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JustGinnie Report 26 Apr 2021 21:15

AnnG, Our bus drivers don't say anything if people have no masks on. Most of them don't even look at people getting on . Not a job I would want to do on the route that goes to the city some very dodgy areas sadly.


Linda Report 27 Apr 2021 23:24

Good evening everyone at last we have had some rain this evening didn't rain for long but while it did it was quite heavy can't remember the last time it rained so was pleased to see it


Florence61 Report 28 Apr 2021 22:30

Good evening peeps
Dull day here today with just a spattering of a shower. We actually havent had much rain and my new garden which is turf needs the rain to help it root.

Hoping my car is coming home tomorrow. i rang garage and they said new alternator was being fitted and should be ready tom afternoon. Then i can trip to new house with some kitchen things and hoover the floor before carpets are fitted next week.

Sold a few more things so funds are improving nicely!

Apart from that. its very quiet here, town is empty of people although this weekend is the may weekend and schools are off from tom until Tues so im sure places will be busier.

Hope everyone ok and keeping well.

Florence in the Hebrides


Allan Report 28 Apr 2021 23:01

Just looking at some of the temperatures given on here and Tawny saying that 16 degrees is warm enough to sit in the garden :-S

If we have 16 we have the fire lit and some soup on the go :-D

We have decided to declutter, starting with our garage which currently looks like a junk shop, so we now have a skip bin on the drive.

Had to phone the Council about the big bin and I sked if it was OK for us to have a skip in the front of our house; the guy replied " You can do somersaults for all I care". :-D :-D

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 28 Apr 2021 23:25

I hope you get your car back soon, so that you can move some of the things to your new home.

Good luck with the skip.
Maybe wait to perform the somersaults when Lilo Lil puts you through your paces......

Our place needs a declutter. Space is limited in the garage, so it is nearly full of something, - but what?
I should investigate.

Dull but not cold here today, but it stayed dry in the daylight hours, so a walk to see the swans nesting near here was quite pleasant. More cygnets have hatched today in addition to the 2 seen yesterday, so it will be interesting to watch their progress.


Florence61 Report 28 Apr 2021 23:54

Aw Gwyn, how lovely baby swans.Must be a wonderful sight
When my daughter went to a charity shop a few days ago, they almost turned her away as they have too much in donations and not enough space in the shop. When she said she had travelled 1/2 hour on a bus and walked 15 mins to the shop, they decided to accept the 2 bags she took.

What is lurking in your garage, let us know when you discover things you had put there years ago because your loft was full and the garage was the next best place maybe? you never know you may find something worth a few bob like they have on the antiques road show. Now that would be a good find.

Better scoot off to bed as i have a check up with GP tomorrow lunchtime so better set my

Good night

Florence in the hebrides


JustGinnie Report 29 Apr 2021 11:24

Morning all, started off very bright and sunny here but grey clouds overhead now. We had a little rain Tues. evening but need some more for the garden, never satisfied am I, :-D :-D

Have to sort the spare room as I have used it for craft, mainly card making and I need to see what I have in there as I haven't done any since the 1st lockdown. Just lost interest and now I have lots of stuff that I don't want.

OH needs to sort his shed but needs a skip for that . Of course everything in there might 'come in' one day. :-D ;-)

Enjoy your day everyone.


Florence61 Report 29 Apr 2021 17:25

Ooh Allan, just read through your last thread. lol Somersaults, would love to see that! In my younger days i could stand on my hands and do a crab against the wall. Not sure if I could do that now..hehe

Most of the things that were upstairs have now been brought down stairs and my lounge looks like a warehouse/bric a brac shop. Oh my so glad we cant have any visitors.

Hope everyone else is now decluttering and lets see if any of you can find any thing interesting or even valuable hiding under the cobwebs. Please share what you find.

I resorted the xmas decoration box and found 6 barbie doll mini crackers at the bottom. they must have been my daughters when she was about 4 lol I asked her if she wanted to keep them and all i got was a look that said," really?" so they are now in the bin along with some old threadbare tinsel. Goodness knows why i had kept that!

Well cooked chicken and salad for tea with a slice of pizza mmn.

Have a nice evening everyone.

Florence in the hebrides


Allan Report 29 Apr 2021 22:36

I certainly don't feel like doing somersaults now :-(

We had discussed what was to be thrown out and what we were going to keep, so I suggested that the old fridge, which was no longer used other than for storing things in, and an old dryer should go first.

The dryer was fairly easy to move, but the fridge was large and heavy and by the time I had 'walked' it down to the skip, I was feeling pretty tired, particularly as we had to move a fair amount of stuff to reach them.

So we now have a carport full of stuff which is to go in the skip to keep the fridge and dryer company.

We had heaps of paint left over from various jobs over the years and those tins we put in the fridge to save room in the skip.

Hopefully today will see the end of it and we can then clean up the garage, re-arrange what's left and finally use it for its original purpose :-D


AnninGlos Report 30 Apr 2021 08:01

We are still clearing the garage. Tools have been a nightmare. One whole set kept for use here. Several tools sent to Grandson 2, a basic set sent to Granddaughter. A whole large toolbox of various sized spanners waiting to be sorted. And a large group of saws are still hanging on the wall. You may have realised that my beloved OH was not the tidiest person with his tools, although he mostly seemed to know where they all were. All the golf equipment has found a new home and we are left with all sorts of things that first we have to find out what they are. I should add a car load has already gone to the local tip.


AnninGlos Report 30 Apr 2021 15:26

Yes Joan I have lost count of the number of times I have said "what on earth did he want this (these) for" And there is a large plastic two tier divided box about A4 size which is absolutely full of screws, yet every time he did a job he had to buy a packet of screws. I could have a side line selling screws.

Well, hair cut tomorrow all being well (don't want to jinx it!) so looking forward to having this lot cut off.

I have just been watering the greenhouse and conservatory, getting to be a full time job now there is only me. I was so pleased to see the rain yesterday and this morning.


LindainHerriotCountry Report 30 Apr 2021 16:28

I am trying to get OH to radically thin out his garage as well Ann. The other day he was sitting in the kitchen with newspaper on the worktop. When I asked him what he was doing, the answer was “ sorting out my screws” :-S. I think he actually threw some away as well


AnninGlos Report 30 Apr 2021 16:42

Probably because he got fed up with sorting them. Wherever I go in this house I find screws of all sizes.


Tawny Report 30 Apr 2021 20:30

Evening all, I’ve spent the day with my mother in law as 38 years ago today Mr Owls dad died of cancer at the age of 26. Mr Owl was 7 months old and she has readily admitted without Mr Owl she doesn’t know how she would have coped.

On a better note Mr Owl and I have booked an outdoor table at a pub tomorrow for a couple of drinks. We can have the table for 90 minutes uninterrupted and longer if nobody else needs it. We haven’t been out for a drink since our trip to Ludlow last year so looking forward to it.

Dinner with the in-laws on Monday planned as well At TGI Fridays my mother in law’s favourite restaurant at the moment.

Still hunting for a job but Mr Owl has a new job. Basic salary is almost the same but he gets an allowance to hire a car over and above his salary. The previous job had a company car and the payment was taken off his salary. This time he also gets bonus three times a year too so we won’t notice the absence of my salary.

My flat is absolute chaos but until my bedroom and my spare bedroom are finished it will remain that way. I want my flat back but my 70 year old father in law is a joiner to trade and still thinks he can do it all. As he is also running a training company my flat is taking a backseat and Mr Owl doesn’t want to upset his stepdad by getting someone else to do it. Mr Owls stepdad has raised him since he was 6 years old and is his dad in every way that matters.


AnninGlos Report 1 May 2021 06:56

Tawny, oh that was a young age to die and leaving a 7 month old baby too. How tragic. But good that Mr Owls mum met somebody else and Mr Owl had a good step dad to help bring him up. Pleased to hear that he has got a new job, hope it all works out well for him. And enjoy your drink out this evening.

I am looking forward to getting my hair cut, it is so long and out of control. I guess I am going to feel 'light headed' and cold around the neck though.
A nice bright morning here but still only 1 degree, but then it is early yet.


Tawny Report 1 May 2021 11:11

A hair cut is exciting Ann as they difficult to get.

It is now 8 degrees here and dry which is the best we can hope for.


JustGinnie Report 1 May 2021 11:41

Morning all. still a bit chilly here but dry. OH has gone to the allotment for a while and I have some ironing to do.

AnnG, I had my hair cut last week and it was so nice to not have my hair tied back . I have never had long hair and it was annoying me. Glad to be back to normal again. My hairdresser hasn't put up her prices either but I did give her a good tip as it took longer than usual.

I finally whittled the death record of a Gt Granddad down to 2 and was lucky in I chose the right cert to order. Now I know a bit more and also know that the informant was still alive when I thought he had died before his dad. Now to find his death .



Tawny Report 1 May 2021 18:04

Hello all, Back in after three pints as we only had our table at the pub for 90 minutes and it was nice going to a pub again even if we were outside. It reached a high of 10 degrees so most people were in trousers and jackets but there was one person in shorts.

I’m on a website for name nerds and someone else likes a name I’m crushing on at the moment. I’m pleased as most people are at the most indifferent to the names I like. The name was Amyas.

We have had to split my brownie into two as only 15 people have been able to meet up outside. We can now have the whole unit together again as we’ve now had the go ahead for 30 people as long as it’s a youth group to meet up outside. The girls were so excited when we told them. It also means our young leaders can help us again. They are both in that awkward stage between 14 and 17 so old enough for the brownies to look up to and possibly admire but because they are under 18 they count as children.


Florence61 Report 4 May 2021 22:52

Evening peeps. Hope all is well with everyone.
i have been driving back and forth taking over boxes etc and have filled some of the cupboards so getting there.
Off to hospital for my steroid jags into my thighs. Cant wait as the old jags wore off a month ago and i am in terrible pain so hoping by the weekend i shall be back to normal!

This afternoon, it was snowing and pouring hailstones. 2 degrees and absolutely freezing. It has melted which Im glad for but oh my heating been on several times tonight.
Just when you think Spring is here and then the winter returns.
heres hoping the snow will soon be away and warmer days are coming.

Take care all
Florence in the hebrides

Just remembered something funny to make you all laugh at my expense.
This afternoon over at the new house, i was looking out the kitchen window admiring the view. In the distance i could see a man bending down and getting up. I asked daughter, "what do you think that man is doing?". She replied, " Mum, that isnt a man, its a horse." I think you need a trip to I have been laughing all evening and cant believe what i said!!


AnninGlos Report 5 May 2021 06:38

Florence, chuckling at your horse man""

I have a similar story, we were at the start of an American holiday and our first night was in a hotel in Atlanta. our window overlooked a town square with water and seats around the square overlooking the water. With jet lag we were both up at several times in the night and around 3am I spotted a man sitting on one of the seats looking at the water, he was there two hours later and again when we got up. I thought the poor man must be homeless. When we walked that way layer he was still there ---- he was a statue but so realistic from a distance in our half asleep/awake state he looked very real.
Had a good sleep but awake very early, a bright morning 2 degrees, yesterday was actually dry until about 6pm wonder what 'spring' weather we will get today. Like you Florence I wish it would warm up a bit.
Well done with getting your stuff moved I have forgotten, when is moving day?