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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 13:16

Oh Wonky! What a pain in the rump. I'm sorry to hear about the job: I hope you find something to tide you over a the least until that special job arrives.

As for the car: at least no one was hurt. We've had three car crashes out side the museum this week due to drivers not paying attention. I'm considering setting up a recovery company.

I'm feeling very tired. I seem to be always tired. I'm not sure if its because it is winter, or whether I'm not absorbing the right / enough vitamins, or whether there is a lingering bug my body can't shift. I don't feel ill. Just tired. I'm going to TRY (ha ha ha) to have a quiet weekend but I may need to start preparing myself to do battle with the doctors receptionist to see if I can get a blood test done to check what is happening. Unfortunately last time I was like this rather than check my body for physical problems (of which it has plenty) the GP wanted to slap me on anti - depressants. 

Yes yes, I know they're the experts not me. But this body doesn't come with an operating manual and certainly doesn't conform to normal so I do wonder whether after 31 years of operating it perhaps I know better! 

Farm Shops

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 13:08

It has to be local. I went to a farm shop near me a few months ago to find them selling vegetables from Spain and lamb from New Zealand. We're in Yorkshire! They didn't even have any hendos!

They were nothing more, after I looked carefully, than a small shop with more interest in decorating the shelves with straw so it looked rural and thus they could charge more than for supporting British farmers.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 08:01

I could do with a few more hours truth be told Dove. Still today we've nursery groups in so that'll keep me awake.

Well the fish pie must have been a hit; he's taking left overs to work! He never takes left overs to work. Trouble is... I do! Oh well; a big bowl of fruit for me then.

(Good job too; we've three more fish pies in the freezer!)

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 07:08

Morning all. I hope you all had a restful sleep. I woke at midnight disturbed at something... realised the boiler was going full bore! No hot taps running but I think turning the power off earlier in the day must have confused it. Kitchen was warm at least!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 12:32

Liri have you been looking at my washing machine??  I confess I give it a wipe out with a bleach laiden cloth when it gets TOOOO bad but I think a trip around the dishwasher might be needed!

Re the fish pie: nothing special I'm afraid I went to the Good Food BBC website: I get most of my meals from there and mould them with my own style (usually compensating for what is lacking in the kitchen cupboard).

Today's school group seem... very boisterous! Plus being half term for some we're quite full! It makes me realise how quiet the museum has been of late.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 07:07

Morning all.

It was quiet last night wasn't it! I was making a batch of fish pies for the freezer (as well as a special gammon heavy meal as a treat) to ensure we have plenty of easy meals for those fatigued evenings. The last receipe I used was lovely but of course I didn't write it down. I keep doing that! It's like all the plant labels I forgot. We've now enough fish pies to last us a month (might have gotten a bit carried away!)

Right, my turn to walk the hound (normally OH does mornings but he has an early meeting on a Wednesday) so I'd best stop faffing trying to sort those little chores and thoughts in my head. 

Recommend a plant/herb to reduce joint pain.

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 17:12

Young Codger: You put the bees in a tub which can be placed on the affected area for them to vent their frustration. Given that the bees die afterwards perhaps you'd consider wasps instead?

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 17:05

How? How do you even put nail varnish on their toe nails??

I got a card today! The nursery group I visited made it for me. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 14:40
Hostafan1 says:

Hubby has just made me a sausage butty for breakfast. That'll do for me. 

And NO, it's NOT a  ( an ?  that sounds weird ) euphemism. 

See original post


My other half helped me make my lunch this morning. So I appear to be missing my sandwiches and any sweet snack. This is clearly a ruse so that he can present me with a huge box of chocolates and tell me how I can scoff the lot without feeling guilty because I didn't eat anything naughty at lunch. 

We'll see! He did drop me off at the fire station (which is on his way to work) to save me getting the bus so all is well. Today's nursery was fun: but the fact that the manager seems to drive a Bentley makes me think that this is the really rather posh side of Sheffield! 

Gammon tonight (his favourite) as a valentines treat. Then I'm hoping for an early night... because I'm shattered. Is it really only Tuesday??

Still the sun is out, hopefully the lawn will be drying out.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 08:16


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