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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 19:56

Spent the afternoon at the hospital with a friend who was having tests and meetings with surgeon and anaesthetist before her op. Was to help with the language, but her French was actually pretty good.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 19:53

Sometimes, as I live in France I watch the French Strictly. It's all for show and they break all the rules - as usual! Standard isn't so high and there is only one serious judge. One gives 9s and 10s for everything.

I still agree with Claire.

I thought Pixie was better than Simon in the dance off and so did Bruno and Craig. She was also the best in the Waltz.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 10:07

Morning all. -3° this morning and all is white and sparkly, blue sky, ice on the horses' water. First frost of the season.

Was going to arrange bunches of greenery with a friend for the Carol Service in the Abbey, but with yesterday's rain and today's frost I can't pick the greenery so it will have to wait until Thursday.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 09:58

Paramedics are usually too young to have elderly parents so hard for them to understand. They know about it from textbooks. Try not to take any notice if one tells you off, not worth having that to stress about too.

Had a long chat with my cousin yesterday, she is now having elderly parent problems too. Her mum, my aunt, was such an efficient person and was looking after my uncle with dementia, but now she's gone downhill quite fast and can't remember things.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 23:49

Fidget, I'm so sorry to hear about your father, sounds a dreadful situation, but at least the end was peaceful for him. It all sounds very stressful for you and your family though.

Matty will have an operation, but I expect she will come back and tell you herself.

Using soil riddled with ivy

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 18:56

I dug in sharp sand in the worst places together with lots of manure and compost, but just manure and compost in the not so bad places. I have limestone with clay pockets, very alkali and ivy seems to love it. The garden is terraced with stone walls and I've never managed to get rid of the ivy and the bindweed as it hides under the walls.  I dug the beds first, then rotovated them to break up the lumps and it worked pretty well.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 18:50

When we went to Cornwall it was June, loved it. Some great gardens.

Perhaps I better get on with booking the B & Bs for Suffolk next July. Had thought of getting Christmas over with first.

Christmas lights in the garden

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 18:45

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Mine's base is like this and we sunk it a bit in the gravel, put pavers over the bottom metal bits, under the top metal bits and covered with gravel. But they don't all come with the same sort of base, some are flat squares.

 

Christmas lights in the garden

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 18:39

Hogweed said

"BUSY-LIZZIE

I was contemplating buying one of those led lit cherry trees but I was concerned as to how I would keep it upright ( and safe from the tauregs that go down my lane and pull the normal Christmas tree over and break the wires to the lights). Does it come with a spike or a fixing plate??"

It comes with a sort of metal stand that you can put smallish paving stones over to stop it toppling over. Then we covered the base of ours with gravel as it was on a gravel drive so it looked better.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 13:10

We are having Leek and potato soup, veg from garden, and home made bread rolls, but then I'm lucky not having to go out to work. Finished my English Christmas cards, now to start the French ones.

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