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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 21:35


I've enjoyed a lovely afternoon at Aldeburgh where the sea breeze meant it was pleasantly warm but not stifling as it would be at home. Bit of a bike ride, swift half of Adnams and fish and chips and a nice big crab for tomorrow - what's not to like?

We were supposed to be staying for the whole weekend but I really can't leave my poorly pussy cat for more than a few hours now - so I've come home and left OH over there in the camper van doing sunset and sunrise photos and planning a long bike ride for tomorrow. He'll come home Sunday morning.

Dove - sweetie - you really do need to take more water with it you know. I warned you that Norfolk Gin was good stuff! 

Any idea how long you will be out of action? Sounds painful and frustrating in equal measure. Look after yourself

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 22:45

Brilliant - simply brilliant news. Well done you!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 22:39

Sorry to hear about your knee Dove & hope you are up and about soon (but not too soon). I know your OH will be taking good care of you so put your foot up and try to enjoy the rest. You wouldn't normally plant the runners until next week anyway.

I think we got up to 28C in the shade this afternoon & it was very humid. Hoping for a little trip to the coast tomorrow where there should be a refreshing sea breeze.

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Posted: 25/05/2017 at 11:33


It's 25C in the shade and 30C in the potting shed - phew.

So far I've cut the grass and washed the kitchen floor and put the ironing from yesterday away.

About to jump in the shower then go for fuel, cat meds and SM trip. I will be buying ice lolllies...

Then I am going to come home and flollolop in the shade. I may turn the hose on - ostensibly to do some watering - but more likely to water myself.

I'm another one who uses various items of old cutlery in and around the garden.

Last edited: 25 May 2017 11:34:52

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 16:44

It is warm - but it's clouded over now so I'll cut the grass in a bit.

We were allowed up to10 days uncertified sick leave per annum when I started in the civil service. In our small town office very few people took more than the odd day off for a cold or whatever.

Then a girl arrived from London and she would say things like "Oh - I've not had all my 10 days - don't want to lose them" She regarded it as an additional 2 weeks leave - as did everyone else in her previous London office. Needless to say others started copying her - she was a bl$$dy nightmare to manage. She used to pay people the benefits she thought they deserved rather than what they were entitled to...

I tried to start disciplinary proceedings against her - but this was the Civil Service in the 70's and the unions were strong and the management was weak.

LILY P - so sorry to hear about your eye - we all need to take note. Hope you make a full recovery soon - frightening.

P'Doc - forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday earlier - hope you are having a  good day

Last edited: 24 May 2017 16:45:57

Which edger?

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 12:59

I imagine a pointed one might dig into the ground a bit more easily - but I'm not sure.

All my lawn edgers have been the half-moon / semi-circular shape and I've never had any problems - except when it finds the odd half brick or large flint 

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Posted: 24/05/2017 at 10:37

Nice to see you PP

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Posted: 24/05/2017 at 10:34

Like the sound of your plans Hazel!

I too am wearing shorts - it's really not pretty.

Legs so white they could be used in place of a high vis jacket. A few stray hairy bits that got missed last time I waxed them. And a rather alarming brown line across the calf just below the knees which is where the welly boots top out. I have been living in wellies since February so it'll be a wear line on my chubby little legs - nice. That's without the usual array of broken veins etc etc

Just to add to the picture - these shorts are 'comfy' ones with an elastic waist - but they're so old the elastic isn't anymore so I'm constantly hitching them up. And it's too hot for a bra.

Needs must - it's 22C now - going to get hotter - there's work to be done and nobody except Harry cat can see me. I promise to get changed when I nip to the shops

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Posted: 24/05/2017 at 08:50

Debs - you snuck in there! Cowslips and ox eye daisies seem to cope with all manner of abuse in my garden.

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Posted: 24/05/2017 at 08:47

Nearly too much info there Dove! Enjoy tennis - only a few weeks to Wimbers.

Think I shall be buying ice lollies at the SM this afternoon. Raspberry Mivis might do the job

They're  the ones with ice cream in the middle aren't they? - years since I had one - time to put that right!

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