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Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 13:42

 I hadn't thought of that but yes, when I was a little girl we used to have the milkman's van too and in some regions they still have the odd one. Most of the time they also sold other groceries. We did have quite a few shops but over the years most of them either gave up or the owners didn't have anyone to follow in their footsteps.



Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 13:28

It would be, wouldn't  it Geoff?!!            Hope your getting the picture. That's what he does all day, every day  The good part is that he gets to see loads of wildlife, more than you would see in the woods on a walk.


Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 13:07

Staying indoors as much as I can Caz, though the birds do need feeding in this kind of weather. I do feel sorry for my OH who has to go in and out his front loader every day. I also worry about him being safe on the road 'cos he has to drive through a part of Germany to get to work and they only clear the main roads, so very slippery.

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 12:53

Afternoon all,

Just popping in to see if you all are ok. By the look of all the posts most of you are living in a white world too. Hopefully not as cold as here, - 12 C last night.

No online supermarket shopping available here, as far as I know. Well, not entirely true, but the one that does is also the most expensive one and is known to bully farmers into cheaper produce but raising their prices for the customer... Not something I can recommend really.

Keep warm and safe everyone  

Guess the little tree

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 11:48

It's a Cotoneaster. Not sure which variety though, I think it's C.dammeri.

Fork Handles

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 16:16

I'm doing fine at the moment and life's getting better and better every day. Still no hope on the job front but hey, Spring is coming. When the sun comes out, so does my spirit. I still blame my parents for that cos I was born in a very hot Summer.

Hi Lottie!

Hi Bjay, I love your wheelbarrow

BTW, I don't remember who it was but someone posted about Idiotitis; my neighbour defenitely suffers from that. Nothing but !!    


Fork Handles

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 14:09

Afternoon All, 

It has been a while since I posted but I wish everyone a very Happy New Year!! I am still reading the messages but felt I had nothing to write about. Feeling better now so will be contributing every now and then again (if that's ok). 

North facing bank, clay soil

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 13:05

You might try Viburnum burkwoodii, Corylus avellana, and Weigela species. I'd also be inclined to try Pyracantha, Osmanthus, Cornus mas, Sambucus, Cotoneaster and Crataegus monogyna.

Fork Handles

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 12:56

Afternoon all, sorry for being AWOL again without a note but I couldn't get it across cyberatically.

That Pyracantha looks just like mine, but it has loads more berries on. A female Blackbird is fancying them and I'm trying to shoo her off regularly 'cause I love their bright colours in flower arrangements. Blue flowers were my first love.

I know we're not supposed to see the northern lights in The Netherlands but strangely enough OH and me did. One night we came home from Nijmegen and were driving past open fields when all of a sudden this strange greenish light appeared. It was beauuuutiful!!!

This afternoon my neighbour is coming for his English class so I'd better start preparing. Have a lovely day everyone.

PBR protected or not?

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 11:55 Is this what you mean? 

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