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Camera Corner

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 17:12

Having trouble with photos, the next one didn't work and the one above looks much clearer in my files.

Camera Corner

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 17:10

I'm never really quite sure what makes a photo special. I have a little Canon Ixus which I just put on automatic and I point it at scenes I like, or family - whatever I would like to have a memory of. Photos like this one of where we stayed in the Gorges du Tarn.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33037.jpg?width=277&height=350&mode=max

 

 

 

 

 

Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 15:10

Here is a poppy. I found Brumbull's "poppy" on Google Images, an American site, the American Legion. They obviously aren't gardeners!

http://www.objectretrieval.com/sites/default/files/Red-poppy,-Polandweb.jpg

 

Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 09:54

We will be having a C of E Remembrance Sunday Service here in Dordogne (more than one, in several different villages) We borrow local Catholic churches. But the French have a Bank Holiday on the 11th November and they all go to their village war memorial for a Service in time for the 2 minutes silence.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 09:31

Morning all.

The Health Service in hospitals has changed a lot since I stopped nursing when I started having children. There was a lot of patient care then and not so much admin. The Doctors, Matron and the Sisters were in charge, now it seems to be managers. I did a back to nursing course in France and the nurses spent most of the time in the office with the computers and the phone and filling in forms. Auxillaries, who were very poorly paid, and had 1 year's training looked after the patients, apart from things needing someone more qualifyed. I didn't go back to nursing, had no computer training and it was hard with coping with speaking French all the time as well.

It poured in the night. Today I'm cooking for charity Concert on Saturday.

Hardy Winter Flowers for hanging baskets

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 23:32

I love violas. Even if they don't produce masses of flowers in mid winter they really get going and provide masses of colour in spring until you plant summer bedding. They are OK with semi-shade too. Here are some of mine in early

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32999.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

 April.

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 23:02

I'm no expert, rather point and shoot, but some flowers just look gorgeous close up like these gazanias.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32996.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32997.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 And some look weird, like this ageratum.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32998.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 22:50

Thanks Dove. My sister is a children's social worker. They get some flack in the press but they do a great job which is demanding and difficult. But her children aren't badly disabled, they are badly treated, she's seen some terrible things.

On a lighter note, I bought some crocuses today, 50 for about £4. How does that compare with English prices?

Helping with a charity concert with meal on Saturday. Cooking the veggie option and 2 puds, have I already said that?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 10:02

Morning all.

Suppose Dove is at work now, know all about retiring, but still don't know what she does.

We're food shopping this morning. Helping with big charity concert this Saturday and will be cooking the veggie option and 2 pud, orange and almond cake. It's a Spanish theme.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 09:55

I have set my settings to view last post, not first post, just as 2 Wheel Gardener said, but it made no difference, still getting threads set at 1st post. If I don't get "view last unread post" I have to find the thread on the latest posts list and click on the last person who posted on the right side.

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