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Fork Handles

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 11:54

Morning All.

Late checking in this morning, been a bit busy, trying to get the last of the winter pansies and tulips in pots, job done

Very mild here this morning, didn't even have to wear a fleece. I have just seen a skein of over 100 geese flying over in V formation, quite a sight, making a terrific noise, I hope they are going to the new wetland area about 3 miles from us, might go and have a look this afternoon..

Becks, you sound as if you are going to have quite a job with the website, doing that sort of thing at a distance can't be easy, well it wouldn't be easy for me anyway, can just about manage to do everyday things computer wise.

Hope everyone get their problems sorted, both personal and domestic, there's always something to keep everyone busy

Now going to see if bread machine has finished, mixed seeded loaf today got to make some effort to be healthy.

Catch you later.


Fork Handles

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 16:01

Bjay. It's a lovely part of the country,. We have had several holidays in that area, and have visited the Malvern show twice. Love it

I try to be orgainised on the Christmas front but whatever I plan always seems to go to pot, but this year------.At least we now know what hours daughter has to work over Christmas and can plan accordingly.

No doubt we shall get a full report from Geoffrey later in the day, hope the prospective buyers are ok, we had some very peculiar people round when we sold my Mums bungalow a couple of years ago, makes you wonder who's normal apart from us

pruning larches

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 15:52

Did you see on Country File that Larches are also in trouble. They have had to fell a lot of them in the Forest of Dean. Makes you wonder what will be next.

What's for tea?

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 15:45

Maud, that chicken surprise sounds good.

We are having Ham and Pork pie salad with either Jacket potato or savory rice,


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 15:42

Nr Lincoln.

Mild and not a bad day here. The sun has managed to peep through the clouds. Yesterday was absolutely horrible, wet and miserable.


Fork Handles

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 15:38


Back form Christmas shopping, didn't get much done, but did manage to buy myself  2 new pairs trousers and a few more bits and bobs, well a girl has to treat herself sometimes.

I like to start Christmas shopping about now when the shops are not so busy, can't be doing with pushing my way round town when the world and his wife are about.

Hope you OH is feeling better Lottie, what an awful thing to happen

My daughter is a keen gardener with not much money, so when I divide plants or take cuttings we always makes sure she gets some, she has got a fairly big garden that has not had much done to it, so the more plants she can ' aquire' the better.

Our first car was a Ford Popular, must have been about 1962/3, I think the dealer saw us coming. It looked alright from the outside but the engine was, shall we say k*******d, it had no heater, so when we used it to go any distance in the winter, we used to wrap our son up in a blanket with a hot water bottle. Those were the days. NOT.

Ham and Pork Pie salad tonight for tea I think, can't be bothered to cook, might do a jacket potato to go with it.

It's nearly dark, don't like this month, roll on Spring.


PS  --- Is Geoff flicking the duster around in anticipation of the Estate Agent and prospective buyers visit

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 08:45

Good morning All.

I'm going Christmas shopping today, so no doubt my blood pressure will be up by the time I get home. I have been on medication for HPB for a number of years, but it has been stabilised now. Mine used to shoot through the ceiling when the Dr took it, white coat syndrome. Bread is my weakness, I just love a sandwich

There are some really early birds amongst us, I'm usually around about 6-45. once awake I just can't lay in bed.

I remember Muffin the Mule, it was in black and white and you could see the strings! Annette Mills was the presenter, John Mills sister.

Pleased you are empowered again Jean.

Hope the washing machine job isn't too serious Pam, and you get it fixed without too much expense.

Have a good day, might drop in later if I survive Christmas shopping trip.


Fork Handles

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 11:54

Morning All.

Hope everyone is well

I can remember life before TV, makes me feel very old.

The first TV we had was very small screen, could have been 12", for the Coronation, before that there was only on family in our street who could afford one, and if there was something really special on we would all pile into their house to watch it.

Got quite a busy day today, I have cleaned the conservatory, bathroom, flicked a duster over the rest of the place, had coffee, made tonight's tea, Irish Stew, with the left over lamb from last night. This afternoon, library, visit Mum, then on to daughters to see how she got on at work. She has been of work with a broken foot and torn ligaments for 10 weeks and she now has to see HR to explain why she has been off for so long.

Certificates from the Dr have been provided, she has seen Occupational Health, now having physio ,why does she need to explain. Have they nothing better to do?

Moan over, must away to finish off jobs, might be back later

Have a good day folks,


Talkback: Rose blackspot

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 07:51

I use Rose Clear, as soon as possible in the year, when the roses are coming into leaf, you need to spray several time during the season, full instructions are on the bottle. Also be very vigilant clearing up all leaves that drop. It will help but some roses are more prone than others to blackspot. I don't like using chemicals but in some case I just have to or else my roses would just have bare stems.

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 22:21

Hi Glyn --Skyfall is brilliant!!!!! It's quite a long film, but no intervals, I used to love the intervals when the ice cream ladies used to come to the front and you could buy a tub / ice lolly, or an orange drink.. Now you have to troop out to the foyer and get what ever you want at enormous expense, , but on the plus side our local Odeon has reduced it's prices on a Tuesday, and if you belong the premiere club you get 25% off, so it cost £3.50 to see Skyfall. Hope you enjoy the film.

Goodnight everyone, catch you tomorrow.


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