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Night in gales

Category: Miscellaneous | Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:01 pm

Wowwwww! Last night! Was that a gale, or what? I thought the roof would take off.
I hate gales...so unpredictable. Just an awkwardly angled gust can hurtle a piece of garden furniture every which way. I must bring them in now until Spring.
And with the gales were three or four powercuts (I lost count), which kept me awake most of the night with radio phones bleeping. I set the central heating timer once, twice, then said to heck with this, and turned it off altogether.
I've not known wind like that since the 'big' one back in the late 80's, when, looking out of my bedroom window in the middle of the night I saw my tall conifer almost touching the ground!
My animal instincts tell me this is not normal weather. No way.
All is calm now, thank goodness. Apart from rain.
Which leads me neatly into an occasional mp3 musical link...
'Here's That Rainy Day', a favourite oldie I committed to the ivories a few weeks ago...

http://www.box.net/shared/lze43qqdpe


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Up to speed again

Category: Miscellaneous | Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:00 pm

Thank heaven for people who know more than I do about computers!
For the last half a year I've been struggling to stay online for longer than a few minutes at a time. But it's now apparently (touch wood) fixed, and my PC is working at a speed I've never before enjoyed. Thanks to a new router installed for me by a very efficient local engineer, and the binning of all the stuff I don't want, most of which he said was just fighting each other - spyware, adware, out of date applications, etc - I'm now well and truly up to speed. It's like having a brand new toy to play with.
And to think that yesterday I was on the verge of taking the whole sorry lot to the nearest office block , dropping it from the roof, and visiting the computer store for a new setup. Glad I didn't.

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Getting to grips

Category: Miscellaneous | Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:32 am

My garden always tends to look quite forlorn at this time of year. The grass doesn't stop growing, but is always too wet to mow. Creeping border plants have overcrept onto paths. Rotting leaves still everywhere. Basically a mess.
It's amazing what a quick lawn mow can achieve though. It was still damp but I chanced a last cut for the winter, and it left a few small mud patches. Never mind, it'll grow back by Spring.
A few daffodil and narcissi bulbs are starting to shoot in the corner of the lawn which I have to remember to avoid cutting until they've flourished.
I think a little while spent out there each day for a few days might sparkle things up a bit...
Weeding the gravel areas, digging over empty beds, enthusing about the coming year of renewed colour.
The pond could do with a muck out now, but as it's such a mission, probably won't happen.
Other tasks lay ahead too. Lifting the patio slabs and relaying them properly is one - they were just placed on earth last year to establish the design, and are starting to sink and tilt.
Restaining the front gates which are losing their protection due to sun and rain.
Getting moss off the garage roof which has built up to almost a second garden - although I quite like the cottagey look of lush moss on tiles.
Plenty to think about, but for now, maybe just another cup of coffee....I wonder what's on TV?

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