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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 09:08

Westminster Abbey is largely self funding. It's status as a Royal Peculier simply means that it is not under a bishops control but is within the jurisdiction of the monarch. its main source of funding is from the visitors admission fees and money they spend there. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 08:58

Oooooh! We haven't written ours yet - better get started ...

the other job I need to get on with is to give all the silver a good polish. Most of it stays in the sideboard except at Christmas - it looks lovely reflecting the Christmas lights. 

Oh and I must make jam from most of the raspberries in the freezer to free up some space to freeze Christmas stuff. 

Christmas decorations

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 08:24

My sons birthday is on the 22 nd so we never used to put the decorations up until then, and the tree the day after his special day.

Now he's an adult we do decorate a bit earlier , usually triggered by Christmas cards accumulating on the bookcase. 

Decorations come down on Twelfth Night and not before. 

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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 08:14

Good morning   Sunny and very cold out there. Sparkling white stuff all over everything and dog walkers with woolly hats, mittens and plumes of steam around their heads. 


Posted: 29/11/2016 at 19:32

Think we've all got our thermals on today Gg 


Posted: 29/11/2016 at 19:19

Ah there you are ... no pallets here I'm afraid, but it's good to see you 

Indoor gardening

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 16:09

Sadly I've not been able to grow hyacinths indoors since acquiring my OH ... although he is not now 'asthmatic' he used an inhaler in his teens and if we have hyacinths indoors he has breathing problems.  Paperwhite narcissi do the same thing.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 15:49

Fidget - I'm so lucky - I've never been in a bad smash - a friend has (in a Volvo, it was elderly but still a tank) - it was over eighteen months ago and a formerly confident driver is still anxious about going on the motorway.  

I think my instinct would be to get back on the horse asap and keep getting back until I wasn't anxious any more ......... but as I said, I've never been there ....... hope it all gets much better for you both very soon.  ((hugs))

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 14:48

Obelixx,  if you want to visit the abbey for personal prayer you go to the West Gate to be admitted.  There are also services every day which are free to attend.  

Fidget - I did wonder if that might be the case - remember I said about the chassis possibly being twisted?  

I really think a new car is the best thing - we had a brand new car which was rammed from behind when parked (fortunately no one was in it at the time).  Although it was repaired it was never the same, and had all sorts of strange problems occur in the months following repair and it never handled properly.  

best unusual house-plants

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 14:35

I had one for years and years and it grew many trailing stems - eventually I moved away for a while so gave it to my daughter ........ it's easy to care for ...... it forms little tubers on the stems and you can use these to propagate it .... it is happy in a dry atmosphere and can cope with the occasional drought.  If the stems get too long you can just snip and shorten them.  It's a pretty thing. 

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