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I missed you all! The telephone engineer has just left, having mended the broken line – about time too. :-D

Yes, we were cut off again – from all outside contact, including GOY, of course! How frustrating was that? On Tuesday morning the phone ‘died’ as of course did our internet connection!

Just to make you laugh, I had to ring that Nursery again, as I hadn’t heard from them about my incorrect plants, so there I was perched precariously up on our garden wall with my mobile, as that’s the only place I can get a signal without driving up to the main road several miles away!

No – I didn’t fall off…quite…..

And wasn’t yesterday an AWFUL day, too…it just tipped it down all day here, as I think it did in many other areas.

So what did I do? I did some boring housework – and I took photos of some of my orchids!

It’s lovely to be able to log on again, but please forgive me if it takes a while to catch up!

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stunning orchids Spritz. we have at last got a bit of sunshine here. but it wont last we are all off to a music festival this weekend and it always rains......im only going for saterday night and im hopeing the weather wil have cleared by then. but my children have all gone today. they wont let it stop the fun.....;-))

30 Jul, 2009

 

Glad you got all the problems sorted. Sounds like you're having a 'wet' like we had here at the beginning of the year (our summer). Fantastic orchids - being able to see these beauties must make being stuck inside a little more bearable .

30 Jul, 2009

 

Nice to see you back again lovely your ochids are there is a deep red one I noticed the other day at a veg shop where I got mine from for 2.99 with markings hoping they are still there now I have got paid I would like to get one if I can afford it this week after paying my bills. Lovely to see you have found a home for your tiger lily.:)

30 Jul, 2009

 

Glad you're back Spritz, that was a pretty quick fix for BT!

Lovely orchids.

We had the real heavy rain yesterday too, it didn't stop until about 3. High winds and heavy showers today, in between which we have some ....SUN!!!

30 Jul, 2009

 

Glad to know you have internet connection again...
I hope the sun shines for you soon, so that you can get away from the housework...Lol.

30 Jul, 2009

 

I am glad you stayed indoors Spritzhenry or else we wouldn't have seen your gorgeous orchids. I know all about dead phonelines....once it happened to us too. And it was on my birthday, someone dug a hole somewhere and went through the line. Nobody could ring me and we were in such a location we did not get mobile coverage either. Not even climbing on the roof, lol. So, consider yourself lucky Spritz. Mine lasted for 3 days before they fixed it, and of course we had to go into the village to ring up too. Drats....so much for country living. Still, we wouldn't want to change it for the world.

30 Jul, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Glad you,re back Barbara , well there,s one consolation ...thats your housework done until the winter ..you can go back outside to play now ...LOL..

Lovely Orchids by the way !

30 Jul, 2009

 

Love your orchids.
BT are not my favourite people, I can sympathise. When you report a fault its always 48 hours before they do anything - I know, I've had lots of experience with them.
The worst thing is, you cant let anyone know why you're not online. Nice to have you back!

30 Jul, 2009

 

God what a pain Spritz... but the orchid pix. are yummy :-)

30 Jul, 2009

 

Glad you're back Spritz, the orchids are gorgeous :)

Dawn, that company has to be the worst there is. Appalling customer service and that's just the start of it !
I would willingly pay more money to a smaller company if their service was top notch, no doubt about it !

30 Jul, 2009

 

Great to have you back.For BT that time scale wasnt bad !!
Hope you are surviving all this rain !

30 Jul, 2009

 

glad your back and the orchids are stunning

30 Jul, 2009

 

Louise, we're always having problems with BT broadband, its rubbish, if the phone rings we lose broadband. I switched to them as Orange were putting their charge up from £11 to £18 a month. The last time I complained I told them they advertised their broadband as fast and reliable - and its neither, lol.

30 Jul, 2009

 

i had orange at one point but useless, now with talk talk for everything, cheap to, no probs as yet fingers crossed

30 Jul, 2009

 

Pleased your happy with TalkTalk Sandra. Trouble is, not all providers cover our area, stupid me thought BT would be one of the better ones - its seems to be getting worse.

30 Jul, 2009

 

ive haerd that from so many people dawn, i havent been with BT for years now,

30 Jul, 2009

 

Wise decision San!

30 Jul, 2009

 

You're having a lot of problems like that lately :o(
I'm glad it's sorted out now. Nice to have you back.

30 Jul, 2009

 

Lovely orchids Spritz. I'm very pleased to have you back even though your one of those who picks on me. Mind you, I wouldn't want it any other way.

30 Jul, 2009

 

Hey Toto, I'm around to defend my friend, so watch out. BTW your nurse hasnt visited me yet after you reported me to him for being cruel to you.

30 Jul, 2009

 

Not sure what is wrong with him lately. He has started picking on me too. Only a couple of days ago he clipped my ear before making me put on my special pyjamas and sending me to bed with no tea or supper.

30 Jul, 2009

 

My husband got talked into changing to BT a few weeks ago! It's the worst decision he could have made - my laptop keeps crashing - it didn't do that before!

I didn't know you had a nurse, Toto?? Is this 'men in white uniforms' by any chance?? lol.

30 Jul, 2009

 

Spritz: Exactly the same has happened to me - Orange wasnt great but BT have certainly reduced the internet speed.
Toto: All I can say is you must have been very naughty just lately!

30 Jul, 2009

 

Husband regrets it as well! I keep asking him for help!

30 Jul, 2009

 

Thing is, probably you're the same, not a lot of choice in our area. I've also signed up for 18 months, grrrrr

30 Jul, 2009

 

I haven't asked how long our new contract is for...I hate all this crashing!

30 Jul, 2009

 

I didn't think that I had been naughty. I am normally very good.

30 Jul, 2009

 

Yeeeeessssss??????

30 Jul, 2009

 

Toto, you say - Normally???? So you've probably been naughty without knowing it. I see your friend Ray isnt around to defend you.

30 Jul, 2009

 

Just shows that you can't rely on anyone when the chips are down.

30 Jul, 2009

 

Awww, shame. You see, us girls stick together, dont we Spritz - hope she answers, lol.

30 Jul, 2009

 

I've noticed.

30 Jul, 2009

 

I'm still here - I've been loading some photos!

Yes, of course we do, Dawn! :-)

30 Jul, 2009

 

Ha ha, Toto - you see!! Us girls stick together. Where is your only friend Ray. ?

30 Jul, 2009

 

Im here too Spritz and Dawn........ Beautiful Orchids Spritz...........

30 Jul, 2009

 

Girl Power!!! Looks like Toto and Ray have both vanished now.
Yes, the orchids are great, not easy to keep them going - looks like your good with houseplants too Spritz.

30 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks, Milky! I have more, but they just have new flower stems at the moment - the buds will open soon. :-)

Dawn, I find these Orchids very easy...unlike my Cymbidiums, which misbehaved this year - only one flowered!

30 Jul, 2009

 

Now look girls, I feel I've got to stick up for another man in his time of need, Lol. Hi Toto, I hope you don't get me into trouble with these lovely ladies.......... :-))
I've got Orange and I haven't had any problems with it at all. I got mine with a deal on a new mobile phone :-(( (I hate the bl***y things) and it only costs £7.83 a month :-))

30 Jul, 2009

 

Hi Toto sorry I had to disappear....needs must ! But dont despair....will be here for the next round !!! We need to stick together !!

30 Jul, 2009

 

Aren't you always in trouble, Digger?
Good to see you back, Spritz, you need to get yourself a platform up that wall....maybe a "treehouse type thing? :~D

30 Jul, 2009

 

Don't you start on me Hatter. :~))

30 Jul, 2009

 

You love it, really! ;oD

30 Jul, 2009

 

Doh.... :~))

30 Jul, 2009

 

Still here Toto...dont worry my friend..we will not be defeated !

30 Jul, 2009

 

I'm with you BB. Lol

30 Jul, 2009

 

Good to swell the ranks Ian !

30 Jul, 2009

 

Dream on, boys!!! :o))))))))

30 Jul, 2009

 

Hmmmmm!

30 Jul, 2009

 

You got to watch that Hatter, she's from across the border you know ...... :~))

30 Jul, 2009

 

Thought you were watching out Ian !!

30 Jul, 2009

 

Don't you worry mate, I've got my eye on that one, just thought I aught to tip you the wink ;~))

30 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks !!!

30 Jul, 2009

 

Your welcome.... Have you noticed they've all gone quiet now your not outnumbered any more?......

30 Jul, 2009

 

Don't worry too much boys, I don't believe in the equality of the sexes, men will NEVER be equal to women! LMAO!!! ;~))))))))

30 Jul, 2009

 

You spoke too soon Ian..Here we go again ! Lol

30 Jul, 2009

 

Stand by your beds lads........Lol

30 Jul, 2009

 

Got my hard hat already ! Lol

30 Jul, 2009

 

Man your posts, all hands on deck, action stations and other war like shouts.......

30 Jul, 2009

 

LOL ! Let battle commence !

30 Jul, 2009

 

Be scared, be very very scared!

30 Jul, 2009

 

CHARGE..... around £25 per hour Lol

30 Jul, 2009

 

LOL..off to bed now ! take good care !!

30 Jul, 2009

 

Good night BB, don't forget to sleep with one eye open...... You never know!

30 Jul, 2009

 

Night BB, sweet dreams, HA HA HAAAAAAAA!!!!

30 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks for the support Ian and Bonkers. All this sort of thing started with political correctness. Next thing you'll know is they will get the vote. Heaven forbid.

31 Jul, 2009

 

Oh dear Lol, we can't let that happen :-(( Would they know how to do it? (Vote I mean !) surely this will detract from their wifely duties no? cooking, cleaning etc.! ! !
My word, what a strage concept..........

31 Jul, 2009

 

Yep, this cooking, cleaning thing IS a strange concept!
I thought that was what men were for!
And I'm definitely not pc!

31 Jul, 2009

 

No, I thought you were MP Lol

31 Jul, 2009

 

Lol!!! :~))))

31 Jul, 2009

 

I think it is the responsibility of the owners (husbands, boyfriends and partners) to ensure that the chain between their ankles and the kitchen sink is only just long enough to get to the washing machine and the ironing board and most importantly of all, the cooker. If calculated correctly, the same chain can be used in other rooms for the purpose of cleaning. All you need is a central anchor point. This is all that is required to keep any reasonable woman happy, but remember fella's it is your responsibity to keep her in this heavenly state. Beware, if you don't she will fritter away her life and get ideas above her station, liking wanting to vote, drive and go out wasting your beer money on silly things like clothing and food.

31 Jul, 2009

 

I heard there was an operation to have their toes removed....so you can get them closer to the sink?

31 Jul, 2009

 

Well Toto, that strategy might be workable for those of you with VERY low libidos, but (cleaning & cooking apart, which are definitely NOT a woman's job) depriving a woman of new clothes and most importantly, shoes & handbags, would ensure trhat men would be deprived of any other benefits!!! Digger, there are also operations available that would make it neccessary for you to sit to pee! :~))))))))

31 Jul, 2009

 

Honestly!!! All this because of BT and a broken phone line!

Back to gardening, now please!!

This is a promise, AND a threat rolled into one - NO MORE BLOGS from me unless you all behave yourselves. ;-)

31 Jul, 2009

 

Sorry Spritz! Do you really think anyone will behave????
All I said was that Ian was always in trouble & it all took off from there!
DONT stop blogging, Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!
<g> :~)))))))

31 Jul, 2009

 

Sorry B. :~((

31 Jul, 2009

 

Pleased your sorted again Spritz,and your Orchids are absolutely gorgeous.Well done for keeping this lot in line. LOL,( no offence folks).

31 Jul, 2009

 

None taken!!!!!!!!

31 Jul, 2009

 

Just waiting for TOTO now!

Apologies accepted, from others above! :-))))

Well done, Madperth and Ian!

31 Jul, 2009

 

I thought you would never speak to me again, Can I ask a favour :~)))

31 Jul, 2009

 

That depends on what it is, Ian!

31 Jul, 2009

 

I've put a photo up with loads of bulbs/corms that I bought today and was wondering if you could cast your expert eye over them and let me know what I have to do with them please? :~))

31 Jul, 2009

 

Can't wait for this one>>>>>>>

31 Jul, 2009

 

What sort of benefits are you referring to Mad?
Haven't had any benefits for years unless I am misunderstanding you.
Sorry Spritz but sometimes we men need to state our case.

31 Jul, 2009

 

No, you were on the right track!
See, I told you, that's just proven that your methods are flawed!

31 Jul, 2009

 

OK....I will take it back, then! Apology accepted, Toto!

Ian - I'll try - but it'd be better if you read the instructions for planting times.

31 Jul, 2009

 

Ah Sorry Spritz.Will apologise,but you way down the list.Should be back in a fortnight when I finished apologising to everyone else !Lol

1 Aug, 2009

 

OK - that'll do for now! I take back my threat! A blog is on its way................soon...................:-)

1 Aug, 2009

 

Good to hear.

1 Aug, 2009

 

Good to see the medication kicking in Toto ..

1 Aug, 2009

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