Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 22:15

Thank you Hazel.


Have just read back. I hope punkdoc's neighbour decides to move house, sounds a nightmare.

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 22:10

Feeling sad about my little Arab horse who died this afternoon aged 28. Had him since he was young and I wasn't there to say Goodbye. Housesitter rang up this afternoon, see Worries thread.


But we had quite a nice earlier part of the day. I found a book voucher for OH and some garden vouchers for me in my handbag that we'd been given for Christmas. Wish I'd remembered earlier when I was doing the little garden here  So we went to Smith's and the Garden Centre in Diss. But I didn't buy anything, don't need anything yet. But when (if) I get rid of the brambles and bindweed on the slope behind the wall I think I'll cover it in rock plants and rockery sedums, aubretia etc. Vouchers run out in 2018.

Then we drove to local villages for a look round and found yet another ancient beamy pub where we had half a pint each and I had Cromer crab salad  and OH had smoked salmon salad sandwiches. Probably a good thing as we weren't hungry tonight

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 18:56

My old horse died today , house sitter rang. Vet came, he was 28 and his heart wore out, he lay down and couldn't get up so vet gave him a final injection. I'm glad it was my friend who has had a horse and knows about them. She thought he looked off colour yesterday, but he hadn't lost his appetite.

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 10:03

Morning all.


Not sure what we are doing today, but forecast is for rain this afternoon.


Glad you enjoyed that garden DD. Looks a long way from me, about 2 hours. The restaurant looks superb, Michelin star sort of thing.

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 19:41

We've been so lucky with the weather while we've been in Norfolk. Every time we visit a garden or explore a new town or village the weather is nice, then when we get back in the car or arrive back at the cottage it pours!


I expect the blackbirds have had all my strawberries in France, I didn't get around to netting them.

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 23:29

Our flight home tomorrow has been cancelled, French air traffic controllers on strike. No places on a flight until Saturday, means another 4 days holiday!  Our friend who is house sitting sounded quite cheerful about it, she is happy to stay until Saturday. We'd planned a light microwave ready meal tonight as we were getting up early, but instead have been out to yet another beamy old pub. I had fish and prawn lasagne and OH had fish and chips.


Today I cleaned the cottage from top to bottom and washed the sheets and towels.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 18:25

I've lost touch with this thread as we are on holiday, just caught up. DD, we are back on Tuesday. If you need anything let me know. I have tried not to mention anything on a computer, but know we are there if necessary. Hugs xx

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 09:22

Morning all.


We are off to Ely today. There's a concert in the Cathedral this evening and we'll do some looking around the town first.

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 19:12

On a cheerier note - I posted photos of the lovely gardens at East Ruston.


http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/garden-design/the-old-vicarage-near-east-ruston/984067.html#latest 

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 18:12

Enjoyed looking at Peter Beales roses this morning, good meeting Topbird for the first time.


Feel a bit numbed and in shock about the results. OH is depressed, as an ex-pat it could be hard for him. I have French nationality, so may be easier for me regarding things like health care, but my English  pension is bound to be affected, especially as I receive it in euros. But the bigger question is whether England will remain a well off and important country. My daughter saw on the French news that they are thinking in France that it may become a small, second rate country and other countries may not wish to trade with the English any more.

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