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in The potting shed
Bonjour et hello hello to all mays amees
2600 miles later- team GP returned home last night just after10
Had a lovely time in France the splat-nav got us to all destinations with no major traumas
Spent a lot of time around and in the pool ,read a lot,slept a lot,went into Spain a couple of times mostly warm and sunny though there were a few windy days and we did have a rainy day as well but some days it was in the high 30's so on the whole- all good.
I am now a suitable very bronzed shade.
Have decided that driving on the Paris Ring-Road at 8.30 on a Monday morning is not a good idea-not for the faint -hearted
The roads in Belgium could do with some resurfacing,the service areas need some toilets,bushes- are not meant for weeing on.
Holland is very expensive at over 1.88 euro for a litre of petrol and where we have Poundworld they have the 5 euro shop ??
Amsterdam reeks of cannabis and ladies in a state of undress in windows-my gast was truly flabberred
I now need an update on the goings on please-started to read but as you get older the attention span .........................
Geoff welcome back, everybody has been coming and going on holibobs, I can barely keep up myself. Sounds like you had fun, dog and chickens pleased to see you? I think everyone who drives abroad is nuts
Welcome home, Geoff. We thought you'd been led astray.
Inka, you must be so low after all your hard work and losing your cat recently. The deer seem a real problem. Are the hunters allowed to take as many as they like? It's not good for the deer's welfare to have so many. There will be even less food for them in the winter. Are they usually such a problem? Look out on your beautiful view and I'm sure you'll feel better.
Wis ley was brilliant Kate 1123, Very very hot and managed to burn through copious amounts of suncream. Met my friend who is in a wheelchair so didnt manage to get all the way round as pushing the chair was quite hard going and i now have a swollen knee to prove it. Sorry i havent replied sooner but i cant remember what i did yesterday apart from going to Drs and that was in the morning. Still catching up on the washing as my daughter went to Bestival on the Isle of Wight at the weekend, at least it wasnt covered in mud as it was the last time she went to a festival
Maud glad you had a good day, OH is still complaining about the back of his calves from all the walking I made him do.
Men just dont have the stamina. The husband helped our neighbours put stuff through the shredder on Saturday still complaining of aching. Id offer him my back thats full of metal and arthritis but dont think i could cope with the moaning. There was a flower show on at Wisley so more oppurtunities to spend money.
Welcome back, Geoff, you have been missed on here.Someone posted a lovely photo of you while you were gone--guess you'll just have to find it!
Yes, Pottiepam, am feeling a bit sorry for myself--but a little rain will buck me right up. There are limits on the hunting--can't quite remember, as it's been a long time since we did any. There is a limited doe season first, then the bucks are fair game.
Below is a photo of wild billygoats on the island I used to live on. Keeping the garden secure from them required an 8 foot impenetrable barrier!
Wecome back Geoff, I trust you are suitably bronzed and adonis-like now.
Maud, glad its not only me who can't remember what happened yesterday - although I do remember going to the dentists.
Inka, poor you. Although I don't normally agree with it maybe its time for a deer cull on the island as it sounds like there are too many for the food sources available, which is driving them into people's gardens. You could then stock the freezer with venison as well.
Had a call from my brother last night - he and the twins are coming to stay tomorrow - my home will be wrecked. They are gorgeous though!
Welcome back Geoff-the-bronzed. Despite all the absentees we've been working to keep the forkers from being relegated to division 2.
Figrat, I sympathise. Chauffeur duty when Mr Bear broke his collarbone just wasn't funny after a while.
Inka, I do hope the rain comes soon to make you feel a little better.
Yes, next year will be better for those of us whose plants havent survived attack by predators & unwelcome visitors, too much rain & too little. We're never satisfied are we? Inka -we have to be positive!
Was up early this morning, being as quiet as poss as daughter only got back from work in the early hours. Anyway my car passed its' MOT no problem, as did daughters' yesterday & neighbours! My mechanic will do a service on mine in the next week or two. Who forgot about the MOT then with all the holiday stuff?! So that was priority, phew.
Have been Mrs Mop upstairs today. No idea when it last got 'done'. Memo to self- show daughter how to empty the hoover!! All well & good her doing some before she came on hol, but leaving it all clogged up not ideal. Plan to 'do' downstairs tomorrow.
We're due a colder night here, so have been & closed up the greenhouse & big coldframe. The porch plants are now drying out in the coldframe after their summer outside- getting soaked! The houseplants in the porch will come back inside in the next couple of days.
Finally gave in & tumbled some of the holiday washing. I just couldnt stand the piles/bags of things piled up. I did a load of ironing last night, now in airing cupboard & the next lot awaits. Now to find something good to watch whilst doing it.
Welcome back Geoff. J.
Figrat I have started my bean trench, it is hard going and I may need to wait for some rain.
Lottie how old are the twins? Do your boys not rustle them?
Mrs Biggs and Dallas tonight.
Flo I do not know why but the image of you chauffeuring Mr Bear makes me laugh.
Have amongst all my other duties today been on washing machine watch-still got a bit more to do and there is stuff hanging out there now -it is supposed to be a dry sunny day tomorrow.
Went to Wisley last Summer Maud -it is a good day out.
I went down a water slide on hols and have pics-it is nothing like that fraudulent one
Is it trench time already?-this is like that Baldrick programme
Dean thanks for clarifying, I just need to find lovetogarden and I will be able to sleep peacefully.
Geoff did you need a medical certificate?
Do you have to get a certificate to operate a washing machine?
I have dutch gouda fron a dutch gouda cheese shop
OH told me that he does not have a certificate to operate a WM, have I been conned?
Geoff did you bring us back souvenirs?
Various bags and fridge magnets-I know how to live
A bronzed adonis on a slide