Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 09:21

Well, the engineer has come and gone ... nice young man and proud father ... apparently he lives just along the road here and his little boy goes to the school at the top of the rise so after coming here and diagnosing the problem and ordering the part Daddy went up the hill to join in Wednesday Breakfast Club at which parents are welcome ... he said his son will be so surprised as he's never been able to go along there before  

The boiler needs a new heat exchange module which has been ordered and will be fitted tomorrow afternoon.  Apparently the part is so expensive that British Gas would offer us a good deal on a new boiler instead ... we've said no thanks to that unless fitting the module uncovers more problems ... apparently the 'something or other flue' isn't made like that any more so if fitting the new module causes a problem with the flue (which he said was a slight possibility) then a new boiler it will have to be ................. 

Nanny Beach ... I had my Winter Fuel Allowance letter at the end of last week, so they're on their way ... 

We had a heavy burst of hail while the engineer was here, but now we have bits of blue sky appearing and the sun's trying its hardest to shine ... OH has just set off on my bike to go to the dentist ... expect a downpour any minute 

Last edited: 29 November 2017 09:23:38

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 06:55

Good morning all   Lots of wet out there ... The rain woke me up  

We'll to get up soon ... The boiler engineer may arrive at any time from 8 onwards ...

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 28/11/2017 at 21:02

Clari ((hugs)) be kind to yourself xx

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 28/11/2017 at 19:12

Cosy here too ............ 

Decreasing leaves

Posted: 28/11/2017 at 16:46

Ergoth has told us previously that he/she is in the tropics .......... 

Moving established veg

Posted: 28/11/2017 at 13:59

Any root disturbance to alliums such as onions and garlic can cause the plant to bolt and produce flowers and seed rather than form a swollen bulb ... I wouldn't risk it.

ferns indoors

Posted: 28/11/2017 at 13:55

In my experience most ferns really don't like heat  especially dry heat -... they prefer cooler damper conditions.  

Last edited: 28 November 2017 13:56:36


Posted: 28/11/2017 at 13:53

There's stony and there's stony ... how stony are you talking about? 

How big are the stones?

Is the soil sand and gravel or clay with flint and chalk?

We need more information please ... and photos usually help too. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 28/11/2017 at 08:17

Hello all  Great photos Chicky 

Quality not quantity Pdoc ... Definitely the way to go.   When I first acquired OH he thought he didn't like red wine ... but he was still a student when I got him ... When I introduced him to some good stuff he discovered that it was really very nice 

One of the best Christmases we've ever had was a couple of years ago when, for one reason and another there was just the two of us. We had a grilled lobster each, delicious cheese and some superb fruit, good books to read, favourite music to play, films to watch ... perfect 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 27/11/2017 at 19:13

Fairy   Bavette = more or less the same as what I call 'skirt'  - a thin lean cut with lots of connective tissue.  It's what I use for Cornish pasties and steak & kidney pies and puddings 

OH's landlady when he was in student digs also worked at Bletchley ... she could have told some stories, but of course she didn't 

Last edited: 27 November 2017 19:14:09

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