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Resurrected Seven

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 18:30

Lovely tulips Joyce

Hope all went as well as these things can RB. It sounds as though you've lost a friend as well as a neighbour.

Trying again for suggestions for pots on my roof

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 18:24

I'm not trying to sound rude or condescending but - if you're only planning to visit the roof twice a year - why do you want plants up there which you need to maintain?

If it's as a backdrop for an occasional drinks party or such like I'd consider Phillipa's suggestion of artificial plants.

I was outside a restaurant recently which had large planters containing plastic buxus. They formed a screen about 4 - 5' tall around outdoor diners and, presumably, was intended to provide an element of privacy and shelter. They had tiny LED lights strung through (the sort of thing you have round the mantel piece at Christmas) and actually looked rather pretty.

Last edited: 15 February 2017 18:25:12

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 18:14

Anyone seen the b'day card featuring a very elegant but possibly slightly inebriated Edwardian lady raising her champagne glass "....and cheers to all the ladies who rearrange the dishwasher"?

Guilty as charged...

Love crab, love fish, want pie - now! (stamps foot) (Please and thank you very nicely) 

Hope your day in bed has done some good GWTS - and hope you feel better tomorrow.

Edit to add: Yes I noticed Fairy - he's a very naughty boy isn't he?

Last edited: 15 February 2017 18:15:37

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??

See original post


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

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