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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 08:16


Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 22:37

So I sat down and looked at scouts; one of the biggest issues when I was delivering today's workshop was how poorly behaved the "adults" seemed to be. I don't stand a chance with the scouts if I have to babysit the helpers too.

It's a no from me.

Parked the Sabre (above) at my local fire station to save me a long journey back into Sheffield. I think all the firefighters were tucked up in bed (21:30) the place was empty!

Please can we have some dry weather on Saturday? I've worked out yet another design for how I want the vegetable beds to go and I want to spray paint them on the lawn for sizes.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 07:33

My eyes are open if that counts Dove.

Still debating the scouts thing. I think how tonight's session goes might tip it (I'm feeling tired already).

Yellow warning of snow here; I'm not confident we'll actually get any snow. But I do know we've definately got the cold.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 17:47

Wonky; scouts (like so many youth groups) is essentially a cheap baby sitting service. That is obvious enough by the fact that they're asking a childless stranger they have known for exactly 4.5 hours to help while the parents dump and run as quickly as they can!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 16:39

Wonky; let her know while tidying you found evidence of mice living in the shed. A not uncommon problem in the winter. You don't THINK they've damaged anything YET but if she wants to keep it all she needs to move it to a more suitable location. 

As for saying no to scouts. We'll have to see. I'm going to talk to a few friends that are leaders. Having not been a scout myself (and I've only been three times to this group!!) I'm still trying to work it all out.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 12:48

Punk; your oh needs a talking too! Even my partner made tea in bed this morning.

Well Scouts at church was interesting.

Who came? The scout leader and her two children who didn't have a choice. We were then joined by a scout whose mum is a guide leader and thus... no choice. No other leaders (except me and the leader was genuinely amazed I'd come) and no other youth. I understand the weather is grim and people have better things to do but it is a shame when the church support the group so much.

The actual service... well I wasn't expecting to have to be a submarine and 'dance' to a song. It was really quitenjoyed fun.

BUT afterwards while we were packing away the flags the scout leader asked if she could have a word; I was expecting comments on my choice of trainers as a poor example to the scouts (but in this weather I wanted all the grip I could get and my smart shoes are slippy in the dry). 

Nope, she wanted to ask if I would be THE SCOUT LEADER. They need an overall group leader that looks after everyone and it looks like it needs to be her. Bit that means she can't be the scout leader asked well soooo... 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 08:03

Grey, wet, windy.

Church parade first thing and then we will crack on with house work. We've almost got the lounge new wiring in place. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 18:35
chicky says:

Was delighted to read about the found dress too πŸ‘°πŸΌπŸ‘°πŸΌ  But thought it weird that the insolvency company had now seized it 

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 I think it's a legal thing. All property or assets of the company that went bankrupt have to be logged and unfortunately customers property counts as assets. I once near killed my car clearing out a friends tool box from the garage he worked at when rumours went flying that they wereally about to go bankrupt. Had his tools been left inside it would have been a complicated process to get them back - all while he'd have been unable to work.

very old masport rotarola

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 17:45

It seems you've already spoken to the Lawnmower museum who I will assume have not offered to purchase it from you. They are usually the best place to ask for a valuation; though this is something they can charge for along with a full inspection of the unit.

As it is missing a vital part and if a true collector wanted such a model they would need to ship it in from another country (at which point they may as well ship the whole unit and keep its credentials as a unit that has always been one rather than a jigsaw of parts).

I would recommend putting it on eBay with a reserve of £50. You will of course incur eBay and PayPal fees.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 17:39

oh I'm glad it has been found! I'd not dare wear something so precious much less send it to a dry cleaners. 

The hound and I are cuddled up on the bed. I think today's DIY efforts have disturbed his nap routine and he's now in grumpy toddler mode where he refuses to settle unless his "mummy" cuddles him... Hard to believe he's related to police dogs!! 

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