutes for you, Or if one of his workmen would like to earn a couple of bob doing it,

  • cilla posted an update 6 hours, 46 minutes ago

    Morning clickers. We managed a coolish walk in the woods yesterday morning. I did the ironing and watched the tennis final. Scorchio but a lovely breeze every now and then. I have to go and get some cash for our break to Norfolk tomorrow. Hopefully I have enough courgettes to make soup and later the garden will be hosed. Have a good monday everyone :-)

    • Dear Cilla, I do wish you could have a day of gentle rain such as we have had, to lay the dust and make everything green that grows a feeling of well-being. I can hardly believe my eyes though – are you off somewhere again? My courgette plants this year are behaving quite peculiarly, and each one is trying to grow at least 6 small courgettes…[Read more]

  • VegVamp posted an update 6 hours, 46 minutes ago

    Morning Clickers, had nearly a full day of glorious rain yesterday so NO Watering today for me, YIPPEE :dance: :dance: My arms are very grateful :lol: Off to the pool shortly and then it will spud spraying again. With this warm humid weather the alerts have been coming regularly. :-( If it just stays away for another couple of weeks I’ll be…[Read more]

    • Morning Karen……rain, you lucky girl :-) It seems like a good year for everyone’s caulis, I must try roast cauli, I keep reading how good it is. Enjoy your swim :-)

      • Morning Cilla, I was whimperingly grateful. :lol: The Caulis have been great, :good: roast cauli sounds interesting, but wouldn’t want it over cooked as hate it mushy. ;-) See you are off to Norfolk tomorrow, you are a total gadabout. :lol: Have you every visited Houghton Hall there? A great friend of mine is one of the guides there. :good:

    • You haven’t mentioned your shoulder’s progress for ages Karen – how is it? Or the progress of your peaches, which must be nearly ready by my reckoning. Enjoy today.

      • Morning Sheila, and thank you for your rain dance – it worked perfectly here. :dance: The shoulder is functional and think that’s the best I’m going to get, it still gets very “achey” but even I’m bored with it whinging about it. :lol: It is what it is. ;-) The peaches are coming on well but it is usually late August, early September before they…[Read more]

  • gertie posted an update 14 hours, 56 minutes ago

    Nightnight All :walt: :clover: :rose:

  • People can’t just visit Jane. Our parish council was invited and had 4 spare places so we were allowed to go. You had to produce photo ID……..just like on the tele :lol: It is a military establishment with the […]

  • Very interesting place, Cilla and I loved your description of the statue. It’s a pity that some parts are out of bounds – I imagine that puts people off returning really. Thanks for sharing this :-) :rose:

  • Prince Wills visited a few weeks ago :-)

  • Cilla. I pm-ed you … check the sizes at the bottom of the r-hand column. It seems to revert to medium, and you have to put in Large or full size instead..
    Thank you for the visit ….fascinating place i didn’t […]

  • i don’t know why the photos are so small, I haven’t done anything different :confused:

  • As there were tours every hour, General Tim moved us quickly on. I was chatting to a smartly dressed man at the back of the group who turned out to be the Executive Director of the Grosvenor Group who are […]

  • Thanks Karen … I always remember my Granddad’s Garden [as I have said many times before …sorry to be repetitive :disappointed: ]
    He let me have a posy of the sweet scented flowers whenever I wandered around […]

  • Jenn posted an update 1 day, 2 hours ago

    Morning clickers. 1 word…knackered :lol: Great fun yesterday and the weather was perfect :notacloudinsight: Just put another load in the dishwasher and the OH is still hoovering the remains of the giant confetti party cannon from the patio and grass :lol: More running around today for Finn’s actual birthday tomorrow – thank you everyone…[Read more]

  • Very pretty garden Anne and that looks like hard work in this heat too, and how kind of you to cut flowers for the little girls, am sure they’ll always remember this when grown up and with their own gardens too […]

  • We have both noticed how the months change the look of the garden Sheila, and I have a lot of learning to do about what flowers, when, and thus how to get colour throughout the changing seasons … working on it […]

  • Thanks Jane :rose:
    The birds come and go: they were fewer in the blazing heat. …. tended to come in the cooler mornings and evenings. I forgot to mention that the whole family flock of Starlings came a few […]

  • “the space” ;-) , it is named :good: thank you Cilla :lol: :rose:
    We were discussing it yesterday with friend downstairs who asked what I would do with it. Dom reminded me of the possibility of a Gre […]

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