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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:45

Afternoon all.

Having a quiet couple of hours as I've been at a scout leaders training day and sometimes you just need a soft blanket and brain numbing television before cracking on with a few jobs.

Still proving quite moist here; I need to get some tidying done in the garden (future in laws are over next weekend and I'm relying on good weather else we'll have no where to sit).

Wonky; if you could pop a few seeds in for me that'd be great! 

Today should be my last pay day from the museum; of course no cheque has arrived in the post and Facebook informs me that this boss is off on his jollies at an event.

Place your bets on when it arrives! (Or should that be if??)

can anyone advise

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 16:52

Does this plant appear in your neighbours gardens? Unfortunately if you have it locally all you can hope to do is manage it.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 16:50

You be all been very busy and full of thoughts today.

I've found the equivalent of a doggy me! Gluten intolerant, broken back, somewhat cheeky...

Detering rats from compost bins

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 16:37

What a novel idea!

So we get a discount when ordering??

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 08:12

Morning all!

A friend called and asked if I'd mind helping him out transport some new wheels for his trailer as he thought they'd be too big and heavy for his car. No worries; plus it's always nice to see him.

200 plus miles in the beating rain (after a 7 hour meeting that fried my brain) through everything from motorway to single track lane (same it was dark as I just know the countryside would been so beautiful to look at) in the mighty land rover and...

... He did apologise when we arrived and found them to be MUCH smaller and MUCH lighter than he had expected! They'd have gone in my little Peugeot 206!

I want to make a joke about men and their measuring skills but I've not had enough mugs of tea to be witty yet. ;)

Pear tree

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 07:46

Have you had a late frost? Last year I lost everything to a late frost.

But as Dove has mentioned; the dry weather has been causing problems too.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 07:45
Joyce21 says:

Morning all. Afternoon Pat.

More blue sky and sun    Anyone still needing more rain?

Clari, do you now have a three day weekend?  

Having help in the garden this morning to dig out a couple of shrubs.

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 Joyce; I do for now. Eventually I need to find a second income either on one of my days off or evening work to help cover the drop in wages. But for a couple of months at least I intend on concentrating on me (and the garden). 

Dove; I see Reggie as more of a pushing them in the pond than rescuing anyone! He loves the company of another good dog, more so than people. But I think his lordship has been convinced that we need to wait until his grandparents very elderly and prone to strokes when stressed dog departs. I don't think anyone would forgive themselves if they were the cause of his departure and since he already gets stressed by Reggie having two bouncy young hooligans might be the final straw.

Of course two dogs might make my second job impractical so we need to make sure we can budget well too. I know Reggie is spoilt but sometimes I look at parents with two or three or more children and think cripes! My one dog takes up almost every waking hour how do you crate train children so thry don't trip you up while cooking?!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 06:51

Morning all. Gloriously sunny today. I'm so glad the garden has had a good soaking ready for me to spend Sunday / Monday tidying up the greenhouse and pottering around. I didn't get chance to plant many seedlings this spring so now the tulips have been washed away it's feeling a little bare. 

His lordship is currently dropping hints about possibly adopting another dog. We've always said Reggie would do well with a friend so I'd best get the vegetable garden done before the entire garden becomes a doggy paradise.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 17:45

I've a moat about the house.

Okay so technically it's localised flooding but you all know how descriptive estate agents are when selling a house so why can't I. ;)

New job is proving a while heap of potential. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 11:58

Oh Dove that sounds awful! (The ear not the chicken manure). Do keep a careful watch over it even if it does seem to be sorting itself out with your TLC so far. Ears have such a tendency to go from irritating to dramatic very quickly.

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