I was on my way home from Colchester via the A14, and the overhead warning said that the A14 was closed between Junction 37 and 39. When i got near Junction 40 I could see the tailback not far fron the sliproad entry of J40, so i just went of at J40 and followed the trafic until it went onto the A11, ten i pulled in on a parking and checked on my mobile Google Maps, and found a nearly straight link to J37.
A friend of mine said that I should contact the council and get them out. I looked at the council’s website and couldn’t find it, but when I Googled “MK Council Pest Control” it gave me a link to the “Pest Control” page.
Milton Keynes residents are offered a comprehensive pest control service via our approved vendor SDK Environmental Ltd. To access the service please contact our contractor DialAPest which is part of SDK Environmental and advise them that you are a resident of Milton Keynes. A discounted rate is available for customers in receipt of certain qualifying benefits.
The site specifies the whole price you’ll have to pay, and that’s it. The man came this morning, he was in my house for 5-10 minutes, filled in a worksheet, that I signed, and he got on with it. The only restriction I have is that I am not permitted in my loft for 24 hours. All done for a mere £58.
This was to make sure we had a proper entry into 2022
1 Bottle of Bollinger
1 Sarnie – Ryvita, Butter, Smoked Trout, Green salad, Cooked Prawns
1 Ryvita bisques, Castello creamy Blue Brie, Butter & Ryvita
Happy New 2022 Year, may it be better than 2021
If you see me in your yard/garden,
please put out some food (cat croquettes…)
and some water (rain when possible).
Don’t give me milk, I’ll drink it but I’ll feel bad.
Don’t put insecticides out, PLEASE!
I’m harmless and an opportunity for your garden
because I feed on bugs that attack vegetables.
My species is dying!
Help me stay alive!
I have always been sceptic about purchasing fresh vegetables from the internet. How fresh is it and will it last?
During this lockdown periods I have started to do more and more online shopping. But I was still reluctant to purchase fresh vegetables that I had not inspected and selected.
OK, so the weather became rather cold and when I went on Saturday afternoon the que by my favourite veg-stall on the market was just diotically long and not everyone had a facemask on, I think it would have taken 30-60 minutes to get to the till. No way was I going to stand there for that long. So, I gave up on that idea, and shopped at Sainsbury’s but only the most essential on my shopping list.
Some friends of mine had told me that my favourite market stall did home deliveries free to some areas of MK, so I wanted to give them a go, and here is the result of my first online fruit and vegetables shopping.
Thank you, MK Online Greengrocers
I forgot to ask the morning carer to carry the laundry basket downstairs, so I used a belt between the two handles and made an oversized shoulder bag. (LOL)
The rest was easy.
The lunchtime carer also came too early, by a quarter of an hour, but this time I just dragged the basket along the floor to the tumbler dryer.
I am already starting on some basic exercises to strengthening the bruised muscles. Sleeping is a little bit problematic, as I can’t sleep on my back very well, so I have to wedge my left hand to prevent the shoulder to fall forward. I think I have now managed to find the ideal (for me) solution.
I have carers to help me change my cloth morning and evening and to have a wash. They are lovely people, the first carer was a man, and stripping to “full Monty” took some “brain blanketing”. I survived but I can’t say I loved it. Actually it doesn’t matter what sex the carers are, I still don’t like the “full Monty” strip and wash; but when one doesn’t have two hands one is grateful.
My Tumbler dryer gave up the ghost yesterday – the heating element went – to replace that would have cost £60 plus labour (most properly another £60)
but you can’t find a technician currently, because of the Covid lockdown.
My cleaning lady helped me putting it out at the front of my house, I gave it a “Raincoat” and stuck a note inside telling what was wrong with it. By noon today it had already evaporated. Ghosts are like that, one minute they are there and the next they are gone.
Also yesterday I found a new one in Currys and it only cost £140 and it was delivered just after 12 noon today.
I always thought this was called a gargoyle but recently I found out that it’s a grotesque, even though it’s not living up to its ridiculous name.
The difference is:
- Grotesque is the architectural term for statues found on the side of buildings for ornamental purposes.
- Gargoyles are a particular type of grotesque with a handy feature: spouts that carry rainwater away from the building.
As you can see, I do not have a Fig-Jungle anymore.
I decided to take the fig-tree down, as the stem was nearly 10cm in diameter.
I got a tree surgent to remove it and kill the roots.
Just look the space on the patio. And the light in my Livingroom, wow.
That’s not all I got rid of my leaking Fishpond and replaced it with a new ready moulded pond. That’s fine except, my ponds are suffering of blanket weed and I do not seem to be able to remove it. I have to, once a month, use a rake to fish out the weed. I then add some special weed killer, but it’s not very successful. I think once the leaves of the waterlily has wilted we (my gardener) will replant/repot the waterlilies. Maybe that will work! Here is a picture of the two ponds.
For those in the know,
notice, the missing camper (in the background).