Busy-Lizzie


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Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 22:07

Been rather a difficult evening. All was fine earlier, met the 2 little GDs from nursery school and took them to see there Mummy in hospital. She went outside with them to play in the garden and I had a peaceful hour cuddling new baby GD. Then I took the two GDS home, still 31° here so they had a play in the paddling pool before supper. Read them stories, put them to bed. Then all hell let loose! Younger one, 3 in July, howled and howled, wanted Daddy who is at a business dinner with important clients. Mummy rang up to see how it was going. She said it's time to stop being nice and be firm and strict, so I was and within minutes there was silence. But it's hard being hard with someone else's children even if they are your own son's. He indulges them a lot, they have him wrapped around their little fingers!


Debs, 6! But my Mum had 6, I had 4.


Lovely pics of your garden Joyce.

gallery of shame

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 14:42

Sunny, you need to turn the old wheelbarrows upside down, like I did, and you may get wild bees in them thinking they're hives. Mine had 4 honeycombs but I didn't want to disturb them.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 13:11

Still very hot and sunny on the Western edge of Burgandy. Hope Obelixx's rain goes south to home in Dordogne, but OH says he's watered everything.


Took the little granddaughters to nursery school this morning. Will take them to see their Mummy and new baby sister after school. Been to local SM and have washed up and tidied son's kitchen. Seen weeds in the garden but it's too hot now. Wearing a summer dress.


Welcome Neal 4. I agree with punkdoc, the fungi have to be in contact with the roots.

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 12:57

Hello all, just been reading back. Felt pleased that some of you remembered my messy pond!


I'm at son's, 5 hours from home, but it took longer than 5 hours because of heavy traffic. Our bank holiday was Ascension Day which was Thursday so people take Friday off too and have a long weekend. Sunday afternoon is when they all go back home.


Anyway, son rang as he had to go to work today and has an important business dinner tonight. Baby arrived late so DIL is still in hospital, it's 4 days here. He thought her mother would come to look after their 2 little daughters and take them to nursery school but she was going away for the weekend and isn't back until Tuesday. So here I am, near Auxerre on the edge of Burgandy.


I had a good cuddle of baby Elise in hospital yesterday, she was wide awake taking everything in, but not crying. A little cutie. Her sisters were overexcited. They cooled down in the paddling pool when we got back to son's house. Still very hot here. I'll take them back to the hospital after nursery school.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 23:33

But when Internet is slow I can't look at Photobucket links. I've said before I have missed a lot of Berghill's photos and some of yours.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 23:11

I arrived at the hospital to visit baby Elise around 6.30pm, later than I meant. There was loads of traffic on the motorway, more like the M25 than the A20! 20 minutes of almost static jam too. I was late leaving because other son and DIL turned up with their new baby and 2 little boys with presents for his brother and SIL. Had to pack in a rush and didn't eat the snack lunch I'd planned.


Finally ate at 10pm with Son 1. His 2 little daughters were so excited by the arrival of their sister and were even excited because Granny (me) was coming to stay that they were a real handful this evening and didn't want to go to bed.


Had a good long cuddle with Elise in hospital. She was wide awake, not crying and very interested in everything around her. Her sisters were jumping on the bed with their little cousin.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 08:53

Morning all.


I'm going to meet my new GD today. Had a call from son yesterday. They had thought DIL's mother would be coming but she and her OH dropped in at the hospital to see the new baby and announced they were off to the mountains for a long weekend in their holiday mansion. They are French aristocrats. Son has to work on Monday and Tuesday, important meetings and he will be managing director in July. They have 2 little girls and DIL won't be out of hospital until Wednesday. In France new Mums stay in hospital for 4 days. So I'm off in a couple of hours, it's a 5 hour drive.

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

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 08:41

Kitty, a Troc is a second hand furniture and household items place, usually in a big bare building. Our local one sells stuff for other people. They don't swap. I know of a similar place in Norwich which is called an emporium.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 16:45

Spent the day in the hot sun, 30°, that's the shade temp, in the veg garden. I had to plant stuff as may be going to stay with son because of new GD. I'm getting behind anyway and my plants would have needed re-potting if not planted.
Planted runner beans, courgettes, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet peppers, lettuces, broccoli, French marigolds. Watered it all well.
Think I may have overdone it though, felt dizzy and have a headache.

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 15:58

Oh yum, slated caramel ice lollies, wish I had some. I've been toiling in the veg garden in full sun. Think I've overdone it. Had 3 glasses of elderflower cordial. Headache started.

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