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11/10/2012 at 15:48

Geoff- Tell all?

I want a log burner

11/10/2012 at 15:51

I have reached 4000 postings-what am l like? -am I posting too much?

Lets party



11/10/2012 at 15:57

Geoff I will be visiting Soton soon - you may discover all the apples disappear overnight!

No point offering free stuff outside my house - its a cul-de-sac, only 3 neighbours actually go past!

I used to love Ikea when we lived in Belgium, you could go there and wander round and there were never any crowds. Here its like a madhouse.

My link for the day, One, two, three, ahhh...... 

11/10/2012 at 15:58

Geoff congratulations this is an amazing achievement, I will inform the palace and see if we can get you a gong you could never post too much

11/10/2012 at 16:05

Hearty congrats.

You should be awarded with the Golden Fork:

11/10/2012 at 16:07
Lottiebeans wrote (see)

Flo, competition is still open - you can always add some original answers to be in with a chance of a prize!

Pam, sorry can't remember what make of iron I have! Am sure Jo knows what hers is though!!!

No I couldnt, but it's a Philips, just checked! Bog standard steam iron for me. Daughter got this one for me from JLewis when I was not long out of hospital in January 08- funny how you remember these things & not others....... J.

11/10/2012 at 16:08

Lottie-ahhh-I hope they stay together-the apples are still on the wall

Do you think it will be a knighthood-my mother always said she would crown me-if she could get my name right

Gary-I'll take that

Kate-why do you want a log burner-don't say for burning logs

11/10/2012 at 16:19

A log burner sounds so warm and toasty. It is wet and grey here

Geoff I am afraid that whilst I can put in requests, queenie herself makes the decision on whether it will be a CBE or a knighthood. I wonder if she is a member of the forum

11/10/2012 at 16:20

Log burners are lovely and so cosy - we had one but had to remove it when we put the new fireplace in as apparently the composite stone wouldn't stand the heat!

11/10/2012 at 16:28

What is odd is that people had open fires-which were a lot of trouble-had those replaced with gas fires and central heating and now we are going back to burning logs

11/10/2012 at 16:32

 Here are photos of same area of garden. I have really only pathed and planted this year and is still very much work in progress. You can see why we have a log burner - loads of free wood! This is about third of garden and it looked better before autumn rains came. 

Bloke in digger is next door neighbour who decided to do root clearance for us and he had a little digger for building work

11/10/2012 at 16:36

Whoops! somehow manged to get photos in wrong order.

Now room heated up really feeling cosy and it looks so good with the flames licking the logs. Trying to make forumers (is that the right made up word?) jealous !

11/10/2012 at 16:43

bjay we like to refer to ourselves as Forkers. We are envious not jealous ( have had to differentiate between the 2 words for MIL today)    Great photos you have done a lot of work.

Geoff a log fire is great when you have central heating as well. If you have to light the fire 3 hours before you want a bath it gets quite time consuming.

11/10/2012 at 16:51

For those who want that warm and toasty feeling


11/10/2012 at 16:52

I can remember standing in front of the fire with a big sheet of newspaper trying to get it going-sounds life-threatening now but this was normal behaviour in the olden days

It had a back boiler and there was always the immersion but that was used sparingly-when we were little we had a tin bath in the kitchen (that is a true story)

11/10/2012 at 16:54


Geoff my mum is still using the newspaper trick, much to my horror. Was it grim in the good old days.

11/10/2012 at 16:57

Lovely photos, bjay--great to document a work in progress. I lit my log fire yesterday---here in Canada we have been having a drought, but the last few days have been foggy and damp. Welcome to the forum. Wish I had a friendly neighbour with a digger!

Rain tomorrow, thank goodness. It's been 3 months!

11/10/2012 at 16:59

There was a chimney sweep-soot for the garden-a boiler that stank the house out and a wringer-2tv channels- in black and white and no day-time tv-absolute nightmare

Oh and Twink-on Saturdays when the hairdresser would call

11/10/2012 at 17:06

We used a big china sink for my baths - trendy Belfast sinks now. Never mind no daytime TV - no commputers, and chat rooms and easy communication. Do you remember letters?

11/10/2012 at 17:18

Letters- thick things with writing on both sides-basildon bond if you were posh- with pto in case we couldn't master that bit-with all the news

Phone boxes at the end of the street- buttons a and b .