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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! 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 17:14

Joyce: the roof can take the weight of a five year old and two grown men. I think something that won't blow off / get pushed off is my safest bet.

We've been working on the house since before last Christmas I'm rather getting used to it. I do miss having a sofa though.

Fairy: a conversation might be needed. For starts just to find out how he gets up there. I mean he has a pretty big trampoline in the garden BUT surely not?

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 16:54

Lantana: Reggie is sensibly snoozing in the caravan. The stairs is only the boarding that has gone; lots of the wiring runs along the stairs which we need acess to tidy up and replace (or just ripping out).

Our master bedroom is going for the abandoned house with ages of decay affect.

Now; our master bedroom overlooks the outhouse flat concrete roof. Recently the neighbours five year old boy has taken to standing up there staring blankly into the garden obviously in awe of our fish pond... maybe. Aside from the whole privacy issue and risk of said small child landing on the patio (such a mess) I'm wondering what I can use the flat roof for. Some low maintenance pots that are too heavy to move but will create a bit of colour from the bedroom window.

Any suggestions?

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 16:27


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