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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 14:54

It's obviously one of those days ... have just heard from our 15 yr old niece (the one who's just been promoted in the Army Cadets) that she's got either a broken ankle or torn ligaments (A&E haven't given a definite decision) and is on crutches. I rang in response to a text ... she said that she was getting ready to go to Judo class last night and ran down the stairs and fell ... her ankle hurt but she got up and went to Judo anyway ... someone threw her and there was a loud cracking sound ... she spent the rest of the evening in A&E. As I said to her, better this end of the holidays than at the beginning; she'd have missed her surfing holiday and her cadet camp and promotion and her DofE Silver etc. At least going back to school in September on crutches will mean she gets made a bit of a fuss of  
OH will get an appropriate get well card from the garden centre .

Plant named after the rainbow is Iris. 

something I don't think I planted

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 13:54

It was a bit of a long shot ... 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 13:25

The skip has been collected!!!!   The boss had to go and knock on a few doors and ask a few people to move their cars ... the driver wasn't prepared to do that   Mind you boss agreed with me that it shouldn't have been necessary as the bin lorries go up and down there quite happily with cars and vans parked on the side of the road.  On Monday we had a Luton van parked at the side and two bin lorries drove straight past 

They were not prepared to leave another skip so son will put the last of the rubbish in a heap and they will come and collect it on Friday and barrow it 25 meters down to the skip lorry which will wait at the bottom of the lane.  


But I feel totally emotionally zonked ............................

something I don't think I planted

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 13:05

Have a look at Salvia hispanica  and see what you think   ... chia seeds, sometimes in birdseed. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 10:13

Chapter 2 of the Skip Saga ... driver still doesn't seem able to collect skip ... lots of phone calls going on here 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 08:42

Morning Hosta 

Cat got your tongue? 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 07:45

I went back to sleep ... 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 06:43

Good morning all  Awake in the night due to amazing electric storm. ... an hour of continuous lightening flashes very close by, then thunder and eventually, just as the dawn arrived, a little light rain. Now it's a blue sky and white fluffy clouds and I'm awake but 

Who is this visitor?

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 05:53

It's a newt looking for slugs and bugs 

Looks like either a Smooth or Palmate newt ... Palmates have spotted throats - Smooth newts don't. 

Last edited: 23 August 2017 06:00:29

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 22:53

Happy anniversary Obelixx 

Glad you all had a great day Yvie ... Lovely flowers 

Ambulance at opposite neighbours earlier and he was taken to hospital ... he had major abdominal surgery about ten days ago and it seems there's an infection. His wife came over to see us when she got back from the hospital. He's on antibiotics and they're keeping him in until he picks up, which she doesn't expect to be long. I imagine they're both well into they're late seventies... we don't know them well but have a little chat if we're both out the front at the same time ...a nice couple ... Hope he's ok. 

Now it's time for bed so sweet dreams folks 

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