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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 17:49

Afternoon all. 

For reasons I can not understand my spine has decided to flare up so I am currently poaching myself on the sofa with a hot water bottle (it's 23'C in the house).

His lordship is cleaning the car (not THAT one; his old one that is for sale) but I don't think it'll get the full works somehow! I don't think he got the hint about my car being nearly filthy. Mind you he's not getting the hint about not using the kitchen table as a dumping ground. Gentle prodding! He'll get there eventually (or will be forced to move onto the shed).

Any suggestions for supper tonight? I was going to have a very lazy pizza but that's what he had last night while he was out with his best friend so he'll not want it twice in a row. (Plus I can save it for Saturday as I'm working all weekend).

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 06:45

I'll be over as fast as I can Nanny! I love blueberries.

Morning all!


Posted: 19/07/2017 at 23:00

My Yorkshire Tea bags seem to rot down just fine and my compost bins aren't the best maintained (chuck it in and give it a poke type job).

Bench renovation

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 22:57

Like Tina; I had a bench I was convinced was past it. But being tight fisted (this is Yorkshire after all) I pressure washed and scrubbed it with a wooden brush and plain water. It took a few coats of oil to sink in but it looks grand now.

It might be worth considering a bit more elbow grease in favour of not working about your plants.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 22:54

oooh gluten free cakes too DD?? I'd best get my passport out! Brilliant news about getting some extra help in. Poor Charlie's head must be spinning especially when he'd probably just got used to it being you and him. HOW brilliant he has the confidence to talk to customers AND to teach them French! I couldn't do that now!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 22:51
Dovefromabove says:

ClarI  We don't have any curtains in the house and no carpets downstairs ... There's nothing to hold onto the dust so it skitters around distributing itself on all the flat smooth surfaces reproachfully. The Victorians knew a thing or two ... Fill your house with textures and textiles - they hide the dust 

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 That might be the trick! We've no carpets downstairs (technically no flooring) and no curtains. I will invest heavily in rugs and hangings!! 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 22:49

Nanny; my mother gave me a book. I remember distinctly hiding it in my bag to take to my best friends house. We must have been around 10 at most? We sat on her bed and opened it to discover...

... the drawing of the naked boy and girl were spitting images of a girl and boy the year above us in (a very small rural school). We shrieked and threw the book away in horror! 

That's as far as my "education" went (my school foolishly took me out of /those/ classes as I went to church - despite my parents and the vicar having no objection to me learning about such matters) until I was around 17 or 18 when my father woke me up at some silly time of the night to sit with him and watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show and discuss life.

Thank goodness for my library card! 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 22:32

Evening all. I have just scrubbed the downstairs floors and flitted around with the duster. HOW CAN THE HOUSE GET THIS DIRTY?? 

Seriously guys are one of you coming over while I'm at work and chucking dust bunnies under my sofas? I mean I'm fine with you coming over but seriously could you not at least empty the dishwasher?

Or water the (badly neglected and clinging on for dear life) orange trees? Why did no one water the orange trees? I know you've been upstairs: there's no way the landing can GET that mucky when I spend so much time asleep!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 17:05
Hostafan1 says:

Clari, what about the ads during Coronation street for " vaginal dryness"? 

" Daddy, what's vaginal dryness". there's a question you never want to be asked.

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 Now I don't watch Coronation street but I rather guess it's a pre water shed thing? Do we even have the water shed anymore? 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 16:52

Afternoon all.

Ear is now back to intermittent problems but I think the weather isn't helping. It hasn't rained or stormed or anything yet but it really feels like it should do. My garden certainly wouldn't mind the rain.

Does anyone else watch adverts and wonder just who the the advertising companies think are watching the programmes? Apparently they think women with loose pelvis type bladders and who also suffer from ache and pain watch Wheeler Dealers. Not who I'd have said but I'm sure they know best!

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