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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 13/12/2016 at 08:36

Morning all.

Must finish my cards this morning, especially as there is an English Post Office strike next week. I hadn't time to do any over the last few days.

Sorry about your Dad, Chicky. I hope he's making good progress though. What a nightmare journey for you, thank goodness you remembered the address.

I didn't even know you could pay for parking with a phone. Never seen that in France. We use money here! Some machines take cards. I don't even know what a podcast is. I only use my phone for phoning, at least, when there is a signal! That must be why people say there is a slower pace of life in rural France.

Last edited: 13 December 2016 08:37:05

Need suggestions for my balcony please!

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 23:26

I think that fake hedge would work well. I saw some in a garden centre and it looked quite effective. But it would be nice to have some living plants on the balcony too. You could put up some window boxes on that white fence with trailing plants in them.

There are lots of ideas on the Internet.  https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=balcony+gardens+uk&biw=1188&bih=539&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi38vnA5u_QAhWMK8AKHWloDI4Q_AUIBigB#tbm=isch&q=balcony+gardens+

Show us yer baubles 2

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 23:17

Gorgeous trees everyone. Mine is still in the garage. Will send a pic when I've done it.

A few people have mentioned another decorations thread. This could be it, if anyone wants a look. http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/christmas-decorations/990428.html 

Tips and advice for burning garden waste

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 22:42

Watery, that is why bonfires were banned in France.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 18:15

Daughter in law brought us a poularde once, present from her mother. The family told her it was very good, but I actually thought it was a bit dry and tough compared with ordinary chicken. Supposed to be fattier to keep it moist and tasty but, of course, it needs longer to cook which doesn't really improve the breast. But I have had chapon here (capon) and I preferred that though it's the same sort of thing, but a castrated male bird. In the old days they used to remove the ovaries of the hen (dread to think!), but they don't now, just overfed with rich food.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 15:40

After a yummy stir fried lunch at the WOK place, you can choose your own ingredients and sauce, we did some Christmas shopping. Feel a bit more up to date on it now, but need to go into town proper for the rest.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 11:00

Maybe add a glass or two of red to that for Punkdoc! The snowdrops will be out soon. That always cheers me up, means winter is on the turn.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 10:56

I think the right 3 are in the final. Was shocked that Danny was in the dance off, I think he has been consistently in the top 3 so he should be in the final. Hard to tell with Ore because sometimes he's brilliant and other times he isn't.

I'm glad Claudia went too. Perfect movements but not enough expression.

pet companions

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 10:51

No, Scroggin, I love seeing photos of Floss, she's beautiful.

I meant 28th, not 18th. Typo.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 10:47

Morning all.

The car is still full of empty mulled wine thermoses (will need washing) leftover mince pies and empty boxes and the leafy decorations. Must clear it out before I do more Christmas shopping and posting of Christmas cards, which I still need to write. I like doing them, good way to keep in touch with all the friends and relations we left behind when we moved to France. There are friends I only see every few years but I don't want to lose touch.

No frost this morning and the sun is coming out after a misty start. I wonder if it's getting warmer?

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