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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 19:06

Hurrah!!!  Good to see you Bushman 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 13:42

How odd 

Let's try again 

That doesn't work for me either - most peculiar  ............... have a look on Google and click on the Doodle ... 

Last edited: 29 November 2017 13:46:29

Decreasing leaves

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 13:38

This may help you find the answers you're looking for 

Is my dogwood shrub dying/dead?

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 13:08

Try reducing the size of the photos Sam ... there's a glitch on the forum but reducing the size seems to work. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 13:07

Yours is a lovely area Lyn ......... we love Dartmoor and have had some great holidays there  

Have you all seen Google's tribute to Gertrude Jekyll?

Today's the 174th anniversary of her birth 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 11:33
Lyn says:

My heating allowance is in the bank already. Maybe they go out in alphabetical order.

 Only if they start at the tail end of the alphabet Lyn ... Pa always complained about getting the blunt needle in vaccination queues in the RAF ... those were the days  of one needle per squadron 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 11:11

Oh that's a bu$$er Hosta ((hugs))  .... but at least you're warm and resting ... that's so important 

That bird is gorgeous!   Have a lovely birthday  xx

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 10:29

Apparently our boiler has good efficiency ratings - or did when checked at the last service ... the chap we bought the house from was a heating engineer and did the house up to be his family home .. , but then his fiancée decided that she didn't want to take her son out of his present school and move across Norfolk to here, so he sold the house and moved to join her.  We got a pretty good deal.  

As for the AA, it's amazing how they can reduce the annual fee if you tell them you can get a similar service elsewhere ... last time I told them that and they halved the fee to match it I told them they could 'go whistle'  ... if they couldn't give me their best deal as a longstanding member then I wasn't interested and I went with Green Flag who have been very good.  AA keep begging me to go back ... I'll let them beg a bit longer and see what they can come up with ....... 

OH is convinced that insurance is licensed extortion ....... what about that awful tv advert which plays on people's 'Nagging Doubt' ........ no wonder half the country's adults suffer from anxiety 

Last edited: 29 November 2017 10:30:39

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 09:29

Our boiler was new just before we bought the house in 2011 ... that's not considered old is it?  

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

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