Latest posts by Obelixx

Strictly is back!

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 18:11

I don't think Gemma made enough effort to master technique this week.  Not enough to be having fun at this stage.  They need to be remembering their routines  and dancing well, not making elementary mistakes,   I like her a lot but she's not taking it seriously enough.

I really disliked Molly and AJ's rumba - agree with Craig about dancing by numbers.  No idea what Bruno and Shirley were watching.  I hope she goes but fear it will be Gemma.

Pity Davood lost his balance as he did some very good moves early on but it's the wrong music for an Argentine tango.  Needs more fluid music with a  softer tempo.  Not a gripping choreography either.

Loved Debbie's American Smooth - choreography, performance, music and costumes.   Didn't cotton to Alexandra's Charleston.  Best dance of the night was Joe and Katya.  Brilliant routine, beautifully performed.

experience with grow box?

Posted: 02/12/2017 at 15:15

Not a good start - there's been a whole thread that is now in its 31st resurrection about the horrors of people starting sentences with "so".

Sage is a Mediterranean plant that likes good drainage and sunshine.  Best outdoors.  For me, basil is best in pots and window boxes where I can control moisture and nutrients and sun/shade more easily.

Given the notes on your biography - illegal substance growing - I would think this is not the forum for you.

Snap Dove - your post wasn't visible to me just now.  Strange.

Last edited: 02 December 2017 15:16:35

Buddlia snapped by tree surgeon

Posted: 02/12/2017 at 14:23

These things are vigorous and can grow in brick walls and railway tracks.   I suggest you trim the end of your stalk so it is smooth rather than torn and can heal more easily and then wait and see if it regrows.  If not, buy a new one and send the surgeon the bill.   They should be capable of protecting other plants and features while they work.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 02/12/2017 at 13:43

We have a small battery charger just in case the mower dies from lack of use but haven't needed one for the cars so far.  Good job as our old jump leads died.  I did take Sally to patchwork last week to give her a blast cos she'd sat in the garage doing nothing since I got back from Bilbao.

Love the winter light for photos on sight seeing trips Dove so two birds with one stone?

Busy kitchen day so far - batch of bolognese for the freezer, red salad for lunches and a Swiss almond and poppy seed loaf for patchwork on Monday.  Needs a day or two to develop the flavour.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 02/12/2017 at 12:12

12.5mm here in November.   The next rain is due on the 7th - OH's birthday - and they're talking about 20mm.   Bring it on!  Glad you've had a good dose at last Pat.

Good to see you Glenys.  Hope OH gets his cricket fix Chicky.   I think I've lost the plot on those fairies but good to see a boy and a girl.   Did you get that jumper finished Dove?   

Possum's offers are from a lobbying company that works in EU circles in Brussels so a great potential source of experience and contacts for future employment.  The other is in Namur doing PR and event organising for a set of start-ups sharing office and work space.  Guess which we're advising her to take.

Cosmos doesn't seem that worried by his paw.  He can walk on it and doesn't wriggle much any more when I'm doing the twice daily clean and bandaging.  He even had a bit of a play last night and is very cuddly - claw in my nose at 7am wanting breakfast and snuggles in reverse order.  It's starting to look a bit better again now but still needs a professional seeing to under a microscope now.

We're off to an Xmas market at Beaulieu-sous-la-Roche later today.  It's supposed to be a good one with local foodie suppliers and crafties.   Hope it's good.

Have a good day all.   Hope it's a good day for projects.  Comforting hugs to all feeling low.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 22:13

Thanks all.  Just have to make sure she decides with her head and goes for the EU internship which will be so good for her future CV, contacts experience and not her heart which is a PR job for start-ups sharing office space and other resources while they get themselves established.

Pdoc - sweeping statements or what?  In my experience, men need a lot of ego massaging to convince them they can cope with even minor adversity.   There you go, I can make sweeping thingies too.   

Pachystachys Lutea

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 21:28

Have you tried the RHS plant finder?     Seeds of Eaden say they have seeds if you cant' find a plant.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 21:25

Had to look up cellulitis. Nasty.  I hope your OJ and Joyce's daughter make full recoveries and soon.    Glad you're back safe Liri.   Congrats to all on the new baby.  Great pics.

Had a very tearful Possum on the phone this evening.  She's had 2 offers for her internship and can't cope.  Too happy to choose.  Doh!   Can't tell you the angst we've been thru this last few weeks.  Made me feel 72 not 27.

Compost do's and don'ts

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 21:05

If you have cooked food waste you need to think about reviewing quantities or using leftovers for soups and stews and stocks.  Fresh fruit and vegetable waste only on compost heaps.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 17:26

Spotted on BBC Good Food yesterday.  Recipe for Gingerbread "people"!   https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/gingerbread-people

Frosty start again but climbed to 10C in the sun and out of the wind.  Flipping freezing in the wind tho.  Brrrr.

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