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Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 00:05

Sorry you are suffering with the 'flu, Lily P. You said "Do I remember many forum members having a nasty bug last year? In fact did Punk not crack a rib coughing? It’s the coughing that’s the worst part. Anyone with any tips?" I had a dreadful cough bug this time last year, thought I'd cracked a rib but I'd torn the tissue encasing the ribs, very painful though, but healed quicker than an actual broken rib. Nothing really worked for the cough, unfortunately, except time.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 13/01/2018 at 23:56

We went to Cromer today, on the North coast. I thought it would be like a posh Great Yarmouth, but it wasn't. It was a small seaside town with no shops like M&S or chain restaurants. We had a light lunch and cups of tea in a tea room and a stroll about. We had thought of a bracing walk on the beach, but the tide was up so the sea was almost at the wall so there was no beach to walk on. Walked along the pier instead, that was pretty bracing. Much colder by the sea than in our inland village.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 13/01/2018 at 08:17

Morning all.

Thanks Joyce. It was a bit painful in the night, but only like you've bumped yourself. But I have chronic tendonitis in the other shoulder so hard to know which side to lie on!

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 23:36

Hello, from Norfolk. Journey yesterday was OK, apart from the usual accident on the A11. A lorry, a white van and 2 cars this time, hope they were OK.

We went to Tesco this afternoon, mostly for food. Such a huge choice of veg in English supermarkets and loads of yummy cakes and creamy things. Had to resist a lot.

Then I had the 'flu jab in Boots. I bled afterwards, he said they hadn't been taught to withdraw the plunger a little bit to make sure the needle wasn't in a blood vessel. It stung quite a bit, reminded me of a wasp.

Then GC on the way home to get some grease balls for the birds, buy 2 packs get one free, and violas - which they didn't have. The ones I planted in autumn have been eaten by something, but the ones I had last year were lovely and flowered for ages. Maybe they'll have some in B&Q.

Have been sewing patchwork squares in front of the TV, for the curtain we are putting in front of the church door to keep out the draft.

So sorry to hear about the farm shop, Dove. I hope your OH finds somewhere he would like to work soon.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 11/01/2018 at 09:49

Morning all.

Thanks LG. Will be leaving in a couple of hours.

When are you going Punkdoc? They seem to have a waiting list and a 12 - 15 course menu!

Very pretty photo, Pat, looks much greener than I thought at this time of year.

I slept badly and couldn't get to sleep until about 2am, was cold, but it wasn't any colder than usual, wore a cardigan.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 19:47

Think I prefer the salmon I had for lunch, Dove!

Just back from seeing son 2 and 3 adorable grandsons. Have read Peter Rabbit and fed and cuddled the baby. OH has gone to choir practice.

We are off to Norfolk tomorrow.

Magazine subscription hassle

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 11:22

I'll send a PM Nora. My Laptop is funny about Livemail, doesn't usually send them.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 10:32

Since my post on the 3rd January it has poured and poured, the river started to overflow and was on a flood warning. I live on the side of a hill but the village is by the river. But the last couple of days have been much dryer, just the odd light shower.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 10:19

Morning all.

Not raining at the moment, Obelixx. I don't use margarine either.

Dove, my OH bought a blood pressure from Lloyds Pharmacy for about £15. He kept having to take it for the Doc too and keep a chart. White coat syndrome.

Must do some HW and prepare spare room for the Housesitter, off to Norfolk tomorrow.

planting alliums, now or leave until spring

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 10:10

I'm glad you asked that as I have a bag of alliums that I'd forgotten about. But I haven't planted them yet as it has poured and poured with rain (SW France). The garden is a bog. Never thought about starting them in pots in the GH, obvious really.

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