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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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    • burtha
    • By burtha 9th Sep 17, 11:45 PM
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    burtha
    Unfortunately if I asked him it probably would take him till next winter to fix it .... he's so busy going away these days ...
    Hopefully will be an easy sort tomorrow, if not can ask the joiner on Monday to have a look...
    Praying the weather is warmer tomorrow for football , bought ski trousers in the sale but didnt want to start wearing them yet ... but football pitches are sooooo cold ...
    Did a facepainting gig today , great fun , one teenage girl wanted to be a broken doll ....looked fab,so good when the child see it for the first time ... love it
    X
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 10th Sep 17, 9:06 AM
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    Lovely to see you Softstuff, love the name numbnuts. Hugs Burtha & well done.

    I have a colleague who has chilblains but they are rare these days.

    As for being cold I'm tossing up between lighting the log burner or putting the central heating on for an hour as it's chilly this morning.
    When my firstborn was 10 months old we moved to a house with no heating, just an open fire downstairs, we couldn't afford to have the fire on during the day so we had to layer up, he wore tights and a Babygro under his jumper and dungarees, he looked like the Michelin man, the health visitor criticised my as she said he was fat, until I stripped him off.
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 10th Sep 17, 9:26 AM
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    Hester: I used to layer up my eldest also. I called the health visitor once because he had a rash. She removed the blanket that was over the quilt that was over the hand knitted shawl that was doubled up over the fleece sheet. Then she removed the cardigan that was over the nightie, (my MIL's contribution) that was over the babygro that was over the vest that was over a beetroot coloured baby with a heat rash.

    There was some excuse though, that flat was freezing. We went away overnight once and I left a nappy soaking in a bucket of water in the kitchen. The next day I found that the water in the bucket had frozen solid with the nappy enshrined in the middle of the enormous ice cube.

    I'm off to see my church friends today. Unfortunately there is no public transport that gets me to the church in time for the service, but today they are all meeting for lunch in a place that I can get to at the right time.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 10th Sep 17, 10:21 AM
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    Enjoy your visit Monna
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • karcher
    • By karcher 10th Sep 17, 3:19 PM
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    Hello Fencers

    I've had a very very difficult few weeks and I have been unwell to boot. I haven't kept up with the thread but I hope life is treating you all kindly.

    Can I ask a teeny tiny favour please. I really need some positive vibes and strength sent my way. A large dose of virtual good luck wouldn't go amiss either so if any of you have any spare, I have my cap in hand

    I'm really hoping a more normal service will resume soon.

    Take care all xx

    PS After a quick skim read I can add that I suffered terribly with chilblains. One winter they were so bad I couldn't get my shoes on and walking was so painful. I still wince at the memories. I have always had terrible circulation and often have freezing cold hands and feet even in summer...Chilblains *shudders*
    Last edited by karcher; 10-09-2017 at 3:32 PM.
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 10th Sep 17, 3:27 PM
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    karcher: positive, loving vibes on their way and candles lit.

    One foot in front of the other, sweetie, one step at a time.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • elona
    • By elona 10th Sep 17, 4:20 PM
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    karcher

    Crossing my fingers and toes for you.
    "This site is addictive!"
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    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 10th Sep 17, 4:26 PM
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    Sending hugs, spoons and good vibes to you karcher, we have been worried about you.
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 10th Sep 17, 5:12 PM
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    Hugs karcher and lots of good luck vibes.

    Good to see you softstuff hope you do get back on line.

    I do believe the sun is trying to get out right now.

    burtha I would have loved to see your broken doll face paint.
    • burtha
    • By burtha 10th Sep 17, 6:47 PM
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    Karcher, sending hugs and positive thoughts your way ...

    Wish I could have got some photos , most of the time I forget or have to just move along because of que size , but yesterdays teenage child was by herself so couldn't have got parents consent ....
    Sometimes they post on to my page when there home ... so fingers crossed .

    Absolutely shattered now ... The 3mw called in tonight ... woop 10 mins ,he may be coming to paint on Thurs .... so can't be bothered with him , but will see ....
    Walked 4 miles this morning ,then coffee before football , not back till 4 30 , sorted dogs ,chickens ,made tea , 2 lots of washing done .... going to fold up stuff before I hopefully chill for a bit ... headache is banging tonight , think it's from standing around in the cold thus afternoon ....
    Annoying ...
    Xx
    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 10th Sep 17, 7:05 PM
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    Oh Karcher, of course you can have a big virtual hug ((((((((0))))))))) * lost count of the arms in the hug, may have more on the right side!

    Burtha, you are doing amazing things

    Booooooo to chilblains. My mum suffered terribly and resorted to a home remedy. This is a corker. Dip a sliced onion into salt and rub on said chilblains. Thank goodness for warm footwear and warmer houses, I say.
    I have changed my work-life balance to a life-work balance.
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 10th Sep 17, 7:23 PM
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    burtha: hot water bottle and an early night for you would sound like a plan.

    Do tell, I'm dying to hear, how did the football team do?

    So..... 3mw is coming to paint. What is he expecting? A guard of honour? A fanfare? A gold star?

    I'd give him a bucket of cold water..........dropped from a great height.

    x
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 10th Sep 17, 7:24 PM
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    Just popping in to send Karcher huge hugs and positive vibes xx
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • Floss
    • By Floss 10th Sep 17, 8:14 PM
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    Karcher have a dodgy hug with love from Blackpool hope things improve soon xxx
    • karcher
    • By karcher 11th Sep 17, 6:32 AM
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    Thank you all. It really does help xx
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 11th Sep 17, 8:45 AM
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    karcher Wishing you strength, health and courage xx

    burtha I agree with monnagran's suggestion of the cold water! xx
    • burtha
    • By burtha 11th Sep 17, 6:10 PM
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    Very tempted with the water for 3mw ... but will rise above it for now ...
    Yes think he should get a standing ovation when he comes to paint ....not lol
    Football .....we won ...woop woop ... 1 -0 , was worth being cold for ... 2nd game of the season ... last year they were bottom of there league ,only one one game ....This year's got to be better

    So today ,dogs walked at 6 30 am , run around dropping /collection of kids to/from school ,work , so far tonight ,joiner here ... kids quick snack,dogs done , walked , cassorole in over for later ,about to go to boot camp .... washer on ....Please pray they don't have homework they need me for ..... then midnight dog walk .....
    and repeat tomorrow
    Love it
    xx
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 11th Sep 17, 8:16 PM
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    Gosh burtha, do you ever meet yourself coming back? And when kindly people tell you that you really need something nice to happen, do you think, "Noooooo! I don't want anything to happen, even if it is nice. I don't have time for anything to happen."

    I also remember the delights of standing for hours in the teeth of an easterly gale watching small boys covering themselves with mud.

    You sound incredibly organised, I'm lost in admiration.

    karcher, be gentle with yourself. You know we are all rooting for you, don't you?. I'm even lighting my posh Yanky Candle for you every night and praying that you find some peaceful moments.

    I don't care for these dark evenings. There are advantages to living in one room, I make my hot water bottle, draw the curtains and retire to bed. There I can watch TV, read, listen to the radio or music and be warm, comfortable and cosy. Bliss.

    x
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • burtha
    • By burtha 11th Sep 17, 10:50 PM
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    burtha
    Hi, it's 10 30 and I'm sitting still... , managed to fit everything in... but yes really want nothing else to happen ...
    Could do with another few hours added into the day sometimes ....
    Not looking forward to the dark nights ,to much to fit in before darkness ... may just have to run faster
    Joiner doing a good job , think he will be here all week , fingers crossed ... then house on the market within the next 2 weeks ...

    Hugs to anyone that wants one
    X
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 12th Sep 17, 2:20 PM
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    I'm so glad you found a good joiner burtha I'm amazed at how much you're getting done! xx

    Went to Bluewater yesterday as i really needed a jumper for when it turns colder; I always used to buy them at BHS! I got a lovely one in M & S but it cost £mumble so it will be my "best" warm jumper and treated very tenderly, and hopefully it will stay looking nice for a lot longer than my acrylic ones have.

    I became more tired than I expected walking part of the way round and then back to the car, so taking things a bit gently today. But have hoovered upstairs and have the first of two loads in the wash, so all is not lost.
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