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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 19/12/2017 at 12:17

Depends where in France for collection, Obelixx. I'm only 20 minutes from the capital town, but 4kms from the main road so the bin men refuse to collect my rubbish and they certainly wouldn't go down my 1km drive. I have to drive it in the car to the nearest big bin. But I get given re-cycling bags if I go to the Mairie when it's open on Monday or Wednesday afternoons, 4kms away. No collection for green waste but I can dump mine in the forest, part of which is part of my place anyway. The recycling centre is nearly 20 mins away. I have to pay over 700€ a year for rubbish collection as part of my council tax.

Been to town for a meeting with OH's bank, I went to translate. But on the way back OH said he wanted to get me a tablet for Christmas, so we stopped at the shop, a bit like Curry's. I don't know when I'd ever use a tablet, I like my Laptop and we have a Laptop at the cottage, OH has an iPad. But they had a Rowenta Steam and Clean. I'd seen it on TV, you can sweep and wash the floor at the same time. He didn't want to get me that, said it wasn't romantic, but I wanted one, don't care about romantic, sounds useful as there is quite a lot of tiled floor here, so he gave in.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 18/12/2017 at 18:38

Hope Rasta is OK.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 18/12/2017 at 18:37

Been decorating a local village church with several friends this morning, it looks great. Carols on Wednesday. Then going to a restaurant with some friends.

Then Wok place for lunch then Leclerc for weekly shop. I will shop again on Friday for Christmas.

We also went to the sports shop for towelling wrist bands that tennis players wear. Cedric is fed up with water dripping off his elbow when he shaves so he thought the wrist bands might help. I think it's a brilliant idea, usually me who mops up after him!

Just been asleep in front of Kirsty's Homemade Christmas. Didn't sleep well last night.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 17/12/2017 at 18:57

I keep a spare pair of tights in the car, which I've never needed.

OH is home, but his plane was nearly an hour late. I listened to Gardeners' Question Time in the airport car park.
I enjoyed lunch with Son 2's family. Grandsons are so cute.

Shall watch the Apprentice final tonight.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 17/12/2017 at 08:22

Morning all. Wet and cold again.

Glad I moved the horses to the winter paddock yesterday as it didn't rain. Spent over 3 hours outside yesterday, checking fences, filling horses' water, clearing up branches from the dead flowering cherry tree etc.

Today I'm taking presents to son 1 for his 3 small boys, then I'm meeting OH from Limoges airport, bit of a drive.

Watched Strictly last night, great result, then watched "Miss France", my 2nd favourite won. The French make a huge show of it that goes on for over 3 hours. One question that one of the girls was asked was "Can you be a feminist and enter Miss France?". She answered quite well but I'm not going into it here!

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 16/12/2017 at 11:14

Morning all.

Just wrote a post then it disappeared and Laptop said it couldn't show the page.

Joyce, the family aren't coming this year, it's the turn of the in-laws. Two years ago they came for New Year instead, but this year we are going to Daughter 1's for the New Year weekend. On Christmas Day a couple of English friends in the village are coming for lunch. She will bring the first course.

Tomorrow I'll drop off at son 2's on the way back from church, bearing presents for 3 small grandsons. Will only be able to stay an hour as have to pick up OH at the Airport.

Shall move the 2 old horses from the summer field to the winter paddock today, as they've just about finished the hay in the shelter. The winter paddock is next to the house, easier for food and water and I can keep an eye on them.

Not raining at last, but there is a frost, so I hope the tree will dry out enough to bring it in. OH left it outside, instead of in the garage and it's poured ever since.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 15/12/2017 at 21:59

Been a quiet day, dusting, washing, hoovering, wrapping presents and putting up some greenery. Feel tired though, fell asleep in front of the TV. Have had a lot of heavy rain.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 15/12/2017 at 08:22

Morning all.

Dusting and putting up of some decorations today. I usually put greenery on the family room staircase but room will be painted next week. Maybe I'll do it anyway.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 22:48

Can you bend your arms in all that, Wonky?

Went into town, parking a nightmare, had to reverse out of one full carpark, only to find that the watch shop that sold Swatch don't have them anymore. They told me to go to the shopping centre where the biggest SM, Auchan, is, the other side of town. I was going there anyway as the carpet shop is there. Bought a watch for GS just in time before the big power cut. Had to look and carpets and vinyl bathroom flooring with a torch. Hope the ones I chose are OK. Back to Auchan for the weekly shop. Takes ages when it's an unfamiliar store and a huge hypermarket. It must have had its own generator.

Printer wouldn't work when I got home. Turned it on and off. Tried printing on OH's computer, turned out tiny. Turned my computer on and off and this evening it suddenly started working. It's a WiFi one.

Watched Masterchef and Love, Lies and Records.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 08:05

Morning all.

Hope your finger is feeling better, Liri.

Hosta, they should be grateful you want your holiday in January. Most people would want the summer or spring and autumn school holidays.

Going to town for a watch for a grandson then other side of town to choose carpet for landing and flooring for bathroom.

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