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SQUEEEEEEEEE!

I just bought my first car! :D I should have it by early Feb Buying it off family-friends, it's got low mileage for its age, 6 months road tax and very well looked after. And it's PURPLE! Not this specific car, but same make, model and colour

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A Crafty Weekend

Been trying to get back into making stuff, and for me had a very productive weekend with an assortment of activities I got my quilling stuff out and made my Mum a birthday card and Pete a good luck card for his exams next week (no pic of that one though), and I had an idea for a zip purse about a year ago, bought the zips etc., worked out with pins how I wanted it all and then didn't sew it together properly because I didn't have a sewing machine and am very impatient. I bought a sewing machine

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Garden II (also fishie pics)

I started some seedlings a few days ago, the Basil, Chives and Parsley I lost over Christmas - the seedlings were just too small and weak to manage on their own with me being away for two separate occasions of a week each quite close together and unfortunately I lost them. The second lot seem to be coming through fine, and I'm not expecting to be away longer than a long weekend for several months so they should have plenty of time to grow in quite a bit. As before, the Chives were first off the

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Betta Soup

I will be continuing my plant adventures etc. that were mentioned here http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/blog/10/entry-85-were-still-alive/ (incase you missed it!) later this week when I've got some photos of everything and some progress to show Yesterday I did KB's tank, which had gone nearly 3 weeks with no real maintenence while I was away for Christmas (he was fed ) and the algae basically had a massive party in my absence. These are the 'before' photos. Top view

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We're Still Alive!

It's been a while since I updated this...all the fishies are still fine Crankypants has nicked herself on something but it's not something I'm really worried about. Ranchu is now about the same size in body as Moor, which considering she was noticeably smaller when I got her 4 months ago is quite an achievement for such a midget fish. It's hard to tell if Crankypants has grown, and I don't think Moor really has, but X's hump shape is continuing to develop nicely. I tried handfeeding an algae wa

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Tank Life with KB

My planted betta tank is still proving a learning curve. I'm having major problems with hair algae at the moment, it seems to take over in no time so I end up sucking it out with an airline on like a daily basis. KB does not seem to object to the algae but he does seem happier when it's gone. He's really seemed more perky since I planted the tank, maybe it's helping keep the parameters better, he never really flared in the 18 months I've had him but he's done it a few times in the last few weeks

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Monster Update on EVERYTHING

I have soooo many pictures this morning My camera definitely does better with natural sunlight on the tank, it doesn't like taking a picture of a lit object as the tank is always brighter than the room lighting otherwise. Lots of fishie pics Though not really of the ranchu...she is not cooperative. My anubias has a flower too The only good pic I got of it X and Crankypants decided they wanted in too It's unusual I get more than 2 of the fish in a pic without them being quite as clear as th

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'Garden' Update

My herb garden is coming along really nicely The seedlings from my compost pots of the last plant update started coming through the day before yesterday, except for the parsley which decided to be fashionably late. Yesterday morning the parsley had decided to put in an appearance. Left to right: Basil, chives, parsley, and the single pot is the oregano which is showing 4 seedlings to date. The above picture was taking yesterday morning, by the time I got back from dropping the bf at the trai

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Road Hog :O

Ok, so this is kinda impressive. After posting in someone else's thread I got to wondering how far my fish have actually travelled with me. I've had KB the betta the longest, since some time in sort of late April/early May 2010 - let's call it 18 months, and in that time he's travelled a minimum of 1,762 miles by car, and there's a possibility I may have missed a return trip of 600 miles in there somewhere. I don't know how much travelling he did before he got to me, or where he came from before

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Holy Batman, we've got PICTURES! :O

So about half an hour ago I said I was having trouble getting pictures of my fish, I decided to try it with the natural light streaming through the front windows as my camera seems to cope fine outdoors, and hey presto! Lots of reflections but some of the pics aren't blurry! Crankypants (Pete's fishie) X and Crankypants, typically the only good shot I get of X is her butt... The Moor (reflections with our compliments) And the Ranchu, who never seems to stop moving but is rounding out r

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A Fresh Start

I feel like since the summer I've had a completely new start in life, in pretty much all things, and everything is working out really well for me, which after a rather disastrously stressful (for various reasons) last year of uni is a very welcome relief! I'm living in a new area, have a great little flat which is so much nicer than where I've been previously living, a new(ish - 7 months) relationship which I'm very very happy in, a new job working with great people and learning a lot, and healt

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