PhotoKeeper

Apr. 23rd, 2017 03:23 pm
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Someone has, apparently, added a photo (presumably of me, presumably taken at Eastercon) to a service called PhotoKeeper, and given them my email address. I've just received a very spammy/scammy email from them inviting me to click on the link to see it, which I have no intention of doing.

If it was you, please delete it. Please don't let people like this harvest your address book.

If you took what you think is a nice photo of me and want to let me have a copy, I hear that email is fairly good for that sort of thing.

Unexpectedly good bin collections

Apr. 21st, 2017 03:02 pm
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Today is our bin day, which is often a bit of a guessing game: given that they have to go a mile out of their way to just do us, we're usually the first to be skipped if there's a problem.

Today was also double bin day -- green waste/food and recycling -- so twice the chance of one of them not turning up.

Happily, I was able to bring in a full set of empty bins after walking Jo, so I was quite surprised to just see a bin lorry go past. I popped outside while it was turning around, and the driver pulled up at the end of the drive.

It turns out that the scheduled lorry had had a problem, so he'd come out and found that they hadn't done half the bins on the way here, so he'd come down to do ours (on his own: the rest of his crew didn't want to do overtime and had already gone home) and was quite shocked that we'd been done.

Maybe all the complaints that we make are sinking in!

Garden bah

Apr. 20th, 2017 04:14 pm
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I'm not sure what wisteria blossom is hardy to, but last night's temperature (which also froze the surface of the duck pond) was evidently below it.

(The weather station, annoyingly, is broken. We must get that sorted out.)

We were looking forward to a lovely display this year, as there were masses of buds just breaking. There are two left now, both ones that were tucked up against the wall.



One of the grape vines has also lost a few leaves, and I'm a bit worried by my new, native to Siberia and hardy to -34C, kiwi plant, which is looking rather droopy and a bit blackened in places. Even the budlia is looking a bit sad and droopy, but I'm sure that will perk up later.

Post-con...

Apr. 19th, 2017 08:53 pm
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We had a nice time at Innominate, which seems to have gone very well indeed (I only heard about three or four proper problems, and most of them were very quickly resolved). Sadly, I woke up yesterday rather off-colour, and spent most of the day feeling (and occasionally being) sick.

Fortunately, given Mike had to be in London, I'm feeling much better today (which makes me think it was a food thing, not an infections one).

It did mean that we couldn't plant the tomatoes out in the polytunnel as planned, but then again that was probably for the best as we had a frost last night!

In the interests of experimentation, can anyone not see two photos in this post? Some people seem to be having problems with access-locked images not being visible to anyone, and as I didn't even realise that DW had image hosting (I'm sure it didn't last time I checked, or I'd have used that rather than my faffy work-around via LJ) it's not something I've ever played with before.


Ouch

Apr. 11th, 2017 05:46 pm
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I'm not having a very good week of it.

Two days ago, I fell off the folding chair I was standing on to water the veg seedlings in the conservatory (yes, yes, I know. The new stepladder arrived today).

Today, I've managed to slide down the stairs after slipping on the power cord of the fan I was carrying down in an attempt to speed up the defrosting of the freezer....

I suspect I'll have an even more impressive collection of bruises tomorrow, and -- most annoying of all -- I've scuffed my fresh nail varnish. Still, if that's all the harm that's been done then I should be glad.

Well, other than to the fan. That'll be off to the tip with the next batch of stuff.

Finally!

Apr. 11th, 2017 01:32 pm
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Esk has finally done her duty, so for my lunch today I had the first duck egg of the year!

(I also had one of the veg box hen eggs, just to check, and even though they're free range from a small farm they really don't taste anything like as nice.)

This morning, I was catching up on the last couple of Archers omnibuses. Am I the only one who, after the first session of nets, assumed Usha was being deliberately crap-but-perky to make Lilly and Molly feel more at ease? I was thoroughly expecting her to wait a few weeks and then 'fess up to actually having played for her university team or similar. I certainly didn't expect what's actually happening. I didn't expect to be saying "Hello Tiger", either....

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