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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 16:31
Wind! Rain! Must be a bank holiday!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 13:14
sweet dreams Pat.

Dove; my mum would "give" me an area of garden as my own which I would duly dig out, drag compost from the bins, really work hard to rid the area of the awful clay.

Come home with big plans of strawberries and... find mum had planted in it but so kindly let me have another area of the garden.

She must have thought me dafter than I looked :/

Last year my resolution was to label everything. This year I should resolve to label with USEFUL information. When I gift a plant to a friend they get a beautiful label with local & Latin names, care instructions... what do I put on my plants? Well I just shook out three bulbs from a pot called "orange - granddad".

I /think/ they might be an orange lilly.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 10:52
Oh cripes Wonky what a horrid thought. It just makes me think when will my parents admit I'm adopted!!

Hound walked in a very bitter breeze. Now putting off doing the shopping trip I've been putting off all week.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 07:55
Morning all! Looking grey and breezy here but I'm off work so it's all good. Efforts to encourage his lordship along the route of DIY are failing despite the house being in various states of DIY SOS. Unfortunately I'm not strong enough to do lots of the tasks we need doing.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:37
Evening all! Off work and just having a rest before I potter off to the garden for a walk around. There's nothing I can do until the destruction and errection of the new garage is finished as my area of the garden is going to be quite the dumping ground.
Not what a gardener wants to hear with spring in the air! I may have to invest in some pots to keep me contented. Cripes if I dont get this garden soon I'll have redesigned it so many times no one will know what we're meant to be doing

Mail Order "A Lottery"?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 06:57
Roy; did you take plenty of photos? What you will find when ordering online is that the good firms will offer a refund, alternative plants, or at very least discount off your next purchase.
Especially if you're firm when talking to them.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 06:51
Verd I can't believe you were making bottom noises in front of your great niece!!

Morning all; I hope you're all enjoying your lay ins and Good Friday goodness. I'm off to work shortly and shall sit in the cold looking pitifully out at the sunny weather wishing I could be cutting the lawn and enjoying the fresh air.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 14:50

Afternoon all.

Just trying to take a break and let my brain recover: I've spent all morning doing a food hygiene course. All rather simple and common sense of course but with so many groups sleeping over at the museum I wanted to make sure that should someone ask I could produce a (disappointingly not very) shiny certificate to show that at least one of us here cares about trying to reduce the chances of food poisoning (you'll have guessed paid for myself but lets not start that rant so close to being able to get home and fill myself with a CHOCOLATE DINOSAUR).

Oh yes you heard it here first: my partner may be quirky in his ways, damn right odd in others, but when his princess Clarington demands a chocolate dinosaur from Waitrose as her Easter gift he chuffing well gets marched off to go and get it

Wonky: I'm really glad your work colleagues liked the video. I got a terribly exciting email from The Makaton Charity on Tuesday but *agh* of *agh* they then left for their holidays and so wont have seen my squeal of a response until next week now.

Right: time to get the classroom set up for some messy play fun tomorrow.

Keep safe everyone. And if you could send some sunshine over here I'd be most grateful.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 19:30
evening all. Is it too early for bed? It's been a long day!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 10:03

Morning all! Firstly thank you Mrs G for your comments: I'm about to pop up to the chap (from YAS but the dolls were provided by BHF) to let him know your praises. 

I'll check on the rather rugid looking bloke in the ambulance too: poor devil we keep telling him about budget cuts and waiting lists but he's been stuck in there for months now.

For anyone who struggled to view the video: I THINK it is down to it being on instragram which is designed for mobile use only? I'm not sure. Thank you for your honest comments, hopefully the videos will improve with time! You SHOULD be able to view it on our twitter page here: should anyone be needing a giggle!

Sat watching the frogs in the pond for ages last night: counted about 25 at one time. Yay to my slug munching army!!


Hostafan: I've been listening to the news on my way to work. Its terrifying (though also very sketchy as details come through). I just wish I could march up to the daft sods who think this acceptable and give them a piece of my mind (and a 2 x 4 around the head).


Keep safe everyone.

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