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DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,740
edited 1 March in The potting shed
March is here … spring really has arrived now whatever the weather … on our travels back and forth we’re seeing primroses and celandines smiling at us from sheltered hedge banks, golden daffodils appearing amongst the trees, the fields of spring wheat are showing as a green haze over the dark soil and hedgerows are white with blackthorn blossom. We may yet get blustery winds and heavy rain, and I’m sure there’ll be frost nipping the buds … but spring has sprung and brighter days are ahead ☀️ 

As I’m finding … this is a place of genuine friendship and caring support … and it helps to make the world a better place … so find a comfy chair, the kettle is on … ☕️ 🥐 ☕️  🥐 ☕️ 
Help yourselves … and get chatting …
“I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh



  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,242
    Hooray, it’s March, please make it feel like Spring.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,376
    Good morning you two and everyone else to come....
     Hope you didn't get tempted by a cat nap @Hostafan1 although after shifting all that muck I think you would sleep no matter what!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,740
    The thought of @Hostafan1 taking a cat nap … 🤣 @WonkyWomble 😉 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,242
    I think @Hostafan1 is actually a closet cat lover.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • coccinellacoccinella Posts: 601
    Good morning all and happy meteorological spring!! 🌱

    It was too cold yesterday to be in the garden. Today is a tad warmer so I will try to transfer the bags of mulch from where the delivery guy left them to the back. I use a wheeled platform to shift weights and even that can hurt. 

    Thank you Dove for starting this. Even with all that must be going on in your head you have found the time and the will to get us chatterboxes going. A big kiss to you and a nice cup of tea on its way.

    Have a good day folks. 

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,955
    Morning all.

    @coccinella, coffee for Dove!

    It's daffodil month 😁

    We will have a quiet day. I hope you all enjoy your day.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,719
    Morning all again. 
    @WonkyWomble. I went back to bed at 6.45 and woke at 9.15. Is that a cat nap?
    Flippin lovely whatever it was
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,719
    I've just had a letter from HMRC charging me £100 because my late Husband didn't submit a tax return. 
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,440
    appeal it @Hostafan1. I can't imagine he had any income in the last year anyway. I can quite understand why it would make you curmudgeonly (to say the least) but I think it's all computerised with no thought or care applied
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 10,811
    Oh dear @Hostafan1, you don't need that hassle I don't think they can do that anyway.
    Any unpaid tax that a person might owe is usually dealt with by the solicitors doing the  Probate so I would send the letter to them (if you have solicitors of course). 

    Thanks for opening the March thread @Dovefromabove. Interesting update on your son's progress. I'm fascinated by the special bed for a shower, I wonder how on earth they do that, presumably not using water?

    I woke early this morning for some reason so got up and sat watching the birds on the feeders at 6.30 am. A flock (charm?) of goldfinches, some sparrows, a lone greenfinch and a woodpecker. Lovely sight.

    @Busy-Lizzie, glad the swelling's gone down for OH, makes life a bit easier.

    I've got to sort out the spare room for my grandson who's coming to stay with his mum tomorrow. He's doing work experience with her company. Didn't know they still did that, I usually got the job of finding tasks and supervising students at the company I worked for. Hard work sometimes.  The room is a mess, can't even see the bed! Just looked online and our council don't seem to recycle rags. I need to get rid of carrier bags of material I don't want anymore, a lot of it polycotton so no good for the compost bin. It will have to go in the black bin.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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