Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Help...It says I'm forbidden!!










...I can't get into the pig2twig web site.....it keeps saying...

...Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server.
Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request...

...anyone else having problems???
Edited to say...Its obvious we are all having problems. You're welcome to leave messages for each other until the forum's up and running again!

112 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Tulip, Helena hear from Pig2Twig. I haven't been able to get in since last night either. Came to look on your site as I love the wonderful pictures and hoping to hear some news about the forum.

Kind Regards

Tulip said...

Helena, what are we going to do without our P2T fix??? Glad its not just me though...we'll have to hold each others hands until it they let us in! lol

Anonymous said...

Hi Tulip, I feel bereft. I spent the day worrying that I might have posted something offensive (having had a few fruit based cocktails last night) and had been ejected. Glad to hear it's not just me.

There must be a few folks out there today who are feeling a little lost.

Glad to be able to talk to you.

And by the way, as I have said before, your cooking skills are phenomenal! I adore looking at your photos and descriptions of how you made and presented the food. For the paperback edition of the cookbook, I,N&B, really should include your photos. You have inspired me to start cooking again.

x

Anonymous said...

Is this the P2T refuge? Albeit temporary --- I hope!
Thanks for the lifeline Tulip,your photos are a huge consolation!

Rustic

Tulip said...

Phew...not just me and Helena then? You're free to use this as a P2T refuge. Hope its not out for too long...I'm having withdrawal symptoms.
Thanks for all the compliments…glad you’re liking it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tulip, this is far and away the best "refuge" I have ever seen!
Hope P2T will resume normal service asap. Life doesn't seem right without it!

Rustic.

Marie said...

ahh...now I know where you've been hanging out. ;-)

nickyxx9 said...

It's still out this morning (how sad am I that I checked this early?) The main lineindustries site is down too so there must be something up with their servers.

I sent an email to them but guess it'll be at least tomorrow before it's fixed.

Oh well, back to the real world!

VixVanSquix said...

Yup, having P2T website issues. Same exact message as you. It's quite a bummer really as I've been really needing to find a couple of things out. PLus, I've done 2 (IPD friendly) take-aways in two days with two glasses of wine on each of those days! No biggie I know, but I feel somehow absolved of guilt when I confess all on the forum :D

Can't wait for it to be back to normal! Thanks for providing a sanctuary! :) xx

Tulip said...

A whole weekend without the forum...I'm not sure if I can cope! I wanted to get a few recipes but couldn't...oh well, I've made my cheesecake and a IPD friendly rhubarb fool...so that will have to do.

Marie - Yup! Sorry, I've been neglecting my zaars friends while doing this WOE...too much temptation on zaars at the moment!

Vix - I know its not the same as confessing on the site but take absolution on here...I am getting near on 200 hits a day mostly from fellow Twiggers off the site, so its almost the same! lol

Hope it comes back soon!

Wilsma said...

Thanks Tulip - this blog is really helping to keep me focused. Photos are inspirational to use alongside Bee's book. Hope forum back tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nickys here. I cant get it either. Sooooo glad its not just me and its great we can all check that we are all in the same boat

Anonymous said...

Pepper here. I thought I'd been wickrd and ejected, too! Glad its not that. Yesterday was very strange, particularly the evening. V sad its not up yet. taking refuge in the (empty) chat room and here with Tulip's wonderful photos.

shinyredhut said...

Hello fellow refugees!

Glad to find you here - what a lovely blog, Tulip.

Anonymous said...

Helena here again. It's so strange not having the forum. Even if you don't post, it's so good to look in and see what everyone is up to.

I am just about to cook a terrine of chicken in parma ham, which I saw on Come Dine with me. Hope it comes out ok.

I guess we won't get the forum back till tomorrow.

have a good day fellow refugees and thanks for hosting us Tulip.

Helena

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone, Laurren here. Thank goodness for you and your wonderful blog Tulip!

I'm getting the same message from yesterday lunchtime until now - Sunday lunch.

The laugh is, I thought it was my computer, Ive cleaned it, asked my service provider about it, they thought Id got a broken file - and when I asked some tecchy friends about how to repair it - they asked if I could have been thrown off too!

Thanks so much for hosting Tulip. Hope they let us in soon - I'm missing it lots already.

Twice said...

Hi - Lettuceleaf here. To be honest, there had been a few really nasty threads lately and, once I'd realised it wasn't just me not getting in, I wondered if someone had just pulled the plug on all of us! Really hope not and that we will all be back in the forum tomorrow. Well done TF - thank goodness for your blog!

Anonymous said...

Thank the lord

Here you all are. I knew Tulip's kitchen would provide a refuge for us. I didn't realise how addicted I was to the forum, it's been a nightmare not being able to access it. Fingers crossed we'll be back on track tomorrow eh. By the way Tulip, your blog is amazing! Well done for being so helpful to us all x
Tinadids x

Anonymous said...

I agree - like arm has been cut off!
Apparently their website is hosted by 1and1, who are upgrading their servers at present. Hopefully they'll get cracking and normal service will be resumed.
The fact that so many of us miss it shows how important it is to us. Some might say that this is a little sad, but I think it makes clear how much depends on support - even from people you've never met.
Take care all & thanks Tulip for providing us with a safety blanket. Diddlesmum xx

Anonymous said...

Not sure how this works - or if indeed it does - I tried you first Tulip as I could remember your website best - but then it wanted lots of info to register and I was already a google user but had no idea what password I'd used etc so trying anonymous now. I got hold Of Annie through her lovely antique baby gifts website - I too thought I'd somehow unwittingly committed a grave Piggy error and had been unceremoniously ejected!Annie reassured me that it was THEM not US. I have been worrying about storm - hope it's back up tomorrow so we can have a catch up - a weekend without pig2twig - unheard of....
E x

Anonymous said...

It is a lovely blog- and so nice to find a place to run to when the door to piggy support is firmly closed - I almost emailed India but when I looked at her article in this Sunday's Times I decided that wailing about the absence of pig2twig wasn't appropriate given the really difficult issue she was writing about......
E x

Tulip said...

Cor, its amazing how many of us thought it was something that we had done wrong!! lol Hope its back tomorrow...its weigh in day and I need to post my results!!!! lol

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tulip, so glad to find out it's not me. It is interesting that we all felt a little rejected. Habits of a lifetime I guess. Will hopefully see you all on P2t tomorrow.
Big kisses

Anonymous said...

I've been miserable all day, thinking I'd been chucked off and missing my daily fix. If it is the web host, why could they not leave a comforting message instead of making us feel it was our fault. Not very user-friendly and certainly not in the spirit of Pig2twig. Thanks Tulip, for this haven. Love, Anne

Anonymous said...

Hi Tulip.
Came just to see if the pics of lemon and lime cheese cake were available yet - but am happy to see it isn't just me can't access Pig 2 Twig.....I had a crisis of confidence in the WOE Friday evening and Saturday evening could't access the site, thought it was my punishment!!
I've been using your site to ask my OH which IPD meals he fancies but never thanked you for your efforts so consider yourself well and truely thanked now - brill blog

xx

Tulip said...

I have had company for lunch and they have just gone, so I will post my cheesecake photos now!

halfpint said...

Hi all, missing the forum too, glad it's not just me. It's amazing how we have all come to rely on each other. Thank you all for your support, and thank you Tulip for this refuge. Hopefully we will be back to normal tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Thx for the cheese cake pics - looks absolutely fab! I'm doing a birthday dinner Wednesday so was banking on this for a dessert option along with cheese, biscuits and celery.....it looks yummy and without the need to explain I'm dieting - superb!

Tulip said...

You could definatley do this for guests. The lemon & lime has a really fresh flavour, but I'm thinking of trying raspberry or strawberry S/F jelly and decorating with fresh berries!

Tulip said...

Monday Morning 8 a.m still can't get into P2T...ahhhhhhh!!!!

Anonymous said...

10am and still waiting - I must get a life....
E x

Anonymous said...

Aha! P2T site now has Error 404 so someone must be working on it ----- at last!

Rustic.

Magimum said...

Hi can I take refuge here?

I've been getting a "server stopped responding" message, and like the rest of you I thought I'd posted something hideously inappropriate.

Plus I'm having a bad day after eating something full of MSG, hot flushes, palpitations, bad head, the works.

I need my forum fix!

Lisa

Peridot said...

I STILL can't get in. It's reassuring to keep checking here and see that it's not just my system. Suffering serious deprivation syndrome!

When someone gets in can they post here please?

Tulip said...

I need my fix too!!

As soon as I can get into P2T, I will post it on here...I'm sure the rest of you will do the same too!

Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd share the email I had from line industries with you all so that you know they are working on it!


Hi,

I'm afraid that we're experiencing technical issues with the hardware on
which the pig2twig website is running. We are working with the hosting
company to get this resolved as quickly as possible and please be
assured that we are doing all we can to get normal service resumed and
the issue is the website hosting rather than your local computer.

Best regards,
Tim

Tulip said...

Thanks for that Tim. I'm sure you've just made loads of twiggers happy. Not as happy as they will be when normal service is resumed, but happy to know that things are progressing. lol

Anonymous said...

I can't get in either....I'm also glad it's not just me, I thought that I had been banned from using the work computer....
sigh of relief.
Your cheese cake looks delicious. Will definitely try it. OH will love it.
Best regards.
HelenV

JaneVW said...

Been away for the weekend and come back to no forum. Desperate to know how SCG got on on Friday. Did she post before the site went down?

Anonymous said...

Yes she did post and it was bad news unfortunately, I have been thinking of her too. Not a regular user of the forum yet but her story struck a chord, hope someone has her email address to keep an eye on her.

Magimum said...

Anyone know whether SCG went to Yorkshire? She sounded as though she really needed to get away.

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Site is still down... not good! But at least we can look at tulip's lovely recipes while we wait...and wait...

EmTh

Anonymous said...

Your cheesecake looked fab. A wonderful refuge too. I feel consoled knowing others are as keen as I am to get back on to twig forum. How long do things like this usually take? Never happened to anything I use before.
Lizsh

Lathyrus said...

Aha - thought there might be a few twiggers here!
The other refuge is Chat, lots of us there so do pop in at http://alt-mablethorpe.co.uk/tinc?key=lsmSmKIW&channel=187861
Hope this doesn't go on too long.
Yummy cheesecake Tulip - making me dribble!

Tulip said...

Hi Lathy,

I'd love to come into the chat room but my pc won't allow it...something to do with Java not working....grrr...hope the forum is back with us soon!

Lathyrus said...

Bee says hopefully tomorrow.
Any messages for anyone?

Tulip said...

Yes, can you ask anyone...who knows anything about Java...why I can't get into the chatroom! I so want to join you all! boohoo!!

Lathyrus said...

I have put the word out. They are all talking dirty in there. You don't really want to go in, do you?
Want a laugh? Take a look at sarahsmithcakes.co.uk at the gallery pics. See if you can spot the ann summers bag under the delicious choc cakes! God bless sarah...

Tulip said...

Lathy, the link doesn't work!

Lathyrus said...

http://web.mac.com/sarahjsmith999/Site/Gallery.html

Lathyrus said...

Hope that works for you Tulip
Its really sad that so many people, including me, have commented here or on Chat that one of our first instincts was that we had been personally excluded from the site for some misdemeanor. What an awfully paranoid bunch we are!!

Tulip said...

Nope, still can't use it....I'm now thinking that my computer hates me!!!! Now there's paranoia for you!
Roll on tomorrow, let hope the powers that Bee have got it all working and back to normal!

Tulip said...

Hey, does anyone have caronlookalikes stick blender mayo recipe saved or printed out? I don't have it and I've run out of mayonnaise!!!
TIA

Anonymous said...

Hi - I'm also having withdrawal symptoms, having been a member of the forum for more than a year. Often it has saved me from binging. Just have to hang on for a little bit longer.....

Peridot said...

I can't believe it's taking SO LONG to sort the forum out! It must be serious to take such an incredibly long time. Very annoying though - the time I've wasted trying again and again to get in!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad your website showed me I am not alone and I love seeing all your pictures. I have just googled stick blender mayonnaise and it came up with a recipe that looked the same as the one posted.
Katie

Anonymous said...

Hello all, still hanging around waiting for the forum to return. Glad to see Tim's message on here as I was beginning to doubt P2T was ever going to come back.

We do seem a very sensitive bunch, worrying we had been ejected. There was something about the message "You have been forbidden" that just seemed very personal and immediately made me fear I had committed a misdemeanour.

Hope everyone is doing well and staying focused. See you all back on the forum soon.

love Helena

Anonymous said...

Hello all, still hanging around waiting for the forum to return. Glad to see Tim's message on here as I was beginning to doubt P2T was ever going to come back.

We do seem a very sensitive bunch, worrying we had been ejected. There was something about the message "You have been forbidden" that just seemed very personal and immediately made me fear I had committed a misdemeanour.

Hope everyone is doing well and staying focused. See you all back on the forum soon.

love Helena

Magimum said...

Hi Helena & all

I just looked on the Line Industries site to see if there was a message about the forum (they look after it), but their site is down too.

Nothing on India's blog either.

Oh well, off to take in-laws to Manchester airport now. Maybe there will be news when I get back

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,
It's still down. But it's great to find you all here. And I love the blog Tulip. Off to look at the lemon & lime cheesecake.......

Nickyxx9 said...

I was worried about all the people that might be out there thinking they're barred (and hitting the chocolate through rejection!) so sent an email to Tim at Lineindustries to see if he can send a mass mail to the forum members once things are back up and running.

Nothing back from him yet though - watch this space.

barbara said...

Hi Tulip,
love your blog. Maybe a stupid question, but I'm all new here: where do I find the recipe for your fab chessecake? Thanks,
Babs

Tulip said...

Just had this message from Magimum on the rhubarb thread, thought I'd post it here just in case anyone missed it.

Hi Tulip
If anyone's interested there's a P2T thread on the times health club forum, free to join, just create an account and there's a load of other info as well. I found it from India's blog.

Of course, this is a good place to hang out if Tulip doesn't mind having a kitchen full.....

Lisa

I don't mind having a kitchen full, I'll put the kettle on, you're all welcome!

Babs,you will find all the recipes in either Neris & India's Idiot Proof Diet Cookbook or on the forum (once it's back online.

Ellen said...

Blender mayonaise

2 egg yolks
1tsp mustard powder or mustard
juice of half a lemon
a tablespoon of wine vinegar
a teaspoon of salt
250 ml of oil
LET THE YOLKS SETTLE
press your blender into the bottom of the jug. Blitz for a second and stop. Repeat. Do this many times. You will see mayo forming in the bottom of the jug. After a bit you can incorporate remaining oil by moving the blender through the mixture. After one minute you have a jug of mayo!!!!

Tulip said...

Ellen thank you for the recipe...I did what katie suggseted and googled stick blender mayo and it came up with a recipe that uses whole eggs...which I did and it has turned out lovely...added whole grain mustard and a hit!!!

No more fridge full of egg whites for me!! lol

Ellen said...

Ooohhh, Tulip, could you please post the recipe for that mayo with whole egss? Thanks!

Tulip said...

Ellen, I've just posted the link for the whole egg mayonnaise. Its half way down on the page the link takes you to!

Ellen said...

Found it, thanks a lot! If anybody should need recipes from Bee´s recipes on the website, I copied most of those into a Word document. So please yell if you need one ;-))

barbara said...

Thanks a lot Tulip, I will order the book!
Babs

Sarah said...

Lathy! I can't believe you posted that here! You total bounder...

Yes, I thought I'dbeen kicked out too. Well, people have been banned from the site before so I thought my time had come.... will be popping into the chat room later tonight, hope to see some of you there.

Anonymous said...

Hi all Zereezles here. Someone has just had an email from Tim re the forum and I've been asked to post it on here for all you nice people who can't access the chat room.
see you all soon
Z xx

Thanks for your email. I'm afraid that we're experiencing technical issues with the hardware on which the pig2twig website is running. We are working with the hosting company to get this resolved as quickly as possible. While I understand the frustration this is causing we’ve been doing everything we can and chasing the hosting company to get this resolved. The problem isn’t just with the Pig2Twig site but many sites that they’re hosting so I’m sure they’re doing all they can to resolve this.



In the meantime, if you could please pass this message on to any other users of the forum you know it would be much appreciated and reassure them that we’re doing all we can to get the forum back online.



Best regards,



Tim

Anonymous said...

Hey Tulip and everyone, great to find somewhere to get an update on the situation. Been lost without the forum for a few days, got more work done tho lol !! Hope its back soon & Tulip, is that cheesecake Ok for P1, thinking ahead to Easter. Nuggetx

Anonymous said...

I also think it's interesting that so many people thought they'd been personally excluded. I wonder what that says about the underlying tone of the p2t website. Perhaps it says more about that than it does about the individuals who worried about it. Unless they're all naturally paranoid types, that is..........

mwilts said...

Hello everyone - I'm glad I've found you - I've been lost without Pig2twig! I was convinced it was my laptop & I was doing something stupid. Just thought I would browse Tulip's blog to get some inspiration (I just love your photos Tulip) and here you all were! Lets hope it's all sorted out soon
Megan x

Anonymous said...

tulip - here's the stick blender mayo recipe:

2 egg yolks
1tsp mustard powder
juice of half a lemon
tbsp of wine vinegar
tsp of salt
250ml of oil

LET YOLKS SETTLE. Press blender into bottom of jug. Blitz for a second and stop. Repeat. do many times. YOu will see mayo forming in the bottom of the jug. After a bit you can incorporate remaining oil by moving the blender through the mixture. After one minute you will have a jug of mayo

Anonymous said...

PS that was from Metchick!
xx

Anonymous said...

Lizabeth here again- my it's taking a heck of a long time to get the Forum back up again- did they try at all at the weekend do you think?
OH is an IT expert of 20 years standing - and he says it looks as if they were trying to improve the service and something has gone drastically wrong - in fact he says there's a risk they have done some serious dammage and we may have disappeared - or some it it may have anyway (but he's a bit of a pessimist....)
Missing it a lot though.....E x

Anonymous said...

Bah no edit so sorry about the double mm in damage
(I'm a pedant you see....)
E x

Anonymous said...

Spit and two "its "(goes into corner and hangs her head in shame) E x

Anonymous said...

I'm such a blooming fusspot - I spend ages writing stuff on the forum and only occasionally post without checking if I think the computer is about to eat something - I watched Emma Thompson on Rich and Jude (hangs head in shame again) and she had me howling as she described her hate hate relationship with her computer- saying hers would remove the skirting board and hide her script and then nail it back on - that's how I see the thing - definitely malevolent AND it makes me spell things wrongly (urgent brain rewire required...)
Ah well, have to trot now as mother has been in her room since we came back from our marathon outing so she needs our company again! She'll have to go to bed before Hotel Babylon though - she's 84 and she'll tut all the way through....It's fine though - she's an early to bedder and stays here for long stretches(and has done so for the last 8 years) so we have an understanding about not being together ALL the time.It preserves sanity on both sides!
E x

Anonymous said...

Iowsmile here, Phew, I can off the naughty step, thought it was to do with that box of choc's I'd scoffed LOL

Missing you all, hope to 'see' you soon xx

Tulip said...

Thanks for the recipes...also for the message from Tim...fingers crossed it will be sorted soon.

Good to see so many of you here...my kitchen's never been so busy!! lol

Goddess said...

Hi everyone, thanks so much for the much needed refuge Tulip and the fab recipes. Hope to see you all soon on the forum and missing all the endless support xxx

Anonymous said...

Finally! Like you all, I've spent the last few days thinking i'd been booted (no reason to have been, just being pessimistic!) - then I remembered Tulip's wonderful blog and here we all are! Hope no one has fallen off the IPD wagon without the support of the forum - I find it's great to read/post when I'm feeling like a little binge.
anyway, hopefully not too much longer!

Emanning

caz said...

so glad to have found you all - thanks for hosting, Tulip - missing site more than I can say - have checked in everyday for over a year. RE the blender mayo - do you just put everything in then blitz?

Anonymous said...

Phew, phew and phew! So desperate and - of course - convinced that I had been personally FORBIDDEN - that I joined the p2t thread in the times health forum (couldn't remember any twiggers'sites/blogs addresses, and it came up on google)to try and find out what happened. Thanks Tulip for hosting this and for posting in the times thread. I'm rather taken aback at how lost and disconnected and abandoned I felt when I could not find my beloved forum. Interesting phenomenon. I hope most twiggers now know what's going on, and that it is technical rather than personal (amazing how many of us thought that it was our own personal fault...). See you soon on the forum. xxx Paola (Pedantissima)

Tulip said...

Caz - put everything in, then let it settle THEN put the blender in and Wizz...when it has gone thick at the bottom, pull the blender up to incoparate all the oil. Simple as that!

Its amazing how much we all miss the forum...it really is an important part of the IPD.

shellybelly said...

Hi twiggers! Tulip, thanks for inviting us all here to reassure ourselves that the problem isn't us!!! Let's hope the server hasn't erased our forum when they did the upgrades and it will be up soon! Leaving Friday for America to visit my family and could really use the support while I am away! (parents trying to feed me constantly when I go and visit them!)
take care all and keep strong willed! Shelly

misspinkpanther said...

Hi Tulip and fellow Twiggers!

Fingers crossed Tim and co fix the website soon, how we all miss it! Thanks Tulip for letting us take refuge in your kitchen, and thank goodness we have the chatroom too!

Tulip your cheesecake recipe looks fab, am def going to make it as it's my fav dessert.

Pink hugs to everyone!

Miss Pink Panther
Xxx

Tulip said...

Wednesday and still no forum :-( What's a girl to do?? I'm glad you lot have come to visit... my 'puter won't let me use the chat room so I'd be oh so lonely.

Can't remember who asked now, but the cheesecake is really a Ph2 as its sugar free jelly and a nut base, we are supposed to be weaning ourselves off sweet things. ;-)

cascas said...

hi tulip, have only just fathomed out how to leave a comment here DOH! but have been looking in for a few weeks. i really enjoy the recipes. hope we can all get back onto the forum soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tulip - and all twiggers who have found this much needed and welcome refuge! Thank you Tulip. I'm no techno but have serious doubts that we are ever going to be back to normal with the Forum! Keeping fingers crossed. In the meantime its lovely to look at Tulip's photos and keep in touch with many of you. Gemini xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Tulip and all you fellow twigs to be. Site is still down so I have come here for my p2t fix lol. Actually, I have a question for tulip - how do you grate cauliflower? - I have tried it with a normal hand grater and got into a total mess, do you use a kitchen machine or is there a trick to it?

Regards
Dagmar

Anonymous said...

I use a blender with the normal attachment. I found using the grater created much longer 'strands' and the normal attachment is fine as long as you keep an eye on how finely it's chopping the cauli.

I made the aubergine, feta & spinach pie yesterday and adapted it slightly which I think made it a bit more interesting:
- added 2 tbsp of toasted pine nuts to the mix
- used 10 nuggets of frozen spinach rather than 5
- grated some (slightly un-Greek) cheddar on top of the aubergine pie 'crust'

The end result was awesome, and the cheese topping made it look and smell divine. None left this morning though!
Sarahx

Anonymous said...

Good to find you all here - I love your blog, Tulip! Just made the stick blender mayo - it work's a treat! I'll never make it the conventional way again!

Oh, I do miss the forum....

Lally

misspinkpanther said...

Morning all!

I emailed Tim y-day and asked what was going on with the website/forum, his reply was:

"Please be assured that the website will be back up and running as soon
as we can. We're experiencing hardware issues relating to the website
hosting but we're doing all we can to get this back online."

Thought I'd pass this on to you all. Just a shame Tim or somebody else hasn't thought to email all of the people who's email addresses he has from when they signed up to the forum.... would have been nice I think, and he obviously has email access (was sent from his line industries address).

Ho hum - whinge over for now! Thank goodness we can congregate here for some company. :o) Let's put the kettle on!

Miss Pink Panther
xx

Magimum said...

Sounds like the server got fried and they lost the data!

I'm sure India will get something set up: she knows how we all rely on each other's suppport.

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Agree with you Magimum. India and Neris must be quite concerned about us all.
Am so glad I had "saved" Tulip's blog, it's been a real sanity saver!

Rustic.

Sarah said...

Hi all. Sarahs999 here. About that lemon lime cheesecake - I made it last year and it was REALLY delicious, but I don't agree it's phase two. IT clearly says in the book that we can have sugar free jelly after the first two weeks (I know we're supposed to be weaning ourselves off sweet stuff, but I will always want to have some - it's OK for India as she never had a sweet tooth!). So it's phase one, but not if you're hardcoring. Also, interestingly I've stopped making puddings anyway as the extra food was slowing me down. Although I do still snarf too much chocolate every now and again...

I have to say the situation is not looking so good for the forum, is it? Seems somewhat embuggered...

Nickyxx9 said...

I work in IT and it is pretty unusual for servers to be down for this length of time. I'm surprised that a professional web hosting company didn't have some kind of disaster recovery strategy for hardware failure - must have been a big one!

I'm sure the forum will be back but I reckon there will be at least some data lost.

I did suggest to Tim that he send an email out to everyone but never heard back from him - guess he must be under quite a bit of pressure at the moment...

Lathyrus said...

Comment No 100!

Here's a reason to be cheerful.
I am finding I am getting a lot more done!

Every day, I will use one of the (many) hours I spent on P2T taking a brisk walk or doing the exercise of my choice. I fall down badly in this area, so hopefully the habit will stick!

Anonymous said...

hi guys
sorry if someone has already said this but dont have time to read through all the comments. I spoke to Tim. he asked me to pass on a message to say "Please be assured that the website will be back up and running as soon
as we can. We're experiencing hardware issues relating to the website
hosting but we're doing all we can to get this back online. If you could please pass on the message that we're doing all we can to
get this back online and make sure this doesn't happen again it would be
much appreciated. We know how much you guys value the forum and are
really sorry for the inconvenience"

that should explain things
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sarah

Anonymous said...

Hi Lathy, Tulip and all. Totally agree, am lost without forum but as you say Lathy it has made me do a 3 mile walk this a.m! Got the same reply from Tim when I mailed him - surely these things don't take this long?Thanks Tulip for giving us a substitute. Grannysue

Magimum said...

In the chatroom someone said they had spoken to ndia and she's in the same boat as the rest of us.
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Hi Lathy, Tulip and all. Totally agree, am lost without forum but as you say Lathy it has made me do a 3 mile walk this a.m! Got the same reply from Tim when I mailed him - surely these things don't take this long?Thanks Tulip for giving us a substitute. Grannysue

Anonymous said...

Hi folks - this thread is a lifesaver. Thanks so much, Tulip, for letting us play in your kitchen - we'll try not to leave too much rubbish.

Culinary crisis here - wanted to make the Stilton & Broccoli soup again but didn't copy the recipe off the website and it's not in the Book. Anyone got a copy?
Thanks
Petal x

Tulip said...

Hi Petal...I don't mind you all hanging out in my kitchen, but its not the rubbish I'm worried about its all the decaf coffee you're going through!!! LOL sorry I can't help you with the stilton & broccoli soup off the forum. I do have one I used which I will post when I finish work later if that's any good?

I have started another thread to leave messages for each other on as this is getting a little long!

Kristin said...

Hello - I'm new to this and not good with computers. How would I find the new thread you have started. Have just started the diet 8 days ago and have lost 7lbs so delighted. It took me ages to be able to sign on to the forum and spent nearly all evening on there to find with huge disappointment that it had disappeared. Only managed to find your blog through and AOL/Google search and would be v. upset if I lost those comments too. Can you help please?

Kindest Regards

Tulip said...

Hi Kirsten... the new thread is just at the top of the main page...it also has a pig and a twig on it. Just click on 'add comment' like you did with this one.
Well done on your weight loss so far.

Kristin said...

Many thanks for this. Have managed to find my way there. Very much looking forward to the forum being back, but thank you in the mean time for all the info you supply

Anonymous said...

Hi eveyone Nickys here. 20.41 and hey its back. Forum is up and running.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nickys again. First it was and then it nearly was. Main page and log in there. Lets keep everything crossed