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Black Friday bargains

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 05:56

Lovely cards David

 

To return to Topbird's Xmas - I was taught (at village primary school) that the X in Xmas was the old symbol meaning Christ and that it used to beused a lot to save space, ink and time when writing Christmas and Christian etc. 

However, I was taught that as it was a symbol meaning Christ you should read it as Christ and so Xmas should be pronounced Christmas etc.

The X in Xmas is not the letter 'x' from the alphabet as in xyz and should not be pronounced as such.

I received a remarkable education in that tiny village school. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 20:58

Yes, congratulations from over here too

 

Feeling

Daffs & Tulips Showing

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 20:27

Hi andy - yes, they'll stay as they are and sit and wait until spring - no need to worry about them

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 20:25

Yes - hugs and positive wishes for Stacey and everyone with poorly health, cares and worries.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 19:57

Hello folks   I'm back from visiting the Aged Ps - a difficult visit - Ma very confused and being difficult - Pa trying to reason with her - life's not a lot of fun when you get to that stage 

I've just been fed by OH, and my feet are up while I watch the Turner Prize Award Ceremony and have a look around here to see who's been doing what

my deleting ?

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 12:40

I think this site is a bit like my knitting - someone must've dropped a stitch early on and now whenever you get one bit of the pattern back on track another bit is out of kilter. 

There's probably no answer but to pull it all out, wind the yarn up a and cast on again ........... but do we want that?

It's a big worry......

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 12:22

Well - they won't get a present from him then will they?  Seemples

Little Oak Tree

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 10:33
Steve 309 wrote (see)

........  I do have this dream of turning the current rhododendron jungle into an oak wood....

Dreams can come true Steve ...... if you want any acorns let us know

Garlic

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 10:31

I use a large-ish wide-bladed knife just as Pansyface does - it does the job quickly, efficiently and makes no extra washing up. 

Now then, now then....

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 10:27

Fascinating Verdun   Keep us informed.

As I've said before, Bressingham is close to where I used to live and it was frequently the venue for Sunday outings with the children - they loved Alan Bloom's steam engines and he was great with the children.  I enjoyed the gardens and nursery so everyone was happy (well, I didn't ask the then husband if he was happy but he seemed to enjoy it - sometimes we took his mum as well).

As I said, Alan was a great character and very much" hands on" in the nursery etc - but my memories of it are as not really the most orderly of places, so maybe something got overlooked or an error was made somewhere along the line ...

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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

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FIDGET'S BIG DAY!!!

Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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