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  1. What have you all been making...part two...

    Ooh that would be cool - thanks Pimmsy xx
  2. The joys of being a 60 year old

    Happy Birthday Patricia! I like the primrose day bit. Perfect as they have been out for a while now. I like Titania - very Shakespearian too! But I could see the shortened version wouldn't be so nice. With us we had to exclude names beginning with B as the initial plus surname would have surely led to someone being called Domestos, or Harpic etc!
  3. Herefordshire here we come!

    Oooooooooooh CharIpttie - I do rather like that - the old gingerbread house gables! There may be some strict rules and regulations because of the National Trust though. I wonder if there are any quilty shops at the craft centre?
  4. The Weather Thread #9

    Had to come indoors again! Supposedly the hottest April in 70+ years or so! Clouds seem to be burning off very quickly!
  5. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Love the castle view. A little bit of old surrounded by an awful lot of new! LOL You had a great day for the views!
  6. What have you all been making...part two...

    I'm 3 bear paw blocks short of finishing that bit. Sashings and borders next. I'm getting quite used to Molly now and zipping along nicely. The shoulder ache that I had at the retreat doesn't seem to bother me now. I've adapted! Although I'm only doing a couple of hours a day and not the whole day plus evening!
  7. The Weather Thread #9

    OK now I'm melting. Super day - but please we need to acclimatise - not cold and wet to Floridian weather! Needless to say lots of water has been downed while tidying the garden. The greenhouse had all the windows open but even so I baked in there! It was nice to sit on the bench (in the shade of the oak tree trunk) and drink a nice elderflower fizz! OH has been really enjoying the sun. He just goes brown while I burn!
  8. The joys of being a 60 year old

    Oh not fun Olly! But thank you. Cheers Granny. Yup, cake is all gone apart from the decorations. Although I did scoff a bottle of rum. Imagine my disappointment at no rum!
  9. The joys of being a 60 year old

    Happy belated birthday to you too Ursula123. We also share wonderful events like Abraham Lincoln was shot and the Titanic hit an iceberg. I always knew I was a walking disaster! LOL! And thank you Luvvie, Lottiechook, Chrissie and Cattytails. OH's cousin has suggested using the frame as a frame with wire to transport chickens. I could fit a fair few in!
  10. The joys of being a 60 year old

    It is all edible. Even the coconuts are actually coffee flavoured chocolate beans! She knows I love my coffee! And I'm a dab hand with the old Zimmer - no I definitely don't need one yet - but I now have one handy when I do! LOL
  11. The joys of being a 60 year old

    Thank you - it was on Saturday so it worked nicely with both young'uns and their significant others! The sun shone bright and was a superb warm day. Er, I didn't have any rum! Not a drop to be found in the house - so I had vodka instead. I think I'll spend the in-laws birthday money on lots of rum!
  12. Well, I now get free prescriptions. I have also discovered I get a discount for quilt shows. Not so hot was number one son's present for me - a Zimmer Frame. Actually it's a really good quality one! He did also get me a solar powered light inside a metal rooster for the garden. This is what number one daughter's present was (emphasis on the was - cake is gone, quilt, pirate, rum, tree and machine have been saved). I've since seen all the photos she'd been sending as the work progressed. I guess the pirate is legless because of all the rum (peg legs) and he's sitting on a patchwork quilt - to the side is my newest special sewing machine - she copied all the details meticulously! Even the spokes in the wheel!
  13. Herefordshire here we come!

    First people looking are now not interested and not putting their house as "financial advisor said he would need to be in his new job for 6 months" - now tell me that isn't time wasting. But second people are coming for a second look. Along with 6 other viewings! Strangely enough a "For Sale" sign has appeared across the road by another agent. This house was on the market ages ago and considering this is a cul-de-sac they aren't exactly going to attract passers by! OH isn't amused as he thinks it's a blatant attempt to confuse viewers. I'm not so worried - I think people can tell the difference, but our agent has been notified that there may be some competitive shenanigans afoot! Sheesh drama!
  14. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    My daughter and her OH are dog sitting for his parents. I think she's changed her mind about a dog - especially as one of the labradors decided to sit on her! They are huge dogs!
  15. The Weather Thread #9

    Yep, one nice day and then paid for it with another yuk day. But this morning started promising but went cloudy and very chilly. Sun made another appearance this afternoon though but it didn't make much difference to the warmth - or lack of it!