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by Spreckly
23 Jul 2021, 19:40
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Escape to the Chateau
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Escape to the Chateau

I have watched a few programmes of The Repair Shop, Michael. Some amazing talent on there, also.
by Spreckly
23 Jul 2021, 11:53
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Downton Abbey, complete series
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Downton Abbey, complete series

As a self indulgent treat during my convalescence, I ordered the box set of Downton Abbey. I had series one and two, but priced individual series up, and the box set was cheaper in the long run. How I am enjoying the timelessness of it. The beautiful costumes and hairstyles, the put me downs, the pl...
by Spreckly
23 Jul 2021, 11:47
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Escape to the Chateau
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Escape to the Chateau

I love this couple and their amazing versatility.

Last night Angel restored and gave advice on a doll's house, which brought back memories for me. When I branched out from home at twenty one, my doll's house and all my dolls were given to a local childrens' home, but I spent hours with them.
by Spreckly
22 Jul 2021, 07:15
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Films on You Tube
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Films on You Tube

Yes Sandy, I do get Drama, in fact I watch more Freeview than the standard programmes. Some things I plan to watch on BBC, ITV, etc are not aired until nine in the evening, and I invariably end up asleep before the end.
by Spreckly
22 Jul 2021, 07:14
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Back home.
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Back home.

Thank you everyone. The stockings are miserable, and the MacMillan nurse told me that I will have to endure them for at least another four weeks. My wound has not completely healed, which is disappointing, the assortment of District Nurses come to give me a daily injection, some say one thing, some ...
by Spreckly
16 Jul 2021, 22:01
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Back home.
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Back home.

Thank you Mo and Ilona. I would sit outside in this glorious sunshine but for the fact that I am sporting white stockings, and I will be unable to get onto and off the sun lounger!!
by Spreckly
15 Jul 2021, 21:56
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Back home.
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Back home.

Back home, thank goodness. Had to make two trips to A & E following discharge though, and rather a rocky start to recovery.

Hope everyone on the Lane is doing well.
by Spreckly
29 Jun 2021, 11:06
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 225
Views: 74036

Re: How does your garden grow?

Not heard the term "rewilding". I certainly do not wish that to happen to my garden, apart from a small wild area under the plum and apple trees, where I have hyacinths, primroses, cowslips, ox eye daisies, aconites and ragged robin. We planted all of the flowers several years ago. My rasps are litt...
by Spreckly
27 Jun 2021, 08:26
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 225
Views: 74036

Re: How does your garden grow?

The man who does larger jobs for me came a couple of days since. I have written about this on DTL Daily, however, he tackled the unresponsive flower bed, strimming the patchy grass down, and using topsoil and lawn sand to try and improve it. After much raking and tamping down, he finally sowed grass...
by Spreckly
27 Jun 2021, 07:55
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Bees and Wasps
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Bees and Wasps

Thank you for the information, Michael. Last year I had a bees nest and a wasps nest in the roof of the workshop. I did get a local man in to remove them, as they terrified me. I am hoping that they will not return, as you indicated.
by Spreckly
24 Jun 2021, 19:29
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Films on You Tube
Replies: 2
Views: 194

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
24 Jun 2021, 19:18
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: what's in my wheelbarrow
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: what's in my wheelbarrow

Ugh!
by Spreckly
21 Jun 2021, 11:43
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 36
Views: 1592

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: 100

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: 36
Views: 1592

Re: New Photography Thread.

Beautiful photos ladies.