Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 07:27

Morning all. I'm staying with son, near Auxerre on the edge of Burgundy. Really strong winds here and rain this morning.


Slept badly at son's for the 2nd night. There is a mouse in my room. Friday night I heard it and thought there was a small animal in the ceiling but last night I saw it. It's very active between 4 and 6am. It went in the bin, which has nut shells in it so I put the bin outside the door, but it came bac under the door. Then the granddaughters woke up at 7am, noisy. I've just let their cat into my room but he's not interested in mice, too lazy. He's dozing on the bed leaning against my legs.

Memories of the past

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 09:57

In the 60s I liked Dixon of Dock Green, Dr. Finlay's Casebook and Steptoe and Son on TV. I was still at school so needed parents' permission. Don't think I would have got away with Steptoe if my rather strict father had seen it. In '69 went off to London to train as a nurse and never seemed to have time to watch TV. Evening duties and social life.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 09:50

Incredible photos. The batch with the Booby was like spot the odd one out!

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 21:40

Came here to say I'm going to stay with son, DIL and 2 darling little granddaughters tomorrow, 5 hour drive. Got sidetracked by dogs. OH staying here because of horses and cat.

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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 21:37

I once went to our local French SPA to ask about adopting a rescue dog. They said all their dogs were big and strong and most were there because they kept running away from home and my place wouldn't do because it's not fenced. They said I needed a trainable puppy. So I found Tigger, 8 weeks, nearly 14 years ago. I already had a female Border Collie cross. My dogs have always been Border Collies. Anyway, OH really doesn't want one, not even a little one. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 15:01

Fence is repaired and horses are back where they should be. Electric fence working.


Water here is very hard, on limestone.


At the moment my cat is in disgrace, she keeps digging up my pots and I've run out of anti-cat stuff, which doesn't work very well anyway. She keeps walking all over my car and leaving muddy footprints on it. Miss my dog, he never destroyed the garden. OH doesn't want another dog, he says we come and go too much nowadays and a dog might outlive him. Thing is, I don't want any dog, I want a replica of my Tigger.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 09:42

We sometimes go to Evensong when in England near a cathedral and there's a choir. We went to York Minster recently, but it was a Monday and we found there was no choir on Mondays. Afraid we didn't stay, just not the same.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 09:38

Well done Doghouse. Wife should have been pleased you'd saved money and got the job done quicker!


Loana, if you click on Granny Beach's name you will she that she lives near Eastbourne.

Last edited: 17 November 2016 09:38:53

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 09:28

Morning all.


Farmer has delivered the hay. Trouble is they don't like the hay he delivered the time before last so there is still quite a bit left which makes it hard to know if they need a new lot. It all looks fine to me, he never has best quality though, ordinary poor soil meadow hay. He says there must be a smell in it. In December they go into the winter paddock and I will have to feed them. No more helping themselves. They are very wasteful and pull it out then tread in it. Ok when there is some grazing as well.


We must mend the fence.


Took OH's car to the garage this morning, needs servicing, then MOT.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 19:34

This is what I'd come here to say - Just been outside in the dark catching 3 escaped horses. New hay is coming tomorrow, they have hay in the shelter but I think they've turned up their noses as the quality wasn't good. Have put them in the winter paddock where there is some grass. Found a broken fence post by the water butts, will have to mend it tomorrow. Thank God it didn't happen when we were away or this weekend when I'm with son. I was watching TV when I heard them outside the window, think they'd come to tell me.

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