Latest posts by Obelixx

Christmas decorations

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 13:16

Everybody used candles before the electric strings came along.  Candles clipped to the branches with special holders to hold them steady and positioned so as not have a branch directly above.

I know Germans who still do it, for authenticity.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 12:00

Clari - your OH needs a rocket in his nether region.  Ludicrous to have all this still waiting after so long and with winter already so much colder than last year.

Our two dogs sleep downstairs but are no longer confined to their cages at night.  They get a sofa each or their basket of they like.  Upstairs is off limits but we have the kittens to entertain at the mo. 

Then And Now

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 11:49

OH is from Worcester, born in Bewdley, and his sister still lives nearby so we visit from time to time.

I was born in Mbeya which was the nearest town to a remote village where my parents ran the leprosarium for 5 years.   Never been back and have no photos of it then or now.

Whilst living in Belgium for 25 years I collected old postcards of our local town and the surrounding villages.   Interesting to see what was, how it has changed or disappeared and compare to present day.

pet companions

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 10:24

I'm so sorry Logan.   Big hugs for you and bracken and hope the new dosage helps.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 10:19

Morning all.  It's so long since we had kittens I'd forgotten how manic they can be at 3am!  OH, of course, just sleeps through.   He did that when Possum was a baby too.

Bright and sunny here but nippy.   We had frost, apparently, but all gone now.  I still have bulbs to plant this pm and some of the smaller perennials we brought with us. The rest are gathered on the sunny side of the house and sheltered from winds so I hope will be OK. 

Have to do a shop today cos we're off to Namur for a long weekend to sort out some stuff.  Possum has asked for an assortment of spices and cooking stuff plus arylics and brushes.   Seems she's gone crafty.

Chicky - you do learn to hide the worry and it is lovely not be a taxi.

Clari - have you drawn it all out on paper?   Make cut out scale g'houses and hen runs and trees and then shuffle them till happy.

OH missed the first 4 episodes of Missing and the 5th didn't record so I've been waiting for him to catch up before watching the rest which we can now do together.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 09:59

Funnily enough I planted my nectaroscordum, Purple Sensation and Christophii in the smaller of the two cleared beds yesterday.   Lovely soil under the piles of compost so I hope they grow well.   Crocuses and perennials today. 

Christmas decorations

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 20:03

That's a good idea Runnybeak.

laylandi hedge

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 20:02

They are only growing on one side now and at a reduced height so they will take far fewer resources which means Poppy can add loads of goodness to her soil and grow something interesting.

Christmas decorations

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 19:17

Ho Ho Dove. 

No curtains yet as we have very efficient roll down shutters so I can take my time deciding about curtain rails which will need to be decorative and also strong.   Also thinking about future wall colours and painting.   Good excuses to wait for them to be too big to climb curtains.  

We have a cast iron table with a glass top out i the barn.  Need to measure it as that would avoid the tablecloth problem.  Failing that theer's a smaller one with no top which I could fix up.

I like Xmas lights to be plain, warm white.   Not that stark,white of so many modern LEDs.   I find blue lights cold.   I loathe flashing lights.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 19:09

And the greenhouse in the sunniest part if it's for growing toms and peppers and chillies.   Not so critical if it's for bringing on seedlings, cuttings and sheltering plants over winter.

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