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Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 16:08

Sunny now but still cold.  Freezing again tonight.   I don't like it.   Getting soft I expect after just over a year here and being so much balmier than Belgium.

We have a couple of blueberry and hazelnut muffins left from yesterday and OH has half his Xmas pud that he finally heated up on Sunday and we have a whole Creole cake to go at but are saving fro when we can start gardening again.  However, I shall male that clementine cake in the next couple of weeks and I also have my eye on this which Possum says is very good - https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/coconut-chai-traybake for patchwork meetings, not just us.

Been quietly getting on upstairs with my trousse only to find OH has taken out the dogs without me.  So much for keeping the toes and everything else fit and mobile.  Tomorrow then.

Hosta - our boiler in Belgium used to block sometimes if we let the oil get down low as sludge would get in and block the flow to the burner.   Hope you get it fixed soon.   Hot water essential.

Hhog - hope you get  whole one but, if not, no harm in starting with a half and working up to a whole one if it comes free.

RG - I hate going to the hairdresser!  They always cut my fringe too short and too straight and those basins are neck busters.   Hope you found some lovely sticky cake or some biscuits.

Garden Gallery 2018

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 13:16

Most of that pic is actually paddock Joyce.  In theory the horsey neighbour is using it for his horses and paying us in horse poo.  In reality, he has wimped out so, after a wee chat, I shall invite farmer Luc to put cows and calves in there again so we can concentrate on this bit and the front.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 13:12

That sounds like a good plan HHog.  Maybe some veggies too for you and your new neighbours?

Garden Gallery 2018

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 11:54

I do love those we blue irises Joyce.   Not venturing out to take pics today but here are this morning's views from front and back doors.  Very unusual for the Vendée this close to the coast

Popped out just long enough to top up the bird food.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 11:51

Split pea and bacon soup on the go here Dove.  Not a salad day.  Less snow than DL but more than we'd expect here

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 10:24

Lovely colours Pat and so very smooth too.

I like your patchwork Busy.  I'm making a "trousse" today. Sort of a fabric folder with pockets and slots to hold sewing stuff for patchwork group.  Carefully cut out and ironed the pieces form my own fabric yesterday and then carefully left it on the ironing table so bought some Provençal print from the patchwork club stash.  Much brighter and jazzier than my original choice but still blue.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 09:55

For those who don't visit the Forkers' thread, some pics form a trip to Paris last week.  Grey, grey, grey skies and buildings but at least it was dry after all the rain that flooded the Seine.

Sacré Coeur on Montmartre

Seine in flood up to the tops of the lamp posts on its banks

Time to make this a green island with no cars and lots of plants rather than a race track

View from the roof of Galeries Lafayette main building

Notre Dame - note to self, stick to just one or two colours for bedding primulas

Arc de Triomphe in the distance thru ferris wheel and Louvre archway

Eiffel tower at night - no boat trips till the river goes down a few metres

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 09:38

Lovely pics Liri.  Love the detail in the doors and windows and very varied scenery.  Thanks.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 09:32

Good morning all.  We have snow!  Rare occurrence round here so waking up to a whole inch of the stuff and more falling is a bit odd.   Doggies happy.  Pussies affronted.

Possum's first day of her internship yesterday.  OK so far but today she's got a very early start to get to an EFTA seminar.   That'll be an interesting experience for her..................   Having looked very suspicious at the handbag I made her that could hold her PC and her camera and normal stuff she's now put in a request for one with tailor-made modifications.   Cheek!

Hosta - I hope you get your oil early and everyone is warm and clean and chatting on.

LP and Joyce - roads OK still?  

Busy - I hope it's OK your way too and you have all you need in case the snow is thick.

Have a cosy day everyone.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 05/02/2018 at 20:18

LP - what kind of dog eats light bulbs???  Daft Herbert.

Pdoc - that's much more than when you first became ill so grounds for optimism.  Pace yourself, rest when needed and maybe it will all come good again with time and patience.

DD - do you have a day off which you could use to bake ahead and freeze some cakes so you just thaw overnight and ice in the morning - if yu do icing?   Sounds hectic.

Asked OH to light a log and the perisher just turned up the radiator.  He'd had it on 2!

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