Busy-Lizzie


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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 13:44

Love the egg cup, shame I don't like eggs.


Sun has come out so put washing out but the grass is very wet.


I am surprised by my mare, Hannah. I thought she would be distraught when her daughter left home, but she isn't. She is grazing very close to the rescue horse I got to keep her company, glad I got him.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 09:48

Hadn't read back enough. Was about to say about Hosta's Hedychiums what Dove then said.


Have a lovely day, Chicky.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 09:44

Morning all.
Misty here too, but supposed to be sunny later so I've put the washing on.


Yes, Obelixx, there is a butter shortage here too. Daughter couldn't find any but they had some of the more expensive sort, from Brittany with Guerlande salt, in our Leclerc so I bought her some. She then forgot to take it yesterday, but we are going to hers for lunch tomorrow.


Carpet lady who didn't come because of a puncture says she'll come today.


I will go to 1st OH's grave in the village cemetery today to tidy it up and leave a pot of yellow chrysanthemums. The French put pots of chrysanths on graves for Toussaint, they don't seem to grow them for garden use. There are loads for sale at the moment, some are huge plants. I think the huge ones on graves look a bit daft.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 13:28

One way to clarify soup is to beat 2 egg whites until frothy then tip them into the boiling soup, turn off heat and wait for the egg whites to rise. They will have absorbed a lot of the cloudiness. Scoop them out then re-strain the soup. But I haven't done it for years. Nowadays I think what matters is taste more than looks.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 12:22

Good that the exercises are OK, Dove, hope they work.


Daughter has gone home, but we will be seeing them again on Sunday. Having lunch with them and son 1 who lives 5 hours away will be there, staying for the weekend.

Compost bins

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 11:05

Hello Hollyhock, haven't seen you for ages.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 09:52

Morning all. Welcome back Fidget, sounds as though you had a fabulous time. Looking forward to photos.


Hope the physio is gentle with you, Dove. When I was a nurse we called them the SS. I hope you've left and don't read this until you get back!

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 22:42

This afternoon we took daughter's mare to the equestrian centre. I was expecting trouble loading into the trailer, but it only took about 5 minutes. She was very curious about everything when we arrived but didn't want to walk  into the loose box in the big barn stables, so we backed her in. I hope she settles down, has always lived out in the field, but she was making friends with the horse in the next door box. She will have 4 weeks training then I'll take her to my daughter's place.

Compost bins

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 09:24

Bit different for me, living in SW France. Not enough rain to make them a soggy mess, I water them in summer and I don't cover them. In fact they are just old plastic dustbins with holes in the bottom, takes time, but I always get compost in the end.

Back of beyond bit of garden

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 09:13

I have a nettle patch on the edge of the forest. Never see anything interesting in it. But I have a large garden with lawns, flower borders, shrubs and trees and it's buzzing with wild life. Had baby hares in the long border, a grass snake in the middle border, lots of little lizards in the summer on the stone walls, wild bees with 4 honeycombs in an upside down wheelbarrow with a broken wheel, shrews, birds nesting in the shrubs and trees, loads of butterflies etc. Wild life likes gardens.

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