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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 13:03

Afternoon all: honestly I haven't just got up! It was a very boring night here but I'll spare you the exasperation of reading about that.

Today full of new years motivation I'm trying to sort the kitchen. I want to get a better control of my spending on food (his lordship suggested it... then as if to prove a point did what he often does which is ask what we're having for dinner - I tell him - and instead of asking / assuming that I would have the ingredients in stock goes out and buy them - I even told him I was trying to use up what we have in the cupboards / freezer!) 

Can I get him banned from Tesco? Or perhaps just the kitchen.

Hmm... maybe not the kitchen. Otherwise he wont be able to retrieve the eight car tyres that are over wintering in here.

Right. I must go and sort out the baking cupboard. I'm not sure why I have six round baking moulds all the same size.

what base is best for a compost bin

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 12:50

Like Bob I would recommend a worm composting bin. Ours stands proud of the ground (handy for storing pots underneath) and has a tap that you use to drain any liquid away. Very nice and simple to use.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 18:27

I don't want to jinx anything but..

... having helped me clear the bedroom of any last items that had sought refuge in there he has taken it upon himself to put new floorboards down. Its not quite the installing the electrics I hoped for (after all a plasterer can dodge the creaky boards) but it is a start in the right direction. 

It occurred to me that this time last year I was reliant on an outside toilet (with no lights: to make it most fun for midnight tiddles the dog used to accompany me with his light up collar), no indoor facilities.... and we had turned central heating off while the re-plumbing was done.


(*having of course succeeded in the new years resolution of loosing enough weight to fit in said swim suit)

The first of the fire works started at 15:00, the next at 18:00. At this rate there will be non left for midnight! Poor Reggie has had his dinner early and will soon be retreating with me to the bedroom (the one that still has a floor) for an evening of being read too in the hope that we can keep him contented while the world ends around him.

I hope you're all having a glorious evening should that be what you want!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 08:25

Never mind Pat; autumn can't be far away surely? I say that in the hope our spring will be close by!

Having a much needed lay in before I start trying to tidy up the house and get all the washing done. It may as well be a clean house even if it is not a home.

I'll not share what I came home to find him doing (hint: not the house wiring) as my blood pressure doesn't need it.

Still; this afternoon I might try out my new spade. If I dig a hole big enough will he take the hint?


Posted: 31/12/2016 at 08:21

And to you Mke.

I wish to everyone what they would wish for themselves.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 17:18

Evening all. Still suffering the effects of family, unheated house, Christmas excesses and stresses, and heavily dosed up with fatigue.

I shall be watching even if I can't join in.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 20:47

Chicky; sorry to hear your dad is still in hospital; glad he's escaping for the big day though. I hope the tests find everything acceptably healthy.

Well I'm not sure about tthis evening being mad Friday. It's not even 21:00 and I'm considering going to bed!

Dove: did I tell you the book arrived? I hope I did! I am saving it for post Christmas reading while the rest of the family is snoozing :)

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 18:47

Oh Wonky I was so panicked when I saw you quitting til I saw you already had something else lined up!

Shame people lie on job descriptions: don't they realise if they tell the truth it saves them the hassle of re advertising when their cleverer employees jump ship.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 16:43

THE storm has reached us in South Yorkshire. I have retreated to underneath a blanket and indeed on snoozing the afternoon away from the relative discomfort of the caravan.

Keep safe if you need to go outside!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 14:47

Sweet dreams Pat.

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