Greetings all from the Fereday Haunted House - we're getting ready from Halloween..... as an American, I'm ever so pleased to have brought a wonderful tradition to our local neighbourhood... competing to have the best Halloween house... no contest, really - the title is ours.... we've got fake spider webbing, really BIG furry spiders crawling up the wall - and because lighting is fundamental to establishing the mood - we have blue bulbs in the hall chandelier, a red bulb in the hall table lamp,… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on October 30, 2009 at 19:30 —
HI all, does anyone know anything about ride on lawnmowers? I’m thinking of buying a ride on lawnmower, there’s one i got offered but the bloke said that it needs a replacement rear axle, is this a big problem, or can it be sorted? Any info would be great… Continue
Added by robert lewis on October 25, 2009 at 19:30 —
Everything is brown now, leaves are falling everywhere and the rake is a permanent fixture in the toolkit.
Take the chance to keep some in a compost heap as it will do wonders for your soil when mixed in next year.
Spent a few hours leafleting today too, it's amazing how friendly people are if you get chatting, offering you advice and luck in the business. Old chaps that do gardening themselves especially.
Added by Dan Frazer Gardening on October 22, 2009 at 19:00 —
It's been a good weekend. The weather has turned sufficiently cold to warrant camouflage clothing - gloves, scarves, jumpers, and shoes which don't require a wanton display of toe clevage or luridly painted toenails - perfect bliss....from here on in, it's roast chickens, hot soup, and happy days.
Still, the impending move to the South plays on my mind. Fereday, bless him, is bearing up, but I know it's tough. He's leaving behind a successful little business for the great unknown.… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on October 18, 2009 at 22:30 —
OK. Before you start reading, if you have nothing better to do, please be aware that yours truly has never blogged, has never wanted to blog and has no knowledge of blog etiquette. But for some reason I have felt the need to put finger to keyboard, letters to screen and thoughts to eternity. Disclaimer: This rambles by the way.
Well, we started Jan's Gardening as I was unemployed and we were nearly skint as two years redundancy pay does not go on forever. Best thing we ever did! Wish… Continue
Added by Paul Rogers on October 18, 2009 at 1:08 —
Yawn - it's been another busy week in the life of the commuting tortoise (AKA me with backpack carapace nicknamed Mildred traversing the west coast line)... Tuesday night saw me somewhere south of Birmingham eating my evening meal in a bunker with work colleagues before hastening off into the night to hit London's Marylebone train station just before Wednesday morning.... having never been into Marylebone before, I found it a truly pleasant surprise. Everything was still open - and there is the… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on October 17, 2009 at 0:00 —
Ultrascape, a renowned brand of the Instarmac Group plc, has scored top marks at Westminster Kingsway College following the completion of a 150m² area of hard landscaping
Ultrascape have been formulating and manufacturing a specialist range of concretes
that meet and exceed the ever-increasing demands of pavement
and carriageway construction using concrete
and natural stone
setts and flagstones, based on their… Continue
Added by Instarmac Group on October 16, 2009 at 15:30 —
Let’s face it, one of the most difficult and yet important, issue is how much to charge for you service.
Without meaning to sound rude, I don’t want to know or care if you are £7 per hour or £250 per day labour rate – It is doesn’t really matter. It is more important for each of us to have our own pricing strategy. In fact I am a big fan of fixed price work rather than hourly rate but that is going off topic!!
Whilst I am certainly not an expert on this subject and there… Continue
Added by Graeme @ BGS on October 13, 2009 at 15:30 —
...a rapid set concrete
that combines strength and durability, significantly reducing the likelihood of damage due to movement, for the fixing of fence posts
Ultracrete is the sister brand of Ultrascape, and for over 30 years, it has been developing, manufacturing and distributing a large range of highway maintenance
, and pothole repair
products - the original home of Ultrascape's mortar paving… Continue
Added by Instarmac Group on October 13, 2009 at 15:18 —
here is a link to a business-link free seminar i attended last week (photo of me page),
but you can look at the 'homepage' i think from this.
its for staffordshire/shropshire but there may be a local similar thing business-link are doing in your area.
it was an informative day and good to meet people in the same sector.
i hope… Continue
Added by Gardens4u.co.uk on October 11, 2009 at 11:00 —
Further to an earlier blog and the subsequent comments by John Honeyman. Continue
This blog is to highlight a compromise in the dealing with contaminated soils, which is already well established across the EU and US and has been approved for several schemes in the UK. It is a simple but very cost effective method of dealing with soils, which would normally have to be removed…
Added by Sustainable Land Management on October 10, 2009 at 16:30 —
Fereday got a new toy delivered on Saturday morning.... a BlackBerry Bold. This is his second BlackBerry, so you might think the whole BlackBerry ownership thing would be a bit old hat by now, but you'd be wrong. My sister calls them 'CrackBerries' because they're so addictive. And I think I can follow the argument that there will eventually evolve a race of pointy-thumbed, squinty people which has its genetic source in the current group of BlackBerry owners.
Anyway, it was a very… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on October 10, 2009 at 9:30 —
Prepare for next year with Ultrascape's JOINT FIX.
Joint fix is a resin-based liquid used to bond and waterproof the unbound sand joints of flexibly constructed pavements in order to protect the sand base and prevent loss of jointing sand through aggressive cleaning. Joint fix also protects rigid and flexible pavement surfaces from staining.
It can be applied to esiting or new paving schemes to reduce the ongoing maintenance costs associated with flexibel… Continue
Added by Instarmac Group on October 9, 2009 at 16:22 —
Just back from London - spent two hours in a room with a bunch of blokes discussing regulation at one of the trade associations.... well, we're all consenting adults and no one gets hurt....
It was only a day trip today, so Mildred the capacious back pack was left home alone... but I am back in time to brainlessly fester in the lounge in front of evening telly...
I've brought Fereday back a copy of the London Evening Standard and he is now flicking through the job adverts… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on October 8, 2009 at 20:30 —
Woke up this morning with a nasty cold rumbling inside me...the head hurts, throat hurts, body is weak and tired.
Luckily (in some ways) my first job today is an estimate up in sunny Denny. Really hope this incessant rain stops!
Added by Dan Frazer Gardening on October 6, 2009 at 8:07 —
The Forestry Commission
have a service available to all in helping to determine the correct species and more suitable areas in which to plant woodland, through their grants section and with advice taken from the FC bulletin 112.
. However in areas like Cornwall, the rapid change in conditions; geology / climate and soils… Continue
Added by Cornish Apple Trees on October 5, 2009 at 15:00 —
This all encompassing title is perhaps a shade too grand for what I am to write, which may be added to in terms of the way the UK, (which has now ratified the ELC), make headway within its guidelines. Continue
The Treaty in Full -…
Added by Sustainable Land Management on October 4, 2009 at 22:30 —
It's Sunday - I'm on Day 2 of the horrible head cold. Fereday has had a couple of days start on me, and was feeling slightly better so has headed off over to Leeds to run things to the tip for the Sainted Sandra, my longstanding mentor and virtual foster parent who is deserting me for a retirement penthouse in Antipodean climes. Personally, I don't warm to the idea of Australia - to me it's the place where the spiders are so big, that the snakes have been scared into extinction.... but I've… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on October 4, 2009 at 14:01 —
Yahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! such a briliant day.
I flow to israel the night before and already saw most of my family and some of my friends that came to visit me at sea.
The sea was just amazing- clear pastel blue so you can see all the fish inside- spend most of the day in the
water and had a great meal and a pint in the resturant there.
Just passed exam for the fire services 10 days ago after long time of being assest-yahhhhh.
For me Glee was the fist… Continue
Added by Ofer El-hashahar on October 3, 2009 at 22:30 —
Ah Autumn.... my favourite time of year... leaves turning and falling.... the smell of woodsmoke carried on crisp breezes....white sunlight.... bliss.....
It's a season of all things changing....
To that end, I have become a commuting tortoise, indigenous to the north eastern intercity train line and the London underground. Once a week, I pack up equal measures of sartorial and technology stuffs (socks, laptop, knickers, phone charger, trainers, GPRS card, etc.) into my… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on October 3, 2009 at 10:43 —