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Posted: 30/06/2016 at 22:26

Oh Runnybeak, what a horrible shock that must have been! I hope your achey bits get better quickly and the insurance pays out well. I have been hit while waiting at the traffic lights 3 times since living in France. Got shouted at one time for having a tow hook on my car as the idiot had driven into the car behind me which hadn't the handbrake on so it shunted onto my tow hook. Tow hook saved my car from damage though.

I hope you get better quickly, too, Clari.

My poor friend has had troubles with the knacker man coming to fetch my poor dead horse, the only way they do it in France. The knacker refused to go down my drive, local French farmer has had to take Archie up the drive in his tractor bucket. I wish I had been there, but I would probably have been too upset to have been of much use.


Posted: 30/06/2016 at 07:24

Morning all. 

Woke up an hour earlier than usual - and Dove calls it a lie in! Went to bed late as chatted on phone to my sister, about family, Brexit, but mostly about our old horses - hers is now 25 and going strong.

Enjoy Waterperry, Chicky, one of my favourites.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 22:18

Thank you everyone, it's so comforting to read the things you've said. My eyes feel sore. I wish I had been with him at the end, but, at least, my friend was - and it was quite quick.


Posted: 29/06/2016 at 22:15

Thank you Hazel.

Have just read back. I hope punkdoc's neighbour decides to move house, sounds a nightmare.


Posted: 29/06/2016 at 22:10

Feeling sad about my little Arab horse who died this afternoon aged 28. Had him since he was young and I wasn't there to say Goodbye. Housesitter rang up this afternoon, see Worries thread.

But we had quite a nice earlier part of the day. I found a book voucher for OH and some garden vouchers for me in my handbag that we'd been given for Christmas. Wish I'd remembered earlier when I was doing the little garden here  So we went to Smith's and the Garden Centre in Diss. But I didn't buy anything, don't need anything yet. But when (if) I get rid of the brambles and bindweed on the slope behind the wall I think I'll cover it in rock plants and rockery sedums, aubretia etc. Vouchers run out in 2018.

Then we drove to local villages for a look round and found yet another ancient beamy pub where we had half a pint each and I had Cromer crab salad  and OH had smoked salmon salad sandwiches. Probably a good thing as we weren't hungry tonight

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 18:56

My old horse died today , house sitter rang. Vet came, he was 28 and his heart wore out, he lay down and couldn't get up so vet gave him a final injection. I'm glad it was my friend who has had a horse and knows about them. She thought he looked off colour yesterday, but he hadn't lost his appetite.


Posted: 29/06/2016 at 10:03

Morning all.

Not sure what we are doing today, but forecast is for rain this afternoon.

Glad you enjoyed that garden DD. Looks a long way from me, about 2 hours. The restaurant looks superb, Michelin star sort of thing.


Posted: 28/06/2016 at 19:41

We've been so lucky with the weather while we've been in Norfolk. Every time we visit a garden or explore a new town or village the weather is nice, then when we get back in the car or arrive back at the cottage it pours!

I expect the blackbirds have had all my strawberries in France, I didn't get around to netting them.


Posted: 27/06/2016 at 23:29

Our flight home tomorrow has been cancelled, French air traffic controllers on strike. No places on a flight until Saturday, means another 4 days holiday!  Our friend who is house sitting sounded quite cheerful about it, she is happy to stay until Saturday. We'd planned a light microwave ready meal tonight as we were getting up early, but instead have been out to yet another beamy old pub. I had fish and prawn lasagne and OH had fish and chips.

Today I cleaned the cottage from top to bottom and washed the sheets and towels.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 18:25

I've lost touch with this thread as we are on holiday, just caught up. DD, we are back on Tuesday. If you need anything let me know. I have tried not to mention anything on a computer, but know we are there if necessary. Hugs xx

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