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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.


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..

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 13:38

FG - I don't see why every adult not in education or on disability benefits should not contribute to the running costs of their local social and community services.  Far fairer than a rate system based on house values regardless of the number of occupants,   The poll tax, however, was badly conceived and badly presented do bound to fail.

Sunshine here too now after a cloudy start.   Lots more of those funny little yellow crocuses opening up out the front;  Turns out they're daffs!   Sternbergjia lutea.   Gorgeous.  More cyclamen hiding under the rampant campsis by the old well so we'll have to hack that again and try and replant it somewhere more suitable as its stems have nowhere to go but over the drive where they get run over.;

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 12:03

Sorry you're feeling crook Yvie and hope it clears up soon.

I'm making a huge pot of Jewish penicillin to stash in the freezer, just in case.  I need a freezer doctor though.  Cleaned and primed second yesterday only to get back from shopping to find it shorting.  Not good.  OH has found a dead mouse wrapped round a wee power unit that now needs replacing.   Looks long dead so maybe moving shifted it to a critical position.

He's now fixing my new kitchen lights while I potter about unpacking more boxes.  Need to get a couple of extra shelves cut for the cupboards to store all the spices......

Thatcher did one or two very good things but, on the whole, got far too much wrong and implemented things without thought to consequences to people and their communities.  The far right is as de-humanising as the far left.

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