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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 21:02
WonkyWomble says:

Trainers I reckon Clari! 

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Might be the safest way. My current pair are in danger of being a little more aerated than is best suited for long distance walks. 

Get your woolie hats at the ready Wonky. I've noticed on our evening stroll it was definately biting around the edges.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 20:54
AuntyRach says:

Evening one and all. 

The annual heating-going-on chat always makes me laugh. We have just had a new 'thingy' installed so we can remotely change the temperature in every room etc, and it has already caused 'debate'. I was brought up on the 'put a jumper on' school of thought,  although my Mum always opened the kitchen window when cooking even when heating on. My OH is of the 'a house should be warm enough to wear a T-shirt' brigade. I think we discussed the minefield of sharing a bed with someone with different climate control requirements before too! 

Hope everyone is ok - and is warm enough, by way of heating,fire, jumpers or animal.

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 My parents would put the heating on as a special treat when visitors came round. I always wondered what they must have thought at the pile of thick blankets on the spare chair that we'd normally be huddled up in. It was only after I left home I found out that my parents rooms were so much warmer than anywhere else in the house! I remember putting my school clothes in a pillowcase in the bed so I could get changed without leaving the duvet.

Now my partner is the type of person who is in a t shirt in three foot of snow so I am back under my blankets! 16'C in the lounge right now apparently.

Funny though I feel the cold; I have to have the window in the bedroom open even when it's bitter out.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 20:44
Dovefromabove says:

Well done Hosta   Best to leave the bottom corner ... it was a bit boggy when we were there wasn't it?  Don't want you getting stuck down there and having to send for the neighbour and his tractor to tow you out 

Check the industrial action plans on the railways before you book Clari!!! 

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 Hmm... maybe a new pair of trainers instead? The buses around here are scary and with planes being a bit... unreliable. 😑

Cool Composting

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 18:11
Hostafan1 says:

Can I ask a supplementary question? 

How long is a bit of string?

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 Twice as long as half it's length! 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 18:06

What's all this talk of heating going on??? tsk. I have a thick blanket on the sofa and a German Shepherd for the bed.

I have 115 hours to take off before the end of the year. Not bad as I started with 115.5 hours holiday. Time to start looking for cheap train tickets for days out!

I've decided the cup plant pots are a no go; they are very dull in colour. 

Cool Composting

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 07:08

There are too many variables for us to give you an accurate answer on this that you seem to insist upon.

Unless I could quantify the exact ratios and contents of the bin, the amount of oxygen and moisture while maintaining strict control, external factors like aerating and to what degree the contents are mixed on a regular basis, whether it is indeed likely you can actually maintain the external temperatures you have stated as an absolute without any day / night variation, record accurately the internal temps and be prepared to act accordingly to keep them with in acceptably parameters, what microorganisms and indeed not so micro are present that aid the digestion of the organic material...

... Then I could give you a control time frame of an expected composting rate.

Temperature only plays one part of the composting process. You can not rely on this alone.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 06:38

Morning all. Laying in bed, the hound snoring by my side, mug of tea to hand. Bliss.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 20:11

I've just found these; a play on the whole image of us being tea orientated might be in order!

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 20:00

Congrats on the weight loss BL! I seem to be gaining weight still despite trying to be healthy.

Feeling very tired; I think I don't sleep heavily when my partner is away which doesn't help with the general fatigue I'm still trying to sort. 20:00 however is a little early even for me to go to bed. 

I'm trying to find a nice easy to care for houseplants for the office as a moving in gift. As it's so warm (24'c!!) I was thinking a citrus type little tree.

I have become that person...

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 07:08

Unfortunately I've been looking at similar buildings while looking at designs for a new garage (so easy to get distracted on websites!) And the manufacturers are quite hot at building something to /just/ skim under regulations so I will cross my fingers for you. But if you start saving up for that new tree no harm done.

Home offices, or even "day rooms" are quite a popular alternative to an expensive extension or even nore expensive house move. Especially now teenagers are not flying the nest as quickly and benefit from their own space. Gardens are quite literally an extra room to the house.

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