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Fork Handles

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 16:36

When I was selling books I went onto Amamzon to do it. I found a 1982 Good Beer Guide, put it on Amazon as a joke and sold it for £15!

Would recommend anyone with books to look before you sell. Some are only for charity shop, but unless you check you never know!

What's for tea?

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 15:53

sausages and chips and vegetables - to be decided. WW fromage frais - didn't have it last night

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 15:52

My daughter knitted a skirt out of newspaper once for a project at art college. Would that be up-cycling?

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 15:45

When i see photos of groups of fungi i always shudder and think Honey Fungus, then relax when I realise that most aren't and are really - well - different.

Don't envy any of you having re-furbs. we went through that and it lasted forever. New CH, New bathroom, knocking out walls , so no kitchen, building on so mud every where, then last job was putting in log burner - finished 2 days before last Christmas - Bliss. But to think about it now Aaaargh!. So sympathies, just remember it will be PK when fifnished.


Thanks for input on blower. Thing is i also have gravel paths. Will have to persuade OH to get out his mower and do that, Mowing is the only bit of gardening he does and I think he'd put mower  away till spring.

Shrub ChoiceHelp

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 12:39

Afteryou have replenished the soil you could plant an amelanchier. Shrub or tree, flowers, fruit and lovely autumn colour. Then you can grow things up it ,by it as well.

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 12:31

We have loads of old tapes too. Mostly things we recorded and kept because it was interesting. Cuddlies went in a table top sale. Still hard to sell though.

OK Forkers advice needed. I have a lot of leaves to clear, I have the rakes but are leaf blowers a good idea or a waste of space and money?  We do have quite a lot of leaves. Whatdo you all think?

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 11:57

Morning all sorry i'm late - swimming morning. Told today I'm much improved - didn't sink once 

I look foreward to mushroom of the day Gary.

Found some at bottom of rroad and neighbour was convinced they were field mushrooms but neither of us had the courage to try in case they weren't!

we have decided that in days of yore if a lot of different mushrooms were eaten then fairies were probably seen quite often!!

When I worked it felt like a different life. I call it my previous life. Found it took a while to get used to not being ruled by the bell though.

Don't think about it much now.

Gardening is much more fun -planning, getting rid of stress, shopping for it etc

What's for tea?

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 11:46

We also buy where we can get quality at a reasonable price. I use the garden as much as I can - Curly kale time now I think. I use local butcher/greengrocer because food is good and if you don't use them you lose them. We are also on a fixed budget 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 11:39

I can see some blue sky, although much cooler. Even some shadow??

The Hills (Malvern) are in sharp relief today - good sign for no rain!!

Hope you get some of this soon shrinking violet

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 20:44

Never said we had a hamster called Picnic ( Picnic Hamster)

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