Topbird


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

Posted: Today at 22:45

Brilliant - simply brilliant news. Well done you!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: Today 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: Today at 11:33

Morning


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: Yesterday 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: Yesterday 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 

Last edited: 24 May 2017 13:00:00

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Posted: Yesterday at 10:37

Nice to see you PP

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Posted: Yesterday 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: Yesterday 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: Yesterday 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!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 08:36

Morning  - and what a warm & sunny one it is as well. A day for getting on with heavier tasks and then finding a lounger in the shade I think - unfortunately mine won't be like that - have to go to town this afternoon.


Welcome to this thread TGG. People are people - simple as. A person's faith or religion doesn't make them good or bad anymore than the colour of their eyes or their hair does. There are people out there with a warped perspective, who twist writings and speech to justify their own sick actions - whether it be paedophiles, terrorists or other wrong doers.


I don't think there is any religion which advocates the murder of innocent people going about their daily business and certainly not the slaughter of children enjoying a fun night out.


The world is a slightly more frightening place today, but it won't stop me or the vast majority of people going about our business as usual. But maybe I'll smile a little more and try to be a little kinder - just to show those bast**ds that they won't win.

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