Friday, 22 November 2013

The Colour Red



The last time we went food shopping, O/H put this poinsettia in my shopping trolley just for me. I love it. The bright red leaves come out a bit more every day. Red is my favourite colour.

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  1. A cheerful sign of the season.

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    1. .... and doesn't break the bank. So many Christmassy things are so expensive

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    1. Especially this time of the year.

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    1. Hello Bonnie. Thank you for your comment. Yes I like them too especially when the weather outside is so cold, grey and damp. This one seems to be getting better and better.

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  4. What a lovely colour that is Molly - when I came to new Zealand I was surprised to find that poinsettias grow as shrubs outside here.

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    1. With the right conditions they will last until another year. They need 12 hours of darkness from October onwards (here) to produce the bright red leaves apparently. Do they produce those bright leaves when grown outside?

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  5. I love the Poinsettia from the end of November till January 2nd. Then their time is up. That red color is the best, Molly, and almost puts me in the Christmas mood.

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    1. I prefer the red ones to the pink too

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  6. I'm not terribly keen on Poinsettias, but your new header photo is totally GLORIOUS.

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    1. It's a photo of 'The Goblin Lane,' We went for a walk up there a few days ago. O/H is diabetic and in trouble with his blood sugar so we try to go on these walks when we can

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  7. I love your new header photo. X Annie

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    1. Hello Annie, thank you. It's a walkway quite close to where we live. You go up the single track tarmac road, head right and then come to this beautiful lane along by the stream. It brings you out on to another single track road which leads back home so you actually walk around in a circle.

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  8. This is very beautiful. How nice of O/'H :)

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    1. Thank you. I thought it was nice of him too.

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  9. Gorgeous, Molly. I really need that splash of vivid colour on this cold, grey afternoon.

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    1. Yes, It brightens my day up quite a lot.

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  10. It's gorgeous, I think I'll get one to plant in my garden, I don't think there is one anywhere in the whole complex.

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    1. I meant to add as well, that like Sue said, they grow well in your part of the world. I think it would look really nice.

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  12. "O/H put this poinsettia in my shopping trolley just for me."
    Forgive me for 'having a bit of a chuckle' here, but I read that as 'he' put it in 'my' shopping trolley. :O
    Good old O/H - so you ended up buying it for yourself.
    I'm sure his heart is in the right place and as they say "It's the thought that counts".
    {Hugs}......Bernard xx

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  13. Hiya Bernard ..... he's a true gentleman - I shop and he pays and then we go for fish and chips in the cafe (he pays) so good all round. Have a good week x

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    1. I'm sure he is. Fish & chips? He certainly sounds like a true gentleman.
      I'm not usually a avid reader of the Daily Fail but you may just like this?
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2515436/The-best-things-life-free-How-cuddles-country-walks-saying-I-love-everyday-pleasures.html
      Best things in life are free - but me, being single, seem to miss out on most of them. :(
      Take care... B x

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  14. Bernard your last sentence made me feel a bit sad - 'You've got a friend' as the song says - in fact there's blooming hundreds of us. Big hug from me x

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  15. Every year for Christmas I buy myself a poinsettia. I know it’ll be gone by early January, but it does brighten up the house.

    Nice chap, your old man.

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