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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 29/12/2017 at 08:51

We’ve got the lashing rain, gales and a thunderstorm thrown in for good measure ⚡️⛈🌩. Its washing away the snow, which is still lingering.


Kitty - know what you mean about Martin Freeman - ok with the chicklets, but wished FiL hadn’t been in the room when we watched it Christmas Eve 


Hope the family get their flight ok LilyP - you’ll be able to hear the silence when they’re gone.


Another day at work for me, but then three more days off - hoping to get some nice long walks in 🚶🏼‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 28/12/2017 at 08:40

Not cold Lizzie - the ”ice” bit was all fake.  But we sat on huge comfy beanbags, had blankets and drank boozy hot chocolate 


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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 28/12/2017 at 08:22

Morning 


Work today 


Love Actually in an ice cave was brilliant (please no comments about how much you all detest that film - we all love it, and I’d like to stay in my happy bubble for a while longer ).


Trains were all fine, as were the roads, despite the white fluffy stuff. Still very white out there ths morning.


I have a snowdrop in flower 



Isn’t that a pretty sight to warm the cockles of a gardeners heart ❤️💜💕

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 27/12/2017 at 09:17

Meant to say to Obxx......pleased that Possum has chosen the EU job ......very wise .  Hope it goes well for her when the time comes 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 27/12/2017 at 08:39

We’ve woken up to a world unexpectedly white 



And its still falling with a vengeance   Hoping it will clear later as we are meant to be heading to London to watch Love Actually in an ice cave ( - as you do ).  Had a wonderful happy Christmas with lots of laughs, and everyone stayed healthy.  Commiserations and hugs to those who suffered.


Special thoughts for Pdoc - really hope he makes it home very soon.


And hope Hosta has no more episodes - scary stuff.


Planning to make the most of today, as back at work tomorrow (someone’s got to keep Aunty Rach company ) ....used up all my leave on our Aussie holiday, so working between Christmas and NY for the first time since I was about 21 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 24/12/2017 at 10:35

Been up a while - turkey giblet stock is simmering, stoup is made and also simmering (cross between stew and soup - traditional for us on Christmas eve since 1975 ).  Sitting down for tea and porridge before I tackle the trifle making ......busy, busy, busy but all adds to the excitement 🎅🏻🤶🏼🎅🏻


London yesterday was great fun - the lights looked lovely.  Found sproutman LG .  Carnaby street had gone for a carnival theme - not very Christmassy but it made everyone smile 



Love those penguins Liri 


Time for me to sign off for a while.  But before I go I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and to thank you all for the chat, the advice and the company ......you really are a wonderful bunch


Ideas for a Small White Themed Garden

Posted: 23/12/2017 at 08:55

I’ve got white phlox that are good doers - called David I think.  And Japanese anenome Honorine Joubert is good too (although a bit rampant with some people it behaves itself here.)  Winchester Cathedral is a lovely white rose, that smells good too.  And hydrangea Annabelle makes a real statement.


They say the most important thing about a white garden is really the green - so don’t forget to work on that too ......Sissinghurst’s famous one is actually a green garden with highlights of white

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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 23/12/2017 at 08:47

Off to pick my turkey up in a minute.  I promise to be nice 


Love Sproutman LG .......will be on a mission to find him.  How did your exam go in the end?


And just to balance out Pat and Hosta ......I love Christmas and willl be very sad when its all over and everything gets back to normal .  But each to their own 

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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 22/12/2017 at 22:45

......in her newly stitched jim jams Have a geat time with her Obxx.  Will let you know how “fun” London is - I have no shopping to do, just want to see Libertys and the Regent Street lights.  Going greek for dinner in Camden.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 22/12/2017 at 19:22

Fnished work - hooray 


Been shopping, made biscuits and a chocolate mousse, iced creole cake, and now its time for feet up 


Hope Dove junior is feeling a bit better by tomorrow - think he’ll have to celebrate his birthday again in a few weeks time to make up for the rotten one he’s just had.


Love the sound of Finnish penguins Liri - any pics coz I’m intrigued 


Lovely to get an unexpected party Lizzie.  


Got a day up in London planned for tomorrow (hence the whirlwind of activity earlier) ....should be fun

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