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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 22:12

Still no sign of his lordship. I've had a lemon curd sandwich (such a grown up). Now in bed sharing a hot water bottle with the hound.

BL; I have quite the fan girl about Lucy Worsley! Thank goodness for Kindle; my partner can't see just how many books of hers I've brought. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 20:11

mmmmm pate.

His lordship is working late. How long can a doting spouse wait before eating dinner?

lining pond baskets

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 20:07

Depends on the plant. My water mint worked through the liner so I just lift it every so often and hack it back.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 15:17

Looks to be the same one as on the other thread Dove.

Not sure I'd go as far as to say "professional looking" I mean sure you didn't use Comic Sans but...

Questionnaire about gardening for dissertation

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 15:09

Done. It would be interesting if all the third year students who regularly come on to this website in search of easy prey for their questionnaires ever came back after completing their topic to share their results. 

Soft Verge

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 15:06


I agree with the others, unfortunately there isn't a cheap fix. Many expensive fixes but unfortunately non that will deter a determined lorry driver from giving it ago. These vehicles are of course the ultimate company car and no driver is going to worry about running over a few ornamental stones.

All I can suggest is that you get a suitably heavy duty grid mesh that lay that into the grass verge. It might offer some protection from the ground being churned up by spreading the load of the vehicle.

For example this company:

Good luck!

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 14:59
Dovefromabove says:

WonkyWomble says:

...  Dove,  don't know why you will need wrapping paper...we agreed no presents this year,  unless you have a party time job as an elf I don't know about?!😉

have a good day all 😁

See original post

 Drat and double drat!  Foiled again!!!  

See original post

 Its okay Dove, I'll graciously accept presents! 

My family do a secret santa at Christmas. Spending was getting silly. We each write a list which my brother distributes (of course you're not meant to know who it is for but it is often easy to guess - so he throws in red herrings, normally extra gifts for him for organising it) and we are given a budget (last year it was £45, the year before £50. It takes so much pressure off things and is quite amusing!

With his lordships family however they seem to see Christmas as a time to go silly with gifts. They get ever so upset when I want practical things and frown at the luxurious stuff (last year I asked for a George Foreman.... so I could cook chicken for the dog!)

Hopefully one year they'll join in with the idea of Christmas being about relaxing and celebrating surviving another year... oh and the baby Jesus of course.

I have counted up school visitors through the museum so far this year: we're well over 3,000 already (it was only (it averaged 1211 in the three years before I started). Alas unless I can find another 150 students I wont be able to break the 4,000 mark....)

Hmm.... its almost worth my hunting down schools and trying to borrow a few students for the day!

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 06:51

Boys for beavers girls for rainbows.

Though can't girls also be beavers?

It's 15'C outside: silly warm! 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 21:51

Edd: over £200 including cash donations. Enough for some really good wellies! 

Brownies were... very different to the scout groups of late. I have another group in on Wednesday.

The hound and I are having cuddles in bed. I want to read a book but it's a little too hard going for tired brains.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 16:52

I've just had a thought. This super moon business...

... now since the emergency services HATE full moons because of the less than pleasing effect it has on people ...

... can anyone tell me how it might affect the brownies visiting the building or indeed the ghosts that reside here?

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