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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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    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 13th Jul 18, 8:55 AM
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    Softstuff 20 Kg?? I buy my bananas two at a time so that they don't have time to get overripe before I can eat them I do make banana bread occasionally though.

    monnagran So glad you had better news last night xx I wonder if you will ever learn what it was the Pickle filled her jam jar with?
    Just remembering sitting at a table in 'the Infants' with the lovely warm smell of fat wax crayons emanating from the pot in the centre

    Ooh yes Lainey, please do join us! There's always room for another fencer, especially one who can bring her own charger

    I too remember really enjoying playing "horses", so much fun!
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 13th Jul 18, 8:57 AM
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    Yewz rite Anti Softy eyze yewsin er tablit wot iz mayd frum ver stonze uv mey kayv! eyez oney er yung dragern vo koz eyez oney beed outer miyn eggie fer er lykkle wilze, wot zakley iz vis lexia fingy? xxx.

    Yew woz rite fer ver naym koz eyez DILLY JOY! xxx
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 13th Jul 18, 9:00 AM
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    Monna, my mum used to say. ' Whilst the neighbours are talking about me they are giving some other poor soul a rest'.
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 13th Jul 18, 9:20 AM
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    Just popping in to say I'm glad you slept monna .


    Lovely to see you Lainey , do bring Lovely Lu and her long eyelashes with you . I keep thinking of the other thread has anyone seen Scottish Minnie on the forum ? Keep meaning to post there and then life takes over .


    If I'd known you were awake during the wee small hours Mar I'd have joined you in a brew . I so remember the disturbed sleep with the torn rotator cuff .



    Anyway I'm getting ready to go out and notice Docky is in the building . He seems to have ramped up his communication skills and not in a good way . Think you need to have a sharp word with him Lyn . Anti Poli is dashing round so I'll say Hewo Docki and run .
    polly x
    • Softstuff
    • By Softstuff 13th Jul 18, 9:22 AM
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    Softstuff
    Oooooh! Softstuff!

    Close the blinds. Pull the curtains. Don't answer the door for at least 3 days.
    Originally posted by monnagran
    They seemed... grateful
    Softstuff- Officially better than 007
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 13th Jul 18, 9:43 AM
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    Iz knot mey Anti Poli iz er dragin wotz gud att ver speylin! xxx
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 13th Jul 18, 9:49 AM
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    Softstuff - that reminded me of Maggie Smiths line in the Best Marigold Hotel - ' plan ahead!! I don't even buy green bananas!
    Monna - so much can be done these days to support poorly hearts and your brother is fitter than most ( not bigger! Silly tablet) it's early days but looking positive. Hugs xx
    Grey here - waiting for the forecast showers to top up my water butts!
    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
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 13th Jul 18, 9:52 AM
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    Hmmm - I suspect the Elephant has gone on its holidays - that's a suspiciously large amount of bananas to be grateful to receive
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 13th Jul 18, 9:54 AM
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    Lainey, are you truly, absolooley sure of joining in this madhouse? It's addictive you know. Sometimes you will pinch yourself and think, "Did I really read that?" Or even worse, "Did I really write that?" Which in my case is a completely legitimate question, because I often write one thing and my tablet translates it into something quite bizarre. It had great fun with your user name. I don't know what a Lanier is. I must look it up.

    Welcome anyway. This is the ultimate thread for all waifs and strays. Or waits and starrys, which was tablet's original version. See?
    Originally posted by monnagran
    Madhouse?? Well that seals it then, will make up a straw bed for Lu and settle her in, with apologies for any fencers with hay fever.
    • Tinydancer
    • By Tinydancer 13th Jul 18, 10:06 AM
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    morning gang......well, I escaped the jail cell!! But not without help. We ran out of time and needed help to solve the clues but it was great fun.
    Wasn't physical at all, just needed to solve clues.
    Gorgeous bright, sunny morning her, no rain forecast. Methinks someone was fibbing, or praps Dilly is blowing her hot air in my direction.
    Whatever the reason, long may it continue.
    Glad Monna got some well deserved rest and positive news.
    Regarding Donny and other depressing news.........Stay strong everyone..........we've got this!!
    We have survived worse and we can do it again.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 13th Jul 18, 10:16 AM
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    Lainey welcome!

    I was a childhood phantom horse rider too along with my best mate - we would make jumps from anything we could find and have a gymkhana like in the Pullein-Thompson books, I even made some reins from ribbons
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 13th Jul 18, 10:20 AM
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    Great to read that Monna’s brother is doing better and that you managed to sleep m’dear.

    Is it ok if I stop lurking and actually join in on a more regular basis, quite fancy being part of the fencers army and have my very own mini charger horse wise
    Talking of which I did laugh Polly at your description of your daughter’s imaginary horse, I did much the same thing as a child and used to build showjumping courses in the back garden for my ‘stead’ to tackle.
    Originally posted by LaineyT
    Hello Lainey - this imaginary horse stuff reminds me of the time my DD had an imaginary friend 'vanessa'. We were on a plane as it was loading, and a lady sat in the seat next to DD and a loud scream went up "YOU HAVE SAT ON VANESSA" Poor woman was mortified, even when we explained that Vanessa was imaginary..

    I have a hunch, and this may come as a shock, that the President of the United States is an evil, manipulative, nasty piece of work... I sort of wish I had gone to the protest...

    overcast here today. There is rain on the hills, but none here.

    Glad the news was more positive, Monna
    You're out with a friend in the capital, I'm a thousand leagues under the sea
    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
    I'm wandering long, And I'm pondering trees
    For you and me
    Guy Garvey
    • juliettet
    • By juliettet 13th Jul 18, 10:26 AM
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    [QUOTE
    Regarding Donny and other depressing news.........Stay strong everyone..........we've got this!!
    We have survived worse and we can do it again.[/QUOTE]

    Quite right! We will wipe the floor with the man. Idiot. My boss was on business in the New Jersey region last week. She said it was depressing to hear all the Trump supporters in that area. Will be interesting to see the other side of the country's views when she goes to California next month.
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 13th Jul 18, 10:34 AM
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    I think he's a few slices short of a loaf meself. There was a fantastically catty thread on a FB group last night, I was getting really into it (reading not posting) and when I woke at 4am I rushed right in to catch up - only to find some killjoy had removed it as it had got homicidally nasty It was all about the dress sense of Mrs Trump compared to Mrs May.
    Hester I don't blame you being scared of cows, I won't walk through a field with cows in unless I'm next to a wall that I can jump over and they can't
    • melodramaticme
    • By melodramaticme 13th Jul 18, 10:43 AM
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    I saw one picture of the Mays and Trumps at Blenheim palace where Theresa May looked as though her dress was made to match the red carpet on the steps. My first thought was that she was dressed as a welcome mat, an invitation to be walked on.


    Normally I would see red clothing as combative and defensive, but this - just no.

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    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 13th Jul 18, 10:57 AM
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    Ooh, when I was little I had a donkey then graduated to a pony. We lived in a small house (ex-farmer worker's cottage) but it had 1/2 acre of land (it's a while ago, when we still had acres!,). and after spending a week at the seaside when I insisted on riding on the donkies several times a day my dad said, "It would have been cheaper to buy one," so he did.
    I had a retired seaside donkey and there is a cute photo of me with pigtails sitting astride him, aged 2.5.
    When said donkey got too old to be ridden dad bought a pony and taught me how to ride.
    I only ever rode round the lanes, no competitions, but I loved my pony and loved the quiet rides, seeing so much wildlife and beauty from my lofty perch. She knew when the school bus was due and always waited at the field gate to be greeted.

    My SIL was a very good three-day-eventer (Mar, that may not be what you think!?) and occasionally my brother would ride out with her to help with exercising the horses. He got a shock one day when he accidently sat with one leg slightly forward and his mount did a dressage move. He tells the story well, about going sideways across a field, totally out of contol

    See what you have started, Lainey?!

    By coincidence, the horsey theme shall continue over the weekend. DH and I are off to the races, having a long weekend in Yorkshire

    I tell you, self-employment is the way to go. I have far less money than when i worked in an office but, boy, do we have lots of annual leave and flexi time
    I have changed my work-life balance to a life-work balance.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 13th Jul 18, 11:01 AM
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    Ooh, when I was little I had a donkey then graduated to a pony. We lived in a small house (ex-farmer worker's cottage) but it had 1/2 acre of land (it's a while ago, when we still had acres!,). and after spending a week at the seaside when I insisted on riding on the donkies several times a day my dad said, "It would have been cheaper to buy one," so he did.
    I had a retired seaside donkey and there is a cute photo of me with pigtails sitting astride him, aged 2.5.
    When said donkey got too old to be ridden dad bought a pony and taught me how to ride.
    I only ever rode round the lanes, no competitions, but I loved my pony and loved the quiet rides, seeing so much wildlife and beauty from my lofty perch. She knew when the school bus was due and always waited at the field gate to be greeted.

    My SIL was a very good three-day-eventer (Mar, that may not be what you think!?) and occasionally my brother would ride out with her to help with exercising the horses. He got a shock one day when he accidently sat with one leg slightly forward and his mount did a dressage move. He tells the story well, about going sideways across a field, totally out of contol

    See what you have started, Lainey?!

    By coincidence, the horsey theme shall continue over the weekend. DH and I are off to the races, having a long weekend in Yorkshire

    I tell you, self-employment is the way to go. I have far less money than when i worked in an office but, boy, do we have lots of annual leave and flexi time
    Originally posted by MMF007
    Snap MM, we are off to the races this afternoon, the Newmarket July festival, I is wearing a dress and everyfink
    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 13th Jul 18, 11:54 AM
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    Snap MM, we are off to the races this afternoon, the Newmarket July festival, I is wearing a dress and everyfink
    Originally posted by LaineyT
    And a hat? Got to wear a hat!
    I have changed my work-life balance to a life-work balance.
    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 13th Jul 18, 11:55 AM
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    Hmmm - I suspect the Elephant has gone on its holidays - that's a suspiciously large amount of bananas to be grateful to receive
    Originally posted by Islandmaid
    I have changed my work-life balance to a life-work balance.
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 13th Jul 18, 12:07 PM
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    I'm glad the news is more positive today Monna.You reminded me of when my sister was pregnant with baby number four. My poor niece already two brothers - one older and one younger and was adamant that she was getting a sister. When it was gently suggested to her that the baby may be another brother she ran to her room sobbing and locked herself in. Baby number four was indeed another brother, so they didn't tell her at first. They waited until visiting time when she was already there patting and stroking the baby before they broke the news

    I'm also sitting here wondering exactly what the recipient of 20kg of bananas is going to do with them. I buy my bananas in threes or fours (the HT doesn't like them).

    I've been running again this morning and had enough breath to run for 30 minutes and to talk to the nice lady on the treadmill next to me who introduced herself. The Couch to 5K app kindly informed me this week that I am now a runner. I don't think it's totally true but I'm feeling a lot closer to being a runner than I was in week one.

    Take care all of you
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