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mr gumby

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  1. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    Ooh, we just had a power cut! Got the house lit by candles just before the lights came back on. Bit disappointed now, it looked rather nice! Ophelia seems to be causing a bit of a stir Thanks, @dizzymoo. I'm going to be working for Lidl. Not particularly glamorous, and unlikely to make me rich, but it'll be good to interact with adult humans for a change! You're quite right, by the way, a tomato is a berry, as are aubergines and cucumbers. Don't think I'd make wine out of any of them, though!
  2. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    I'm also going Iberian! It's my mother in law's 70th next month, but she decided that rather than having a party, she'd like a family holiday. We've booked a villa about an hour east of Malaga, for the in laws, their 3 daughters plus partners, and the 5 grandchildren. Should be good timing for me, a chance to relax and refresh before I start my new job a few days after we get back Whereabouts on Mallorca are you headed? Only been there once myself, to Cala Marçal, but it was a lovely trip.
  3. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    We're heading off on hollibobs next weekend, too Where are you off to?
  4. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    I'm guessing you might be thinking of Parsley the lion, Yog.
  5. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    Good point, digger! How about this: A gin-sozzled ginger cat, singing the Hallelujah chorus, and then falling over a wheelbarrow.
  6. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    You can talk about it being made of oranges as much as you like, but it is clearly a ginger cat, and that's just about as 'lucy' as you can get. The only thing I can think of, that would've made it more 'lucy', is if it'd been made animatronic, and was singing the Hallelujah chorus! xx
  7. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    Not sure that's a sentence I ever expected to read!
  8. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    I have to agree on the eyes subject. I think they would remove the element of doubt, and make it far more 'safe'. I also, however, have to disagree with you too, Yog. As Mrs gumby has been a social worker for 15 years, I am fully aware that if someone contacted social services complaining about the disturbing nature of a fruit-and-vegetable tortoise, not only would they be told (politely) to fuck right off, it would be the basis of office jokes for at least a decade.
  9. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    That's a photo of what we actually made this afternoon. FML!
  10. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    Evening all Quick question: what the hell has happened to Harvest festival? When I was at school, we chucked a tin of beans and some super noodles in the collection basket. For gumby jr's first harvest, we've been asked to make an animal sculpture (ffs!) from fruit or vegetables. A whole Sunday afternoon spent on this crap!
  11. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    Love you to bits, Yog!
  12. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    AAAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!
  13. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    How do the TV cameras cope with the glare off your head?
  14. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    Ooh! What do I win? The interview went well, thanks. Got the job Off to meet the area manager this afternoon, in fact, to sign contracts etc.
  15. Tom Petty

    Shit. Shit, shit, shit. Truly and utterly shit. A great singer, songwriter and musician, and one of the first artists to make a stand against the greed of record companies on behalf of the fans. Never saw him live, always hoped he'd turn up at the farm one day
  16. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    I seem to be behind on the sloe gin this year! I'm on a fruit picking mission this week, though. I'm going after sloes and blackberries tomorrow, then elderberries and more sloes at the weekend. Need bloody loads of them all, as I'm planning to do a batch of homemade port, as well as gin. Should be nicely matured in time for June 2019!
  17. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    Sorry to hear that, this must be a trying time for you Healing vibes are heading her way.
  18. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    First of all, thank you Second, did Neil Diamond play in 2011? I'd be gutted if he did, and I missed him. I thought he'd played before I started going, sometime in the 2000s. Thirdly, and partly because lists need to be in odd numbers, hope you enjoy PSB. I saw them at Beautiful Days, and they were stunning. Not much between song chat or interaction with the crowd, but the music and visuals were just fab
  19. Charles Bradley RIP

    Another terrific performer gone The Daptone Super Soul Revue was a highlight for me on West Holts a few years ago. Rest in Peace, Charles.
  20. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    Get the fuck in! I got the job
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