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01/06/2014 at 12:14


OH here has a sort of bubbly filter machine that does little cups.  I had to use it twice to fill the mug.

Lunchtime soon.

01/06/2014 at 12:39

Oh, what a glorious day: the sun, the breeze,
The blackbird on the wires, the shady trees,
Green grass, blue sky and technicolor flowers:
This is why we work those precious hours.

All the lawns well strimmed and cut last night,
Washing out to dry (but out of sight)
Enjoy the cake, the coffee and the book;
Take time to give your work a good long look.

Live in this moment, take those minutes rest:
It's days like these we'll all remember best.



01/06/2014 at 12:39

Only just seen this thread; I totally agree, it is a lovely place with grand people.

01/06/2014 at 13:05

Birdy 13 

Sometimes I just sits and thinks

Sometimes I just sit 

01/06/2014 at 13:08

OH still dozing on the othe sofa.  I'll have to make our lunch....

01/06/2014 at 18:04
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

I once has 2 fish, they were called Joe and Bob and OH won them for me at the fair when we were 17.....they both died and went on the big swim down the toilet


That's really, really boring! 


01/06/2014 at 18:06

Nice poem, birch.

01/06/2014 at 18:06
Palaisglide wrote (see)

David, nice mug indeed it would save me trailing to the bathroom during the night, about the right size.


01/06/2014 at 18:06


I'm playing with my new camera, trying to take macro pics of a bee-fly on OH's chamomile....

01/06/2014 at 19:02

 David, I thought you said you'd even enjoy reading a post about fish 

Lovely poem Birdy 

01/06/2014 at 19:10

Hey Birdy - how are you keeping? Lovely pic (and poem) you posted 

01/06/2014 at 19:46

Sorry . Kindle playing up. Nice poem , birdy( not birch)


01/06/2014 at 21:02
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

 David, I thought you said you'd even enjoy reading a post about fish 

Lovely poem Birdy 

01/06/2014 at 21:14

Have booked tickets for Gardeners World Live for Friday 13th. Hope the weather is good this year. 'twasn't too bad last year though it did go cloudy & cool at lunchtime when we were sitting outside having munchies- then started to rain! The afternoon brought a few heavy showers too but we managed to stay under cover for most of it

01/06/2014 at 21:47

 Thanks OL for your appreciation.

And hello again Fairygirl. I'm having a better year thank you, although I haven't  really done much work  in the garden this year until the last few days.

What with people  posting about coffeebreaks and it being such a stonking day, I decided this morning, sorry - lunchtime, to enjoy just being in the garden after yesterday's hard work. The poem just described that lovely feeling of justifiable relaxation in one's garden. 

I've just finished planted out in containers all of last year's begonias so I'm feeling virtuous again - that's twice in one day! 

01/06/2014 at 22:38

Hello everyone, so this is where you are! Forkers is fairly quiet tonight. I think there is a lovely bunch of people here at the moment too. Been ups and downs in the past but now is good.

01/06/2014 at 22:51
Dammit. I too need to book tickets to GW. What with being down the road and all. Almost makes up for forgetting the Malvern flower show. Which is LITERALLY down the road.
02/06/2014 at 03:27

Hi guys just seen this thread, wanted to add my bit. I have found some great advice and help here, but struggle to keep up with all the banter. As an IT moron I struggled to find the right place to post questions. Feel a little more confident now. Thank you all for your great advice

02/06/2014 at 07:40

Bal - don't worry about the topic you post under. I don't think anyone takes much notice of that - we just look at the query! 

02/06/2014 at 07:42

And as for keeping up with the banter - impossible - but don't let that stop you joining in 

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