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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 17:03

Beautiful photo Chicky.

Worked an extra hour today so I can finish early tomorrow. I want to get the house tidied and neat for his lordship return.

Annoyingly Saturday says rain due so looks like I'd best get my duvet in the wash early on Friday to go out while I'm at work. Mind you it's so warm I'm sure if I put it in now it's be dry by tonight.

Neighbours young children have rediscovered the outhouse roof again. It looks directly in to what will be the master bedroom and aside from the 

a) that's half our roof too

b) danger involved

c) privacy when you're trying to relax in the garden and there's two children stood there shouting hello at you and upsetting the dog

I'm really not happy at the idea of them looking in to the house especially a bedroom window. I think I will have to have a chat with their mum if they carry on.

If mum isn't bothered I'll climb up there myself and start putting flower pots up there! She'll soon realise when a stranger has access into your bedroom window and full view of the gardenthat is normally quite private it's not terribly enjoyable.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 07:09

MORNING Dove! I'm declaring the weekend washing the duvets and pillows time. If bare knees aren't a sign of summer trying to hang a wet duvet on the line definately is! (Am I alone in getting a little excited about the idea of fresh pillows?)

His lordship returns on Saturday from a week of an air conditioned hotel bedroom. I think our room that gets the sun on it all day will be a bit of a shock. Even the very needy Reggie has decided it's a no go zone.

In laws are coming over on Monday; I need to start thinking of a suitable feast. I'll be getting the ice cream maker ready for some experiments tonight.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 07:01

MORNING Pat! Im not sure we're hurrying to sumner it feels like someone suddenly found the switch and bang it's here!

Yesterday was the hottest day in May for many years (since 1944), today may well be hotter. It has made me realise just how varied May can be; I still remember "treating myself" to having the fire on the day my birthday plans were cancelled by snow.

Well yesterday I wore a skirt and bare legs to work, might have to do the same today as my suit though light; just the idea of it feels too hot. I'm meeting my mentor today but at least the meeting won't be 6.5 hours like last week. Let's see what she thinks to the changes I'm ploughing through with; I don't think it'll all be smiles but there's a job to do and seeing as how I spent my birthday recommissioning a toilet I think proves that I am most definayely hands on and up for a challenge 


Posted: 24/05/2017 at 20:20
fidgetbones says:

Not sure why this is on the Monty thread. Apart from presenting the evening programme, the actual gardens are nothing to do with him.

See original post

 You'll note the same name appears seeming, for reasons unknown, to feel the urge to keep dragging this thread up to try and stir... Well I'm not sure what they're trying to stir. Apparently they are so sheltered in their damp little windowless flat that thry haven't realised there is bigger things to concentrate on that whatever kick they are getting off the fact that we are even bothering to comment on this post.

I'll report them to the moderators before adding them to the block list.

Flame weed killer

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 20:14

It is good fun, but I never found mine very effective :(

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 16:23

So much for thinking I had parked in the shade!

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 07:01

Ladybird where do you live out of curiosity? I can't remember the last time it got dark here!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 06:30

Pat; it reminds me of a low flying plane! Clouds are funny things; somehow they let our imaginations run away with them.

Punkdoc; Happy birthday! No worries about starting the cake early you can claim a slice was for me. I refused to have cake yesterday - the gluten free ones you can buy always have suspiciously long expiry dates and it was far too hot to bake my own. Don't worry; everyone in the office got a cool cream slice from the local bakery! 

Hosta: I've paid for people's shopping several times, it has always felt the "right" thing to do and was usually someone who had some exactly the same as your gentleman that so easily done slip of your mind and sudden realisation your wallet is on the table at home. One time I brought an elderly gentlemen's shopping and it was quite clearly a Sunday roast for one. In a purely selfish way it was worth doing just to see the chaps smile before he disappeared. Little did he realise that in this busy world he was the only other person I'd spoken too for two days aside from the checkout lady.

Good on your kind stranger; we need more of them.

Tinygardengirl; hi! I don't think we've chatted much before. I just wanted you say hello, and that for me, like so many others here, we welcome you to the forum and we welcome learning more about you, your passions, your beliefs, your loves, your hates. We all know that religion can do so much goodness in the world; it can bring people together, create a huge network of support and love. It gives people the strength to get up, carry on, and do wonderful things like banding together in time of crisis to open your doors as a place of safety, to get the kettle on or hand out bottles of water to the emergency services on the hottest of days. Religion can be brilliant.

The people that commit these terrible acts; I do not care what anyone says. They are nothing to do with religion no matter what they claim or whose flag they wave or whose quote they try to shout. They are, bluntly put; arseholes. 

And together we will overcome them.

I do however realise that the media is often one of the biggest arseholes and that their own words will put so many people at an increased risk so I want to say this; to anyone on this forum who because you are awesome enough to be different are put at an increased risk from the attacks of other mindless arseholes



Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 22:24

The terrorist threat level has been raised.

I only hope the media keep out of the way enough to let the police do their jobs to prevent the death or injury of any other innocent person.

 Do keep safe

Do report anything that doesn't feel right

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 18:48

LG that's brilliant news!! 

Neal; this thread in the forum is for general chit chat. You're very welcome to join in but when asking questions here they get lost very quickly. Be patient and someone who can answer you will be here soon.

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