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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 19:44

Hi everyone, just back from Nanna Duty.  It's been a lovely sunny day but quite chilly.  Have loads to do in the garden, don't plant my tulips till November and all the daffs are already in.  I have a couple of Cornus Midwinter Fire to plant and two Acers that I want to put into pots (need to buy 2 nice pots first).  Have a load of winter flowering violas to plant but the pots and hanging baskets are too good to pull apart at the moment.

I'm finding the puzzle site really addictive at the moment but have just subscibed to Babbel for a year to improve my Turkish, so that might wean me off the puzzles.  Have a cross stitch to finish as well.  I'm sure it will get done now the dark nights are closing in. 

Cold is a lot better so hopefully I'll get out in the garden tomorrow, mind you I haven't checked the weather forecast yet.

Sorry to hear about so many aches and pains hope everyone feels a little better.

Books, catalogues, magazines or digital?

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 19:26

Reading novels (which I do a lot of) definitely my kindle, used to take about 6 books on hols with me, now it's just the kindle.  Easier to carry and I can read in the dark.  Reference books, especially gardening books, have to be hard copies.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 19:12

Evening all,  Had a wonderful day. I had forgotten just how fabulous Miss Saigon was.  Good job I had loads of tissues.   I am definitely a convert to live events at Cinemas and will look out for more of them.  We then went to Nando's.  I'm afraid the diet has been well and trully blown.

Got home and went to find my Miss Saigon soundtrack.  No sign of it.  Mmmm I wonder whether it was Firstborn or Secondborn.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 12:17

Morning all, feeling much brighter after a good nights sleep.  Good job, as I have a nice day planned.  Accompanying secondborn on her birthday treat from firstborn. She doesn't know as it's a secret so don't spill the beans.  We are going to see a live streaming of the 25 year anniversary showing of Miss Saigon at the local cinema.  I've seen the show 3 times and absolutely love it.  Probably go for something to eat afterwards (if we haven't overdosed on Ben & Jerry's, popcorn etc etc).  Can't see weightwatchers being a success this week

It's been raining heavily here but is brightening up now.  Glad to hear Chicklet liked Birmingham.  I know the Uni has a great reputation both academically and for local student nightlife.  Not that Chicklet will be having anything to do with that as she will be too busy concentrating on her studies.

Glad you enjoyed the puzzle Pat I did it in its original format mainly because I didn't know you could change it, only found that out last night, took a while though.  The site is so addictive.

Has anyone seen the story about Bob the Buskers cat on Youtube.  If not take a look, it's lovely.  Reminded me of the story of Tabby McTat that I read to grandchildren.

Enjoy your Sunday everyone.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 18:51

OMG I did it.  Don't know how

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 18:50

Evening all,  Pat the puzzle is called Nottingham Goose Fair and is on the Jigsaw Planet site. Don't know how to make it a link but if you copy and paste the following you should find it.



Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter fire'

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 10:46

Timely thread this,  I've just ordered two of them  Sounds they are not going to be successful.  Wish I'd gone for another variety now as I was hoping to keep them small.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 10:37

Morning all,  Welcome Chicky, Birmingham is a great city, hope you and Chicklet have a good day.

Had a lousy night, spent it doing the goose fair puzzle.  Pat, I can see a lot of wasted hours coming up. 

No gardening for me.  All the bulbs are in except for Tulips and they can wait until I feel better.  Popped into weightwatchers and lost another 1lb.  Not much but I haven't been very good this week. 

Firstborn is dropping in this morning.  She is taking the children to see mum as I'm keeping my germs to myself.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 17:39

Hi folks, just back from Nanna duty.  Have lost voice completely now so today was fun looking after a 3 year old.  Actually she was quite good and spent a lot of the day 'looking after me' with her doctors kit.

Think it was Fairy who asked if I had watched Angleby, yes I did and I loved it. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 16:31

Hi Folks,  Haven't done much over the last three days been feeling rubbish, but the cold seems to be improving today.  Have been catching up on a lot of Scandi dramas, watching Legacy at the moment.

I have also been trying to decide on some new plants for a couple of areas of the garden, but can't make my mind up.

Sorry to hear about puss cat Obelisk.  After we lost our last 2 dogs I decided not to have any more pets, it's just too upsetting.

Keeping fingers crossed for you DD.

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