Get a grip woman!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt Free Diaries
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Thanks SL!  I didn't have a camera with me that was good enough to get an identifying shot, it was up by the eaves, but I looked at your bumblebee link, thank you.  Very rabbit-holeish 🐝 (that's supposed to be a honeybee).  What I saw was all black, so I followed that link, it seems to have been Bombus ruderatus - they have all black ones more frequently, and they're described as the largest too.  This one was enormous.  And I'm in the right geographical area too.  The buzz was so loud I feel it would have been mentioned as an identifying characteristic, so I'm not quite sure, but I think that's as good as it's going to get.  I really hope it didn't make a nest in our eaves!

    Hope your hives and swarms are all healthy.
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  • Suffolk_lassSuffolk_lass Forumite
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    We have at least two bumblebee nests - one in the ground (under a sheet of ply in the cart lodge) and one in the roof of the pig-shed.

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    Got a tray of (30) eggs instead of a dozen as they are diddy. Need to do some cooking

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  • 4853emma4853emma Forumite
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    What are you cooking? 
  • Suffolk_lassSuffolk_lass Forumite
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    Made nothing yesterday - I'm going for a stirfry with egg fried rice today and an easy shakshuka from this recipe plus asparagus - and I might make Brownies (4 eggs) while DH will do his part by using four for scrambled eggs for breakfast. I may give half a dozen to DS too, if we see him - that will use the extra 18! Oh, and they really are diddy so maybe 5 in a four egg recipe. 

    I shopped yesterday so room in the fridge is a bit of a challenge too!

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  • Suffolk_lassSuffolk_lass Forumite
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    All a bit frustrating at the moment. Amazon claim to have delivered our subscription coffee last Tuesday "handed to resident" - but not here. Royal Mail claim to have delivered the yeast I was going to make Elderflower fizz with on Saturday (nope) - Beekeeping equipment was shipped on 12th June - so sign of it 8 days later, and two other orders are sitting with the company supplying, one from 16th was shipped yesterday, the other is not even pending yet. I guess they must be really busy. Oh yes, the part that pinged off DH's strimmer into the field is out of stock too. And that is a national thing with the parts held up in the mysterious supply chain muddle since Brexit. 

    Save £12k in 2021 - #26 aiming for £7,500 - £5,092.61 67.9% after June
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    That's *extremely* frustrating - a lot of things to go awol at once :(  I hope some things turn up, or get re-sent.
    Downsized and paid off mortgage 2010
    Retired August 2016
    Paid off French mortgage September 2018
    New kitchen fully installed June 2019
    Not counting this! 2020
    Garden fencing completed, woohoo 2021.......... Bunny hugger
  • rtandon27rtandon27 Forumite
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    Good to hear your Mom is on the mend SL - skin cancers are always so worrying!
    4.5 YEARS DEBT FREE!!! (24 OCT 2016)
    (With heartfelt thanks to those who have gone before us & their indubitable generosity.)
    Finally managing to keep all the balls in the air and juggle the budget!
  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Great news about your mum, SL, and even about your motorhome.  
    Downsized and paid off mortgage 2010
    Retired August 2016
    Paid off French mortgage September 2018
    New kitchen fully installed June 2019
    Not counting this! 2020
    Garden fencing completed, woohoo 2021.......... Bunny hugger
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