Latest posts by Obelixx

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 16/01/2018 at 13:07

Pauline - I thought it was kind of you to ask and wonder about long term problems like flashback and nerves .

Lyn - I thought the same but didn't comment because, unlike you and Dove, I have never actually met them.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 16/01/2018 at 12:20

Me too and I did not get on well enough with the late 70s or the 80s and subsequent decades to buy much of the music or remember names.   Certainly no punk or rap or hard rock or whiny stuff.

Been to the dentist this morning and, apart from smoothing a broken edge all is well.   Back in 2 months to see if he needs to replace the last 2 big metal fillings or not.  OH is all done and dusted and has even had a polish.

We've been having more lovely wet stuff but the sun is peeping thru.  Academic for me as I must get on and sew, sew, sew.

I hope you're felling brighter Pdoc and you too Hosta and people like LP with cold and flu lurgies.  Let's hope these latest tests show something for Wonky.  Have they actually scanned her hands?

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 15/01/2018 at 18:15

It has been a wild and woolly wet and windy day today but I've been indoors at crosspatch group so only noticed when people popped out at lunchtime for sandwiches and complained.   They're not used to it poor things, even in January.   Today we had to make a log cabin block which then is cut to shape, padded, lined and edged to make a reading glasses case.  I am making mine a little bigger to hold Possum's sunglasses.  Nice wee project except for their insisting it all be sewn by hand and on a backing cloth.  It has taken all day just to get the basic block done!

I hope you've all had a good day, safe and warm if the weather's been bad.   Good luck and get well to all those dealing with lurgies.  I hope they clear up soon.

Had to google D O'R to see who she was.  It does seem a shame, especially so young. 

Attracting birds high up

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 22:50

I'd just try feeders first - peanuts, fat balls and so on that you can hang from the balcony fence.


Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 22:47

Possum was never a great sleeper but generally responded well to cuddles until she could sit up by herself and then it seemed she would fight sleep in case she missed something.  I'd end up taking her for a drive which usually worked.   Still does.

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 22:19

Me too Joyce.  No progress of late.  Got distracted with all the Xmas stuff in December and now all the clothes for Possum.   All day meeting tomorrow for a project.  I shall post a pic whether it goes well or not..........

Gardeners World Magazine Gnome

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 22:17

I think there's a word missing Steve and understood the OP had been given a GW mag garden gnome and wonders how old it is.   No idea unfortunately.  Don't do gnomes.

Chemicals to get rid of buds on trees??

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 22:13

It must be a USA thing.  Never heard of anyone doing it over here, certainly not as normal gardening practice anyway.   Never seen any signs of wound paint on pruned stems either in acres and acres of fan trained commercial apple and pear orchards in my local area both here and near my last house for the last 25 years.

The only thing I have seen is a lime whitewash on the bottom 3 to 5' of fruit trees to keep away winter moths who lay eggs in the bark and also to prevent sunburn on young trees.

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 22:07

That is a very clever thing to do with scraps of wool Joyce.   Love it.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 20:45

Pork was very tender and tasty RG.   I shall probably do it again - with crackling!

We're expecting a bit of wind and a bit of wet but nothing major.   Local forecasts not very accurate so far so we'll see.   I suspect we all have some winter still to come before spring really gets going.  I always found Feb worse to get thru than January.

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Hello Forkers - January 2018

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