Wednesday, 22 June 2016

BBBW

Bye Bye Bingo Wings. 
Not bragging or owt, but I just completed a five minute arm workout. It's an app. 
It's day one, but ya know, eventually I might have slender lean toned upper arms..... 
Whilst I still have the strength in my arms, for tomorrow I probably won't be able to move them, I thought I'd type up some ramblings from my day to day non adventures. 

I'm so so so so sorry to all the lovely folks whose blogs I read and comment upon for my abandonment of late! Please don't feel bereft and neglected. I just don't seem to have the time to do Any Thing lately. Work is draining every mental drop of anything out of me right now. 

The weekend with Miss 22 was great. We lit the BBQ on Sunday for the first time this year. There were a few drops of rain. We ignored it. We are British. We carried on. The ensuing monsoon put out the BBQ and things were cooked indoors so the feast carried on! The HG and I sent a good six hours in the garden on Saturday. I decided that I didn't want my pots on the border where I put them last year!

We'd been plant shopping the week before as I needed to replace three of the Delphs. 
This is just some of my haul. I got five new Delphs for £10. The total boot full of plants ( I look for purple flowering perennials)  cost me £20 
Which I think was fantastic value for money. I got some herbs too not in shot. The dahlias were free! 
Last year. The 
This year.
 I replanted my delph border, I split and replanted my irises, I ripped out the pink wild geranium and replanted a purple one in its place. I, for the first time EVER, dug out all the spring bulbs and put them to dry. I think this means I'm officially a grown up! I'm keeping my blue pots and am using them dotted about the garden this year! The eagle eye amongst you may notice I've moved the chimney pot and replanted and turned the rabbit! 
The bed does go all the way along to the back gate. My peonies are down that back bit and some big bushy grass thing that comes back year on year, also inherited from his Grandma. I need to get some new lanterns and put my twinkly lights out.( purple of course ) Once all the plants get going and fill in the gaps it'll look splendid! It doesn't look like six hours of work, but the soil was dug over and riddled. So far so good NDFC wise. 


And now a sad bit of news. I've had to say goodbye to a faithful pair of friends that I've had for nigh on 15 years. 



RIP lovely, comfy, foot slimming best flip flops in the world. 
I got these from Clarks and they've served me well. They are now, sadly, ex flip flops. These flip flops are no more. They turned on me. Death traps is what they are. The sole almost split in two. But 
Do not despair. New footwear has been purchased. And they are so comfy. I've done what I always say but never do " I should have bought two pairs they are so gorgeous/comfy/perfect etc 


I've got them in black
I've got them in blue! I might even get them in red! 

So, that's me already behind now in my quest to get some housework done before work. I will come by your blogs soon. I promise I have not abandoned you! 21st July is on its way. It can't come soon enough! Just so much to do between now n then. And I don't even have to write reports anymore. I think that would have broken me, if I'd have had to do that. I'm mentally drained and operating at about 'entering Y2' standard. 

Lots of love from 

Rachel *BBBW* Radiostar xxx 



17 comments:

  1. Your boarder is looking lovely and your new sandles are gorgeous.
    Carolx

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    1. I'm guilty of looking down at my own feet and oohing and ahhhing! I'm going to go faff in the garden a bit more later after tea. Just half an hour before bed.

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  2. Well done on the BBBW (I'm aching so much today after the chiro it's an effort to even lift my arm to drink my coffee!). The border looks lovely....purple is my fave colour too.

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  3. So lovely to see a post from you this morning Rachel. I do miss you when you don't get to post for a while but I know you're busy.
    Roll on the summer holidays-x-

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  4. The garden is looking glorious. I'm warming to purple now (it's Lily's favourite colour after all). Do please post a photograph when you've added the lanterns and fairy lights. I think I'm a grown up just for cutting the grass. I know nothing of drying bulbs. I'm glad you had a lovely time with Miss 22, shame about the rain. Hoping you catch a break soon. X

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  5. I am cruel I put wooden BBQ pointed at one end sticks in my garden, stops the cats, so sad when a good pair of sandals die, I'm terrible for buying a second pair in a different colour.

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  6. The imprint of your feet is reminiscent of fossilised dinosaur footprints. I do like your garden wall, by the way.

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  7. Please share the bingo wings exercises - i need something to get rid of mine!
    Not too long until end of term - hang on in there

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  8. I don't think I have ever seen such slim feet! x

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    1. Lol they are size four little fat feet I have - just clever sandalry!!!

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  9. Your garden looks really great! Fabulous haul of plants. Love the new shoes, shame about the old ones. Must get my sandals out....

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    1. I'm actually bereft at the loss of the flip flops!!

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  10. Lovely new shoes. I approve of those. And lovely garden too xx

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    1. Aww CT you'll be so proud of me, I've got a bumble bee nest and I'm so proud of it! Green finches are stopping by too now. I just need a chaffinch and I'll be happy!

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  11. Having worked in a school when people say children are on holiday too long I always think, yes but it's not about the children really, its the grown ups looking after your children for 30+ hours a week that need the break.

    Your garden looks lovely and all those flowers for £20 were a definite bargain. Love the sandals, I've taken the pair I bought last week back, the ankle strap was too floppy and changed them for a brown pair of the ones I bought for the casino so I've got two pairs the same now and I'm thinking of getting the black ones as well!

    Hope the next 2 days fly by for you. Weekend will be here soon. xx

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    1. Go get the sandals! My photo doesn't do mine justice! Look up 'Boulevard Ladies Sandals', they've loads of gorgeous ones! I'm wearing the blue ones today. Can't wait for the weekend because it's my birthday!

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  12. hurrah to the buying of multiple footwear, you are my kind of people!

    Not long to go now before school's out for summer. Well deserved all round I say. Kids and teachers. They all need the break.
    x

    p.s lovely plants

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