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  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 13,490
    edited 11 January
    Morning everyone 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️
    Back slightly better this morning, but can't sit on the sofa comfortably. So still sitting on the grandfather chair. 
    Thank you for the 
    Link PF, might do  
    a few of the easier 
    looking ones for now.
    I'm sure you'll find something suitable Debs. What was your mum's favourite colour? Perhaps you could add just a hint of something, like a light scarf with the black dress. 

    It's raining and very cold today, forecast for next week looks pretty grim too.
    Have a good day everyone
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 28,441
    The Glory of the Garden
    With thanks to Rudyard Kipling.

    The garden is a favourite place just packed with pleasing views
    Of borders, beds, and shrubberies, green lawns and avenues,
    Trees, flowers, ponds and bushes; fat robins bobbing by,
    The result of all our labours, right there before the eye.

    The greenhouse and the potting shed which are the heart of all,
    Are packed with every 'vital' tool, just by the garden wall.
    The mower and the secateurs, the compost and the tanks,
    The shears, the forks, the spades and gloves; wheelbarrow, pots and planks.

    A garden is a work of art, such treasures are not made
    By singing 'Oh how beautiful' and sitting in the shade.
    But kneeling, digging, lugging stuff, the chores that fill our lives,
    Like grubbing weeds from gravel paths with broken kitchen knives.

    The endless tasks - like mowing lawns and pulling weeds with care.
    How often have we heard that cry - 'I didn't plant that there!'
    And when your back stops aching and your hands begin to harden,
    It's time to sip that cup of tea in the 'Glory of the Garden'.

    by Helen Piddock Jones.

    My Bestie gave me a copy of this last Thursday and I thought I would share it with you.


    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 28,441
    Morning (just!) SGL. I always have to have a comfortable chair to sit on as my back does not like soft sofas and armchairs. I do best on dining room chairs as long as they have a soft seat.
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  • RubeeRubee Posts: 5,722
    That is beautiful LB .
  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 13,490


    Very best wishes on your birthday RB xx
  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 13,490
    Lovely poem LB, thank you for sharing 
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 28,441
    Ahhh I'm so glad you like it Ruby and SGL. I thought it was lovely too and just so true.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,855
    Hmm, a bit of a mixed bag was old Rudyard.😁

    That’s a lovely view. I wish we had a lovely view today. No compost has been shifted but a wall of drizzle is making its way down the valley and a heck of a wind is getting up.

    I am cuddling a hot water bottle for something to do.😕
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 28,441
    Afties M-U. I'd never seen the Rudyard Kipling version but you can tell it was written for the posh people who had acres of land and minions to do all the hard work. I think Ms Piddock Jones did a reasonable and more realistic adaptation
    PF, its grim here too. I've had to have my light on all day so far.
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 28,441
    Well as I fall into the latter category, I shall continue to enjoy the copy my Bestie gave me. I've long given up on trying to analyse anything.
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