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Posted: 21/03/2013 at 19:00

Evening, Forkers.

Oh dear - see what you mean about the font size in the posting box.

Poor Bunny - but your relatives are very tasty.......

Weather has been atrocious here today - widdling down, windy and bloomin' cold all day. Apparently tomorrow will be worse......sigh.

Not a good end to a difficult week for me, especially as my lovely work colleague is doing a runner from the shackles - sorry, that should read 'taking voluntary redundancy' and leaves tomorrow. I shall miss him loads as we have a lot of interests in common and he is a good laugh. I shall be seeing him again as he is going self employed doing gardening and handyman stuff and I shall be needing some help with a few things.

Had a letter from HA today - your letter has been forwarded to [the person I addressed it to] and she will look into the issues you raised....blah, blah....

Wine time!

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Posted: 20/03/2013 at 22:22

Is the Easter Bunny made of chocolate......mmmmmm......

Most of my freezer tubs are old ice cream or Chinese takeaway containers. Never throw anything away, me - my Gramps was a Scotsman!

Must go to bed now - can't disturb the neighbours.

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Posted: 20/03/2013 at 21:40

I made stock last night.

One lot of chicken, turkey (had a turkey leg from Son of Maurice that I think might have been a dinosaur haunch) with some hard cheese rind (Parmesan or similar) - top tip I got from newspaper cooking online column, adding cheese rind to your stock.

The other lot was crab shells and legs. Can't do the wazzing it all up and seiving it as I only have a stick blender at the mo, so just strained it and chucked it in the freezer. It will come in handy.

No marzipan was harmed in this post.

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Posted: 20/03/2013 at 20:42

Evening all.

Ketchupped on some of your posts, but not all. Brain's a bit fried at the mo - sorry.

Last night I dug another couple of rows on the allotment after work, but it was still like forking plasticine. The surface had dried, but it was sticking to my fork and I had to use my boot to lever it off.....sigh. Tonight I left work early (we have flexi-time) to do a bit more, and it started spitting with rain as I left the car park. Planted the rest of my onion sets in the raised bed and pulled up some weeds (Verbena bonariensis - don't ask) and the rain got worse and it was cold - yuk. More rain forecast for tomorrow down here, and the weather chap was saying on the wireless this morning that it's going to stay cold for a couple of weeks - WAAH!!!

I hope all you lovely Forkers are well. Good luck to those with new jobs and no jobs. I was out of work last year at the ripe old age of nearly 60 - everybody said I would never get another job, but I did. There's hope for all!

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 20:34

Best to ignore stuff on message boards if it annoys you, I've found. Easier said than done, mind.

Still feeling very fragile about the neighbour thing, and keeping a detailed Activity Log - may contain too much information, including use of bathroom, but I have to get to the bottom of this (ooh, Matron!).

Talking of back passages, I have moved around a bit over the years and it was a gulley in Brum, a ginnel in Manchester and a snicket in Hastings. I love all these regional words for things. Can't say I know what they call it round here - must ask one of the natives.

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 20:10

Evening, Forkers.

Haven't ketchupped on all your posts, but I'm not averse to a double entendre.....

Innuendo - isn't that an Italian suppository?

I'll get me gardening coat.........


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Posted: 18/03/2013 at 20:28

Evening, Forkers.

I managed a scant half hour digging the allotment on my way home tonight. It was sticking to my fork something rotten, but every little helps.

Delivered a letter to the Housing Association this afternoon saying what I thought, politely - I did run it past a work colleague first. I am now keeping a detailed Activity Log - it's like being at work......sigh....

Good work on all the seedlings. I haven't planted anything yet.

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Posted: 17/03/2013 at 20:20

All the best for the new job, Sue.

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Posted: 17/03/2013 at 13:13

I'm sure we all dress like that when gardening - especially the chaps!

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Posted: 17/03/2013 at 13:07
Bunny.. wrote (see)

I want proof of seeds having been sown ...


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