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Madeleine

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  1. Madeleine

    Have a Rant!

    That's the point, I haven't opted in! And how the heck a surgery in Bristol got my number....although that seems to have stopped now.
  2. Madeleine

    Have a Rant!

    It seems that the NHS has somehow got hold of my mobile number - first of all, a few years ago I got occasional texts confirming my appointment at my doctor's surgery......in Bristol, but I live in London and apart from a couple of very brief visits have never been to Bristol. Now I've started getting texts from Barts Health Trust, which at least is almost the correct area, and yesterday got one asking for my feedback on my outpatients' appointment, which of course I didn't have (haven't been to the doctor since last October). I hope this ridiculous text service doesn't cost them anything, and if it does, then it's worrying that they can't get the right contact number, I hope no one missed an appointment because they didn't get the text reminder!
  3. Congrats Binker! She sounds very sensible, I agree weddings have become yet another industry, but she's showing it can still be done on a smaller, much more personal scale.
  4. There's also a TV movie of Plainsong, which pops up in the UK from time to time!
  5. Madeleine

    Have a Rant!

    Looks like they're still on, still haven't received our polling cards though.
  6. The Vanishing Box - Elly Griffiths
  7. I don't think that's to do with memory loss either, as Meg says, it's an automatic action to something you've got used to doing for a long time.
  8. I love the Poldark books - I've got 2 more to go! they're real comfort reads aren't they?
  9. Good luck with the lavender seeds! Went to a the lovely gardens at Wisley yesterday, rain held off most of the time and it was very enjoyable.
  10. I like the Brodie books, but tried one of her others - Emotionally Weird - and it was awful, I would have dumped it but it was a book group read. I think she's a Marmite author,
  11. Madeleine

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    I've just received an Autumn/winter catalogue from a well known casual clothing company, feel like sending it back and telling them to send it again in 6 months' time!
  12. The Box of Delights - John Masefield
  13. Madeleine

    Have a Rant!

    I agree, sometimes you do have to buy things when you see them. I would love a greenhouse but don't have the space for a decent sized one.
  14. Madeleine

    Have a Rant!

    Same here weather wise, I planted out a some wildflower seeds at the weekend and one cosmos which is in a tub and planted quite deep so it should be protected, however I haven't done anything else yet as they said it would get chillier, ie more normal temps after the mini heatwave and I didn't want to risk them just yet. I wouldn't plant toms until much later and I normally get a couple of small, fairly well-established plants, as I rarely have much luck with seeds, apart from cornflowers and sunflowers, anything else is always pretty much a disaster! Hope yours survive Meg!
  15. Madeleine

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    Saturday was hot, yesterday and today much breezier. I've planted up some seeds as well, mainly cornflowers and various wildflowers.
  16. Had a flat tyre on Thursday night which meant I only had the spare tyre on the car for Friday and couldn't travel very far, finally managed to get a new tyre on Saturday, went to a friend's for dinner on Saturday night which was nice despite the lights fusing just as she served the first course! Yesterday went to a country fair and saw some gorgeous baby goats, turned down the offer to bottle feed them, wish I had done it now but it was fun watching everyone else do it, it was a free for all! Not sure about today, looking like it might rain.
  17. Madeleine

    Have a Rant!

    We're having lovely weather this Easter weekend, last year was a washout! wonder how long it will last though?
  18. Madeleine

    Have a Rant!

    Good luck with the plants, we have a couple of azaleas in pots which seem to come through Ok each year. Planted quite a few wildflower seeds today, don't usually have much luck with seeds so we'll see.
  19. I read somewhere that the organ had been saved, conflicting reports! Will be a massive project to put it mildly.
  20. Yes it's awful, one of my favourite buildings. And the architecture is so stunning, unlike the monstrous Pompidou Centre, which is hideous. Hopefully it will be restored, they managed to restore la Fenice in Venice and York Minster after fires, so fingers crossed they can do it for Notre Dame.
  21. Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier
  22. OK will take a look, thanks for the hint.
  23. The next book is good too, different story and setting, but still with Falk as the main investigator - "Force of Nature".
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