Busy-Lizzie


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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 09:26

Morning all.


Went to small local English Carol Service last night, which I helped to organise. We had a sort of cocktail party in the church afterwards with sparkling wine, finger food and mince pies. I have a box full of wineglasses to wash this morning and a load of greenery that I used for decorating the church, which will now go in my house.


Then we went to dinner with friends in the village, so it was a good evening. Woke up late this morning. Saw the horses from the bedroom window standing patiently in a line waiting for breakfast.


I hope Wonky is feeling better today than she did yesterday.

pet companions

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 13:15

Obelixx, are you talking about the one with his feet on the bottom step or the other one?

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 08:46

Morning all.


Nothing has happened here since last night and didn't watch the News in bed this morning.


This year I've been to more funerals than in previous years, have lost several of our English friends in France, but they were all well older than us.


But the sky outside is blue and the sun is coming out and when weeding yesterday I found loads of snowdrops pushing their way out.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 22:15

Had several -5°s recently with frosts but days have been quite sunny.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 22:01

Thank goodness for that!


I'm sorry about your cousin, Lesley, sad news.


Been in the garden this afternoon, weeding and clearing up. Planted bluebells, crocuses and more tulips.


Dove's Ma had a very French attitude about vegetarians! My sister (veggie) was driving through France to see me and they lunched in a restaurant. She said she was a vegetarian so they served her quiche - with ham in it. When she said she couldn't eat it the waiter said quiche was a veg dish. Sister said but not with ham in it and waiter said but quiche usually has ham in it!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 09:58

That's so sad, Punkdoc, I don't know what to say. What a waste, they were so brave to be there, as were you.


Taken ages getting here this morning, Internet playing up again.

Garden pictures 2016: 2

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 23:09

Are they your wellies aym? You must be very tiny compared with that rose!

pet companions

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 22:42

She's lovely. I've had 7 Border Collies since I was in my 20s.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 20:50

Their camper van isn't very big, I'm sure I would feel claustrophobic in it, but it's very well designed. They bought it secondhand.


Have just read back. That's a gorgeous cake Lesley. It's a beautiful tree too. I'm sure I would have broken the eggs.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 19:02

Been out most of the day. Finished Christmas shopping for the family this morning, then went to lunch with friends. Last I'll see them for a bit, they have bought a camper van now he's retired and they are going off until April.


I've often cooked chicory in cheese sauce with ham, SIL loves it but daughter doesn't. SIL, who is French told me it comes from Northern France. Tried to look it up on Google but all it gives me are recipes. We also like chicory as a vegetable, simmered until soft, then fried gently until browned in butter - makes it sweet.


You seem to be making the most of your move to France, Obelixx

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