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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 14:14

Oh Pat :( 

Ever had one of those days where no matter what you do nothing actually seems to be happening? I think I've stared at my laptop all morning. 

Mind you: I have the first five hours of 9/11 playing in the room next door which is not exactly inspirational. Fortunately the exhibition closes on the 30th October so I shall have to hope for something a little more soothing next.

Poor Reggie was most confused this morning as I took him on his morning walk. Normally this is reserved for his lordship but he seems to be struggling to wake up with these darker nights. I have a feeling that this wont be the only time. Still at the moment there is more that he can do on the house than I can (nothing left for me to destroy) so I can't have him wearing himself out walking the dog when he should be doing the electrics.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 07:01

Oh Hosta we really need to go through the concept of day off don't we. 

The dark nights are making it very hard to want to get out of bed.

Monty Don and Potting compost

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 06:56

I enjoy Monty. But I do think sometimes that what they need is a little garden in Yorkshire in the shadows of the slag heap and previously owned by a builder who liked to bury his rubbish rather than recycle.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 19:57

Pat, as you probably know my stomach is... well ruined with a splash of FUBAR. If you have any questions on FODMAP or even just need a rant feel free to send me a message. 

Please please however remember that it takes weeks to undo the bad stuff so remember as you start it'll not be an instant cure. I was told not to expect to see any changes for 6 - 8 weeks.

Well work was... interesting.

Puppy and I are now hiding in the caravan to stay out of the way of his lordships DIY efforts. We have suffered our SECOND courier cookie up in a week so progress is hampered :(

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 08:22

Fairy; first aid courses have changed so much. When I did my first it included child birth, amputation, pelvic splints and was a one course for all eventualities affair. Now they offer specialist courses like paediatrics only with a waft of adult first aid (in case a staff member gets a poorly). Most first aid courses for "average Joe's" realise you're only a phone call away from an ambulance where the control operator guides you through it anyway.

Here we are offering free 20 minute sessions covering CPR, recovery position, and answering questions to put minds at rest and give people confidence. All ages and abilities;  often at the same time!

Tree and stump removal

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 08:16

I'd also suggest the stump grinder route; a tree surgeon took down out tree and "killed it" with chemicals. Near two years later the stump is as healthy as ever!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 07:35

Punk: after the news I had regarding possible scrapping of the whole project (which although I thought was a bloody stupid idea anyway when it's your role is never good to hear) it was reassuring to see.

I just hope someone decides to advertise it so we can get many many people through the training while it's still here. I've heard so many people tell me "Oh I know first aid" then sprout some incorrect information out and others seem frozen in fear at the mere sight of Annie that you rather wonder if I was to fall I'll on the street who'd look after me? The more we train the better my chances!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 07:05

Eddie I was wondering how your RNLI training was going; here's hoping my 10 days drinking only water helped raise enough money to get you a fully waterproof uniform (I think I got enough for the wellies!)

Next year I'll do it for a month and get you the rest of the uniform. So long as there isn't a scout camp on; scout camps NEED tea.

Currently laying in bed (spare room is mostly intact) with both the dog and his lordship snoring away. It's still black outside and the radio is talking about frost.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 17:23

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 06:51

Morning all. I fear the news will be very unsettled this week. So please everyone try and keep safe!

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