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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 22:49

Nanny; my mother gave me a book. I remember distinctly hiding it in my bag to take to my best friends house. We must have been around 10 at most? We sat on her bed and opened it to discover...

... the drawing of the naked boy and girl were spitting images of a girl and boy the year above us in (a very small rural school). We shrieked and threw the book away in horror! 

That's as far as my "education" went (my school foolishly took me out of /those/ classes as I went to church - despite my parents and the vicar having no objection to me learning about such matters) until I was around 17 or 18 when my father woke me up at some silly time of the night to sit with him and watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show and discuss life.

Thank goodness for my library card! 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 22:32

Evening all. I have just scrubbed the downstairs floors and flitted around with the duster. HOW CAN THE HOUSE GET THIS DIRTY?? 

Seriously guys are one of you coming over while I'm at work and chucking dust bunnies under my sofas? I mean I'm fine with you coming over but seriously could you not at least empty the dishwasher?

Or water the (badly neglected and clinging on for dear life) orange trees? Why did no one water the orange trees? I know you've been upstairs: there's no way the landing can GET that mucky when I spend so much time asleep!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 17:05
Hostafan1 says:

Clari, what about the ads during Coronation street for " vaginal dryness"? 

" Daddy, what's vaginal dryness". there's a question you never want to be asked.

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 Now I don't watch Coronation street but I rather guess it's a pre water shed thing? Do we even have the water shed anymore? 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 16:52

Afternoon all.

Ear is now back to intermittent problems but I think the weather isn't helping. It hasn't rained or stormed or anything yet but it really feels like it should do. My garden certainly wouldn't mind the rain.

Does anyone else watch adverts and wonder just who the the advertising companies think are watching the programmes? Apparently they think women with loose pelvis type bladders and who also suffer from ache and pain watch Wheeler Dealers. Not who I'd have said but I'm sure they know best!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 07:08

Morning All! 

Dacha: such a sweet little thing! (Your terrier; not your arm pit! Though apparently Dove doesn't frequent the same parks as I do as there is one chap I meet while walking the dog that is so hairy you can't tell from a distance that he isn't fully clothed).

What an odd conversation to have while drinking tea in bed.

Ear drum now feels worse than ever; I hope that means the antibiotics are doing *something*


Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 15:02
Pat E says:

I haven't had a chance to read anything for a few hours. I've somehow managed to get a good dose of MSG from somewhere.  I've had Telfast andvPanadol, but still in a lot of pain with swollen joints. Catch you in my morning, all being well.

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 Oh bum! Drink plenty of fluids and hopefully it'll be out of your system soon. Do you think you know where you got caught out?

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 12:38

Punkdoc; I think a male perspective is needed. A man's mind is something I have never entirely understood and my parents are very much the woman stays at home as a domestic / chief / child carer and the husband provides in terms of the house and money. My brother was always treated differently because he was male (even though I had to do the manly things like catching birds the cat had brought in because he wasn't the biggest whimp going). All very pre 190s type "ideal" of family bliss so not the most normal of upbringings. 

I don't want to be a boss. I just want to be a team! I'm not expecting him to be meek and do as he's told (haven't even gotten the dog to do that) but to be a bit more on equal footing.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 12:17

One burst ear drum.

Dove; I'm planning on moving my team to an open plan office (mostly to save on costs of running the "hub" = more money for doing what beeds to be done). Maybe I will need to introduce some ground rules before we move in. 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:07

Because hello formers doesn't have an annoying theme tune that repeats every few seconds Dove!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 09:40

I always thought of you as a Westie Dove: friendly, slightly fluffy, always happy looking. Less dribbly than a lab!

I'm now in minor injuries. I've had ear ache for a month (assumed it was my hearing aid) but for the last week it's been really bad. When do they always put orifices that get blocked / leak / need careful checking right where you can't see? 

Trying desperately to distract myself from the noises around me; so many poorly children and old women playing games on their phones.

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