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  1. Geoid oh no. Glad the bike is now fixed and you are on the mend too. Patricia congratulations on the birth of your grandchild. Grandchildren are a lovely gift. Enjoy 😊
  2. DS when he was a teenager called his chicken Latte. At least she was a white hybrid. My first group of ex batts all had names beginning with A and the second group B. If I have some more in the future they will have to have names beginning with C.
  3. I think I could fall into that category too 😀
  4. Perhaps depressing was the wrong word. I often feel sad or disappointed not to see some of the regular posters from years ago. Nice to see there are some familiar faces still.
  5. I don't get on here as often as I used to but have a look every so often and post sometimes. I find it quite a depressing experience. I used to love the forum it was so busy. Over the years I've asked many questions some chicken related and others covering a wide variety of topics and always received lots of responses. Also had lots of support at difficult times. I will always remember how supportive and encouraging omleteers were after we were burgled. It seems so sad that there are now so few people on the forum. Still a few names that I know but lots seem to have moved on. I wonder if it is the changes in the structure of the forum or do people now meet in Facebook. Hello to those still here and happy new year! Xx
  6. I thought I would put an update. Colder today, cloudy and a little light rain around lunchtime.
  7. I think the run extension is a good plan. I bought some Omlet netting some years ago and it sits unused as I always worry about chooks escaping or foxes getting to the chooks. As others have said it is quite likely they will need to be confined to a covered run soon.
  8. Happy new year everyone. I hope 2019 is a good one and all your hopes and dreams come true. I hope you've all had a good Christmas we have had a lovely one but rather strange as it's the first Christmas since DD graduated as a paediatric nurse. As a student she'd always had leave over Christmas but this year she offered to work it as her girls were at their Dads. DD worked a long day on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day but the littlest granddaughter couldn't go to her Dads so she was with us and then eldest asked if she could come Christmas Day. So the quiet Christmas I'd rather dreaded became a lovely family Christmas. On Christmas Eve I did lots of Christmas craft things with little one (5), we both enjoyed it and it reminded me of all the clever crafters on here. We did simple kits but it was great fun I wanted her to remember this Christmas as being a fun Christmas with us not the Christmas that Dad couldn't have her despite agreeing the arrangements back in September. Happy 2019 everyone xx
  9. I'm afraid like DM I too had to laugh. Especially as you were working 😀 PL many congratulations. It seems the time for babies. Two of my friends have become grandmas in the last couple of days.
  10. We had our kitchen redone almost a year ago, it was finished about a week before Christmas, we had been promised it would be ready for Christmas and it was. We used a local business who had also done our cloakroom, bathroom and ensuite during the previous 12 months. I think it was Howdens that our builder suggested came with him to give ideas as the Howden man was supposedly the expert but he was awful. No exciting ideas, all very boring simple ideas and he just kept saying what a lovely cottage, dog etc you've got. I couldn't wait to get him out the door. We ended up using a local kitchen company for the kitchen and the local business for design and installation. They were great but as they worked they did suggest changes to improve the design and these were a great success. We went for a carousel. OH said it was a very expensive piece of metal work. It is great I love it. It rotates and sections pull out. The old kitchen just had a cupboard that was very difficult to access. I just piled my tins and stuff in there and never rotated things in date order. With this carousel older at the front new goes in at the back which rotates round to give access to the back of the shelves. Well worth the money. I love it.
  11. Yes when I left for school at 8.00 I thought the windscreen was just damp but it was icy. Turned into a lovely sunny day. Is that early for the first frost? Chrissie
  12. I have also used Black Sheep Wools. They also do quick delivery. Chrissie
  13. Congratulations Andy Roo You are quite a youngster. I got my honours degree at 50 Once I qualified I agreed to look after my three grandchildren so my DD could do her degree. Paediatric Nursing at Cambridge. She has 3 months to go. Good luck Chrissie
  14. Yes cars were icy here this morning. But we did have a sunny morning but it clouded over in the afternoon and we had a few spots of rain. Did a bit of gardening this evening and it was quite chilly. Chrissie
  15. Glad you had a good time up north DM and that R is doing well. Lovely photos PL. when I was training and working in London I used to enjoy walking around the capital seeing the sights and people watching. Feeling fed up tonight DH flying to India for work for two weeks. He is away most weeks for 2 or 3 nights in Guernsey or Southampton but I hate it when he goes away on proper foreign trips. Chrissie
  16. Congratulations. It sounds like you had a lovely day. What a cheeky present I'm not sure how I would react if someone gave me that. A few years to go to 60 so I hope DD or DS don't get any ideas. The cake looks fantastic. Chrissie.
  17. Lovely day today. Helped to run an archery beginners course today. After the rest of the week which was so grey and miserable it was a great surprise to have such a nice day today. I too heard it was going to be nice next week which is typical as we will be back at school. Chrissie
  18. Ah I am sorry to hear the sad news. A very brave lady. Thank you for letting us know Egluntyne. Best wishes go to her husband family and friends, thinking of them at this sad time. Chrissie
  19. Lovely day here. Went shooting early afternoon and didn't get home until after 7. First lovely day of the outdoor archery season. Lets hope for many more. Chrissie
  20. Well done Doris. Really must get sorted so I can get some new hens and hopefully some eggs. Chrissie
  21. Wow he is gorgeous Lewis. Chrissie
  22. You need a conversion kit https://www.omlet.co.uk/shop/rabbit_products/rabbit_starter_packs/292/eglu_classic_converter_kit_-_rabbit_to_chicken_-_green/?rf=1136591f5a25305caa4a5037f0a8dc02 They are out of stock at the moment but I guess they will have them again soon. If not maybe eBay. Chrissie

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