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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 07:07

Morning all.

It was quiet last night wasn't it! I was making a batch of fish pies for the freezer (as well as a special gammon heavy meal as a treat) to ensure we have plenty of easy meals for those fatigued evenings. The last receipe I used was lovely but of course I didn't write it down. I keep doing that! It's like all the plant labels I forgot. We've now enough fish pies to last us a month (might have gotten a bit carried away!)

Right, my turn to walk the hound (normally OH does mornings but he has an early meeting on a Wednesday) so I'd best stop faffing trying to sort those little chores and thoughts in my head. 

Recommend a plant/herb to reduce joint pain.

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 17:12

Young Codger: You put the bees in a tub which can be placed on the affected area for them to vent their frustration. Given that the bees die afterwards perhaps you'd consider wasps instead?

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 17:05

How? How do you even put nail varnish on their toe nails??

I got a card today! The nursery group I visited made it for me. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 14:40
Hostafan1 says:

Hubby has just made me a sausage butty for breakfast. That'll do for me. 

And NO, it's NOT a  ( an ?  that sounds weird ) euphemism. 

See original post


My other half helped me make my lunch this morning. So I appear to be missing my sandwiches and any sweet snack. This is clearly a ruse so that he can present me with a huge box of chocolates and tell me how I can scoff the lot without feeling guilty because I didn't eat anything naughty at lunch. 

We'll see! He did drop me off at the fire station (which is on his way to work) to save me getting the bus so all is well. Today's nursery was fun: but the fact that the manager seems to drive a Bentley makes me think that this is the really rather posh side of Sheffield! 

Gammon tonight (his favourite) as a valentines treat. Then I'm hoping for an early night... because I'm shattered. Is it really only Tuesday??

Still the sun is out, hopefully the lawn will be drying out.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 08:16


Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 22:37

So I sat down and looked at scouts; one of the biggest issues when I was delivering today's workshop was how poorly behaved the "adults" seemed to be. I don't stand a chance with the scouts if I have to babysit the helpers too.

It's a no from me.

Parked the Sabre (above) at my local fire station to save me a long journey back into Sheffield. I think all the firefighters were tucked up in bed (21:30) the place was empty!

Please can we have some dry weather on Saturday? I've worked out yet another design for how I want the vegetable beds to go and I want to spray paint them on the lawn for sizes.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 07:33

My eyes are open if that counts Dove.

Still debating the scouts thing. I think how tonight's session goes might tip it (I'm feeling tired already).

Yellow warning of snow here; I'm not confident we'll actually get any snow. But I do know we've definately got the cold.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 17:47

Wonky; scouts (like so many youth groups) is essentially a cheap baby sitting service. That is obvious enough by the fact that they're asking a childless stranger they have known for exactly 4.5 hours to help while the parents dump and run as quickly as they can!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 16:39

Wonky; let her know while tidying you found evidence of mice living in the shed. A not uncommon problem in the winter. You don't THINK they've damaged anything YET but if she wants to keep it all she needs to move it to a more suitable location. 

As for saying no to scouts. We'll have to see. I'm going to talk to a few friends that are leaders. Having not been a scout myself (and I've only been three times to this group!!) I'm still trying to work it all out.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 12:48

Punk; your oh needs a talking too! Even my partner made tea in bed this morning.

Well Scouts at church was interesting.

Who came? The scout leader and her two children who didn't have a choice. We were then joined by a scout whose mum is a guide leader and thus... no choice. No other leaders (except me and the leader was genuinely amazed I'd come) and no other youth. I understand the weather is grim and people have better things to do but it is a shame when the church support the group so much.

The actual service... well I wasn't expecting to have to be a submarine and 'dance' to a song. It was really quitenjoyed fun.

BUT afterwards while we were packing away the flags the scout leader asked if she could have a word; I was expecting comments on my choice of trainers as a poor example to the scouts (but in this weather I wanted all the grip I could get and my smart shoes are slippy in the dry). 

Nope, she wanted to ask if I would be THE SCOUT LEADER. They need an overall group leader that looks after everyone and it looks like it needs to be her. Bit that means she can't be the scout leader asked well soooo... 

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