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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Feeling proud, feeling sad

England lost to Croatia last night and if im honest we deserved to lose. Croatia were the superior side who continually attacked, continually took chances and strikes at the goal. Nevertheless, our boys did us proud. They are a young side whom I'm sure will take this fantastic experience in Russia and build on it ready for the next time.  I look forward to it๐Ÿ˜

Feeling sad, that bloggers like Mean Queen and Sooze have had a rotten time in blogland recently. Why do people hide behind their phone/computer/tablet screens making evil unnecessary comments. It says more about them then the people they wish to hurt.  I have had a couple of emails in the past so I understand completely. I was bullied at school for 2 days, yes 2 days! Because after 2 days I hit the bully so hard she never came near me again.

I'm not advocating violence, but that's how I dealt with it. I couldn't live with the threat of a beating hanging over me so I lashed out first. The saying goes' the best form of defence is attack'. I like to deal with problems rather than let them fester and get out of control.  The problem with cyber bullying/trolling is you don't see the people behind it. Delete, delete and delete again.

Still praying for rain.  I joked with hubby yesterday,  ' what's the betting the weather changes once the children break up from school'.   Its happened the last 2 years now!  The tail end of hurricane Chris hits the UK next week  just as the children finish school!

Two runners and a large basket of dwarf beans.  I did pick a couple of beetroots too which were lovely.   I'll lift the onions at the weekend, I don't think theyre going to get much bigger.  The potato yield is down too, thanks to the lack of rain.  More garden produce photos soon. Tx 

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  1. It's trying to rain here in South Glos this morning just a light sprinkle so far. Hope it pours for a few hours to cool it down. Xx

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    1. My friend in Newcastle said they've had rain a few times and sea fret too. Apparently it's a cool mist that rolls in of the sea. It sounds like you are wishing for rain like me Sally. Tx

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  2. Oh, wow. My runners are a lot smaller but maybe by the end of next week . . .
    And yes - rain will come at the end of the school year, just as the holidays start - it so often does.
    I feel for bloggers who are targeted by mean, nasty people with some sort of chip on their shoulder. They shouldn't take their own problems out on someone else though. As you say, that is bullying and it is nasty. xx

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  3. We have rain! For the first time in what seems like forever. Well over a month at least, and sadly it doesn't look like it's going to last. I hope we won't be in for a damp six week break.
    It's sad to see so many bloggers on the receiving end of some unpleasantness. X

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    1. I hope the holidays arent a washout. I keep putting my order in for overnight rain when it can do the most good but nothing happens.

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  4. The rain paid us a visit this afternoon,and very lovely it was. My beans turned their toes up this year. The courgettes are producing like mad though.

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    1. My courgettes have just really started producing. Toms turning red quickly now. Peppers forming. It would have been so much better with some rain though. Still nothing and no rain forecast for next 7 days!

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  5. Still awaiting rain here, it's so muggy. I detest bullying and bullies but I'm glad that Meanqueen is still posting, albeit, in a different format and not giving up. We have been eating French beans most evenings this week. It's amazing how many different recipes you can come up with!

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    1. I love beans and they are so versitile. Overall yields are down due to lack of rain but it all helps with the budget.

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  6. I think we’re all getting desperate for rain, isn’t it typical that it’s due for the holidays! Don’t like any form of bullying xx

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    1. Desperate is the word. Overnight fine drizzle would be a great start so it disks into the ground and does the most good.

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  7. We had a shower here in Yorkshire today - it has made everything a bit more refreshed.
    I think as Wordpress blogger we are much more protected from these kind of comments but sorry to hear of the bloggers that are being bullied.

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    1. Its said that people feel the need to make these comments. You can choose not to subscribe to that blogger if you don't like what they say rather than leave nasty comments. Its bullying full stop.

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  8. It happens every time! St Swithins day in July is known to be the turning point of summer weather good or bad. I must say my garden would appreciate a shower of rain soon. I’m sad to hear of bloggers having to put up with people who don’t appreciate their blogs. Nasty comments come from nasty people.t. What is the point of that? I only read and follow the blogs I like. Life is too short for negativity. The only thing we take to our grave is our integrity.

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  9. You will be envious to hear that we had a good couple of hours of heavy rain here in the Dales over lunchtime. The gardens are so grateful and no pot watering tomorrow makes me grateful too.

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    1. Oh how I wish for rain. The forecast said heavy thunderstorms Tuesday but now it's changed. Rain Friday Saturday just as the children break up!

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  10. For awhile it seemed like it rained every night here. Now, when we are well above 30C, does it rain... No.

    Hope it rains before the children get out for their holiday.

    God bless.

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    1. Rain due just as they break up which makes me sad.

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  11. At 8pm this evening I looked out of the window to see that my courgettes in gro bags (which I had not watered after yesterday;s down pour) were drooping badly. Rushed out, apologised and watered them - I think they have forgiven me!

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    1. Oh bless you, you can't have droopy courgettes. We need a lot of rain, the ground is so dry, its just evaporating.

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  12. had a fleeting downpour then it disappeared, yes I am expecting rain as we are still tied to taking holidays in school breaks !

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