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Kalettes ????

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 09:09

I'd never heard of these before!

Grass Paving

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 09:08

It is me or are the spanners not even putting the effort in anymore?

So.....Re-booted Three

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 09:06

Banana toffee? That sounds horrible!! 

Now you've all got me craving sweet treats. I used to make my own fudge; the house always smelt so nice but after making it I'd not want to eat it so my poor friends teeth would have to suffer the glut of sweet things.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 09:01

Hosta; when I started building race car engines I was forced to hand back my ladies card! 

Is it just me or are we getting a lot more adverts for chemicals and treatments for delicate lady bits at the moment? They're even alongside programmes that are typically male focused (Wheeler Dealers, Top Gear reruns) which implies either

a) I'm not alone as a lass in really enjoying male typical fast cars

b) there are a lot of girlfriends who are going to be getting puzzled looks from their boyfriends when presents are opened and she doesn't squeal with the delightful prospect of non itchy bits 

Day off today! But unlike yesterday's day off I don't intend on going anywhere near any fire engines. His lordship is going straight to his friends after work so I have the entire day / night to myself again. The hound and I are going to head off to the Peaks shortly for a long stroll before I pick up 30 kg of raw meat to prepare dog meals this evening. I always say that this dog eats better than a lot of children but it's true! He does however have to have his vegetables smuggled in still.

Oh... and I need to make some more mince pies as the last lot disappeared rather too quickly! 

Keep safe and warm everyone.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 21:12

Evening all!

Yes I'm very much okay; I wasn't in the fire engine at the time! There was much more in my tale but for some reason it didn't post??

Let's try again...

I was on towing duty today as we were moving some vehicles that are indeed of serious tlc. Now to tow a vehicle you really need one person per steering wheel. I had one Clarington per two steering wheels (I'm just that good!) As all the men naffed off.

It was my job to drag the vehicles round ready for the low loader. One of the older engines broke free and rolled in to another. So I had to call the boss to say that I'd crashed a fire engine... into another fire engine.

And I wasn't in either at the time! 

Fear not however; no damage done!

Last edited: 15 December 2016 21:13:25

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 10:32

I've just crashed a fire engine.

Now sat waiting for my boss to show up.

Jobs You Think Are Going to be Easy.

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 07:41

'elf in safety unfortunately works on the premises of "if someone hurts themselves they'll sue because we failed to 

give training

put a sign up

explain the dangers of putting a metal fork in a toaster"

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 07:26

Save travels Dove!

PDoc; I hope you got some rest last night. Though I imagine it very hard to come by  Sheltered from the world seeing only images that graphic movies make you numb too, reading biased news reports, it is too easy for us to go about our days seemingly uncaring.

We're not. We just can't even pretend to understand.

I unfortunately think we are beyond miracles right now, beyond rational conferences where the only things that get bruised are egos. But I still hope for peace, or at least stability.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 15:34

Thank you Dove!! I'll try it out shortly.

Right now I'm on door guarding duty til the museum closes. Must be a big office party going on judging by the state of people wobbling past (it's only 15:30!!)

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 12:34

Oh Topbird I wish I was as organised as you!

I have found out that His Lordship is on holiday from next week. So maybe we can all enjoy a pre-emptive cheer in that he might do some work on the house so that January can be a month of trademen finishing off and February the month of love and painting?

I mean sure he has already arranged to spend a day with his mate, and will want to sort the car out before the journey to our families, hasn't even started his Christmas shopping yet, and I'm hoping he'll do the emergency loo roll and vegetables shop but...

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