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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 12:12

Having lived in a variety of properties of all ages with different ceiling heights, Wonks, I can safely say little modern, well insulated boxes are a lot easier to keep warm! 

The draughts in older properties are definitely the biggest issue. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 11:58

Wonks - I'm a big fan of a warm fleece and a throw when sitting on the sofa 

Looking at the increases in the gas prices this year, I think it'll be two fleeces and two throws!  

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 11:42

I only have mine set for an hour in the morning for getting up, and an hour for when I get in, although I often put it on for a little while when I'm for lunch on work days. The girls can put it on manually  if they're in during the day and it's chilly. It doesn't take long for the house to heat up. Not had it on nearly as much this winter though.

The wireless thermostat is handy if I get up earlier to walk though, although it didn't yesterday as the pressure had dropped. Wasn't too bad really  

Those sound good Dove. I could just manage a little something....

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 11:34

Think my resident robin is Dennis junior (offspring of Dennis and 'not Dennis' ) - the youngster that was born last year. He has a bit of attitude 

Likes his cheese too Dove - he's got some Wensleydale this morning  

I haven't seen the blackbirds as much this winter - think they've been busy hoovering up the cotoneaster berries out at the back of the boundary. There's one pair which are fairly regular though. It's taken a few years to get them in but always worth it 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 11:25

It would be easy to take it for granted so I'm very aware of how lucky I am, aym, although I don't always think so when I have to get up on a cold, dark morning to head out!   

As long as my knees are ok, and I can still drive the distances to get there, I'll keep going. I'd like to move further north eventually, so that I can access the hills there, as it's too much for a one day outing. Three hours is about the maximum drive I'd do, for a bigger walk of around 7 or 8 hours, without it being prohibitive. I would only do that now and again too.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 11:13

T'bird - I won't go up your jaxxy, I promise.... 

Will I send you my current registration so that when you look in the mirror you can tell if it's me  

Yes - the majority of the unlit cars were silver.....  I was always very aware of that with my last car as it was silver. I think it's the most common colour on the road now.

Wonks - have you got one of those digital doo dahs for the heating? They're brilliant. I'm a fairly recent convert since I got the new boiler. I have mine set at 13 for overnight, and it does occasionally kick in through the winter despite the house being well insulated, but most importantly, you can take it to bed with you and then turn it on from there on a chilly morning 


Posted: 22/01/2017 at 11:05

Thoroughly unpleasant whoever he is Joyce, isn't he? 

I hope you get it resolved phil. Is it worth saying to him that you've contacted a lawyer to see if it prompts him into sorting it? Or would he just assume you're calling his bluff...

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 10:45

Foggy stuff lingering here Dove - although the frost's melting a bit. Horrible cold, damp day now  

Hope the birds are hungry for next weekend - a good frost is what's needed then!  

Joyce - there's no excuse for these people. That girl should have pulled in to one of the (plentiful) laybys to let everyone past, as your caravanner should also have done. She eventually put her lights on when the fog was dispersing.  She might also have realised that fact when I was right up her jaxxy on the hill out of Tyndrum...

On the way back through Glencoe, a chap pulled in, as he was clearly wanting to drive a bit slower and enjoy the scenery. I wasn't sure if he was just stopping anyway.  I mentally thanked him when I looked in my mirror and saw him pulling back out onto the road. 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 10:35

Ooh - the last bit hasn't worked. Too many pix


One of Ben Lomond on the way home in the fading light. It was invisible on the outward journey because of fog

Apparently, they're getting some snow today Joyce - Fort Bill area. The chap I met reckoned there would be plenty to come. We do tend to get it later in the winter right enough. Not sure if it'll be enough for the ski resorts though.

You need a bit of height for those views aym - that summits's over 2,800 feet above sea level  

The Munros are all over 3,000 feet, and Nevis is four and a half thousand, but the best views are often from those lower hills because of the cloud base masking the higher summits  

First bunch of daffs

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 10:27

I have some Minnow in pots, but they're not very tall yet either Dove. 

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