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by Spreckly
30 Aug 2021, 07:54
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: any new hobbies?
Replies: 17
Views: 2356

Re: any new hobbies?

It sounds very complicated, LL. Well done you for persevering.
by Spreckly
30 Aug 2021, 07:52
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: The Paradise
Replies: 6
Views: 1286

Re: The Paradise

Not watched this, but the ads for it look interesting. I watch the Drama channel, for classic Eastenders, weekdays. There is also a Drama plus one also.
by Spreckly
28 Aug 2021, 18:29
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 59
Views: 7946

Re: New Photography Thread.

The Cathedral is an amazing building, isn't it. The only time I have been was when I was in my teens, to try and spot the Imp.
by Spreckly
26 Aug 2021, 15:58
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: any new hobbies?
Replies: 17
Views: 2356

Re: any new hobbies?

Well done LL, I hope your keyboard gives you many happy hours. I had to part with my piano when room was needed for Ted's hospital bed. It was rather a wrench, and I have requested my keyboard back from one of my sons, where it will not have been used. I have all my sheet music and some of my Father...
by Spreckly
25 Aug 2021, 15:48
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 14
Views: 3625

Re: Swallows

Spotted the house martins flying up to their nest site this morning! The cheek of it.
by Spreckly
25 Aug 2021, 15:47
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 59
Views: 7946

Re: New Photography Thread.

Brilliant photos Ilona, thanks for sharing.
by Spreckly
24 Aug 2021, 13:52
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: A dental rant
Replies: 0
Views: 372

A dental rant

I had my dental check up today. A few weeks since, I badly broke an eye tooth, and informed the surgery about my current situation (chemo), and the broken tooth, which I hoped would be sorted at the appointment. Getting through to the surgery is a long drawn out procedure in itself. My usual dentist...
by Spreckly
23 Aug 2021, 16:34
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 14
Views: 3625

Re: Swallows

My kind neighbour arrived on Saturday morning with a bucket, a shovel, an extending window brush, and cleaned the awful mess from my study window )t' )t' It took him around half an hour. He also removed the house martins' nest, which was empty. I see my earlier post was the beginning of June, so the...
by Spreckly
23 Aug 2021, 16:30
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Cheapest Petrol Prices in your Area
Replies: 86
Views: 67037

Re: Cheapest Petrol Prices in your Area

My son drove me to the pumps at the weekend. I haven't been driving for almost two months, and even then my excursions were local. I read a previous post that petrol shelf life is around six months, had no idea about this. My son informed me that prices are rising.
by Spreckly
16 Aug 2021, 15:36
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: My little dog Angel
Replies: 10
Views: 2625

Re: My little dog Angel

Thank you both. Lump appears stable so far.
by Spreckly
15 Aug 2021, 19:45
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: My little dog Angel
Replies: 10
Views: 2625

My little dog Angel

Angel will be nine in November, and to my dismay I discovered a lump on her flank last week. Thankfully my son was here (I am not driving yet), and took us to the vet. The vet said the lump is not a cyst, and I have to monitor it, take her back if it grows. An appointment has been made for three wee...
by Spreckly
15 Aug 2021, 19:40
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 235
Views: 88979

Re: How does your garden grow?

Bad year for soft fruit - no strawberries at all, possibly choked by the buttercups which grew amongst them. The rasps did nothing either. Last week, the gardener who helps out every few months came, and strimmed the strawberry/buttercup patch down completely, removed the grass, and other weeds, so ...
by Spreckly
15 Aug 2021, 19:31
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Channel 5, Paul Merton and his wife, Suki Webster, Motorhome journeysl
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Re: Channel 5, Paul Merton and his wife, Suki Webster, Motorhome journeysl

We camped when the boys were young, and as they grew older, they were a massive help in putting up the frame etc. We graduated to an aged, tatty caravan when the oldest left home. It was luxury once we had restored the inside. Years later, Ted and I had caravans, but it took us the best part of an h...
by Spreckly
13 Aug 2021, 21:48
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Channel 5, Paul Merton and his wife, Suki Webster, Motorhome journeysl
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Channel 5, Paul Merton and his wife, Suki Webster, Motorhome journeysl

Sorry, pea brain cannot remember the title to this programme on Friday nights at 8pm. As a long term camper and caravanner, and a fan of Paul Merton, I have now watched two episodes. The campervan is mega luxurious, and I understand is hired by the couple. They have also given one or two camping hac...
by Spreckly
11 Aug 2021, 20:22
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 14
Views: 3625

Re: Swallows

The house martins continue to dive around. Goodness knows how many clutches they have laid. I have a lot of their detritus, and am waiting for my neighbour to pressure wash the window off once they have left. Personally, I cannot wait!