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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: Today at 19:49

Punk: the Sheffield honey company have tweeted a few photos of snow fluttering in the wind.

Nothing to get excited about yet.

His lordship is redeeming himself after this morning's delights - He's stopping at the only fish & chips shop that does gluten free battered fish.

Hedgehog or Rat Hole??

Posted: Today at 19:45

That looks definately rat like.

But it won't just be one rat. There will be a family and the damage they can cause is immense.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: Today at 17:35

Lilly congratulations on the pain free!!

punk: the radio talked about snow in Scotland this morning. Won't be long before we get the first flurries on the hill tops.

Last edited: 23 November 2017 17:36:10

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: Today at 07:15

Sounds like it Joyce. Mind you with the wind up here I guess we ought be grateful it's not the whole tree.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: Today at 07:04

Well I guess karma got him - the tracks are too "slippery" so the trains been delayed. We both could have had a lay in.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: Today at 06:48

His lordship had a early start today. It went like this;


He announces he's going to bed. So I don't disturb him I go to bed as well. He proudly announces he's laid his clothes out in the other room so he won't wake me in the morning.


I roll over unable to settle and notice he's still playing on his phone.


His alarm goes off. His plans not to disturb me I realise might be flawed at this point.

He lets the dog in to the bedroom... cue a big hairy thing that want a to play and bark at any noise. noise like his lordship using every kitchen cupboard to make breakfast.

Comes back in with a cup of tea (nice gesture at least),

Then asks loudly from the landing if I needed anything from my car (less valuable than his for parking in dodgy station car parks),

Comes in again to tell me his car needs fuel (being a V10 petrol sports car it's never a surprise),

 Tells me he's emptied the dishwasher, (what's he trying to do scare me?)

Comes to say goodbye.

At least when he finally left and I wandered down to turn off the lights I could admire the bags under my eyes in the mirror he hung up last night. 🤣

Last edited: 23 November 2017 06:50:14

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: Today at 06:27

Happy birthday Ob!

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: Yesterday at 08:21
punkdoc says:

Hi all.

Just thought i would pop in to say hello.

managed a couple of hours very gentle gardening this morning and was then in bed till I had to get up to cook dinner, OH now being back at work.

No real progress, but I am doing stuff and feeling positive, some of the time.

Hope fairy is well.

Love to all.

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 Quoting Punk in case anyone missed this last night! :)

Glad you're pottering around; and feeling more positive. It takes a while to adjust but once you stop fighting what you used to be able to do hopefully each day you'll learn to surprise yourself with what you can do each day.

Well that's what the motivational posts says anyway. As for me - I say don't do anything too silly (or be prepared to spend the next day recovering if you do).

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: Yesterday at 08:17

Lily - fortunately the tripe isn't cooked everything is raw but I buy it frozen.  That much meat will seriously lower the temperature in your kitchen!

Then I semi defrost it: cut it up and portion it out into tubs (10% offal 10% heart 15% bone 65% mixed meat) and refrozen- he even has his own freezer!

As a treat he sometimes gets it warmed slightly - but you can imagine the smell in the microwave! He loves it though!

Such a waste....

Posted: Yesterday at 08:10

I was watching wartime farm last night  (thank you iplayer) and it occurred to me that during the war the WI formed preserving parties where they'd go full bore on the jam making / preserving and put the finished products straight into the rationing system with no personal gain.

I wonder, if we will ever see the likes of this again. Or whether health an safety and food hygiene scare mongering will put people off from doing things like this for their local community.

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