Obelixx


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Strictly is back!

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 09:56

I liked Len but do not miss Brucie at all.  Irritating.   Can't think why Claudia allows herself to do those lame sketches as she has a fierce intelligence behind those dippy eyes and that fringe. 


Must admit I do like music with a proper Paso rhythm for that dance but rather enjoyed Sweet Dreams for the tango.  I don't usually like it when they go modern.   Can't imagine how they chose that music for Molly's Charleston.  Wrong, wrong, wrong.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 09:50

Misty start here.  Hope it clears in time for my drive to Olonne for patchwork.


Hosta - have a great time with lots of sun and sleep.   Don't forget your magnesium!


Chicky - lovely photos again.  Exciting times.   Enjoy.   Hope your wallaby is OK Pat.


WW - enjoy your boots.  Important to have warm, comfy feet.  Bought some fancy insoles for mine but can't use them when I need thicker socks.......


Joyce - how lovely to catch up.   


Busy - have a good shop.   It does seem odd not having all the St Nicolas hoo-hah here.   In Belgium, Netherlands and little bits of France around Epinal, they still celebrate him for kids rather than Santa Claus and Xmas.


LG - take your time.  Mondays can be slow starters even after years of not working to a rigid pattern.


Have a good day all.  Hugs as needed for the poorly or sad.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 22:50

Out dancing last night so watched both shows tonight after dinner.   


Loved Gemma's performance and also Alexandra and Daewood apart from his dodgy hands.   Loved Oti's choreography and thought Jonny did well - given he has a prosthetic leg and thus a different action from others how fair is it to insist he tucks in his bum when we know he can't? 


OH and I really disliked the choreography and music for AJ and Molly.   Poor choreography for Debbie's samba too.     The rest were OK.   No horrors.


Didn't like the group dance tho it was interesting to see what Northern Soul is - bit after my time which was soul music in the 60s and 70s.   Far too many on the floor at once and tricky lighting - supposed to show the dancers, not how clever the lighting technology is these days!

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 17:41

Wonderful RG!  I can think of lots of humans with no soul and who are they to say whether or not other creatures have one?  Bloody dogma!


Busy - one of the reasons we chose this house was to reduce the need to climb steps as the knees got creakier, arthritic bits and all to consider.   Our log store is a work in progress.  OH impatient about letting our newly cut wood dry for 2 years and still refusing to buy any logs.  I shall get some for Xmas and NY anyway.


Nigella's lamb for us tonight but shoulder, not leg.  Looking good so far.......and I remembered to go and pick some Romanesco before it got too dark to see.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 15:06

Very misty in patches last night going to and from dancing in La Roche-s-Y.  Sunny again today with odd bits of cloud.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 14:07

That's a long morning Busy.  I hope you get a good lunch afterwards.


Turns out half the seeds need soaking for anything from 3 to 48 hours and then all of them need cold and hot or hot and cold to nudge them into germination mode.  This is going to have my head in a spin!

Grasses screening: Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' for screening

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 13:59

Don't go for giganteus as it gets to between 2.5 and 4m tall..  It will be huge and stiff and nowhere as attractive as the shorter forms which are also prettier and, more importantly, easier to cut when you do the annual hack.   You can cut the softer ones down with hedge trimmers but would need loppers to cut every single stem of the giganteus.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 13:11

I wouldn't have known that name either Pat.  

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 12:08

Had to google those.  pretty and probably much coveted for UK gardens where the temps suit.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 12:05

Butternut here Dove.  Soup for 2 days' lunch and cheese and herb scones.


Buns in the oven too.


OH wants to take the dogs to the beach but I need to do patchwork homework.  Boo.  Another day then.

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