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Perhaps a Survey worth doing...

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 07:00

Mike - The questionnaire is seeking information from people whose gardens flood from time to time.  The first question asks whether your garden has been under water recently - if you answer 'No' then you are told that the rest of the questions are not relevant.  Quite straight forward and absolutely nothing to do with double-barrelled names nonsense or any other imagined prejudice


Posted: 21/12/2014 at 20:33

Oooh, any chance of a decaff coffee please Gg - skimmed milk and no sug

For Stacey and others absent at mo...

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 20:30

Lovely thought Verdun!  Yes, lots of positive thoughts for Stacey and every good wish to her and her family for Christmas and 2015 ((hugs))

And to everyone who has difficult times ...

May the blessing of light be on you—
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you
and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire.

(an old Celtic blessing)


Posted: 21/12/2014 at 20:06

Gg   Bob F had his twins with him - think he had his hands full   He lives not too far away, so this is his local supermarket - don't want to pester him when he's 'off duty'

Folks - don't forget The Apprentice Final tonight 9pm!


Posted: 21/12/2014 at 17:41

Hello folks!  We're home

KEF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  What is he like???????????  I presume you'll be getting breakfast in bed every day from now until Hell freezes over!!!

Aged Ps ok - well, Pa in bed a bit under the weather - they think he may have a bladder infection - they've started him on anti-biotics and he's getting lots of tlc.  He slept most of the time we were there but looked ok and his breathing was ok (for him).   He woke to say hello and ask what day it was, and he had a little thickened lemon barleywater to drink.  Ma was in her wheelchair next to him holding his hand and the tv was on quietly.  She doesn't remember sending out the Christmas cards but I assured her that she did it (with some help from Bro) and we've received our and so have my kids, so she's relieved about that.  She said she's not usually that organised!

We saw a wonderful stormy sunset on the way home. 


Posted: 21/12/2014 at 17:13

Have a fantastic holiday Runnybeak - and everyone else too!


christmas has come for me too.

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 17:06

Yes folks - join in with us chatting about everything and nothing in particular all day (and sometimes half the night as well) on the Hello Forkers thread in the Potting Shed - everyone welcome


Posted: 21/12/2014 at 11:01

Hi Alan  

Don't think anyone was attacking you - I know from things you've said before that you'd never harm a living creature (vine weevils and lily beetles excepted).

However,  this is a public forum and people come and go and it's a good idea to remind people of dangers - not everyone knows that cats find Jeyes fluid pleasant to drink - and that doing so will cause them a horrible death.


Posted: 21/12/2014 at 10:55

How lovely   Whereabouts are you Betsy2 ? 

We visited my mother in law in early November and she had a little multi-flowered narcissus blooming merrily in her sheltered west-facing front garden in south Lincs

See you later work, two weeks off!

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 09:56

Merry Christmas everyone

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