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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 09:32

Morning all.
I’ll be thinking of Chicky this morning and hoping it’s not too hard.

Nanny Beach too. I know how it feels. We had an extension built here in France, years ago, included new master bedroom and kitchen. None of the masons, carpenters, roofers plumbers etc turned up at the right time. The architect told me that the roofers would be on holiday in August, then a roofer told me he was looking forward to his holiday next week – July! I told the architect but he didn’t arrange anything. The beams were up but it was uncovered. The carpenter had already put up beams in the kitchen and a wooden ceiling. There were terrible thunderstorms in July and the wood all got terribly stained. That wasn’t the only thing that went wrong, we ended up going to court. After 8 years we won the case and were given compensation, but my first OH died of a heart attack before it was over.

 OH is very upset, his BIL has just died. His sister died a few years ago and he and BIL were very close.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 22:03

Have put some photos on the Chateau de Gateau thread.

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 21:58

It's been a success. We went for lunch today, Tuesday, it opened on Saturday. I hadn't realised there would be so much on offer, starting with a full English Breakfast, sandwiches, salads, scones cakes, desserts. Also teas, coffees, soft drinks, wine (wasn't expecting that!) etc.

DD had decorated it beautifully, pictures on the walls, pretty tableclothes, vases of flowers, but we sat outside on the terrace. There were 2 big white sails on solid looking white painted metal supports, providing good shade and pretty, square, glass tables.

I had a chicken Caesar salad with a glass of rosé and OH had a ploughman's with Stilton (rarely seen here), Cheddar, salad, pickle and a big slice of pork pie (never seen here) with a glass of red. Then he had Earl Grey and I had Yorkshire tea with a slice of moist fruit cake. Yum.

Then we had a look around the town, I'd never been into the old part. I usually take the bypass on my way to somewhere else - it leads to the motorway to go north.

2 photos of the old town and a photo of Chateau de Gateau.

Kew Gardens visit, July 2017

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 21:27

So glad you all had a lovely day and the weather was kind. Wish I could have joined you. I thought that you were all 27, except Chicky who I know is younger, but you are all much younger than that. Thank you for the photos. The gardens look great too.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 17:01

Sorry you are feeling crook, Obelixx.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 16:59

We had a lovely lunch at DD's, sitting on the terrace. I had a chicken salad and a glass of wine followed by tea and fruit cake and OH had an excellent ploughman's, which came with a pork pie as well, Cheddar, Stilton, pickle, English mustard and salad. He had a glass of wine then Earl Grey tea.

After that we had a look around the town. I never realised there was a pretty, old town, I've only driven through the middle or the bypass on my way to somewhere else.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 09:15

Saw Topbird's post about Kieron Williamson. We went to Holt last year and saw a lot of his paintings on exhibition in a gallery there. Brilliant! Especially for one so young. There was a programme about him on BBC last year too, I wonder if that is the same one Topbird saw. We bought a couple of prints, the paintings were way beyond our budget! https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=kieron+williamson+2017&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi858HB5IDVAhUCExoKHZeWC2IQ_AUIBigB&biw=1188&bih=559 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 09:09

Morning all.

Oh dear, Nanny Beach, I hope it gets sorted.

We are going to DD's Chateau du Gateau for lunch today.

We are off to Son 1's 2 younger daughters' christening on Friday near Auxerre. Then to Norfolk on Monday. The nice Housesitter is coming. Must make his bed. Then soon after we get back in early August Son 2's baby son will be christened and the rest of the family will be staying here. Lot of beds to make!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 21:10

I remember that pink medicine, I rather liked it, but then I have a sweet tooth.

Just having hot chocolate before early bed.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 18:49

Our storms didn't come either, but it's much cooler today, 21°. We went out, over an hour away and it poured, torrential, but when we got home it obviously hadn't here.

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