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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 12:31

Hello all, 11th Grandchild was born early this morning! They've called her after me but not quite so we don't get confused - Elise.

I'm very behind in the garden because of going to England in May. I'm frantically trying to get stuff planted in the veg garden today in case I go to see the new little one very soon. Son and DIL live 5 hrs drive away. She's their third daughter. I'm planting out the runner beans, tomatoes, red peppers, broccoli, lettuces. Then all the flower beds but one need weeding (but that will have to wait) and plants I've grown and the rest of the ones I bought in England need planting, 4 clematis as well. Nearly finished all the annuals in the pots. House is full of cobwebs.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 22:39

Been hot and sunny the last few days. 32° yesterday and 33° today, in the shade.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 22:24

Asparagus is grown in the Dordogne, so we've had quite a bit  There are quite a lot of English people who prefer green asparagus here so I think that could be why it's available, but when we moved here in '85 there was only the white sort.

Dove, I've seen the before photo, what happened to the after photo?  But, joking aside, I hope you manage to sleep and the docs have given you a good pain relief.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 18:36

Just found your Chateau de Gateau thread DD. Congratulations.

Dove, Joyce's idea of a bag on the Zimmer frame is a good one. OH's auntie had one with lots of pockets.

Been to daughter 2 with my lovely mare Lena in the trailer. I'm lending her as I don't ride any more. Lena seemed to settle down OK, started tucking into the grass. There is a field of beef cows with babies and a bull next door, they were very excited. One cow seems to have taken a fancy to Lena and follows here from the other side of the fence. But the 2 horses here are neighing a lot, they want to know where she is.

Very hot today, 33°.

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 18:30

Well done DD. Does that mean that the house is yours now or is it still in the hands of the Notaire?

As Obelixx said, sometimes Troc places have crockery. Also Brocante sales and Vide Grenier sales. There is a place called Samie   http://porcelainesmpsamie.fr/nos-produits  They sell white Limoges porcelaine, seconds, for very reasonable prices. There is one on the way to Limoges and one at Marsac near Périgueux.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 08:37

Morning all.

The concert was good, the hall (an ex-church) was full. One of the choir members plays the flute, she's very good. The piano player was excellent too, English, was a church organist when he was only 12 yrs old.

Taking Lena (horse) to daughter 2 today. I expect I will miss her, but I'm too arthritic to ride now.

I was hoping Dove's ankle would feel better this morning. I expect it will need an Xray. Sounds as though her OH will have to plant the runner beans.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 22:27

Oh dear Dove, hope the pain eases soon.

Been a busy day today, starting off with oversleeping and so missing one of my morning mugs of coffee. I was helping on a charity stall in a Brocante today, that's like a Bric a Brac sale or a car boot sale. Then OH was singing in a concert at 5pm in a town over an hour away and I went to watch, no, I mean listen. Home to cook a late dinner, have recorded Chelsea as we ate outside. It was 32° today.

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 09:56

Morning all.
I've kept my old Kitchen Devil breadknife in the GH for years.

You could have cut the baling twine, Forestedge. The straw does spring out a bit at each end, but it's in sort of wafers (that what we called it at the riding stables) so it doesn't really matter and you would have been removing them anyway to put around the strawberries. It's really difficult pulling it out by hand if you don't cut the string.

I'm off to help in a brocante sale in a local village, bit like a car boot sale I think.

Country cottage garden

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 21:50

What a lovely job you've made of it!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 13:59

Crikey, that's hardly anything! I suppose she's allowed to be off sick but won't get paid.

We went to the Wok place for lunch. It's buffet style. Take what you want for one price.We were a bit shocked by the couple on the table next to us. They took six plates of food and when they had eaten they calmly got out a plastic bag and put the rest of the food into it to take home!

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