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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 13:32

It was a mistake, Topbird. If you aren't well you should be resting or you will be slower to recover. Can't the garden wait a week? Now is the time to pamper yourself.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 13:22

Afternoon all. I've been at a committee meeting.

Raining here, but at least the wind has stopped.

We were going to Norfolk on Thursday. Our house sitter sent an email this morning to say he is stuck in England until Saturday because his flight today has been cancelled because of the air traffic controllers' strike. We don't know if our flight will be cancelled too. Even if it isn't I need to find someone to feed the horses and my cat.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 08:55

Morning all.

Housesitter has sent an email to say his flight back from the UK has been cancelled because of the French strike so he can't be here until Saturday. We won't know about our flight on Thursday until tomorrow.

I don't fossick as much as I should

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 22:12

Had a power cut today because of the howling gales. Just as we decided to go to the Chinese place for dinner with our English friends in the village the electricity came on. But it was nice to come home to.

Just read back and found a glorious word "fossicking" from MU. I'm so glad to hear that others have cupboards like mine.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 22:02

What was that all about? I haven't seen an unlock now thread. Who is OP?

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 21:16

Just read back.
I hope you feel better soon Topbird.

Thanks for telling me about your choirs, Liri. OH and I had a look at the website, sounds lovely. OH will be singing in the Messiah in April.

I like the sound of Lily P's island. If I take OH there would have to be WiFi, he was suffering today during the power cut and fixed the router to a car battery with some piece of kit he had for power cuts. Like Dove I would also want a comfy bed. A large towel too and toothpaste.

Worst winter

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 21:08

I remember '63 when I was 12, but it was fun. We played in the snow and skated on the local lake.

The worst winter I remember was 1985/6 the year we moved to Dordogne. It was freezing, -25°. Our heating oil tank was in the garage and the oil went into the house through a pipe which froze so we had no heating. The farmer next door was great, he rigged up something with big containers of oil next to the boiler. When the thaw came my daughter's bedroom was flooded as she had a washbasin in her bedroom. The pipes froze and cracked. Our first house in France was an old watermill next to a river. Even the river froze. But another year during a wet winter the river flooded across the garden and the house was an island.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 20:50

The wind has been really bad. Electricity has been off most of the day. One of my huge Christmas trees planted in the early 90s has snapped in two and its trunk is sloping at an angle. As there was no electricity we asked our English friends in the village out to the Wok place for dinner. The electricity came on just as we left. But we had a good meal and a chat and the leccie is still on.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 10:10

Raining again and howling gales. Forecast said 90km an hour, now been changed to 110km an hour.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 09:43

Morning all.

I hope your cough doesn't get too bad Lily P. Mine still recurs and I still have pain from my cracked rib.

Another haircut Dove? I thought you had it cut very short not very long ago.

Hockney not to my taste, but I'll look up that restaurant punkdoc recommended.

March has been coming in like a lion. Poured again in the night and more very strong winds. Forecast says up to 90km an hour today.

OH would have envied you singing in York, Liri. Beautiful town. I hope you enjoyed it. What sort of singing? OH sings in a choir that sings major religious works as well as light hearted stuff.

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