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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 22:05

Thank you GWRS - we've had a lovely day. Regent St lights are pretty good & there are some nice shop windows.

Have to agree with the comments about the cost of Abbey admission - pretty steep & discouraging to anyone on a tight budget. Also not allowed to visit the shrine (too fragile for general sight seeing), not allowed to take photos and quite a few of the really old pieces I would have liked to look at more closely were roped off. And the museum is closed...

Yes, it's a unique piece of our heritage but I felt a bit cheated & other cathedrals do it all better. Still - I can now tick it off the bucket list & the stewards were friendly & helpful.

V&A tomorrow & that's a freebie & includes a couple of tours - swings & roundabouts

Very cold out there now - keep warm everyone

Last edited: 29 November 2016 22:10:54

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 16:18

Fidget hope things settle down / get sorted out soon. You'll be tired of counting your blessings soon but it could have beenmuch worse. 

Obelixx - £20 for the abbey - but I've been meaning to go for years. Not likely to get an invite to any royal weddings so just had to cough up. Very interesting but I like York and Wells more

Dove - thx for the heads up. That one is on the list to look at. 

just having first cuppa since my 7am alarm call - absolutely gasping

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 12:53

Roast beef sounds excellent Dove. I think we'll be doing Vietnamese tonight 'cos that's not easy to find at home.

Lovely sunny day in London. On the bus to Westminster Abbey at the moment - looking forward to seeing some festive lights & decorations without the pressure to do lots of shopping.

Enjoy your afternoon everyone

PS - loving the meemow pics and stories Obelixx - not so good about the cat flu though. Hope things clear up quickly.

Last edited: 29 November 2016 12:57:57

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 07:58

Stay strong DD. Are you confident the estate agent is passing on your offer to the vendors? They must realise that you are serious about this and a bird in the hand and all that.... Keep playing the game.

I'm away to London for a couple of days. Westmnster Abbey, V&A, big shops and foodie stops all beckon. Weather will be sunny but very cold - excellent for some cityscape photography. 

Last edited: 29 November 2016 07:58:48

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 20:08

Ok Dove - I give up - wot's  "chillicif" ?

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 11:18

Morning all - lovely cold, crisp, sunny winter's day

Hope you enjoy your day DD - 'fraid I don't get running for pleasure at all - never have never will 8 miles sounds like torture.

Big Christmas Fair in town today. Half tempted to venture in as it's such a glorious day but it's a really big whole-town 4 day event - coaches from all over the country and near continent. I've been when the weather was iffy and it was heaving then - so will probably be Meadow Hell on steroids today. Perhaps I'll give it a miss....

Sorry to hear you're not sleeping Hosta - but glad to hear the white bits have nearly gone - keep up the good work! I haven't got any white bits either - I'm white all over at the moment

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 22:08

Well done in the tests Wonky. When you've done your chainsaw course I might have a few odd jobs that need doing....

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 12:00

Morning all (just!)

After a frosty start it's now a lovely sunny day. OH had a change of roster yesterday and ended up flying into Inverness. He phoned just to say that it was a beautiful sparkling day - excellent visibility - and there was loads of snow on the hills - very very pretty. Did I ever mention how much we love Scotland?

I am about to head outside to clear more leaves (hopefully for the last times) and then I need to write some birthday cards and sort out some online shopping (for me not C..s presents). 

Glad Mr Fidget seems to be ok - guess we need to wait a few days before he can be given the all clear but sounds promising for the moment.

Fidget - you thought he might have lost a day's work on his laptop. If it's not too mashed somewhere like PC World might be able to remove the hard drive and copy stuff across for you. Don't know for sure but might be worth investigating if it there is a lot of stuff on there. Just a thought.

Last edited: 25 November 2016 12:01:55

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 20:53

Well done him - sounds like an excellent cause

Have one for me...

... (actually I'm on my second G&T - so maybe not)

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 19:58
Dovefromabove says:

Topbird - I remember you saying that your OH is planning a loooooooooooooong cycle ride when he retires next year.  

You and Wonky need to get together and introduce him to her friend who cycled right around the globe (arriving back last month).  At the very least he could pass on a few tips about saddle sores! 

See original post

 Chamois Butter is the magic potion Dove - but best applied in private...

Glad to hear Wonky's friend has come home safe and sound - was he raising funds for charity?

Hope Mr F is nearly home xx

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