Weekly Chat (Non-Osprey), 10 June 2018

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Weekly Chat (Non-Osprey), 10 June 2018

  • OH started painting our railings yesterday, but couldn't continue today as the forecast was for rain. He is working over the next couple of days, so the next possibility looks like Sunday.

  • Lindybird: Love the poppies, but what is that second photo of flowers with the pale petals and pink tinges?

  • first time online since coming away - will need to see where I left off before answering any posts!  Meanwhile, can tell you we had a good lunch with George at a farm shop which he recommended.  Both men had soup & pud and I had soup and sandwich, and we talked a lot!  

  • OG   nice to hear you had a good lunch and chat with George. Hope everything went well for you.

    We are not long back from a walk with Benson. What a wind. Luckily no trees down but a carpet of fallen leaves.  This morning we saw a young red squirrel on a neighbours squirrel feeder and this afternoon we saw the same. He surely could't have been there for 6 hours!!! Maybe he feels safer there in these winds.

  • Annette in SoCal

    Lindybird: Love the poppies, but what is that second photo of flowers with the pale petals and pink tinges?

    Its a rhodedendron, Annette. It's jammed in between some other shrubs, so I decided to just photograph one flower head rather than try to fit in the whole thing!

    OG - Great that you managed a nice lunch with George.

    We've had a man here to give us a quote on replacing one misted over pane in the kitchen window. It was almost a sit down moment! - We told him we'd think about it, and we're going to get some more quotes.

  • Posted first instalment as machine keeps jumping all over the page – forward and backward.   Now using Word in hope that I can keep track of where I am.

    So it’s back to Tuesday morning; surprised to see Dibnlib’s OH is painting the fence again – doesn’t seem long since he did it!

    Annette – sorry if I am jumping in – someone may have replied already.  We don’t get regular colonoscopies over here – unless indicated – just FOB tests from age 50 in Scotland or 60 in England.  Strange about Lynette – I do hope she is just too busy to write!

    AQ – sounds like a very peaceful Nanny Day.  Don’t invite me to Oz – I won’t eat cauliflower soup, or pea and ham soup!

    Linda – have lost a sentence I wrote higher up – and forget what I said.  This keyboard seems to have forgotten who is in charge and I have suspicions about mouse too!  Lovely to see garden pics - I hope there is no wind damage.  We stopped at a small park/garden this afternoon, but decided not to walk under the trees as so many bits were coming down!

  • There were also other paragraphs gone missing - sorry HEATHER and others.  I did try to tell you about the weather!  It has been okay in the main until the wind, which is less here than elsewhere - including home, where J reports minor damage to shed roof and driveway wall.

  • OG   OH recently painted the fence. We also have a side garden and railings. This was open plan when we moved here and we weren't happy with that. It is these railings that OH is painting now.

  • I think the Site is still playing up, OG.

    I went back to 2010 yesterday, looking for something. It said on there that Dibnlibs OH was painting the railings, LOL!! There were also posts from Djoan, and Wattle, which made me nostalgic - and of course, contributions from dear Margo and dear Brenda.

  • We've had breezy conditions but no real wind, so other areas have had our share, I'm afraid.

  • Good Morning, All.  Quiet on here: I hope all is going well for Annette and the renovations.

    I feel better today after feeling somewhat dizzy yesterday - I'm well otherwise, so think it was perhaps something in the ears.

  • Lindy and anyone interested: The big cruise ship Norwegian Jade is coming into Lerwick Harbor (Shetland) right now. See here. Everyone have a good day!

  • Hi Diane:  I thought maybe something was due,as I could see lots of coaches ready on the esplanade when I looked in half an hour before you posted!  I love this webcam!

  • Good morning!

    Glad that you are feeling better, LINDY. I loved your flowers, also envious! Also envious of the home grown potatoes...

    The joiner is coming this morning to replace the two misted over double glazed units in the conservatory. Whether I'll have to sit down or not when his bill arrives depends on the final bill - I know how much the glass is costing but labour charges of course will depend on how quickly it is all done as he charges by the hour and I don't know if he will be on his own or will bring another with him. The gas boiler is also getting serviced today.

    We had high winds yesterday but not much rain - I was disappointed. I lost a lot of flowers from some shrubs but they would have probably been near the end of their flowering life, anyway.

    Better go as I have to empty a wardrobe before the engineer can get at the boiler!

    Have a good day, ALL

  • Hi, Lindy. I went to the Norwegian Jade page and read about that cruise and looked at their staterooms. It's a pretty ship.