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by Sue
02 Jul 2019, 15:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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Tiz, I have been using the same brand but for blanket weed. Always used that brand and never had a problem like this. Its back again this morning! Also tried another brand which is liquid barley straw and have said straw suspended in the pond for two weeks now. Also used three different types of org...
by Sue
02 Jul 2019, 06:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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It's a pity we don't live just a few miles apart Sue, otherwise we'd be over to you in a flash to collect frogs and newts to stock our new pond! It's got pond weeds growing and we managed to get it clear of algae and it's being visited by damsel flies and has pond skaters, insect larvae etc; but we...
by Sue
01 Jul 2019, 06:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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Possibly Stanley but the main problem is that we still don’t have time to do the pumping and the repair before we leave in two weeks, the days are pretty much booked up for Bob with various things that he has to do. One of his model engineering friends is rather ill so apart from visiting he also ha...
by Sue
30 Jun 2019, 16:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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Bob says thanks for the offer of the pump but he thinks he will leave till the autumn as its going to be a big job. The pump sounds great but we are a little concerned for the wild life in the pond...it is a wild life pond rather than a fish pond. All sorts of water beetles, snails, newts, tadpoles ...
by Sue
30 Jun 2019, 14:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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Thanks for the offers of help everyone. I will discuss the pump with Bob but as I explained emptying the pond is only half of tbe problem and we are a little short of time, but it is certainly worth thinking about. Yes to the sludge on the plants Stanley, that is what we normally do, usually near th...
by Sue
30 Jun 2019, 06:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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We have a little pump in France Stanley which we put in the water butt to water the garden, small and very portable, probably it was cheaper than the cost of hiring one. We never bring much back home so the car will be quite empty. We are also a bit short of time now as once pumped out the leak will...
by Sue
29 Jun 2019, 06:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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28 forecast, and I am glad I live 680 feet up a hill , there is usually a bit of a breeze. I shall be trying to keep cool the last of my veggies for France. Yesterday one keeled over in the greenhouse but I watered it plenty and put it outside where it recovered. They should really have been planted...
by Sue
28 Jun 2019, 06:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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Lovely day yesterday with more today. I did feel very tired in the evening and slept like a log last night. I notice the garden is improved after yesterdays sun and more flowers have appeared, I now have 7 peony flowers, much better than the two last week. The garden pond is back to a low level and ...
by Sue
27 Jun 2019, 06:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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That was a cold couple of days, in fact it must have been the coldest I have been in June. Having only gone to Stratford for a night and a day site seeing with my cousin and family we had packed light. All my clothes were typical mid June wear as there was a forecast of sun and cloud and 20 degrees(...
by Sue
25 Jun 2019, 13:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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Sue, I met a distant cousin in York several years ago. We met at a cafe, as I didn't want her to feel invaded or uncomfortable (after all, we were total strangers)...but I found her delightful. Found her on Ancestry... Funny, it was York where I met Herb for the first time, in this case found throug...
by Sue
25 Jun 2019, 06:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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Expecting a phone call from the GP this morning re my blood test and statins, then its yoga before lunch if he calls early enough. This afternoon we are off to Stratford on Avon for a couple of days to meet up with a cousin and family from America who is on holiday in the UK. Its a family meal tomor...
by Sue
23 Jun 2019, 21:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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I have all the original feet and attachments for my old machine, Sue ( plus all the original paperwork). I soaked the tarnished feet in CLR..But it didn't do much good! I have done some sewing on the machine, but I find the feet terribly narrow and with poor grip to the dogs, meaning one has to wor...
by Sue
22 Jun 2019, 06:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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A day to ourselves today as Claire and Erin have decided to come tomorrow morning before Erins swimming lesson. No decisions made yet on what we will do. A bit of shopping this morning and perhaps a walk on Widdop moor this afternoon. Yesterday evening I did a lot of renovation on the lid of my vint...
by Sue
21 Jun 2019, 15:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6809
Views: 311965

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I now believe Matthew Parris was right when he wrote that the Tories are setting Boris up as fall guy to get them through this Brexit fiasco as fast as possible, no matter what the outcome may be. The Tory voters will simply laugh and shrug it off if Boris is shown to be lying and untrustworthy (`We...
by Sue
21 Jun 2019, 07:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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A bit of washing this morning then out to craft followed by a long lunch out with friends, being Friday. Bob is at his model engineering group tonight so I have two choices. 1. Feet up and do nothing or 2. Go to Yoga for a special free class to celebrate world yoga week. My preferred option is 1 as ...
by Sue
20 Jun 2019, 18:01
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1106
Views: 79524

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Just finished LES MISERABLES , in English of course. Hard going and far too much flowery description for me but thats french literature for you. Its taken me months! How they ever condensed it I will never now. I have never seen the film, series or show. Just read the book
by Sue
20 Jun 2019, 15:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6809
Views: 311965

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G) politics is not logical its a play on emotions and on people which I don’t like. It upsets me, I like logic! The logic in a lot of politics is often hidden from view with the emphasis being placed on emotions why else do the newspaper barons put so much effort in pumping out 'opinion' reviews ra...
by Sue
20 Jun 2019, 06:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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I too have spent two pleasant afternoons and early evenings between activities, weeding and tidying the garden and my pots. The pots have all been weeded, and pellet slow release fertiliser added. A few garden plants have been oru ed back and a few more plants added to fill breaks in tbe foliage. I ...
by Sue
20 Jun 2019, 06:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6809
Views: 311965

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I tend not to contribute to any political discussions as a) its one of my rules not to talk politics as it can cause almighty rows and splits in families and friends b) I don’t understand it all c)i don’t follow it all and hence don’t understand it all d ) i don’t like my opinion to be laughed at......
by Sue
19 Jun 2019, 07:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6809
Views: 311965

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Just revisited this page after a week. I know why I stopped. The whole saga is so depressing. I did not watch the debates. I don’t want to listen to the lying, back biting and more important the evasion of questions and the repetition of all I have heard before. I am not Tory so can’t vote so it bea...
by Sue
19 Jun 2019, 07:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6809
Views: 311965

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I'm pleased to see Tom Watson stressing that we must stay in the EU and pushing for another referendum to break the deadlock. `Labour 'needs clear anti-Brexit position', says Tom Watson' LINK If Watson was the Labour leader and there was a General Election I'd vote Labour. It's Corbyn who is puttin...
by Sue
19 Jun 2019, 07:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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I have Toby jugs ( not heads, proper jugs) . They fill cupboards, top of sheves and units. I have three boxes of cheap ones in the loft. I used to collect them avidly, searching for unusual members of a particular set. They were worth a lot and had to be insured separately. Then ebay came along and ...
by Sue
18 Jun 2019, 06:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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Clean bedding and ironed pillow cases :good: always a favourite with me too. Me too, but such a pain to dry in wet weather. In France I can hang them over the bannister. We are in a bungalow here and have a tumble dryer but they all tie in knots! I have a clothes airer but they are too big to hang ...
by Sue
17 Jun 2019, 21:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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Wear with confidence...it was made like that, its all in the design :extrawink:
by Sue
17 Jun 2019, 06:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9219
Views: 403857

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I too hate duvet covers! Today is the monthly U3A lunch but I have a hair appointment first. This evening is art. I spent all yesterday afternoon trying to get the fit of the sleeves right on the ladies shirt I am making. I had to completely redesign the top of the sleeves and it still took 3 attemp...

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