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Puzzlers Corner 2

Posted: 22/02/2017 at 13:09

"Master and Commander" ?

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/02/2017 at 12:58

Lovely memories Frank  - what is Turnip Snagging please?

Most cruises are not for us either. Being held 'prisoner' on a huge boat with several hundred strangers - many of whom are hell bent on eating and drinking as much as they can - no thanks

At least that seems to be the type of cruise my SIL goes on.

Have considered one of those much, much smaller more intimate affairs with interesting lectures and excursions (history, gardening, wildlife etc - ie interesting for us - but probably not to those who just want to "See the Sights" and buy souvenirs). But they are horribly expensive and still seem to involve dressing for dinner and communal dining. 

Nah! - a cottage in Torridon featuring seafood and single malts - or a tour in our little motorhome is much more our cup of tea!

Puzzlers Corner 2

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 20:16
Ladybird4 says:

Whose spelling? It is not right anyway.

See original post

 Americans I reckon LB.

It's a book by John Steakley - military sci-fi 

I was getting desperate

Puzzlers Corner 2

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 18:54


(Their spelling not mine!)

Puzzlers Corner 2

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 16:26

"The Centurian Way"

"The Roman Soldier's Manual"

Puzzlers Corner 2

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 15:36

She's tittering again girls - I can hear her

"Up Pompeii" 

I know it's not - but I just like saying it

Titter ye not LB....

Last edited: 21 February 2017 15:36:43

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 15:32

C'mon Dove - you know it's par for the course.

We organise an outing and the met office issue a severe weather warning... I think it's happened every trip I've been on  - even the one to East Ruston in July (severe thunderstorms forecast for that day!).

Maybe I should just stay home wrapped in a woolly blanket...

Seriously though. Maybe we should either cancel or reschedule.

You're going to have quite a long drive if you're going to Ickworth via Wonky's and that won't be nice if it's very windy with debris and lorries blowing around. 

Also, last time there were very high winds (& the amber gale warning boundary is very close) Ickworth park was closed at very short notice for safety reasons. It then remained shut for a day or so while they made sure all the trees were safe to walk under.

Bearing in mind the snowdrop walk is through woodland....

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 14:54






Old English Sheepdog

(Letter) O


Olympic Rings



Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 09:58


Lily P - so pleased to hear baby Findlay is home with his family. What a worrying time for all of you.

Another enforced day of no gardening I think. My back has let me know (in no uncertain terms) that it doesn't do 'couch potato' to 'full on manual labour' in a couple of days anymore. It's drizzling anyway.

18C here yesterday lunchtime - that's not right for February. Nice to be out walking round without a hunkered down face though.

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 08:55

Yes please Dove The ones you gave me last year have done well - nice show last autumn

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