Busy-Lizzie


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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.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 08/12/2017 at 17:16

Thank goodness for that, Bob! No heating at this time of year isn't fun.


Busy today. Friend came this morning to help me do the bunches of greenery to decorate the Abbey for Sunday's Carol Service. This afternoon we went to the GC and bought a Christmas tree, I was lucky there was a Friday, Saturday, Sunday special offer of £20 off. Then to Leclerc for a few bits I forgot yesterday, then Lidl for chocolate marzipan and Stollen , then toyshop for a Grandson's present - just one more to get, but that is a Swatch watch so I will have to go into town next week.

Tomorrow I'm collecting daughter's horse from the stables and delivering her to daughter's paddock. We will stay for lunch.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 07/12/2017 at 19:46

Evening all. We are back in Dordogne. Bit of a nightmare drive to Stanstead airport, glad we allowed an extra hour. The A 11 was totally jammed and there was a sign which said delays 1 hour, then the sign changed to delays 1 hour 30 mins. We were worried we'd miss the plane so we went through Newmarket, still lots of traffic, and joined the A11 again further down past the jammed bit. Caught the plane, but it was late because of the weather. Been very cold here, colder than England. This house is colder than the cottage, but the house sitter had lit the wood burner.


Welcome home, Chicky. Glad you had such a good time. Loved the photos.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 06/12/2017 at 22:29

Been clearing up and packing, back to France tomorrow.


Friends came round for drinks then we got fish and chips from the village shop. Bed soon, early start.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 23:14

Is there something good on TV tonight that I missed?


Bedtime, nighties all.

pet companions

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 22:20

I see you managed to get her clean after the last photo!

Who's afraid of varginia creeper

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 22:18

It's hard to kill. It will probably grow new shoots if you cut off the old branches. I can't get rid of mine.

Who's afraid of varginia creeper

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 19:45

I live in France too. There are lots of houses covered with it here. I would get a local builder to have a look at it, he could tell you whether your house is being damaged by it.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 19:26

Dove, I feel a bit guilty saying I was rather disappointed. I've seen paintings in various galleries before, including New York, which I loved. This exhibition was mostly rather crude drawings and paintings that looked unfinished. But there are other lovely painting by other artists in the gallery.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 18:35

Sad about the bad news here and the old man, but glad about Liri's OH.


We've just had a lovely day in Cambridge, took the Park and Ride - which wasn't as good as the Park and Ride to Norwich. The ticket machines were complicated and the loos were shut, but we got there. Went to a wonderful music shop. OH plays the piano a lot when we are in France and he really misses it when we are at the cottage so he decided to buy a keyboard. Found just what he wanted and I paid some of it for his birthday present in February.


We had lunch in Côte as we'd liked the one in Norwich. The set menu is really good value.


In the afternoon we went to the Fitzwilliam Museum and wandered around the art gallery part. There was a Degas exhibition on, mostly drawings.

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