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Autumnal thoughts


By dorjac


Heyho thats the non BBQ summer over. Our barbie not even out of the shed. More due to health issues than anything else. Me a new Type2 diabetic and the other half broke his pelvis. Thus I became carer, not only for the garden but for GJ too. Plus I have lost about 5 blogs and given myself an extra identity by mistakely hitting the wrong key! How about that! I thought I would retire gracefully for a period of time to meet NHS targets of 6.5. See Desmond. Lose some inches around the waist, and help GJ get his legs going again. The garden aint done too bad ,in spite of all the distractions thrown my way. Now it has rained, I have a load of tulips to get in the ground. I hope it’s not like concrete anymore.

I have a new CANON IXUS 100, a tiny little thing, like I might be if I a lose some more weight. Had a heavy harvest of blackberries. Not bad with pears. Apples hopeless. Hazel nuts small but Squirrel Nutkins has paid a few visits to munch the bird food and bury nuts. Spent all summer pulling up last seasons baby hazels. As a gesture to grow your own veg, I grew one marrow plant. It got huge, had a few baby marrows off it and now it is sulking with mildew and looking on its last legs-shame. I used to grow yellow ones in our larger garden. Then they didn’t sneak up on you and get too large before you come to pull them to eat. Will include some photos when I get used to the camera. Mr and Mrs blackbird have left home for a new garden and the starlings too. A perky robin is in residence, gang of sparrows, a few green finches and various tits, collared doves and big clunky pigeons. The odd crow and magpie. No foxes. I think they were finally seen off by the builders around where we live. I am not really too upset as I do not like the fleas!

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You have had a tough time hope you are both on the mend now.

8 Oct, 2009


Sorry to hear you haven't been well. i know diabetes is a pain in the a~~** still we have to live with it once it gets us.Look after hubby and enjoy your garden it's the best tonic.

8 Oct, 2009


Hope you and hubby feel a bit better soon - Diabetes is not fun at the best of times but gets easier when you know what you can eat etc.

8 Oct, 2009


I hope you'll both have better health from now on. Enjoy your garden. It will help you feel better.

9 Oct, 2009

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