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Wednesday 27 June 2012


Hi everyone

A little sun, a little rain, lots of wind - summer?

We had a couple of power cuts on Sunday morning.  Nothing out of the ordinary really - we have overhead power cables and the cuts are something we have got used to.  However, late Sunday afternoon just as I was about to print off a whole load of work, my computer and printer stopped!  Despite re-setting everything, it happened about 3 more times over the next couple of hours.  By a process of elimination we think we have narrowed it down to the timer in the conservatory that manages the fish-pond pump.  Our biggest concern was ensuring the fish had sufficient air, but we managed to solve that problem.  We could have done with some heavy rain to put some bubbles into the pond - possibly the one and only time I will wish for rain!

Hard to believe but we are still going through the 'big clear-out' - everything takes so long because of all the excuses I can think of not to sort through and throw things away.  However, have got together a box of books, other stuff and towels which will be delivered to the RSPCA at Chobham tomorrow.  I am always surprised at the things I have kept, no genuine reason for keeping them and I do wonder what was going through my mind at the time.  Oh well, my chuck-outs could be someone else's prized possessions.

As I mentioned in my Sunday/Monday post, I am looking for guest bloggers for July and later on too, so do get in touch if you would like to join in:  Don't forget to check out the previous guest posts - they are all great and include some brilliant pictures too.

A mini-post today, off to work in the garden - although we had sun and blue skies when I first got up, it has now clouded over so need to get out there quickly just in case the weather changes.

Enjoy the rest of the week everyone - don't forget to check out my Friday Guest Blog post and I will be back with my Handmade Monday post on Sunday.



  1. Oh the dreaded clear outs, like you still doing mine or not as the case may be, every excuse under the sun. Enjoy your gardening as think today cold be it for a while.

  2. I have discovered that the problem with doing a clear-out slowly is that more stuff is building up behind me. Never ending.

  3. But what happened to the fish?

    Hope you got loads done in the garden. As for the clear-out, keep going, it's so worthwhile x.

  4. We suspended the hose pipe above the pond, set it at a trickle and it created bubbles for the fish. Quite a bit of gardening done - lots of ramblers/climbers need to be tied in. Chopped out brambles, which seem to appear from nowhere.

  5. How mean to tie up they ramblers and climbers they only want to walk and climb, rofl have they got 'rght of way'

    1. Well, you know what these ramblers and climbers are like - smallest opportunity and they are everywhere :)

  6. I wonder if my friend Denzil's Daaad has ever worked on your power lines? That's what he does for a living. Wouldn't it be a small world if he had?


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