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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:47

As a Cornishman this is one of those very rare occasions when I'm glad to be elsewhere!

Did any of you see that great picture in yesterday's Daily Wail, of a surfer going down the river in Bude ( - he is passing my sister's solicitors office) - anybody who knows that part of town will realise how very high the water actually is.

Best wishes to Verdun and and everyone else living ( or holidaying ) in the far West - stay aware, and keep well clear of the coasts.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 22:30

Not in the Chilterns, it ain't!  There's a small river or two running down our hill, ready to add to the swollen Thames in Marlow and Henley - both now re-named Marlow -, and Henley-under-Thames!

Creosote

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 17:15

So did my father-in-law - bit like using Wrights coal-tar soap when I was a kid - lovely smells ( but in moderation, I suppose - wouldn't like Annie8's problems with the smell from next door!)

Creosote

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 17:02

Creosote, whilst having a noxious smell and toxic properties, was more effective at protecting outdoor wood than most modern paint-type substitutes - it also enhanced the texture of the grain of fences and sheds to advantage.

I now use something called Creocote, which is oil-based - it soaks into the wood like creosote, and the smell is a less strong version of creosote, and only lingers for 24 hours at most. 

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 17:12

Welcome Wendy - next time I am in Town, meeting friends at Hays Galleria, I must pop by and see what you have achieved! Good luck in your efforts.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 23:21

The wild (very wild) haggi have managed to cross the Tamar and have invaded Cornwall - Punkdoc is quite obviously, and wisely, hiding from them 

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Posted: 24/01/2014 at 17:21

Looking good Dove - I'll be there!

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Posted: 24/01/2014 at 17:01

Adnams is a lovely beer from Southwold, in Suffolk. When in Cornwall there are many good local beers - Doombar ( named after the sandbank between Rock and Padstow) and made by Sharps of Rock. Also the beers made by St.Austell brewery - Tribute, or Admirals Ale, named Worlds Best Beer in 2010 and 2011.

There are many small breweries dotted around, and a good time can be had checking out the best beers ( whilst checking out the best oggies ) - I'm sure Verdun could be persuaded without too much effort!

Methinks it's time to pay a visit to my Sister down there - soooooooon!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 10:20

Thanks everybody! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 10:19

All wild haggi are called Jimmy. The whiskey-sodden hunters can be heard down in the valleys, as they run around the mist-covered hills, crying ' see you Jimmy !'

We need some wild haggi down in Cornwall - they might scare off some of the Emmets!

 

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