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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 14:36

Hope naughty lab didn't have a tummy upset!

Hope Fairy's daughter's tooth isn't being too painful. Would have to happen at Christmas.

Hope Dove's washing machine can be repaired quickly.

Been to SM. It was lunch hour so not packed.

Just had a smoked salmon sandwich

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 10:34

On Thursday I bought 2 sliced loaves, a round loaf and a couple of baguettes. On Saturday DIL bought 10 baguettes. I got a loaf out of the freezer on Sunday and other DIL bought 6 baguettes for brekkies on Monday morning. All gone. There were 6 packets of butter in the fridge, none now. I bought 6 litres of milk on Thursday, already had 3L. 2 daughters brought 4 more L each. That's all gone too.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 09:57

Morning all.

After all the food shopping I did last week and we still have smoked salmon and mince pies, we have to go to the SM. Run out of milk, bread and butter.

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 26/12/2016 at 23:02

Lovely, Joyce, just the thing to brighten up a day in mid winter.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 26/12/2016 at 14:22

Hello all. I hope you had good days yesterday.

Family all gone, 17 of them, peace reigns! Son 1 had to come back though, as he'd left his new pullover in the kitchen and I found various things, including presents, belonging to the children. Son 1 is spending tonight with daughter 2 and tomorrow night with daughter 1 so he will deliver everything, including leftovers for daughter 2's chickens (which she'd left on the garden table).

We had a lovely time, grandchildren were delightful, no one fought. Last night all the women watched "Call the Midwife" and all the men sat in the kitchen eating smoking salmon and boozing. I'm now shattered! Feet and joints ache.

Washing machine and tumble dryer are busy.

Looking forward to going to our cottage in January for peace and quiet!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 12:41

We are going on holiday afterwards. Going to our Norfolk cottage on 6th January for peace and quiet.

Glad the man has been dealt with who drove the lorry in Berlin. Sounds a hard thing to say, but he has ruined the lives of the people he killed and their families. That sort of fanatical person would do it again. The taxpayers would pay for him to be kept in prison and he would probably prefer to die than be in prison anyway.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 09:39

Morning all.

Glad your daughter and baby got home safely and hope the nightmare journey will soon be a distant memory, Lily P.

Daughter 1 is arriving this afternoon with SIL and their 3 little boys. Then Son 1 is arriving late tonight with DIL and their 2 little girls. He's working today and they live 5 hours away. The other son and daughter and 4 grandchildren are coming for lunch tomorrow.

I must get a move on, the decorations aren't all up yet and there is cooking to do.


Posted: 23/12/2016 at 09:25

Have a lovely birthday Muddle UP

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 14:15

Back from shopping. Have put all the food away in fridge and freezer, veg in the veranda, it's only 4° today. We left home at 11.30am (French time). Clear run into the carpark, but loads of traffic coming out of the carpark, congestion at the roundabout out. The French all have to go to lunch between 12 and 2pm. No queues at the check out. As we were leaving, at 2pm, the French all started arriving, jam on the way into the car park. But maybe that is why they are slimmer than us, main meal midday, not much in the evening.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 10:10

Morning all.

Big grocery and veg shop today.

Obelixx said "I can't find any info about refugees here other than a blog from October about a meeting about how they might go about it.  No follow up.  Is yours a parish organisation or a commune one Busy?"   

One is a local group of Christians, encouraged by the Bishop of Périgueux, who have joined up with a Christian Charity, to welcome refugees who have arrived in this area. These are Christians who have been forced to leave their homes in Iraq and have been picked up by charities who have arranged their paperwork and sent them to France.

The other group is a new charity run by 2 English ladies. They collect donations from people of clothes and equipment which they store in a barn. Volunteers go and help sort it all out then it's sent in lorries to Syria or wherever needed. Refugees are now being sent to a town reasonably local to them (they are 40 mins from me) and they are supplying clothes, bedding, household equipment to the families, who have been housed in flats. But a lorry had just left for Syria when a new group of refugees arrived and they were short of clothes, so they sent out a plea for help on their Facebook page.

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