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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 10:32

Possum nicked our pot of marmite!  Heaven knows when I'll find new supplies.  I don't eat it often but sometimes I just need a hit.

Love the smell of frying onions.    I don't do rides of any sort anymore FB but I did find that the way to deal with OH's seasickness on a cross channel ferry was to make him eat well.  Great in the days of Sally Line and smorgasbord but not too bad with P&O and a cooked breakfast.  Nowadays we both get seasick doing a Viennese waltz until we remember the technique.

I've let OH loose with a drill to make 2 holes for screw to support his shoe cabinet.  Dangerous stuff as I am chief hole driller and this is a plasterboard wall that needs special rawl plugs.  We had solid brick and thick plaster in Belgium so there may be tears before bedtime.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 09:32

So exhausted yesterday I nodded off in the middle of SCD2!   Catch up later before tonight's show.   Did see that cake tho.   Hope I'm that fit at 71!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 09:28

Our forecast has changed too.  First dry, then expect a downpour or two and now expect feeble showers, maybe.    Doesn't matter as I have to get on with wardrobes today and get some clothes organised.  Been so busy on pantry and kitchen and downstairs I'm on my last available jeans and fleece.    We have our first guests arriving for a sleepover on Tuesday so on a mission - our horsey farm neighbours who are thinking of retiring here too.

Enjoy the garage sale DD.  Hope you find some tools.  Hold your nerves for the Chateau de gateaux and don't forget you'll need to check out the local competition as well as places in the surrounding area to see what you can offer that they don't.  I expect Charlie would love to help with the research.

Busy - thanks.  Plastic cups may be the way to go but, just n case, I'll check out a couple of places at La Roche-sur-Yon - essential local research.

Last edited: 15 October 2016 09:29:29

Lily bulbs

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 17:52

I agree.  I usually plant mine in groups pf 3 or 5 or 7 in pots at least 30" wide.  That's so I can take them in to shelter over winter and protect from frosts as, in the garden I've just left, they wouldn't have survived the cold, wet winter.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 17:47

Don't you just love finding new babies and sharing.   Some more of the autumn daffs have appeared at the foot of our gate wall.   You can see why I thought they were crocuses.


This pm has been spent re-building a wardrobe - old style oak with 4 sections but we got there.  It has now been thoroughly fed with a beeswax based product and is sat purring.   Polish and fill tomorrow.  

Forgot to say, serious dance class went well last night.  She says we clearly have a good base of steps and technique.  Christophe (Belgian champion with his dance partner a mere 30 times in his career) will be so pleased.

SGV - good to see you around.   Catnap - lovely communal gardens which must give loads of pleasure to residents.

Jigsaws - very absorbing!   Far too busy at the mo but will have a look in winter when things have calmed down and it's dark outside. 

Chili sounds good Dove.  We're having grey mullet from the market and I'm going to try an Atul Kochar recipe on BBC Food.  Friday always used to be a quick spag bol before going to manage 3 hours of dance class so it's rather nice to have a proper dinner.

Last edited: 14 October 2016 17:48:20

Strictly is back!

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 17:32

Dove is right.  I wasn't putting SGL down, just acknowledging a masterful choreography.

As for Will, he's gone and won't be back on SCD.  Don't see the point of speculating on an unknown quantity and especially upsetting each other.  We can all have an opinion but don't have to be rude to each other or dogmatic about it

Let's hope Saturday's show is as good as last week's and we get some great dancing to enjoy and chat about.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 12:19

OH has appointed himself chief washing hanger upper, now that we have a whirly gig thingy in the garden.   Fine by me.

Mission for the day accomplished so far.  Nice lady on the PO didn't have official containers for sending rolled up posters but went and got one of the PO's own poster holders for me.   Fishmonger raided for mackerel for lunch and grey mullet for dinner.  OH did the cheesemonger so we now have smelly blue stuff as well as the kind I like that stays where you put it and doesn't stink.  Veggie man had just one parsnip left but it's all I needed.

Dog walking and chips next then cleaning.   Dirty word I know but needs must.   Then tomorrow I can play with bulbs and pots - maybe.  Needs doing soon.

RB - hope you get sorted pdq..

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.

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