Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:15
Mike - you know that many forum members are fond of you - we've proved it haven't we?- and as good friends do, can you imagine that we're all sitting around a table in a pub with a pint in our hands saying 'Shush Mike, you've already said that, don't go on so ..... just join in '
You'd probably say to us, 'Do I go on? Why didn't you tell me sooner?' and someone would say, 'We're fond of you and we know you've been poorly and worried, we didn't want to hurt your feelings'. And you would say, "I wish you'd told me - I feel a bit of a plonker now'.
Well, that's what's going on now, and we've said it, and you've no need to feel a plonker - just join in and chat with the rest of us. There's no need for essays and whole chapters of your life - keep that for your book - you are going to write your memoirs aren't you?
Just imagine the chatty bit of this forum as a conversation in a pub - you know what a pub bore is like don't you - and you don't want to be one of those just take an interest in what other people are doing and chat to them about it.
Just be our gardening friend Mike