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Old 07-03-2014, 9:37 PM
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Great to hear alls well Know what you mean re missing family..I feel the same
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Afternoon, what a beautiful day. Washing dried on the line and I'm about to iron and put away now.

Pigs cheek casserole and ox cheek casserole cooked and cooling. One is for this week, the other for the freezer. The meat has come out of the freezer and so no spend on meat this week

Mr T and I have been planning some fairly big changes to the garden. Really looking forward to that. The raised beds have been re-weeded again and some lettuce seeds planted.

A little tidying up in the garden with the sun shining and life really feels so much better.

We still haven't spent redundancy money, although we have a few car service things happening soon, so may need to dip in - not sure yet.

The house is looking fresh and aired - the windows have been open all day.

I am planning some planting for the front garden and need to find some cash to fund it.

Airing cupboard needs to be emptied and everything put away. Mr T is walking the dogs with DS and I'm collecting DD later.

Only thing not achieved today is changing our bedding but that can wait until tomorrow.

I hope everyone has enjoyed the weather and has seen some blue sky.

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Old 08-03-2014, 5:13 PM
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I love it when the weather is like this and everyone is excited about putting their washing out on the line to dry


Glad the suns shining for you x
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Still too drizzly and cold here....
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The weather has been absolutely glorious here today, I got so much done in the garden. All those horrible jobs actually that I don't enjoy but I'm so happy when they're done: Clearing out the shed and cleaning it down, clearing out the greenhouse and giving it a good wash-down, and washing all the seed trays and propagators. I ache all over now but hooray, those jobs are done for another year.

Tomorrow, I plan to get a LOT of washing on the line, as well as lots more work in the garden.
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I love it when the weather is like this and everyone is excited about putting their washing out on the line to dry
It really is a fab sight - I love it.

Glad the suns shining for you x
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Still too drizzly and cold here....
I'll send you some sun over x x

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The weather has been absolutely glorious here today, I got so much done in the garden. All those horrible jobs actually that I don't enjoy but I'm so happy when they're done: Clearing out the shed and cleaning it down, clearing out the greenhouse and giving it a good wash-down, and washing all the seed trays and propagators. I ache all over now but hooray, those jobs are done for another year.

Tomorrow, I plan to get a LOT of washing on the line, as well as lots more work in the garden.
I'm going to wash a couple of winter fleeces - do walking ones - and get them on the line today.

I could do with giving one shed a sort out - may have a go.

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Old 09-03-2014, 8:00 AM
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This week is suppoosed to be fantastic for warmer, sunnier weather. A welcome relief after all the rain we've had.

Can't wait to get the bedding washed and dried on the line. There's nothing like it is there? So much fresher than tumbles and maidens.

Have a good Sunday everyone.

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We were seeing mum today, however, DS came down with a bug last night - not pleasant - so we've had to change weekends.

It does give us an unexpected day at home and Peace&Freedom's comments about sheds has inspired me to clear out the bike one. The gardening one was done not so long ago - can't recall when.

We will be taking the hounds for a 5 mile walk and DS can stay in bed

Money news - payday is two weeks and things are looking OK. I'd love to be able to OP the amounts I was doing before, but at some point I will be. It's certainly challenging when your circumstances take such a major turn.

Have a good day and I hope the sun spreads around the country.

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we've not seen any sun up here in the frozen north of scotland yet, Tilly, so jealous that you have been able to plant out lettace already. i have some growing on the windowsill.

But we did go for a walk along the beach last night at 6.30 and it was almost still light, so spring must be nearly here

hope DS gets better soon
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Old 09-03-2014, 7:41 PM
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Hello,

Well done on doing your bike shed. There is ivy growing inside mine and the bikes have flat tyres. But that will have to be a job for next week now.

Good luck with all your ploys,

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Old 10-03-2014, 8:18 AM
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Morning, Sunday was a glorious day.

Didn't manage the walk as we literally didn't stop all day - lunch in the garden and per dinner 'nibbles' - sounds a little more refined tht it was. I had some smoked salmon off cuts to use so made tiny open sandwich things.

Bike shed completed, all the beds weeded, topped up with compost where needed. All patio areas weeded, furniture moved around, fences changed over. Looks likes new garden. Now we just need to save up for plans and pots.

DS is feeling much better and managed to have dinner with us. We were working for around 8 hours and all plus were tired and slept well.

Back to work/school today and Mr T is washing the bedding.

Loads of washing done and dried on the line - no ironing at all.

Spare bedroom turned into a study for kids.

Best wishes Tilly x
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I miss having a study. My house is too small to have one realistically, so I work from a corner of the back room downstairs in my little 2 up 2 down. The clutter just spreads though and takes over the whole room. It drives me spare. That's what you get when you work from home.

I envy your kids!!!

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Bike shed completed, all the beds weeded, topped up with compost where needed. All patio areas weeded, furniture moved around, fences changed over. Looks likes new garden. Now we just need to save up for plans and pots.
Wow, you've got so much done, Tilly. I spent the weekend out in the garden and got loads done but there's still loads to do. I am doing it all by myself so it's going to take some time.

For plants and pots for the garden - if you want nice pots you will obviously have to shop around or look at car boots. Aldi had some gorgeous big terracotta pots for a fiver last year and both Aldi and Lidl have lots of good value plants and seeds. If you want any-old-pot for now, plastic ones, lots of garden centres have freebies available at the front of the store - they always have far too many.

For plants, it's actually quite easy to grow your own from seed, especially annuals. Also, if you get friendly with other gardeners, they are usually happy to give you some plants that they've thinned out / divided. This is a good time of year for dividing perennials such as geranium, aster etc. You could get some freebies that way - maybe ask on Freecycle.

Good luck with it all, I love a bit of gardening myself.
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That was a very dynamic weekend. Wow!
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Hi Alchemilla, Sunday was glorious and we achieved loads. It was as if we didn't want to stop and given the months of grey, rain and cold it was such a relief to be working

Hope you're feeling back to normal now.

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Morning, just about to walk the hounds. I'm not posting as much as RL is pretty tough right now. Work is bordering on insane and I'm worrying about Mr T still not finding a job (he's been close but no offer yet).

On a money front, only necessary spending is happening and we are living a busy but simple life.

Dinner last night was HM pork meatballs in a tomato/veg sauce with pasta - Nigella recipe. Used up one package Xmas sausage meat from the freezer.

We've all been through times when we don't post as much and I'm sure normality will return. I miss catching up with diaries but maybe like Natty, there are periods when there's just too much happening.

Have a good day, Tilly x
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Sorry things are tough for you at the moment Tilly, I hope things calm down a bit soon for you. I haven't been reading diaries as much
Lately either and miss it, it such a big support isn't it.
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Oh Tilly you do plenty for folks on this board - hope Mr Tilly gets a decent offer of a job soon ... Nigella recipe sounds lovely.

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We've all been through times when we don't post as much and I'm sure normality will return. I miss catching up with diaries but maybe like Natty, there are periods when there's just too much happening.
Nah, I'm just a lazy so-and-so, whereas you have proper stuff going on

Please take heart re Mr T. There will be some grand plan taking shape in the universe regarding the RIGHT job, at the RIGHT time X

Meanwhile, I cannot believe that you still haven't taken on my suggestion to blow the redundancy on disco light floors???!!!! Shocking Tills - this was after all, one of my better suggestions.
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Hang on in there Tilly. Things will calm down soon I'm sure.

Now come on Universe - Mr Tilly needs a fab job and make it snappy!

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