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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 19:57

Pat, as you probably know my stomach is... well ruined with a splash of FUBAR. If you have any questions on FODMAP or even just need a rant feel free to send me a message. 

Please please however remember that it takes weeks to undo the bad stuff so remember as you start it'll not be an instant cure. I was told not to expect to see any changes for 6 - 8 weeks.

Well work was... interesting.

Puppy and I are now hiding in the caravan to stay out of the way of his lordships DIY efforts. We have suffered our SECOND courier cookie up in a week so progress is hampered :(

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 08:22

Fairy; first aid courses have changed so much. When I did my first it included child birth, amputation, pelvic splints and was a one course for all eventualities affair. Now they offer specialist courses like paediatrics only with a waft of adult first aid (in case a staff member gets a poorly). Most first aid courses for "average Joe's" realise you're only a phone call away from an ambulance where the control operator guides you through it anyway.

Here we are offering free 20 minute sessions covering CPR, recovery position, and answering questions to put minds at rest and give people confidence. All ages and abilities;  often at the same time!

Tree and stump removal

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 08:16

I'd also suggest the stump grinder route; a tree surgeon took down out tree and "killed it" with chemicals. Near two years later the stump is as healthy as ever!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 07:35

Punk: after the news I had regarding possible scrapping of the whole project (which although I thought was a bloody stupid idea anyway when it's your role is never good to hear) it was reassuring to see.

I just hope someone decides to advertise it so we can get many many people through the training while it's still here. I've heard so many people tell me "Oh I know first aid" then sprout some incorrect information out and others seem frozen in fear at the mere sight of Annie that you rather wonder if I was to fall I'll on the street who'd look after me? The more we train the better my chances!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 07:05

Eddie I was wondering how your RNLI training was going; here's hoping my 10 days drinking only water helped raise enough money to get you a fully waterproof uniform (I think I got enough for the wellies!)

Next year I'll do it for a month and get you the rest of the uniform. So long as there isn't a scout camp on; scout camps NEED tea.

Currently laying in bed (spare room is mostly intact) with both the dog and his lordship snoring away. It's still black outside and the radio is talking about frost.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 17:23

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 06:51

Morning all. I fear the news will be very unsettled this week. So please everyone try and keep safe!

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Posted: 24/10/2016 at 06:49

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 22:33

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 17:43

Fairy; their outbuilding shares the same roof and yes I've heard his father telling him several times not to go near the edge so they know he's up there! We have a very well established wisteria along the wall which does make me worry a little about him getting over confident but as soon as it drops it leafs it'll be getting a good pruning.

All the children on this street play on the road: They're not feral but parents around here certainly don't worry about cotton wool. Not enough for you to call the NSPCC but it does put you on edge when you see them darting across the road. I did wonder about buying them all high visibility jackets!

It's no problem to get on the roof; either with a ladder or even stepping out of the bedroom window. It gets plenty of sun; in fact more than where I want to grow my vegetables! Perhaps I need a washing line with salad in baskets that I could pick from the window and rotate to get it recover! 

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