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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 07:13

Missed you there Clari, mulled cider sounds better than these cold capsules I've got.  Hope you manage to get lots done on the house today.  Are you hoping to get straight by Ch******s

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 07:10

Chicky, at least I don't have to worry about going to work anymore.  I can always catch up on sleep later.  Hope you day is a good un.

gallery of shame

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 07:08

Don't talk about bags of cables, there must be a dozen down the cellar.  Chargers everywhere for fairylights, computer tech, phones, hand vacs and lord knows what else. More game consoles than you can shake a stick at.  Theres a breadmaker, a mixer, a coffee maker, spare kettles, there's even an alarm clock shaped like a mosque that wakes you with the call of an imam. That was a present from a friend in Turkey. 

I look upon my cellar as a way of getting my own back on the kids.  All that picking up and tidying away of their cr*p will pale into insignificance when they have to sort out the cellar when I'm gone.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 06:58

Morning all,  Can't sleep.  Cold is keeping me awake, so sitting here with a cuppa.  I'll take some drugs and see if that eases the symptoms.  Why hasn't anyone come up with a cure yet, I know it's not a life threatening illnes, but the common cold must cost the country millions in lost work days. 

gallery of shame

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 13:28

Our loft space is empty.  Well I think it is, haven't looked up there since we moved in.

That's because it is all in the cellar.  It is full of bin liners with stuff in that I don't remember.  There's an old fireplace, a bed, tonnes of tools, suitcases of  clothes 'I'll get into them one day', books, DVD's, electrical c**p that hubby 'might need one day' - lord knows what else is lurking there I never go down.  I just throw things down there from the top of the cellar steps.

Night-time creature digging up lawns/plants/bulbs

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 12:38

Secondborn had problems at her last house with Badgers digging up the lawn.  Her Neighbour was feeding them.  Looked very similar to the problems you are having.  She blocked up the gaps, painted the fence with creosote and her partner painted mail urine along the boundary.  It stopped them and she had no more trouble.

new cold frame question

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 12:33

Looks good Sanjay.  I bought a cheap one last year which still needs painting.  I find it really useful.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 11:24

Oh, so you didn't take to her then Hosta.  I can't think why

Making a bid to become a member of the Wonky/Dove society this morning.  I'm still in my dressing gown curled up on the sofa.  It's not purple but it is dark pink with white spots so I hope I'll be allowed to join.

Cold still horrible so no gardening for me,  I'm catching up on some TV, been watching a Norwegian series called Occupied.  It's been really good, like the scandi dramas.

Hope everyone has a good day.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 18:23

Well done DD.  It must be so exciting having a new venture to get underway.

Barrel pond

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 14:20

Think so Macca, it's the same that we use for the fence.

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