Busy-Lizzie


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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 21:20

OH has arrived, at last, at Stansted. Plane was very late. Hope the road isn't icy, A11 to Norfolk.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 16:22

No charity shops here, don't think the French are as charitable. When I helped with a people with disabilities French charity they opened a charity shop and it got closed down because other shop owners said it was unfair competition. No East European grocers either.


Crikey Fidget, must have given you a fright! Hope he gets re-united with his owner.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 12:48

We've had so much rain the local big river looks as though it's about to burst it's banks.


Took OH to the station, train to Bordeaux, then flight to Stansted. Stopped off in Périgueux to get a Swatch watch for a grandson, but it was half dead, most of the shops shut, including watch shop. Forgot about Monday closing, but you'd have thought they would be open before Christmas, especially in the capital city of Dordogne. Went back via the big SM and the shopping area outside town and it was all open and bustling. No wonder the city is dying and shops are closing. Soon all they'll have is banks and insurance offices if they don't pull their socks up.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 23:25

OH had to come back with me because he was singing in the choir, but some of the Ryanair tickets in winter are under £10. He has doctor's appt and he'll see his GCs at the weekend.


Never noticed a Bletchley Park prog, might have watched it.


Sleep well Dove.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 21:37

We watched Blue Planet too, such amazing photography. Then we saw the News and the snow and about travelling difficulties. OH is supposed to be flying to England tomorrow. I hope it's better then.


We've been busy with the Carol Service and the mince pie and mulled wine get together afterwards, then all the clearing up.


Weather has been awful today, heavy rain and strong winds. Lower attendance than usual at the Carols, about 100, and half the choir were away with colds and coughs.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 18:24

Oops Joyce!



Went and collected daughter 2's horse, Radia, from the equestrian place this morning. She is looking much slimmer, it was obvious she was depressed being in a stable though they did put her outside for a bit each day. Took a few attempts getting her in the trailer and I got a bit of a rope burn, I wasn't even really holding the rope, it just slithered across my thumb. But she didn't sweat at all on the journey, last time she was soaked, so she must have thought she was going home! She was very surprised to see the cows in the field next door to daughter's, but quite cool about meeting Lena again. I thought they would be more excited, but they just went off calmly together to graze, then came back together for hay. Lena is wearing the rug.



We had lunch with the family, 2 grandchildren, and came home just before dusk so I could pick greenery from the garden. I've done 2 bouquets with silk poinsettias in them for the Carol Service tomorrow.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 17:58

I hope that Joe and Gemma do well too, but the judges are often quite hard on Gemma. I think Gemma or Mollie will leave, hope it's Mollie. I had wanted Davood in the final. Alexandra is a good dancer, but she just doesn't appeal to me, too OTT. I don't even mind if Debbie wins, even though she was a dancer in her early life, I think she has done amazingly well for someone of 59 years old. However, I would prefer Joe to win.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 08:26

Farmers here are being encouraged not to use weedkillers. My horses, and cows when I had them don't eat Saint John's Wort anyway. It grows here, but doesn't seem to get out of control. Ragwort is a bigger problem.

Who's afraid of varginia creeper

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 08:21

That isn't sold in France where Marlene and I live, so I looked it up. It's Glyphosate, which will soon be banned in France. But I tried it on Virginia Creeper, it died back then re-grew.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 08:15

Morning all.


We won't be able to spray weeds soon, France will be banning Glyphosate and the other stuff they sell doesn't work. I just don't have time to hoe our parking area and drive up to the house.


France always closes down early, here the supermarket shuts at 8pm and most shops are shut for lunch, 12 - 2pm, even the GC. Yet this is the capital city.


Big frost -5°. Going to collect daughter's horse soon.

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