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West Acre

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:30

What a brilliant day - dull & misty weather but sparkling, sunny company - really great to see everyone again. Snoodle and Panda bought loads of plants as usual, Dove's poorly wrist didn't stop her opening her purse either  & the rest of us did pretty well too - we now just have to find homes for them all 

Good garden borders (lovely grasses) and some excellent plant stalls (in addition to the nursery) & all very reasonably priced - heartily recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Scrummy picnic too (pics will no doubt posted before too long!). Sorry I didn't contribute girls - will definitely do better next time! - but we have some talented gardeners & cooks in our midst.

Thanks for suggesting this one Nut - it was a hit 



Posted: 19/09/2014 at 18:14

Thanks Lesley - I'm sure we will - it's very good company!! 


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 17:38

Hi Liri - just had a peek at the World of Wool site. I've never heard of it before but it looks like a really interesting place to visit (I'm guessing you could easily spend a fortune by selecting 'just one of those' and 'ooh - I have to have one of those' - bit like buying bulbs and seeds).

Think I might give it a try next time I'm in Yorkshire - thanks for the heads up! 

West Acre

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 16:37

Thanks Dove  - should be excellent.

We have just had an absolute monsoon here so I used the interval to look at the Met Office forecast for tomorrow ....

What is it about our outings that attract severe weather warnings?  - one now in place for rain in East Anglia tomorrow.

Still we won't dissolve will we? & my waterproof is pretty good! Hopefully the worst will be through by mid morning but I might stick my wellies in too - just in case.....

West Acre

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 16:11

Well... I was just pulling me wellies on  & the heavens opened - now we've got thunder & lightning - so I guess the grass will have to wait till Sunday.

Glad the wrist is on the mend Dove - have I got the right time for tomorrow?

West Acre

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 15:32

Hi everyone - safely home last night - very chilled & pretending not to notice the piles of washing & the fact that the grass is about 6" long.

Thanks for your PM nut - I'm still coming tomorrow - have I got it right that we're meeting about 11.15? Is there a car park &, if so, is that where we're meeting?

All that talk of picnic has made me hungry - afraid I'm going to be very boring & bought myself a pac of sandwiches during a quick dash to W/rose this morning - prawn & watercress tho' - so very yummy!!  

Hope the wrist's on the mend Dove - I missed having decent internet & haven't really been able to keep up with all the news & goss.

Really looking forward to scouring the plant stalls with you all 



Posted: 12/09/2014 at 10:18
Hi everyone - quick pop in. Sorry to hear of the problems some of you are facing & the injuries others have sustained. Glad we (ie Snoodle !) seem to have sorted out getting Dove to W Acre next week - really looking forward to that.
Take care of yourself everybody & hugs & support for those in need of it.
Absolutely glorious weather here on the Dordogne - Lot border & have passed some very pretty private gardens on our outings. Really hope they get a French NGS going next year.

East Anglia Forkers Outings

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 09:38
Ooooohh goody - look forward to seeing you all there - sounds like a really good day.

East Anglia Forkers Outings

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 11:54
V-e-r-y s-l-o-w connection here in deepest France - but the wine, cheese & sun compensate!!
I'm still coming to W Acre but I might not be able to make Beth Chattos. So if Panda was still wanting to go there it might be safest for someone else to arrange transport - sorry about that - but it may yet work out.
Will look in from time to time to see what you've all been up to


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 21:48
Great cakes GG.
Does your dog eat the spiders (s)he catches Lesley? My old cat did but they always made her burp REALLY loudly - fall about laughing loud....

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