Busy-Lizzie


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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 10:36

Morning all. Quite a nice day here. The grandchildren have gone outside to play in the garden.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/02/2017 at 21:57

Love lobster, but can't run to it with 9 here. We had scrambled egg on toast with bacon and tomatoes., pork stew for lunch.


We went for a walk to the river this afternoon. The children got absolutely soaked, went in over their wellies. Children all had baths, wellies are by the wood burner. They were so excited. Children all asleep, daughters in front of TV, OH and I are catching up on emails etc.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/02/2017 at 14:46

Frank, ha ha!


Why is punkdoc apologising?


I'm just having a quiet moment while grandchildren are playing outside.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/02/2017 at 09:42

Well done to Chicklet, must be exciting for her, but must be hard for Chicky.


morning all.


Must rush, haven't made daughter 1's bed yet.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 18:04

I was pleased to read Lily P's good news about her baby grandson.


Went to the SM for more supplies after the meeting in Bergerac (over an hour's drive away) as 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren will be coming to stay for a couple of days tomorrow.

programmes to watch

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 18:06

Logan, you will see from my post the day before that we did turn the volume up. But if one actor is mumbling and another isn't then it doesn't really work.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 13:09

Glad you've recovered from the lurgy, GWRS, I expect you'll feel tired for a few days.


I suppose there was an advantage moving to France, although I didn't want to. My 4 children all had an excellent education, free University (apart from health payments and accommodation), and they all have good jobs, married French people and have been able to buy really nice houses at half the price of English houses, small deposit and low interest rates. But there are a lot of young people here who are unemployed and the unemployment rate is high, partly because of the high taxes and social charges employers have to pay.


I was lucky as a child, because my father went to Cambridge Uni when the war was over, did well, worked very hard, rose up the ladder in his field, so we lived in a lovely house in the country. Not country any more, Gatwick airport and new houses all over the fields I remember.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 11:23

It wasn't all so easy when we were young. We bought our first house during the 3 day week and the steel strikes. Bought the last fridge for sale in our town, shortages every where. On tv they said there would be an oil shortage (early 70s), there people filling their supermarket trollies with cooking oil! Then mortgage interest rates went up to 19%, OH was tearing his hair out and  said England was in such a state he wanted to move to France, which I managed to resist for a few years.

programmes to watch

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 11:03

OH asked Google about actors mumbling and lots of people have complained!

programmes to watch

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 10:14

My sitting room TV isn't that old and the bedroom one is new and I still think some of the actors mumble. I know it's not me as I can hear other actors quite clearly. Our old sitting room TV went quite dark, which is why we changed it.

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