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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 09:59

Morning all.

Just read back several pages, lots of chat I would have liked to have joined in with! Male/female chat is always interesting. And chores etc. Hope Clari's ear is improving.

The christening weekend went well, often chaotic! There were 25 adults and about 15 children. I did loads of washing up, salad preparing and baby minding. Son and DIL had put a long table (3 long tables borrowed from the village hall) in the garden and a large garden table for the children. There are 2 very old trees with spreading branches which gave perfect shade. Caterers did the main meal after the Christenings on Saturday. The weather was lovely, warm and sunny, but a cool little breeze.

Our B & B was lovely, lots of nice little touches like home made jam in china pots, tea tray (unusual in France) in the beautifully furnished, comfortable bedroom. Only just over £60 a night. Only problem was that the church bell rang every hour through the night! I had to shut the window.

We took the ferry from Dunkirk yesterday and are now in our little cottage in SW Norfolk. But off tomorrow for a couple of days to visit my SIL and BIL (from 1st OH) in West Yorkshire. Then back here on Friday.

Have to rely on OH's iPad when we are away, not much signal over the weekend and I find it small after the laptop.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 21:17

Gorgeous, you'd never think it was a roof garden.

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 21:12

I'm so glad it's all working out for you, DD. Glad too that you liked the tea cups. Were they the ones from Diana? Did you get the other ones from the people whose garden I visited?

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 21:18

Dachalover, NannyBeach said "What stuck to me, a pink lavender, very pretty deep pink Gaura, miltonia orchid, deep pink/white flower, and a calathea orange flowers, couldnt get them unstuck!!!" - so I imagine she did go plant hunting!

My first OH was bi-polar, he was lovely, but it could be sooo difficult because of the moods. I loved him dearly but he died, heart attack when I was 47, he was 53. I've talked about it before, this forum is great for getting things off your chest. I was lucky because years later I met 2nd OH who is so sweet and kind.

I feel for Nanny Beach, must be very hard at the moment. I was a nurse too, I think NB was.

OH's niece has just told us this evening when OH's BIL's funeral is - the day we catch the ferry back to France. I've managed to change the date for the ferry. We were going to visit Monet's garden at Giverny on the way back, staying 2 nights at a B&B. The B&B can't do the changed date so I've cancelled them and we have found another one. It has good Trip Advisor reviews. OH will be sad so I hope Monet's garden will help to cheer him up.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 20:57

It looks wonderful, masses of flowers. We went a few years ago, it was June, but I don't think it was so colourful. Thank you for the photos.

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 15:05

These aren't in a jam jar, but they are from my garden. I went to a friend's Memorial Service today, the funeral was in England at the same time, and we were invited to bring a vase of flowers from our gardens. This is mine. The little church looked lovely.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 14:58

This is the vase of flowers I took to my friend's Memorial Service. There were flowers from people's gardens all around and on the altar. We were invited to share memories. I told them about her herb garden, which was lovely and she was proud of it. She had some unusual plants.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 12:05

I love that poem, Dachalover. I have it on an old record sung by Peter Robeson.

We are just off to my friend's memorial service. Her friends have been asked to take vases of flowers picked from their gardens. I'll post a photo of mine later, maybe on the Jam jar thread. Haven't downloaded it yet.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 08:24

Morning all.

We are going to a memorial service for my friend who died from cancer recently. She was in the Royal Marsden so the real funeral will be in London, but she had friends here because they have a house here, so we are having a service at the same time with the same readings and hymns.

But first I need to water everything and plant a few plants I hadn't got around to because we are going to my son's tomorrow for christenings of his 2 yr old daughter and new baby daughter. He is half way to England so we are driving on and taking a ferry on Monday, going to Norfolk, to our cottage. I must put the horses in a new paddock and pack.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 09:32

Morning all.
I’ll be thinking of Chicky this morning and hoping it’s not too hard.

Nanny Beach too. I know how it feels. We had an extension built here in France, years ago, included new master bedroom and kitchen. None of the masons, carpenters, roofers plumbers etc turned up at the right time. The architect told me that the roofers would be on holiday in August, then a roofer told me he was looking forward to his holiday next week – July! I told the architect but he didn’t arrange anything. The beams were up but it was uncovered. The carpenter had already put up beams in the kitchen and a wooden ceiling. There were terrible thunderstorms in July and the wood all got terribly stained. That wasn’t the only thing that went wrong, we ended up going to court. After 8 years we won the case and were given compensation, but my first OH died of a heart attack before it was over.

 OH is very upset, his BIL has just died. His sister died a few years ago and he and BIL were very close.

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