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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 09:53

Good morning Hosta   

Yes, that's how the our parliamentary democracy works - however as I've said Cameron was either ignorant, disingenuous or careless - I can understand that there are parts of the electorate who didn't understand it - as far as I can see there is very little education on the subject in  schools nowadays.  But the discovery that there are Members of Parliament and political journalists who don't understand the processes of our democracy is frightening.  Added to that, a candidate for the leadership of a party which has pretensions to be a possible HM Opposition in the next few years, has called for the High Court Judges to be 'brought under democratic control'!  That way lies fascism!!!   

Pdoc - the world has been in a mess before and it will be in a mess again.  It says something for the human spirit that so many of us expect things to improve along the way -  a two steps forward and one step back sort of thing.  Sometimes it seems the other way around doesn't it.  At times like these it's important for us to focus on the little things that can make such a difference - without them, the big things don't matter. 

But that's enough of that for now 

I have a fish pie to make - whether or not I'm going to go out there in this 'orrid weather and pot up some bulbs and bubble-wrap the little greenhouse remains to be seen.

Hot Lips

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 08:22

We've learned from experience not to cut our salvias back until the worst of the spring weather is over, and then we cut them back by half , no more. 

Watering spring bulbs?

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 08:19

My bulbs in pots stay outside in a sheltered spot near the house. I've never watered them and they've always been perfectly fine. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 08:13

Pdoc I usually make our fish pie using skimmed milk in the sauce then stir in a dollop of creme fraiche for flavour. 

Pat when son was younger we never pur the decorations up until his birthday when we started with balloons for his party and the tree etc went up the day after. 

It was clear out there a few minutes ago but a bank of fog has just rolled in and suddenly it looks horrid out there !

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 07:55

Good morning all  Still and overcast out there. No idea of the temperature but I can't see any sign of frost and we still have only the 4 tog summer duvet on.

I have plans to bubble wrap the little greenhouse and tuck the big begonia away in there for a while and pot up the Tete a Tetes that I bought yesterday. theres also a bit of paperwork to do and a fish pie to make. 

Ive not done any Cmas shopping yet but it won't take long , we don't buy big presents. There will be some preserves for everyone and of course, there's birthdays too. Sons on 22 nd and OH on 19 Dec and we do try to make them a bit special. 

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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 22:22

TTC - glad the new neighbours are an improvement on the previous ones 

Lantana - enjoy the dog-sitting. 

Sweet dreams everyone 

Too late?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 21:10

No, plant them now - I'm still planting mine (every time I've planted them all I buy some more ) and anyway, if they're not planted they'll rot, so you've nothing to lose ... but they'll be fine planted now.  

Not going to plan

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 19:34

Ah   That'll be gorgeous 

Christmas cooking

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 18:54
aym280 says:

Dove: Ham is from pork in my last recollection? Haha! Naughty girl!

See original post

 Of course - my parents were pig farmers.  

Not going to plan

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 18:53

Not sure what you mean by the native orange   Citrus aren't hardy outside in the UK.  

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