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badger

badger Report 26 Apr 2013 07:17

Morning to all who look in today,from a coolish but sunny morning [so far ] he he.
We went out the day before yesterday Brenda ,to buy the new smaller gas B B Q,and paints for the hall and stairs ,which the eldest son ,and partner are going to see to for us.
Yesterday we went to the Gateshead retail park ,and went into Storeys carpets with the result that a fitter is coming out Friday morning to measure up ,and give us a Quote,which i think we will accept without contacting any other carpet companies,them being the one we have always dealt with [better the devil' ].
We have looked at twist piles which the fella said was as cat proof as any carpet can be,selected a new sort of underlay which is 100 per cent slip proof ,and are satisfied with the total price of both,so we now need the prices for the fitting of and the stair rods ,and carpet doorway grips ,to see just what the damage is ,so ,by the time the council comes to see to the lift ,all should be ready. :-).
While we were out ,the g p o tried to deliver the burger press [bugger] but the office is only a few hundred yards from the docs where we have to go this morning for the wife's tablets ,so we can pick the press up easily. ;-).
The garden is coming on well between the showers he he ,but anyway ,i have to take my time these days ,the old bones and joints start playing up very quickly if i try any heavy lifting ,this getting old isn't all it's cracked up to be :-(.
Not long now until you will be away on holiday Brenda ,i'm sure it will stay nice for you , catch you later ,Fred.xxx

Brenda

Brenda Report 24 Apr 2013 20:47

Hi Fred,Liz and anyone else reading this.
Sorry I have not been on for a good few days,just did not realise I had not posted any messages.Sorry you could not go away,but hope you are both better now.
Also hope that your car was sorted out properley and you got it back without the trouble you had to get it there. .
Glad you managed to use your enforced time at home to get some garden work done.
We have two and a bit week.s til we go away,the temps in Tenerife have been really good.Hope they stay that way,need some sunshine.!!
Hope you manage to re schedule your trip to Liverpool.
John was a happy bunny on Monday just as David was the week before.Hope David is just as Happy on May 11th.?12th not sure when the cup final is.
Take care Brenda

Brenda

Brenda Report 24 Apr 2013 20:46

Hi Fred,Liz and anyone else reading this.
Sorry I have not been on for a good few days,just did not realise I had not posted any messages.Sorry you could not go away,but hope you are both better now.
Also hope that your car was sorted out properley and you got it back without the trouble you had to get it there. .
Glad you managed to use your enforced time at home to get some garden work done.
We have two and a bit week.s til we go away,the temps in Tenerife have been really good.Hope they stay that way,need some sunshine.!!
Hope you manage to re schedule your trip to Liverpool.
John was a happy bunny on Monday just as David was the week before.Hope David is just as Happy on May 11th.?12th not sure when the cup final is.
Take care Brenda

Brenda

Brenda Report 24 Apr 2013 20:46

Hi Fred,Liz and anyone else reading this.
Sorry I have not been on for a good few days,just did not realise I had not posted any messages.Sorry you could not go away,but hope you are both better now.
Also hope that your car was sorted out properley and you got it back without the trouble you had to get it there. .
Glad you managed to use your enforced time at home to get some garden work done.
We have two and a bit week.s til we go away,the temps in Tenerife have been really good.Hope they stay that way,need some sunshine.!!
Hope you manage to re schedule your trip to Liverpool.
John was a happy bunny on Monday just as David was the week before.Hope David is just as Happy on May 11th.?12th not sure when the cup final is.
Take care Brenda

badger

badger Report 19 Apr 2013 10:12

Morning all,well ,we WERE going to take the car into Nissan to be checked out for a possible timing belt fault after a country wide recall ,but dear old Nissan boobed yet again ,lol,i decided i was well enough to take the car in myself after all.
I called Nissan Wednesday morning and cancelled the pickup call.saying i would take the car into the garage myself,but they screwed up yet again by sending someone out to take the car away despite us getting in touch ,huh i am beginning to think that Nissan only speak Japanese.
Anyway ,bang goes the morning visit to the daughters ,we can't go now because we don't know when the car will be coming back.
We have cancelled the trip to Liverpool Brenda ,we are not well enough yet to go to the town for the day in the cold and wet ,and don't fancy staying in a hotel room all day with nothing to do,and i may as well stay at home and do some of the odd jobs in the house and garden.
Taking the lawn feeder out of the car this morning i noticed that the tomato seeds have started to show in the trays ,so at least they should catch up despite the later than usual start,putting the seeds in to mini greenhouses has worked ,good enough,so i can possibly do the same with other seeds ,getting them away earlier too. :-).
I think i may very well now ,go out into the garden and get the lawn feed onto the front lawn before the threatened rain comes,the back lawn has already been treated .
Catch you all later ,take care everone Fred :-D

badger

badger Report 13 Apr 2013 11:40

Morning all ,yes Brenda ,hopefully we are still going to Liverpool next Weekend ,as long as Liz is over this virus ,which at last seems to be clearing.
way behind with the garden this year with the weather ,but i have been out back this morning and finished clearing the buckets out,taking out the canes and cleaning them down ,and starting the potato buckets . :-).
One barrel out front is ready to go again ,and i will turn the other one out next week ,and get that ready to go again .
I should still be able to do pretty well this year ,providing the weather behaves itself,but next year is still a long way away ,and it will depend a lot on the hip ,which is giving me a lot of bother now,this may well be my last season as regards the veggies ,i may have to do just my onion and leeks next year ,and that's it.
going to get on with the dinner now ,before i stiffen up too much and burn it all .
catch you later all ,have a good weekend,Fred.xxx
:-D

Brenda

Brenda Report 12 Apr 2013 08:11

Hi Fred,Liz and John and any one else reading this,
We have a wet miserable day here,johns just gone out to golf.and i have put the washer on with some towels and a few other cotton things,but don.t think
it will be on the line today !!
Really sorry you are both ill again,hope the antibiotics work for you.
John is not doing any veg this year as he is moving stuff about ready for getting the new shed.
Think that is on the back burner for a month or two,due to booking another holiday in september.We have only paid a deposit but have to pay the balance just as we get back from the one next month.
I tought about the rail card before as my friend lives in Lytham st annes and
we could see her nore often if it was cheaper for us on the train.
THERE Are you still going to LIverpool?
There are going to be some major road works near us for almost three months starting next Monday,its a main road to most of the places we go and the most direct so we and everyone else will be using two other roads that will cause a few problems.to say the least.
Better get on need to do some ironing,have been busy going to my sisters to look after her dog and trying to get used to my new phone !!
Take care Brenda x

Brenda

Brenda Report 12 Apr 2013 08:10

Hi Fred,Liz and John and any one else reading this,
We have a wet miserable day here,johns just gone out to golf.and i have put the washer on with some towels and a few other cotton things,but don.t think
it will be on the line today !!
Really sorry you are both ill again,hope the antibiotics work for you.
John is not doing any veg this year as he is moving stuff about ready for getting the new shed.
Think that is on the back burner for a month or two,due to booking another holiday in september.We have only paid a deposit but have to pay the balance just as we get back from the one next month.
I tought about the rail card before as my friend lives in Lytham st annes and
we could see her nore often if it was cheaper for us on the train.
THERE Are you still going to LIverpool?
There are going to be some major road works near us for almost three months starting next Monday,its a main road to most of the places we go and the most direct so we and everyone else will be using two other roads that will cause a few problems.to say the least.
Better get on need to do some ironing,have been busy going to my sisters to look after her dog and trying to get used to my new phone !!
Take care Brenda x

badger

badger Report 10 Apr 2013 09:59

hi Brenda ,and maybe John who sometimes looks in.
Got that ruddy virus again Brenda for the 4th time ,but this time the missus has copped it as well,which leaves her much worse off than me ,sooooo ,been back to the docs ,and this time she has taken a sample to send to the lab to see just what virus is causing it,and a warning that if liz gets any worse during taking an anti bi that is specially for chest infections ,she is to be taken to the hospital.
At least i am still mobile ,sort of ,and have got my six potato sacks ready for planting ,and now await my Charlotte potatoes to start chitting.
Yeah ,still just over freezing point here during the day 2 to 3 c ,and well below freezing at night ,lol,we even got a few flakes of snow yesterday.
If you intend travelling a lot by rail Brenda ,go for your rail card for your retirement,it will get you first class to London ,return for £30 ,you can use the card as often as you like ,and in some cases it's as cheap as the long distance coach ,and twice as comfortable,first class at that.
Not much else to report today ,still sniffling ,and coughing a lot .but you are safe enough ,lol,the virus can't go from puter to computer ,not this one anyway :-).
Got everything ,just about ,to get out into the garden again just compost needed,so i needs sun ,where is it ,he he ,not fair ,it's now bloody raining outside ,grrrrrrrr. :-(, Fred.
Oh well ,fish and chips for dinner :-D that's something anyway .xxx

Brenda

Brenda Report 9 Apr 2013 15:46

Hi Everyone,sorry I have not been on lately but haven't really done much to tell you the truth,Still waiting for spring to get here properly,its still a wee bit on the cold side,
I expect its colder near Fred than it is here.!!
We do have sunshine but because of that biting wind,it's freezing!! Mind you have been able to get some washing on the line and dried!!
Been looking at going to see a show in London and stay overnite,but different things keep getting in the way.
Need to check the bus time tables some of them have changed this week and the travel shop did not have any available when I was there on Thursday.!!
Take care Brenda

Brenda

Brenda Report 9 Apr 2013 15:46

Hi Everyone,sorry I have not been on lately but haven't really done much to tell you the truth,Still waiting for spring to get here properly,its still a wee bit on the cold side,
I expect its colder near Fred than it is here.!!
We do have sunshine but because of that biting wind,it's freezing!! Mind you have been able to get some washing on the line and dried!!
Been looking at going to see a show in London and stay overnite,but different things keep getting in the way.
Need to check the bus time tables some of them have changed this week and the travel shop did not have any available when I was there on Thursday.!!
Take care Brenda

Brenda

Brenda Report 9 Apr 2013 15:45

Hi Everyone,sorry I have not been on lately but haven't really done much to tell you the truth,Still waiting for spring to get here properly,its still a wee bit on the cold side,
I expect its colder near Fred than it is here.!!
We do have sunshine but because of that biting wind,it's freezing!! Mind you have been able to get some washing on the line and dried!!
Been looking at going to see a show in London and stay overnite,but different things keep getting in the way.
Need to check the bus time tables some of them have changed this week and the travel shop did not have any available when I was there on Thursday.!!
Take care Brenda

badger

badger Report 1 Apr 2013 10:35

Hi Brenda ,me ditto ,lol, been away most of Easter at rellies pads being offered dinners ,teas and whatever but have decided to spend today at home ,amongst other things ,the cat it getting a bit hyper with us out most of the time since Friday lol little mite must be getting lonely .
Having a small lunch today which i will see to in a minute ,followed by a nice ,red curry for tea ,he he ,need something warm in this weather.
Hope you are having a nice peaceful holiday Brenda ,and never mind ,the holiday isn't far distant now ,catch you later Fred ,and the two females ,loxxxl

Brenda

Brenda Report 30 Mar 2013 22:14

JUst wanted to say a happy easter to everyone.
Weather is a little warmer here now that the wind has gone.
Enjoy what ever you have planned.
Take care Brenda x

Brenda

Brenda Report 25 Mar 2013 19:45

hello everyone,sorry not been on for a few days.
We did get to Bury and hada good few hours did not buy mutch ,
but had a nice lunch.It was not that busy ,think the cold kept people
at home.hope to go again in a few weeks when the weather improves.
Take care Brenda

badger

badger Report 19 Mar 2013 10:30

hope you get your trip in okay Brenda ,he he the snow is back here and looka as though it may be heading your way ,lol. :-(.
Everything here is still on hold garden wise ,no seeds in yet because they won't germinate well in the cold up here ,looks like yet again we will be buying out leeks and onions as plants ,sniff .
Catch you later Brenda ,this was just a quickie to let you know i was back in the land of the living ,Fred.xxx :-)

Brenda

Brenda Report 18 Mar 2013 15:16

Afternoon Fred and anyone else looking in.
Well its a might cold here today but we do have sunshine which makes it look warmer outside anyway..Been doing some more decluttering of the kitchen cupboards and have a few more things which we hardly ever use to go to the charity shop and some tupperware lids with no boxes or bowls which have gone in the bin.
Having a go at getting rid of some of the tins and packets in the store cupboard its amazing what I have stored away and not used !!! Have to be more careful when doing my shopping lists.
Hopefully off to Bury Market with my mate on Wednesday ,she lives over Stockp[ort way and usuallyworks Wednesday but changed her hours a few weeks ago ,so we will be going more often together now.Hope the weather stays dry at least.
You are as busy as ever Fred and always make me feel a bit lazy.which I can be when my leg is not good.Up to now the injection has worked a little bit ,so lets see for how long this time.
Take care Brenda

badger

badger Report 15 Mar 2013 10:56

Here again ,housework done ,a batch of beefburgers made and in the freezer [just] so it's time to relax for a while. :-).
Couldn't resist the beef on sale at Morrison's in Byker yesterday Australian,well hung ,and a lovely dark red to black ,not the usual supermarket trash which is light red and has no taste,and the butcher actually minced it for me on the spot ,saving me ,me having to do it myself.
We got 10 good size burgers out of it too ,just the job ,from a kilo ,nearly quarter pounder size ,lol,and when the butcher said ,how do you know it isn't kangeroo meat ,i said ,don't care pal ,iv'e eaten it before and it tasted okay then ,he he. :-).
We found the new kettle a few minutes ago ,on Amazon ,so we paid that little extra ,and it gets delivered tomorrow,so the spare can go away again ,the new one is a filter kettle made by Morphy Richards ,as was the old one ,so i already have spare filters ,and even kept the filter carrier off the old one in case we ever need a spare.
Still have my eye open for a fresh rabbit as well ,too long since i have had one ,i still reckon rabbit is the best ,leanest game meat of all.
Going to disturb the missus now so that i can dust and hoover the front room ,that being the lot on the downstairs floor ,upstairs being left until tomorrow.
The last trough of parsnip is now in the greenhouse drying out ,so we will have to start buying those in a couple of weeks :-( ,until the new seasons are ready.
Catch you all later peoples ,take care ,and be safe,Fred xx

badger

badger Report 14 Mar 2013 17:33

afternoon to all who look in ,not a lot on here at the moment ,lots to do in the house getting ready for the decorating of the hall and stairs. :-)
The dental checkups went okay ,the wife had been flapping for nothing ,lol the crumbling was just one of those white fillings collapsing and only wanted replacing. ;-).
Looks like we are in for a wet weekend ,but at least it is a bit warmer which can't be bad.
Brought one of these collapsible seed tray greenhouses so that the missus has more room in the greenhouse for her peppers ,and tomatoes/ cucumbers.
The whole thing including the folding gazing goes into a box 18" square ,and can sit in the corner of the shed over winter.
Off to get a sarnie for the tea ,not really hungry this evening ,or i may even have a bowl of corn flakes :-).
Take care all and have a good night.Fred.xxx

Brenda

Brenda Report 11 Mar 2013 18:56

Hi Fred glad you and Liz had a good mothers day .I had my breakfast and part of my dinner cooked by David which was really nice.
we have had a lot of snow flurries here today and like you sai its a tad on the cold side again. Hope you both keep nice and cosy,
Take care Brenda