What deed, thought, sight or what was said today that made you smile?


Colin

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Hi,

Nice one DM; add "Answer mobile phone". :(

Kind regards, Colin.
 

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@DirtMechanic, that is me, absolutely!! :ROFLMAO: (I am stealing that and sending it to friends and family!!) Half of the time in the forum, I have to go back and erase at least a paragraph of "fluff" from my posts. I have a horrible habit of writing novellas for an answer!! :eek:

I learned from a talk show that that is a sign of ADHD. If someone asks, "What did you have for dinner?" and it takes you half an hour to say... "Anyway, I had soup and a sandwich," you've probably got it. :whistle:
 

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Hi,

Thanks marlingardner. I like your very pretty weather forecaster; visibility at 1/4 inch is about right for me without my glasses being worn. :)(y)

Kind regards, Colin.
Haha! That's a good one! We have had poor visibility the whole day here in Essex.
 

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Hi,

The last three days have been really special here; summer has arrived in February; very cold early morning but I've just come indoors feeling extremely hot having been out in the sun; surely I'm in a parallel universe and not Yorkshire?

At last my thoughts are turning to projects; we erected a 6' x 4' garden shed about 30 years ago and it's now looking tired so I plan to replace it with a home made hut; the shed has side windows the hut won't have windows for security. The new hut will be same size and I've just taken dimensions to work from.

A couple of years ago I designed and made a new hut for the garden bottom and this is very robust made of 22mm thick boards; I'll make this second hut of the same construction. It's just nice to get outside without being wrapped up like an Eskimo. I love this time of year when everything including me bursts into life. :)

Kind regards, Colin.

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Our old shed still good at over thirty years old but looking rather tired. The laurels used to be 30' tall until I attacked them but this exposed the tall ugly fence. Our previous neighbours built a four bedroomed house to the top of their garden; Bron and I prefer to retain our garden rather than sell it as a building plot valued at £90,000; an increased bank account doesn't look as good as the garden does to us. We aren't money driven.

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Up towards the shed.

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The new garden hut I made a couple of years ago; the shed replacement will be based on this.

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Our very steep rear garden which is subjected to extremes of weather; I'm delighted though many of the plants and shrubs I planted last year are now settling in nicely; the crocus and wallflowers are already in bloom as are many of the ground cover. What a lovely time of the year especially so when the sun is warm and my pet cloud Blackie is on holiday.
 

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Hi,

Living here in Yorkshire we usually have nine months winter and three months bad weather; last year we enjoyed a rare summer but then I spent a lot of money planting to then have a long drought; this year we spent £600 on Michelin Cross Climate tyres and look at it now a heatwave in February; whatever I do things always react just the opposite; if anyone wants a lot of rain I'll buy a pair of wellies?

Kind regards, Colin.
 

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Hi,

Today has been magical; one of those days dreams are made of; beautiful warm sunshine and calm; pleasant company in the garden with "Soots" a lovely friendly jet black cat who enjoys my company and a bee busily buzzing around; such days here are extremely rare but most welcome. I don't know Soots address but she appears over the top wall whenever I'm in the garden; at first she was timid and one day whilst I was planting I was startled to see a pair of golden eyes and a black nose peering at me from under a conifer only about a foot away; now we are best buddies; she's just enjoyed a handful of Dreamies. The garden is mostly tidy now I've collected ten bags of assorted debris left by winter. No complaints from me today. :love:

Kind regards, Colin.
 

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