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Resurrected Nine

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 19:17

Think so M-U.

G & T's in the evening sun just around the corner

Resurrected Nine

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 18:42

.. I'd maybe enjoy the talk about The Haddo Babies - bit of social history is my cup of tea - which brings us nearly back to tea towels!

Might give Vera a try tonight. Not really watched it in the past - not enough gore for me.

Sounds like you've had a good day BL

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Puzzlers Corner 2

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 17:42

Mabel at the Table  - that hits my funny bone Joyce - don't know why but I'm just sat here tittering away to myself

Resurrected Nine

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 17:38

They've just started a new branch of the WI in our village (well 18 months ago...). You know all those jokes in Calendar Girls about talks about varieties of broccoli, collecting tea towels etc? - well I think our branch have managed to get their speaker list

Feel I should go along and offer support - but can't quite get over the feeling that life's too short. Not my sort of thing at all. Local history group or garden group  - yes - "Camping in & around Bridlington" - No!

You're looking a bit peaky to me M-U - don't want to be spreading germs around do you?

Puzzlers Corner 2

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 17:30

'Open the Box' catch phrase was from 'Take Your Pick' with Michael Miles.

You had to choose whether to 'Take the Money' - which went up to the heady heights of £20 or even £30 - or 'Open the Box'. That gave you the chance to win 'Tonight's Star Prize' , something else or maybe win a booby prize.

I think boats or caravans often featured as the star prize - but maybe that was The Quiz of the Week  - from Norwich - Sale of the Century - with Nicholas Parsons.

How can I possibly remember all this cr*p? - I'm only 26???

Hylda Baker - saw her at the Windmill Theatre in Gt Yarmouth circa 1972 - we were given free tickets for the worst shows every season!

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 16:59

Resurrected Nine

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 16:57

Afternoon all

No work done in the garden again but have been busy spending money on plants online. Credit card has taken a bashing but I should have a new border ready for filling in the next couple of weeks - needs must.

Lovely pics on Res 8 Joyce and M-U - beautiful pulmoneria and I'm loving Tippy's tail. Max's spot is a perfect resting place.

Have just sent OH off to The Lakes via his parents for a few days walking. He's taken the camper and should have been staying at Keswick campsite tomorrow and Tuesday - but we had a rather frantic phone call this morning saying the campsite is being evacuated as it is expected to flood tonight 

I think it's a well rehearsed procedure for them as they are surrounded by the river on 2 sides and the lake on a third - but I don't fancy being on the roads round Keswick this afternoon as all the caravans and motorhomes leave!

I'm staying home to look after Harry - but weather forecast suggests I should be able to get a bit done outside this week. Certainly hope so

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 16:39

I'd love a bit of that quickie Wonky - swap you for a glass of something medicinal. You've been a busy little bee out there.

My credit card has been very busy buying plants for the new border (20% off at W/rose Garden [=Crocus] - ends at midnight)

Edited to Add: You snuck in there with those G&T's Dove - cheers m'dears - don't mind if I do

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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 14:33

I won 6 squares of chocolate in my little bet (see my earlier post)

Boo! - thought I was going to get 10.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 14:15

For the record Dove - Norfolk gin is very good (maybe a hint of cloves to it?)  - and in a lovely stone bottle which is too good to throw away when it's empty.

Met the owner of the distillery in the W/rose just up the road from you a few weeks ago. He was driving some tiny little single seater car which is even smaller than a Merc Smart car. It was no bigger than an old bubble car. As he said - it's ideal for parking in the city when making deliveries - and can even be parked perpendicular to the pavement without sticking out in the road.

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