Busy-Lizzie


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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 16:30

Sunny and quite warm today, early 20s but was only 5° this morning.


It poured heavily on Sunday but not for long, but it's amazing how the parched lawn has greened up.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 16:27

Back from seeing DD. The English run café with cake was closed and up for sale so we went to a French one. I hadn't had lunch so I had a salad with different sorts of duck meat and I had a glass of rosé wine and DD had had lunch so she had apricot tart and coffee. It was really good value. We had a good natter and she showed me photos of the house she is renting from the Maire and the house she wants to run as a B&B and tea shop. It looks ideal, I hope the bank comes up with the loan. Charlie was having a riding lesson. No school on Wednesday afternoons.


I hope Obelixx's move goes well. Hope she can post sometimes with an i Phone or something, 10 days will seem a long time without her here.


Now I must carry on planting up and potting on the plants that arrived in the post this morning.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 10:18

Morning all.


My plug plants have arrived with the post lady! Must plant some before going to meet DD in a café. I hope there will be cake, no to marathons (except the chocolate sort)!


FG, I can't give up dresses here, it's just too hot in summer. In 2003 I wore a long damp T shirt to keep cool, had to re-wet it when it dried.

Ordering perennial plug plants now

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 23:46

I usually buy a few perennial plug plants when I order my violas and pansies. I pot them up and put them in a cold frame over winter and pot them on again when they start growing. Have had some good results, but a few failures too. Doesn't matter too much as they are so cheap. 72 does seem rather a lot though!

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 23:14

Hello all. My phone line has been repaired! Hurray!


I couldn't get through to France Telecom on the phone, lines always busy, so I sent them an SMS to say that I am an elderly lady living alone in an isolated house in the middle of a forest without phone or Internet and I was scared. Well, most is true, not too elderly, just a bit and OH was in the UK so only temporarily alone. Anyway, they repaired it yesterday. OH is now back home. Didn't post earlier today as was out at a meeting in Bergerac a lot of the day.


Amazing how much one can do when no Internet! House is a lot cleaner, even cleaned some of the windows, and I've been emptying pots of summer bedding and adding new compost for my violas and Bellis daisies that should arrive this week.


Spent Saturday with a friend and went to the GC on Friday and bought lots of tulips and alliums. Tried on loads of clothes without OH giving resigned sighs, but didn't buy any. Why are all the dresses above the knee at the moment? Doesn't suit 27 year old knees. And why are the jeans all on the hips so they fall off when I walk? And why are most of them very skinny leg which doesn't look good on short ladies?

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 16:49

France Telecom can't mend our line until the 6th October. Fed-up. OH is going to England for a few days and I will be on my own in the middle of a forest, no near neighbours, with no phone or Internet. Feel rather vulnerable.

"What is this ? "

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 16:42

Your photos are wonderful, Papi Jo.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 12:08


We had hot sunny weather until Tuesday when we had a huge storm that blew a tree onto our telephone line, no Internet, no phone. Borrowing a friend's Internet. Since then it rained and has been cool and cloudy.


We were having dinner on the terrace in the warm evening then the sky changed, see photos. Should still be daylight, had been sunny.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 11:46


Hello all. Our phone line is still down, so I'm at friend's house in the village again borrowing the Internet.


I hope Wonky is feeling better, tummy bugs are horrid.
Can't get crackling here, they take all the skin off the pork. They make a horrid dish with it, they boil beans with pork skin then they say what a wonderful flavour it gives the beans and they eat the white, flacid, greasy boiled skin - YUK!


Obelixx, I'm really enjoying Poldark, mistakes and all, glad they have re-done it.


Here is a photo of the sky before the storm. We were eating dinner outside on the terrace on Tuesday evening, warm and peaceful, then the sky went dark. It came very quickly with tremendous wind, I could hardly shut the kitchen door and the noise was scary.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 17:51

Hello all, from a friend's Internet. My phone line is still down.


Thank you Runnybeak and Lesley for remembering my birthday. I've just been to the Birthday Thread, , I'm very touched.


Fig chutney is nice with paté.


I've just read back, but too much to comment on and loads of emails waiting.

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