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What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 20:10

I still have lots to do, especially clearing up the neglected veggie garden, but now it's turned cold and Christmas with all the trimmings is on it's way. 4 children & spouses and 8 grandchildren coming.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 20:03

I'm sure Dove's too sensible to want to be PM. Can't understand why anyone wants to be PM.


Posted: 03/12/2014 at 20:00

I was one of 6 children so there were others who could visit my mum in the home when I was at my home in France. But if one of us wanted to buy a present we didn't all feel we had to chip in, we all did our own thing. It was lovely on my recent visit to England to meet up with 2 of my brothers (one lives in Scotland and came down south especially) and my sister. I was so glad we were doing it on our own without my mother organising it. Mummy died April 2012. She was lovely, but never really recovered from the death of my father 3 years earlier. I liked being in a big family. But my closest brother died when only 21.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 18:00

 For BitterKnitter

New Year gardening resolutions

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 17:42

I always mean to hoe the weeds in the veggie garden before they get big, never happens!


Posted: 03/12/2014 at 17:14

The French won't know the difference with mincemeat, but they'll like the brandy!

Busy day again, lunched with son, DIL and baby. Did all the errands and have finished shopping for presents for 3 of my children and their families. Took DIL's bike to be repaired, she thought she'd cycle to work and someone nicked the back wheel. Anti-theft chain was on the front wheel. Périgueux was a nightmare, market day and Christmas shoppers, took me nearly an hour to cross from the west side to the east side and it's not a big town.

OH has gone to choir practice.


Posted: 03/12/2014 at 09:41

Morning all.

Nearly came to blows with my sister earlier this year over brother with Alzheimer's, but it's sorted now - I hope. We are usually best of friends, but that episode hurt a lot. She doesn't speak to brother.

Of to Périgueux to see son and buy more Chrissie presents.


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 22:09

DD, read the posts. Saw you are looking for mincemeat. Never found it here, you have to make your own or buy it in the UK. Ask your OH, or is he going by plane? I would have got you some, I don't have enough left now to give out any more. I get it for friends. Couldn't believe how cheap it was in Tesco.

More Christmas shopping tomorrow. Must do my Christmas cards, but need to write the Christmas letter first.

Glad you had a good time, Chicky.


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 15:01

Busy day so far. Took OH's car for MOT, then went to town to get Carol Service booklets printed, supermarket for groceries and toyshops for Chrissie pressies for 7 out of 8 grandchildren. Other gc's present is past the other end of town, will do it tomorrow after I've babysat for grandbaby, also will look at the big GC for Christmas trees.

I hope problem with sister is able to be resolved, DD.

It's a big worry......

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 14:47

Lucky OH, Lesley, wish I could meet him.

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