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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 30/09/2017 at 10:21
Pat E says:

Hi Lyn and Clari. It’ll feel strange for a while Clari, but at least it should be easier with only one dog.

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 Pat; fortunately I didn't find the extra dog any more difficult even with her meds etc. Both dogs are quite laid back which helped and we've plenty of space in both the house and garden for them to get up to mischief.

I think Reggie is feeling a little lost now!

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 30/09/2017 at 09:35

Morning all. we've gone from two people and two dogs to one person one dog.

Our doggy guest has gone home all in one piece and no doubt sick of the sight of grass and now my OH is off to Japan for work. I think the house is going to feel rather quiet! 

Have I missed much This week?

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 23:01

Did someone mention vodka?

The hounds have had their final walk; I think we've mastered the art of balancing a 3 year old and a 14 year old with the aid of a spare lead around my waist to attach the older dog too to keep a hand spare. We just have to hope there is no cat interaction.

Today the day and night was perfectly balanced. It's all down here for us til spring.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 17:32

Ob; supper time is 18:00 for our guest. Her body is like some hilarious alarm clock based entirely on her next meal so I don't think we'll be snoozing much longer.

I'm not one for clothes shopping; have been known to have tantrums and cry in Mc Donald toilet just getting simple things like new jeans.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 16:13

Pat: disconnect the phone!! He'll be no good to anyone if he doesn't rest.

Left the hounds home alone for a little while to see how they'd get on: I don't think either moved an inch. They're now spark out in the lounge: hard life!

I've got some exciting news for my office team tomorrow. It's a long time coming but it is going to be a hellish 5 days while I get everything in place.

Anyone for another mug of tea?

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 09:03

Hosta: I've always found it ridiculous that the rules state, Normally, a 20 minute break for six hours worked but never have a rolling 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 07:17

I got the garden mostly sorted for autumn yesterday while my darling partner decided Sunday afternoon a are the ideal time for laying floors in the lounge. It looks brilliant and just needs finishing off. Both dogs seem to approve though our guest so was tired she missed out on our rather later than planned (all sofas etc. We're piled in to the kitchen) roast dinner! I've never seen her not wake up for food before. She seems to be navigating the house fine and has picked a route around the garden too which is quite comical.

As an experiment this year I tried growing tomatoes both inside and out; didn't get a single tomato from my outdoor plants successfully turn red. I did seem to do really well at growing slugs this year however. For the amount of frogs we have you'd think slugs would be no problem but they have been rather lacking in their duties.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 07:11

Pat: I tried to post yesterday but it wouldn't let me. I was so glad when I heard your OH was safe. Having worked with the fire service (and heard many tales) I have too many potential scenarios in my head I couldn't rest easy.


Homemade Chilli Oil

Posted: 24/09/2017 at 13:16

I do it the way Dove has linked too. Very simple method.

removing "weedproof" membrane

Posted: 24/09/2017 at 13:14

I removed some horrid membrane in the summer: try to cut it into chunks with a sharp spade to help lift manageable sections at a time. Then it's just lots of time.

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