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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 21:37

We watched Blue Planet too, such amazing photography. Then we saw the News and the snow and about travelling difficulties. OH is supposed to be flying to England tomorrow. I hope it's better then.


We've been busy with the Carol Service and the mince pie and mulled wine get together afterwards, then all the clearing up.


Weather has been awful today, heavy rain and strong winds. Lower attendance than usual at the Carols, about 100, and half the choir were away with colds and coughs.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 18:24

Oops Joyce!



Went and collected daughter 2's horse, Radia, from the equestrian place this morning. She is looking much slimmer, it was obvious she was depressed being in a stable though they did put her outside for a bit each day. Took a few attempts getting her in the trailer and I got a bit of a rope burn, I wasn't even really holding the rope, it just slithered across my thumb. But she didn't sweat at all on the journey, last time she was soaked, so she must have thought she was going home! She was very surprised to see the cows in the field next door to daughter's, but quite cool about meeting Lena again. I thought they would be more excited, but they just went off calmly together to graze, then came back together for hay. Lena is wearing the rug.



We had lunch with the family, 2 grandchildren, and came home just before dusk so I could pick greenery from the garden. I've done 2 bouquets with silk poinsettias in them for the Carol Service tomorrow.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 17:58

I hope that Joe and Gemma do well too, but the judges are often quite hard on Gemma. I think Gemma or Mollie will leave, hope it's Mollie. I had wanted Davood in the final. Alexandra is a good dancer, but she just doesn't appeal to me, too OTT. I don't even mind if Debbie wins, even though she was a dancer in her early life, I think she has done amazingly well for someone of 59 years old. However, I would prefer Joe to win.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 08:26

Farmers here are being encouraged not to use weedkillers. My horses, and cows when I had them don't eat Saint John's Wort anyway. It grows here, but doesn't seem to get out of control. Ragwort is a bigger problem.

Who's afraid of varginia creeper

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 08:21

That isn't sold in France where Marlene and I live, so I looked it up. It's Glyphosate, which will soon be banned in France. But I tried it on Virginia Creeper, it died back then re-grew.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 08:15

Morning all.


We won't be able to spray weeds soon, France will be banning Glyphosate and the other stuff they sell doesn't work. I just don't have time to hoe our parking area and drive up to the house.


France always closes down early, here the supermarket shuts at 8pm and most shops are shut for lunch, 12 - 2pm, even the GC. Yet this is the capital city.


Big frost -5°. Going to collect daughter's horse soon.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 08/12/2017 at 17:16

Thank goodness for that, Bob! No heating at this time of year isn't fun.


Busy today. Friend came this morning to help me do the bunches of greenery to decorate the Abbey for Sunday's Carol Service. This afternoon we went to the GC and bought a Christmas tree, I was lucky there was a Friday, Saturday, Sunday special offer of £20 off. Then to Leclerc for a few bits I forgot yesterday, then Lidl for chocolate marzipan and Stollen , then toyshop for a Grandson's present - just one more to get, but that is a Swatch watch so I will have to go into town next week.

Tomorrow I'm collecting daughter's horse from the stables and delivering her to daughter's paddock. We will stay for lunch.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 07/12/2017 at 19:46

Evening all. We are back in Dordogne. Bit of a nightmare drive to Stanstead airport, glad we allowed an extra hour. The A 11 was totally jammed and there was a sign which said delays 1 hour, then the sign changed to delays 1 hour 30 mins. We were worried we'd miss the plane so we went through Newmarket, still lots of traffic, and joined the A11 again further down past the jammed bit. Caught the plane, but it was late because of the weather. Been very cold here, colder than England. This house is colder than the cottage, but the house sitter had lit the wood burner.


Welcome home, Chicky. Glad you had such a good time. Loved the photos.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 06/12/2017 at 22:29

Been clearing up and packing, back to France tomorrow.


Friends came round for drinks then we got fish and chips from the village shop. Bed soon, early start.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 23:14

Is there something good on TV tonight that I missed?


Bedtime, nighties all.

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