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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,936

    Does that mean you do the cooking, Clueless? I suppose that's something to do. You're lucky it's dry, here is squelch, squelch and the rain woke me up again in the night. There's nothing to paint or paper in the house is there? To keep you going until better weather comes back. Or garden planning?

    Bill, in '99 there was a hurricane here, no electricity for 10 days, no water for 5 days, trees all over the drive so I couldn't get out for 2 days. I was so busy trying to keep the fires alight, shifting logs and sweeping the carpet with a stiff broom, doing washing by hand with water from the swimming pool, heated on a gas ring, that I didn't have time to be bored. Like in the olden days. But then I live in an old farmhouse in France so am lucky enough to have wood fires and a pool. Don't know how I'd have cope with flushing the loos without it.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Yes I do all the cooking, cleaning, washing, food shopping, gardening, DIY, the list goes on.


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,811

    Too wet to garden here as the soil is waterlooged so can't even risk getting on it for weeding.  However, I have a newish womanshed which needs its new shelves finishing and an OH on hand to help.  Then it'll be a case of transferring garden stuff in to there from the garage so we can do something radical like get a car in it.

    A few pots big left to move into greenhouse or shed and the bay tree to bring indoors before winter hits.   Need to call a man about lanwmower maintenance too and, food to plan and prepare as ever.

    Not going anywhere near seeds till the days are longer and there's more light.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,189

    James James James - calm your jets  - what you need is a new indoor hobby. Here's a few to get you started:

    I'm making curtains just now so you could always get a sewing machine....

    Knitting - Dove's a dab hand so I'm sure she'll give you some hints...

    Painting- plenty of winter landscapes to get you going.....

    Baking- we'd enjoy seeing you on Great British Bake Off....

    Or since you're a bit feisty - how about Cross Stitch.....sorry!

    Or you could just chat on here with us till the weather gets better!  imageimageimage

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • My OH does cross Stitch it's amazing what she does I couldn't do it.

    I think I doing to paint the kitchen next week also the down stairs loo at some point.

    I think I'm going to make a gate for the garden But I do need to dig some flower beds and get them ready for the spring I have manure to be dug in to the flower bed but on the other hand I'm not looking forward to it as the area has never been dug for 16 years and has a good layer of stones/gravel on it also it will be full of IVY roots but this is where I need to be and spend time getting the ground ready for my Dahlias and coneflowers so I'm off now to start digging as the ham is in the oven now for dinner after it was soaked over night and part boiled and skimmed this morning radio under arm WD40 on boots wish me luck xx


  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Sounds like you've plenty to keep you busy Clueless!

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,936

    Clueless, what does the OH do then? Or are you a house husband?

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Suffering here too. My garden looks just awful! Haven't been able to get up most of the leaves from the fall in Autumn as the grass on the property is in really bad condition and any raking of it in the wet results in great big ugly bald patches. Right now it looks as though someone can't be bothered! Beautiful edged and barked area in the front garden also covered in icky wet rotting leaves and certainly not beautiful any more. Can't finish tidying the back or the border as its just rain, rain, rain and when it feels like it a little heavier rain. Factor in the continual 50 - 70 mph plus wind and....... no gardening activity at all! Roll on spring!  And after all of that, a Happy New Year to all! x

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