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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 18/12/2017 at 07:42

Good morning.  Up and on parade early for a full day at patchwork group.   Still dark but seems mild out there.

I hope your heat is at least dry Pat and not heavy and humid.  For everyone else, I hope the frosts have lifted from roads and paths - tricky underfoot!

Stay safe and warm and enjoy your day.

Last edited: 18 December 2017 07:43:03

Plant abuse !!

Posted: 17/12/2017 at 23:09

No street lights here at all and not a lot in the centres of nearby villages and towns and they get switched off at midnight too.   It's been a learning curve getting used to driving in the dark but we've seen some glorious night skies and the moon in all its moods.   Love it.

Not religious either but very happy to celebrate the passing of the shortest day.

Advice needed!

Posted: 17/12/2017 at 23:00

What are they?  What medium did you use for re-potting?  How often do you feed and water?  Did you tease out the roots when you re-potted?  Which way do they face and how sunny/col/windy is it?

I suggest, for starters, you loosen or remove those ties round the main stems as they look strangle tight and then we can help with the rest when you tell us more.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 17/12/2017 at 22:48

I'm pleased with the result too altho my favourite show dance was Gemma's and she and Joe have made the most overall progress thru the series.   I know Alexandra has technique and energy and a drive for perfection but some of those moves in the show dance were just ungainly to me and Debbie's show dance was too much ballet and off the floor.  

Loved Gemma's Paso and Debbie's Arg. tango tonight and so wish Joe and Katya had done the Money Money routine which I still think is genius.

Only 9 months to go to the next series.  Plenty of time to get the camera work and lighting sorted out so we can see their feet and their heads and see how good or bad the competitors are and not how fancy the technology is! 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 17/12/2017 at 22:36

Mine's just come out of the oven Chicky.  Smells divine.  Will wrap it in triple foil tomorrow morning.

Not religious but love Xmas carols.  Always watch the Kings college carols on TV but always end up frustrated - why can't they just sing proper carols instead of showing how clever they are with new stuff nobody knows?   There are already differences between what's sung in the main Churches so best to keep it beautiful and uplifting and traditional - for atheist me anyway.

Had a chat with Possum earlier this evening.  She'll be here for just one week before going back to cram for exams in January - wants roast belly pork, traditional (for us) duck Xmas dinner, sticky toffee pudding, roast lamb, curry, foie gras, bread and butter pudding, yule log........going to get spherical!

OH and I watched Strictly this evening.   Good result but not my favourite dances on the night..

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 17/12/2017 at 20:32

Clari - get the pain meds then you have a choice between those and alcohol as applicable.

I wear fine tights under a dance frock so maybe 3 or 4 times a year.   Can't do a twirl in pop socks if you have a twirly skirt!   Bare legs don't work in winter, even here.    Maybe fake tan would be cheaper and more comfy.  I do have lovely thicker tights for wearing under trousers but don't need them here.  Maybe I should make some winter frocks tho I don't know where I'd wear them.   

Plant abuse !!

Posted: 17/12/2017 at 16:43

Aunty Rachel - an Indian gardening friend of mine in Brussels bough a shed load of those colour sprayed succulents to decorate her garden for a huge family celebration with rellies from all over the world.  Then she wondered why they died afterwards.  That was a few years ago when she was new i the group.  She knows better now.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 17/12/2017 at 15:29

I've saved that recipe too as we hope to have nectarines and apricots this year and there are Mirabelles already - if we get any before the birds.  Bit sweet for me anyway.  Like more tartness for cooking.

Multi-tasking like mad here.   One bowl full of butter and sugar softening for the Creole cake, a pan full of fruit slurping in tea and butter and spiced sugar for a Borrowdale tea bread to take to patchwork tomorrow and Xmas decs all over the place.  Considering how carefully we cleaned beforehand, the place looks like a bomb site.

There's also a curtain pole waiting to be put up in the kitchen and a curtain waiting for holes for eyelets and somewhere in all that dinner to cook.   Easy lamb chops as the oven will be busy with cake.

Glad your finger's improving Liri.   I managed to prang a brand new pair of posh tights on the fake buckle velcro fastening of my shoes last night.  Not impressed.   Why put velcro on dress shoes anyway?  Outdoors yes.   Easy.  Hope your OH likes his.

Show us ya Baubles!

Posted: 17/12/2017 at 15:17

That looks really good Wonky.   Original too.  Forgot to say how much I like Chicky's tree too.

Still messing with our tree here.  I need to look at it for a day or so to check it has enough on it and no gaps.  Now to work out what to do in the hall and the dining room and maybe even the kitchen.   I have left OH in charge of hanging lights, strings of beads and shatter proof brass angels and fruits on the a trio of obelisks at the front of the house.  

SOS Allotments appeal

Posted: 17/12/2017 at 12:52

Please sign if you can.  It seems the council wants to build another school on the playing fields and then use the allotments for an all weather playing field.  There is an appropriate sight for the new playing field nearby that doesn't involve turfing allotmenteers off their plots.  Many of them have already been moved just 10 years ago and are retired and won't or don't want to start again on fresh ground.

It seems the local Beeb news and the MP have now got behind this story but extra signatures will help too.

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