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what have i been up to ..

Posted 11-11-2010 at 22:18 by shillelagh

not much really ...

The frost got at the sunflowers .. so had to pull them all up .. that took an afternoon with the spade didnt realise how big the root system was .. theres great big holes in the border now!!! That i noticed today had filled with water .. and seeing as i aint sticking my head out the door in this weather .. i dont know if they still are!!! Most of em had to be snapped down to 4 pieces .. so then they'd fit in my brown bin. I tried cutting em .. but the pruners i was using wouldnt open enough .. they were so thick .. Anyway thats that for 6 months .. come march i'll be wondering what to plant .. and complaining about the weeds ..and having a bad back again.

Halloween .. hardly had...
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Spugs visit .. Blackpool

Posted 01-11-2010 at 22:45 by shillelagh

Spugs on Monday ... have we to go to blackpool .. walk down the front eat fish and chips walking through the lights? ... havent been to blackpool for a couple of year ..havent been through the lights for a long while .. not since the nephews and nieces were little ..now they've hit 16 and upwards .. go to blackpool for the lights ..ooo thats so yesterday jen ...

So we got on the train just after 5pm from accy .. arguing all the way there over who was going to be the first to see the tower .. thats what we used to be like going in the car when i was a kid .. it kept us quiet!! My dad always said whoever sees it first gets 50p!!! That was a lot of money then .. especially when i used to love the 1p and 2p machines .. i...
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A bit more and spugs visit ..

Posted 30-09-2010 at 23:02 by shillelagh

Well the monitor gave up the ghost on my computer .. it was an old CRT one .. the one i bought with the original computer .. it was about 9 year old .. and on the saturday it gave up the ghost .. sunday i was trying to see if anyone had a spare one i could borrow .. or if they wanted to get rid. My brother brought down one .. and it wouldnt work wi the computer - computer was set to too high a resolution for it .. anyway a friend of mine who ive known since i was a kid .. heard about it .. and offered me a brand new one .. so ive now got one of them flatscreen ones .. but in the shifting about of the monitors .. i put my back out .. all last week i was stinking of voltarol and had wheatbags and hot water bottles were coming in handy .. plus...
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Trials and tribulations of growing Sunflowers ...

Posted 17-09-2010 at 14:10 by shillelagh

Back in april when i was out shopping i saw a packet of mixed sunflower seeds.. It had 70 in it .. a mixture of coloured, giant, dwarf and teddy sunflowers .. so i thought why not .. and bought them... see what comes up ... now looking at them thats famous last words aint it ..

So weeded the front .. chucked a big bag of peat in .. and threw the seeds in .. great care of the giant ones and the coloured ones .. not in front of the living room window.. i do want to see out ... i put the dwarf and teddy ones there .. have grown the giant ones before .. the photo of my niece in front of em .. was 7 years ago.

Come june i saw them sprouting .. counted them there was 40!!!! i was wondering what would happen...
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Other bits and pieces over the last couple of months...

Posted 17-09-2010 at 13:39 by shillelagh

Spugs scaring the living daylights out of me ... my niece getting her hearts desire .. my niece getting her GCSE results and therefore keeping her hearts desire... my brothers birthday ... and my poor sunflowers .. but i'll do a separate blog for them ...

So start off with spugs scaring the living daylights out of me ... We'd been invited to Slinky's 30th birthday party at the brooks club ... and all along he'd said he couldnt come down. Friday of slinky's birthday party .. i was woken up by my mobile ringing .. anyone who knows me .. if you want to get hold of me in the morning ..you ring my mobile .. this is 9.30am .. when i saw it was him .. was worried ... he was supposed to be at work toiling away .. i said whats wrong...
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