Busy-Lizzie


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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.

Gardens/palaces in Vienna

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 14:49

We watched that doc on Vienna. Really makes you feel like going there.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 14:46

Lovely photo, is that a watermill?


Has anyone tried gift wrapping a dung fork, a hay fork, a garden hoe and a leaf rake? The secateurs were easy enough, the shears slightly more complicated, the book on vegetable gardening was a doddle. Easy to guess that daughter and SIL have moved to the country after 8 years of living in town.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 10:24

I wonder if you ever meet a bearded chap in a kilt with 2 Border Collies on your walks? My brother, from Crieff, goes hill walking. Must be a vast area though and yours looks more like mountains.

pet companions

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 10:16

I hope Bracken is on the mend.


Buttercupdays, they are so cute, especially the black one, such appealing eyes.

Bulb questions

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 10:12

Oh, what a shame. I hope you find the bulbs to replant. What did you decide to do with the Nectaroscordums?

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 10:09

Mine is OK too.


Morning all. Misty and grey here.


More present wrapping then I'll start on the bedrooms. They are freezing at the moment, heating off - except in ours, but that's on low. Will have to put the rads on and bleed the air out.


I saw the heartbreaking news from Berlin just before I went to bed. Sad news all over the place. Another 2 families from Iraaq will be arriving in a local village soon. Just had news of the family who arrived last December, 4 children, baby due in Feb (safely born in local hospital), they didn't speak French. They've been found housing and have been learning French and now the father has just found work. One poor young woman refugee, who has been helped by local Christians, was raped several times on her nightmare journey from Iraaq.

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