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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 19:07

Evening all.

For some reason all the mince pies have gone (I may be entirely guilty for this). So I'm trying a different receipe for the pastry (less buttery) and an icing sugar top instead of pastry. Hopefully they'll not be too sweet.


I think I may have done the pastry too thin (grandma does ones so thick you need a hammer to get through to the good mince inside so Im

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 14:41

Lily: I was 13 days late. It'll happen when it happens. Their weather always sounds scary to us but of course they're better prepared for it.

Wonky: NO sign of anything being done on the house today. He has however washed his car (his best mate needs to borrow it) and then washed mine (he needs to borrow it). Alas my little truck (what I'll be using) has been missed but better than nothing!

He's on about going back to the workshop (with said best mate) this afternoon; maybe I need to hide all his pants so he can't leave the house stuff will get done. I have however informed him that he'll be taxiing me tomorrow when I go bowling with people from the museum.

Mind you, can you imagine the moaning I'll have to put up with if he gets things trapped in zips?

Maybe I'll just hide his (or should that be my) keys.

Finished off tidying the strawberry plants today. Was surprised to see a wasp hanging around.

So.....Re-booted Three

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 09:34

I have always ironed my bed sheets (not easy with a king size bed); to me they feel just that little bit nicer!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 09:32

Oh Chicky thank goodness you've got some choices for your dad. And that he gets to spend Christmas with you!!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 09:30

Thanks Dove! Another three of those and I'll be sorted.

Flowers; I used to do messy play at work and would find glitter in my car and house for weeks afterwards. It's amazing how far it travels!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 08:33

A pint of tea would be nice Dove.

Clarice; he gets away with far too much already because of his looks! 

Right now he's still fast asleep on our bed; I think yesterday's walk broke him! We've another long walk tomorrow.

Lots of cleaning and trying to sort the remains of the house to do today. His lordship hasn't dropped hints as to what he'll be doing yet. Should I start writing him a list?

Seeds to start early

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 08:25

If you can keep them going after they germinate I know chillies benefit from the early start.

No use however if once they get too big for the propagator you have no where to keep them warm and light... how many windowsills do you have?

So.....Re-booted Three

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 08:23

Joyce; I'll do your ironing if you do my Christmas decorations!!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 22:53

I've just spent four hours hacking up frozen meat to prepare the dogs meals for the next month. Come up stairs tired and aching from standing up so long (bad back doesn't like standing still) to find someone snuck a piece of very bloody liver upstairs and forced the bedroom door open.

What a nice present to find on my bed. He must think I need more iron. Bed stripped, duvet soaking, I've dragged out the sleeping bags for tonight. 

Does he at least look a little bit guilty??

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 17:22

Oh Wonky! Please please rest up good and proper! I had flu last year; being the idiot I am I went to work far too soon and it well and truly knackered me up for a month or more. I caught every germ going.

Lots of warm drinks, whatever the hell you want to eat, and don't feel embarrassed if you don't have the energy to shower every day. We won't notice the smell I promise (I'll fed Reggie some tripe that'll distract everyone).

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