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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 11:40

Morning all. Woke up earlyish but got up late as read book and had coffee in bed.

Just been to the butcher for lamb, having 5hr lamb for tomorrow's Sunday lunch. Our new friends (x 4) in the village are coming. Must tidy up.

Meetings in France always seem to go on for ages (see DD's post), there never seems to be an efficient chairperson and they don't keep to the point. It's a bit like going to local concert in France, at least 3 people have to give a speech first, about the musicians, about the charity it's for and about how brilliant they all are. Oh dear, that sounds a bit rude and patronising.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 19:05

Back from the North Norfolk coast. We went to see my mother's youngest first cousin, who I like.

On the way we stopped off at a CG, bought some small perfumed daffodils I'd never heard of. Also went to the farm shop that Dove has mentioned and met her lovely hub there. Bought a pheasant, haven't had one for ages, also a lovely fillet of Sea Bass, much cheaper than in France, and lots of veg. Pheasant for tomorrow, fish tonight and veg for Sunday lunch when friends are coming. There wasn't enough lamb so I'll go to the village butcher tomorrow.

Glad you had a good day with son, Dove.

Have to admit I sometimes read the Daily Mail and agree with Verdun about it's being better than the Daily Mirror. But read the Telegraph more often.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 07:28

Morning all.

Good heavens DD! With you around the French must be wondering what's hit them! When we came to France they didn't seem even to have children's birthday parties, let alone Halloween. They are always late anyway. When we go to OH's choir concerts the English are always sitting quietly in plenty of time and the French start rushing in 15 mins after the Concert is supposed to start.

I think we are going to the North Norfolk coast today for an explore. We are passing by a GC and the farm shop that Dove has talked about. Hopefully pheasant for lunch tomorrow. Local friends are coming for lunch on Sunday. Wonder if the farm shop has lamb? I'll bring the cool bag.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 21:31

Oh Clari, how young you sound! I sit in the Doc's waiting room waiting for my HRT with other women of 27 hoping it will be renewed in case it won't because of breast cancer risks. Without it I'm moody and have hot flushes, still haven't grown out of them. Luckily I don't have breast cancer in the family and the doc thinks prevention of osteoporosis important because I have horses and am at risk of breaking bones.

Country cottage garden

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 18:22

I've really enjoyed reading about the evolution of your garden, thank you.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 10:21

Watched it on iPlayer. Glad Anastacia went. Can't understand why Daisy keeps being in the dance off, she's very good. Thought Ed did his best dance, but really it's time he went. Shame about Danny's mistakes. Ore said the Halloween costume and make up put him off, I could see why.

When we left England to move to France in 1985, Halloween wasn't a big thing. Now I am in England for Halloween this year it seems to have gone mad. Not a good thing and all those treats are dreadful for children's health and teeth. In France it's the time when people visit the cemeteries and put flowers, usually pots of chrysanthemums, on the graves.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 10:09

Morning all, haven't seen you all since I was in a B&B in York before breakfast. Just read 5 pages.

Visited Uncle in Yorkshire, who is nearly 90 and getting very frail. I have happy memories of him when we were all younger, Mummy's brother.

Love your dog photo obelixx.

Punkdoc, just the moles would be enough to make anyone angry, let alone the rest of it!

We went on a walk yesterday, parked the car in a Norfolk village. Walked the mile to the next village in about 20mins. There was a gorgeous thatched pub so we had a cider and a prawn sandwich then set off in a round back to the first village. Should have been 3 miles according to the walk book. Somehow the instructions didn't quite match the map and we took a wrong turn and had to, eventually when we found someone, ask the way. He said the map was a bit weird! So the 3 miles took nearly 2 hours!

Having worked up an appetite and feeling tired, we went to a Chinese restaurant for dinner.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 07:59

Hello Lisa, this is an old thread and the man who advised on it has left the forum so you might get more results if you start a new thread.

The cordon method is usually used by professionals and people who show their flowers and want extra big blooms. I just use the normal way, growing them up a support framework and letting them bush out.

They shouldn't be too mollycoddled, if they are getting long and spindly they are probably too warm. They would be best in a cold frame with the lid open, unless you are expecting a hard frost But they are hardy.

The mouse risk should be over now as mice like the seeds before they have germinated.

If you grow them in the normal way the tips should be pinched off when they are about 4" tall.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 07:57

Morning all. I've just been catching up in bed in a B&B in York. Soon going to have a full english, but not sure I can manage it. Usually have a piece of toast, half Marmite, half marmalade. 

Can't chat, OH wants his iPad back!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 17:35

Been grey and misty all day. We went to a GC this morning, I bought 20 violas for the bank and some Christmas cards. Then we went to an antiques fair this afternoon. There was some good stuff, bit pricey, but all I bought was coffee and cake.

Love lambshanks Lesley. I am being lazy and we are having Sainsbury's ready meals, pulled pork for me and Chinese for OH.

Watching Strictly (yesterday's) tonight.

Off to Yorkshire tomorrow.

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