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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: Today at 17:56

Hello all.

I haven't read back yet, expect it will take ages!

We are back from West Yorkshire. We enjoyed staying with SIL and BIL and they took us to see their daughter, my niece, who lives 15 mins from them. SIL and BIL have been their a year, moved from the Cotswolds to be near daughter. Gorgeous views from their house, it's in quite a hilly area.

Then we went to see friends from Dordogne who have also moved to be near their daughter, they live about 10 mins from SIL and BIL, coincidence! We took them out to lunch in a lovely local gastro-pub and they took us for a drive in the bit of the Peak district which is nearest them, northwest of Sheffield. Lovely scenery. I've never been there before. They asked us to stay the night, so we did. Got back to the Norfolk cottage this afternoon.

I was going to weed the bank, but it's raining.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 19:20

Cloudy this morning in Norfolk, then around lunch time the sun came out and it was lovely.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 19:16

Having had such an exhausting weekend we got up late, had baths, and decided to go for a boat trip on the Norfolk Broads. We went to Wroxham, bought tickets and, as there was a delay, we had a light lunch in a pub by the water while we were waiting. There were loads of swans and the sun came out. Enjoyed the boat trip, big tourist boat, it was relaxing drifting along looking at the scenery and chatting to the friendly people in the seats behind.

Tomorrow we are going to West Yorkshire until Friday to stay with my SIL and BIL (first OH's sister), I haven't seen them for a bit and we are friends. Looking forward to it, but it's another long drive. Good thing I like driving.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 09:59

Morning all.

Just read back several pages, lots of chat I would have liked to have joined in with! Male/female chat is always interesting. And chores etc. Hope Clari's ear is improving.

The christening weekend went well, often chaotic! There were 25 adults and about 15 children. I did loads of washing up, salad preparing and baby minding. Son and DIL had put a long table (3 long tables borrowed from the village hall) in the garden and a large garden table for the children. There are 2 very old trees with spreading branches which gave perfect shade. Caterers did the main meal after the Christenings on Saturday. The weather was lovely, warm and sunny, but a cool little breeze.

Our B & B was lovely, lots of nice little touches like home made jam in china pots, tea tray (unusual in France) in the beautifully furnished, comfortable bedroom. Only just over £60 a night. Only problem was that the church bell rang every hour through the night! I had to shut the window.

We took the ferry from Dunkirk yesterday and are now in our little cottage in SW Norfolk. But off tomorrow for a couple of days to visit my SIL and BIL (from 1st OH) in West Yorkshire. Then back here on Friday.

Have to rely on OH's iPad when we are away, not much signal over the weekend and I find it small after the laptop.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 21:17

Gorgeous, you'd never think it was a roof garden.

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 21:12

I'm so glad it's all working out for you, DD. Glad too that you liked the tea cups. Were they the ones from Diana? Did you get the other ones from the people whose garden I visited?

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 21:18

Dachalover, NannyBeach said "What stuck to me, a pink lavender, very pretty deep pink Gaura, miltonia orchid, deep pink/white flower, and a calathea orange flowers, couldnt get them unstuck!!!" - so I imagine she did go plant hunting!

My first OH was bi-polar, he was lovely, but it could be sooo difficult because of the moods. I loved him dearly but he died, heart attack when I was 47, he was 53. I've talked about it before, this forum is great for getting things off your chest. I was lucky because years later I met 2nd OH who is so sweet and kind.

I feel for Nanny Beach, must be very hard at the moment. I was a nurse too, I think NB was.

OH's niece has just told us this evening when OH's BIL's funeral is - the day we catch the ferry back to France. I've managed to change the date for the ferry. We were going to visit Monet's garden at Giverny on the way back, staying 2 nights at a B&B. The B&B can't do the changed date so I've cancelled them and we have found another one. It has good Trip Advisor reviews. OH will be sad so I hope Monet's garden will help to cheer him up.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 20:57

It looks wonderful, masses of flowers. We went a few years ago, it was June, but I don't think it was so colourful. Thank you for the photos.

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 15:05

These aren't in a jam jar, but they are from my garden. I went to a friend's Memorial Service today, the funeral was in England at the same time, and we were invited to bring a vase of flowers from our gardens. This is mine. The little church looked lovely.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 14:58

This is the vase of flowers I took to my friend's Memorial Service. There were flowers from people's gardens all around and on the altar. We were invited to share memories. I told them about her herb garden, which was lovely and she was proud of it. She had some unusual plants.

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