Obelixx


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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 21:38

For a minute I thought that was your Santa list Wonky.


I get an error and lots of blurb and no boyfriend cardi with that link Dove.  Academic anyway as I won't be knitting one this side of 37.


Good time at dancing tonight but blimey I was hot after finishing with samba.  Aerobic stuff.  Feet up now and watching SCD IT2.  Lots of blah and not a lot of dance so far.   


2nd curtain finished this pm.  Just needs ironing and eyelets now.  I really like this system - so much better than tape and hooks and needs a lot less fabric so no great bunching up of dust collecting stuff.

Nose care

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 16:06

I just end up with muddy tissues Jo.  When they get too bad they go in the nearest compost bin.


Your snuffy cuffies are clever but I prefer the throw away rather than washable kind.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 16:03

Don't forget chocolate, water and a blanket, just in case.   Have a safe trip and a great time.


More lovely rain here but only in squally showers.  They're promising a downpour between 7 and 10 pm so no meteor showers for us.


Feeling virtuous now cos I've sewn the second curtain and it just needs a good strong steam iron before I can hang it but we've run out of distilled water so it'll have to wait till tomorrow now.   Dancing this evening so foot preening now.

Parker’s poor customer service

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 14:32

We did, though we're always happy to find good wine that is relatively cheap.


As for plants, if I want bog standard I go to the garden centre and if I want something a bit more special I go to a specialist nursery where I know the quality will be good and the grower/seller knows about plants or sow the seeds myself.

PVC Greenhouse Vs Outside toilet?

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 13:51

It depends.  Some plants are hardy to -5C and others to -25C - in the ground.   No matter how hardy, small plants in small pots won't survive having their roots frozen solid in early life.

Parker’s poor customer service

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 13:48

We get loads of posts about miserable service and plants form Parkers and very few saying they're any good.


I do have difficulty understanding why, after having one unsatisfactory delivery and no satisfaction you would order a second lot of plants.  A triumph of hope over experience!  There are better companies out there.   

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 13:41

That was last year and that 3 month old kitten now weighs 4.5 kilos.   Not good swinging in a tree.   We'll see.

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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 13:38

Not enough here to fill ours Joyce tho it has turned blustery and wet.


We've had a call to say our bathroom fittings for the new shower room will be delivered on Monday.  Very nice except that when we spoke 5 weeks ago I asked chappy to let me know in advance so we could plan to be here.  As it is, I have a full day out planned on Monday which leaves OH to check we get what we ordered..................


I like sage green but have no idea what a boyfriend cardi is either.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 10:16

Sunny here this morning and mild and a lot less blowy.  The magpies have been inspecting their ruined nest in the ash tree by our gates.  Happen they'll move on or build a better one.  Do magpies return to their nest?


OH is desperate to get the Xmas tree up and decorated and I am desperate to delay as long as I can.  if it goes up too soon I get bored with it by NY and the thing starts to droop and lose its baubles as gravity takes over.  With two young kitties and a pair of daffy dogs it's going to be interesting enough anyway.


Distracted him yesterday with sorting out tools and screws and such.  Today it's ironing and then a big clean.  Tomorrow shopping.   Any other ideas?


Hosta - hope your plan works.   Liri - how's the hand?  LP, Joyce, FG - sounds like you should stay put.   Hope you get your Xmas lunches OK Dove and GW.


Greetings all.   I'm off to look busy and do none Xmas tree stuff.  Not all bah humbug.  I have been making quite an array of felt decs for the tree - should be unbreakable! - and have started on some napkin rings.

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 09:59

We tried but it's already jammed into a block for support.   We bought it a couple of weeks ago, soon after its arrival in the shop, and then put it straight into water so it should be OK and I have an old galvanised laundry bucket which I painted red and green and gold and decorated with snowflake and Xmas tree stencils to stand it in.


We used to buy them with roots but they never took so we gave up but it did mean I needed a big pot to hide the plant pot.  Last year it was just a small tree as we had two new kittens........



This year it's a proper tree and will be on the floor which will be interesting with two young cats and the waggy Labrador tail too.

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