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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 12:41

We are going on holiday afterwards. Going to our Norfolk cottage on 6th January for peace and quiet.

Glad the man has been dealt with who drove the lorry in Berlin. Sounds a hard thing to say, but he has ruined the lives of the people he killed and their families. That sort of fanatical person would do it again. The taxpayers would pay for him to be kept in prison and he would probably prefer to die than be in prison anyway.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 09:39

Morning all.

Glad your daughter and baby got home safely and hope the nightmare journey will soon be a distant memory, Lily P.

Daughter 1 is arriving this afternoon with SIL and their 3 little boys. Then Son 1 is arriving late tonight with DIL and their 2 little girls. He's working today and they live 5 hours away. The other son and daughter and 4 grandchildren are coming for lunch tomorrow.

I must get a move on, the decorations aren't all up yet and there is cooking to do.


Posted: 23/12/2016 at 09:25

Have a lovely birthday Muddle UP

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 14:15

Back from shopping. Have put all the food away in fridge and freezer, veg in the veranda, it's only 4° today. We left home at 11.30am (French time). Clear run into the carpark, but loads of traffic coming out of the carpark, congestion at the roundabout out. The French all have to go to lunch between 12 and 2pm. No queues at the check out. As we were leaving, at 2pm, the French all started arriving, jam on the way into the car park. But maybe that is why they are slimmer than us, main meal midday, not much in the evening.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 10:10

Morning all.

Big grocery and veg shop today.

Obelixx said "I can't find any info about refugees here other than a blog from October about a meeting about how they might go about it.  No follow up.  Is yours a parish organisation or a commune one Busy?"   

One is a local group of Christians, encouraged by the Bishop of Périgueux, who have joined up with a Christian Charity, to welcome refugees who have arrived in this area. These are Christians who have been forced to leave their homes in Iraq and have been picked up by charities who have arranged their paperwork and sent them to France.

The other group is a new charity run by 2 English ladies. They collect donations from people of clothes and equipment which they store in a barn. Volunteers go and help sort it all out then it's sent in lorries to Syria or wherever needed. Refugees are now being sent to a town reasonably local to them (they are 40 mins from me) and they are supplying clothes, bedding, household equipment to the families, who have been housed in flats. But a lorry had just left for Syria when a new group of refugees arrived and they were short of clothes, so they sent out a plea for help on their Facebook page.

Christmas decorations

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 22:13

They should have them on a timer so they don't flash during sleeping hours.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 17:53

It was fun shopping for the refugees, if you didn't think too hard about what they'd been through to get here. Some of the small children had just the clothes they wore when they arrived. I bought clothes for a 7 month baby. My friends will deliver them tomorrow. They usually have a barn full of donated stuff, but a lorry load had just left when these families arrived here.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 13:30

Happy birthday, Mr Topbird.

Just one more bed to make. Decorations will have to wait. 4 more refugee families have just arrived, have nothing, I'm going to help friends, who run a charity, with shopping for them. They don't speak French (the refugees).

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 09:16

Hurray! But, don't forget Hosta, Spring will be here first and all the new shoots and spring flowers

Morning all.

More bedmaking for me today, then HW and putting up of decorations that hang from the ceiling.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 16:35

Thank you, Liri. That was interesting. I went on a canal holiday when I was in my teens. The narrow boat was pulled by a horse.

There were cardboard boxes in the garage but I gave them to a lady who packs up clothes for refugees. I've only wrapped the handles and I'll bring them out at the last minute. Son and DIL are getting photos for the big pot of bulbs and the trough of violas for their terrace as I am leaving them outside, damp and heavy.

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