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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 06/12/2017 at 12:47

Afternoon all.

Yesterday's holiday saw me in the office all day and at a social club am night.

Today's holiday saw me rushing in to the office to have to face a colossal fudge up. Levels of angry shouldn't get this high.

Stress are chips and mayo for lunch - good job there's no chocolate around!

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 07:22

(if anyone has any ideas for things to put in hampers for those aged over 50 who by their nature of being a client of mine are in ill health do please let me know!!)

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 07:20
Lyn says:

Your hampers sound lovely Clari, as an old lady, I would love to receive those things.😀Like Rach, it’s nice to have things you can use up. 

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 Lyn; I think most of the money went on the wicker hamper itself with the generic ones. They're pretty but do people actually ever use those things afterwards? I'm getting inventive with canvas shopping bags and some tinsel instead. Much more useful in my opinion.

My other problem with the hampers was that one of my staff had to goggle what one item in the hamper was as she'd not heard of it before. A sure sign that it's going to sit on a shelf unused! I confess I only  recognised it because it's the kind of thing I had seen in hampers sent to my office at previous jobs!

Keep warm and safe everyone. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 20:43

Well his lordship arrived and was craving junk food so junk food we (mostly) had. 

Tomorrow will be extra healthy!

Had a positive phone call from grandmother -she's got an appointment for the physio (tomorrow - they had a cancel). My stubborness is paying off! I just hope they're prepared for her. 

Tomorrow I'm off to work to buy 17 Christmas hampers for my clients thanks to funding from Asda. The generic hampers they wanted to send me were awful - all posh chutney and oat cakes with tinned fish rather than the kinds of things a predominantly working class area would recognise. So I'm making my own and including a few useful things like hot water bottles, scarf, mince pies... trying hard not to be patronising to my old ladies but I want it to be things they might actually use!

Then I'm off to a social club for their Christmas party; taking dancing shoes this time so I çan keep up with the 90 year olds!

Nothing to do with gardening vent

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 20:31
B3 says:

I'm afraid I have to invite my husband to dinner frequently -almost daily.

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 Oooh you didn't say it was your husband at fault! That's different - tell him most bluntly to taste it before he tries it! He might be surprised.

Or at least sheepish.

Olearia Tweedledum shrubs not growing

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 17:37

What is around them? I.e. are they having to compete with grass or other plants that are close by? (A picture might help).

Nothing to do with gardening vent

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 17:30
B3 says:

I've heard that some people have yps with jam. Might be nice in a fried mars bar sort of way 

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 Yorkshire puds and jam are not that different to chocolate eclairs! They really do make good sweet treats.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 17:28

How nice to have a happy ending Dove.

Puppy and I have been in the garden all day - you'd not know but twigs and leafs have been relocated to different parts of the garden (and my fire engine has had its radiator flushed and drained).

Any ideas for supper?

Miniature orange tree problems

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 10:29

You haven't got it too close to a radiator have you? 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 09:57

Oh Punk that sounds uncomfortable. I hope it's fast and effective.

Well I'm dressed and downstairs - can't promise much else!

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