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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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    • indie
    • By indie 6th Apr 18, 9:56 AM
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    indie
    Morning everyone, well done on the wins this week. I have 2 days off now and am off out soon to take nephew out shopping. He has the Dr's next week and hopefully he will be able to drive then as he is getting fed up not being able to take the boys out over easter holidays. My sons GF has a friend coming over later for the weekend so she will be out and about. My son has to work but he is away with his hobby group next weekend. So glad to see the weather has changed,beautiful day yesterday and although it's chilly outside at the moment they have said it will warm up later today so hopefully i can get out in garden later. Hope you all have a lucky day.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 6th Apr 18, 11:18 AM
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    fire**fly
    all

    bright & breezy here this morning & nice out so
    been doing a bit of garden tidying,

    sounds like your going to be busy this w/end with
    the family leanfun, have fun x

    lol, yes I can see out fringe now lol Alfie
    instead of keep blowing it away
    thanks for info re RSPB watch

    well done on the flight voucher mummy2threeboys
    hope you get a well deserved break

    enjoy your 2 days off work indie x
    have a lovely, lucky day all
    x
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''

    Omar Khayyam.
    Treasure the moments you have,

    savour them for as long as you can,
    they will never come back again.







    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 6th Apr 18, 5:17 PM
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    Good afternoon everyone

    Hope you're all fine on this glorious Friday!

    I've been making the most of the weather - spent a good
    few hours out gardening, mowing, pruning, weeding. Happy
    days!

    Apparently the Southern part of the UK may be getting
    splashes of rain over the weekend which is why I've been
    out today doing this n' that.

    Also got a load of washing dried outside this morning - the
    downside though is having to do the dreaded ironing at
    some point!

    Very well done on winning a £50 Ryanair flight voucher
    mummy2! Love the sound of your plans re possible
    Dublin visit. Have a lovely couple of days at the two
    workshops. They sound fun!

    Here's some further Garden Birdwatch info for you - some
    numbers are down due to various reasons, but some are up
    this year.

    We can now reveal the top 10 garden birds in the UK and Northern
    Ireland. Yet again, the house sparrow was at the top spot. Then
    we have the starling at number two. In at number three was the
    blue tit, followed by blackbird, woodpigeon and goldfinch. Number
    seven was great tit, number eight was robin, and in at nine and
    ten were long-tailed tit and chaffinch.



    Sparrows on top

    Once again, house sparrows came top of the Big Garden Birdwatch
    2018! These characteristically noisy and gregarious birds have
    managed to colonise most of the world, as they’re equally happy in
    urban and suburban areas. However, although they’re still
    abundant, they have suffered enormous declines. So at the RSPB,
    we’re doing all we can do help them.



    Siskins rise up the charts

    Siskins – small, attractive finches with a distinctive forked tail,
    were up in numbers, reaching number 24. Brambling numbers
    were up too. Siskins and bramblings are winter visitors, and their
    numbers are higher in years when conditions here are more
    favourable than on the Continent, for example during a mild
    winter, or when lots of their favourite foods are available.



    Small birds, big numbers

    Overall, there was an increase in sightings of smaller birds, such
    as goldfinches, long-tailed tits and coal tits. Recorded sightings of
    goldfinches rose by 11% from last year, and this sociable, brightly-
    coloured finch was seen in more than two-thirds of gardens.



    A good year for greenfinches

    It was a good year for greenfinches. We’re pleased to say they had
    a 5% rise in sightings, a great sign as they’ve decreased by 60%
    since the Birdwatch began in 1979. It appears this rise is due to
    good conditions during their breeding season in 2017.



    Blackbirds and robins drop in numbers

    There was a drop in the recorded sightings of blackbirds (down by
    18%) and robins (down by 12%). We think this may be because
    the mild winter meant there was more food available in the
    countryside, meaning they didn’t need to rely on gardens for food.
    Also, unlike smaller birds such as goldfinches and greenfinches,
    blackbirds and robins didn’t have such a good breeding season.



    Your grandson sounds adorable leanfun - such a talented
    lad! His colouring/shading etc sounds wonderful. Love the
    way you took the time to point out the different shades on
    the climbing ropes (at the park) with the sunlight casting
    shadows. You must be so very proud of him & vice
    versa!

    Have a lovely couple of days off indie - hope all goes well
    with your Nephew's appointment next week. xx

    Time for a cuppa me thinks! Have a lovely rest of the
    day all, take care.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 7th Apr 18, 7:44 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    I hope you're all in fine fettle today! Thankfully no sign of
    rain at present & it's also incredibly mild. Tad cloudy at the
    mo though.


    This may be of interest to some .... today it's ......


    International Pillow Fight Day





    Links:

    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/international-pillow-fight-day-2018/

    London pillow fight into:

    https://www.contrarylife.com/2018/04/international-pillow-fight-day-2018-45786/



    Have a lovely and lucky Saturday all - please take care
    whatever your plans. xx


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 7th Apr 18, 8:24 AM
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    fire**fly


    good morning all
    lovely morning here too Alfie
    lol, love the idea of pillow fight day
    sounds great fun lol sorry couldn't resist this one



    hope everyones keeping well & hugs for anyone needing one,
    have a lovely lucky day all
    x
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''

    Omar Khayyam.
    Treasure the moments you have,

    savour them for as long as you can,
    they will never come back again.







    • mummy2threeboys
    • By mummy2threeboys 7th Apr 18, 1:00 PM
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    Oh Alfie those Bird sats made me so happy! Lovely to see little birds being spotted. That Siskin is beautiful! Pillow fight day sounds hilarious..I wonder if we can organise one In Kent next year lol .

    It's wonderful here, full sunshine, back door open and on loads on the line, daffs in full bloom, sadly forsthya took a beating from beast from the east and hasn't reach full flowering potential before mostly dying .

    I found a part of a victorian clay play with writing on , in my garden as i was digging alas no "bowl" But that has been my mornings research. I am off for a geocaching walk but for a dinner and glass of wine.

    I feel so happy today amazing what the sun does. Don't think i'll do much comping, I'll do some gardening tomorrow and the kids workshops.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 8th Apr 18, 8:33 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    I hope you're all well and having an enjoyable
    weekend.


    It looks as if it's going to be another decent
    weather day here - no sign of the 'predicted' rain
    at the mo. Yay!


    Had a very productive day yesterday - was
    out gardening for a few hours
    & actually managed to have massive comp catch
    -up, but needless to say I've not tackled
    the dreaded ironing yet!


    It sounds as if you're having a wonderful weekend
    mummy2. I'm loving the longer days now - it's brilliant
    to be able to make use of the lighter evenings! I'm
    always up at the crack of dawn so really nice to
    enjoy the lighter mornings too.


    Sorry to hear about your forsythia not flowering for so
    long this year (after taking a beating from dreadful
    weather). Hopefully, come next year, it'll be back
    flourishing in all its glory.


    Your garden sounds such a treasure trove! Many years
    ago (when I was a youngster) I discovered a couple of
    old bottles (with glass marbles in the necks) buried in
    Mum and Dad's garden. Found out that they
    were Codd bottles. I've still got them to this day - tucked
    away in my loft.



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codd-neck_bottle


    I've received quite a few bits n' bobs handed down thru the
    family over the years ..... including a couple of old (extremely
    heavy ) flat irons - having to use one of those to do
    the ironing fills me with dread!


    Well best get on ......


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





    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 8th Apr 18, 9:25 AM
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    good morning all
    bit overcast this morning here but hopefully will
    brighten up later,
    sounds like you had a great day doing garden & comp catch
    up yesterday Alfie
    am hoping here to split & replant the chives some time
    today

    also sounds like your having a great weekend too mummy2threeboys
    sorry to hear about the forsythia & fingers crossed here
    for it agree with Alfie hopefully next year it will be
    back to its full glory x
    hope everyone else is well & have a lovely day all
    x
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''

    Omar Khayyam.
    Treasure the moments you have,

    savour them for as long as you can,
    they will never come back again.







    • indie
    • By indie 8th Apr 18, 5:01 PM
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    Evening, hope you have all had a good day. I was working earlier, but didn't mind as it has rained all day. I got some more plants yesterday so hopefully can plant them up tomorrow. Weather permitting. Hope you got the chives split & replanted ff. Right off to catch up with the comps.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 8th Apr 18, 5:22 PM
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    Hi everyone,

    Having a lovely break and so far managed to do nearly everything we planned. The weather has ben pretty good apart from yesterday morning.
    Just planning what we are going to eat in Table Table tonight as we have bought a meal deal. ( 2x 2 course meals, 175ml wine and all we can eat breakfast for £48 which isn't too bad)
    Not had time to enter many comps but luck isn't in at moment anyway.
    Hope everyone has a lucky week.

    sheils x
    September Wins :- Family Cineworld Ticket £2 GfK Media X2 30p Topcashback
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Apr 18, 7:19 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    Hope you're all in fine fettle on this glorious Monday
    morning!


    Had a busy time yesterday giving my shed its usual
    spring clean. Quite a few small spiders scuttling about
    which I don't mind now - it's just the humungous ones
    that still fairly give me the heebie jeebies!





    I've got to do a bit more in there today .... then that's
    it done for another year!


    Hope you managed to split & replant your chives
    yesterday fire**fly. There's always something that
    needs doing. I really love each season though
    (garden wise) - busy but always so enjoyable.


    Sounds as if you're both having a wonderful break
    sheils - well done re the meal deal - brilliant bargain!


    The birdies has been singing away as usual this morning -
    always a cheerful start to the day - best go and top their
    feeders up etc!


    Have a lovely and lucky Monday all, take care.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 9th Apr 18, 9:42 AM
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    good morning all
    misty morning here but supposed to be brightening up later,

    thanks indie/Alfie, yes, did the chives & some thyme
    & mint replanting so hopefully they will take ok,
    agree Alfie theres always something to be done & enjoyable
    great you got shed spring clean done
    lol @ the little spiddies

    sounds like your having a great time sheils x
    have a great day all & fingers crossed for them wems
    x
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''

    Omar Khayyam.
    Treasure the moments you have,

    savour them for as long as you can,
    they will never come back again.







    • mummy2threeboys
    • By mummy2threeboys 9th Apr 18, 6:49 PM
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    Alfie! yes yes yes!! How exciting re codd bottles we found one under our floor boards with where we lived on it..it survived all this time there only to be knocked over by the Cat ! Was interesting for us as we know the houses where built by people outside the county so they must have popped to the local shop. Also found a great deal of things over the years tucked between floorboards , in the garden etc.

    Good evening to all! We have a ton of nursery spiders in our garden, we have our boarders full of poppies every year and they love them, so fascinating to watch. We had a wonderful weekend how quickly did the weather change though , saturday was totally wonderful, Sunday not so and I had ear marked that day for gardening.

    If anyone has a Dobbies nearby I recommend the Little seedlings club it's a monthly free gardening club for 5-10 years . We made daff windmills, planted lettuce , learned about seasonal produce , whilst I had a coffee bliss.

    So nice to feel at home here, it seems we all like the same things, a nice simple, peaceful life . I'm off to knit , have a fab evening x
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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 10th Apr 18, 8:19 AM
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    fire**fly

    good morning all
    bucketing it down here this morning! hope its a better
    start to the day
    for you all where you are
    yesterday one of the residents planted a couple of
    apple trees in the community gardens
    so think the rain will settle them in & will be lovely
    to pick fresh ones
    when they are ready

    gardening club sounds a lovely idea for the LOs mummy2threeboys
    hope everyone has a lovely day & hopefully a lucky one
    x
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''

    Omar Khayyam.
    Treasure the moments you have,

    savour them for as long as you can,
    they will never come back again.







    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 10th Apr 18, 9:14 AM
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    Morning all. DD2s family went home about Eight last night so children slept on journey. We all had a good weekend started great with the weather then soon deteriated. Still it was great to see them and the children had a great time with their cousin.

    Sheils pleased you are having a good time meals sound a bargain.

    Mummy2threeboys this year our forsythia has lasted the longest I can remember despite the weather. Gardening club sounds great.

    Alfie and Firefly great to hear you have enjoyed being busy in garden.

    Well very dull here now. Have DD1s son here this week every day so hope to take him out this afternoon.

    Take care all and good luck.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 10th Apr 18, 11:51 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    It seems as if most of us have had rain at some point!




    The rain arrived here yesterday afternoon, carried on all
    night long but thankfully has eased off this morning! Still
    remaining mild though.


    Apparently we may see the sun later on today! Fingers
    n' paws crossed.


    The Little Seedlings Club sounds brilliant mummy2. I
    think it's an excellent idea to involve children in fun
    activities - garden related. Plus it's free & you
    get to relax with a cuppa ..... even better!


    Must say your house and garden sound an interesting
    treasure trove of all things lovely.


    Lol at your cat knocking over the Codd bottle after you
    found it stashed away under the floorboards!


    I agree with you. We're all a lovely bunch in here and
    get on soooo well. Long may it last.


    yesterday one of the residents planted a couple of
    apple trees in the community gardens
    so think the rain will settle them in & will be lovely
    to pick fresh ones
    when they are ready
    Originally posted by fire**fly
    Brilliant fire**fly! Such a wonderful thing to do.
    Me thinks that the home-grown fruit will be far more
    scrumptious than shop bought produce.


    I'm a follower of the excellent 'Woodland Trust' and
    really looking forward to watching this programme next
    Monday:

    https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3029819/queens-green-planet-documentary-sees-queen-and-david-attenborough-discuss-climate-change


    Talking of the Woodland Trust, they posted a very sweet
    poem t'other day which I'd love to share ...

    Bluebell Time - Enid Blyton

    Oh, bluebell time is here again
    And every little elf
    Has picked a tiny bell to make
    A bonnet for herself!

    And all the brownies pick them too
    To ring them as they go,
    Jingle-jingle, hear the tune,
    The prettiest one they know!

    I'd like to creep into the wood
    And see the bonnets blue,
    And hear the bluebells ringing loud,
    I wish I could - don't you?



    https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/things-to-do/walking/bluebell-woods/


    Lovely to hear about your wonderful weekend with family &
    GKs leanfun. Have a brilliant week with DD1s son and
    hope you manage to get out this afternoon.


    On a general note - can't believe I almost missed National
    Unicorn Day yesterday! Had no idea of Scotland's Unicorn
    heritage, even though my lovely Mum was a bonnie
    Scottish lassie (born and bred), & I've visited Scotland many
    a time over the years & hadn't even noticed the bloomin'
    obvious!

    National Unicorn Day



    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/scotland-now/celebrate-national-unicorn-day-spotting-10189967

    http://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/travel-and-adventure/2018/01/why-unicorn-alive-well-and-scotland



    http://www.frigateunicorn.org/


    Well had best get on .... it's taken me soooo long to write
    this post that the sun has finally shown itself!


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


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 10th Apr 18, 12:02 PM
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    great post Alfie thanks loving the poem &
    info/links for unicorn day
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''

    Omar Khayyam.
    Treasure the moments you have,

    savour them for as long as you can,
    they will never come back again.







    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 10th Apr 18, 4:03 PM
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    fire**fly
    just found a wem from marieclaire & have
    won runner up prize of £100 to spend online from this comp,
    https://comps.marieclaire.co.uk/competition/FennWrightManson_marieclaire.php
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''

    Omar Khayyam.
    Treasure the moments you have,

    savour them for as long as you can,
    they will never come back again.







    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 10th Apr 18, 4:17 PM
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    Wow Firefly well done. Just had a look at the site and there are a number of things you could buy. I have never bought their clothes but have often looked at their range in John Lewis. Hope you can find something you like in your size.

    Here sun has come out but GS does not t want to go out. He is tired out.
    Last edited by leanfun30; 10-04-2018 at 4:25 PM.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 10th Apr 18, 4:36 PM
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    fire**fly
    thanks leanfun they have some lovely tops I am
    looking at for summer & looks like they all come in
    a 12 so will be great choosing
    great the sun came out for you
    hugs for GS hope he wakens up a bit later to enjoy it x
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''

    Omar Khayyam.
    Treasure the moments you have,

    savour them for as long as you can,
    they will never come back again.







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