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Posted: 07/02/2016 at 09:09

Morning Dd - children have it easy on the ski slopes - they have a lower centre of gravity  

Morning Hosta   keep your hatches battened



Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:45

It was this picture of you and Spike escaping the floods Verdun

 Not a seal in sight


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:30

Good morning Verdun   Sunny here too - I need to get out and finish pruning the gooseberries etc - s'pose I'd better get dressed and have some breakfast first tho'

We saw you and Spike paddling for dear life in the wet weather yesterday - we sent a drone to get a photo ........... did you see it? 


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:27



Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:22

We're certainly getting an early spring here - wild plum and cherry blossom is out and celandine and crocuses are in flower on the roadsides ... I've also seen a whole bank of wild primroses blooming in sheltered spot. 

what are these ?

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:13

Saw some smiling up at me yesterday in the sunshine - I know that spring's here when I see the celandine flowering.

I know they're a PITA in the wrong place, but in the right place ... what a joy

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:11

Must give my seed tins a sort out - on the To Do List for today .........


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 07:46

G'day Pat

I was thinking that nearly 6C was quite warm for an overnight temperature in February!!!

It's usually around freezing at night at this time of year.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 07:31

Good morning all

Glad Mr and Mrs Fidget are safely honeymooning and that the tyre mishap was no worse!!!  

Lowest overnight temp here was 5.8C.

I was just listening to the farming programme on R4 - they were talking about the damage done to the stone walls and bridges on the Lake District fells - it's going to cost a fortune to rebuild them


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 07:16

There's no abuse ....... there have been questions and suggestions.

This is a time when things are changing on the forum ... the GW team are working on an upgrade and this is bound to mean some changes ... in the past we have requested improvements in posting pictures and making it more user friendly so that people using phones and tablets can access the board more easily - now these are happening.  There have also been technical problems and  the changes will make them quicker and easier to fix. 

It is quite usual on forums for threads to be terminated once they reach a certain length and a new thread started.   It used to happen back on the  BBC message-boards (for those of you who remember that far back )  and it happens on the Foodie Forum I'm a member of. 

Some have ideas about how this could be done better and I'm sure that's fine and Nora will look into it and respond when she's in the office and has time to do so.

Verdun   I hope I've not implied that you've raised the point due to arrogance - that wasn't my intention  - I was simply pointing out my own personal viewpoint re the Hello Forkers thread etc.  If it came over as a criticism then I apologise

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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

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