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Fiona and Danny touch base
Mon 26-Apr-10
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Danny
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Hi everybody,

Sincere apologies from Fiona and myself for our absence from the forum for almost two weeks.

Sometimes real life does not permit very much free time to do what you would like to, even at weekends. I really miss daily contact with everybody on here. I love this forum and all the buzz, fun, genuinely useful tips and the inevitable wind-ups.

I came back on here this evening and spent two hours reading new comments but I am not even half way through all the updates.

I think there may be one or two controversial issues that I have not caught up with yet (maybe of my own making!) but never mind. A little bit of excitement and controversy makes the world go round.

Thank you, Toffeeapple for your brilliant use of your Spanner / Prodder, welcoming messages for newcomers and for keeping the old timers in order (mostly) - (I can already hear shrieks of "who are you calling old timers, Danny not-boy").

Best wishes,

Danny

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Tue 27-Apr-10
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I had been missing the wind ups caused by you Danny. Glad you got the time to do some reading Cheers

Tue 27-Apr-10
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It's just not the same without you Danny. As Joanna says we are missing the wind ups. Good to hear from you again.

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Tue 27-Apr-10
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You will all have to behave now the boss is back, i have tryed to keep them in order.

Tue 27-Apr-10
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And a valiant job you did too Mutley Doh

Tue 27-Apr-10
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Welcome back young man, it's good to see you.  The newbies and the oldies have all been behaving very well, except Mutley of course, you know how he is...Wink   

I'll try that again!

Tue 27-Apr-10
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Ha Ha the other way around.Eeek Big_Laugh

Tue 27-Apr-10
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Careful...Magic  Big_Laugh

I'll try that again!

Tue 27-Apr-10
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Glad to see you back & I hope life calms down enough for you to have more leisurely free time Big_Hug

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Tue 27-Apr-10
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Welcome back the pair of you Cool

I've been absent, but only for 4 or 5 days. Just back from my trip to England and into some busy work stuff.

Tue 27-Apr-10
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I was waiting for a sick note from all of you!Wink

I'll try that again!

Tue 27-Apr-10
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I missed this place ToffeeApple 🙂

Thankfully I was staying with some lovely friends and got to talk bread making and other food stuff with the lady of the house. She made some tasty lightly steamed young cabbage from her cold frame too - with a sprinkling of flax oil and garlic. And she made bread 3 out of 4 days =:-O I was in awe.

Tue 27-Apr-10
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Yes, this forum is like home isn't it?  Big_Hug  

It seems that you had a good time in England, that cabbage sounds delish.  What part of this fair land were you staying in?

I'll try that again!

Wed 28-Apr-10
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I was based in Barrow, near Bury-St Edmund, but went to Salhouse and Blofield for the wedding.

And I'm trying to sneak a version of the cabbage into a dinner here, without G noticing 🙂

Thu 29-Apr-10
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Thank you all for your supportive responses.

The rule of thumb is "Always blame Mutley for any problems". That way, he will respond with a genius design for a solar central heating system made from empty tins and Coke cans that will occupy your minds for a bit, while I can escape to the Bahamas (or even 10 miles down the road to Bury St Edumnds).

Shereen - oh blow - you were so close to us. We would love to have met up for a cup of tea if only we had known in advance. Pint Pint Pint Pint Big_Laugh

Maybe just as well because the house is in turmoil at the moment. Trays of seedlings on every available surface. Fiona counted over 1,000 plantlets that she needs to water daily. I just hope that the "flowers on the gateside stand" project is successful.

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