Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Tuesday Musings.


Good Afternoon, first of all I would like to apologise if I have not commented on your journal lately but we have been have terrible AOL problems, this always seems to happen during the school holidays both our PC’s were affected the desk top worst of all it kept falling off the net every two or three minutes my laptop was not so bad but I was having great difficulty retrieving emails, it go so bad as the weekend we decided to reinstall AOL broadband from scratch. Unfortunately this entails bringing the desktop and all the paraphernalia that goes with it, then once we got it set up we had it all to take back upstairs to the study all very tiring. Glad to say now all is well and we are back on line touch wood.

We have started to make preparations for our holidays, we go away a week on Saturday. We are going to our usual cottage in Norfolk and will have two weeks birding, that is if we can get enough petrol to get us over the border into England. You may have heard on the news that Grangemouth Petro-chemical plant which supplies all of Scotland with fuel is being closed down as I write because of an impending strike by employees for two days at the end of this week. Hopefully it will be resolved quickly as if the plant closes completely they say it will take 1 month to get it up and running again, this is for safety reasons.

Spring is very long in coming this year after our glorious spring last year. We have had this easterly wind blowing this last week and it has been perishing cold. The forecast for the rest of the week says it is going to warm up a bit here’s hoping. We have had lovely sunshine but it is just so cold. Don’t know what has been wrong in our garden but my tulips have failed big time this year the only ones to flower are the new ones (Water Lily) I put in and showed you pictures of as week or two back. Has anybody else had this problem with tulips that have been in for two springs?

With being kept out of the garden I have been reading a lot sitting in a nice sunny spot in my kitchen as my lounge is north facing the kitchen is the place to be just now. I think that’s about it for just now hoping you are all well. There is as new entry in my book journal if you want to see what I have been reading. Till next time. Love



sdrogerson said...

Not even seen tulips yet our daffies are out that's it!

jeadie05 said...

How nice to have your holiday so close and to look forward to ,Guido told us about the petrol situation in Scotland hope you manage till you get over the border ..love Jan xx

cayasm said...

So annoying when you have to set up AOL again they mucking about with the connection settings grrrrr.

Anyway a nice Holiday to look forward to you'll be in my neck of the woods in a roundabout way lol, hope you got your tank full just in case of the fuel strike.

The weather here lovely still a bit chilly but very sunny, so I'll go out for a walk later.

Take care


astoriasand said...

My neighbour Betty has some lovely tulips out Joan but they are in clay pots.I have never been a big bulb planter all the years I have gardened,but I do know though that tulips should be lifted and re-planted Joan.Otherwise if the earth gets too cold for them they do not flourish the following year as good.Best to try plant them in the warmest spot in the garden if you are leaving them in all year round.Not in the shade at all.They like to be warm underneath in the resting period.I hope that helps a little.From Mrs Motherhen The Gardener LOL!! Haaaaaa!! Yes thers been a biting freezing wind here too.Its' a problem when the petrol is hard to get.I did read somewhere last week some are going on strike too and there will be shortages.I hope you go ok! on that subject.I hope you have a wonderful break in Norfolk.It would be nice to meet Ally if you are going anywhere near her part of the woods.....My kitchen too is a lovely sunny one.AOHELL don't mention them Joan are a real pain of late.The less said the better from me on them Gremlins .LOL!!Praying the weather is fabulous for your holiday.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

ally123130585918 said...

Joan we went to Sheringham today and it was a lovely day ~ hope it keeps like that for your holiday ~ aol has been a bit of a pain over the last few days ~ glad you got your computers sorted out ~ we havn't had many of our tulips bloom this year at all think it has been to cold ~ Ally x

jmoqueen said...

I hope the weather will stay nice for your trip next week but i heard this morning on gmtv that it's gonna get colder again next week ~ what is up with this weather!!  AOL is such a pain!!!  Glad your both okay xx



adlessor said...

I hope you have a wonderfull time on your holiday, and that you have enough
petrol to get back home.               Dawn

mariealicejoan said...

They say the weather is supposed to bring us bang into summer next week Joan, so you should have some good sunshine and warmer temps on your holiday in Norfolk!  I hope you have a wonderful time!!  I love your little Gremlin!  I have had my fair share of them, let me tell you!  Glad you were able to get yours sorted though!

jlocorriere05 said...

I don't have a garden but I've seen hundreds of tulips in bloom around Brighton. I've had trouble with AOL this week, they ate my address book and My Favourites! I hope the weather will be nice for you in Norfolk, I remember it was good last year, have a wonderful time! Jeannette xx