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Posted: 22/12/2014 at 17:46

Just seen the dreadful Glasgow news, so glad you are ok LilyP, and hope Fairy and all hers are safe too. What a horrible, horrible thing to happen.

Happy Christmas

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 09:31

Merry Christmas to Daniel and his gang - you run an absolutely fabulous forum


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 09:19


Oooops - life seems to have got in the way of the garden and t'internet ...... so just popping in quickly to say a very Merry Christmas to all my Forker friends.  Have a good time, one and all



Posted: 15/12/2014 at 23:13

Thats close enough for me Woody.  If it we could make it a weekend, I'll be there


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 22:46

Just back from a trip to Paris for some pre - christmas magic

 It was so much fun 


Posted: 12/12/2014 at 07:07


Got a cancellation, so boiler repair man should be here this morning.  Kept house warm with the log burners yesterday - it took a lot of logs.  Rain and wind here, but not too bad - hope others are safe and well.


Posted: 11/12/2014 at 07:29

Morning all  Hope everyone is safe in the wild weather.  We have not had much excitement yet, although I can hear the wind building, and today is forecast to be bad, although not a patch on what Scotland and the Northwest are getting.

Went to the Garden group's Christmas supper last night. Jim Buttress was the speaker - very entertaining anecdotes of his gardening life.  And the allotment challenge will be back on our screens 2nd January - some gardening tv to get us through the bleak days of midwinter....thankyou bbc

what a night

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 07:12

Hate wind pansyface, so you have my sympathies.  Hope the "crash" sounded worse than it actually was .... Fingers crossed for you


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 06:42

Morning Lesley, Morning Beau

hope the Scottish Forkers stay safe in the fall out from the weatherbomb

Yesterday our brand new ( well 18 months, and serviced 6 months ago to boot) boiler packed up.  Plumber can't touch it as it will invalidate our guarantee, manufacturer (a well known one) will come out and see us next Tues.  So having forked out big time last year, we are now without heating and hot water for nearly a week. Grumble grumble.  We have log burners that will go into use, but you have to be here to get them going, and are not much help in the morning. 

Rant over

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 22:49

Oh Fidget, how very very sad.  My heart goes out to you and your family. Will be thinking of you all in the coming days and months.

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