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Pinch and zoom on mobile devices

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 16:43

Don't have to find my specs  now before I sit down with my iPad ....

Thanks team - that's sooooo much better!

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 08:36

Morning everyone

Quick pop in - office day today - so need to get skates on.

We had heavy rain last night which the garden needed so no complaints on that score. I put weedkiller on the drive yesterday pm - but it had been down for about 9 hrs before the rain came so I'm hoping it will have had time to start it's work - the drive is green at the moment - consequence of having a drive at the bottom of a slope which tends to flood when it rains hard and all the seeds from the road and hedgerows get washed onto it 

Well done to DD - I am certain I couldn't run that far - cycle yes - run no 

Dove - Hope you get into your garden later on - certainly sounds as though you were busy this weekend. I couldn't begin to contemplate moving my shed - would be a 3 day / 4 man job 

Hope everyone else enjoys their day. I will watch a bit of Chelsea tomorrow / maybe day after then will no doubt lose interest as per. Herb garden sounds interesting....


Last edited: 23 May 2016 08:37:04

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 17:23

The only boat cruising we do is the very occasional charter of a sailing yacht.

Total number of people on board - 2.

Eating arrangements - during the day - on deck - beer. olives, hummus, bread, fruit. Evening - cheap taverna at the end of the boat or curry on board.

Clothes - dirty T-shirt for mucky jobs, clean T-shirt & shorts for evening, oversize shirt for stopping sun burn. No swimmie - it's quiet where we go  No jewellery, no dresses, often no shoes.

Entertainment - singing along with iPod, snorkelling, reading, watching inexperienced sailors mooring up, exploring sleepy villages. "Tattooing" dozing hubby 


On a cruise ship with 1000 others - hell on earth!

Have put weed killer on drive this pm - first day for ages with no breeze - no rain forecast - big black cloud now sat over house -  - fingers crossed it passes on by.

Last edited: 22 May 2016 17:24:47

Progress update

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 17:02

Strange that I can see how useful a "Go to last viewed post" would be but I don't remember that we had that function on the old site. But I guess we must have done because so many people have mentioned it - obviously a trip to Specsavers is overdue 

I tend to just go to "Latest Posts" and then (if it's a long thread) I jump to "Last Post" & work backwards.

It's how I did it before so (now that Page Numbers are at both top and bottom of the page) I can use the forum more or less as before.

Can't wait for "Pinch & Zoom" to be restored for when I'm using the iPad though. Sounds like it'll be here soon 

Colours for me are pale sage background and off-white in the text boxes. Tool bar is a pinky stone colour - same on all 3 devices I use to access the site.

Last edited: 22 May 2016 17:02:51

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 08:40


Cat has started a new trick of waking at 5am and then coming to curl himself round my head & purring his head off while nuzzling my ear. Cute - but not conducive to getting enough sleep.

OH can sleep through just about anything, anywhere, anytime. 

He has paid the price though - on more than one occasion he has awoken to find a freshly applied 'tattoo' (childrens' transfers) or a bit of artwork where I've drawn on him. 

Well a girl gets bored listening to snoring at 1am... 

Coffee Grounds

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 08:25

I add mine to the compost bin too 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 20:07

...wish I was having a vice evening but I'm on me lonesome tonight.... 

Chilli on way Fairy - kill or cure stuff - great believer in that and red hot curries for everything from colds to tummy upsets.

Flush it all out and start again....

Bit like caustic soda I s'pose.......

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:23

I'm about to reheat some of my chilli out of the freezer Fairy. I put in the 'wrong' chillies so it's blow your socks off hot.

I'll send some up if you fancy it - should clear your sinuses out a treat 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 17:55

Hello Fidget - you snuck in there - sorry - not trying to steal your thunder 

Last edited: 21 May 2016 17:56:32

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 17:51

Hi Panda - if the aquilegia is the same as my seedlings it's called Raspberry Ripple. As we say around here - it's bootiful. 

If this link works there should be a picture appearing from Fidget from last year: Here goes:....

Phew - Glad that worked - learning all the time on the new forum!!!

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