Busy-Lizzie


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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 23/12/2017 at 09:48

Son 2 rang, wanted to borrow the stockings I use when the grandchildren come for Christmas, also wanted to know where he could buy crackers. So I met him at Gifi on the edge of town and he bought lots of crackers for both of us. He won't be coming to us for Christmas, he's going to daughter 2 for the weekend then on to his in-laws further south.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 23/12/2017 at 07:38

Morning all.


Not going to think about politics.


Liri, the sea bream is filleted, so I’ll just pan fry it with butter and lemon.


Obelixx, I am pleased with the decorating. There was a silver lining to the flood cloud. I now have a lovely light landing corridor instead of a dark gloomy one. Looking forward to the new carpet and bathroom floor, but they can’t fit them until the 5th February.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 22/12/2017 at 17:50

I've been cleaning pictures and putting them back on the walls now the painter has finished. But OH will have to put some new hooks in upstairs. I've washed the terracotta floor again as the painter had trodden in bits of plaster and paint. Now I can put the crib up and some decorations as we'll be eating in that room on Christmas Day.

We went to buy veg this morning, loads of people about. Got a sea bream for tomorrow as well.

Went to tea with friends this afternoon, but it turned out to be more than just tea. There was sparkling wine and home made nibbles, sweet and savoury. Other friends were also invited. I think it was a sort of celebration that his spinal operation was successful and he's on the mend.

Feeding the birds

Posted: 22/12/2017 at 09:43

Papi-Jo, I'm in France too. The local hypermarkets and the Garden Centre sell bird feeders and fat ball holders. I always remove the green netting from the balls.


We have a cottage in Norfolk and I've noticed there that the fat balls don't have netting on them. We bought a bird table in the GC (damaged, greatly reduced price, OH mended it) and have filled it with sunflower seeds and hung a fat ball holder on it but not a single bird came in 2 weeks. Here there are loads of birds, mostly the tit varieties.

Merry Christmas to all

Posted: 22/12/2017 at 09:25

That's a tame little nuthatch, Johnny. Mine are very shy. Is that your hand?

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 22/12/2017 at 07:34

Morning all.


Happy birthday Dove’s son.


About to make tea to drink in bed.

Merry Christmas to all

Posted: 21/12/2017 at 14:23

Fidget, I wondered ages ago what had happened to Artjak, just seen you've said she's RIP, how sad.


Happy Christmas to everyone on the Forum and I wish you all good health for next year and may your gardens grow.

Does my rose look ok?

Posted: 21/12/2017 at 13:46

I also have a Tess in a pot, but a bigger pot. I think your Tess looks fine, bearing in mind it's her first year. David Austin roses often take a couple of years to settle down.


She has some nice strong shoots in the wrong direction. DON'T cut them off. Turn the pot around and tie them into the trellis. Better to cut off the spindly growth.


Don't forget that roses in pots need a lot more feeding and watering than roses in the ground.


Roses in winter never look good anyway, she will probably drop most of her leaves. Clear them up and bin or burn them, not the compost heap.

Last edited: 21 December 2017 13:49:05

What are you hoping Santa will bring you?

Posted: 21/12/2017 at 13:29


I would like that too KT 53, what a great present!


For an unwrapped present I would like good health for OH, me and my family. For a wrapped up, under the tree present I would like a Rowenta Steam and Clean thingy that vacuums and washes at the same time. OH thought it wasn't a suitable present and he wanted to get me a tablet. But I love my Laptop and I have to sweep and wash the tiled floors so often! I think OH has given in, the box is the right size.


As far as cars go, I don't want a new one. I bought a beautiful red Renault Mégane Estate car in April with money my mother left me when she died. She died a few years ago but previous car was fine then.


Here is a photo. Isn't she lovely?

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 21/12/2017 at 13:12

I'm sorry about your son, Dove. What a rotten time to be ill, not only Christmas but his birthday as well. I hope he recovers quickly.


Our Carol Service in a village church went very well. The church looked lovely and the French RC priest turned up with members of his congregation. They said how much they enjoyed it and how cheerful it was. We had sparkling wine, smoked salmon sandwiches, mini Cornish pasties and Stollen afterwards. Then OH and I went to a restaurant with some of our friends. Very Périgourdine, duck, duck, duck and Cassoulet, but we enjoyed it. Delicious Vacherin for dessert.

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