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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 22:33

I love to watch the nut hatches, they seem to go for fat blocks, then sunflower seeds here.

Ragdale hall is lovely, hot water pool for floating in. Not sure about the old bloke in socks and sandals in the sauna, though.

Mostly women in swimming costumes and big fluffy bath robes. We had a talk tonight on how to get nice hands. Where's the undergardener?

Night night all.


Good advice does not come quick

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 06:22

We say it slightly differently.

To be a good gardener, you have to have lots of patience.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 20:39

I'm sure a jar of that jam would fit in your crimbo stocking, wonky.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 19:37

Well done, DD.

Heres hoping 2017 is a good year.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 19:06

Lucky I am having a spa break to relax at the end of this week.

 Although the relaxation may all be ruined by spending the weekend with the in laws.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 18:42

Well the first lot sent me another letter. Dated three days after my birthday, but taking five days to get to me. " As you have not contacted us regarding your pension we have put it into a holding fund"

That didn't really wind me up did it!!  Left hand don't know what the right hand is doing.

 One half hour long phone call later....

 Apparently the financial advisor sent the forms this morning... No that was me on t'interweb last night. So what are you doing about it?

"Well its too late to transfer money today, but tomorrow we will transfer it to your new pension provider, and you should have it by the end of the week."   Watch this space.  So money will disappear into the ether for a week while it goes from Wilmslow to Manchester.  Do you think me offering to lend some roller skates would help?

As for the other shower.

Nice man on phone... Yes they received the copy of my birth certificate, decree absolute and six passports and a letter from the tax man with my NI number on it.  The transfer people haven't done anything because it needs a name change. The name change people haven't done  anything because its due for transfer. So its in a loop.  Yes he can give me a figure.Yes someone will send out the transfer forms. I should get them within a fortnight!! As I said, it's a good job I'm not starving, and desperate for it.

 The truck drivers insurance have written to us. They accept responsibility. They can sort it out and provide him with a courtesy car. Only about ten days too late mate.   Volvo assist had it all sorted in 24 hours.

It's making hubby think he might like to retire early too. He's very nervous every time a lorry comes up behind him.  Only problem seems to be able to lay our hands on his money, which is with another couple of pension companies.

 Raspberry jam looks nice, Dove.

 Well done Clarington. Fingers crossed.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 10:50

Chuffing cold here.

 Royal London have lost all the financial advisor forms I sent to them eight weeks ago.They have sent a second set to be filled in at great expense by a man with a rubber stamp who charged me £125 last time for one hour.  I have written a stroppy letter, enclosing scan copies of said original set of forms, and including a few words such as incompetence and delaying tactics. 

 Now for the bunch that won't talk to me because I changed my name.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 10:11

I think ours will go up next week too. 

Car hunting not good yesterday. No V 70 D5 Volvo estates about. They are now discontinued, and all remaining stock gone.  No second hand ones about.  The new V90 is very nice, very pricey, and a three month waiting list. 

All the leaves are off the Oaks here too. Just about five builders bags full to pick up.

Next week is hectic. Working Tuesday. At ragdale hall Wed, Thursday, Friday, being pampered. Friday night work xmas do at the best Chinese in Nottingham.  Saturday down to gerards cross for his family xmas get together.  If I,m not around, have a good week folks.

Crikey! I thought "I" was crazy😵

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 20:44

I have to say my patience was somewhat stretched at 3pm on a Christmas eve, when a vegetarian presented a prescription for Amoxicillin capsules, then demanded a vegetarian version.  Capsules , no they contain gelatine. Tablets, no they contain lactose. Could I contact the manufacturers to see what version of this animal tested antibiotic  she could  have.....

As all the manufacturers shut down around midday on Christmas Eve, and dont' reopen until New Year, I asked her if she wanted to get better.

 I suggested tipping the powder out of the capsules..... she was horrified. Apparently this is like telling her to take the pepperoni off of a pizza.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 20:46

He's only going to take them before bed, so he can get a decent nights sleep, then he's back on Ibuprofen during the day.  I could walk on the ceiling on dihydrocodeine.

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