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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 08:29

Congratulations on the contract Clari

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 08:09

Morning Panda

Have you got a pink sky down there?  We have

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Posted: 23/01/2015 at 07:57
Clarington wrote (see)

.... I might be catching up on my paper work somewhat!

Clari - if you run out I've got some here you could catch up on

My avocado plant's stem is turning brown!

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 07:32

I don't know why it's going brown from the tip - it may be too cold or too wet - they don't need much water in the winter - certainly not every day.   When was it last repotted and what in?

All may not be lost - I find that the best avocado plants develop from ones that are pruned hard back to about 3 leaves from the base and then they branch out and form an elegant bush shape.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 06:10

Good morning all   Nippy out there this morning -2.7C  - my first coffee of the day was accompanied by the sound of our neighbour scraping a windscreen.  So glad I don't have to do that today - keep safe and warm everyone who has to journey out to the saltmine - TGIF

Unknown garden friend or foe

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 05:57

http://adlib.everysite.co.uk/adlib/defra/content.aspx?doc=11426&id=11431#ID

Info about New Zealand and Australian flatworms and what to do if you find one in your garden.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 16:21

Lovely team you have there Fritillary

I was married the month before my 19th birthday - son born 2 years later.  That marriage wasn't my best decision but it did last 24 years and I have two lovely children so it was worth it

A good visit to the Aged Ps.  Ma should have her new dentures next week. 

After the visit I went down to the harbour and bought some fish fresh from the boat - landed yesterday evening - 8 good sized codling fillets for £10 - bargain

And I saw some great wildlife too - have a look at the bird sightings thread

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 16:08

I know I said I'd be sure to see partridges on my way to see the Aged Ps today, but I didn't

BUT

on the way home there was a Common Buzzard perched on top of an old elder bush right at the side of the road - such a clear view - I could see all the wonderfully marked breast feathers - I was following a tractor so going slowly and the buzzard didn't seem at all perturbed by the traffic.

AND

after visiting my Aged Ps I sat in the car at the harbour mouth for a while, watching the Herring gulls, Black-headed gulls and Turnstones when suddenly I saw a seal breaking the surface of the water, looking about him and heading on out to sea.

Not a bad day's Nature-watching

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 10:56

Right, heading off to see the Aged Ps - see you later folks

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 10:44
Lyn wrote (see)
pansyface wrote (see)

And how is one supposed to take out a mortgage or even plan a monthly budget under those conditions?

The same as if they were on the dole or claiming benefits I suppose.

With regard to 12 hours a day shifts, then time off, isnt that what nurses do?

When we were grave digging we did exactly that, we could be flat out 7 days a week, digging on a Sunday as well, because next week there may not be one. Teaches you to budget. Dont spend a good weeks wages in one week, save some for next week.

Well, not really - as my daughter had no income for that summer at all - even with her very careful budgeting there was no way that her Student Loan was enough to cover the summer holidays as well as termtime.  She needed a job for the summer and thought she had one - she's a hard worker and happy to be flexible - but to be contracted to work for a company but not given any work - an invidious situation for anyone.

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