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I will too but next time I won't grow as many and the ones I do grow I'll put at the back of the border with large supports at the ready!
I gave a lot of them away but no-one else has had them growing so tall, neither have the ones I put in my front garden. They must like the soil and sunshine at the back.  :)

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My asters are still in full flower and the supposedly dwarf rudbeckia that are as tall as me as still flowering their heads off, leaning all over the lawn now.
Doddsie, your greenhouse hut sounds idyllic for a cuppa and get away from it all.

Hope the little one is feeling a bit better Caroline, fingers crossed for the family visit.


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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Summary - Week ending 31st October
« on: Monday 25 October 21 17:21 BST (UK)  »
Haa, I was busy writing that it wouldn't bother me!  ;D ;D I'm sure Roobarb will be prepared to adapt.  ;D

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The Stay Safe Board / Diary > Summary - Week ending 31st October
« on: Monday 25 October 21 16:21 BST (UK)  »
Just realised we're in another week, taking us to the end of October.

Despite the high number of Covid cases the Health Secretary thinks we'll have a normal Christmas. Let's hope he's right.


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Cornwall / Re: Christian Names
« on: Sunday 24 October 21 20:32 BST (UK)  »

So, although they correspond to some degree to Roobard's convention it's far from perfect. Incidentally, Athelstan was my great uncle, not my grandfather.


It's not actually my convention and I don't think it was ever prescriptive. My Devon ancestors followed it to some extent but not rigidly and I think that was probably true for a lot of families. The original question related to naming children after the grandparents and I guess that was quite common, whereas the further it went on in the family may have meant that they ran out of steam.  As it were.  :)

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary week ending 24th October
« on: Sunday 24 October 21 11:31 BST (UK)  »
My Tesco delivery driver phoned to ask if she could come early, I was happy with that even though it was almost an hour before my delivery slot! As a result of the chaos caused by the website being down she has very few deliveries today and they've told her she can have the afternoon off.  All of the pickers have been sent home too as they have nothing to do. What mayhem!

Viktoria, it's a good drying day today for you to be flaunting your smalls on the washing line.  ;D

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary week ending 24th October
« on: Saturday 23 October 21 22:25 BST (UK)  »
What a shame about your grandson testing positive Caroline, Covid has scuppered so many plans. Hope he's not suffering too much and you can see him before too long. My booster isn't due for another month yet but I'll definitely be making an appointment as soon as I'm invited.

Re the bazaar thing, I'm like Caroline in that it makes me think of the souks. Fayre is much more evocative of Charles Dickens type Christmases with rosy cheeked children and mulled wine!
I seem to remember my grandmother referring to the bazaar when I was a child, I think she was talking about Woolworths. Or maybe M&S - was that the original penny bazaar.
Anyway, a rose by any other name ......  🌹  :)

I see that the Tesco website is down and has been for some hours. My order is due tomorrow so thank goodness I made the major changes yesterday. Was going to do some tweaks but it doesn't matter if I don't get chance. Unlike some of the people who are panicking online, one asking if they will get the bunch of bananas delivered tomorrow, the sole item in their order.  ;D ;D

Added: Pleased to hear you had a good time Annette. Another lovely pic of the twins but as an arachnophobic I had to quickly look away.  :o


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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary week ending 24th October
« on: Friday 22 October 21 22:12 BST (UK)  »
Last night I had my first night out at the pub since February 2020.  And I could even taste the wine.   :) I was being careful not to overdo it but my body seemed to think otherwise, I had a thumping headache this morning. I guess it's because I'm such a cheap date these days. I really enjoyed the night though, felt like being back in the real world. It's just lucky that there was no art class today.  :D

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Technical Help / Re: Adding quotes/references
« on: Wednesday 20 October 21 22:49 BST (UK)  »
If you look to the top right of someone's post, there is an option "quote". If you click on that, it quotes their post in your reply.

Alternatively, if you start your reply and scroll down to where it shows previous posts (such as yours, in this case) the top right of your post shows "insert quote".

I often use the first way you mention but after all these years of using Rootschat I must admit I wasn't aware of the second one! So it's a thanks from me too Ayashi.  :)

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