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Preposterous question....

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 09:27

Because men are lovable and funny (hopefully) Punkdoc. At least my OH is.

The pain of childbirth has a reward at the end of it and then you are so busy you forget how much it hurt. Also it is usually easier with the subsequent babies.

Preposterous question....

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 17:32

The dishwasher, windscreen wipers, the circular saw were invented by woman. I'm sure there are lots of other things.


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 11:03

Naughty Dove! You must have an enormous amount of food for Christmas if it lasts all January - unless you are on a no food diet!

large beds

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 10:15


I use a few stepping stones too, not big ones just a few old roof tiles. I also have bark mulch patches that I can walk on. In the Sussex Prairie Gardens there are little paths actually in the beds lined with barks, so you can walk among the plants.


Hey Good Looking.....

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 10:03

I go to England in November and buy crackers (see family as well though) as they don't sell them in France.

My mince pies looked like yours, Tootles, but without the decoration. 75 were eaten at the Carol Service and 25 I took home. Other people made them too. I wish I knew how Gemma did that.

We are encouraged to buy French meat in France. There is a big pig farm near us. They live in fields with sheds for shelter. In the spring and summer the fields are full of huge sows with lots of babies. The sows lie in the sun and the piglets play.

The pigs are very big, the legs are huge, usually sold in slices.The pork crackling is usually removed. They sell it separately to boil with beans (haricots). I think it's revolting - all soggy, fatty and white. Lots of the eggs here are free range, I only buy free range eggs. The veal calves aren't separated from their mothers, they live in the fields with their mothers, not in barns, so the meat is darker and tougher than the veal I wouldn't eat years ago in England.


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 09:37

Morning all.
Have unpacked the car. Dishwasher full of wineglasses, but about 2L of mulled wine still in thermoses. A lot of soft drinks were drunk this year

 Are the English in Dordogne giving up wine for Advent?

Lovely sunny day. Hope to garden this afties.


Posted: 14/12/2014 at 23:49

Carol Service was lovely. Have a tin of mincepies left. Don't know about the mulled wine as the thermoses are still in the car. The Abbey looked pretty and the choir sang well. About 150 people there, French and English. Got back just in time to cook meal then watch Strictly results.

Sounds as though you had a good day DD.

Hope things only get better now, Fidget.

What to do now?

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 23:40

We look at gardening catalogues and plan for next spring!

Family traits

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 23:38

My children say I look more like my father but have my mother's mannerisms. I know, like KEF, that I am getting my father's eyebrows because I have to pluck his stray long hairs.

My daughter says that when she gets in a tizz she can feel she's behaving like me and I know I behave like my mother when flustered.

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