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Showing posts with label gardening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gardening. Show all posts

Sunday, 24 April 2022

Pottering Around

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception - Groucho Marx.
Welcome to my Sunday love πŸ’“
Nice big hug to start Sunday with.
Brew and breakfast.
Then it was time to get up!
We had things to do in the garden.
We had excess paperwork which was no use to nobody.
Instead of filling up precious space in our recycle bin, and getting out the shredder.
Out came the burning bin instead.
I had two new composters arrive yesterday.
Had to make room for them.
That means emptying a smaller one, so two can go in its place.
The saw had to come out to remove a branch that was hindering us from doing it!
Much needed coffee time...
Afterwards cleaned the fridge out and sorted out the food that was in it!
After a quick lunch and a chat with my neighbour's son.
I dropped off younger son with Joe to deliver some leaflets, in hope of being elected as the Councillor for Brockhill and Batchley.
I had chat with Mr Fry who is hoping to elected on the Lodge Park ward.
Then we left to check the tyre pressures on Sexy Beast. 
Then back home to start on the tea.
Chicken Stir Fry.
The Youngest son just arrived home when I dished his and his brother's tea up!
I got back on writing Friday's blog post and the today's blog post on the other blog.
Hubby was sorting out more of his late dad's paperwork.
It read grim reading, without going into too much detail.
He was SKINT!
Surviving on bags of food that my hubby brought over on Monday Night.
It should make interesting reading for the Solicitor when she sees all the transactions highlighted in orange pen where his money had gone to!
It would have been my late Father-in-law's 77th Birthday today :(
Quick look in today's newspaper. 
UK No.1 on this day in 1953:
Frankie Laine - I Believe.
UK No.1 on this day in 1959:
Buddy Holly - It Doesn't Matter Anymore
UK No.1 on this day in 1968:
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World.
USA No.1 on this day in 1961:
Del Shannon - Runaway
USA No.1 on this day in 1965:
Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - Game Of Love.
We took part in a General Knowledge quiz on the radio.
Oh dear, gone past the 10.30 bed deadline....
Early night tomorrow night instead!
Hubby is not in a fit state to go back to work just yet :(
It's back on the Wobbly Work Wheel for me 🎑
I have the tape recorder ready for when people ask me if I had a good Easter...
I will be answering by pressing the play button...
To which my answer will be "No".
It will be played lots of times,
Morning and Afternoon.
Anyway it goodnight from me and good night from him.... 







Saturday, 16 April 2022

Oh Dear, How Sad!

 Cheer up! The worst is yet to come! - Chase Johnson
Welcome to my Saturday πŸš—
I listened to Sounds of 60s.
Then it was Breakfast and Brew.
I got dressed.
(I left the thermal vest off)
Got both kids up.
Loaded up shopping trolley into Sexy Beast. 
I gets the newspaper.
Drops off son at work.
Then off to enjoy some car booty at Stratford Car Boot.
The whole field was full.
My son and I went around twice and got some bargains!
Then I drove back home.
Bargains I bought today↑↑↑
Now for some nibbles...
I went to pick son up from work.
Nipped to the Garden Centre for more compost.
Came back.
Now for another nibble.
While I was in the front garden, potting some plants. Someone handed in next door's neighbour's son's keys as he left them in his Land Rover.
As hubby has got Covid, I went round to hand them in.
Went past their old television...↓
I gave my neighbour the keys. Made him a coffee.
I told him about hubby's dad passing away.
His response was: "Oh well, nevermind."
I left soon afterwards.
Now to carry on potting some plants.
Finished for now.
Still got more to do tomorrow.
Tea time.
Quick look in today's newspaper.
Gerald Rafferty  was a Scottish singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. His solo hits in the late 1970s included "Baker Street", "Right Down the Line" and "Night Owl", as well as "Stuck in the Middle with You", which was recorded with his band Stealers Wheel in 1973. 
He would have been 75 years old 🎈
He sadly died aged 63 in 2011.
UK No.1 on this day in 1969:
Desmond Dekker & the Aces - Israelites.
USA No.1 on this day in 1977:
David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us Baby.
Then I wrote up 3 blog posts.
I didn't get a thank you either for taking the keys round either :(
I didn't need my sleep tea....
Far too tired....zzzzz
We will find out if hubby is not postive for Covid tomorrow \o/



Wednesday, 13 April 2022

My Big Hunk Of Love Has Caught It Now!

 Why buy a book when you can join the Library? Lily Savage
Welcome to my Hump of the Week 🐫
Nice big hug...
Followed by brew with breakfast.
I gave hubby a big sloppy one before he left for work....
I went back to bed for an hour....
Once up, thermal vest went on.
Now time to leave the house...
First stop was:
Tyre Shop - Get another tyre.
Next stop was:
Aldi - More blue milk and a look down the middle aisle.
Last stop was:
Homebase - had 20% outdoor plants.
Be rude not to look.... 
Back home with plants and shopping.
Put the plants outside ready to plant them.
Now for light lunch.
Hubby was coming back from work as he wasn't feeling very well.
Straight to bed he went.
I carried on potting my plants.
Tea at 3. 
When I looked at, his covid test turned postive with 2 lines....
Oh dear, Covid time.
Hubby's temperature was going up and down.
Ex-Plum sends a lovely text message about my hubby getting Covid....
Gets the tea done.
Now to look into today's newspaper:
UK No.1 on this day in 1956:
Winifred Atwell - The Poor People of Paris
UK No.1 on this day in 1967:
Nancy and Frank Sinatra - Somethin' Stupid 
USA No.1 on this day in 1959:
The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me:
USA No.1 on this day in 1969:
Bobby Goldsboro - Honey
USA No.1 on this day in 1974:
Elton John - Bernie and the Jets.
Sleep Tea time.
Hubby was sleeping downstairs on the sofa...
I am going to miss that nice big hunky body of love in the king size bed....
Hopefully he won't suffer too much with Covid...



Sunday, 3 April 2022

Being Spoilt!

What is too silly to be spoken can be sung -
 Pierre de Beaumarchais
Welcome to my Sunday love πŸ’“
Nice bit of adult time....
Then it was breakfast with brew.
Thermal vest goes on.
Off to see my parents with more flowers.
I hope that gold-digging brother doesn't take anything else off my parent's grave!
Then to pick up kids as we are having a meal out.
(Postponed from last Sunday)
We were 10 minutes late due to traffic....
Table was set ready.
Gravy and veggies.
My beef dinner!
Yum yum.
Drove home, dropped one son off.
We had to get more compost, the nearest place was B&Q.
More compost and flowers off the reduced stand.
Hubby was tired after driving to and from the meal, so he went off for a nap.
I carried on doing some more gardening for 2 hours.
Garden still looking a bit empty.
I'm sure I will get time for more gardening during the upcoming Easter Holidays..
(If it doesn t snow!)
After that big meal at dinnertime.
Time for something not so big....
Then I had hot shower.
All the dry washing was took upstairs,
(I will be sorting that out tomorrow!)
I carried on writing yesterday's blog post.
Once that was done.
I looked inside today's newspaper.
UK No.1 on this day in 1958:
Perry Como - Magic Moments.
UK No.1 on this day in 1983:
Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know?
USA No.1 on this day in 1961:
The Marcels - Blue Moon
USA No.1 on this day in 1971:
The Temptations - Just My Imagination.
Sleep Tea time.
All ready for the Wobbly Work Wheel tomorrow 🎑