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picked rhubarb

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 14:08

I'm afraid the only really accurate answer is: Possibly.

My rhubarbs are fairly late into the season now and are all dying back. It COULD be that yours have sent enough essentials to the roots to come back next year as if nothing had happened, although perhaps weaker than had it had a few more weeks.

We'll see come Spring!

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Posted: 22/09/2016 at 13:49

Ob: That's all well and good having two hours in the house but he expects that while he's in the man shed "working" I should be cleaning the house and doing chores. Ironing is therapeutic and all that but since I have cut my ironing down to just his shirts (and the bed sheets if I'm feeling in need of a little luxury) its hardly the most enjoyable way to spend the evening!

As for work: you'd be amazed when reading the welfare at work act that the this place hasn't been shut down but somehow he gets away with it. 

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Posted: 22/09/2016 at 11:54

20 degrees? GWRS that is roasting! Our heating isn't allow on until its dipped 15'C (Welcome to Yorkshire).

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Posted: 22/09/2016 at 11:24

Joyce: the garden has been forgotten all of this year, and most of last. His lordship has his man shed that he can retreat too and of course the workshop he rents with a friend. They're his personal space. I have no where. The kitchen is barely a kitchen when after spending an hour scrubbing it to within an inch of its life I turn my back to find car parts have magically appeared. Now I'm not the best at baking but I'm pretty sure you don't need a winch switch or turbo boost dial when you're making fat rascals.

The house being a mess I can cope with. Were it not for the fact that when I come to work I don't even have an office! I have a cupboard with ONE chair and ONE childs desk that act as working space for TWO people, the wall paper I have given up trying to peel off (it has a tendency to fall off when you least expect it) and NO storage of any type meaning I've boxes and mounds all over. The new guy (who I now share this space with) can't see why we're not cracking on to get it done. Bless him. He's got a long way to go before he realises that just because the boss promised you something doesn't mean you'll actually get it!

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 10:51
Hostafan1 says:

good on yah Mary. 

Welcome back Lirl.

See original post

 I am glad. It will be interesting to see whether the badger haired Hollywood will jump with the show to 4. If not.... they've not really got any of the original show left! I try to remain optimistic, hopeful perhaps.

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Posted: 22/09/2016 at 10:48

Those grapes look wonderful Dove! I want a grape vine in the garden (well in the greenhouse I think for Yorkshire). To be truthful... I just want a garden! I'm so tempted to just call in some professional landscapers and to hell with it. His lordship has no concept of helping me and seems to forget my limitations. We're still chickenless despite comments. NEXT SPRING I'm just going to turn up with some chicks in a box and tell him he'd better crack on with things!

Mind you the skip is coming tomorrow (yay) so that we can clear the plaster from the lounge (all bagged up on the floor and hopefully knock all the plaster off in the hallway. Not that we can find a sodding builder that is! I'm not looking forward to the colder nights with no central heating (mind you since we only really have the kitchen and bedroom I can crack on with baking to warm the house and treat myself to a new blanket... or six!)

Last day of the H20 today.... its proving a killer!

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Posted: 22/09/2016 at 06:56

Morning all.

So chilly last night the dog rug stayed on the bed.


Posted: 21/09/2016 at 11:58

They look lovely Chris! I can never manage to plait garlic as well as yours!

Insomnia cure

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 11:55

Well you might be able to sleep but will the rest of us laying here imagining you out there in just your socks delicately pulling up the weeds risking sun burn on your bum!!

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Posted: 21/09/2016 at 11:01

Dove: enjoy the display! I went on February when they STILL had the damned Christmas decorations out. It was awful trying to look behind the massive dusty penguin to see the Avelling 12 ton single compound behind it. But that is what you have to do to keep the money coming in I guess.

Stopped on my way to work to help a chap and his young son that had run out of fuel on the way to school. It was a silly busy road and not one person apart from myself and a lorry driver slowed down to help us push the car to safety. Is it really so important that you get to work that you forget what it is like to panic when your car suddenly stops (he'd lent it to a friend and jumped in not realising that said friend hasn't topped it back up: another gripe!) Got them into my car (they were going to walk along the road! Christ can you imagine how I'd have felt if I'd heard they'd been wiped out by one of the drivers on their phones / doing their make up / etc??) And took them back to their house to get a jerry can (did you know most fuel stations don't stock jerry cans now? What's that all about). Got them fuel and dropped them off at the car. It took less than 20 minutes.

If people can't spare 20 minutes from their day to give a strangers car a push to safety we're all doomed.

Trouble is what I really want now is a cup of tea. This drinking water all the time doesn't have the same satisfying effect! Only a few days to go then I can end my H2 Only challenge on Friday with THE BIGGEST MUG OF TEA you'll have seen!!

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