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Fork Handles

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 20:50

 Wow! Glyn, that's very kind of you, but I have just ordered some from J Parker, they are going to keep some for me when they get stock, £1.85 for 10, but I really appreciate your offer. Is the garden centre near Todmorden? We used to visit one there some years ago when we were in Yorkshire seeing friends, if it is the same one, I remember it as being excellent, but may be I haven't got the right  one.

We have just been watching the Edinburgh Tattoo, what a show! really enjoyed it,I am going to google the drummers Top Secret as I didn't get the info on them, they were amazing. then getting ready to watch New Tricks.

Our daughter and OH should have come for a meal tonight but I got a phone call to say she had a very bad cold and didn't want to give it to us, so they didn't come.  We will be eating cold roast pork all week. Luckily I hadn't done anything else other than defrost the meat.

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 13:12

Just got back from seeing to other gardens, everything is OK.. Yes it's great having my family close by, we all get on so well and have some great family "do's".

Daughter and OH are coming for a meal tonight, they live about 10 miles away.

Just having a bite to eat then I am going to watch last weeks Beechgrove, before the the kitchen calls.

Lovely cat Jean, obviously the boss in your house. ours is!

It's certainly all go at the moment.

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 10:15

Good morning all.

Well we have got quite a hectic week ahead. Both Sister-in-laws are on holiday and we have to water their pots, gardens, see to mail etc.Luckily they both live in the same village about 3 miles from us. We will also be dealing with a cat, though not as large as a lion, thank goodness.. It's a very pampered moggy, shouldn't call it that, it's a ragdoll cat, very beautiful.  It has to be let out in the morning and fed and then let in and fed again at night. What a pain! Anyway she has left choccies and wine in the fridge for us, so it's not all bad.

I had an intensive course before she went away on how to set the burglar alarm etc, with my brain I thought it better to take notes just hope I get it right.

So if I'm not back within the next few days you will find me in a darkened room recovering.

Have a nice day.


Anyone know what plant this is?

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 09:46

It's begonia semperflorens or bedding begonia, an annual bedding/pot plant. 

It looks a bit lonely,


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 09:40

Nr Lincoln.

Good morning all.

Another bright, but cooler morning, only going to reach 17c today, at the moment dry. hope it last, as we have got lots of jobs to do,

David, love your little drawing/ cartoon, don't know quite what to call it.



Fork Handles

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 20:18

Has he been at the Bordeaux?

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 19:37

The only Bordeaux I know is  red or white and comes in a bottle. Only joking

Enjoy you BBQ leggi, it's not BBQ weather here.

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 16:48

Hi everyone.

Just got back from the garden centre, been looking for tulip bulbs. Didn't find anything at the first one, but then my OH remembered  there is a J Parker, Garden centre/ nursery just a few miles further on. It used to belong to a Dutch man who I think has now retired and J Parkers have taken over. He always had a great selection of bulbs, so we thought we would try there. Well, it's like an Aladdin's cave of goodies, bulbs of every description, Daffs, Tulips, in fact just about everything, except the one I had gone for." Too early" we were told," we are only just getting Tulips in." I think every other variety of tulip was there except Prinses Irene.(Well perhaps not every one), but I still managed to spend quite a few pounds on things I didn't know I wanted.

Will now have to go back in mid September

We are having pork steaks and chicken, marinaded in garlic, olive oil, lemon and thyme, with of course beans, carrots and some sort of potatoes for tea tonight..


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 09:50

Nr Lincoln.

After a night of heavy rain we have a sunny morning with a light breeze, it says cloudy in the weather box, so that covers all eventualities. Last night it said and I quote "Thudery showers" and it certainly was very Thudery.

Have a nice day.


Fork Handles

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 09:37

Good morning all, same here Penninepetal. It has rained for most of the night so all the barrels, buckets etc are full. We are off to the garden centre later to buy tulip bulbs. I want some Prinses Irene after seeing them in a planter at Sissinghurst in April. They look like flames, and I thought very different, and want to see if there is anything new in the bulb line. Might even have a coffee and cake.

Have a nice day whatever you are doing.

Will be back later .


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