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Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 08:38

Thank you Lily!

A few weeks in the sun sounds ideal. People underestimate how important sun and warmth is for our wellbeing. Soak it up amd enjoy the not cooking!

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 08:30

Morning all.

Yesterday I took Reggie to a ploughing match; just a little local one but around 100 ploughs (through the ages from horse to grey fergie to modern six ploughs) with crowds, noises, children and other dogs.

He's very nervous about sudden noises and doesn't like crowds (much less small children who tend to be allowed to rush at him despite being a German Shepherd/ having "in training" badges on / a muzzle hanging off his harness) but I'm pleased to announce he behaved like a model dog!

Because when he gets stressed he gets reactive my partner doesn't like taking him to events. Which means either I don't get to go or we have to take a long drive to family to drop him off for the day.

I'm hoping now he's older and calmer this year I can work on him to help him relax so we can go out to events more often. We'll see! I think however my biggest issue will be my partner. Still he can stay at home and Reggie and I can go out.

I got my Valentine's apple tree in a large pot on Saturday. I'm not sure where it will go in the garden as it's not dwarf stock but for now it will be fine in this pot on the patio. (I could sit in the pot and the tree was in a pot my foot wouldn't fit in so plenty of space).

I'm pinning lots on my next job interview (this Friday). I'm afraid my current job is very close to my getting signed off sick to protect my delicate mental state. I'm afraid I'm now beyond trying to carry on pushing myself constantly and all avenues for escape will be considered.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 16/02/2018 at 17:49

Great news Wonky! I feel lost without my engagement ring even though the colour has faded and the diamond fell out.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 16/02/2018 at 08:25


Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 07:14

OB; how are you feeling this morning? Sounds sore to say the least!

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 07:10
AuntyRach says:

At the marketing meeting, who said "I know the perfect gift - cacti" ?!?! Or have the SMs just put a Valentine sticker on everything?! 

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 I think anything that didn't move long enough is declared Valentine's now. 

I brought over 100 cupcakes yesterday to deliver to the hospital nurses and teams who support the service I deliver. Add some heart shaped sprinkles and suddenly the normal sugar laden cupcakes are romantic.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 18:15

So.... who got an almighty prick for Valentine's this year?!!?

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 18:07
Dovefromabove says:

Good morning all 

Good present Clari   If you want a dog friendly camp site virtually on the beach, just by the lifeboat station and next to a lovely little fishing harbour and a windswept common ...  a short stroll from real pubs serving good food, fish straight off the boat etc etc etc just give me a shout ... it is in Suffolk tho' 

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 This is sounding good!

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 07:00

Morning all.

So after saying that I'd buy a nice dinner and he'd treat me to a new wiper arm for the truck I've been woken to an extra treat of an apple tree! 

I'm not sure where it is going to go yet (I have a pear and an apple tree in pots waiting for a home that we're rescued from the bin at Morrisons last year) but I'm thinking firstly it might need to go in a much bigger pot for this spring (very top heavy - I don't think the garden centre he visited sells many trees as it looks like it's been in the pot for a while).

He's also brought "us" a litter picking grabber to help me in the garden. I'll wait and see what his plans for this are!!

Almost makes up for his asking permission to have a small holiday at the end of April (oh goody thinks I- I NEED a holiday) and..  Oh wait he means with his best friend taking my Land Rover to a 4x4 challenge which sounds absolutely awesome. Oh Well! *Starts looking for dog friendly campsites by the seaside*

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When to buy and plant snowdrops

Posted: 11/02/2018 at 13:58

Buy them in the green and plant them as soon as you get them. Worked well for my garden!

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