Busy-Lizzie


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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 22:07

One last try at posting here, I've come on a few times and as soon as I click on post reply the page disappears taking my post with it.


I've made 82 mince pies, will make some more tomorrow as I promised 100 and we need some for ourselves.


The fencing, Joyce, was only thin metal poles for electric ribbon. To keep the horses off the hay, they are too fat. I will dole it out morning and evening. I also made a runway with fencing to guide the horses past the house and over the drive to their winter paddock. Horses aren't really OH's thing.


I hope punkdoc gets a break from the noise over the weekend. Will it start up again?

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 13:43

Oh good, at last!


Did I tell mention that my brother with the lymphoma has made good progress with the chemo and won't need chemo in January?

I've just been to the Post Office to post Christmas cards, more still to do, and to Leclerc SM as I forgot the wine and oranges for the mulled wine for after the Carol Service on Sunday.

Bit of fencing to do in the winter paddock then horses to go in there, then making of mince pies.


I'll pop back later if Internet is working.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 13:04

Haven't been able to get here today, rubbish Internet. I wrote a couple of posts that wouldn't send. Lets see if this will.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 22:49
Joyce21 says:

BL     I heard the end of a report on the radio this evening re a court case in Dordogne......It seemed as though a neighbour was complaining about the noise the frogs were making in the next door pond.


Have you heard anything about it? It seemed a bit extreme going to court,


Less trudging over sodden or frozen ground for you if the horses are nearer the house.


See original post

 I haven't heard of that case, Joyce. My son once rented a house in the Loiret with a pond next door. The frogs were so noisy they had to change bedrooms in the mating season. The pond was a reservoir owned by the local fire brigade.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 21:59

Sounds as thought the kittens are recovering from their 'flu.


Decorations are all done for the Abbey. Then they will be used for the local church Carol service then they will come home to decorate the house. Then when they are nicely dry they are used as kindling for the fire.


Have almost finished my English cards, to post tomorrow. Next will be the cards to friends in France.


100 mince pies to make tomorrow, but first I will have to go to the SM. Forgot to buy the wine for the mulled wine on Sunday!


Now the farmer has delivered the new hay and the horses have almost finished the last lot I will move them into the paddock by the house for the winter. Then I can fill their water from the kitchen tap if the outside one freezes. Easier to keep an eye on them when they are wearing rugs too.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 10:40

Morning all.


I hope the rain stops, the sun comes out and you feel better Thank the Cat. Even Monty Don gets the winter blues.


Just been reading about Harriet Martineau, an interesting woman.


This afternoon a friend is coming to help me make bunches of evergreens with red ribbons to decorate the Abbey for Sunday's Carol Service. Luckily it's not raining. Quite sunny at the moment. We'll do it in the kitchen so I must tidy up a bit, work surfaces are a bit cluttered.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 21:46

That's a shame about Ipswich, Wonky. I was hoping to go next year, don't like the thought of gun crime.


Glad OH's birthday lunch was good, Obelixx.


I'm surrounded by mixed forest but Nuthatches only started coming about three years ago.

Vinegar?

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 21:34

https://www.coblands.co.uk/articles/1-care-planting-guides/126-10-uses-for-vinegar-in-your-garden 


Copy and paste it and click the space bar. Now I'll go and look at it!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 18:48

We sometimes get nuthatches too. So pretty, but shy, never managed to get a good photo.


Topbird, I was born in Ipswich but haven't been back since. We were thinking of going one day. Is it worth a visit? Wonky would know.


Did the weekly shop after this morning's meeting, then went to the GC and bought a Christmas tree.


Tomorrow a friend is coming round to help me make evergreen bunches to decorate the Abbey for Sunday's Carol Service.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 08:09

Morning all. Good to see Fairy back. Lovely photo Clarice.


Going to a meeting in town this morning. I should have said city, as Dove does for Norwich, it has a cathedral, but Périgueux, although it's the capital of Dordogne, isn't very big so it doesn't feel like a city. Then shopping. Must make 100 mince pies for the Carol Service in the Abbey on Sunday, need butter and flour.

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