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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 09:40

It does seem incredible but then, people in the UK believed the 350 millions on that bus and TB about WMD.  

Cold here today and dark and grey but dry and still.   Local market this morning for a raid on the fish and veggie stalls then PO for DD - none in our village so an excursion needed - then dog walking to tire them out before we go to the vet to get their microchips updated.

Still hunting for decent sized small plant pots with a bit of depth for sowing beans.

Some of my hostas in pots have gone buttery but others are still green.    They'll have to stay in their pots for winter along with nearly all my other treasures but I do want to get the golden rain tree planted and find a good spot for my hamamelis so we get the perfume in Jan/Feb.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 23:43

You said "almost the same".  I don't think it was but who cares?  It was great.  One of my favourite films ever and one of my favourite Strictly dances too.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 22:59

No, she took bits and modified them and added but not a copy.  Cracking stuff.  Loved it and thought Ore handled the brolly and the routine superbly.

Growing clematis through bamboo

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 22:56

We have inherited very strong, tall bamboo in this garden and I don't think it would do as a clematis support either as it would also interfere with the clematis' needs to get its roots down deep and would compete too much for food and water that the clematis needs to grow and flower well..

Not keen on bamboo anyway so my vote is for ditching the bamboo, erecting some trellis as a screen and covering that with clematis.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 16:21

They've sacked all the volunteer bell ringers so no ding dong at Xmas - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/oct/13/york-minster-to-fall-silent-after-sacking-bellringers-for-whom-the-bell-tolls 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 16:08

Lot of it about Joyce and a complete waste of time.   Leaves here are still green with some turning yellow and one or two gorgeous red trees which look like liquidambar.  However, many trees are just dropping green leaves as it is so very dry.

OH is watching a recording of the Apprentice - more willy waving from people with over-inflated egos - so I'm off to the kitchen to soak my feet and spruce them up for another new dance class this evening.   We think this one will be much more serious than Monday's.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 13:30

Yes Dove - sounds like lots of energetic posturing and willy waving to me.  Prices are going to go up regardless.

Now there are silly B's at York Minster too.  Whatever next?

Pat E hope you have a good sleep.  Lots on your mind.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 13:05

Our Belgian house sold in 10 days and to the 11th visitors.  Was expecting it to take the more usual year so very pleased.   Notaire's fees here in France are lower than in Belgium where we also had to pay for an electrical survey - any mods needed are for new owners within 18 months and they then have to have them certified.   We also had to provide certificates of conformity for septic tank, CH oil tank etc.

Just been out for an hour's route march with the dogs.   No hunters today so lots of fossicking about off lead down an unpaved country lane between paddocks and arable fields and one small field of grapevines.

Don't understand Tesco.  The pound has dropped dramatically so anything relying on imported content is going to be more expensive.   Reality check.  

Busy and Papi - any suggestions as tow here I can get pots deep enough for sowing borad beans and sweet peas or am I back to collecting loo rolls?

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 10:39

We were expecting rain but it's gone away so cool, but bright and only a bit cloudy.   They now seem to think it may rain on Monday.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 10:35

Morning all - just.   Didn't sleep too well last night so up late and still in kaftan despite pottering for an hour or so.  it seemed to stay dark very late too this morning and, like Busy, we'll need our spring/autumn duvet soon and had better find a chap to check our heating system before we fire it up.

DD - our new house had been on the market for nearly 3 years so they accepted an offer.  I hope yours do too.   I have noticed that the new disabled access regs mean cafés and restaurants here now often have just the one loo but it is clean, spacious and easy of access for all.   Maybe you too can get away with just one and maybe a small, separate "pissoir" for men.

It is cool today but the rain they were forecasting has now gone away so we'll be off out with the dogs soon for a good walk and then more unpacking and organising.

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