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Re: What Are You Doing Now?

Postby Rob Houghton » 30 Oct 2017, 15:48

a beautifully sunny autumnal day here with pure azure blue skies and the sunlight touching the yellow and orange leaves, painting them a dazzling gold, while the air is chill and speaks of the cooler winter days to come. :wink:
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: What Are You Doing Now?

Postby pete9012S » 30 Oct 2017, 15:59

Damp, dour, frigid and nippy here. The ground remains mushy after the heavy rains of late meaning our labrador will churn up our less than immaculately conceived lawn even more so.

On a brighter note I did lose £20 in a shop and have it handed in to the cashier.
I celebrated its return by buying three packs of black winter socks - each pack containing five pairs of socks.
I should now be well equipped to withstand the promised forthcoming 'coldsnap' that has been forecast for the UK.
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Re: What Are You Doing Now?

Postby Daisy » 30 Oct 2017, 18:03

Rob Houghton wrote:a beautifully sunny autumnal day here with pure azure blue skies and the sunlight touching the yellow and orange leaves, painting them a dazzling gold, while the air is chill and speaks of the cooler winter days to come. :wink:

Positively Blytonesque, Rob. :D
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Re: What Are You Doing Now?

Postby Courtenay » 30 Oct 2017, 19:33

I was thinking just the same! :D
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Re: What Are You Doing Now?

Postby Rob Houghton » 31 Oct 2017, 19:17

Lol! I was being a bit tongue-in-cheek - but it was certainly a beautiful day - and so was today too! :-D
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: What Are You Doing Now?

Postby floragord » 02 Nov 2017, 11:28

Putting the garden tools up for the winter, washed, scoured and wiped down with an oily rag so they shine like silver! Reminds me of the Peeky and the Tools in that old favourite read, THE GREEN STORY BOOK!
"Its a magic wood!" said Fanny suddenly.
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Re: What Are You Doing Now?

Postby Chrissie777 » 02 Nov 2017, 15:57

I'm having a chest cold. My voice was gone this morning. I'm rewarding myself with rereading "Hollow Tree House" and eating clementines. :)
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Re: What Are You Doing Now?

Postby Daisy » 02 Nov 2017, 16:01

Sounds like a good cure Chrissie. Hope you feel better soon.
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Re: What Are You Doing Now?

Postby sixret » 02 Nov 2017, 16:10

Get well soon, Chrissie. :D
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Re: What Are You Doing Now?

Postby number 6 » 02 Nov 2017, 17:39

Hope you're feeling better soon, Chrissie! :D
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Re: What Are You Doing Now?

Postby Eddie Muir » 02 Nov 2017, 17:41

I hope you’ll soon be feeling better, Chrissie. Enjoy the clementines and the superb Hollow Tree House. :D
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Re: What Are You Doing Now?

Postby Jack400 » 02 Nov 2017, 18:38

Roofers came to fix the flashing that had -within weeks- peeled off of my new lean-to and also to deal with other snagging that I'd identified. After suggesting I needed to replace the corrugated plastic with (something else-sorry my mind has gone blank). They did not mention this when they quoted! They are coming back tomorrow to replace it (free) with lead flashing.
Fibreglass!- just Googled it. :lol: :roll:
Hope you feel better soon Chrissie. Well organised (wish I was) floragord, That was lucky (and good of them) pete.
Edited thrice to correct my dreadful spellings of peoples names :oops:
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Re: What Are You Doing Now?

Postby Wolfgang » 02 Nov 2017, 18:44

I hope you feel better soon, Chrissie. Will you use this opportunity to read all 14 Tina und Tini stories? I also have a copy of this omnibus now.
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Re: What Are You Doing Now?

Postby IceMaiden » 03 Nov 2017, 01:44

Hope you're feeling better Chrissie :D

I'm looking up bus times for tomorrow. I'm going to see Elaine Paige, whom I adore, in concert tomorrow night and have decided to make a real day of it as I don't go out often. So I've decided to get the bus in the morning, get there nice and early and then I can have a good look around. Maybe even find a bookshop or two to rummage in :mrgreen:.
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Re: What Are You Doing Now?

Postby Courtenay » 03 Nov 2017, 02:23

Oh wow, sounds great, IceMaiden! :D I'd love to hear Elaine Paige in concert too. Hope you find a few bookshops as well while you're at it... sounds like a perfect day out. :wink:
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