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Signing into secret garden

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 10:34


I've flagged this up to the team and I'm sure someone will get back to you as soon as they're in the office next week, if not before.

Sadly I believe I'm right in saying that all the 3,000 hose reels have now gone. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 09:45

Well, you're definitely a 'one off' Wonky ............. always have been ((hugs)) 

Papa Womble should've used anti-vibration gloves when using angle grinders etc, but of course he's a big tough man and didn't need such things ... and then he got carpel tunnel problems 

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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 09:37

Wonky - have they given you some anti-vibration gloves to wear when using the hedge trimmer?  

Hosta, do you think they'd be helpful?  Maybe she'd better ask Father Christmas for some ... 

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 09:26

I think there is a tendency towards the binary in American culture - good versus bad etc, demonstrated in the old Western films, where the Good Cowboy wore a white hat and the Bad Cowboy wore a black one.  Because of the fundamentalist christian roots of their government there is also a tendency towards the 'he who is not for me is against me' point of view.  This is being exploited by the Trump camp.

The reality of life is that most people are a muddy shade of grey.  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 09:16

Here you are folks 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 09:14

You're absolutely right Hosta - in Britain we have a Parliamentary Democracy - referendums are a way gauging the opinion of the electorate on a subject that crosses traditional party political boundaries, not a way of reaching a decision.  For Cameron to have intimated otherwise was just plain wrong and indicative of either arrogance, ignorance or carelessness.  Government cannot over-ride parliament in these matters - it would be illegal - as you say, I thought that was what the Brexiteers wanted, a restoration of the supremacy of the British parliament.  

An independent judiciary is fundamental to a parliamentary democracy - parliament makes the laws - the judiciary interprets and applies them.  If you don't like the law you try to persuade parliament to change it - you don't attack the judges.  They are doing their job.  

I do wish Civics was taught in British schools nowadays.  I believe that my Russian ex-daughter-in-law has a better understanding of the workings of the British democratic system than many Brits nowadays, as she had to study the subject in order to pass her Citizenship Test.  

Mail Order Pond plants

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 07:53

We only have native plants in our wildlife pond  Hornwort, water soldier, brooklime, lesser spearwort and watercress are the main ones. If you need some oxygenating plants in your pond before they are available from suppliers, can you get hold of some watercress from the supermarket?  Throw a few pieces into your pond and they will soon develop roots and start to grow. Watercress is very good at oxygenating and keeping the water clear. It will grow quite rapidly in the summer but it's easy enough to control. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 07:02

Good morning all  Coffee is arriving 

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Posted: 04/11/2016 at 22:45

Sleep tight everyone 

Shakes you...

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 20:48

If anyone wants to send some practical help to the youngsters who have this difficult hill to climb, and their parents and siblings, have a look at the CLIC Sargent website, one of the best charities I've ever come across. 

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