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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 09:16

Happy Anniversary Hosta! Congratulations on that and the booze. Hope you find nice people for the holiday lets.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 09:14

Morning all.

Sorry about poor little Boris the Bat.

Children have finished breakfast, moment of calm. Sky is blue, sun is shining.

Soon there will be food to prepare and tables to set, but not yet.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 21:34

The christening went well. Lunch was in a chateau hotel, very good, lovely elegant place. Haven't been there before. Lasted a long time though, very French, finished at 5pm, then we went to son's place and children played and adults chatted.

They are all coming here tomorrow for what they call a "picnic", it will be a buffet lunch for God know how many but people are bringing food, sort of "bring and share" lunch. I'm roasting 4 pork fillets and slicing them, we have loads of tomatoes and cucumbers. But it should be just family, not friends.

Pool is swimmable in but water won't be properly clear until the new pump comes. It broke down while we were on hols in England.

Veg garden is like a jungle, tall raspberry canes everywhere and everything is growing like mad, tomatoes 6ft tall branching everywhere as I wasn't there to deal with them. It rained here when we were away, quite heavily I think as water has swept into the garage leaving fine limestone dust behind.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 21:25

Sun and cloud, not too hot, 24°, bit of a breeze, very pleasant. Dordogne.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 18:12

Your holiday sounds lovely Liri. We had Internet in Norfolk but only OH's iPad when travelling and often an iffy signal.

Haven't had time to post photos yet. Expecting families any minute. The spiders have been very busy while we were away, don't think the housesitter could have noticed!

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 09:49

Morning all. Just spent ages reading back.

I love runner beans. I blanche them, if you don't then they don't taste nice later, dry them, cool them, then put them on trays to freeze before bagging them up. Then they don't stick together.

Loved Robert Hardy, at least he reached a good age.

Busy day today. Latest grandson (son 2) is being christened tomorrow. Daughters x 2 and Son 1 and families arriving here tonight. Need to go to supermarket and prepare some food and make a bed. Did most of the others before going on hols. 8 grandchildren will be staying, some on mattresses on the floor, includes a baby granddaughter but she'll be in a cot possibly in a bathroom, but no - son 2 isn't staying so someone can have his room.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 22:55

Evening all. We are back home in France. Went to Giverny yesterday, beautiful. Haven't read back. Bedtime. Nighties all.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 22:51

Joyce, we did meet the owner, not that old, on our last visit, but not this time.

Went to Giverny, Monet's garden yesterday, beautiful, will have lots of photos when I've sorted them.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 09:32

Meant pack not back!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 09:25

Morning all.

Sad day, we are going to OH's BIL's funeral in Buckinghamshire, bit of a drive. Must be back in Norfolk tonight as we have to back to get the ferry back to France tomorrow.

We didn't have chicken last night. We went to the pub and I had steak (haven't had one for ages) and OH had prawn curry.

I think that was brave, Chicky, an 18 mile walk. When we had the flat in Eastbourne we used to take the bus to Brighton!

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