Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 14:31

Lovely photos, Fidget, thank you.

Home is OK. House sitter (he) is fed up with the rain. Thank you those who asked.

We will have to leave early tomorrow. Last time we were stuck on the A11. Good thing we had an hour for emergencies.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 11:08

Just been looking at Facebook, people have posted photos of flooding in Dordogne. Bit of a shock.

These photos are of the road to a hotel 10 mins from where I live and of a smart restaurant in Brantôme about 40 minutes from my house.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 10:13

Morning all.

We missed the blue patches, very windy. I thought the dustbins were blowing over, but it was the dustbin men!

Our last day in Norfolk, back to France tomorrow.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 23/01/2018 at 14:25

Sounds very chilly, Fidget, and dark. But interesting, an experience. Hosta and you are at two extremes!

I fancy a walk, OH doesn't. It's stopped raining, but it's a bit windy.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 23/01/2018 at 10:50

Obelixx said "I've been sewing - no surprise.  Log cabin glasses case finished.  Pyjamas finished.  Trousers just need the inside leg seam sewing and then hems and finishing of the waistband.  Jacket next."

Well done, I don't think trousers and jackets are easy, especially getting them to fit properly with no tucks in jacket arms and sitting straight on the shoulders.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 23/01/2018 at 10:46

Morning all.

How very dull, Hosta!

Looks more like a river than a bridleway.

Went to the cinema last night to see The Darkest Hour, about Churchill at the beginning of the War. It was very good, couldn't believe 2 hours had gone by when it ended. Then  we had dinner in Weatherspoons, nice and really good value.

Changes to YOUR way of shopping!

Posted: 22/01/2018 at 21:48

Nervous of PayPal now. Had used it then I had a scam email from someone pretending to be PayPal wanting to know my credit card details. My French bank doesn’t do credit cards.

Changes to YOUR way of shopping!

Posted: 22/01/2018 at 15:15

Am I a rarity? I really enjoy going to the supermarket, it's like an Aladdin's cave full of goodies! I take a list and stick to it though or I'd run out of money.

When I'm in France I shop in a huge hypermarket where I can get everything I need. The problem in France is that all the shops are moving to the outskirts of town where the hypermarkets are and the town centres are dying, mostly banks, insurance companies and cafés.

When I'm in Norfolk I love going shopping in the small local towns, there is a really good selection of shops, the supermarkets are walking distance from the towns and the ironmongers are wonderful. I love Norwich city centre, the lovely market and all the big stores, M&S, John Lewis, nice restaurants, everything all together, big and small.

I don't like ordering stuff I can't see on the Internet, but occasionally I do if it's something I can't get locally. French Amazon is not a patch on English Amazon. Many French websites don't give prices, you have to ring them to find out the price! French bank cards can be weird, often won't work for Internet. I have to have a call from the bank on my mobile before my card can be accepted, but my mobile doesn't have a signal in my house.


Posted: 22/01/2018 at 14:47

I just wish they would grow in my garden in France. I've sown 2 packets of Ladybird poppies, saw them looking glorious at Great Dixter, and several packets of different poppies over the years and nothing happened.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 22/01/2018 at 14:44

It was such a lovely sunny morning that we decided to go to the 5pm cinema instead of the 2pm. I've spent nearly 2 hours weeding the rockery bank, bit fiddly and steep, and planting some more violas.

I like dumplings too. That dumpling sounds a bit like spotted Dick, like that too. My quote replies put my bit in quotes too, so I rarely use them.

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