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!!Surprise Surprise!!

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 16:54

They are so pretty though and I always like to see wildlife. They are all around here but have never yet come into my garden. Maybe because the French hunt has made them too nervous of people.

I feel that Jacqueline has come on here wanting to share her excitement at seeing a beautiful pheasant so close up and we've thrown cold water over it. They are lovely birds even if they do eat people's plants.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 16:37

Sounds daft and a waste of money about the green lady, or do I mean man. As Kitty says we are all human beans. Shouldn't discriminate against either and "vive la difference"!

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 15:10

SG Lily, I'm sorry you've felt ignored sometimes, I'm sure it wasn't meant. The trouble with forums is that sometimes people just want to say things and get them off their chests without really looking at others' posts. I've sometimes felt ignored, not just talking about this thread, but it's all part of posting on a forum. And sometimes people can't think of something to say so they just switch it off and look at another thread. And I've been guilty of that too. I always liked your posts and missed you when you didn't post so much. Generally I find this thread very friendly.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 13:32

It was a mistake, Topbird. If you aren't well you should be resting or you will be slower to recover. Can't the garden wait a week? Now is the time to pamper yourself.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 13:22

Afternoon all. I've been at a committee meeting.

Raining here, but at least the wind has stopped.

We were going to Norfolk on Thursday. Our house sitter sent an email this morning to say he is stuck in England until Saturday because his flight today has been cancelled because of the air traffic controllers' strike. We don't know if our flight will be cancelled too. Even if it isn't I need to find someone to feed the horses and my cat.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 08:55

Morning all.

Housesitter has sent an email to say his flight back from the UK has been cancelled because of the French strike so he can't be here until Saturday. We won't know about our flight on Thursday until tomorrow.

I don't fossick as much as I should

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 22:12

Had a power cut today because of the howling gales. Just as we decided to go to the Chinese place for dinner with our English friends in the village the electricity came on. But it was nice to come home to.

Just read back and found a glorious word "fossicking" from MU. I'm so glad to hear that others have cupboards like mine.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 22:02

What was that all about? I haven't seen an unlock now thread. Who is OP?

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 21:16

Just read back.
I hope you feel better soon Topbird.

Thanks for telling me about your choirs, Liri. OH and I had a look at the website, sounds lovely. OH will be singing in the Messiah in April.

I like the sound of Lily P's island. If I take OH there would have to be WiFi, he was suffering today during the power cut and fixed the router to a car battery with some piece of kit he had for power cuts. Like Dove I would also want a comfy bed. A large towel too and toothpaste.

Worst winter

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 21:08

I remember '63 when I was 12, but it was fun. We played in the snow and skated on the local lake.

The worst winter I remember was 1985/6 the year we moved to Dordogne. It was freezing, -25°. Our heating oil tank was in the garage and the oil went into the house through a pipe which froze so we had no heating. The farmer next door was great, he rigged up something with big containers of oil next to the boiler. When the thaw came my daughter's bedroom was flooded as she had a washbasin in her bedroom. The pipes froze and cracked. Our first house in France was an old watermill next to a river. Even the river froze. But another year during a wet winter the river flooded across the garden and the house was an island.

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