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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: Today at 07:05

Its for cancer research NB, one of their "race for life" events.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: Today at 06:45

Morning peeps

Glad you got a good night's sleep Joyce - as you say, makes such a difference.

Last blueberries from the early bushes this morning .....the late one looks like its a week away.  Been very pleased this yeat - MrC's netting contraption has been a success.

Looking forward to the weekend, although showers are promised.  Need to get out there and do some walking.  Seem to have got myself roped in to a 26 mile charity walk at the end of the summer - have no idea if my 27 year old feet can make it that far any more

Bon voyage Liri - enjoy Galway and the gd's 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 06:35

Morning early birds

Just seen a bird I didn't recognise on the feeders - too big for a wren, looks like a tiny thrush.  Got the books out and it is a baby robin 

Raining overnight here too - so blueberry picking for my morning porridge was a damp affair   But the garden will have welcomed some more moisture 

Hope the foot rights itself soon Hosta 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 21:01

I remember Topsy and Tim ....but only in books, and then only the one about their foggy day (think it was the sixties and pea soupers were still a thing).

Thank Mr Pat for his visa tip Pat - lovely to think people are trying to help us solve these conundrums.  New bank account set up today, which I hope will do the trick.  One of Chicklet's first calls home told us "they still have Woolworths here  but it sells food and there's no  pic'n'mix in sight" I am guessing it is something different from our old cheap and cheerful emporium

Off to watch GW 

Last edited: 19 July 2017 21:04:04

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 21:03

The chicklet in Nottingham has flown to Oz for a year fidget....we're still working out the practicalities .  But she'll be back - she has another year at Nottingham to finish before she gets her degree.  So more Felley Priory opportunities in 2018/19

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 20:56
Hostafan1 says:

I feel faint. 

See original post

 So did I . Little beggars 

Do you think they'll come back next year? ( the hostas, that is, the deer are ever present )

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Dahlia no show - did I do something wrong?

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 20:02

Can't grow them here - slugs get them every time

Shady trellis

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 19:59

If you want coverage then the climbing hydrangea does well in shade - can't remember the right spelling but its something like hydrangea petioralis

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 19:54

£9.50 standard charge for an international transfer Fidget (Lloyds and Barclays) ...extortionate when you add that to the rubbish exchange rate they will no doubt apply .....and all they are doing is electroncally updating a couple of ledgers 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 19:33

Enjoy Yorkshire Lizzie - plus glad you had fun on the Broads.  And enjoy Ireland Liri - what a well travelled bunch we are.

Waiting for the storms here - very oppresive, giving me a headache. That and the maruding bambis, who, having left hostas alone for the last 7 years have suddenly developed a taste for them (see Garden Gallery .....didn't want to upset Hostafan by putting pics on here with no health warning)

Got an appointment in Windsor to set up a new bank account tomorrow.  My existing one wants to charge me £10 everytime we make a transfer to Chicklet   HSBC don't charge if you have all your accounts with them needs must.

Enjoying my sweetpeas atm - enough for vases (well jugs and carafes collected from far and wide ) in every room ....delish

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