Monday, 10 March 2014

A February round up

I seem to be getting later & later with my round ups, I have had such a shocking few days so that is my excuse. From my dad being moved into his care home, Mike forgetting about the Mot on his new car, naturally it failed on a few minor things. Mike has been at his friends over the weekend fixing the faults, at the same time the oven broke down & the mini oven decided that wasn't going to play ball either. Not fun when you are trying to cook a roast!  To top it all off my dad needed some new clothes & things, not fun when you can't drive & everything seems to be falling down around you & my mum had blocked her kitchen sink & Mike being the only handy person amongst the men in the family has been busy with the car! You get the picture

To top it all off I have a severely depleted chicken fund as Uni boy needs his rent paying for April, another £250 for a field trip to Malta & naturally as he is a poor student some euros to go with it! And breathe

February

Saw me starting my seed sowing for the year, the end of Feb may I add not the beginning!




Mike bought me a few primroses to make up for the potato day we attended, you may remember my post about attending a local potato day, the one where the potatoes were sold in large net bags not the option of individual tubers. It still peeves me now!

Making plans for the front garden, more of that in another post, my self inflicted with the help of Mike spending ban, just as well with Rob in his second year at University, more expensive than his first year!

Apart from setting out potatoes for chitting, seed planning February has been quite boring if I'm honest but I suspect it always is, it always seems a bit glum. This weather is more than making up for it though & of course we still have my glorious blanket still under construction -


Enjoy your day!

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  1. Sounds like your have had a bad time lately, I hope it gets better soon.

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    1. It's better now to be honest I'm becoming a great believer of letting things go, just a few days when everything happened at once! Thanks for your comment,

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  2. What a lively few days you've had! No fun when all the rotten stuff happens at once ... I'm sure your husband and mother and father all feel the same ;) Your little primroses look very cute in the garden. I can't wait to be able to see something growing outside again! Hope this week runs smoother. Wendy x

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    1. Indeed I have, hopefully the worst is over. They are lovely aren't they,survived the slugs so far!

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  3. You have had a time of it but those primroses should help take the sour taste away a little.

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    1. Seem to be over now thanks, & chocolate digestives are the answer! I'm pleased with my little collection, I quite fancy some of the pastel ones now.

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  4. Cute primeroses! You should finishing your blanket construction, and go to your garden soon ;)

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    1. Thank you & yes I'm hoping to get the blanket finished in the next couple of weeks, fingers crossed.

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  5. What a weekend, times like this are definitely sent to try us. I don't like that comment about second year at uni being more expensive than the first, this year's been bad enough with Daniel. He breaks up for Easter on Friday and he has to move out of his accommodation for five weeks, it will be strange to have him at home again. Mind you, he's spending some of the time at his girlfriend's in London so he won't be here the full five weeks.

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    1. They certainly are, when Rob was in his 1st year he was in halls & the bills were combined with the rent payments. The flatmates he was with last year & the flat above them decided to share in their 2nd year & found an eight bedroomed private house. It's more expensive when you are not in halls, I was hoping he was going back in for his third year but a few of them have decided to share again. We knew we would have to help him out for April I could have done without his trip though! Gosh that's awful your son has to move out for five weeks!

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  6. Joane, me encantan los plantines, yo los hago con las botellas de gaseosas o soda vacia. Me quedo por aqui para aprender de ti, si me permites. Un abrazo.

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    1. Hello, you are more than welcome, I use soda bottles to cover some plants in the garden. The bottom of the larger bottles that have been cut out I've used as seed trays in the past.

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  7. I'm so sorry that you are having such a rough time! It is so horrid when these things happen. I hope though that the car is fixed, that your Mum's sink is unblocked, the oven working and that your Dad settles into his new home well and therefore that this week will be much much better for you. Lovely of Mike to buy the primroses for you. Take care of yourself. xx

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    1. Just one of those weeks, all can be fixed & yes my dad should settle in nicely. Its nice to know the nurses/carers all seem to know who he is. Thank you.

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  8. Oh what a lousy few days, it never rains but it pours eh? Hope everything is ticking along ok now.
    Those primroses should cheer you up and how lovely to see the sweet peas up, mine are too.xxx

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    1. Hopefully the bad days should be over shortly, I'm excited about the sweet peas, I'm hoping for bunches & bunches of them this year.

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  9. Know that feeling well in more ways than one but can not explain here

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    1. Sounds like you've been through the mill too Linda, take care xx

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  10. Let's hope that March will be a much better month all round for all of us! Flighty xx

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    1. I hope so Mike, the sun is shining so things are looking positive.

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  11. Gosh it all happens at once doesn't it.

    Well the sun is out now and I think you should try and take some more time to yourself in March ... even if you can't spend ;-)

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    1. I hope it's over now, this time tomorrow it should be. Apart from my slight blip I've been good & I admit I have spent £1 on a magazine subscription which was too good to pass up on.

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  12. I'm sorry you've had a rotten few days, I hope March is better. You're still ahead of me with seed planting - I hope to get lots done this week. Those primroses look lovely and I must get going with my sweet peas, too!

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    1. Thank you & March will be better. I've only just started with my seed sowing, I've been quite restrained this year.

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  13. Crikey, February is a tough month at the best of times, but yours sounds a right doozy! Sorry about your Dad, glad you have primroses. They are somehow such happy little flowers, and wonderful heralds of Spring too.

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    1. I know, it's always February, I'm glad it's over now & am planning to hibernate next year. They are happy looking flowers I agree, I'm planning a few more.

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  14. Sorry about the car and the ovens and the sink and everything. I hope things run smoothly for you from now on. I'm trying not to think about how expensive boys will be in the future. Trying REALLY hard not to think about it.

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    1. Just one of those things, everything isn't too bad, all at once is a different matter though. It's true what they say the books are hugely expensive, I would start saving now :)

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  15. Sounds like what is shaking around here! One thing breaks then the next! I do hope that your dad settles in ok and that things settle down for you. And I hope that you get good garden time along with time to make that blanket! A wonderful week to you...Nicole xo

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    1. Awful isn't it, I just hope the run of bad luck is over now! The sun is here & that is always a positive thing, have a good week.

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