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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
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    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat!
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    • 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat! 18th Jul 17 at 8:29 PM
    As threads are going walkabout I thought I would start the next stage of this off - I will try and do the links later!
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    • SunnyGirl
    • By SunnyGirl 19th Jul 17, 5:28 PM
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    No biscuit is safe in this house from me Digestives are a fave and I buy rich tea to put me off eating the whole packet in one sitting as they're not quite as yummy. Does it work? No!!!!!
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 19th Jul 17, 5:36 PM
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    Welcome SunnyGirl Your course sounds very interesting!

    zippychick Ten? (rich tea) Crumbs, what a job. Thank you so much for doing it!
    Last edited by ivyleaf; 19-07-2017 at 5:39 PM.
    • SunnyGirl
    • By SunnyGirl 19th Jul 17, 5:58 PM
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    It's absolutely amazing Ivyleaf and I can say hand on heart that it's changing some of my views on the world! My youngest is not quite having the same revelations as he's enjoying his experience in a more traditional fashion of sleeping till mid afternoon and drinking
    • Petula
    • By Petula 19th Jul 17, 6:06 PM
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    Just thought I'd pop in *again*

    Have been to the old thread a few times, always meaning to 'keep up' and post but I've not done well, lol.

    New thread, new try
    • karcher
    • By karcher 19th Jul 17, 6:27 PM
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    Welcome new Fencers and welcome back 'old' Fencers

    I've never been a fan of Rich Tea Biscuits so the heffalumps are welcome to them

    But I'd put up a fight over a Digestive, especially one with butter on
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 19th Jul 17, 6:30 PM
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    Wecome SunnyGirl. Let me give you a few pointers for joining this thread.
    First, take no notice at all of this lot on here. They are all as mad as a box of frogs.
    If it is wisdom, clear thinking, sensible advice, wide ranging knowledge, respectability, life experience and a mentor who is NEVER, NEVER wrong you are after, look no further. I am at your service. I am also modest, although I keep that quiet.

    Seriously, (and I can be) your life seems to be pretty full on. I'm sorry for the sadness you have had to cope with. Your family sounds well adjusted and getting on with their lives successfully. Well done you.

    Looking forward to getting to know you.

    On a different subject, who waved their magic wand and sorted out our problems? Thank you so much whoever you are. Oh, the relief of accessing the forum immediately and in the right format. Fingers crossed that nothing else untoward happens.

    x
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 19th Jul 17, 6:31 PM
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    MONNA thou are dismissing us too lightly.....C'mon you know jolly well it's way more than just one box!!!!!
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 19th Jul 17, 6:35 PM
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    Yeah, well, .I didn't want to scare the poor girl off and you know how I always under play everyone else's idiosyncrasies.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 19th Jul 17, 6:46 PM
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    Is that a bit like SNAP but with more frogs in it?
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 19th Jul 17, 6:48 PM
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    Popping back to say a belated thanks to Knit Witch for the new thread .As ever much thanks to the wonderful Zippy who has been pretty busy over the last year or so sorting out us Old Stylers .
    Perhaps mse towers should find an mse badger award for her .

    Welcome to newbies and returners . Don't worry about keeping up Petula . I am one of the worst for going missing in action here and nobody has taken away my pinny and rolling pin yet .

    Meanwhile something which lodged in my dodgy memory when I was struggling to keep track .
    Hester once read never forgotten ! If you ever become the proud owner of a longed for purple suede corset - can't believe I typed those words ! - can we look forward to your new " How to care for a suede corset the old style way ?"

    Finally I did thank him before the other thread was locked but as it will slip down the pages I'd like to thank dear patient Nuatha the "father " of the other fence thread and a patient and wise man , Apart from his posts he contacted me during my techie wobbles and gave me good advise which was thankfully received . Maybe you'll wander this way again some time but sending you and yours good vibes as always .

    Now off to my quiche and salad . Have a good evening all .
    polly
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 19th Jul 17, 7:06 PM
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    Well that was quick . Just noticed Monna and Lyn are at it .
    Monna I really love the visual clarity of your post extolling your virtues ( oh wise one )
    Maybe we should all post like that , after all a number of us are at the screwing the eyes up stage .
    Meanwhile please don't mention frogs , A week or so ago I decided to adopt the eat a frog method of dealing with tasks that keep getting put off . Alas dear readers it did not go well !!! and I doubt I'll try that again .

    Well in the words of Peter Kay " It's spitting , it's spitting everybody in ...........
    Rumbles of thunder , flashes of lightning and the rain is getting going . After all these weeks of hoping at last the rain , the welcome rain .
    That's one for you Monna I learned that poem in childhood and in my hot state and feeling as though my head is clamped in a vice the name of the poet escapes me .

    Off to log out and shut down the laptop and unplug everything . Bring it on .
    polly
    • karcher
    • By karcher 19th Jul 17, 7:38 PM
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    Well in the words of Peter Kay " It's spitting , it's spitting everybody in ...........

    polly
    Originally posted by pollyanna 26
    Ahhh pollyanna I think Peter Kay is hilarious

    'Garlic bread? Garlic Bread?!'


    Monna Mad as a box of frogs indeed ...I thought it was a requirement of posting here?
    • lillibet dripping
    • By lillibet dripping 19th Jul 17, 7:56 PM
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    Heffalumps, monkeys - AND NOW FROGS.....
    We will be able to start our own zoo soon (Zebra child can have free entry for life!!!)
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    DECEMBER 2016 - Due to moving house/down-sizing NO MORTGAGE; NO OVERDRAFT; NO DEBTS; NO CREDIT CARDS; NO STORE-CARDS; NO LOANS = FREEDOM
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 19th Jul 17, 8:12 PM
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    That will make him VERY happy, his favourite place in 'All the world Oma' is the ZOO!!! xxx.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 19th Jul 17, 8:22 PM
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    If I ever get the aforementioned corset I will ensure I write a guide about caring for it.
    I have two days left until we break up, I cannot wait!
    I then have six weeks of peace and quiet.
    I'm looking into ways of making extra money, selling old shoes, it seems there is a fetish market for them, also a couple of more unusual items that I will not sully your ears with.
    Fuddle, I'm another one who is vertically challenged, we'll wave to each other from around the elephants.
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • SunnyGirl
    • By SunnyGirl 19th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
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    Thank you for the welcomes!

    Monna I am pretty far gone down the madness route myself so think I'll fit right in Life is busy but I like it and it's busy with stuff I'm enjoying unlike the stressful yet highly paid job I had prior to redundancy hence the life change of uni. I do find that life gives a massive swerve now and again just to keep it interesting lol. I suffer from the same modesty as you so can only say that I'm honoured to have such a wise and noble mentor on the thread

    Who mentioned Peter Kay? I lurve him and was lucky enough to see him with the Phoenix Nights live show at Manchester Atena a couple of years ago. I ruined my eye make up crying with laughter
    • Floss
    • By Floss 19th Jul 17, 8:47 PM
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    Floss
    According to my nail tech today (who was in a very good local Chinese restaurant with his partner last night) Peter Kay, "Kayleigh" from Car Share and Johnny Vegas are in our town filming a new TV series
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 19th Jul 17, 8:49 PM
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    Back from a storm that didn't deserve the name .

    To the new members , don't be fearful you have entered a strange and alternative part of the forum .
    Ever so 'umble - sorry I mean dear Monna is a lady to have firmly on your side whether you need kind words or a good laugh .
    Hester is Hester there's no other way to describe her . She's brave , funny and just your average granny in most ways .
    Enjoy the holiday Hester not long until October .
    Karcher I love PK . Just wish he had given us the ending we all hoped for on Car Share .
    Any who pop in I remember finding the courage to join this thread back in the day , everyone seemed to know everyone but it doesn't take long to be welcome and get to know who's who .
    • You'll find kindness and empathy when needed . Good advice on things and a caring community all leaning on an old fashioned garden fence . Also a sprinkling of eccentric and off the wall posts and may meet a poster up a hill in Scotland who whisper it has a problem with GREEN things .
    • She's done it again , I can't get back to normal , i do seem to have figured out how to do bullet points without trying !!!
    • Logging out , you know I loves you Mar , can you put the mystic Meg aside and forgive me please . I've been sending you sun x
    • Night all polly
    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 19th Jul 17, 9:31 PM
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    Garlic. Bread! Garlic bread? Luv it Can't bake any without going through the routine of pretending to read the shopping list!
    Add another frog to the box Fencers, I'm in.

    By way of background, I took redundancy after 28 years of full time work and am now self-employed as a sort of home help - as a cleaner, PA, DIY-er, plant waterer, personal shopper, entertainment officer (taking clients on trips out!) and a million other little tasks that my elderly clients can no longer undertake.
    I like to think of myself as a human Swiss Army Knife and, yes, I can even take stones out of horses hooves!

    I try and resist self pity because I have enough money, a lovely DH and we own our *little* house and I have a car, used mainly to get me to work! The only worries are common to many folk in mid-life, namely aged and quite poorly parents. I live a long way from them, too, so visiting and helping out is not easy. I was very stressed about them 18 months ago when they had a little competition to see which one would be admitted to hosp next and how serious the illness would be. I had to make a 960 mile round trip by car, on my own, 4 times that year. Currently they list heart failure, vascular dementia (early stages atm), wet macular degeneration and myeloma (treatment is holding it back, thankfully, but it is a knife edge). The bulk of care is provided by mum even though she is very unwell. If only they were neare . I so wish I could help more.
    Anyway, that's the intro over.

    Please try and keep the biscuit talk to a whisper, I'm low carbing atm!!

    Whoops, have rambled, sorry
    I have changed my work-life balance to a life-work balance.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 19th Jul 17, 11:10 PM
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    Last one for me tonight . Testing if I am back to normal or still trapped in the grey!
    We have finally had the proper weather and things are cooler and more comfortable .
    I missed your post Floss . I know they are friends in real life but maybe although Peter is saying car share is done could there be a last christmas special . I know it's fiction but you had to feel for both characters at the end .
    You can't read the words garlic bread , garlic bread without hearing the outraged and shocked Bolton lad trying to get his head around the concept .
    Hope you weren't caught up in the Blackpool deluge earlier .

    Well I'm up and out early tomorrow so will see you all later in the day .
    Really nice to get to know the new posters but need to read with a clearer head .
    Meanwhile " The rain the welcome rain " was written by Longfellow . In my usual offbeat fashion I started hearing Neil Diamond in my head singing "Longfellow Serenade " as I listened to the rain finally belting down .
    Night all
    polly
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