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Posted: 03/02/2014 at 18:43

My beautiful red Megane estate car that I love so much has just failed it's MOT. Don't know the word in English, but it's something to do with a ball joint in the steering (I think). I have 2 months to get it sorted. My car was born in January 2004, I bought it secondhand in Nov. 2004. Previous owners were expecting 4th baby and need a bigger car. Can't believe it's 10 already. Never gone wrong before.

Proud Father

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 11:51

Well done the Clueless family. Better change your name, can't be Clueless after all to produce your son. Hope it goes well for him and he enjoys his school.

This forum has different threads for different things, there is the Forkers one just for chat. Generally the people here like gardening, but there are other things going on in our lives that we like to chat about - and why not?

My OH came from a mining family. His mother wanted him to get out of that so entered him for the 11 plus so he went to Grammar school then won a Scholarship for a private school then got a place in University and got a good degree in Physics. Had a good job, never looked back. I think it's harder for the young nowadays though.

Mystery foliage in gifted bouquet.

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 11:41



Sorry, not without a photo. Are the flowers coloured? Could it be some sort of fern? There is a sort of asparagus with a ferny leaf with flowers on it Asparagopsis setacea.




Posted: 03/02/2014 at 11:00

Well done Tracey, I didn't notice, just took it at face value!


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 10:37

Good morning all.

Hello Nudrev. What sort of gardening do you do in the Philippines? You must be able to grow quite exotic plants.

Gardener come.....

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:15

I was a nurse too, but a long time ago as I was lucky having 4 children and husband wanted me to be a full time mother. Now I'm a grandmother of 6 with 2 more on the way.


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:05

Fairhaven looks really lovely, Dove. Don't know when we'll be in Norfolk again. OH had a lovely friend who lived in Norfolk, Charles Boldero, but he's died so we won't be visiting any more. He wrote books on country walks.


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:00

Have spent the day helping son and his OH (expecting a baby!) clean up their new house after the builders and electricians. Was filthy! then took us out to a restaurant for a late lunch. My hands are aching now with all the washing and wiping.


Posted: 01/02/2014 at 11:02

It was absolutely tipping down when I fed the horses this morning, got wet through to my knickers, mac couldn't cope.

Son and his OH coming tonight. Doing Chinese meal which he loves.


Posted: 01/02/2014 at 11:00

Great list Bill. It was certainly like that in France when we moved here in '85 and still was for years later. Shall quote you for anyone who didn't see it.

otnorot but just call me Bill wrote (see)

This was just sent to me from the UK.


EATING IN THE UK IN THE FIFTIES Pasta had not been invented.
Curry was a surname.
A takeaway was a mathematical problem.
A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.
Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.
All crisps were plain; the only choice we had was whether to put the salt on or not.
A Chinese chippy was a foreign carpenter.
Rice was a milk pudding, and never, ever part of our dinner.
A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.
Brown bread was something only poor people ate.
Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking
Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.
Coffee was Camp, and came in a bottle.
Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
Only Heinz made beans.
Fish didn't have fingers in those days.
Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sushi.
None of us had ever heard of yoghurt.
Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
People who didn't peel potatoes were regarded as lazy.
Indian restaurants were only found in India.
Cooking outside was called camping.
Seaweed was not a recognized food.
"Kebab" was not even a word never mind a food.
Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold.
Prunes were medicinal.
Surprisingly, muesli was readily available, it was called cattle feed.
Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.
Water came out of the tap, if someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than petrol for it they would have become a laughing stock.
The one thing that we never ever had on our table in the fifties ... was elbows!      


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