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06-08-2013, 12:01 AM
Morning all.

Thought Peter (ollie owl) normally did weekend shift???

Five straight hours sleep till legs woke me up,I will stay up now till market time.

Dull start but supposed to be warm again today.
Back later


06-08-2013, 03:45 AM
Evening Geoff and all to follow.

Who's legs Geoff :lol:

OK I know .... yours.

Day here started sunny then clouded, then spat at us. :rolleyes: I got the washing off the line. Then between mizzles Roger and I planted a veritable feast for the eye of snapdragons and stock. Should we not get a dry spring again. We are having a delicious Winter this year. Vegetable garden doing well. We shall drown in broccoli soon. No matter we both love it. I didn't plant as many garlics this year but heaps more leeks and they are doing well. While planting out the snappies etc. I lifted, read riffed out, a whole pile of dahlia tubers. We will plan where they go next. Plan being the joke. Gardens change anyway. Last year they were critter food in the dry spring.

Fish and chips tonight.... with broccoli.


06-08-2013, 04:48 AM
Why spoil fish and chips with the Devils own food Annie??


06-08-2013, 04:51 AM
Well Geoff

Looks like I'm up again ---haven't been able to get a wink of sleep and it is 4:45am. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Busy day yesterday - worked at the museum till 5PM. Walked around to look at all the catered tables decked out for the Art Ball on Sat evening. It looked very grand. I've always read about it but never have attended. It is too $$$ for my budget.

Got home and walked 5 blocks to our downtown. It was the first Community Night of the season. Live outdoor music till almost 10pm. Great weather. The band was called The Termites. :lol: :lol: :lol: Played all kinds of pop and rock. Dancing in the streets last night.

Well I'm gonna try it one more time. :lol: :lol: Nite


06-08-2013, 05:34 AM
It's our own devils spawn, Geoff. :lol: Pure and no chemicals. Only raindrops from the great spitting. Taste is a lot different to store bought stuff, even the so called fresh stuff. Not like the English schoolboy nightmare ..... cabbage. Fresh is better than lettuce.

Anita, rock on !!! :thumbsup:

06-08-2013, 05:40 AM

I had the last saturday of my 6 week workshop today. It was so much fun, and I am seriously thinking of joining up again in August.



06-08-2013, 06:15 AM
Love raw cabbage,sprouts,cauliflower (favourite) and turnip but eat none of these cooked...........some veg I won't touch at all especially parsnips, used to eat Brocolli but was once given it curried and after that urggggggggh.....

Anita....Just watched the (Dayton) Termites on Youtube...they must have been around awhile looking at their faces......sounds fine though.

Off to an auction of caravan accessories at the Rally we couldn't go to......sun hats at the ready.


06-08-2013, 07:00 AM
Would love parsnip Geoff. Can't do them here. No frost, for sweetness.

Yes, all the brassicas taste better fresh and crunchy.

06-08-2013, 08:09 AM
Good morning... it's still cloudy and cool. The house is dark and gloomy and we have to turn lights on!

Tomorrow we're going to visit my Sister in Waterford to celebrate her Husband's birthday. My contribution to the meal will be potato salad and sandwich buns. I'll make up both of those today.

I worked on my painting yesterday and guess I've learned from my mistakes because, so far :crossfingers:, it's working out ok. I'll paint today, also.

And, there's always laundry. It's the weekend, so the washer and dryer will be running. I don't want to risk hanging stuff out on the line in case those dark clouds begin to leak.

Geoff, if you get out of bed and *walk off* the leg cramps, can you get back to sleep afterward?

Hi Annie... your dinner sounds yummy... especially because of the fresh broccoli! We've been feasting from a huge variety of lettuces, kale, and spring onions...

Anita, after such a busy day you deserved a good night's sleep! I hope you finally managed it.

Join it again, JJ... if you love it, then do it!

Geoff, did you know that some vegetables such as spinach, kale and tomatoes are more nutritious when they're cooked? And, perhaps it's the curry you just don't care for and not the broccoli... :)

Mmmmm... parsnips... I'm the only one here who'll eat them.

Coffee has been brewed and Husband has made a nice breakfast... time to go... :wave: to All yet to come... :heart: to All under the weather... :grouphug: wishing Everyone the best possible day.

06-08-2013, 08:12 AM
I just went back over the last 3 washes. Gosh I missed a lot.

So I am here to show off, all together I must have played more than 20 games. Some with Dorothy and some with Ron. Dorothy and I won the GOLD for ladies double, Ron and I won the GOLD for mixed doubles and another GOLD for Ron and me for the couple who won more games than anyone else:smug: :smug: :smug: We didn't lose one signle game.:clap: :clap: :thumbsup: :clap: :clap: And a double YAY!!!!! as well. Way to go Uschi..

:grouphug: to all who are hurting..

Love and hugs


Scene Chaser
06-08-2013, 08:16 AM
Good Day Geoff, Annie, Anita and all to come.

Hope you get to sleep, Anita.

I had a poor night's sleep as well. I'll be having an early nap.

Al least the sun is shinning.

I may mow some lawn today. Not much, though.

I love all cruciferous vegetables. You know what they say, "Cruciferous vegetables are the colons broom."


06-08-2013, 09:05 AM
:wave: Show day and the clouds are pretty low....oh well, it must go on! I hope we have a large tent to escape to. Still finishing up a hem here and some ironing there, blast off time is 12 noon.

:eek: Bill, what a vision!

Glad you enjoyed the workshop, JJ, it is stimulating to work and learn with others.

Good that your painting is going better, Char. I like parsnips too, but in small doses, and best baked with carrots. Something my mother liked, but I didn't until I was 'grown up'!

Your garden is a wonderful resource Annie, when it rains, makes me think seriously about taking a plot here. I keep thinking that I run around too much to look after it properly, but uncontaminated broccoli would be a great reward. Next best thing is to get to our local market, starting this week local farmers bring in their goods and many are organic. Must make an effort to get there.

You had a lovely evening, Anita! That happens to me, brain not used to so much stimulation :)

Hi Geoff, and all to come! Have a good day :grouphug: :heart: :grouphug:

06-08-2013, 01:22 PM
Quick check in from hotel loung before dinner.

Weather is lovely and fine but blowing a 20 mph easterly.

Booked 5 tours around the island so far, had a walk to the shops.


06-08-2013, 01:34 PM
Hey all,

What was in the air yesterday? Shooting In Santa Monica made the national news. While I was in class in Hollywood -- helicopters circling, sirens screaming. Student came into class and said she saw two police officers, guns drawn on two guys. Got home, or should I say within reach of home, and couldn't find parking, couldn't even drive down the side streets to find parking.

Found yellow crime tape all around the intersection of 3rd Street and La Brea. Traffic being diverted all round. Turns out an elderly woman had been hit by a huge truck. Don't know if she survived. He had been trying to turn right. In that behemoth he wouldn't have seen her. At least they were able to stop him before he took off.

There is an epidemic of hit and runs here in LA. It's become the leading cause of death. And people seem to have no conscience about just taking off and leaving the scene of the accident. Odds of being found and prosecuted are almost nil.

On to more pleasant things.

Congratulations Uschi!!! You're not getting older, you're getting golder!!

Happy Birthday to Ruth!!! Waving to you both. Hopefully you can see it in Jersey.

Great video Karl.

Have fun today Lynn. Hope it doesn't rain until the show is over. Think I finally came up with an idea. Ordered the metal. Should arrive next week.

Anita I hope you got some sleep.

JJ isn't taking classes and learning new stuff great? Take it again.

Doris it depends on the roses. If they are old roses (found or bred before 1868) they will not bloom again. If they are modern roses they should bloom well over the whole of the season. Floribundas (multi blooming clusters) will do better. Hybrid teas tend to have a great big first showing and smaller ones after that. As for growing one in a container on your balcony -- you need six hours of sunshine per day to get blooms, and you need to fertilize regularly because a container limits the nutrients a rose can get. I put Osmocote in twice a year. It lasts four months, so Jan/Feb and then June/July.

Edit: Char I have been meaning to tell you -- for findings for your kumihimo try Fire Mountain Gems and Beads (http://www.firemountaingems.com). They have everything!! I have a feeling your painting mistakes wouldn't be visible to my eye. :lol:

For those who did not get enough sleep hope you are sleeping soundly now -- getting a nap in. Or will get a good night tonight.

The wash seems kind of short today.

Geoff was just thinking of Peter (ollieowl) last night wondering how he is.

Must get something done today. Dishes and laundry looks like. :( Borrrring.

06-08-2013, 02:24 PM
Good Afternoon!!!

Sun is trying very hard to stay out but big dark clouds keep winning, no rain so far.

As I mentioned before, I was babysitting the kids yesterday morning then drove them up to their other grandmother to look after them in the afternoon. Ethan has the nasty habit of switching the interior car light on and not switching it off, so this morning I am getting in the car to go to table tennis and the battery was dead:mad: :mad: :mad: Cost me $ 25 to have it boosted.

By the way, I mentioned this before, most taxies carry these portable battery boosters with them, they only cost $ 25, whereas CAA charges over $ 40 and are much slower than a nearby taxi.

Had my lunch and am having a rest and then need to get tidied up for DIL's parents who are coming for the Gulasch dinner I prepared previously.

THANK YOU ALL for your congratulations on my gold medals!!!!!!!!

Karl, when I click on that link it tells me it is not safe to open.

Kay, scaru goings on:eek:

Doug, you are there already:thumbsup: I hope you have great weather for all your tours!!!

Lynn, I hope these black clouds aren't making their way town your way and spoil the show!!

Bill, do we need old or new brooms:lol: Couldn't possibly beat sauerkraut!

JJ, if you enjoy it - DO IT!!!!

Char, oh dear, what a shame!!!! I hope the drawing wan't too intricate.

Anita, that sounds like sooooo much fun!!!!

Annie, It's kind of weird to read that your garden is doing really well in Winter.

:wave: to ALL here and all yet to come and :grouphug: and best wishes to those of you who are not well.

The sun seems to be winning out:clap: :clap:


06-08-2013, 03:28 PM
Good afternoon! Well, mid-afternoon... the day is nearly gone.

Laundry is almost finished and my sandwich buns are baked. The potatoes are steaming and I'll be able to cool them shortly. My painting is taking shape and my Bee (yup, a BIG bee) is speaking to me.

While working today, I had the tv going... and the movie "I Am Legend" came on... I have no idea why I watched it because it makes me cry every time. And, of course, I bawled like a baby when he (Will Smith) had to kill his companion dog Sam... :crying: Blubbering... :crying: So foolish.

Ted has been in town, meeting up with Magoo... they were planning to go out for sushi, then go to an auction and then pick up some stuff to repair the radio in the van.

Bill, there's a lot of insomnia going around I guess, eh?

Lynn, you could grow a few vegetables in containers on your balcony. It's amazing how much produce you can harvest from tiny little areas.

I'm glad you've arrived safely and checked in, Doug and Ruth.

Thanks so much for the link, Kay! It's really a challenge to find what I needed. There are so many kits online for sale, but no way to finish them... doh! How terribly sad about the hit and run accidents. :(

Uschi, do you have a CAA Membership? I like the feeling of safety and confidence... The drawing was, indeed, quite intricate... but my heart simply would not let me continue on. That doesn't happen very often, but when it does, it's really bad! :lol:

I have finally posted a bunch of stuff in The Gallery, (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1319852) including Gail's calla lilies and Doug's Challenge...

The timer just sounded on the dryer, so I'll fold my last load of clothes. I could have put things on the line because it never did rain. But, the sun never showed its face, either.

06-08-2013, 03:33 PM
Hi to All

Too warm here today, stayed indoors in the cool most of the day.

Doug, glad to hear you are enjoying your holiday in the Channel Islands

Its been a bad couple of days for Lesley pain wise, her daily nurse had to increase her Morphine dose, roll on the operation date, should know more in the next few days.
Surprisingly her appetite has increased since she has begun taking steroids

Uschi congratulations, you are a superstar!


06-08-2013, 04:21 PM
Evening all.....

Going to be cloudless and cold tonight...wonderful day weatherwise here although a brief spell of cold wind this afternoon.....glad weather nice in Jersey for Doug & Ruth.....

Had a great time at auction an spent a bit more than planned, but as the profits go to the operation of our local air ambulance charity not worried.

We had to 'kill' two hours at teatime so went into Ripon and had a rare treat a Chinese banquet.......very filling, very tasty apart from the king prawns in garlic and chilli were somewhat hot!

Watching rugby from Argentina at moment whilst Eileen looks at the final of Britains got Talent.


06-08-2013, 04:33 PM
I'm back and really beat, brain on hold.....all went well, it was quite bright fro a while, then got darker and cooler, but no rain. No photos yet, but DDIL will send me some from the phone. Lots of standing and waiting around, though, so my back is complaining. Kids behaved well and were much appreciated...DGD informed me that she wants a crocheted reticule (little hand bag) just like the bigger girls, rather than carrying a doll, so I have (another) job :)

(((Lesley and Henry)))

Lovely work in the gallery, Char!

Sounds interesting Kay! Too bad about the ring of violence around you....a bad day in the city.

Isn't that a nuisance, Uschi, about the car battery. Just be thankful you weren't camping in Killarney Park and had to get the CAA to come all the way from Sudbury! With all the taking things out and setting up camp and leaving the doors open etc, the battery was dead. Then I got smart and turned off the overhead lights so they didn't come on when the door was opened, was fine then. I guess it was low to start. Good tip about the taxis, I wonder if they do that here.

06-08-2013, 09:52 PM
Evening all.

A quiet day on the Wash, many people must be enjoying a spring Saturday outdoors.:thumbsup:

Lynn, re:your DGD's "order"; a good Grandmother's work is never done! Glad the Show went well. Sorry your back did not enjoy it.

Char, enjoyed your paintings in the Gallery VERY much!

Henry, so sorry that Leslie is having such a hard time. You are both in my prayers.

Had a bit better day myself. DH and I went out in the driving rainstorm to do groceries and other errands in Dieppe and Moncton. At this time of year, a lot of residents are away on the weekend at cottages or camps on the shore, but on a Saturday with bad weather, they stay in town and go shopping. The Champlain Mall was almost as busy as it is at Christmas, and the grocery stores were almost as bad! The garden centre was packed as well; many people were shopping for vegetable transplants--hope springs eternal. It's been awfully cold and wet here for growing vegetables, but I guess it will have to warm up sometime!:rolleyes:

My inability to lift anything even remotely "heavy" has been trying my patience and also that of DH:evil: but he has been coping well. Three and a half weeks to go (hopefully!) He did a good job of preparing our traditional grocery day supper tonight; spaghetti. The reward of wine with the meal was an incentive, of course!:wink2:

Good night, everyone.