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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

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 18:46

Best wishes to you and your OH Fidget. Hope he arrives home safely before too long and has no lasting injuries. Something like that can really shake both of you up but thank goodness he was in a tank.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 09:07

You don't have to wait for jobs to be advertised Clari.

You could try some letters to other museums or other places of employment which really interest you. You have transferrable skills in marketing, event coordination / hosting and in training. Sing your own praises. Highlight the increase in museum visitor numbers. Stress how much outreach work you've done & the successful varied programme of events you now offer at museum. It's a good time to do it when you've just received official recognition for your hard work. (make a lot of the commendation).

Employers really like proactive people - especially for events / marketing / fund raising posts. Even if they don't have vacancies right now they will remember that you were interested enough to contact them. Has to be worth a few hours of your time.

Glaucous rose

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 23:50

Nice plant B3 - one of my favourites.

If it's a mature specimen I would do the usual removal of dead, diseased, crossing branches plus remove a couple (few?  - depends how many there are) of the oldest stems down to ground level in late winter. A good mulch & feed and it should be stimulated to throw up some new productive stems.

The RHS recommend removal of a few old stems each year to prevent congestion in the centre of the shrub and promote new growth. I cut an old neglected glauca back completely (over three seasons) & was quickly rewarded with lots of new healthy and productive growth.


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