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HELLO FORKERS ๐Ÿ˜Ž August 2019

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,118
    Oh yes @Obelixx Iโ€™m smothered in antihistamine cream alternating with Witch Doctor Gel to cool them ... I react soooo badly ๐Ÿ˜ข    but Iโ€™ve not been badly bitten for years ... until the past couple of weeks .... but the b*$$*rs have found me again ๐Ÿ˜ก 
    โ€œI am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.โ€ Winnie the Pooh







  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 2,779
    Good morning all, afternoon Pat ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Thank you for the well wishes for mil Obelixx ๐Ÿ˜Š she's in her mid eighties and has always been such a strong lady, think this fall is the first thing that has happened to make her realise she's getting on! We have commissioned a Dove special cardi which is being incredibly quickly knitted, to cheer her up. Thank you very much Dove! X

    It's our 7th wedding anniversary today and once again we were woken by the neighbours children running above our heads before 8am. 9 people living in a two bedroom flat, after 4 years it's beginning to get me down so we are going out somewhere....anywhere....away from them.
    I'll check on our thread Dove and add any pictures I may have buy I don't think they are as good as yours....I was too busy looking up oriental grass lables! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have a lovely Sunday everybody ๐Ÿ˜€
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,350
    Islington was great @Obelixx.  Incredibly gentrified in most parts - lots of squares and houses with victorian ironwork.  A real surprise, because in my mind I always thought Islington was โ€œedgyโ€ like Camden ......how wrong I was.  Always good to correct your mental map ๐Ÿ—บ 
    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  Weโ€™re borrowing it from our children.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendรฉe, Western FrancePosts: 17,113
    I think it was about 40 or 50 years or so ago, before the do-er uppers bought up the old houses and renovated them.  It's the borough that nurtured people like Tony Blair and his New Labour dream but now it's got that nice Jeremy Corbyn.     https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/aug/09/blair-corbyn-islington-north-london-labour Gentrification has had to move further out as prices have gone thru the roof.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,350
    Great article Obxx - recognised a few of those streets, and the theme echoes the conversation Mr C and I were having yesterday as we wandered .....thanks
    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  Weโ€™re borrowing it from our children.
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 879
    It seems to me that there are two types of gentrification, one where areas of originally lower quality housing stock see an influx of more affluent owners who price out original communities and the other a process of re-gentrification where areas originally built for a richer middle class market suffer decades of decline before becoming fashionable again. I would guess than areas with squares and ornate railings fall into the second set, not that the distinction matters to those who get pushed out though.

    London house prices are a mystery to me. We lived in Chiswick 25 years ago and baulked at buying there because of how little we would have got for our money, basically a tiny 2 up 2 down terrace house. Probably worth over a million now.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendรฉe, Western FrancePosts: 17,113
    And the rest!  Friends of ours have a 2 up 2 down Victorian terrace in West Ealing with a back portion they have extended to increase their kitchen and a loft conversion to make a 3rd en suite bedroom.  It's worth over a million despite being just behind the main road and its shops, traffic, sirens, pollution plus being under the Heathrow flight path and a back yard smaller than our living room.

    Does have a couple of good curry houses nearby tho........  but I can cook those myself.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,350
    Morning all.  Grey and threatening here ......think we are due some rain.

    Had a lovely day yesterday with littlest chicklet, doing Jane Austen things and visiting a lovely NGS garden.  The latter was a bit spoilt by being so crowded - we counted 150 cars in the field they had commandeered for a carpark ......thats a lot of people in a 2 acre garden ๐Ÿ˜ฑ.   However, much money will have been raised, which I suppose is the point.

    Day in the office today ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™๐Ÿš—
    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  Weโ€™re borrowing it from our children.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,118
    edited 5 August
    Good morning all ๐Ÿ˜Š โ˜•๏ธ 
    Slept much better thanks to the Piriton ... 
    Off to MILs today for a couple of days ... she has a new garden shed in need of a painter ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ˜‚ 
    NDNs are in charge of hedgehog feeding etc. Weโ€™ll give all new plants and containers a good soak before we go and that should be fine. 
    โ€œI am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.โ€ Winnie the Pooh







  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,299
    Morning all. 
    @chicky, Chawton was my old stomping ground. I looked after 4 gardens in the village so drove past Jane's house 10 times a week, but never went inside. 
    Which garden was it you visited?
    Devon.
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