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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 15:02
Pat E says:

I haven't had a chance to read anything for a few hours. I've somehow managed to get a good dose of MSG from somewhere.  I've had Telfast andvPanadol, but still in a lot of pain with swollen joints. Catch you in my morning, all being well.

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 Oh bum! Drink plenty of fluids and hopefully it'll be out of your system soon. Do you think you know where you got caught out?

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 12:38

Punkdoc; I think a male perspective is needed. A man's mind is something I have never entirely understood and my parents are very much the woman stays at home as a domestic / chief / child carer and the husband provides in terms of the house and money. My brother was always treated differently because he was male (even though I had to do the manly things like catching birds the cat had brought in because he wasn't the biggest whimp going). All very pre 190s type "ideal" of family bliss so not the most normal of upbringings. 

I don't want to be a boss. I just want to be a team! I'm not expecting him to be meek and do as he's told (haven't even gotten the dog to do that) but to be a bit more on equal footing.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 12:17

One burst ear drum.

Dove; I'm planning on moving my team to an open plan office (mostly to save on costs of running the "hub" = more money for doing what beeds to be done). Maybe I will need to introduce some ground rules before we move in. 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:07

Because hello formers doesn't have an annoying theme tune that repeats every few seconds Dove!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 09:40

I always thought of you as a Westie Dove: friendly, slightly fluffy, always happy looking. Less dribbly than a lab!

I'm now in minor injuries. I've had ear ache for a month (assumed it was my hearing aid) but for the last week it's been really bad. When do they always put orifices that get blocked / leak / need careful checking right where you can't see? 

Trying desperately to distract myself from the noises around me; so many poorly children and old women playing games on their phones.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 07:23

Pat; its alwats amazibg how a ten minute job gets you roped in to sixteen other jobs.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 07:11

Morning all. He finally finished cleaning the car just before supper. Well... the outside at least. Having sat and watched a few of the videos with him apparently there is a "thing" for this level of cleaning and detailing. Admittedly normally on super performance luxury motors and normally performed by ones team of staff. 

This is, from his point of view a way to rest and relax after a busy and stressful week at work. Hes been late home nearly every night with deadlines to miss and design changes being thrown at him last minute.

At least he is taking pride in his birthday present and doesn't go to the pub or.... golf.

I'm going to write a chores list to put on the fridge, if they work for children it might at least help open communication for sharing the workload. If nothing else I'll get the satisfaction of knowing honestly I did wash the floor ten minutes after it looks dirty again!

I'm working all weekend this week coming so I shall be spending today trying to get ahead of myself.  Have a lovely day everyone! :)

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Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 06:54


Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 16:20

Afternoon all! 

He's STILL cleaning the car. Would it be wrong to flick yoghurt a la bird poo at it?

I decided to start stripping the paint (gloss) on the banister. We were intending on doing the hallway last of all but since things have stagnated and I can't hang doors I thought I'd give it a kick start. Under the awful gloss is a hideous poo brown varnish hiding the beautiful pine.

Had to stop for a rest now; it does rather smell and I still need to work out what to do for dinner!

Wee Black Things.

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 08:45

I've been trying to have a look to see if anywhere suggests I.e. hot water might be effective to kill any that that rolled away but no luck so far.

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