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Posted: 06/08/2015 at 09:22

Morning all.

Helped daughter No 2 move house yesterday, took cold food for 2 days in cool boxes. Lots of sorting out to do today. SIL has fixed up the WiFi. It's a lovely house, big airy rooms, about 40 mins from Bordeaux


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 09:30

I'm afraid that some people just don't understand same sex couples and Hosta's OH's sister must be one of them. But they are people like everyone else and don't deserve such treatment. I have several friends in same sex relationships and they are all lovely. What is needed is more education and less bigotry. I hope no one minds my saying that on a forum. Hugs for Hosta and his OH.

Tomato growing tips

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 09:21

I live in France too, Dordogne. We have had a drought and very hot weather. Tomatoes can dry out very quickly with weather such as we've had and blossom end rot can be caused by erratic or not enough watering. I have watered mine more than usual this year, but when we were away and the housesitter wasn't so vigilant they suffered.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 21:45





Not ramshackle at all Wonky Womble, looks lovely.

My pots are now recovering from the lack of watering while we were away, but some didn't make it. Single petunias seem much more drought resistant than double ones.




Posted: 04/08/2015 at 09:30

Morning all. We had storms in the night, now it is lovely and cool, 15°. Was 27° in our room last night. Arthritis played up, had very bad night.

Daughter and family here, has I've said, and son and family coming to see them this afternoon. I need more supplies. Going to supermarket.

The Supernatural

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 09:20

Last resort perhaps?

There were ghosts or mixes up of time or whatever in the old farmhouse we moved to when I was 11. My mother, my sister, my friend and my niece all heard or saw a young woman and/or an older woman. When I saw the young one when I was 17, I called her thinking she was my sister, she had long brown hair, she sort of faded away. I had come back from the town with my boyfriend and she was in the porch, he saw her too.


Posted: 03/08/2015 at 20:30

Don't blame you Hosta. I would be upset too.

I always thought we were a close family but since I've been in France no one ever writes to me and it's always me who phones and sends birthday cards. I go to see them, they never come here. 3 brothers and a sister. Brother I was closest to died a long time ago, cancer. SIL, sister of husband No 1 (died '98), writes and rings more often.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 20:16

Lovely Verdun, one of my favourite photos so far.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 10:42

Good morning Marion. You look lovely and smiley.

I have daughter, SIL and 2 grandchildren here. They are moving house, will be a lot nearer me. Moving in on Wednesday, but have moved out of old house.


Posted: 03/08/2015 at 10:36

Morning all. Been busy with daughter and family, lots of chatting.

Wondered where you were, Womble.

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