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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 09:32
Morning everyone.
Ears still ringing after going to one of those 'tribute band' concerts. It was a Rolling Stones tribute so VERY loud in a small pub. They were ok - but it was free and the beer was excellent (small brewery) and OH enjoyed it and it was a night out.

Special thanks to Fairy for the heads up about Mountain - love the documentaries featuring good scenery and you don't get better than Scotland and the Lakes

Happy b'day to Mr Hosta - I often get b'day presents wrapped in a carrier bag too... Hope you're doing something nice.

Very foggy at the moment. Will do cooked brunch soon then might try to find a NT property to visit . OH wants to do some photos at Rutland water at sunset if the conditions are right.

Enjoy your Sundays

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 09:14

Morning all - busy day ahead here.

After reading back I think I might have to join FG in using the Ignore button for the first time. I swear like a trooper at times a but it is usually about something that's made me angry - and is usually intended to be vaguely humorous. Always use asterisks when writing the words. I don't appreciate people ranting and swearing on here for no particular reason - for me it spoils the atmosphere of the forum.

Re rock bands - we said the same thing last night when we heard about Keith Emerson. And, of course, they also have a world class producer in George Martin to help them produce a really stonking record... Hope they're having a great party 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 14:25

I prefer to lightly rake or fork mine into the soil BL. I think the smell sometimes attracts dogs, foxes etc if it's just left on the surface. I use a longhandled cultivator so it's not a particularly arduous job.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 11:34

Morning all - lovely sunny day here now 

Sorry to hear Mr Chicky has been poorly again - very worrying time for you all - best wishes for a full recovery.

Also sorry to hear about BL's dog and Flatters - it is awful when pets are poorly but they can't explain what's wrong / where it hurts etc and you can't explain that unpleasant treatments and procedures are to help them. Hope both Wonky and BL have good vets.

We're taking the caravan for the first run of the year soon. OH has informed me that today he will be "torqueing up his nuts".... I hope he's referring to the 'van wheels 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 22:44
My OH takes paper tissues / kitchen roll (usually to use for wiping something on his bike rather than his nose....) - and then he tucks them deep down in his trouser pockets. So deep that they get forgotten and end up in the washing machine - where they disintegrate into tiny bits of felt which attach to all the rest of the (usually dark) wash - ggrrrr

Wouldn't be without him though - sometimes he's fettling things on my bike and he made a lovely curry tonight even though he's poorly

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 15:22


Just popped in to send condolences to Lily and Yvie - sudden departures come as such a shock especially when the person is younger - best wishes to you both.

Gloomy, wet and cold here - have been trying to sort out some techie stuff today. OH is full of cold so I'm keeping him at arm's length for a few days. Why are men allergic to using hankies or tissues to stifle coughs and sneezes? Time to go and sniff some more First Defence...

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 18:01

Ooops - manners  - Evening all!

Hope you've all had a good day - I'm feeling slightly tetchy for some reason - no idea why. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 17:58

You are not alone Pdoc

A friend (who is a consultant) reckons nobody is an alcoholic unless they drink more than their doctor.

I have never seen people drink alcohol like student nurses (SIL was one - her hen night was not a thing of beauty).

When I worked in a hospital there were more doctors and nurses outside having 'fag breaks' than any other section of the staff.

I just give our practice nurse 'a look' if she asks me how much I weigh and how much exercise I do - the answers being  'a lot less than you' and 'a lot more than you' - in that order.



Town or Country

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 17:34

Sunny inland Suffolk.

We're usually having a drought, spending hours watering things and worrying about hosepipe bans when everybody else is complaining about too much rain  

Soil is either heavy clay or hungry and thin depending on which part of the garden you stand in. 

Lots of compost used every year to try to improve matters on all fronts.

raising soil level around hedge

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 19:51

Excellent news Rhona. 

Good luck with the project and fingers crossed it solves the problem for you 

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