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    • Glad
    • By Glad 1st Jan 18, 12:59 AM
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    The Compers Inn (part 48)
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    The Compers Inn (part 48) 1st Jan 18 at 12:59 AM
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    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 2nd Jan 18, 8:44 PM
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    Evening peeps. It has been raining here nearly all day. It is tipping it down at the moment. FF sending love and best wishes to you and your family. Hope you are having a restfull evening and get a good nights sleep.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 2nd Jan 18, 10:30 PM
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    Well "Eleanor" is causing plenty of rain and wind here. Don't know how we will get to sleep tonight. It has rained most of the day apart from a few hours in the afternoon when we managed a walk and hung out some towels. The grass is really saturated.
    The next few days look like they will be really wet too. Not a good start to the year!
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    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 2nd Jan 18, 10:51 PM
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    Not much wind here shiels but it is expected overnight.
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 3rd Jan 18, 7:40 AM
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    Morning peeps. It is absolutely freezing here this morning. Had rain all night wind was not too bad but has started to pick up a bit now. Nipped over to shop for some fresh milk and got soaked (takes me about two minutes to get there and two back.) Hope you are ok shiels down in the borders as you seemed to have it a lot worse than us. Hope everyone else is well and things were not too bad overnight.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 3rd Jan 18, 8:17 AM
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    Good Morning,

    We are fine thanks rose. It has been a wild night and flooding was supposed to be a problem although I haven't heard anything. Will be scared to go out and check the house and garden though. There is still a wind blowing out there. We are up on a hill anyway away from the river estuary.
    That will be us back to normal today. We usually get our mail hours late today as the postmen have 2 days to deliver. DH used to hate today as he said it was their busiest day of the year.

    Hope everyone else is fine.

    sheils x
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    • indie
    • By indie 3rd Jan 18, 8:27 AM
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    Morning, wind and rain here all night as well. My reed fence has come down in some parts but not even attempting to put it up again till wind dies down.Just catching up with housework today, and comping. Hope you all have a lucky day.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 3rd Jan 18, 9:59 AM
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    Morning. We had wind here too last night but not too bad. DS is due to go back today and we are picking GS up from school so hope it calms down. Love your pic Sheils.

    Hope you are nice and warm indoors now Rose.

    Thanks for link re bids Alfie. Over holiday period I was on the phone looking out of bedroom window and thought I was seeing things when I saw not one but two blue tits in garden. Like you mummytothreeboys its mainly been magpies in recent years.

    Hope you had a rest and some nice food Firefly. Take care.

    Indie hope you rest up on day off.

    Lets hope for some wins soon. Be lucky.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 3rd Jan 18, 11:07 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Hope you're all ok. Love your choice of pic this morning sheils -
    very fitting! Hope you haven't been too badly affected. xx



    We had horrendous winds and rain through the night - am
    guessing that we just had the tail end of the storm - but even
    so it sounded dreadful!

    Had a swift trot around the garden this morning, mainly to
    check on my two wooden gates which are dodgy at the best of
    times. Thankfully they were still upright!

    The sun is out now and the wind has more or less calmed
    down and no rain at the mo either.

    Sorry to hear that you got drenched this morning rose. Nothing
    worse than getting soaked in freezing temperatures - brrrrrr!

    Hope you manage to sort out your reed fence indie once the
    wind has died down where you are.

    So pleased the wind wasn't too bad up your way leanfun.
    Hopefully our end of the country seems to have escaped the
    wrath of Storm Eleanor.

    So pleased that you are managing to get a little bit sorted out
    now fire**fly & slowly getting organised. No wonder you're
    exhausted - it's never easy. Hope you had a good sleep last
    night.

    HI all! Alfie love birdwatch count..we live in urban area, all we get is magpies, pigeons, collared doves, wood pigeons starlings, We did used to get blue tits, great tits and wagtails, but then neighbour cut the only tree down I have since replanted an apple tree, maybe this time in next year we will have millions of birds hey Rodney?
    Originally posted by mummy2threeboys
    Oh, so sorry to hear of the only tree being felled
    mummy2threeboys! Poor birdies!

    Just had a quick look on the site and found the following info
    which is brilliant.

    https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/everything-you-need-to-know-about-big-garden-birdwatch/

    Quote from site:

    Oh no! It can be really frustrating if all your garden regulars don't
    show up on the day you do Big Garden Birdwatch.

    If you watch for an hour but don't see a dicky bird, we'd still like
    you to tell us about it!

    Even a total of 0 birds is still useful data to us - it's as important to
    know where there weren't any birds as where there were lots.

    There are also questions about the other wildlife you might see in
    your garden year-round. If you're disappointed in your birds' lack
    of loyalty, we'd love you still to send in your results.

    The pack can also be downloaded.

    That was lovely to see two blue tits leanfun - please say you'll
    give it a go - it only takes up an hour of your time - and you can
    make yourself very comfortable indoors by a window looking out
    into your garden - pretty pretty please. Will be your best friend
    for ever and ever.

    I've allocated a space by my patio doors which is an excellent
    viewing position! Fingers crossed etc!

    Crikes - just watching the TV while I'm typing this and the
    storm has caused so much damage - frightening! They were
    doing a live interview with a reporter at Blackpool and the
    poor woman could barely talk/stand! Don't know why on
    earth they have to do these live interviews in such
    atrocious conditions!

    Well - must get on - got so many comps to catch up on!



    Have a lovely and lucky day all and please take care whatever
    you're up to.

    Alfie xxx
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    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 3rd Jan 18, 11:22 AM
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    Saw that interview alfie. I would have been nowhere near the sea if it was me. I have hail stones bouncing of the windows now.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 3rd Jan 18, 2:09 PM
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    Saw that interview alfie. I would have been nowhere near the sea if it was me. I have hail stones bouncing of the windows now.
    Originally posted by rosemac
    Crikey! Got caught in a hailstorm just before Xmas and boy was
    it painful!

    It's pouring with rain here at the mo and the wind is kicking off
    again.


    Alfie xxx
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    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 3rd Jan 18, 3:43 PM
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    Just bought the grandkids a Nintendo Wii on hot uk deals for 20. It is second hand but has a years guarantee and has been refurbished. Have got it for when they are here save them trailing their dads old one when they come down. Just need to bring their games. Dad has an Xbox now that I won and gave to him.
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 3rd Jan 18, 5:04 PM
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    Goodness neighbour frightened the life out of me a little while ago. She came in my door screaming there was a giant mouse in the courtyard. Went out for a look and it was a guinea pig and it was getting really cold. Wrapped it up in a warm towel and phoned DS to bring down GD's cage (hers died) Also phoned pet shop. Will take it down there tomorrow and he is going to put a photo of it in his window. Don't know if it has escaped or someone has put it out. (It is not very old as it does not look as if it is fully grown.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 3rd Jan 18, 5:48 PM
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    Just bought the grandkids a Nintendo Wii on hot uk deals for 20. It is second hand but has a years guarantee and has been refurbished. Have got it for when they are here save them trailing their dads old one when they come down. Just need to bring their games. Dad has an Xbox now that I won and gave to him.
    Originally posted by rosemac
    Brilliant rose! Bet your GKs will think you're the best!

    Goodness neighbour frightened the life out of me a little while ago. She came in my door screaming there was a giant mouse in the courtyard. Went out for a look and it was a guinea pig and it was getting really cold. Wrapped it up in a warm towel and phoned DS to bring down GD's cage (hers died) Also phoned pet shop. Will take it down there tomorrow and he is going to put a photo of it in his window. Don't know if it has escaped or someone has put it out. (It is not very old as it does not look as if it is fully grown.
    Originally posted by rosemac
    Oh no! Poor little guinea pig. Thank goodness you got to it in
    time before it froze to death. I'm hoping that it just
    escaped - rather than someone deliberately putting the poor
    little creature out to fend for itself.

    Hopefully someone will come forward. xx


    Alfie xxx
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    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 4th Jan 18, 6:38 AM
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    Morning peeps. Had a half decent nights sleep last night yaaaaay. Looks not to bad outside this morning. Hopefully that is the end of the wind and heavy rain. Guinea Pig still alive. Hope weather has calmed down a bit for everyone else. Need to head out around mid day so thermals are going to have to be looked out. Hope everyone is well.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 4th Jan 18, 8:23 AM
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    Good Morning,
    It is bucketing down here again and set to continue until tomorrow.
    The harbour was flooding over yesterday when we walked down to the town and the sea well up the bridge and our garden is really saturated so not good. On the bright side it isn't cold here!
    Glad no-one had too much damage. Hope you get your fence sorted out indie.

    Great you have rescued the Guinea pig rose. Wonder if someone got it for Xmas.

    Hope everyone is well and getting back to normal. Thinking of you FF
    Good Luck to all.

    sheils x
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 4th Jan 18, 8:33 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    The weather is wonderfully calm here today - thank
    goodness!

    Even the birdies are happy and singing away!

    Apparently the sun will be peeking out from behind the
    clouds throughout the morning.

    So pleased the little Guinea Pig is still thriving this
    morning rose.

    Have a lovely and lucky day all and please take care
    whatever your plans.

    Thinking of you fire**fly.




    Alfie xxx
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    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 4th Jan 18, 9:00 AM
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    Ho Alfie I will look into the bird watching day and talk to DS about it too.

    We were lucky yesterday no rain when we picked GS up from school and it was mild. DD1 has no heating since Sunday and stayed here beginning of the week but had to be home to take GS to school yesterday. The engineer is coming between 11 to 1 today so DH is going over there.

    Your rain sounds bad Sheils. So hope it is better today. love your pic.

    Indie hope your fence isn't too bad and you have your car working again.

    Rose had to smile at your neighbour but it was no fun for the guniea pig. great you rescued it. Lets hope someone claims it.

    Thinking of you Firefly.

    Very dark here this morning.

    Take care everyone.
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 4th Jan 18, 2:56 PM
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    Goodness as usual was up earlier this morning when it was fine. It has bucketed down most of the day. It is now really cold (turned heating up) Guinea pig is now living in the lap of luxury lol. It is now eating and has his/her photo in a shop window. Hopefully it will be ok. GD wants it if we do not find an owner. She has not seen it yet but DS has agreed.
    • mummy2threeboys
    • By mummy2threeboys 4th Jan 18, 3:17 PM
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    Aww Rose hope someone comes forward for GP, but at least if not will go to a lovely family, I really love the teddybear ones! Have you tried animal search uk they seem to be the biggest for lost pets , or not sure if on facebook but posting in local groups sometimes helpful x Well done on Nintendo wii!

    Leanfun yay for birdys! I so mss living in the countryside used to get all sorts including an albino squirral and all 3 types of woodpecker (less/greater spotted and green) But then we often ended up with cows/sheep in the garden when the field fence blew down hence why i am quite good at herding now lol

    sheils..hope the weather calms down for you, ot so bad here , no rain but very strong random gusts of wind.

    Hi to all I missed. Didn't sleep well at all last night, just wasn't tired least I finished a book , but then tossed and turned until 4 zzz. Tonight will be the night, I have my calms and I am ready!

    Have a good day chat soon x
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    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 4th Jan 18, 3:45 PM
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    mummy know about the ZZZ it is horrible when you you cant sleep or only have a few hours. She had a teddy bear one lol long sticky up hair (like a punk lol) Hopefully we can find the owner but if not she/he will have a good home.
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