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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 14:00

Obelixx said "I'm a 60's music child and found the 70s, 80s and 90s to be dire by comparison with one or two exceptions. " - Same here.

Haven't done weeding yet. OH bought some gram flour (chickpea), never used it before so have tried a couple of recipes for herby flatbreads. OK, but not totally inspiring. The one grilled with grated cheese on wasn't bad but I'm on a diet. Changed sheets and hung out washing.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 10:35

No wonder I haven't heard of The Travelling Wilburys, that was the late 80s and we moved to France in 1985. The music stars here were mostly unheard of in the UK. Just out of interest, has anyone heard of Daniel Balavoine? He died in a helicopter crash in the year after we moved. The French were in mourning but I'd never heard of him.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 09:23

Morning all.

Am I the only person who's never heard of Tom Petty? The music scene in France isn't the same as in England.

Got up late this morning, been reading in bed. A friend lent me a book called "The Dry", a whodunnit. Hard to put down.

Sun is shining, shall do some weeding.

Flowers deer don't like to eat

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 21:44

You wouldn't envy it if you had it! Reduced me to tears. You spend a lot of time creating a lovely garden then there are no flowers. We fenced the veg garden too, they ate the spinach, lettuces, cabbages, carrots, peas, sweet corn and all the runner bean leaves to chest height.

what`s this plant called please

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 21:36

When I saw the photo I said to myself "looks like millet", then I scrolled down and saw Hosta's reply!

Flowers deer don't like to eat

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 21:26

Deer were a dreadful problem in my garden, until my OH fenced a good part of it. One year I hardly had any flowers at all. One flower they never ate is dahlia.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 18:45

Came back from the meeting in Bergerac mid afternoon. Lovely day so did some weeding and got the washing in then we had dinner, plaice from a local supermarket, under the pergola on the kitchen terrace. Getting colder now so OH has lit the wood burner and we are off to the sitting room soon to watch the prog about the Cornish coast.

One of the best pieces of fish we've had for some time came from Dove's OH's farm shop.  

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 07:25

Morning all.

We try not to put the heating on here too early as it's so expensive, big old stone house, ancient boiler, oil heating - which costs more in France. Bedroom windows shut in winter to keep the warmth in and open in summer to let the cool night air in. But in the Norfolk cottage the heating (gas) is cheap and efficient and the cottage is really well insulated. Built of cob, clay lump, wattle and daub - depending on where you come from - thick walls.

Was only 3° again this morning. Yesterday was quite sunny, 20° in the afternoon.

Going to a meeting in Bergerac soon.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 19:18

Haven't put the heating on here, but we have a gas heater in the kitchen and a wood burner in the sitting room. No German Shepherd in the bedroom, just each other. Was only 3° this morning, but 20° in the afternoon. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 16:40

We only have red squirrels. They are very shy and don't come into the garden.

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