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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: Today at 09:51

Good morning all.

It'll be another fortnight at least before my first snowdrop, which is eagerly awaited.  

I'd be glad of a sunny, crisp start; nowt but grey warm dampness here.  Gets you down a bit.  But the blackbird is happy, throwing the leaves about to find the bugs concealed below, to his heart's content.

Saw the crowds of holidaymakers leaving The Gambia yesterday on the Beeb, but nobody who looked like my idea of Hosta and his OH... hope they're safely home soon.

Thursday is flea market day, so I'm off to have a mooch around.  

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: Yesterday at 21:51

Go girl!  Good for you!!  

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:15

Hi BM - wouldn't describe our house as "gorgeous", though there certainly are some lovely ones about.  Ours is 40 years too young to have the rows of mullioned windows you get in late-18th to early 19th century weavers' cottages - but it does have huge stone fireplaces and lots of draughts...  

My reason for suggesting painting the stair edges is that even with a relatively light-coloured carpet, it's really dark when you get to the top of the stairs.  There's only indirect light on the landing, if we leave internal doors open (so we do).  And I guess OH will say "nothing wrong with the carpet we've got..."  Ah well.  We can dream...  

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 15:55

Just back from Morrisons with an unexpected addition to the shopping.  There was a trolley outside with "Christmas roses" on, nice and healthy with lots of flowers & buds, for £3.  Just one of these...

...looking very lonely, so I've found it a spot in the garden.  Maybe it'll be obvious which hellebore it is, once the flowers open.  

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 09:12

Morning all

Quite right Dove.  Safety is paramount - there's always another holiday...

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 23:32

Hope to hear you're back safely very soon, Hosta.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 16:32

GWRS, my OH is a lifelong Bradford City supporter, and now has a season ticket because we live close enough to Bradford for him to go to home matches.  I've learnt to appreciate the game because of his interest - though I much prefer cricket, to be honest.  

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 15:19

Beaus mum - hi, we overlapped there!  As you can see from my answer to Obelixx, I'd certainly consider replacing the stairs carpet.  My staircase is enclosed - party wall on one side, living room wall on the other.  I saw a photo of a similar staircase with white-painted stairs with a striped runner, which looked really good.  The little hallway is "carpeted" with rubber-backed coir door matting, because the lane outside is really muddy, so it's the only practical flooring for the entrance.  It's part of an 1850s terrace of millstone grit houses in a Yorkshire ex-mill town in the Pennines, so not exactly a cottage.  

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 15:04

The white-painted stairs make all the difference, Obelixx, though I can see how the red might be rather too strong a look on a dull day.  I was considering painting our staircase white, but we'd need a runner; the noise of people thundering up & down stairs goes through the party walls of this terrace.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 14:27


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