Obelixx


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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 16:23

Thank you all.


We were advised we have to use quicklime to keep marauding foxes and stoats and martens off so have been on a tour..........so, a bit late in the day, OH is finally out there digging a regulation 1m deep hole.   25 kilo bags but the surplus can be diluted and used to paint fruit tree trunks to deter pests.


We also came home with some bulbs to plant on her grave and10 each of 3 types of strawberry plants to crop from May to October.  Need something else though for this period as she came to us late one September.   Maybe transfer some of those autumn daffs which are popping up all over now and one of my shrubs from Belgium.

Wall defender

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 15:54

Pyracantha.  Evergreen, spring blossom, autumn fruit, great for wildlife form insects to birds for food and shelter and, above all, thorny.  Can be trained along a wall on wires and will not damage foundations or mortar or bricks.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 13:52

After her little flourish earlier in teh week, Pusscat took a turn for the worse so we took her to the vet this morning.   Now we have to bury her according to local rules and regs.


Going to need a lot of chocolate today.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 09:31

Dry as a  bone here too Busy and only dribbles of rain forecast for tomorrow but no frosty bits for ages as we're just 20kms from nearest bit of coast.   I tried 3 DIY and garden stores for ordinary pots yesterday so I can sow some broad beans.   No joy so ended up online last night and there's a place in Angles, about 20 mins away so we'll have to check it out.


Clari - Reggie looks like he's had a great day out.  Hope you did too and that your loins are suitably girded for another day of DIY.


Joyce - enjoy your lunch.


Yvie- we're supposed to develop resistance to colds with age and experience but I always seem to get a humdinger in September/October as school/college/activities start again.  Pot of Jewish penicillin is on the go, just in case.


Don't usually like cider except for cooking Papi-Jo but that looks like a good recipe to try but it'll have to be damson gin.


Have a good day everyone.

Clematis ' Doctor Mary '

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 09:19

It's gorgeous.  Another herbaceous one?

Strictly is back!

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 08:53

I did make it clear that medical reasons were valid but having a paddy isn't.   I don't want to know the details as I don't do "celebrity" gossip but I do have the right to be irritated if he is just having a paddy.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 22:04

 When these people sign up for Strictly it's for a well known format and 3 months of hard slog.   There's a huge investment in the series from the booking of celebrities to all the planning of the shows, professional and group dance routines, professionals' choreographies for their partners, music, guests, costumes and so on.


It is, IMO, irritating when one of them decides they shouldn't be there, for whatever reason and, like I said, it is very unfair on their professional whose career can be affected by their performances.  The only reason for leaving early is personal injury or illness.   Other than that, the celebs should be professional enough to see it through.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 21:08

What an irritating idiot!   So unfair for his professional partner apart from upsetting the series schedule and disappointing fans.    

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 18:39

Happy to help DD.  There really isn't very much printed info but the poster is quite good to have   There are other posters up around the port announcing the day of departure and others saying the record is 78 days.




Harbour



I think there's a yacht basin too so we'll go and look for that when OH gets his sardine lunch.


We have been to look at our future veggie plot and have met the 4 legged neighbours - dozens of gorgeous Blonde d'Aquitaine beef cattle with their babies.   Unfortunately Bonzo barked at them and they stampeded.  curiosity very quickly overcame fear but we'll have to keep him away from that boundary.


Camera Talk

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 13:54

We love Tuscany too Busy.  Went there for years when Possum was a bairn as she was happy in the sea at the northern end and we were happy to be close enough to Pisa, Lucca and Florence for day trips.  We took a weekend break in the middle one year to go to Sienna and San Giminiano.  Loved it all except for the electric "candles" in the church at San G.


Now we're over this side of France we plan to head to northern Spain for breaks so we can explore the northern coastline and its hinterland  and lots of day excursions round here too while we get to know it..

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