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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,744
    Lizzie27 said:

    Sorry @Busy-Lizzie, I'd completely forgotten your MP was Liz Truss, as you say, she's a bit busy right now. Pleased she seems to be winning, we might get more sensible things done with a woman in charge. They've been trying to adjust the pay of civil servants outside London for yonks which would be a sensible measure by all accounts.
    She's already backtracked on it.
    As for a woman in charge: I give you thatcher and mrs mayhem. Neither were up to much
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 5,168
    We have rain. Not the butt-filling, pond-refreshing, plant-reviving kind, but it’s rain. 

    Hope you are all doing ok. 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • tui34tui34 Posts: 3,313
    edited August 2022
    Bedtime!  Hot.  Hot.  Hot!!  How to sleep tonight!
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,168
    That's what I was wondering @tui34!  

    I was feeling rather low today so I did what I sometimes do when I'm down. I went to a GC. Bought 3 osteospermums. Came back and cleaned the kitchen windows then did some watering in the garden.

    OH has sent some photos of the Norfolk garden. The lawn is brown and the flowerbeds are thirsty. It's been hotter for longer here yet the lawn here is greener.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,633
    Can't let that go unchallenged, @Lizzie27
    Decreasing public sector pay outside London, would lead to the collapse of services in the North of England, a truly terrible idea.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • floraliesfloralies Posts: 2,592
    Not much sleeping down here either tonight, it's so hot!
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,744
    levelling up. MY ARSE
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,633
    Lovely though your arse maybe, @Hostafan1, I fail to see its relevance to what is clearly levelling down🤬
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • tui34tui34 Posts: 3,313
    Morning Forkers!!

    A balmy 25°C at 6am this morning.  Front garden watered and wildlife pond topped up.

    Amazed @Busy-Lizzie at the way you seem to be getting fobbed off.  "Unforeseen circumstances" - a new word for a holiday.  And yes, everyone is overworked.  @punkdoc has thrown you a line - hope it helps.  Your OH must be sick of the excruciating pain and taking anti-inflammatories and pain killers - I know I was.  My right hip is now giving me jip but not enough to warrant a visit.  It could be due to sofa syndrome which occurs every afternoon during this excessive heat!!  @punkdoc  has given you a lead - worth following.  I hope you are better punky with your medication.  I too, had to look up myalgia and arthralgia - all this pain!

    My windows need cleaning too - hey!!  if I clean them, it may rain!!! It inevitably does!!

    An early morning walk with doggie, maybe some weeding - the bindweed seems to withstand the heat.  My basil has got seed heads and few leaves.  The tomatoes are struggling and my peppers are scorched.  So much for the pasta sauces to be made and frozen for winter. (If i can afford the pasta!!)

    Happy holidays to those who have them - enjoy your day everyone.

    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • BigladBiglad Posts: 3,153
    Morning all,

    Thought I'd jump back on board at the start of a new month having been AWOL for a while.

    Hope you're all coping with what life has thrown at you and find solace, fun and happiness where you can.

    The forecast currently has a dry spell in place for a week or two. Unlike most, we've been lucky with the amount of rainfall recently and the garden certainly looks better for it. I feel the need for seed-sowing today. That and a few tasks that should improve the bank balance :) 
    East Lancs
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