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Memories of the past

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 09:29

Sunday night at the palladium was on when Dad was setting of for his shift at the Chemical plant.  I was always fascinated by the tiller girls and the revolving stage.

I too love White Horses and Black Beauty.  Family favourites when the sunday roast was cooking.  I also used to listen to Caroline/Luxenburg on the transistor radio under the blankets.  Really trended people used to follow their charts not radio one.  Tony Blackburn and Arnold whilst getting ready for school. 

Always had an indoor bathroom, but we did have a second loo outside.  Dad used to put a parafin lamp in there in the winter to stop the tank freezing. 

Always had blankets and striped flannelette sheets with a candlewick bedspread, no duvets then. Stone hot water bottle, ours a lucazade stopper as the original one had got lost.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 09:17

Morning folks,  Not a good one so far.  My lie-ins are very precious to me and for some reason I must have set my alarm clock an hour early.  Not a happy bunny.

A very bright, sunny day here but it looks cold with frost on the roofs and cars.  Nothing particular planned apart from checking on the greenhouse.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.

Changing avatar.

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 20:13

I just wondered if there was any news on go to 'first unread post'.  From what I remember it was to be dealt with but would just take a while.  Any update Nora.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 15:20

Afternoon all,  Had a busy day, popped to see mum this morning and then had to go to Merry Hell to pay money into the bank as our local branch has closed.  Very annoying, especially at this time of the year when its so busy. Had a bit of a browse and a new sparkly top and leggings fell into my shopping basket.  This losing weight lark is starting to cost me money.

Then had to go to friends house to feed cat, lucky devil is currently in New York,  which promptly attacked me.  Talk about biting the hand that feeds you, knew there was a reason why I prefered dogs.

Now relaxing and wondering what to do for tea, hubby stays at firstborn's on Thursdays so that he can help with the children in the morning, so its just me.  Probably do something on toast.

Busy loved your story about the horses.  Hope they like the new hay.

The weather here is very mixed at the moment.  Rainy this morning, windy all day and now its sunny.  No tornadoes though in this part of the Midlands.

Have a good day everyone.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 10:36

Morning all,  feeling very lazy today,  had a Mabel day yesterday, no little gems as she was feeling a bit sorry for herself, 'Don't want to go to the park nanna, can we just have a Duvet Day'.  Calpol and Olbas oil sorted out the symptoms and we spent the day watching TV, reading and playing Peppa Pig.  She did insist we went to the shops though as she wanted a carrot (one of her favourite snacks) and there weren't any in the fridge.

Firstborn was in a bad mood yesterday as she knocked a full cup of coffee over her Mac laptop.  Despite paying an extra premium on her household insurance to cover the Mac, they don't want to pay out as she doesn't have the receipt.  She does have a copy of the bank statement that highlighted the purchase payment and the original packaging.  Don't fancy their chances of holding out.  Firstborn is notorious for getting her own way.

Hubby was in a bad mood because he got a speeding ticket, 57  in a 50.  One of those situations where the speed limit drops in about 100 yards.  He's not a happy bunny, decided to take the points and pay the £100 instead of £85, speed awareness training and no points.  He doesn't have any points at the moment and has decided that a day in his life is worth more than £15.

They say things come in 3's I'm just waiting for the third disaster.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 12:51

Morning all, Welcome Daydaisy, you don't have to be mad to post here but it helps

Lovely and sunny here. Have had a busy morning, dahlias have been chopped down and a thick layer of mulch over them so they are cosy for the winter. have removed quite a few plants from posts, trimmed them and potted them up, hoping to keep them over the winter as didn't take any cuttings, worked last year so fingers crossed.

Roses are still looking georgeous, don't know how they do it, we've had two good frosts but doesn't seem to have touched them.

Well done Wonky for passing your prunning test with flying colours, we'll be seeing you on Gardener's World before we know it.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 12:15

Morning all, raining and dull here but tomorrow is supposed to be better so I may be able to sort out the dahlias in the morning.

Out and about with Mabel yesterday, had to pick up a light fitting for secondborn from Laura Ashley.  Whilst we were waiting for the assistant to retrieve it from the back of the shop we had a look around.  There was a cookbook stand in the shape of a large fork and spoon. 

Mabel 'that's a very bit spoon nanna, I like it'

'Yes, it is Mabel' I said.

Mabel, looking at the price ticket,  'We can't buy that nanna, it's £20, that's too pricey'

The shop assistant tidying the shelves couldn't stop laughing.  No idea what the price really was.  Neither did Mabel, at 3 years old she can't read yet.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 10:22

Morning all,

As a member of the 'Elite' I'm just drinking my morning tea from a Royal Worcester cup whilst cocking my little finger in the air.  Take no notice Pdoc, it's not worth getting worked up about. 

Pat, you have Mabel to a T, she is just that, a real character.  Sometimes she makes a comment and I have to look round to see if there is someone else in the room.  It doesn't matter how miserable I feel she always says something that makes me laugh. 

Glad the arm is improving Dove.

Have to accompany mum to the hearing centre today, just waiting for the home to call me to say the transport has arrived, could be anytime between now and 12.30.  Hope it's later than sooner, her appt isn't until 1.30 and it's pretty miserable sitting around in waiting rooms, especially as mum's conversations these days are usually a repeat of what she told you last time

Hope everyone has a good day.

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Posted: 09/11/2016 at 12:03

Morning all,  At the moment I feel like the lunatics have taken over the asylum, both here and across the pond.  I feel sorry for the younger generation.

Had a lovely day yesterday looking after grandchildren, took Mabel to visit Secondborn and Jonah.  Her partner proposed in Rome, they were in a rowing boat in the middle of a lake, very romantic.  I have to say the ring is gorgeous, a pink saphire with diamonds either side, the boy did good.

Put Mabel to bed last night (she is 3), she brushed her teeth but announced she didn't want a wee.  After about 5 minutes I heard a little voice calling nanna so I went to the bottom of the stairs and Mabel was sitting on the top step, blankie in hand.  I asked her why she wasn't in bed.  She said 'Nanna, here is the deal, I'll have a wee and go to sleep if I can have some more milk. Is it a deal?'  She really made me laugh, needless to say she got the milk. 

Had a really heavy frost, so the dahlia's have blackened, will need to motivate myself to get outside, remove the foliage and give them a good mulch.  Have a couple of cross stitches to start, hopeing to get them finished to give them to daughters for christmas but not sure I will manage it.

Is it Liri whose off to her cottage in Scotland, I can't remember, hope you have a safe trip.

Glad to hear you are safely back BL.

Hope the wrist feels better soon Fairy.

Sorry if I've missed something,  I just turn the page and my mind goes blank.  Have a good day folks.

Frost got my dahlias

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 11:03

Mine have blackened, over the next few days I will remove the stems and cover liberally with compost to keep them nice and warm over the winter.  Don't dig them up, they either survive or they don't, mostly they do.

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