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Thanks Ellen. I'll try the ashes out, though it's been warm of late so the fire hasn't been lit for a while. I'll try and remember to save some next time it's lit x
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Thanks for the info Jayne - I didn't know that about double yolkers. I don't look forward to my girls aging - I've become very attached to them and they each have such individual characters x
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Thanks so much Helen x
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Thanks Cathy. I hope I can finish this cushion! There have been a lot of showers around so I hope we're in for a dry week for half term x
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It's OK, my mum calls me Jules so I answer to that too along with a few other things ;)
Toggle Commented May 22, 2015 on Puffed out at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Thanks so much Kate. I hope to be puffing again soon ;) Hope you have a good half term too x
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Thanks Alison. Hopefully the weather will stay dry over the next week - Toby will be happiest out and about but he doesn't like wet surfaces!
Toggle Commented May 22, 2015 on Puffed out at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Thanks Sharon. The double yolkers are much prized here. It sounds like a lot of people suffer for the love of puff stitch - it's lovely looking but as you say it's tough on the hands/elbows!
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That scenario does sound familiar Jean! Thanks so much for the info about the elbow exercises - I will look them up, any alternative to injections is good with me, I am needle averse!
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Thanks Gemma
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Thanks Helena. I fit in a lot more since I stopped doing housework ;) Seriously though, I don't get much done really, leastways there always seems a lot more here that is left to do! Thanks for your good wishes x
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Tendonitis is a worry and I'm hoping it's not what I have. I'm glad you've not had it again. I better make a lot of quiches because it seems that I don't feel like cooking most days at the moment! Thanks for the great suggestion Sue x
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Thanks Sue. I've never tried beer but have heard it works well - will give it a go and hope the hedgehogs don't have a party with it!
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Now that is a good idea Becky - I love fresh lemon curd. Thanks x
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Good luck with your 3rd sowing. I think I'll be starting my peas and beans indoors next year - I'm not sure what I can salvage from this year though. The little viola has been engulfed by a big pillow of marjoram but it still has a happy face - I always think they look like cheerful little flowers x
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Aww, thanks so much Susan x
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Thanks so much Vivienne. Yes, woolly pursuits are risky activities so it seems! I think the trouble is you in the groove and keep going when you should probably do it in shorter bursts - at least that's what I seem to have done! I will have to give nematodes a go - have never tried them before and I don't want to put chemicals down as we have lots of frogs and still the occasional hedgehog.
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Thanks Anna, I've been wanting to use this particular yarn for something for a while because the colours are so nice - they have great names too - custard, smoothie, lolly, sandcastle, sugared almond ...
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Thanks Joan. I'm still improving too - it does take practice to become good at something but it's nice to learn something new isn't it?
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Thanks for the kind compliment Jennifer. I was a bit confused with the puff stitch to start with but once you give it a go it is straight-forward. I found the hardest thing was keeping an even puff and not making it too tight to draw the final loop through. I did fight with them a bit - which is probably how I got a sore elbow! The double yolkers are quite distinct aren't they - they are quite a lot heavier too - I have felt a bit sorry for whichever hen laid them - ouch!
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Thanks so much Bonnie, I've been very disciplined with my watering regime so far this year - hopefully I'll be able to keep that up once the hot dry weather arrives (if it does!)
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Thanks Pam. Mmmm, egg salad sandwiches are lovely, that's my lunch sorted for tomorrow!
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Thanks Wanda. Keeping your veggies portable until the threat of frosts have passed is a wise move. I like your idea of eggshells in the garden to guard against slugs- I'm certainly not short of egg shells at the moment and it would be good to put them to use rather than them going in the composter.
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Thanks Annie. Getting older sucks doesn't it - I can handle grey hair and wrinkles without a grumble but aches and pains that limit your favourite activities are not welcome. I'm so sorry to have missed your news of the new arrival - will be popping over to catch up with you shortly x
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Thanks Tess. The chive flowers are pretty, I think you can eat them too, though I've not yet tried that.
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