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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 10:46
Topbird says:

... Glad the washing machine is up & running Dove. Could you do some bedding and OH's work shirts for me? - and if you could run an iron over them too that would be good ......

 Happy to Topbird - lob it over here - virtual laundry my speciality 

Re the abuse of children - I think that the FA and other sporting bodies have put procedures into place which ought  to help protect youngsters - my son was involved with the running of a local football club and as soon as they started a youth team a load of Child Protection procedures swung into place.  However, procedures can only ever be as good as the people who implement them. 

The problem with abusers is, as I said, the type of people who abuse are the type who understand how to control other people, including adults.  They  create unquestioning fiefdoms around themselves like Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris did - they are not 'one offs' ....... sadly I've seen it happen.  

You have to have people involved in the organisation who are innately suspicious ... you have to always ask the question 'what are they getting out of this situation?  What's in it for them?'  Everyone gets something out of a situation.  Not all motives are malign, but some are.  And everyone should remember, there is very rarely a justifiable need for any adult who is not a parent to be totally alone with a child. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 10:18
Hostafan1 says:

Ahh, the beautiful game eh?

See original post

 Wherever there are adults who create fiefdoms and families who 'don't talk about things like that' there will be vulnerable children enduring abuse.  Awful. 

So.....Re-booted Three

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 09:54

I'm absolutely certain I never paid anything like that ................ I couldn't/wouldn't have ........... .. it's cheaper on this site 

Phew!  Whatever was that seller on Amazon thinking of? 

So.....Re-booted Three

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 09:37

Joyce, you've just reminded me ... Fendi was a perfume I used to wear ... I just googled it, the eau de toilette version is available on Amazon for £490 for 100 mls    Don't think I'd better ask Santa for that 

Christmas cooking

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 09:26

LOL  Logan, I know what you mean.  We've only got a small freezer - I've just had to make a batch of raspberry jam in order to make space in there for Christmas stuff 

dormant plant id

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 09:24

I'd say that's a lily of some kind.  Yes, cut it down.  It should start back into growth in the spring.  I would repot it with fresh compost in the early spring before it starts regrowing. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 09:20

Not actual laundry in yet Joyce -  it has to have an empty detergent only hot wash happen - that is under way. 

Pdoc - take yourself off for at least part of the day - that's what I do when they start digging the road up near here - at least we can do that, unlike when they decided to dig part of the car park up at work - although to be fair I did try to plan several 'home visits' for that week 

Clari ((hugs))  get a takeaway and snuggle on the sofa with Reggie and a good book this evening 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 08:48

Washing machine installed and old one taken away - very pleasant and efficient delivery chaps.  I shall now make another coffee and read the manual .............. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 08:27

Just had a phone call ... it'll be here in approx 10 mins, depending on traffic ...

I don't know that one LG ... it'll be interesting to see how it does and what it's like ... I too am a bit picky about apples - I like a crisp slightly tart Cox, Braeburn type, or a fresh  russet 

The whole school thing seems so complicated nowadays - it was bad enough for my two 30 ish years ago ... when I was at school you knew right from the start where you'd be going and who would be going along with you.  No wonder youngsters get stressed 

Christmas cooking

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 08:17

Next Christmas cooking job will be making some batches of pastry to lurk in the freezer for mince pies and sausage rolls to be made a bit nearer to the Big Day!!! 

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