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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 17:47

If you have got the lurgy Clari - sharing it with 400 children doesn't sound like a good plan...

So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 17:27

Kettle's on (not a mystic one though) - anyone else for a cuppa? Need something to wash down a slice of one of those yummy looking cakes (chocolate for me please...)

Sounds like you're having a lovely day Runny

Slight damage to greenhouse..

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 12:08

First rule of matrimony Matt - your wife is always right 

If that's been caused by gales you might be able to claim for a new one under your home insurance - dig  out the policy and have a good read. Some will cover - some won't.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 10:36


Glad your 'puter is sorted out Liri. Always a worry when something like that happens. Knowing a tame techie person is a good thing!

Bit of a rough night. Couldn't sleep 'cos of sore throat & headache & just feeling a bit strange. Thought maybe I was starting with The Lurgy - but this morning I'm just tired from lack of sleep & otherwise ok. Still think this current bug sounds a lot like what I had 2 years ago. Took weeks to shift it completely but I'm hoping it's left me with some defences to avoid this one.

Off to SM soon - then time to do our accounts - deep joy!


So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 10:24

Morning everyone

Happy Birthday RB - have a good one! πŸΎπŸ°

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 18:41

Oh heck BL - I did that just before Christmas. Troublesome tooth is now 80% filling and is on it's final warning before a crown.

Hope you get mates' rates  

Last edited: 10 January 2017 18:42:02

So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 18:28

Didn't get lost Hazel - I've been busy practising whistling. Guess what? - I also sound like a kettle coming up to the boil - and another dribbly chin here too Did manage one mini-whistle. Shouted "Yay" - which promptly meant I displaced fingers & tongue and haven't been able to realign them since. Glad OH has gone to work and can't see what I'm up to.

Re cupboards. I wouldn't say I'm a true hoarder but I dig out some towels to recycle at the local stray cats home. They were wedding presents - this year is our 30th anniversary...

Last edited: 10 January 2017 18:29:21

Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 16:41

Great story LilyS 

Re concerns about different chat threads - who cares? Personally I visit all the 'chat' threads and enjoy them all. I see different friends on different threads to natter about different things. It all only starts to become divisive if people are ignored or actively discouraged from posting for no good reason.

And that's not nice wherever it happens.

And it's January for goodness sake - the longest, darkest month of the year by about 3 weeks.

Keep up the good work girls (& boys if you come to visit) - you cheer me up

So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 16:28

Afternoon all

No electrics this morning (tree cutting near power lines) = no internet and no heating. Have been keeping busy sorting out the airing cupboard (booooring )

I've never been able to do that piercing whistle either - with or without fingers. Comes out as pathetic pppffftttt.

Off to the puzzle thread to see what's happening on there...

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 16:19

Hello everybody

We had no power in the village for several hours today (cutting trees near power lines) so no internet and - (possibly) more importantly - no heating. Was getting really cold when it came on again about 2pm. Yet again was struck by how much we depend on electricity for so many tasks these days.

I was very moved by DD's posting last night. I get the impression that several of us on this forum have been to that dark place ourselves.

Well done on getting yourself to that meeting today DD - we know it wasn't easy - but what a really positive outcome. Accept all the help you can whenever and wherever it is offered. Yours is a very normal and natural reaction to events which have been building over a very long time. Be kind to yourself and, for now, concentrate on tiny dolly steps rather than giant strides. Hope your doctor is kind and understanding and can provide you with some support - whether it be medication, counselling or just a sympathetic ear. Very best wishes to you and Charlie. x

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