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Kew Gardens visit, July 2017

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 22:44

So pleased you all had a good day - I trust my cake was either chocolate or coffee & walnut

Hope you all make it home safely (some of you have had a really long day).

Really looking forward to seeing some photos - hope the tech problems on the site are fixed tomorrow

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 21:24

Evening - exhausted after watching the Nadal match - some truly excellent tennis. There have been some very good matches so far.

Dove - just watching the local programme which was on tonight about teenage artist Kieran Williamson. Lovely family and very enjoyable programme - maybe on iPlayer if you're interested.

Imagine earning £2 million pounds through painting by the age of 14... 

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Posted: 10/07/2017 at 08:09

Morning - lovely sunny day here Warm already but chance of thunderstorms later. Garden is very dry again so fingers crossed.

Busy morning ahead starting with mane shearing at 9. Best get a wriggle on

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 20:27

That sounds like a long old trip Liri

Hope you and everybody else have a truly "Grand Day Out"

All the East Anglian contingent trips I've been on have been great fun - and it's so good to actually meet people who already feel like old friends.

Have a great time - lunch, coffee and cakes are definitely part of the experience.

(The odd pint of beer / glass of wine / G&T doesn't go amiss either)

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Posted: 09/07/2017 at 13:31

I'm soooo busy... Quick pop-in to get the notifications.

Runny / Joyce - somebody else was having problems sending / receiving PM's (Lily P on Forkers perhaps?) so maybe there are some gremlins at work. Failing that it might be worth checking that email addresses etc are still correct in your settings. 

Must crack on...

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Posted: 09/07/2017 at 10:15


Nice day again today so will be cutting grass and clearing up from the mammoth dead heading session yesterday - lots of stuff for the compost bin - bet it will be really hot come Tuesday. Maybe it's a bit strange but I love plunging my hand into a compost heap and finding it's really, really hot. Doesn't happen too often - usually it's just a bit warm - but I feel at one with nature when it does.

Bit of cooking to be done today - bolognese, lasagne, herby roast chicken and lemon meringue ice cream - except I forgot to buy lemons. Have sent OH to the Co-op in the next village on his push bike. Hope he's not too long.

If I have time I may stain the boxes around the outside taps. Or I may sit in the recliner with a good book. Decisions, decisions...

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 10:04


Nice day again today - did loads of deadheading yesterday and it's all in piles around the lawn ready to be mowed up to shred for the compost bin - will do that later and cut the grass.

Meantime I have a bolognese to make - part to portion up and freeze and the rest to turn into a lasagne - also for the freezer. Will also be making lemon meringue ice cream (forgot to buy lemons - OH has just gone out on his bike for some) and then herb butter to rub under the skin of chicken which will be roasted for dinner tonight. Love herby summer roast chicken with simple easy veg - none of those delicious winter stuffing, sausages and bread sauce accompaniments - but much quicker and easier to do - probably a darn sight healthier too.

If DD looks in here - I do hope you had a good day yesterday with many more to come

BL - hope the weather holds and you have lots of garden visitors today.

Dove - nice to get the boot off - must have been rather hot and itchy the last couple of weeks. Hope all goes well tomorrow at the hospital and you'll be (carefully!!) skipping around the garden before too long.

Fairy - sounds like you had a good - if rather long - day yesterday. I have a recording of The Adventure Show from nearly 2 weeks ago to watch. Might make me homesick for Scotland.

Hope everyone else has a good Sunday - TTFN.

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Posted: 08/07/2017 at 17:41

I hope that's the answer too Ruby - I'm rubbish at these usually

I think I've got about 4 wheelbarrow loads - just from deadheading. Not much in the way of weeding or pruning. Must be a while since I last did it

Time for tennis now.

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Posted: 08/07/2017 at 09:40


Happy Birthday F'edge - have a good one

Think I shall be doing a bit (well, rather a lot actually) of dead heading this morning. Then I'll see who's playing this afternoon - hope it's Wodger

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

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 21:50

All the very best for tomorrow DD

May your cakes always rise and your coffee be forever flowing

Will be sure to make a detour next time we're in that area of France

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