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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 11:21

Morning - cold and damp out there.

Glad you're enjoying work WW but definitely worth getting advice if you're getting pins and needles after using machinery - does have the potential to cause permanent damage. A little bit of information for you at this link

Tulip planting sounds like nice work Chicky.

I am on turf watering duties for at least 2 weeks - neighbours will think I'm barking if we have rain as well. But first I have to go and find a new sprinkler - mine got stuck in one position last night. Only bought it at the beginning of summer... Should be under 2 year warranty but I can't find the receipt (probably didn't think to keep it) so I'm going to try to blag it at Wyevale - wish me luck folks

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 08:27
Dovefromabove says:

 The press and some politicians are being totally irresponsible 

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 Nothing new there then - eh Dove?

Morning everyone - sat with just a towel wrapped round me - it's bloomin' freezing... WW might have picked the wrong time of year to start a new outdoor job.

I helped with running a cattery a few years ago - hated those morning when the water connections were frozen solid and scrubbing out chalets meant lugging buckets of water around - always got wetter than normal. Watering my new turf is a similar experience this week... 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 10:35

Morning - lovely day if a tad chilly.

Understand what you mean about feeling angry Doc - I have days like that too. After the Brexit vote I was angry for 4 or 5 days. I knew I was being a bit irrational but I couldn't help it. Have resigned myself to it now but still worried about how it is all going to pan out.

Very concerned by news from America at the moment. The election appears to be far from a walkover for Clinton. She is certainly not my most favoured politician but she is definitely the lesser of the two evils.

The thought of Trump in charge of America at the same time as Putin is in charge of Russia - terrifying

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 10:25

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 09:09

Cotinus with a low sun behind lighting up the leaves is a thing of great beauty from spring through till autumn - but especially in autumn

My front garden looks as though we have yellow snow. There's a slight breeze today which is shifting the ash and silver birch leaves so every time I look up there are yellow leaves floating past the window and the woodland border is completely carpeted in yellow leaves.

If it wasn't for the piles of shingle, sand and cement all over the drive it would be a picture.

Landscaping continues and today the turf is going down - lots of it - just in time for our first frost A job which was originally 2 - 3 weeks is now 3 - 4 but they have done major extra work with the drains. If anybody needs a recommendation for an excellent landscaper covering mid and west Suffolk do get in touch

Ooops manners! - Good morning everybody - have a good one.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 10:35

Have a lovely time Lily  - love Antigua especially the Nelson's dockyards. 'Bumped' into Rod Stewart there a few years ago 

Might need to adopt the "For better for worse but not for lunch" motto here too. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 08:22

Morning all - pinching, punching white rabbits and all that. 

Empathise with the OH at home thread. But you are quite fortunate Hosta - at least your OH asks what you would like for breakfast, lunch etc. Mine asks me what we are having. Even though he does some cooking I still have to plan all the meals. And lunch has to be at 1pm - he gets tetchy if I'm not ready 'on time'. 

When he's away breakfast might be at 10, lunch at 3pm and dinner at 8pm. My body clock works 2hrs later than his..

Nice having him around though - Don't have to do any washing up for one thing... Only joking - I would much, much rather have him at home than away

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 09:16

Lovely Liri - mellow fruitfulness here too - beautiful day.

Office today so no time for noodling. Have a good one folks - especially WW - hope it all goes well Wonks.


HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 18:29

Busy - Antiques are expensive in this part of the world - I think everyone still expects Lovejoy & cronies to turn up at the auctions... It was filmed in and around Long Melford and assorted picturesque Suffolk villages & towns. Can still be seen on SKY.

Chicky - the landscaping is coming on well thank you. This will be week 3 - I'm hoping there won't be a week 4. It is looking as I envisaged but it's nearly all digger, dumper & cement mixer work (rather than borders and planting).

We imported 14 tons of top soil last week to sort out levels in the back garden and this week we shall be excavating a 2m wide and 2m deep hole in the middle of the drive to make a new soak away. Hopefully then the garage will no longer flood whenever we have a downpour.  Hopefully they will not 'find' the  electric or BT cables and water and oil pipes 

The paths all round the house have been relaid so we no longer have bouncy slabs and a wobble board by the front door 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 13:07

All this food... I am very hungry at the moment - it all sound delicious. Think I'll start at one table and do like a safari dinner if that's ok with everyone.

Enjoyed that choccie tart thanks Pat - had it with some raspberries out of the freezer (had to share with Fairy) and a dollop of that really nice creme fraiche that tastes like slightly sour clotted cream (none of that half fat rubbish) - yummity yum yum indeed. I could probably enjoy the fruit tart with some very good vanilla ice cream & a cup of tea a bit later on too... No wonder I'm fat 

Have had my lazy day interrupted by a distress call from OH. He set off first thing for a 60 mile ride with his cycling club and 20 miles in his chain broke. Couldn't be repaired at roadside so WRS (Wifey's Recovery Service) was called into play.

On the plus side he is now doing the washing up and diswasher emptying which I hadn't got round to doing due to noodling on here and being generally unenthusiastic about chores. And he's also offered to cook dinner

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