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Posted: 12/09/2012 at 16:41

Wecome back Geoff, I trust you are suitably bronzed and adonis-like now.

Maud, glad its not only  me who can't remember what happened yesterday - although I do remember going to the dentists.

Inka, poor you. Although I don't normally agree with it maybe its time for a deer cull on the island as it sounds like there are too many for the food sources available, which is driving them into people's gardens. You could then stock the freezer with venison as well.

Had a call from my brother last night - he and the twins are coming to stay tomorrow - my home will be wrecked. They are gorgeous though!

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Posted: 11/09/2012 at 18:03

Chili and rice tonight (and chili is already cooked), so an easy one!

Lovely picture Flo - of you both!

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Posted: 11/09/2012 at 16:46

Welcome back Jo, hope you had a lovely holiday, and that the chocolate store is now well replenished! Leave the ironing for another day - I'm sure there are lots of other things to catch up on!

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Posted: 11/09/2012 at 16:33

Pam, not sure - it was on very recently so will probably be on again very soon. I recorded it but haven't watched it again - I feel I need the house to myself with no cynical men around!

Will put the hyacinths in a pot.

Will put my tenner on Colin Salmon. For all I know he has the dancing style of a plank of wood but I think he will take it seriously.

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Posted: 11/09/2012 at 11:20

Hello Nola - I'm also a chicken keeper and 3 of my hens I raised from eggs so I'm very proud of them. They're wellsummer crosses so lay lovely dark brown eggs.

I had a visit to the dentist this morning - just a check-up, no further treatment needed this time. Then I was a bit naughty and instead of coming straight to work went back home to water my pots first! Don't tell on me!

Becks may be having problems getting a connection - either that or she is having too much of a good time - to her surprise! Not sure she'd be interested in a waiter.

Pam, I bought hyacinth bulbs in Wilkos the other day - should I just plant them in the border or would they be better off in pots - am thinking maybe a pot on the front doorstep where its sheltered, or the front border? Both south facing.

If you don't like weepy films do not watch My Sister's Keeper. I watched it on a plane - and sobbed - so embarrassing! The film has a different ending to the book - but its not a happier ending.


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Posted: 10/09/2012 at 17:07

Hello Forkers, had a lovely camping weekend, the weather was just perfect! Others were complaining it was too hot but I just enjoyed it.

And I have a new-found claim to fame - I met Julia Bradbury at the weekend!

While I was away though no 2 son got knocked off his bike - by another cyclist! She apparently pulled out from behind a wall without looking and he hit her front wheel and fell off his bike. He was shaken, cuts, grazes and bruises but nothing that won't mend. His bike was also damaged though, so is now in the repair shop as its his means of transport to work.

Everything was back to normal this morning, everybody off to work apart from no. 3 son who was off to college. Alfie was not impressed at being deserted!

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Posted: 05/09/2012 at 16:36

If its high cocoa content the research is probably funded by Green & Blacks! Will conduct my own survey.....

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Posted: 05/09/2012 at 15:19

Becks you can admit to being the teeniest bit excited - you never know you might enjoy it. Hadn't thought about the plants being diseased - might have had a lucky escape.

Gary, is that milk chocolate, plain chocolate or does it not matter?

Chris I feel for you!

I always head to the reduced section first, whatever supermarket I'm in.

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Posted: 05/09/2012 at 10:16

Pam's fuschias are spectacular and hang in baskets, pots, from the wall, on posts, etc. they're magnificent.

Pam I'm sure Lily has the determination to succeed if she wants to be a paralympian!

Well the upshot of last night was that I came home empty handed - other people had been there the evening before and stripped the garden bare - there was another couple there when I was there and we were both disappointed. It wasn't a big garden, perhaps 30ft x 20ft with borders round the edges - which were all empty save for a few damaged plants. Oh well. Was near to Lidl so stopped off for some conciliatory chocolate.

Its looking like we might need the sun cream this weekend.

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Posted: 04/09/2012 at 14:52

Kate its a leaders only weekend so no cubs or scouts to worry about

I will have to be on the lookout for plants walking off by themselves! I don't think its a very big garden so I'm not sure what I might come home with. Will let you know.

It seems that our allotments waiting list is now non-existent, which I find hard to believe. Current plot holders are taking on additional half-plots as there's nobody to take them on. It seems Mr and Mrs PP have now got an extra half-plot, opposite their original one. I won't be taking on any extra as I can't keep up with the one I have got! Oh, to be retired! 

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