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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 07:51

Morning all/afties Pat if you're around

Tea made here Dove....only the tea to get me off to a good start.   

I see it's to be cold in Newcastle today. Does that mean young women might put a t shirt over their underwear? 

Cold wind here yesterday and more today I think. Dry though so, every cloud and all that. 

I think doc's very brave doing his OU course. I'd take my hat off, but I might need it today.

Better get organised, but i'll take a quick  look round here first before I go. Have a good day everyone 

Help, my neighbours extension has spoilt my garden!

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 19:31

Peter - did you get notice of the building application, and was the build subsequently as described? If it's not, you can take it up with the planning department. People often push the boundaries - literally, in the hope no one notices or bothers to complain.

The build should be inspected at various stages too, but again, officials don't always turn up when they should, so builders take a different approach by emailing photos of the work. I have personal experience of that. The type of issue you have can easily go unnoticed if officials are absent.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 18:56

Good to have you back, doc. I'd wondered where you were 'cos I thought you weren't away till the end of this month...  

Hope the restorative powers of the holiday last a good while for you 

We've had a very traditional Burns Night dinner. Pork stir fry  

Good to hear you've had a good response for the holiday compensation Hosta. I agree with you about mentioning helpful people to their superiors. I know how much it means to people, and it only takes a minute to do. 

Happy belated birthday DD. 21 again?  

Great to hear you had support. Makes it all a bit easier to deal with. The tablets will help too.

Have a 'special' cake on me xxx 

Help, my neighbours extension has spoilt my garden!

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 18:46

If the fence is the neighbour's, you can't attach anything to it, or paint it. Some people will make an issue of it, so perhaps better to ask politely if they mind you doing that. 

You should have been notified of any building work, but most councils take virtually no notice of objections, in my experience, so it's rarely worth going to them in the hope something will be changed. Deal with what you have, the best way you can.

However, having said that, I'd much rather have the fence than the 'overlooking' windows!  Plenty of privacy  

As nut has said, plant something in front of it. I'd bung in a hedge, or some nice structural shrubs. Lots of potential to make it really attractive and/or interesting. View it as an opportunity 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 18:17

Evenin' all. Dreich, dank miserable day here. Just as well it's dark now and I don't have to look at it  

I love No Offence, fidget. Took me a little while to get it, but It really is brilliant.

I've never really liked Silent Witness. Preferred the other one, whose name I've now forgotten, which was in a similar vein. With Trevor Eve   

I've now also forgotten everything I've just read. 

Hosta with cleaned drains and broken posts, Obelixx and posts needing put up, visits to rellies and cinemas, and £3.30 for the train to Oban....don't tell everyone Liri - they'll all come 

I think you're being optimistic about it not being windy in March though.....

Apologies to everyone and everything I can't remember. It's been a busy day. 

I think you could do a simple pergola Obelixx, without too much trouble. Even easier if you have a jigsaw 

lawn help

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 07:54

It'll be fine - you can tidy it up with a bit of extra soil/compost in spring, and sow some seed. 

Of course - you might need to net that to stop them eating the seed instead 

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Posted: 24/01/2017 at 07:52

Just what I needed pansy - something to burn for keeping warm  

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 07:51

Morning - manky looking day here. Just as well I'm working.

Hope Pat's ok....perhaps she's trying to keep out the heat there. 

Are you pretty much on the mend now Dove?

Short and sweet Clari - no more to be added  

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Posted: 23/01/2017 at 18:09

An interesting use of the apostrophe too, girls. I particularly like that hyphen/apostrophe combo. 

Almost like Morse code....

Aaah - perhaps that's it...a secret code. How exciting!  

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 23/01/2017 at 18:01

Seems no time since you left LP! 

What a wonderful trip you've had - I bet it went far too quickly for you all. Glad you didn't need the thermals  

Aunty Rach - big empty space can be daunting, but also exciting. I know what you mean about missing seeign squirrels using the trees, but every cloud and all that. There will be lots of opportunities elsewhere for them , and you can invite more wildlife in with whatever you plant there instead  

Sun tried to make an appearance again this afternoon, but short lived. Back to the nothingy, dank stuff. At least the temp went up a bit - and it's about 3 degrees now. Woo hoo!       

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