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Fork Handles

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 11:44

My mum was great when I was a teenager, she explained a lot about boys (but I had 4 brothers), contraception (she was a Catholic, but didn't hold with their views on that), relationships etc. She always voted socialist and said "don't tell your dad!". I was proud of her because she had character and was very kind and caring. After she died last year people told me how she'd helped them when they had problems. And another secret came out that she'd worked at Bletchley Park decoding in the war.


Allotment Heavy clay heavy mud

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 11:21

Yes, it's in his profile.

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 11:19

Flo, my mum's favourite topics were sex, politics and religion!  My sister, mum and I had many an interesting conversation leaning against the Aga in the kitchen when we were young. But you meant not at work.

Bunny, don't go for a watermill in France! Our first French house was a watermill, damp and cold and the garden flooded. Then there was a drought, not enough rain for four years and the river went smelly. Our shoes used to grow grey fur (mould)  Bought it because it was very pretty, but it was totally impractical with 4 children. Also it was very cheap, £ was high against franc and French house prices incredibly cheap compared with English nearly 30 years ago.

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 22:37

For Catholics, Ash Wednesday is a no meat, fasting day (that means one main meal but snacks are allowed). Bit strange in this day and age when fish is so expensive and often just as delicious!

the pope

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 22:29

I love chocolate, Sam, doesn't matter what time of day. Going to have a hot one now, then bed.

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 21:46

I can't even tell who's wearing it, it looks bulgy in front (or is that the nappy?) but it has a waist.

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 14:43

Crossing fingers for you Sue.

I think Jo last posted 2 days ago. Was taking painkillers.

Help with Hibiscus Shrub

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 14:21

You prune it after it has flowered, but you don't have to prune it at all. It depends whether you want it kept compact or bigger and looser.

the pope

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 14:19

Verdun also said the kindest most sincere people are not religious. I have found exactly the opposite.  The pope is not worshipped, but he is admired and looked up to by the Catholics he is head of - not the same thing.

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 14:15

Meant Jean above. Glad you are all cyber friends too.

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