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by Spreckly
Yesterday, 19:29
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Films on You Tube
Replies: 0
Views: 11

Films on You Tube

There is little to interest me on the TV at present. Tonight there are two programmes, but I am not a sports lover, nor a serial lover, so my choice is limited. I do enjoy the recent spate of programmes about the Royal Family, although some are repeats. Therefore I trawl You Tube to find something r...
by Spreckly
Yesterday, 19:18
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: what's in my wheelbarrow
Replies: 2
Views: 10

Re: what's in my wheelbarrow

Ugh!
by Spreckly
21 Jun 2021, 11:43
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 29
Views: 606

Re: New Photography Thread.

That is stunning Ilona. We sometimes have beautiful sunrise and sunsets here on the east coast.
by Spreckly
19 Jun 2021, 16:05
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Recently read books, looking for recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Recently read books, looking for recommendations

I buy my books from Amazon, amazing bargains normally. Recent buy was a Daphne du Maurier's tome of Rebecca (which I have had for years in paperback), Frenchman's Creek, My Cousin Rachel and Jamaica Inn. I shall read them all again in a few months' time. "The Duchess" by Penny Junor was recommended ...
by Spreckly
18 Jun 2021, 14:21
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 29
Views: 606

Re: New Photography Thread.

Beautiful photos ladies.
by Spreckly
18 Jun 2021, 14:19
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Trying out imgbox again.
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Trying out imgbox again.

Oh June, what a lovely little dog Beau was. Hope you get your picture sorted.
by Spreckly
10 Jun 2021, 09:10
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: Swallows

My house martins are backwards and forwards as I type this. No sound of babies, but there must be some hatched, the parents are flying in and out of the nest none stop.
by Spreckly
10 Jun 2021, 09:08
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 222
Views: 71733

Re: How does your garden grow?

Just because I put shorts on this morning, the sun has not appeared, but I managed to water up before eight o'clock. Yesterday I sowed grass seed on an old empty flower bed, which simply refuses to let any seed germinate. I have put more compost into it, applied lawn sand provided by the gardener wh...
by Spreckly
10 Jun 2021, 09:04
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Ilona's handmade makes. New thread
Replies: 148
Views: 64449

Re: Ilona's handmade makes. New thread

I love your colours Ilona. I have many pieces of cross stitch, patchwork, etc around the house, but as I said in your photography thread, I am unable to photo and download.
by Spreckly
10 Jun 2021, 09:02
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 29
Views: 606

Re: New Photography Thread.

Beautiful photos ladies. I have Ted's camera, but not a clue how to use it, let alone download the pictures, and my phone is basic.
by Spreckly
06 Jun 2021, 09:41
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: any new hobbies?
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: any new hobbies?

Ilona, well done! I have Ted's camera, which I haven't a clue how to use. He used to download pictures onto the internet. It is sitting on the shelf and I so wish I could find out how to use it properly. I seem to remember that there are pages and pages of instructions on the internet.
by Spreckly
04 Jun 2021, 22:28
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: any new hobbies?
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: any new hobbies?

I haven't really found any new hobby. I would love to garden more, but am physically unable so to do. Knitting is now out, after knitting since a child, and sewing is the same, the latter due to eyesight, and the inability to use a needle threader, or hold material for any length of time. I zoom and...
by Spreckly
31 May 2021, 17:11
Forum: Other Wildlife
Topic: What's that noise?
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: What's that noise?

Good grief Mo! We have sheep in the surrounding field, never heard that before!
by Spreckly
28 May 2021, 16:15
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: Swallows

I don't think I have seen any swallows, but I have house martins nesting above the study window. They don't come every year, but this year they are swooping down. yike* Yesterday I found bits of moss over the back door mat. When I looked up, I found some bird was building a nest above my door. I man...
by Spreckly
26 May 2021, 18:50
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 222
Views: 71733

Re: How does your garden grow?

Mo, did you sow a packet of wild flower seeds in your orchard, or did you buy separate plants? My front lawn has a very different type of grass to the one at the back, and I have vetches, daisies and bugle which come up after a couple of weeks. It is really attractive. I have small violet plants gro...