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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 18:17

PDoc; you know I'm only a simple little bear but it really doesn't seem to be the best of things to take you back to the same hospital. Like picking a scab never helps healing.

But, what with your conflict experience which I am going to imagine is rather beyond the NHS capabilities, would it not be worth contacting Doctors Without Borders or even Help 4 Heroes to see if they can recommend someone away from the hospital?

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 16:23

Afternoon all.

Unfortunately I'm already on the non drowsy anti histamines; I have the strangest of reactions to drugs sometimes (like anaesthetic being almost entirely ineffective).

We are having the cloud, the grey, the big drops but not enough to keep the garden watered.

Other half isn't pregnant apparently; I'm still waiting to find out what the exciting news is.

Hope you're having a lovely day today Pat! 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 07:07

Morning all!

The rain around here doesn't seem to be very wet. It just moves the dust around. I spent last night moving plants around by the pond, we're still not closer to any kind of design! I've decided my dwarf bamboo will go in one corner behind the rushes for an all year round green type display. My sea hollies that I adore just do not fit with anything else so they're now waiting for me to work out where they will go. 

A trip to the garden centre might be in order. The horrors.

Took an anti histamine last night due to my immune system being very melodramatic. Feeling very lethargic now; drugged up even.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 17:20
Obelixx says:

Pregnant would be interesting!

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 Well I did say only this morning "interesting times ahead" !!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 17:18
Dovefromabove says:

Oooh Clari    ...............    I hope he's not pregnant     ..........  a nice shirt would be good 

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 I have thought it would be nice to start a family Dove, and it would be so much more convenient if he did the whole birthing bit as I'm rather busy right now (I have over 468 years of long service awards to give out sat on my desk right now).

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 16:23

Joyce; glad your OH is home, and that you can get your me time.

It's much cooler here today, close and my head is cracking like a storm is due. We had a bit of rain; just enough to dampen the dust but not enough that it would have sunk in.

I harvested my strawberries this afternoon... they never made it in to the kitchen! 

OH has text me to say he has some "exciting news". For him this could mean so much! From there's been a fire drill at work, to he's pregnant, to the office collapsed, to he's found a new shirt he likes.

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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 07:07

Morning all!

DD it all sounds so exciting. At this rate we'll ALL be getting our passports dusted off to come visit you armed with tea cups and bunting.

Enjoy the wildlife; it's a noise I never tire of. All I have is a worker in a digger. No idea what they're doing at the school next door but they're certainly grafting hard.

I had a strange experience this morning as I checked my bank account.

I've been paid

On time

With actual money instead of a cheque type I owe you a trudge into town 

But worse is yet to come .. they've paid me too much!

Remember that three steps forward two steps back?!

I've got some really positive things to announce to the office this morning (amazing how a few carefully chosen words can move along something that's been stagnating for 7 months) but gosh do they add to my work load in the next few weeks. I'm glad to be making a difference, even though no one has actually laid out what my job is yet or what I'm meant to do (don't ask!) so all I will say is

Interesting times ahead.

Keep safe on this solstice; DRINK MORE WATER!!


Posted: 20/06/2017 at 17:00

I always leave mine in the greenhouse whatever the heat.

How To Take Care of Plants

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 16:59

5. patience

Many a gardener has been lost by their lack of patience.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 16:27

Afternoon all. I seem to be taking three steps forward two back at the moment with work.

But still; we're going forward!

It's much cooler here today. Very grey and overcast with a gentle breeze.

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