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Moving house conundrum

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 06:23

Firstly with plants ensure your house sale clearly states which plants are staying and leaving. We've heard tales of people getting into hot water when lifting plants after a sale as legally they are property of the house.

Secondly: seriously consider whether the plants you have a suitable for the new climate. My family (Northamptonshire) grow plants that do not thrive in Yorkshire so the leap to Scotland will make a huge difference.

Personally I'd try to sell everything in terms of equipment that I could and buy afresh when you're settled. You might not make what you brought them for BUT you don't need to pay out for transport and storage.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 22:27

I don't blame them Pat!

Duck was a delightful treat. Now in bed with a mug of tea. 

I'm trying to decide what it says about a town near to me that the family planning clinic opening times are during office hours with just two hours a week (17:00 - 19:00) for those that work (nearby one presumes). 

I suppose everyone around here must work so hard they're too tired for nookie so don't need to worry about such precautions. 

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 18:58

Thanks for resting my mind Ob! Now if only his lordship would hurry home!

What is on your Christmas list?

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 18:36
B3 says:

We had a deal last year whereby nobody could spend more than a tenner, you had to get as many presents as possible and kudos awarded for naffness.

Strangely, many of the presents turned out to be more useful than the usual expensive tat. e g the bit of plastic for opening jars, the keyring light - handy for looking in a dark handbag  . Some less useful - like the cork with a light stuck on it so that you could change your empty wine bottle into an 'attractive' lamp.

It was fun buying and receiving them and totally stress-free. I'm looking forward to doing it again this year.

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 B3 : we do a secret santa in my family. You get allocated a name and can spend no more than £50. The person organising it gets to add silly things to the list along with suggestions that the original person hadn't requested.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 18:29

Wonky; there is plenty of duck since his lordship has shown no hint of when he'll be home! I'm still undecided about the blackcurrants as a sauce compot. But it does need a fruity kick of something.

Managed to get the hound to eat for the first time in several days (complicated animal) and before the fireworks started. I'm so pleased I could make Dove look miserable! ;)

Tomorrow I will be going to work super early to disinfect as much of the three floors and almost 50 vehicles as I can because I have a VIP coming to the museum; a young boy who has leukemia so can't visit anywhere normally. It'll just be his family as the museum is normally closed. I just hope he's well enough to come!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 17:50

Busy: I'll try to sort some nice weather for you!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 16:00

Yes please Dove! One more door to wax. Rather struggling with the light now.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 14:49

His lordship is having a break from DIY to go mess around with Land Rover with his friend so puppy and I are home alone for a few hours. Hopefully I'll get all the doors waxed in that time! Brilliant wax but gosh does it smell strong.

I AM COOKING the duck tonight. With roast potatoes and honey glazed roast parsnip. I can't decide however whether a raspberry compote will help or hinder (no plums to make a plum type sauce). Dilemmas!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 07:44

Tramadol is horrid stuff. I had my fair share from the medication cabinet after the Accident and found it worse than morphine.

Horrid nights sleep, well more correctly, a horrid nights awake. :(

Off for a walk with a few other German Shepherds this morning. Then more waxing and DIY!

What is on your Christmas list?

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 07:37

A new fork after his lordship snapped the other one. Needs to be a tall one which seems very hard to find.

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