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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 30/10/2017 at 10:35

Oh Punk! Get it all out; it's not self pity at all. There is something very beneficial about seeing it in text format.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 30/10/2017 at 09:49

Morning all.

I've friends coming round tonight to work on a project. Easy enough except that we usually go to theirs and they order in a take away (I end up bringing my own meal or eat before I go).

So I send a message just checking they eat lasagne, who doesn't eat lasagne? It's my go to food of group meals! Can be made gluten free, meat free, dairy free... Easy to do in bulk. Prep in advance and throw in when you're ready.

No apparently one of them doesn't eat pasta, and is funny about beef mince, and tomatoes, well vegetables in general, definately no salad.

But he eats beef burgers covered in tomato sauce from the catering vans!

As someone who CAN'T eat so much it really baffles me when an adult, who for no reason other than a childhood habit, WON'T eat things.

So I'll be off for a potter around Tesco in a bit to see what pizza and chips we can pick up :/

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 29/10/2017 at 07:41

Hosta: be firm. I'd never expect my team to do what you do. Christ I actually struggle to keep my teams hours down they want to do so much.

Punk: thinking of you. In a nice way not a creepy pervy way. Just in case you were worried!

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 13:04
Dovefromabove says:

Clari ... this is my egg cup ... put one on your list for Santa 

other animals are available 

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 Along with a purple dressing gown for wandering around the estate!

It's gone awfully grey here; the blustering I can cope with but the grey. Can't decide if the washing should go out or drip dry inside. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 11:03
LG the L says:

Morning all! Am in Malta . Will read back later, am off for an explore now as we arrived in the dark.

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 Enjoy malta!

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 11:03
Dovefromabove says:

Clari ... I've just remembered ... The Queen Mother kept Buff Orpingtons ... they were her favourite breed and she was very enthusiastic about them .... apparently.

Most appropriate for 'Lady Clarington' 

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 I didn't know that! Obviously ones breeding is showing though and if they are good enough for The Queen Mother... 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 10:58
Hostafan1 says:

Morning again one and all. 

Clari, I adore Buff Orpingtons, they're divine. I looked after a garden and she had some. They rarely laid an egg but they were soooooooooooooooo beautiful one forgave them.

I'm going to give the heydychiums one last year. They bulk up quickly so they're not great in pots but need a long, hot summer to flower well. We certainly didn't get that this year.

It was 5 days in June where folk walked about moaning  " it's toooooo hot" then spent the next 4 months complaining about the rain. Serves them right. It's all their fault.

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Buffs have so much charector; and since there's only two of us at home owning chickens for me is more the fun than the productivity. I cared for a neighbours 4 big red evil hens one summer: every neighbour on the street was sick of eggs by the end of it!

I don't remember complaining about the heat so it can't have been me. Mind I might have been looking the other way and missed it. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 09:53
Dovefromabove says:

Coolest night here for a good while ... down to 6.4C and only up to 6.7C now.

Our hedgehogs had been absent for three nights on the trot, but must've turned up last night but didn't clear their plate ... only ate about half of their Sheba chicken pouch.  

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 We had 5'C yesterday morning. The garden needs it; far too many things were trying to flower again they'll have no reserve for winter.

Our hedgehogs have been very noticed by their absence of late. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 09:50
Dovefromabove says:

Clarington says:... so I might eventually get hens. I think if I buy another I'll buy one with the run built in. ;)
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You can actually order the whole kit and caboodle all together, so that it all comes complete with the chickens ... you could order yourself a poultry fait accompli.  

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 I'm very particular in what I want; must be else things would be much simpler!

I've been looking at getting a British rare breed called Orpington:

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 17:32
Liriodendron says:

Sounds good, Clari.  At least you've not had to give up hope of having chickens eventually.  

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 Ever the optimist. I can hope; whether it happens it another matter. Unfortunately I don't earn enough to just turn up with everything one weekend.

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