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Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 16:08


Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 15:14
Lantana says:

Ok, there's a book called 'The Royal Game and Other stories'. What if..just suppose...the orbit thing refers to other stories??

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Another thought -Those footballers are in black - maybe there's a 'shadow' or 'silhouette' in the answer.

or 'players' or football' or 'kick' or -  aaarrrgggghhhh (as M-U so eloquently put it)

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 14:09

Our paths crossed there Nut

The cottage at Bourne looks lovely. Unfortunately it's a 2hr drive each way from here - so a bit far for me at this time of year.... 

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 14:03

There's also Chippenham Park which I think (in the past) you've said you'd like to go to. That's been open for a couple of days now & I think is open 7 days a week for the next 2 weeks. No idea how busy it gets at the weekend but it looks as though they have a good show and a decent tearoom

Google Maps suggests the quickest route to there for Nut would be via the A141 rather than the A14.  We could also try to go a bit earlier (perhaps just after opening) if that helps - so we miss late afternoon rush hour and we can all get home in daylight.

Or perhaps Nut knows somewhere a bit closer to her - but that's then further for Wonky to travel.....

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 13:17

I'm in - depending on which day we actually choose. The only days I can't make are Mondays - but the rest of my diary is clear for the next week or so.

Anglesey Abbey is good for me but it can get very busy at weekends if the weather's good. We've turned back before now because of the stationary queue to get in the car park.

If we prefer weekends somewhere else might be better - but I'm not sure where...

I can car share if Wonky wanted to drive to me. Not sure there's a convenient train station en route for me to offer a lift to Nut to avoid the A14.

Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 12:46

I'm thinking I quite like Half Cut as suggested by M-U although I'm not sure you get a cut of sausages....

Easy Meat is also a good guess - unpleasant subject matter though

I'm getting no further with any of these - some interesting results when you start using the word 'flesh' in Google 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 09:26

Bloomin' 'eck - it's absolutely tipping it down now

Indoor jobs again today I think

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 09:23

Funny Valentine stories Hosta

I think I'd be dead suspicious if my OH started remembering / doing anything about Valentines day after 30 years of not.... 

One exception - he did buy me a pink ice cube tray which makes heart shaped ice cubes about 10 years ago. £1.50 from Ikea. I LOVE it and still use it daily for my evening G&T. Thoughtful, practical, inexpensive - perfect gift

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 08:43

Saw BM's sentry box on another thread - it looks lovely My sort of present - attractive but practical

Your evening sounded lovely Wonky. Nothing nicer than curling up with a loved one to watch a good movie. We watched both episodes of The Moorside which was far from romantic! Very well done with some excellent acting. There have been comments about the authenticity of the accents - but looking back at original interviews with the main characters they did a very job replicating how they looked & spoke.

Have an urge to make fish pie now  - I may not fight it. Forgot to say - Well Done saying 'No' to the scouts Clari. Easy enough to take on more in a few months if you want to.

Enjoy tennis Dove - hope you get on better than last time

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 08:26

Morning all

Good idea re the step Joyce.

We had a gravel patio put down across the back of our house last autumn. A sandstone one would have looked lovely but it's north facing and gets no sun at all for 6mths. The path that originally ran along the back used to get slicker than a slickery thing & I've nearly gone a**e over tip so many times.

This winter it's been lovely just being able to walk normally from one side of the garden to the other!

Hoping for a couple of hours outside today when it warms up a little. Best get on

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