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Sunday, 1 March 2009

March Chat Room.

 

31 comments:

Val B said...

Have spent today doing gardening. Well not strictly true. I have been working in the garden demolishing a rockery that was in the corner. Mainly because Bayley, that lovely little puppy that we brought home two months ago, is growing so big that he might use it as a launching pad one day into the next door garden. So act now while it has been a reasonable day to get out there.
Just had a bacardi and coke to renew my energy levels then I'm going for a soak in the bath.
Will send a photo (Bayley not me!)to Tommy.

georgek said...

I really thought we were going to see Val B in the bath,O Well. I spent yesterday in the garden,well 2hrs.clearing up all the rubbish that has accumilated over the winter,all the bulbs are shooting up,the crocuses are all in bloom,Spring is on the way,Yippy

jim davis said...

I did some gardening once and Jan said I did not do it properly and I was useless. So now she doesn't let me do any gardening at, all not even cutting the grass. So if it is nice, I just sit on a garden chair reading and watching. Oh dear! isn't that sad, I could end up feeling guilty.

Del said...

I just need a new crocus bulb. Oscar dug up last years one. All I need now is to borrow a pickaxe. Del.

Val B said...

Del I know the feeling! Bayley is slowly destroying what used to be a nice garden but he does lovingly bring me the bulbs that he has dug up.

jim davis said...

It is a bit drastic Del, hitting Oscar with a pick axe handle just because he dug up one bulb, shame on you.

Del said...

Jim, I did take Oscar up to the allotments and offer his services as a digger for a fraction of the price that the people up there pay to hire a rotovator. Hell. doesn't anyone use a spade these days? Del

tags said...

Nope...I've since learned to use a knife and fork.

Val B said...

Del HELP! Bayley seems to have doubled in size and is just one mad dog.When will he calm down? Is Oscar emailing him with what to get up to next?

Tommy said...

Val what did you expect,he will destroy your home if you let him,he is a puppy full of mischief and will need all your attention,just like a toddler.
Good luck I feel sorry for Frank.

Del said...

ValB, it's usually reckoned that you shouldn't start training a puppy until it's at least six months old, but I don't agree with that. Oscar would sit, stay and fetch at five months. The trick is to praise him and hand over a treat when he obeys, say "NO" when he doesn't and show him that I have no goodies in my hands. Dogs are pack animals and need to know where they stand in the family and who is boss. Fortunately, Oscars mother was a small lab and he seems to be taking after her. Del.

georgek said...

You know what Del,that sounds just like Joan and myself!!!

Del said...

Well, George, training a dog is part of the fun in owning one, particularly when it's smarter that you are and you have to outwit the critter. Del.

Del said...

Returning to matters horticultural, we have three dafodils in bloom. The lovely Charlotte was so excited that she thought we should open the garden to the public and share our good fortune. Not a good idea, I opined, strangers plodding around with their kids busily using said blossoms as tagets for their frisbees, to say nothing of their dogs peeing all over the greensward. She was naturally disappointed, so much in fact, that I placated her by saying that we could offer our hospitality to any Cuckooite whome might like to visit, given that they were brought up to respect other peoples property. So, there you have it, any of you that might be in Hadleigh for some reason, like your plane had crashed, feel free to limp here. A steal at half-a-crown a head or, if you're wearing your badges, five bob, to include a mug of oxo and a pretzel or two. Make a reservation right away, before a frost kill the things. Del

Tommy said...

Del,I am on my way,anything to get away from the winter that is still here in Seattle,3 daffadills is a nice showing for 5 bob.And the oxo sounds real good to,looking forward to meeting you and the lovely Charlote in September.

Del said...

I'm looking forward to it as well, Tommy. The months already seem to be flying by, only tvelve days until, 'Play Ball,' day. Todays wind hasn't done the dafs a lot of good. Del

Tommy said...

Del.do you get a lot of regular season games on the telly,over here they have two sometimes three a day with the differant time zones,I hope the mariners show up this year,not sure we needed Ken Griffey back thou.

Del said...

Tommy, we get two games a week, Sunday and Wednesday, although every night during the World Series. They started showing the games about twelve years ago and one of the first ones that I watched was the Mariners, when they had Randy Johnson working the hill. I've followed his career ever since, regardless of which team he's with. he just has such an advantage, being that tall. Del

george&Joan said...

Joan and I decided to go to Colchester by bus using our bus passes,so it was a bus to Sudbury then a bus to Colchester,but when we got to Sudbury there was a bus waiting to go to Ipswich via Hadleigh,so on we jumped and had a nice country ride to Hadleigh.
Now we have been to Pricerites many times but have never walked through Hadleigh high street,so that is what we did,now we started off looking for a house whoes garden only had three Daffodils,but alas could not locate it anywhere,so we had lunch,then walked through the park by the river,then continued our exploration of Hadleigh high street when we came across this hardware store on entering it was like Aladdins cave,it went on and on and we got lost inside the shop,all the nooks and crannies and different compartments,it was fantastic,we were in there 1 hour and was sorry to leave as our bus back to Sudbury was due.Del,Charlotte, what a lovely town,we will be back,as MacCarther did say.
Hope you dont mind me going on like this,but I just thought what a great day we had, and I wanted to share it

Del. said...

George, yes, that Partridges is something else. We always reckon that if you can't find what you want in there, then it doesn't exist. Just like the old ironmongers, you can still get nails, and those kind of things, weighed out on the scales. As for the High Street, well we live on Gallows Hill, the outskirts of town, but still ten minutes from the center. Del

tags said...

Del,
Is that where they used to hang the witches?

Del said...

Well, there is a marker, on the other side of the bypass, which apparently shows the spot where a local cleric came to a sticky end. I guess that, before the new road was put in, it would have been at the top of the hill. Del

Val B said...

So glad that you are back Yvonne, everyone missed your comments.
I have long lapses myself although I do check in most days. It just takes so long to go through everything.
Off to my son's house later on where he is going to be doing the cooking so that my daughter-in-law and I can put our feet up.

Del said...

ValB, could it be that your daughter-in-law takes after the lovely Charlotte. It's our wedding anniversary next month and I asked her how she would like to celebrate it? She said that she'd like to go somewhere she'd never been before. "How about the kitchen?" I asked. I have to say that Arnica really works a treat! Del

tags said...

You are funny Del, you have a nack of being able to make us all laugh.

Ron Ratchford said...

Hi Ted Baker, did you manage to book my ticket for the reunion? It is a long way to come to press my nose up against the window if Tommy wont let me in.

Ted baker said...

Hi Ron i hope so if not you can have mine. your the wifes she wont go if i dount. Anyway Ron ive not heard if we have got in.By Ted.

jim davis said...

Don't worry Ted they don't usually confirm your booking unless you ask them to. If you want to put Rons mind at ease send an email to Jackie, I am sure she will oblige.

Ron Ratchford said...

Thanks Ted/Jim, I've just received an email from Tom saying there are 15 tickets available so if you have already put in a requirement for Roy & me then we should be ok. Roy should be good for the money, I will get it to him shortly. Looking forward to catching up again

Tommy said...

Ron you are taken care of,I have saved you two places ,You can square up with Jackie when you come over,please remember to cancel if you do not make it.I have set aside places for Eff in alaska as well as she is still travelling.Look forward to seeing you Tommy.

Ron Ratchford said...

Thanks Ted, It'll just be one ticket though, can you let Jackie know? Thanks again mate...ron