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Posted: 24/10/2015 at 10:07

Good heavens! Am I the only one around here who irons? My iron is over 15 and works very well


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 09:19

Morning all.

Don't forget that 6am for you is 7am for me and DD  But she'd already made breakfast before 7am, still very early for me!

I use a lot more leek than potato in soup, that's quantity not weight. It's all guesswork! I use chicken stock cube too and onions.

A friend is coming this morning, my first ever French friend. Since her OH retired and they moved to Brittany I rarely see her.


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 16:04

My vote would have been the dove too, but I see Dove's already a dove again.

Daughter and children left after lunch and we have been to the supermarket. Vital we went as I have friends coming to lunch on Sunday then I'm helping with a charity "Quiz and Curry" on Tuesday.

I'm sorry about New Kid too, Jo. Like others I thought he was just late home after an adventure.


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 09:52

Morning all. The French crash happened on a country road about 15 minutes from where my daughter lives. She was staying the night with me though. It was one of those huge lorries that carry wood and a coach carrying a walking club of retired people going to walk in the Pyrenees. It sounds horrific because the deaths were mostly because of the fire. 42 dead.


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 20:12

Dove, you do look funny. I'm sure you were a very good mother.


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 20:11

Hello Duncan. I think you should start a new thread about your question. This thread is the chat thread, where gardening is hardly mentioned - except by Verdun, who is very keen

Went to visit a chateau with daughter and grandchildren today, Castelnaud, they all enjoyed it. The views with the autumn leaves were lovely, but it was a bit misty and drizzly today.


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 09:39

Morning all. Sorry Wonky, can't send washing drying weather, drizzling here. Just noticed the swinging chair cushions have been out all night. I told the grandchildren to leave them in the shed yesterday as rain was forecast for today, but they must have waited until my back was turned. It would rain today, just when their Mummy is coming and we are going to visit a chateau.

Dog has had a very smelly upset tummy on his mattress.

Haven't had time for my shower this morning as children woke up earlier and I didn't, been busy ever since. They are in a state of over excitement and the playdough models were in bits all over the kitchen floor. OH was in the kitchen and didn't even notice!

Clematis Montana

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 20:12

If you don't mind mauve flowers then Betty Corning flowers July to September and is scented with bell shaped flowers. I love it. Miss Christine is a white scented Montana, flowering May and June.


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 14:55

Wow Runnybeak, you are brainy. My best UC is 12, average 7, OH is way past me.

We did have a base in the UK, flat above DIL's in Eastbourne. They need a bigger house now there are little ones so will be selling. My mother's family came from East Anglia.

There is an NHS is France, but patients pay a contribution. If you have a green card a lot is covered. I don't think board and lodging in hospital is covered and most French people take out an insurance for the extra, not expensive.

What is killing my garden?

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 14:49

But mshcah didn't destroy a rain forest, they created a garden. That is a good thing for wildlife, plants and human happiness.

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