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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 17:14

I don't Dove - but I suspect we will know it very well by the end of our hols

Can you recommend any of the pubs? 

So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 17:12

Hope the lurgy is on the turn SGL - does seem to be a nasty one.

Really wet and miserable out there now. Think I shall go and light the fire. OH is making a chicken curry which should warm us up

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 17:07
Dovefromabove says:

Watching the Hairy Bikers and someone BBQing mackerel on the beach in St Ives ... green with envy ... 

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 We're going to be staying in St Ives June / July - camp site within walking distance of town centre. Really looking forward to beaches & sunsets, Newlyn crab butties, fresh sardines / pilchards, clotted cream with everything and all the art galleries & studios. Have been many times before (especially as a child) but never actually stayed there. Should be good 

Glad to hear you're starting to feel a bit better BL

Tax return has been submitted. My tax affairs are very simple at the moment but I still hate filling in my return. I'm not sure I'll be able to do it online if they become more complex - the 'Help' sections are rubbish - lots of broken links.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 15:19

Re sprouts.

Can be prepped and frozen ready to use like frozen peas.

Or can be used in soups, stir fries and salads.

Or you could eat them and start a wind farm...

Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 14:43

Thanks M-U - I thought it had been solved but couldn't see where - eyes are painted on today

I hated Latin. As I said before we used ancient books and had an ancient teacher to learn an ancient language. After said teacher retired the school didn't offer Latin for years. Unsurprisingly nobody had continued Latin beyond the mandatory 2 years and nobody could remember the last time a student had done Latin O level.

Then about 15 years ago a lively, young teacher started teaching Latin again using modern language techniques, modern books, offering visits to see Latin inscriptions etc etc  and generally helping pupils to  understand modern language derivation.

Within a few years they had pupils studying Latin through to A Level.

Good teachers are worth their weight....

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 14:28

Afternoon - grey wet and miserable here but plenty of indoor jobs to do so I shan't be bored. Electrics will be off for several hours tomorrow (tree cutting in the village) so best get any computer tasks done this afternoon.

Soup sounds nice Dove - can you request extra chilli and ginger? - blast those sinuses? A big bowl of that while soaking in a nice hot bath - kill or cure

Have been in the office this morning. First prolonged 'other people' contact since Christmas - was on high alert for lurgy sufferers so I could keep a wide berth if need be.

Time to file my tax return - after another cuppa tea and a slice of Christmas cake with cheese..

So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 14:07

Afternoon - glad your car is not as poorly as you thought Hazel.

I've been in the office all morning and thought I might do something outside this afternoon but it's horrid - grey, wet & windy and the weather's not much better

Plenty of paperwork to do - after another cup of tea I think.

Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 13:59

I'm getting a bit lost now... Can't remember which books we used at school other than the various Ladybird books and - a bit later on - 1970 or thereabouts - a Latin primer which was printed before the War (and that would be the First WW!). Ancient crusty teacher who saw no need to change the books he'd been using for over 50 years.

Did anyone work out the 2nd book in this weekend's quiz? I wondered if it might be "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler.

Apologies if I missed that someone has already posted the correct answer.

Thanks for doing these LB - good to get the grey cells working

Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 19:20

Oooh - I got Jill and I got coin - but couldn't put them together - thick or wot?

Well done Hazel

Will need to contemplate the books for a bit longer...

gallery of shame

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 18:37

Maybe tomorrow Hazel

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