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Resurrected Ten

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 09:03

When visiting OH who was on a project in Texas in 1988, some young thing told me my accent was cute!   Had to tell her she was the one with the accent.  I find "diaper" a very ugly word but not as bad as "gobsmacked".  Feel like slapping people who can't say amazed, shocked, overwhelmed, delighted as appropriate.  

When, pray, did Hello become Hey?   I don't understand that one at all.   I can see traces of European language structure in lots of problems with American English but that one is unfathomable.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 08:58

Good morning all.   Started off a bit dark and grey earlier but getting sunnier now.   Stuck indoors mostly cleaning up after kitchen sorting and bedroom painting and then a SM raid.  I will find the time for a bit of planting tho.

Good news LP.  Must be a relief for all of you.

Hosta - Ouch!  You need to drink plenty of fluids to help flush things thru before they get to stone size.    

Wonky - hope you have a better day and good luck with the greenhouse.

Chicky - hope you get some sun in Oxford.  Makes those old stone buildings look even more glorious. 

Everyone - have a great TGIF.  Se eyou later.

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 08:42

Good morning.

Possum went to school in Belgian French from 30 months on so was bilingual.   When she was two, a friend gave her a Bambi video for her birthday and more Disney followed.   She went through a phase of speaking English with a Disney accent.  Quel horreur!

Mega cleaning and tidying day today.  OH and Possum arrive just after midnight and we're out for lunch at the farmer neighbours tomorrow then 3 weeks of family fun before she goes back to Namur for summer term.   I have some new little window boxes that leapt into my shopping trolley yesterday - perfect for the new bulbs and then some onion sets to plant in modules so not entirely a h****work day.

Clematis Montana 'Elizabeth'

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 08:35

Montanas need a permanent support as they only get pruned back after flowering to keep in bounds.   I don't think a cane support would last lore than one season so you'd be back at square one.

Have a look on freecycle to see if anyone has posts - easy enough to dig a hole, and pour in some dry concrete mix while holding the post vertical.   Then, when set, you drill a hole thru and attach the wire.

Failing freecycle, you'll have to "impulse" buy a couple of posts and then add as necessary.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 22:02

Nearly bedtime for me.   Sore ribs have been OK as long as I don't bend over or lift things.   Not easy when trying to sort out a new kitchen and reclaim the dining room.   I've finished my painting, tidied up, played with the dogs, cooked dinner, failed to get the kittens in and they're still outside playing.   Must get the cat flap installed.

Wonky - a new greenhouse will be a source of delight and save you loads growing your own plants from seed and cuttings.  Enjoy.   Hope it makes up for a c**p day.

GWRS - the tonic is for cramps, not gin.  Not really a spirits person.

G'night all.  Sweet dreams.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 17:25

Oh dear.  Hugs for Wonky and Yvie's grandbairns.    

Just got back from buying more paint and Tonic and met our garrulous gendarme neighbour mowing his verges.  Managed to escape after only 20 mins cos I need to finish the painting while the light is still good.

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 17:19

I started taking Possum to Brussels to get her eyebrows threaded and have a facial when she was 16 - didn't want her to start plucking and make a pig's ear as she has strong but well shaped eyebrows.   Got mine done at the same time.  Jolly painful but quick and a very neat job and only needs doing every couple of months.    

Might try and find somewhere round here but it tends only to be the beauticians of middle eastern origin that offer it in Belgium and nary a one in Namur.

I had to go out and get more paint and Tonic and in the intervening period it's started to cloud over.  23C out there and a very light breeze so fab for gardening.  If only.

programmes to watch

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 12:59

Beechgrove starts again this week - repeated on BBC2 on Sunday morning for all those not in Scotland.   Set your recorders if it's too early.

Have set up Vera and Line of Duty and Decline and Fall so I can watch with OH who is away this week.  Never watch non BBC channels live so we can FF the advertising.

Gardeners World- what's going on ?

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 11:37

You should try Beechgrove Frank - Sunday am BBC2.   Covers basics and new stuff and visits and does trials and reports back.

Hi all

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 11:13

I've told OH he has to try this on Bonzo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMdQXEOMAM0 

If it works, the bloody Dyson will be good for something!

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