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Pennine Petal

Is anyone still out to play?

I'm feeling lonely here.

I'll go to bed to rest my head,

The cat jist bit my ear!

Gary Hobson

Morning forkers.

White frost on the grass first thing. I might do some fallen tree cutting-up this morning. Then more rain forecast for this afternoon.

In this morning papers (Herald Scotland), a review of a gardening book by James Wong, James Wong's Homegrown Revolution:

"With well over 2500 edible plant species it is crazy that pretty well every book on growing fruit and veg since the Second World War drummed on about the same 20 or so crops, which represent less than 1% of what we can actually grow. This is a book that describes how to grow, harvest and cook plants. Wong selects some unfamiliar candidates such as daylilies (Hemerocallis), pointing out that it is an Asian delicacy. I can vouch that they are delicious. ... Wong points to a Japanese favourite – the young leaf tips of hostas. He also identifies a large number of South American plants traditionally used by the Incas. Grown at high altitudes, they often cope with our weathers......."

The South American delicacies include dahlias. Apparently dahlias were actually introduced to Europe as a root vegetable. It was only later that they became popular for their flowers. They are 'tastier and more productive than spuds'.

More customer reviews here:

Miss Becks

Morning lovelies!

Very cold this morning. 0 degrees!   Wrap up warm peeps.

I see Larry Hagman has died.

Not planned to do anything today, but have plenty to do. Jess was given a 'Christmas Cracker Making Kit' last night, and she's itching to do that! May finish off doing her room as well. Oh, and bloomin ebay. STILL haven't put the stuff on.


Pennine Petal
Morning all, Larry Hagman, wow. Perhaps that last series of Dallas was just too much for him!

Not sure I'll be eating the dahlias!
Pennine Petal
Still nobody out to play,
Becks and Georg gone way,
All alone, oh, there's the cat,
Let us hope without a rat!

I'm getting in to this lark now!


Miss Becks

I am still here, but so is Jess,

I'm trying to clear up all her mess,

There's Crackers, breakfast, toys galore,

Daren't look upstairs, I know there's more!!

Gary Hobson

I've been outside, sawed up my tree,
Back in the warm with hot coffee.
Now to try my new Santa outfit,
Because I've got a little plan for it.

And you'll discover what the little plan is, next weekend.

Pennine Petal
Just have a good time with Jess
Forget about all that mess..... Stuck now!

Tried to buy some alliums on a GW offer last night, good price no p&p with offer. Wanted to change the quantity but couldn't, so left it in the basket to look at today. Got an email from Sarah Raven's today, so tried again. Went round in circles so phoned the order line, much easier talking to a person. The offer code wasn't on GW any more, so told them and they still didn't charge p&p, so good service.

All I need to do is get around to planing them when they arrive!
Miss Becks

Well done Gary with the tree,

You in a suit? A real 'Must See'

A real good bargain, Glyn has had,

With Free postage! Can't be bad!


Miss Becks

Where are all Forkers? Out to play?

Or still in bed, on this cold day.

Perhaps they're decking up their halls?

And where the hell is Golden Balls???


Gary Hobson

It's a peak shopping day for Amazon,
Perhaps that's what they're all on.
Too early to be putting up decorations,
They'd better have good explanations.

Miss Becks

There's no excuse, They're all so bad!

So late for class, it makes me mad!

Perhaps they're off to get they're pension?

They're not THAT old! We'll give detention!


Im here- I'm really sorry chaps

I got dragged off to the shops

Back home now

and soaking wet

Im free to play now on the net.


Miss Becks

Right, You're getting 100 lines! Write out

'I must not go out without informing the class first' 100 times,

then post a photo of your homework. NO printing, or copy and pasting allowed! It must be on paper in pen or pencil!


Golly-and to think people hand over cash to be punished-and this is free

Result !!

Oh -forgot

~~~I must not go out without informing the class first 100 times~~~


Miss Becks

That's just my punishment! Gary's still got to dish his out yet! Brace yourself!


I am not doing anything nasty


And where is the rest of the clique?

Miss Becks

Out of my control I'm afriad! This is what you get when you play truant!


I have an exercise book stuffed down my trousers just in case

Now luncheon is being served