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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 12:34

Oh Topbird I wish I was as organised as you!

I have found out that His Lordship is on holiday from next week. So maybe we can all enjoy a pre-emptive cheer in that he might do some work on the house so that January can be a month of trademen finishing off and February the month of love and painting?

I mean sure he has already arranged to spend a day with his mate, and will want to sort the car out before the journey to our families, hasn't even started his Christmas shopping yet, and I'm hoping he'll do the emergency loo roll and vegetables shop but...

Calling all Essex Boys and Gals!

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 12:30

I hope he has paid. Then maybe they'll be able to invest further and develop the forum into a site to suit everyone!

How exciting!! :D

*cough* reported for moderators attention *cough*

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 11:45

As an aside: does anyone know of an app or clever magic trick that converts documents written in capital letters to lower case? Only I'm really struggling to read Pansys comments when there is a large block of capital letters all shouting at you from the screen. I don't think my brain is clever enough.

Jobs You Think Are Going to be Easy.

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 11:43

On a Ford Mondeo we had at my previous place of employment a headlight bulb involved removing the front bumper and was advised as a dealer only repair.

On a friends Nissan you had to go in through the front wheel (removing all the plastic trim on the way).

Sometimes I think designers don't really think of day to day living.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 11:29

I had to rescue the neighbours cat off the middle of the road TWICE this morning. Whatever it was trying to eat (I tried a bucket of water to wash it away but alas it only seemed to heighten the smell) that cat was not moving despite the horns, revving engines, or in one case the woman actually driving over it.

I rather dread coming back this evening in case I find it squashed (highly likely considering the quality of the driving from parents dropping off their school children). Unfortunately I think said neighbours are bored of kitty now its grown up as it has turned very much into an outdoor cat and they're not the kind of people who'd be receptive had I knocked on their door.

Another quiet day at work (I've left my hearing aid out!) so I have cleaned the classroom.

*twiddles thumbs*


Posted: 14/12/2016 at 11:27

Thanks Pansy! (Sure I had replied before but I can't see it).

Talking of Sheffield Carols have you all seen our local lads fire safety Chip Pan On Fire video? South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and of course the Everly Pregnant Brothers are hoping for a Christmas Number 1


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So.....Re-booted Three

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 11:24

Lantana how exciting! What kind of dog is she? I'm afraid hand me a baby and I'll hand it back but give me a dog and you'll be chewing my fingers off to get me to let go.

I shall be keeping what things I can crossed in the hope that it all goes well.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 13/12/2016 at 21:31

Oh DD! I struggle for space with just the one dog I can't imagine trying to share a bed with three! I hope they are at least obedient when they choose to listen (a terrible trait of huskies is their being highly trained... but choose to ignore you) 

I've watched a programme by Lucy Worsley on Henry VIII that I've been meaning to do all week, I think she may be my current favourite "historian". Not really found anything to watch that catches my eye.

Fidget get your pj's on and hit water bottle sorted! There are so many viruses going around right now you want to give your body a fighting chance!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 13/12/2016 at 18:57
Dovefromabove says:

I remember when we were at art school invigilating in galleries etc, and having to count the visitors ... we counted dogs as visitors and babes in arms ........... at one stage when visits were very slow, we even counted pedestrians who slowed down and looked hrough the window, but we counted them as half a person each. 

See original post

 We've not gotten that bad yet but if I counted the amount that booked and either short minute cancelled or in the case of one school didn't show up... THREE times I'd be much closer to my target!

His lordship is out tonight, is it too early to climb into bed and either find a book to read or some nonsense on the iplayer?


I'm put the presents out in a bid to try and induce festive cheer. But since decided they'd be safer under a dust sheet of their own.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 13/12/2016 at 17:25

Just the one. Unless I can convince them to go out and run around the block before coming back in?

New hearing aid installed. I arrived early (expected the traffic to be bad with the bomb scare) and this nice old gent started talking to me... we both failed our hearing tests there and then. His words too muffled mine not loud enough... what a farce it must have been for the receptionist to watch!

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