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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 07:33
raisingirl says:

GWRS says:

There is also a new Ikea there , double enjoyment 

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Do you find yourself wandering round it going 'baaa' as you have to follow the arrows (and the crowds) inexorably towards the bags of nightlight candles? Just me then.

Finally managed to get the garlic in and the dahlias up this weekend. With storms and rain forecast this week I thought I'd better stop prevaricating around the bush, as Wallace would say.

Busy L - glad your cat's come home 

Clari, you're so organised. I rarely manage to get more than 4 days dog food all sorted ahead of time. Reggie is very handsome. But you know that, of course.

My broken dog had to miss his chemo yesterday because his white cell count is still too low - back to try again next week. He seems happy in himself though and he's put on a kg in 3 weeks - building up muscle basically, now he's walking regularly again. I on the other hand am hoping to lose a kg (or several) having been on enforced rest while the dog's been laid up, now that I am also walking regularly again. The month before Christmas is not the best time to diet, of course.

Christmas shopping all done - don't have many presents to buy anyway and do it all online these days. Now I just have to hope the delivery drivers actually turn up (rather than dumping things at a random neighbour in the same postcode, as they often do).

Need to get the Christmas pudding made too. I'm so disorganised this year 

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 Raisin - Reggie is raw fed and I prepare his meals because of course being spoilt he wouldn't eat the pre made frozen minces. 

It means I can cater for his allergies easily though but as it involves tripe... Well let's just say it's best to get it over and done with monthly rather than have to repeat the experience too often! 

Hope your broken hound is back on form soon. It is worrying when they're not well - have you ever noticed that they can gain muscle / loose weight so easily yet somehow we struggle? 

You must have the same delivery driver as us! I've not even started the list of things for Christmas yet much less brought anyone anything. It'll be socks and gloves at this rate.

Such a waste....

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 14:07




I offered my neighbour some of my glut of blackberries - she declined as she had no idea what to do with them and didn't realise you could just... eat them.

Is it too late to scarifying this year?

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 08:32

I'd aerate it now but hold back 

Please help me identify a fungus/growth

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 08:28

I agree with what Dove has said

Mostly harmless it's just found the perfect conditions to grow (with the shelter from the tree).

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 08:25

Morning All! Today's big job is to prepare 30kg of meat for the hounds dinners (usually takes around 5 hours by the time it's sliced, weighed, bagged up etc) and.. 

*drum roll*

Buy a dining table! It's a two seater affair for the kitchen as we decided against putting the original 6 seater back up In the lounge. Eventually we'll have the conservatory / dining room built but til then we will only host meals in the summer or in the peak of a snow storm insist on a BBQ as part of our eccentric English lifestyle.

My four robin's stitched so far!

No work for me today as I'm holiday - trying to use up my annual leave as it's very much a use it or loose it affair. The trouble is not working just makes me realise how better my fatigue levels are if I can rest when I need, and how much better I can get chores done before the master of the house gets home... how mother's manage it when they work I've no idea. 

Right; mug of tea anyone?

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 20:34

Hadn't even thought about Christmas decorations - it's the first time in two years we've got a home for them to go in!

I'm currently making felt robin's. I'm not sure what I will do with them. Mother has a felt cutting machine so we got a little carried away (I have enough for 13!).

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 17:15

There's a whole lot of soil but some roots insist on never venturing.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 17:14

Five mile stroll with the dog where we met up with many other dogs.

I think he's contented!

Lawn mower servicing

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 12:51

The original poster was in 2015.

A spambot brought this up to The latest threads: this has been deleted now (as has my comment explaining the spammer). I don't think the original poster is around to see your helpful advice.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 11:15

You've just reminded me I've not brushd my teeth yet Nanny!! 

Glorious sunshine all weekend but I did chores in between sniffles.

Now I'm feeling less like I have to battle to sit up... It's raining! Oh poor garden it looks do untidy.

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