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Progress update

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:07

I don't like getting thread notifications and have declined them in my settings.  I have however requested them for PM's .

I do however want to mark threads as followed to save trawling through to find the ones that interest me. 

Since you have amended the notifications I am now receiving them for threads but not for PM's.

Progress update

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 21:03

Haven't complained much about the new look Forum, have made the best of the elements I don't like but have to say that I'm sad to see that jumping to first unread post isn't a priority.  It takes a lot of the fun out of the forum for me as I just don't have the time to guess what number page I was last on and change the web site address bar nor can I spend ages moving back page by page to try and find where I was.  I'm afraid I will be missing a lot of posts in the future.

Little Friend

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 20:31

As soon as I put mealworms out the magpies descend

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 20:26

Evening all, Have three days off now before more Nanna Duty.  It's been a bit of a week with Secondborn's eldest.  She went back to school yesterday after having her cast changed for a nice  purple one.  Apparently she has a 6 inch scar down her arm following the surgery, but at least she is OK.

Sorry to hear about your friend Dove as others have said you have had quite a week.

Have to say I'm really disappointed about all the back biting on the other thread.  I haven't posted as I don't want to get involved. 

Managed to get quite a lot done in the garden yesterday.  Bought a new buxus ball, a hebe Tricolour and Spirea Magic Carpet.  Planted them and did some weeding.

Watching Marcela as I'm typing and trying to make sense of it all.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:52

Afternoon all,

Have had a bit of a frantic few days.  On Saturday eldest grandaughter (8) fell in the garden and broke her elbow, she managed to break part of the bone off and has had to have an operation to wire it back into place.  She's now in one of those really oldfashioned heavy plasters all the way up her arm.  I've been staying at Firstborn's to look after her.  She has to stay in it for a couple of weeks and then they will replace it with a lovely purple lightweight cast. 

Hope everyone is OK, haven't had time to read back.  Picked up that it's Dove's Ma's funeral tomorrow.  Hope it goes OK and that you and Wonky are OK.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 18:36

Have emptied and cleaned my half barrel pond, refilled and now looking good.  Finished mowing lawns and tidied the borders.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 18:20

Just read on Happymarion thread that she has heard that GW is going to be extended to 1 hour for the rest of the series, has anyone else heard this.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 18:00

Afternoon folks,  Lovely day here, been building sandcastles in the garden with Mabel.  Had a quick tour of the garden on my return and noticed that I have quite a few Irises waiting to flower (didn't get any last year) can't wait to see what they look like.

Very jealous here P'doc.  I've read all the Ladies Detective Agency books, if you see a 'traditionally built lady driving a little white van' give her a wave from me.

Also would appreciate it if you can fit me in your suitcase Chicky, love Italy, great food and wine, and the scenery is spectacular.

Sorry to hear about all poorly peeps, feet, colds, backs etc. Hope you get well soon.

BL they'll be asking to judge at Chelsea before we know it.


Forum changes now live

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:41

Thanks team, the background (grey/green on my laptop) is more restful and the condensed lines help to reduce the glare factor.

If we get the 'first unread post' button I will be a very happy bunny. 

I think the powers that be should give you all some extra holiday this year to make up for all the hours you have put in.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 14:42

Fairly, up to date with everything, just waiting till end of May so I can plant out all my little plants growing in the greenhouse.  Cut the lawn today, well three quarters of it, the mower stopped working

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on special at the moment 
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Urgent ID required

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