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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 09:47

Morning all.

That sounds lovely Susan. I hope too that it doesn't rain for you all. OH is singing in a Carol Service in Riberac tonight with the choir. Then again at the Service I am helping to organise on Sunday in Chancelade Abbey.

Off to hypermarket to buy groceries.

DD, if you want a dog, get a puppy. Then you can train it not to dig up plants or poo on the best bit of lawn. My Border Collie is very good about the garden. He doesn't even walk on the best bit of lawn without permission. I applied for a rescue dog before I got him and was refused as my garden isn't securely fenced all around. I've had dogs since I was in my 20s, the males, if not castrated can be a problem when they smell a bitch in season.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 12:29

Friend came this morning and we made about 40 bunches to decorate the pews in the Abbey for Sunday's Carol Service. She's a new friend, lives in town but has been here about 11 years, only met her recently. She's an artist and English.

Must make 100 mince pies, shall cheat and use bought puff pastry and Robertson's mincemeat. Sunday morning I will be making 15L mulled wine, another friend will make another 15L. Then next week, Friday, there will be another English Carol Service in a local church. We'll have a cheap bubbly for that as local priest doesn't want wine stains on the stone floor.

The Gardening Club nearest me stopped for the winter. Think I will have to suggest a Christmas meal next year, Dordogne Damsel. Sounds fun.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 17:46

I looked after baby grandson today, 7 months, very smiley. Then bought Christmas tree at the GC and went to the supermarket. OH has gone to choir, I'm off to sitting room in front of woodburner, no computer signal there.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 19:56

Spent the afternoon at the hospital with a friend who was having tests and meetings with surgeon and anaesthetist before her op. Was to help with the language, but her French was actually pretty good.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 19:53

Sometimes, as I live in France I watch the French Strictly. It's all for show and they break all the rules - as usual! Standard isn't so high and there is only one serious judge. One gives 9s and 10s for everything.

I still agree with Claire.

I thought Pixie was better than Simon in the dance off and so did Bruno and Craig. She was also the best in the Waltz.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 10:07

Morning all. -3° this morning and all is white and sparkly, blue sky, ice on the horses' water. First frost of the season.

Was going to arrange bunches of greenery with a friend for the Carol Service in the Abbey, but with yesterday's rain and today's frost I can't pick the greenery so it will have to wait until Thursday.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 09:58

Paramedics are usually too young to have elderly parents so hard for them to understand. They know about it from textbooks. Try not to take any notice if one tells you off, not worth having that to stress about too.

Had a long chat with my cousin yesterday, she is now having elderly parent problems too. Her mum, my aunt, was such an efficient person and was looking after my uncle with dementia, but now she's gone downhill quite fast and can't remember things.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 23:49

Fidget, I'm so sorry to hear about your father, sounds a dreadful situation, but at least the end was peaceful for him. It all sounds very stressful for you and your family though.

Matty will have an operation, but I expect she will come back and tell you herself.

Using soil riddled with ivy

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 18:56

I dug in sharp sand in the worst places together with lots of manure and compost, but just manure and compost in the not so bad places. I have limestone with clay pockets, very alkali and ivy seems to love it. The garden is terraced with stone walls and I've never managed to get rid of the ivy and the bindweed as it hides under the walls.  I dug the beds first, then rotovated them to break up the lumps and it worked pretty well.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 18:50

When we went to Cornwall it was June, loved it. Some great gardens.

Perhaps I better get on with booking the B & Bs for Suffolk next July. Had thought of getting Christmas over with first.

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