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by Monika
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3778

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

We had DT Brown and Woolmans catalogues today, the same owners, me thinks.
by Monika
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3778

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

All the best, Peter, and hope you'll soon be fully mobile!
by Monika
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas all round!
by Monika
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mice in the allotment shed
Replies: 13
Views: 883

Re: Mice in the allotment shed

Our garden is bordered on two sides by tall dry stone walls (including one very old one, covered in ivy) and these are full of mice. We do like watching them from the windows but I draw a line to them coming into the house, shed, garage or greenhouse!!
by Monika
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1203
Views: 158474

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

Husband and Wife are Christmas shopping. The wife suddenly noticed that her husband was missing and as they had a lot to do, so she called him on his mobile. The wife said " Where are you, you know we have lots to do." He said "You remember the jewellers we went into about 10 years ag...
by Monika
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mice in the allotment shed
Replies: 13
Views: 883

Re: Mice in the allotment shed

Oh, Stephen, what a mess. We got that a few years ago and since then keep all the bird food in a large but 'carriable' plastic bin which I take outside to fill the feeders, so that not a grain is dropped on the shed floor. When I recently mentioned the mice in our greenhouse, Sally Wright suggested ...
by Monika
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: It rained and it rained and it rained
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: It rained and it rained and it rained

Well, it's not grim up north today - the sun is shining.
by Monika
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: It rained and it rained and it rained
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: It rained and it rained and it rained

When my OH was dry stone walling he worked with a young Australian for a time who LOVED working in the rain - so different from his home experience. Actually, we have not been too badly off up here with the rain. It's more a case of 'no-weather" - no rain, no sun, no wind, just grey in grey, bu...
by Monika
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: Happy Birthday.

All the best, Alan!
by Monika
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3778

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

I grew up in snowy climes, Stephen, and used to ski to school some winter days, so I have always loved it. Now, that we no longer have a car, it also isn't nearly as disruptive in daily tasks as when we had to use the car to get to work!
by Monika
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3778

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

Thick snow this morning! Much of it has gone now but the remaining stuff is really heavy and wet, not good for the few vegetables still out or the wallflowers, pansies etc.
by Monika
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Mouse problem
Replies: 20
Views: 2197

Re: Mouse problem

I do hope not, Primrose! I have just put out two traps in the greenhouse for the night. Luckily, no neighbours overlook the front of our house, otherwise they would see me every morning at first light carrying a trap or two into the nature reserve ..... I am certainly going to try the cayenne/chilli...
by Monika
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Mouse problem
Replies: 20
Views: 2197

Re: Mouse problem

I am not nearly as cruel as that, Geoff! My mice (and I have caught nine in the last few days) are gently transferred from their traps into the nature reserve opposite our house. And before you say, they will find their way back and I am probably catching the same mice over and over again, I should ...
by Monika
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Making Kefir
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Making Kefir

I'm pretty confident you will find yours a better product than anything you can buy. I don't know ...... 'live' things like yogurt and kefir need careful handling in terms of temperature and timing and professional outfits tend to have worked it out pretty well (otherwise nobody would buy their pro...
by Monika
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3778

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

Strangely, reading all about the "wettest autumn on record" in the newspapers, we have commented what a pleasant late autumn it has been. Our October rainfall was high (218mm), but November was low (118mm) and certainly the last two weeks have been very pleasant, especially since last Wedn...

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