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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 07:22
WonkyWomble says:

Tested Dove! I've TESTED two already!

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 You have to test two! Only testing one means it could have just been a fluke!

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 07/12/2017 at 06:58

Oh Chicky what a view!

Somehow I don't think my office will be as inspiring today! Still; it's dry and warm so let's look positive.

I'm attending a Christmas fundraiser at one of the hospital wards many of our clients come from this evening - they're raising money to buy the beds televisions. Sounds simple but they've all got to fundraise to pay for all the installation  / wiring / etc. so No easy task. They're hoping to do a Christmas market outside but the wind right now is making me think it'll be more thick waterproofs and scarfs than funny costumes.


Posted: 07/12/2017 at 06:52
josusa47 says:

Has it ever occurred to you that when you look at the moon it's the same moon that was seen by Michaelangelo. Shakespeare, Florence Nightingale and Margaret Thatcher, and all those people are now dead?  Don't look at the moon! The moon is killing people!

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 And the water! Look how many people that drank water have since died. Most without a footnote about their lives.


Posted: 07/12/2017 at 06:51
Tootsietim says:

If I put my Christmas sprouts on to boil tonight, will they be safe to eat come the 25th ?

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 You're cutting it fine but you might just be okay!

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 06/12/2017 at 17:59

Some people like to throw themselves out of planes

Others like to like raw cake mix.

Dare devils the lot of us!

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 06/12/2017 at 13:50

Ob; am holiday has to be uses by end of December in a use it or loose it approach.

The more I book off the more I end up working longer than had I just gone in.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 06/12/2017 at 12:47

Afternoon all.

Yesterday's holiday saw me in the office all day and at a social club am night.

Today's holiday saw me rushing in to the office to have to face a colossal fudge up. Levels of angry shouldn't get this high.

Stress are chips and mayo for lunch - good job there's no chocolate around!

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 07:22

(if anyone has any ideas for things to put in hampers for those aged over 50 who by their nature of being a client of mine are in ill health do please let me know!!)

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 07:20
Lyn says:

Your hampers sound lovely Clari, as an old lady, I would love to receive those things.😀Like Rach, it’s nice to have things you can use up. 

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 Lyn; I think most of the money went on the wicker hamper itself with the generic ones. They're pretty but do people actually ever use those things afterwards? I'm getting inventive with canvas shopping bags and some tinsel instead. Much more useful in my opinion.

My other problem with the hampers was that one of my staff had to goggle what one item in the hamper was as she'd not heard of it before. A sure sign that it's going to sit on a shelf unused! I confess I only  recognised it because it's the kind of thing I had seen in hampers sent to my office at previous jobs!

Keep warm and safe everyone. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 20:43

Well his lordship arrived and was craving junk food so junk food we (mostly) had. 

Tomorrow will be extra healthy!

Had a positive phone call from grandmother -she's got an appointment for the physio (tomorrow - they had a cancel). My stubborness is paying off! I just hope they're prepared for her. 

Tomorrow I'm off to work to buy 17 Christmas hampers for my clients thanks to funding from Asda. The generic hampers they wanted to send me were awful - all posh chutney and oat cakes with tinned fish rather than the kinds of things a predominantly working class area would recognise. So I'm making my own and including a few useful things like hot water bottles, scarf, mince pies... trying hard not to be patronising to my old ladies but I want it to be things they might actually use!

Then I'm off to a social club for their Christmas party; taking dancing shoes this time so I çan keep up with the 90 year olds!

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