Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 09:26

Morning all.

Pat, thousands of the migrants are genuine. In a village very near us in France some French people got together to welcome 2 families from Iraq. One day they were in their homes when men from ISIS armed with knives and guns banged on their doors and told them either to join them or be shot or leave their homes immediately, taking nothing. They were picked up by a charity, sleeping on a pavement. One family had 4 small children and mum was pregnant. Her baby girl has now been born in France. They are both Christian families. The men from ISIS said they were aiming to eradicate Christians.

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 23:04

I have just read all this and want to post to get email notifications to follow it.

I am an ex-pat (wasn't my choice), all the English people I know who live in France think it will be bad for Britain to leave the EU. It will certainly be bad news for us.

I agree with Dove, punkdoc, Steve the vet and Richard H. but I'm not as good at writing my views as they are. Punkdoc summed it up - a united Europe, not an isolated Britain.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 20:24

We went to the Norfolk broads to explore a bit. Had a sandwich and a beer in a village pub by the water then later in the afternoon had a cream tea in a pretty tea house by a river in another village.

Found just the plant container I wanted for the patio in a GH. Had already bought two but couldn't find a third the right sort - square grey metal look. They will be in shade. Bought a Brunnera "Jack Frost", a pretty blue and white Aquilegia and a Dryopteris fern. Bought a Hosta and some Heucheras the other day.

Wonder how Hosta is doing.

nicotiana mutabilis

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 20:16

Oh, you are lucky, mine a couple of years ago didn't survive the Dordogne winter, colder than England. But, strange, have just looked it up and Sarah Raven, Crocus, T & M and Chiltern Seeds all class it as a half-hardy annual.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 09:28

Morning all. Hope all goes well for Hosta.

We are going exploring.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 16:48

Hello all.

I can only put my palms on the floor if I bend my knees  and I'm 5'3" too.

Had a good weekend with DIL, SIL and their 2 little ones. Meant to go to Bressingham and go on the steam train, but it rained all day Saturday so we went to Norwich Castle instead. Lots to see and do for children and adults. Lunched in local pub today and now they've gone back to Eastbourne.

The garden table arrived from B&Q but it was badly damaged and they will have to swap it. Someone must have dropped it from a great height.

Going out to finish planting the front bed.

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 14:24

My Didiscus didn't germinate. Do they like being in an electric propagator?

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 14:16

Cleaned and hoovered the cottage, made the beds for OH's family. Put up the children's bedroom curtains and curtains in front of the alcove in bedroom 2 to make a cupboard.

Just having coffee and a mini pork pie, can't get them in France, then will go out and do some planting.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 08:22

Morning all.

Gosh, Wonky, your post must be a record!

I hope it goes well for Yvie's secondborn and the house is liveable in. We did a huge amount of work on our first house but I wasn't pregnant yet. Did a lot on our French house but the four children were already born. The French one was a real mess, not lived in for 6 years and had been broken into, doors and loos stolen. No garden but lots of land. This cottage in Norfolk was renovated to our taste by the nice young builder who bought it before us.

The garden table and chairs are coming this morning, I better go and get dressed.

I hope your day is OK, Dove, and Ma is peaceful.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 09:20

Morning all. We are going to Norwich today. We were going on Monday, but are expecting deliveries, which we now know aren't coming today. Something that is coming is a garden table and chair set from B & Q, which I am looking forward to, but we have to wait until they contact us the day before. Ikea was much more efficient, they tell you the delivery day when you order and then contact you to tell you what time, same with M & S. Fire extinguisher people have now said tomorrow.

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