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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 22:20

I read Wild Swans about 25 years ago, and it still chills me to think about it. Magnificent book, but made me realised how blessed I was to have been born when and where I was.  

No gardening for me today.  Had to work this morning, and when I finally finished I couldn't summon the energy to get out there after all. Watched 3 back to back Poldarks instead ....nearly caught up now

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 20:09

On my fourth train of the day (8 if you count tube ones) .....feeling rather weary and still 90 minutes from my sofa πŸ›‹πŸ›‹πŸ›‹

Still, it was worth it - big thumbs up πŸ‘πŸ» from littlest Chicklet for Leeds Uni, and we liked the bits of the town we walked round too.

Love slate hearths too.clari ❀️  Its lovely when a plan starts to come together 

Hosta - sounds ingenius - mind your toes 

Enjoy tomorrows ramble Fairy - wherever your fancy takes you πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 12:06

Its me on the train Yvie πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

all running smoothly so far - due in at 1.30pm.  Enjoying British Rail tea, and gazing out the window.  Got a seat fine (take note Jezza, if you are looking in ).  Back to the mags now

New GW...??

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 09:05

Absolutely love it ❀️❀️❀️  Well done beeb -  long may it continue

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 08:02

Morning all

Don't normally see this hour on a Saturday, but up early for our day trip to Leeds.  Actually like a good long train journey- I am armed with gardening mags and podcasts !!

Catch you all later πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 06:59

Glad to hear you've arrived safely and are busy settling in Ob. What a great idea to confine unpacking to mornings only

Bristol was lovely on Wednesday - albeit very hilly and we walked everywhere.  Leeds tomorrow, but train this time so a bit more relaxing.  Will probably noodle with you lot on the journey.

......but first, I have to survive one more day at that madhouse I work in They are all bonkers .....I'm the only sane one in the place

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 07:17


Welcome back Tbird - you were missed.  Stay strong DD - you are making such progress, even if it doesn't feel like it sometimes.  Hope the plumber brings good news. Glad HRH is looking brighter too.

Off work today - driving littlest Chicklet to Bristol for a Uni open day.  Don"t know Bristol very well, so hoping its fun

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 06:50

Morning Daisy, and those to follow  Hope sniffles are improving for those under the weather.

Dawn is just breaking here - hopefully another lovely day in store.  I need to "march" in to town in my lunchbreak - always more enjoyable in the sunshine πŸšΆπŸΌπŸƒπŸΌπŸšΆπŸΌπŸƒπŸΌπŸšΆπŸΌπŸƒπŸΌ

Have a good day peeps - glad to hear Ob has arrived safely .....the adventure begins

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 18:57

Littlest chicklet was sent home from work earlier - think she has tonsilitus again. Another trip to the doctors tomorrow I think.

before that I got 1 whole plant in the ground - I think my current ratio is 9 parts weeding to 1 part planting .....never seems to work like that with Monty.  Still, it was a good plant - hydrangea limelight- so I am pleased with my efforts.

Now time to curl up with my book again - will have devoured it before bedtime this evening

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 09:25

Weeding and planting for me too today Lizzie - I'm hoping yesterdays downpours have loosened things up for me

Sorry you've got the sniffles Dove πŸ€’πŸ€’πŸ€’

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