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Resurrected Sixteen

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 23:31

I haven't! Having hot chocolate and looking at emails. OH is in England for the next 6 days.

Resurrected Sixteen

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 23:29

Hello, dollop, dollop. Just making sure I get notifications, but now is nearly bedtime.

Will have a family filled weekend. Daughter 1 is coming with her OH and 3 sons. They want home made pork pies for lunch on Sunday. We are all going son 2's on Saturday for lunch so we can cuddle new baby and admire his new house. I admired it yesterday too and had a good cuddle of said baby. So cute!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 19:56

Went to see son 2 yesterday afternoon. He moved into his new town house last week. It has a great conservatory and a rather formal garden with clipped box hedges and bamboos. I think it looks very French. His new baby is cute and well behaved (meaning he doesn't cry a lot or give them sleepless nights!)

I went for my first swim yesterday evening, water was 26°. It turned into a hot day 31°.
We picked another load of raspberries last night, in the cool of the evening, not that cool though!

OH left for England today and I should have been driving a friend to Niort to help get a flat ready for a refugee family. My friend (English) runs a charity for refugees. But it has been postponed, thanks to French bureaucracy and paperwork. My family and friends are all so lucky having beautiful houses here. But there are so many, a lot from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, who had houses and jobs and have been driven out by ISIS and the Taliban. When the camps at Calais were closed something had to be done about finding alternatives and people are still being picked up off the pavements by charities and sent here. A family from Iraq last year left their house at knifepoint and were found wandering and homeless. They had four children and Mum was pregnant. They are Christians and wouldn't join ISIS. They now have a home and a job not far from here.

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 10:20

I wish I could make Marmite!

I made 6 pots of Strawberry jam with the strawberries left over from my charity Strawberry Tea on Saturday. 40 people came to the Tea in the end, some cried off because of being unwell or having unexpected visitors. We did sandwiches, scones, cakes, bowls of strawberries, cream, tea, glasses of bubbly. I was so busy preparing for it and trying to get the garden in shape, then after it there was all the stuff to wash and put away. I was knackered.

Yesterday I spent most of the day in the garden, weeding and planting. Ache all over today, but it's raining so I shall do some HW. Daughter 1 and family are coming at the weekend so I have their rooms to prepare. They are coming to see son 2's (the dentist) new baby and new house. I will spend Saturday with them all at son's new house.

This afternoon I'm going to look at son's new house, he moved in on Thursday but I was too busy to go there at the weekend and he's not working today.

OH is going to England to see his friends and family tomorrow for 6 days.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 10:09

This is Joigny, in France, near where my son lives. I took the photo when I went to see their new baby the end of May. Posting it because I like it. I like boats in photos and I like the way the town rises up the other side of the river.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 10:00

I spent most of the day yesterday on my knees, weeding and planting. Ache all over today. It's raining today so good excuse not to garden, but HW needs doing.

GWRS, I tried putting a hose pipe down a mole burrow, the mole went else where - into another flower bed! Traps and bombs are all that work here.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 08:53

Yesterday was hot and muggy. Thunderstorm with heavy rain in the evening. Cloudy today. Forecast is more thunderstorms.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 08:47

Gosh, Hosta, I think you need some sheep!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 08:45

Morning all.

I haven't seen the news yet. Sounds horrendous from what you say.

Cloudy, showery, gusts of wind, more storms forecast. I'm very stiff from a day on my knees yesterday, think I'll make up beds instead as daughter 1 with 3 sons are coming for the weekend. They want to see son 2's new baby and new house. We are going to see the new house this afternoon.

Pat, no way are you going to see a photo of my 27yr old muddy, calloused knees!  If you want to see the garden the photos are on the Gallery thread.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 23:07

Lily P., daughter  2 has my Lena, who seems to have settled down well. I have daughter 2's untrained mare who is the daughter of my first mare who is retired. They are in the summer paddock here, eating grass, going in the shelter when it's hot and cantering about when they need some exercise.

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