Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 17:37

Hurrah! Hosta - fantastic news on both counts 


Clari - they definitely both count   and now you've said that ....... I must get some Tete a tetes for the kitchen windowsill ......... and maybe the dining room windowsill as well 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 17:01

Whoops   Just realised you posted on that thread Chicky - so you've seen the pics ...


Duh 


Maybe Pdoc and Bushman would like to see them .............. 


That's my second Senior Moment of the day ... earlier today I was getting ready to pop to the shops and thought I would put my red shoes on - looked around for them, was sure I'd seen them just a little while ago but they were not in the usual places so sat down on the stairs to put my black boots on and ............. took off my red shoes  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 16:53

Good to see you Topbird - thought it'd seemed quiet around here!    glad you've had a lovely time 


I must say, get yourself over to Bressingham if you possibly can and if the weather holds - OH and I went last weekend and the colours were wonderful - better than I've ever seen it


Take a look http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/bressingham-gardens-autumn-colour/989161.html/ 

Last edited: 21 October 2016 16:54:56

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 15:06
Clarington says:

.....  Sobering thought that even though we do our best to help, there must be thousands out there floating under the radar.


See original post

 Yep   and the day before every school holiday starts the office phone will be red hot with teachers phoning to tell us in the social work team of their concerns about children they would be unable to monitor and support over the holidays.  


They didn't seem to understand that even social workers don't have the ability to step in immediately and sort stuff out - huge caseloads and shortage of funding means that in most cases only the most urgent abuse cases can be acted on immediately.  Hungry, frightened and neglected children sometimes have to wait ...... 


It might frequently have been much better if teachers had told us of their concerns earlier in the term, rather than try to improve things by acting informally, often feeling that telling social workers of their concerns might alienate parents and result in more problems for the children.  


It did sometimes feel that the teachers just needed to tell us their worries so they could have their holiday free of guilt, leaving us to try to sort things out at short notice.  

Last edited: 21 October 2016 15:07:04

Anniversary of National and Family Tragedy

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 13:38

Too much sadness 

Last edited: 21 October 2016 13:41:51

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 13:27

Children's social workers across the nation will be stocking up on caffeine as we speak Clari 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 12:58

Looks like schools around here closed early Clari  - when I went to W'rose around 11 this morning, the place was full of children and harassed looking parents/grandparents 

what to plant now

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 12:54

Glad it wasn't just me Clari 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 12:38

There's a lot to be said for convertibles - I'd never have got my 8ft amelanchier home from the GC last May without having my top down 

what to plant now

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 12:34

So it is!!!  But it appeared on my phone early this morning - must've been a glitch with the downloading of the site this morning.  


Still, better late than never - at least we haven't totally ignored Emma's query 

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