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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 10:51

Back from village hairdresser looking much tidier.

I'm going to the Malvern Show on Friday with friends from Malvern who we will be staying with, BM.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 09:46

Our electricity bill in France is about £150 a month. It does heat the water but not the radiators. OH forgets to turn off lights!

Beaus Mum, I'm going to the Malvern Show.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 09:39

Gorgeous, Mark. For a second I thought the camellias were roses! Last time I went there it was summer.

You are so lucky.

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 08:12

Barefoot gardener, in southern France you would be putting suntan cream on the back of your legs instead of Vaseline! In Dordogne in the summer it's often in the 30s, I don't find it comfortable at all and the winters can be cold, but maybe not in Alés. Down to -12° last winter. Beautiful scenery though, but growing flowers is easier in the UK.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 08:04

Morning all.
I expect the warm weather will come after we leave Norfolk. Leaving tomorrow to stay with friends (who I first met on this forum) in Malvern and we are going to the Malvern Spring Festival on Friday. Tonight we are going to the opera, Nabucco.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 22:44

Lovely photos Liri. I was wondering if there was a garden visit thread yesterday.

We went to Fairhaven Water Gardens yesterday, really more like a walk in pretty woodlands with a Norfolk Broad next door and a bluebell wood over the road. I posted a couple of pics on Forkers.

You are so lucky.

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 18:29

Where I live most of the time is really beautiful, Dordogne in France. But where I would prefer to live is in my home country of England. England has beautiful countryside too but what makes it special are the people. I have always found the English to be friendly. I am really lucky as we also have a cottage in Norfolk as OH sold his French house. We were both widowed and met in France, both of us love England but my children are all in France. I am very lucky to have always lived in places I love, with good neighbours. The only exception was when I did my nurse training in London in the 70s. The people were lovely, but I'm a country bumpkin, spent time off in the Parks. I feel at home in Norfolk, my mother's family are from East Anglia, some of my father's too.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 10:31

Morning all.

Enjoy Harlow Carr, Liri. Good luck with the loo, Dove, not sure about your dieting methods! The idea is not to find room for more calories

We will be going to the local Tesco to get supplies to take back to France for us and my children. The GC next door had clematis Rebecca, think I'll buy one if they still have any. But we are waiting for a delivery from Amazon, OH has ordered for me a retractable washing line for the cottage.

LG, I don't know if I'll ever know about the old lady but the policewoman said she'd send me an email and photos of my car. If it hadn't been for all the locals turning up I probably wouldn't have reported it, the scratch isn't huge, but I didn't know they thought she was a hazard.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 18:55

Lovely photos from Chicky and Lily P.

We didn't go on the walk I was thinking of, we went to Fairhaven water garden instead, which was like a walk, lots of woodland and waterside paths lined with drumstick primulas. There was a bluebell wood too. We spent 2 hours walking round it all and we went on the boat ride around the local Broad. Finished with hot chocolate in the café.

Is there a places or gardens we have visited thread for this year? Here are a couple of photos anyway.

Didn't see Topbird's post about the church before we left.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 09:03

Morning all.

I think we'll go to the Broads today and go for a walk. There is a nice sounding one in one of my walk guidebooks. Shame the weather isn't a bit warmer.

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