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So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 17:05

At least it's dead LB - it's when they're still running around that I go right off my lovely boy (fast asleep on the bed - gently snoring - butter wouldn't melt...)

Last edited: 17 January 2017 17:05:53

iPad freezing

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 17:03

You were right to be cautious then Hazel - would you mind if I sent you a PM for the solution?

So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 16:51

Pansy - days like that make you wonder why you even bothered rolling out of bed don't they? Fingers crossed the washing machine is something simple and cheap like a split hose. Don't have a coffee machine so no idea about that...

On the other hand - Joyce - it sounds like you've had a very good day.

Has been nice out there today - sunny but very cold. Should have gone outside and done something productive - there are a zillion jobs waiting to be done - but could not get my btm into gear at all. I now have things lined up till the end of the week - so I don't suppose they'll be getting done any time soon. 

Could you send your bloke down here please Joyce

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 15:50


This particular Forkers' lurgy seems so much like the one I had a couple of years ago. Started in July & knocked me for six. In Sept I still had quite a bad cough which was painful and keeping me awake.

Went to the docs who ordered X-Rays & blood tests - nothing found. Was just getting better when I got the same virus again in November. I finally shifted the wretched cough in about April of the following year. 

Nearly drove me mad - making phone calls & being in 'quiet' places was difficult. I think OH was more than a little fed up with it too.

Nice here today - sunny but cold. Should have gone outside and made a start on some jobs but never quite got round to it. Plenty of things to do inside... 

Last edited: 17 January 2017 15:52:43

iPad freezing

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 15:34

Thanks Hazel  - hope you can post it on the forum to avoid receiving lots of PM's

iPad freezing

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 13:27

I've also been having this problem (original model iPad mini OSX 9.3.5 - no further updates available for this model).

I also thought it might be to do with the ads. When I open a page on the forum I have to wait until all the ads have loaded before I can even begin to scroll down the page. Once the ads are fully loaded the page works reasonably well - but it happens all over again when I go to the next page in a thread or a new thread. It's all rather tiresome.

I also access the site from an iMac with Adblocker installed (for some reason I couldn't put that on the iPad) & I don't have any problems.

Hazel - if you think you've found a solution may I suggest you post it on here. If the mods think it's too much like advertising they can always delete your post. If, however, it helps several forum members access the site more easily and therefore more often, they probably won't be that bothered about it. I don't think you'll be in too much bovver if you state at the start of your post that the fix is only being suggested to help other members.

Or you could ask Nora in advance if it's ok to post your solution.

Last edited: 17 January 2017 13:29:34

So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 15:42

Afternoon all

Morning in the office today - voluntary work.  Bit of an effort to get there as I hate getting up at this time of year - January is the longest month by about 3 weeks. But I did notice bulbs poking their noses through the soil, a few shrubs are showing leaf buds and the birds were chattering away this morning - so spring must be but a few weeks away.

The turf laid in October is starting to grow and will need it's first haircut in a week or two. Need to keep a sensible head on and remember it's still quite delicate and doesn't need scalping just yet.

Hope Tiggs is ok Lantana. A work colleague used to leave his radio on for his cat. It was a large moggy who would trash the place if some talk radio wasn't on in the background - would take a running jump at chair backs and send them flying. Little vandal...

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 07:22


Another early start for us. OH will being leaving for work in the next few minutes and I am in the office doing my voluntary work. Always hated dark cold Monday mornings when I was working. I still do.

All Obx's talk of kitchens brought back memories of having ours done nearly 3 years ago. It was a very positive experience & I now have a lovely kitchen which really works for me - surprising how much easier it makes everyday tasks. The guys couldn't have been nicer but it was still weeks of disruption. Hard at the time - but definitely worth it. 

So much 'stuff' came out of the old cupboards though. At least Obx shouldn't have that so soon after moving.

Have a good one!


Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 19:17

Not a Hammond Dove 

Hope he doesn't end up sounding like Mrs Mills, Bobby Crush or Wally on his Wurlitzer at the Burlington Hotel, Yarmouth circa 1974

He's tried a bit of classic church organ stuff - much more my cup of tea

Coq au vin sounds great

Last edited: 15 January 2017 19:18:14

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 17:51

Afternoon all

We were up at crack of sparrows to drive to Skegness to collect OH's 'new' toy. It's a 'vintage' electric organ and it's ginormous - weighs a ton - and we had to call on a poor, unsuspecting neighbour to help us unload it - far too heavy for me to be involved with.

I'm assured it was a steal, a real bargain etc etc - hmm . He had one (and was quite proficient) when a teenager - but I needed to know there was a headphones socket for silent playing before I agreed to the purchase. Fortunately it fits very neatly (with about 1cm to spare) in an alcove in the (rarely used) dining room so it's not really in the way & I won't have to look at it too often.

I happen to know he quite fancies a drum kit as well - hopefully this purchase might put that idea on hold....

Next purchase for this household is a new wheelbarrow for me. I shall take him shopping on Friday

Found an excellent farm shop on the way back so stocked up with some good meat and really fresh fenland veg. I'll be cooking chicken liver and mushroom pilaf in a while - yum

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