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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 19:24

Lantana - do go to the V&A. Last time I went about 3 years ago the galleries I particularly wanted to visit were closed for refurbishment. Now, that usually means move things around and give it a lick of paint... But this was much more than that. Lots of money - but, for once, you can really see where it's been spent. 

As for the whisky... I did do a double take - and then another - nearly took a photo.....

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 15:57

Afternoon all - we're home

Lovely couple of days in London. Had a fantastic time at the V&A yesterday. Freebie admission, excellent (freebie) tour of the medieval galleries (my particular interest), very reasonably priced lunch in stunning surroundings and just so many exquisite treasures to see. Will return very soon to visit some of the other galleries.If I lived in or nearer to London I would go and work / volunteer there in a heartbeat.

£20 to get in Westminster Abbey seemed quite reasonable after a visit to Fortnum & Mason last night.

Large box of chocolates (2kg) - £195

A bottle of 50 year old whisky - 70cl - £22,000 (yes - that's twenty two thousand pounds!! ). But  you do get a certificate with it to confirm it's genuine - so that's ok. I bought two - so that's a couple of stocking fillers sorted

You've all been nice and chatty but I've only skimmed through what's been said because some of you were talking about the final episode of The Missing. I was 'busy' drinking margaritas last night  so will watch it tonight. 

Kittens are looking perky Obelixx. You'll get nothing done with kittens in the house - you just have to play with them all the time.

Get those electrics sorted soonest Clari. Don't forget you'll be asked for electrical certificates of compliance etc when you sell the house and some purchasers' solicitors will get very twitchy if you can't supply them.

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

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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.

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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

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Posted: 26/11/2016 at 20:08

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

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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

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