Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hunting rabbit by handmade archery and baking it in BBQ style

Posted: 27/12/2017 at 18:25

Or a rabbit pie Philippa ... a British favourite as cooked for Mr MacGregor by his good lady wife 

to the sorrow of Peter Rabbit, his mother and siblings 

covering fence panels

Posted: 27/12/2017 at 15:58

Which way does the fence face and what's the soil like?

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 27/12/2017 at 15:41

I agree with both ........... in the countryside, on the fields and the moors snow can be lovely .

... to look at or to have fun in. 

In towns, on roads and for those who have to work in it, snow is not lovely at all 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 27/12/2017 at 12:19

Sleet here and a north wind ......


Posted: 27/12/2017 at 12:11
Lyn says:

... shame on Mike Allen's two daughters  and grand children, leaving him on his own at Christmas, I...

 But he doesn't celebrate Christmas ...  maybe he brought them up not to celebrate it either ... or maybe they offered to pick him up so he could join in with their festivities, but he turned their offer down because, as he said "... Thankfully I don't celebrate the festive season. ..."

Don't think he celebrates birthdays either, although he's told us his is on the 28th 


Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 27/12/2017 at 10:43

BL ... no snow here, just wet and windy  and very grey.  Ma always said that if it doesn't snow at Christmas it snows for my birthday, which is the end of Jan ..... there has been some snow in the UK at Christmas but not here, so I don't know what she'd have said to that 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 27/12/2017 at 09:38

Hi BL ... Love gravlax yum !!!


Posted: 27/12/2017 at 09:32

Whatever is the point in going on about christmas not being what it was and then saying that you don't celebrate Christmas?  

A case of 'Do as I say, not as I do'. 

Our Christmas was lovely ... a happy time spent with loved ones, small gifts exchanged, not expensive but chosen with love ... good food cooked with care was shared and phone calls made and received from friends and family at home and abroad. Some of our family and friends are religious and some are not, but the spirit of Christmas was alive and well in our homes and we feel rejuvenated and refreshed because of it. 

As with so much of life , the more we put in the more we get out. 

Wishing everyone a healthy and peaceful 2018 

Last edited: 27 December 2017 09:33:35

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 27/12/2017 at 08:51

Sons on the mend thanks but slowly ... He has a lot of work over New Year so hope he's up to it. We stayed with him Christmas Eve until Boxing Day morning then visited my brother on the way to spend some time with Wonky. She and her hubby wisely kept away from the flu. Wonky is back at work today ... No snow here but it's wet 

OH and I both have head colds but nothing like flu. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 27/12/2017 at 08:14

oh dear LilyP ... children's bugs, weather problems ... twas ever thus at Christmas ... hope the littlies bounce back soon and that the weather improves quickly.  

I heard from Fairy just before Christmas so all was ok then. Think that when she's not busy she's trying to rest her wrists. 

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