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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 14:33

Good luck Fidget.   Bureaucracy can be a nightmare, especially when it involves "job'sworths".

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 14:28

Thanks BF.   I'll keep an eye out for that calendar.

Any news on your move?

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 09:49

Good morning everyone.   Good sleep last night.  Sorry, all you insomniacs.

I have had to take adult scientists on immersion trips for years and they can be hard to round up - seem to lose individual responsibility when in groups with a "leader" and OH had the same bovver with grown men on golf weekends away - so I can just imagine what a bunch of rampant teenagers can be like.   

Wonky - I think you should definitely go for pink steel-capped boots and maybe purple for a spare pair.   Glad the first day out went well but not surprised you're tired.  Those things are heavy.

Entertaining morning so far.  We've had a cock sparrow in the fireplace again and Rasta doggy is determined he's still in there...   Good job she had her coat clipped!

Messed about with pots yesterday and moved colourful acer into the sun

Jam jar shopping today then more messing with pots.

Have a great day everyone, whatever you're doing..   

Strictly is back!

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 18:51

Not round here that I can see.  One house in our hamlet has put a sticker of a pumpkin on its front door window but that's all.   Haven't seen any great fuss in shops except for a bit of witchy decoration in the customer service area of one DIY shop.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 16:58

OK.  Did they leave a teacher behind as well to keep an eye on the last class?   Is teaching not about the art of communication?

Amazing, in a bad way.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 16:13


Crab apple jelly time.

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 12:11

I had 2 John Downies in my garden in Belgium - one for me and one for the birds.  Good croppers.

None here but new neighbours gave me 4 kilos of quince so I've turned 3 into jelly and, doh!, have just realised we binned all my jam jars.  Pan off, lid on.  Shopping tomorrow.  Public holiday here.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 10:59

I see what you mean about the size Pat.  When our ex neighbours were here a couple of weeks ago Pol ate huge amounts for breakfast - croissant, pain au chocolat and several slices of multigrain bread but then he's a big chap and a farmer so probably needs the calories - but maybe not on hols?

Have a great time Liri.  A bit of sun should set you up for winter.

When OH moans about my cold feet in bed I remind him he promised to cherish me.


HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 09:31

OH has been at home since Jan 1st and it's OK except for having to do lunch as opposed to eating what and when I feel like it, or not.   He's pretty good at helping with chores but when he does need a prompt I usually suggest something along the lines of getting his bloody Dyson out or fetching in teh washing while I cook dinner.  Getting more observant now.

Another sunny day here so I'll be outside pottering again and not doing the many indoor jobs outstanding.  Sorting what's left can wait for a rainy day, as can painting.

Hope you enjoyed your breakfast Busy.  Probably won't need to eat till dinner time now.

Is raisin toast a sort of tea bread or a just a fruity loaf like cramique in Belgium which is a fruity brioche and actually very light but calorific.  Great for B&B pudding.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 22:37

Sorry Pat.  Tired so forgot about your being a day ahead.   I don't always eat breakfast so that can be a problem when we have guests as they usually either want the local kind which means an early expedition for croissants and brioche or else the full English which I'm happy to cook and eat but can't face before mid morning at the earliest and then after a good bit of gardening or h****work or a walk with the dogs. 

Definitely off to bed now I've let the dogs out and got them to settle.

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