So, who wants to help ... to rattle on in the cellar?


#8464

Fish & Dunnock both safely home.


#8465

Cake cooled and iced. Just coffee, sans walnuts, as per the birthday girl’s preference. Haven’t tried the sponge yet, but the coffee icing is rather good, if I say so myself (All courtesy of Jill jr., of course)


#8466

Huzzah!

Pondering a minor engineering conundrum. Wivva beer.


#8467

I trust there’s no risk the beer will turn it into a major engineering conundrum?


#8468

A friend called this afternoon with a present

A whole planter full of snowdrops

I supplied the tub and compost (75 litres) and he gave me the snowdrops

Wasn’t that kind?


#8469

Lovely! Here we have daffodils and hyacinths and grape hyacinths and crocuses and a primrose, but not one of the snowdrops I planted a couple of years ago has survived.


#8470

I will have to lift all bulbs and perennials before a nice man comes to do our terrace

So I will have oodles of bulbs to plant up in the autumn


#8471

Failure of it to do so would be grounds for a refund on the beer, Dahlink. No, I shall approach it soberly and advisedly with my teeny tiny pliers and snips tomorrow.
Other ways in which those tools could usefully be deployed have sprung to mind all unbidden. Taxi to Westminster forra Gus!


#8472

What you really want, of course, is for it to turn into an SEP. Beer at that point is purely recreational, as is right and proper.


#8473

Yes, it was, Twellsy. Mr Bee dug up bulbs from our garden and planted them in pots - the idea was to transplant them into our ‘new garden’, when we move house. Well that dream is forever receeding from our view, but the multitudinous pots are all on the patio and are providing endless pleasure. Some of the bulbs (or their progeny) came from Mr Bee’s childhood home. A lovely and historically satisfying homage.

Very glad to welcome both of the Fishly-Dunnocks home.

Soo xx


#8474

Oof

I have been for a little walk, & to collect my paper .Cabin fever was setting in here

It snowed on the way back…

Carinthia.xx


#8475

Harrogate managed a bit of sleet as well as the hail and the more conventional rain. (This is more impressive when you realise that I was out of doors for less than 30 minutes over the whole weekend.)


#8476

The weather probably waits for rare Sparrer Opportunities to bring out its best effects


#8477

Well, quite. If you will show yer beak outdoors, Hedgers…
Mind you, you’d have been unwise to show yer beak out of our doors, today. Not once, not twice, but thrice have there been incursions by Spawks - within a two hour time-slot that I have observed. Mr Bee izza a good sport and jumps out into the garden a-clapping hizz hands to scare the buggas off. I am now worried that, given we’ll be out in the morn, said hawks will be back and bag a birdie or three. As long as they’re not ploating their victims and stamping on their breasts by the time Mr Bee returns from the gym, I can cope.

It’s a lot more windy than the forecast suugested/is suggesting.

Soo xx


#8478

Itizz Howling here ,& Chuffing Cold

Innan Rare & Unaccustomed Moment of Genius I have managed to retune the TV in what was Mr C’s room

It has been playing Silly Buggas for months, & I, of course, cannot find the Destructions

I may need a Drink before I tackle the downstairs one

Ahem

Carinthia.xx


#8479

Well done for the one you have had success with, anyway; that’s a good start to be going on with.


#8480

Well done, Mme Chatelaine!
Have a Drink and a night of sleep before doing the downstairs one (that sounds rood, but you know that I’m not). Hmmmm…drink…


Another elfy one, azz I wazzanurse, y’know.
Soo xx


#8481

I can’t find the Destructions for either of them , which is ridiculous

Yes, a nice Glass of Summat would be appreciated

Carinthia.xx


#8482

That izz vodka and soda, Carinthia. Not much of the latter, but kind of elfy.
Soo xx


#8483

If you know the make and model, there’s a fair chance the manual will be available online, often as a download from the manufacturer’s website.