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Posted: 28/08/2013 at 18:05

Thank you David, Matty and Chicky. Spent the afternoon ironing in front of the TV.

Newbie Help on fungus

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 14:16

I wanted to see where you come from so I clicked on your picture and got me instead of you, so there is still a problem with this site. When I click on my picture I get Wyre Forest which isn't me.

Newbie Help on fungus

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 14:14

If you mean that stuff on the bark it is lichen and totally harmless. It only grows where the air is pure, so must be a good sign.


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 14:11

What is normal? We are all different. Thank God! Variety is the spice of life.

After 2 lots of eye drops it feels so much better, although still very red.


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 12:04

What are you looking for exactly? A coach trip from England, a package holiday, or travelling yourselves to France and doing day tours?

If you are looking for a coach trip there are several on Google with reviews from previous customers like this one which seems reasonably priced http://www.shearings.com/europe/france/holidays/loire-valley

The Chateaux are wonderful. I live in France and have seen several. Chenonceau is beautiful and has lovely gardens, formal and the farm potager, Azay-le-Rideau is surrounded by water and is very pretty, Chambord is huge and magnificent but was never lived in so hasn't much in the way of furnishings, Cheverny is beautifully decorated. Clos St. Lucé was the small chateau that was owned by Leonardo da Vinci, he died there, and it has models of machines he designed, small ones in the house and big ones in the gardens, interesting.Try looking some up on Google. Well worth a visit.


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 11:46

On Monday when kneeling in a flower bed trying to fill in the mole tunnels I got wacked in the eye by a dead, dry Liatris flower. I know, I never get round to deadheading everything. Yesterday it went red, swelled up and oozed pus. Yuk. Went to Doc today, conjunctivitis. Eye wash, drops, no driving for 3 days (bother), no gardening, no dusting (that one is OK!), no going for a walk if it's windy.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 09:58

Now that is a provocative remark, naughty Verdun. Since when were men cleverer than women?


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 09:50

OH's taste is more Susannah York, Felicity Kendall (when she was in the Good Life). Actually, when looking round gardens when we were last in England we saw some lovely statues, especially in Pashley Manor gardens and there was a nice one in Borde Hill, also Waterperry in Oxfordshire. We liked the graceful young women ones. Here is a Pashley Manor one.



 And here is one from Waterperry. But I expect they are very expensive.




Posted: 27/08/2013 at 09:12

Sorry, none of that was about gardening or weed control! But it does affect my life!


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 09:11

I think it's very French, but it's not fair on the women. I find sometimes outings here in France are a bit of a nightmare. As I am no longer as young as I was I need to go more often than usual and France is really lacking in the public loo department - unless you are on a motorway!

When we go on holiday in England it's so easy and the loos are clean, and proper ones, not those horrible holes in the ground. When you have arthritic knees holes in the ground are impossible to straighten up from. And they usually either don't flush properly or you have to run to avoid getting your feet wet!

Another thing about France is if you stop in desperation on the side of the road, anyway with suitable cover is full of pink loo paper flapping about in the breeze. Yuk!

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