Latest posts by Obelixx


Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:19

Bit of a technical hitch there Dove - no pork pies, gammon or Stilton round here.......


Posted: 13/11/2016 at 10:45

Thanks Butternut.  I was wondering what to do for lunch.   Sorted.

What do I do with a pickled walnut Dove?   Not really a fan of vinegary things but I expect OH will love them.    Need to get this gas oven malarchy sorted before I try cakes.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:42

No idea of the temperature as I haven't unearthed my thermometers yet but it feels very mild and we have increasing pale blue bits, no rain and a good breeze.   Good for walkies and pottering outdoors once indoor jobs are done.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:39

Pat is Oz, countryside outside of Canberra.  Busy, D Damsel and I are in France.  Other Forkers are UK based but scattered over a wide range of local climates and terrain.

Don't worry, you'll get the hang of it.

Ornamental grasses

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:36

OK.  Will do.   Might have to plan a birthday raid on that nursery then,.......


Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:34

We have a walnut tree in this new garden and OH has gathered what he can and is sitting shelling them while watching golf. 

Would love suggestions for using and/or storing them as I've only ever bought walnuts as I need them and prefer pecans for baking anyway.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 08:46

Beautiful pictures.   That snow scene is so serene and the fish colours so vibrant.    I have seen fish pedicures advertised further south in France on hols before and now I find there's one opening at Nantes which is not that far form here.

Beautiful barn owl - I've not heard one here yet but there are others about of the towit towoo variety.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 08:36

French connections all on parade then!  I have learned a new word - éparse - to describe expected scattered showers on Wednesday.  Sunny spells today which will be good for walkies.

Hope you don't get too soggy running DD but you'll enjoy a lovely hot shower afterwards, surely.

I have now catalogued all my flower seeds........   Hundreds of euros saved on seed orders but OH still doesn't see my economic reasoning.  Next thing is to do the veggies........ 

More coffee and painting first.

Have a good Sunday whatever your weather and activities.

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 07:52

It is a fact that the more secure and educated and prosperous societies become the fewer children they have which will leave the western world in a demographic crisis as youngsters become too few to replace the older generations as they die and then you get problems with having enough people working to run all the services and industry so you rely on immigrants to do the "menial" tasks and certain skilled jobs for which too few of the indigenous people are not qualified............

In places like the IoM it must be exacerbated by young people leaving to get higher education and jobs and careers.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 07:45

Good morning.  I was awake late too but that's because I was googling greenhouses and polytunnels....  Polytunnels really do look good value for money.   So much to ponder.

Up early (for me) this morning to find it has finally stopped raining and we have blue streaks between the grey and cream streaky highlights in the clouds.    Once the sun is properly up I shall do coat no 9 on the stripes (should do the trick, fingers crossed) and then potter outside.

Coffee first!

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