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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 06/12/2017 at 07:37

Good morning.   On parade early for tilers and an electrician.   Cosmos is on his new gunpowder meds now.  The instructions say to dissolve under the tongue.  That'll work!  Kids under 6 can take it dissolved it in water so Cosmos gets his squirted in.   He's taken to eating his food sprawled on his belly like a little Roman emperor.

-2C at the mo with stripes of mist gradually disappearing as the sun climbs above the horizon.  Sunny today but still supposed to rain tomorrow.

More coffee for me and then curtains.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 23:16

Masterchef and Rick Stein for me then Newsnight.  OH has gone to bed early with a cold.

Sweet dreams all.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 15:05

Apparently the children selected something with lots of green foliage Dove.  Quite hopeful given the general disconnect with nature in many schools and neighbourhoods.

I quite agree about social services but also think it's dreadful to see cuts in education budgets too.   Invest in people from the moment they're born - good health, good socialisation, good education provided by good service and well qualified people in decent buildings - and you will more than halve most of the problems facing society today.  Simples, but long term thinking so no good for your average politician.

The tilers have just arrived.  Only 2 hours later than we hoped but at least they're here. 

Old field boundry native hedge/hawthorn with ivy

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 14:12

Another vote for keeping the ivy here.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 13:32

Pdoc - as the song says, you have to "accentuate the positive".  Good luck.

Lyn - sounds like a lot for you and yours to deal with in a short time.  Well done for deciding to enjoy each day as it comes.

Such behaviour is beyond understanding Dove but it seems to me that in certain circles life is increasingly cheap and undervalued from cradle to grave.

Honestly couldn't give a toss about the cricket but that has to be the best display of petunias I've seen in a long time.  Hope the trip home goes well Chicky.   Just the jet lag to deal with.........    At least you won't have that problem Hosta.  Just the cold.

Have had a quiet pottering sort of morning which included making a whole new batch of "socks" for Cosmos.   The latest are made form cotton shirts OH binned when he retired.  Lots of textured weave plain shirts and some blue stripes but all fine cotton.   Cosmos now has fetching stripey socks to wear.

Turner prize day today.  Very telling comment from a jury of 12 local children taken in to the exhibits in Hull by the Beeb - "It must be modern art cos you can't see what it is".   

ginko biloba tree

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 11:01

These make magnificent trees when allowed to grow to their full size.   Rather than risk butchering it, why not see if someone can give it a good home - Freecycle, local facebook page for your town/village/community, parks department?

Nothing to do with gardening vent

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 21:10

Lionel??? Online!   

Nothing to do with gardening vent

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 20:51

We love Yorkshires here but little, not big, and eat them with the main course.  I may have northern origins but none of it is Yorkshire.  I can remember having pease pudding and ham at Gran's and stottie cakes.  Bacon butties in a bap.  Yum.   Never found anything like them down south but I expect there are recipes Lionel now.  OH is from Worcester and had never heard of pease pudding or drop scones!

Strictly is back!

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 19:47

She is irritating isn't she?   It's not an honour.  It's her turn and she's getting paid.  reality check please.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 11:46

Liri - our riding stables and farmer neighbours in Belgium used both homeopathic vet and GP for themselves and their family.   Seemed to work.  Has to be better than steroids so I look forward to seeing how he gets on.

Hosta - enjoy your last day.  It seems like you only just got there.  Hope you have thermal vests and socks and woollies packed for the return home.  It's parky.

You too Chicky.  I reckon the cricket is a bust but Adelaide is lovely and you'll enjoy your last bit of time with Chicklet who will also be coming home before you know it.

Busy - may be on to something with the moon phases.  Usually light bothers me but maybe it's more than that.   Certainly affects plenty of other things.   Can't help with UK DIY's I'm afraid except for being much cheaper than France or Belgium if you need paint by the gallon.

Tilers arrived on time and we have the cement base being laid today with tiles following tomorrow.  I'll be able to get my Rangemaster plugged in at last and move furniture from temporary parking to permanent.   Wonderful.  Proper Xmas cake and pavlovas as needed.

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