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Lazy day


By Gee19


Tuesday 30 Sept. 2008

On Sunday I did a cycle ride (I ride a trike as my balance on two wheels is not so good!) all uphill to see a friend and she was out but it was good coming back down the hill!

Yesterday, I took advantage of the lovely weather and cut both front and back lawns and trimmed back several shrubs. Nearly came a cropper as I stretched to trim the pittasporum – one leg of the steps sunk into the ground and gravity nearly took advantage of me! Groans from my children when I mentioned it – I am rather accident prone at times! But the gardens look better and I’m glad I made the effort as today is very wet and rather windy here.

The two big tortoises are ready for hiberation and have stopped eating and moving about. Little ’Un, however, has other ideas. He spent yesterday in the garden and buried himself during late afternoon. It took 5 of us 20 minutes to find him so dinnner was rather overdone. Today he is under the heat lamp in my dining room where he will spend the winter as he is rather small to hibernate.

My lazy day has consisted of baking 3 cakes, one for a friend’s birthday, one for eating with family/visitors, one for freezing). I love baking and after searching through a number of recipe books for favourite recipes, I decided to type up the ones I use most and make my own laminated sheets. Most of my cookery books have sticky pages!

Bowls night tonight! Are there any other gardening, pet loving, short mat bowlers out there?

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I enjoyed reading about your tortoises and the search for the smallest, while dinner got burnt.. Please give updates on the little one over the winter months.

I can claim two out of four similar 'likes' to yourself.
Not into short mat bowls.
And certainly not into short mat cookery nor long mat cookery.

Love my garden, and love my pets even more.
Thanks for an interesting blog. :o)

30 Sep, 2008


Hi Gee, loved the blog.
good idea to laminate your recipe pages, my old cookery books are smudge lol mind you they havent been used in quiet a while.
i was thinking of getting a tortoise about 2 yrs ago, i love them but they are way too expensive for me. priced at around 300 euro over here.

1 Oct, 2008


Glad you had a nice day Gee.
I remember having tortoises when I was little. I didn't think you could get them now. I like the ladybird on your photo. I haven't seen one here for some years.
All the best, Hywel.

1 Oct, 2008


Wed. 1 October 2008

Thanks for your comments and interest. I have had my tortoises for some time. The first, Jubilee, in 1977, cost £2.50! Now they cost the earth but also cost quite a bit to care for. I grow some salad during the summer and hope to do some indoor growing for Little 'Un this winter. He has been rampaging round the room this morning but has finally settled down for a snooze after his breakfast, a peach slice, evening primrose flowers, dandelion leaves and a little lettuce and grass.

No gardening here today - very windy but my lovely son-in-law is coming round to cut back the shrubs I couldn't reach. I have a lot of ladybirds. I cut back a climbing shrub and found several in the cuttings. I had to rescue them and return them to the bush! Perhaps its because I get a lot of greenfly too.

Thought you might like to see Little 'Un as he woke up this morning - seemed a bit grumpy!

1 Oct, 2008


I've just looked at the photos of Little 'Un.
Really entertaining!

1 Oct, 2008

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