Posted: 21/03/2013 at 14:41
Just popping in to say hello - not staying, I've had a wretched cold and sore throat for 2 weeks now and been stuck indoors and to say I'm bored would be an understatement. So I come on here to see what everyone's up to (and how cold it is in Belgium) and it looks like all hell has broken loose with thousands of Good Morning and Weather threads springing up. The whole thing is like a renactment of the old BBC board in 2008 when people pushed their luck too far by opening too many chat threads and the whole lot got closed down. Plus ca change etc. Yoohoo Netherfield - hello to you too. I also see Boomerang Dave is having an 'on board' period. LOL!
On a sadly rather more serious note, I don't know whether this has already been reported on here but some of the old BBC boarders may remember Supermum8 aka Elaine Rolfe who was involved with one of the Gardener of the Year programmes. She used to post interesting stuff about her work on her garden amongst other things. Tragically her husband is terminally ill and they have been forced to move from the mill they were renting and that beautiful garden. It's been in the papers here so I'm not reportining anything that hasn't been made public. To make matters worse the owners of the mill they were renting were going to charge her £5000 to rip out the garden they worked so hard on. Monty tweeted about it and there was quite a backlash so the owners will no longer charge her but nevertheless the garden is still being destroyed. An article about it here http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews/10289981.Llanover_mum_will_not_have_to_pay___5k_on_clearing_up_garden/
I'm sure those people who remember Supermum8 will all wish her and her family the best. I always used to find her posts on the messageboard quite inspiring.
Too cold to garden here but not quite the -40c or whatever it is Belgium gets.