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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 11:14

The planting in the 2nd pic looks gorgeous against the dark wood.


Posted: 19/12/2015 at 10:53

Morning all.

We are back from Norfolk and are now owners of a little terraced cottage in a village for our English base. I've bought curtain material, so that's what I'll be doing in January.

Haven't read back yet, but will do today.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 11:03

That's lovely Chicky, I love seeing gardens through the seasons. Anyone else looking, it all starts on the previous page.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 09:22

I am feeling very shaken and hurt by a PM I have received from a regular poster on this forum and other remarks he has made. In my PM I said "Verdun, please don't let's discuss religion any more on the forum."  That was because KEF, who started this thread, had asked us not to discuss it here.

I am leaving the forum until I feel less shaky, I know that is a childish reaction but I'm not feeling like an adult at the moment. The forum member is one who has been hurt by others' remarks before and I have always supported him, so I thought he would be more understanding and tolerant of others.

Ugly bins

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 21:17

Those camouflage stickers look good if you haven't much space.

Christmas tree

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 21:11

I had one in a pot well over 20 years ago, but it started looking a bit unhappy so I planted it in the garden, it is now huge and so are the trees I bought for the next four years. Luckily I have a very big garden, they wouldn't fit in a small garden, but they are getting very tall and making too much shade on the shrubs planted below them.


Posted: 11/12/2015 at 21:05

Thanks Dove, sounds fun.

Talkback: How to make a Christmas table decoration

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 20:30

Are you a teacher? Did the children take them home? So there probably isn't a chance of a photo?


Posted: 11/12/2015 at 20:27

Oohh, how do you play that, sounds fun?

Every other year my four children, their OHs and however many grandchildren there are (9 now) come for Christmas. We have a sort of party with nibbly things to eat, bubbly, non alcoholic bubbly for children and we dance and play games and chat. Oldest grandson is now 10, last year he organised a little show for us (adults) to watch, parts for the children. They raided the dressing up box. Then, at bedtime we put the stockings (big woolly winter socks) around the woodburner in the hall (was a fireplace but I had a woodburner put there for more warmth). The children leave sherry and a mince pie for Father Christmas and a carrot for the reindeer.

On Christmas Day morning there is much excitement opening stockings, adults have them too, clementines in the toes, chocolate money, small pressies. Then we have breakfast and take it in turns to open the family presents that have been put under the tree. Then lunch time. We have roast fillet of beef as it's too expensive to have any other time, lots of veg. Christmas pudding and chocolate mousse (everyone's favourite). After lunch we go for a walk with the dog. Evening slump in front of TV.

But this year it is the in-laws turn so we have invited 6 friends for lunch. But the children have all said they will miss coming here so they want to do Christmas again here on the 29th December.

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