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Coffee Grounds

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 08:25

I add mine to the compost bin too 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 20:07

...wish I was having a vice evening but I'm on me lonesome tonight.... 

Chilli on way Fairy - kill or cure stuff - great believer in that and red hot curries for everything from colds to tummy upsets.

Flush it all out and start again....

Bit like caustic soda I s'pose.......

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:23

I'm about to reheat some of my chilli out of the freezer Fairy. I put in the 'wrong' chillies so it's blow your socks off hot.

I'll send some up if you fancy it - should clear your sinuses out a treat 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 17:55

Hello Fidget - you snuck in there - sorry - not trying to steal your thunder 

Last edited: 21 May 2016 17:56:32

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 17:51

Hi Panda - if the aquilegia is the same as my seedlings it's called Raspberry Ripple. As we say around here - it's bootiful. 

If this link works there should be a picture appearing from Fidget from last year: Here goes:....

Phew - Glad that worked - learning all the time on the new forum!!!

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 15:32

Hope it is Panda - looks lovely. I had some of Fidget's seeds in the autumn but mine are not ready to flower this year. Next year tho' - bring it on.... 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:30

Have to agree with you there Verdun - and I didn't think I'd say that on this thread ...

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 11:50

I wasn't going to join in this debate  but ...

We live in the UK. My OH works for a Dutch employer but his work base is in the UK. 

He could choose to be based in Holland if he wanted to and we could then choose whether to continue to live in the UK or move to the continent. Or have a home in both places.

Some of his colleagues work out of Holland but still live in the UK.

Other colleagues both work and live in Holland but can come back to the UK to live anytime they want to.

Other colleagues live elsewhere on the continent (Germany, France etc) but still have their work base in Holland.

Some employees get paid in sterling - some in Euros - depending on what suits their personal circumstances.

I can't for one moment imagine that we would enjoy this flexibility and choice around his employment if the UK were not in the EU. On the whole it suits both individuals and employer.

Yes, these are very personal arrangements - but how could I contemplate voting for anything which might disrupt them?

Selfish - yes - but, ultimately, most people will vote for what they believe will give them the best return.

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 11:25


Another one in the wide awake club last night - don't know why. Obviously dropped off at some stage as I woke in a real sweat at 3am having just witnessed a military plane trying to down a commercial airliner before plunging into the ground in a fireball. OH is a pilot so not a good dream to have  Probably the EgyptAir story burrowing deep in my brain 

Bit restless after that and then wide awake again at 6 - feel cream crackered now but need to get out there and cut the grass. Looks cold, grey, windy and uninviting so am less than enthusiastic..

Sorry for the whinge - feel better for sharing 

Glad your arm's better Panda 

Congrats to Mynx 


Progress update

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 11:14

I posted my first photo yesterday (from iMac).

Went through a similar procedure to Fairy of resizing the image first via the Photos app. A bit faffy but I had to do that on the old system as well - so no extra work for me.

I probably access the forum more from a desktop than any other device but I do use an iPad mini a lot as well and (very occasionally) an iPhone.

Experience on desktop is not as good but it's ok 

On iPad it's probably better - not least because I now always get a toolbar so can quote / do photos etc.

On iPhone it is much better.

On balance I can see that the new layout will work quite well (with a few more tweaks of course - can't have the tech team getting complacent now can we? )

Last edited: 21 May 2016 11:15:58

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