Saturday 23 May 2020

Weekend Mysteries indeed - attempt 2

Well well well, who knows what type of gremlins got into my post this morning. I'm going to copy and paste it over and fingers' crossed it works....

Mystery 1 - solved.
Yesterday I posted a photo of a flowering bush I've had in the garden for years - but I've not had flowers on it for a couple years...after some kind commenters identified the plant for me - a quick internet search revealed.....
( and it is here that I wonder where it all went wrong when I pasted in the internet quote.) 

Do you cut back weigela?

It is best to prune weigela shrubs in the late spring after they have finished blooming. Trimming weigela bushes right after they bloom will keep you from inadvertently pruning off next year's flowers. This is because weigela bloom on wood that it is a year old. The wood that grows this year will bloom next year."

I've probably hacked it back pruned it at the wrong time of year.   Also I am well aware, that a couple of posts ago I declared myself to be a none gardening fan - and yet here I am waffling on and showing off the flowers and plants in my garden! 

Mystery 2 - unsolved.

I woke up this morning with my mouth tasting of yak. So off I popped to clean my teeth ( been in Blogland since waiting for the minty goodness to subside before my morning coffee!) and whilst cleaning my teeth, despite me cleaning the bathroom and all the windowsill gubbins regularul;y, I only just noticed today that there are 7 toothbrushes in total. There are only 3 of us living here. I have one pink one on the go - so I remember the pink for girls one is for me! Sooooooo who do the other ones belong to?? I must ask the menfolk to do a stock check. Then I will snaffle the discards for the grouting!

Mystery 3 - yet to happen. 
Tonight, at 8.30 - there will be a murder. My friends are hosting a virtual Murder mystery evening in order to support Macmillan Cancer Support via zoom! I've never done one of these before so I am looking forwards to it. My character is Beryl Belter. I do have some long black gloves somewhere. I shall fashion a headband and I have a feather boa. The HG will wear his peaky blinders hat and waistcoat and we will have alcohol and nibbles! We always have good fun. 
I will report back to share if I am either a murderer or a murderee! I have 3 pages of storyline to read first but then NO FURTHER until 8.30pm tonight! It will be fun.

Mystery 4 - Where has all the flour gone?

Why the flippingty heck is flour and packaging production not back to full swing ( Social distancing etc allowed ) yet or at least solved out to rationing purposes? Toilet roll shortages didn't bother me - but my teeth are starting to get itchy now dues to the LACK OF FLOUR for me to buy off the shelf without too much hard work!

Mystery 5 -   As yet undecided

What shall I do today? The craft room is calling me. What should I make for tea? Think it's going yo be beefburgers as my butcher delivered today. His name is John and he is just about as Northern as one can be!

So, It is now just gone 5pm and I am amending this post so I can tell you exactly what I have done today. Sweet Fanny Adams really. Pegged out in the hurricane with a comedy amount of pegs on each item. The HG is walking the dog who has also been lazing the day away. Perhaps it was much needed! I tell you what though, her poo has been rock hard and WHITE a la 70s today! No mystery there though... Nextdoor's Mum gave us some beef rib bones from the butchers for the doggies. Bluebell scoffed one last night. It is good for their innards and their teeth and for naturally expressing their anal glands. I shall make her some cakes to say thank you oince I get some flour. I did nip up to the spar and they had bags and bags of posh 00 pasta flour!! The 00 just means extra fine so would have done has I really wanted som ethat much. I will confess to buying ( GASP ) a bag of ready made crumble mix as the rhubarb is finally pickable.

Right I really really must read this script and get sorted out for later! Hoping this post posts properly and not criss crossed. If it doies then I guess I am cursed! I could do with everyone's bloggy love and prayers sending via the internet, via me to one of my beautiful best friend's daughter in law who is currently 1cm dilated with her first very much longed for IVF baby. She's a few weeks early but hoping all goes as well as it can and all are safe and well.
Lots of love from, 
Rachel *Sherlock* Radiostar xxx


  1. I am so excited for you that you are attending a murder mystery night. With your mystery stage name you sound like you could be the villain, but who knows. Have fun, and I prayed that the birth will be easy and the baby healthy.

  2. Everything is now fine :)

    Hope things move along swiftly, safely and result in a delightful and healthy wee one for your bestie's dil x

  3. Ah that's better. I visited earlier and wondered if I'd made the cocktails too strong as the text was all over the place! The murder mystery sounds really good fun. It makes me feel all warm inside when I read about how people are still finding ways to socialise while in LD. In fact, I bet there's been a good deal more of it going on since all this started.

    Praying that the baby doesn't take too long to arrive and both baby and mummy stay safe and sound. xx

  4. It arrived! A very exciting post!
    Weigelas can grow pretty tall so I think it's sensible to cut it back and great that you now know where you have been going 'wrong'.
    Hoping for good news about the baby soon. It warms my heart to think how loved this baby already is and will be.
    The murder mystery sounds brilliant. Have a fabulous time.
    Toothbrushes reproduce when you're not looking. Mystery solved!! ;-)


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