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Hello Forkers - SEPTEMBER 2018



  • LynLyn Posts: 21,340
    Oh how I wish my Hubby would 'fancy doing some decorating'.   I'm green with envy.
    I’ve just read this to my OH, he says ‘some of us fancy it and some of us don't!  He’s one that don’t 😀

    However, like Doves OH he will cut grass and dig holes when asked. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 6,959
    Mmm,  I've just cut the lawns while hubby lay on the sunbed.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,877
    Handy-man hubbys are fab @Yviestevie and @Lyn but there are sometimes I wished he would ‘get a man in’. I am looking at the high bits on the landing and stairs thinking... ladder health and safety nightmare at the mo! 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,700
    Home already. Shortest Sunday in a long time. 
    @flumpy1 , i deliver home shopping for Waitrose. On Sunday I work from 8-4 but I take out the shortest afternoon route, but until I get into store in the morning , I never know when I'll finish. 7ish is usual , but a couple of weeks ago it was 10pm. To-day was a nice route with 3 drops and a lovely view of Widemouth Bay and back to store by 5.
    Bodyguard tonight.
    I'm hoping there's enough hot (ish ) water in the tank from last night to have a shower, otherwise it's a kettle job . 
    I'll order oil in the morning but it won't come before Tuesday. Bleedin oil..grrrr

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,811
    Can you not get a contract Hosta?  We had a 5000litre tank in Belgium that was buried underground so we had a contract for deliveries calculated on average consumption and their job was to keep us topped up.  We paid a monthly fee and never had to worry about organising deliveries.   Even better once we moved to solar power for the two electric immersion hot water tanks.  The third was part of the CH system so oil fired.

    Here we have a tank half the size but it's in the "cave" and we can see when it's getting low so order in as necessary.

    Chicky - Possum has 2 more years to go and who knows where she'll end up once she has her Masters so didn't want to spend much.  Her old desk was too small for her "office" chair so the new flatmate has taken that.  I looked at prices of desks to fit the space and deiced to get out the jigsaw.   5 metal legs at 4.99€ each and a 150 by 100cm slab of MDF cut to an L and sanded to smooth the sharp corners and edges.   It'll do.

    Good luck with your logistics doing 2 at once.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • flumpy1flumpy1 Posts: 3,117
    Awe Hosta, you get a good rest now and put them feet up 👍
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,203
    AuntyRach said:
    Partying is catching up with me a bit now - just done half hours weeding and need a break.
    Ach - you're such a lightweight AuntyR.... ;)
    Actually - I couldn't party if my life depended on it  :(
    Been constructing my storage thingy. Jeez - if I could have been bothered I could have made a better one myself, and for half the price. Anyway - it's done, apart from putting some more screws into the base which I can do tomorrow after work. The hasp is a bad design, so won't bother with that I reckon. I'd like to put it on 'legs' to make it a better height for potting on top of it, and to give a bit of space underneath for pots etc. 
    chicky - I can't believe that's a year since you did that! That's a shame about the horse chestnuts . I love them. We have one near where I work, and it was stunning in spring - laden with huge candles of flowers. 
    Hosta - you need a leccy shower put in. We have one of each type, and had the same in the last house where we had oil. I hate not being able to have a shower. In fact - need to go and have one now after my exertions are finished, I've had dinner, , and Indiana  Jones is finished...
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,877
    I think I am out of practice with the partying @Fairygirl! My one friend has been in bed all day (“so ill” apparently!?). The host, however, is proper heavyweight as she got up after a few hours sleep, did a cooked brekky for the 12 campers who stayed over, tidied up all afternoon and sorted school uniforms and lunch boxes ready for 3 kids this evening! She is a legend. 

    Hope everyone is relaxing tonight.

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,322
    Just watched Beechgrove Fairy’re right about that segment - completely unintellgible to a soft southerner 😫......but she had a great garden 😀😀😀
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,811
    I don't do parties any more either but I can dance into the very wee hours as it tends to be a sober activity.   Drunken feet have got no rhythm - and certainly no coordination.   It's 2 years since I last organised the club's annual ball - weeks of preps, preparing the hall all morning, food and drinks supplies all pm and then the ball itself from 8 till 2 followed by the clear up till 4am before driving home and falling into bed.   Very pleased never to have to do that again.

    Did Nigella's baked lamb belly/ribs for dinner with salads and now vegetating in front of TV while the sprinkler works on a timer.   Need to shift it to do one more bed before I can go to bed myself.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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