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Hello Forkers - SEPTEMBER 2018



  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845
    Ha Dove, I know what you mean,
    because of enforced rest I have cleared a fair bit of freezer space but it’s never enough
    last year when I thought an old freezer I had was dying we got a new one   We have three now as the dodgy one seemed to recover but is used only for baking and bread in case it “ceases to exist”
    Should really make marmalade with the Seville oranges, that would free up some space!
    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,827
    Funny morning.  Found 2 organisations offering Spanish but one only for people who already speak it and the other, a twinning organisation, doesn't do complete beginners but says we can along to the first class of the level 1 and see if we can cope.  Given that we're British and get along in French, how hard can it be?   Also found a dance club offering Argentine Tango as a new class.  Been there, done that, not our cup of coffee but we may go along to the open evening to see what the ballroom is like and have a dance.

    Thence to the big SM with a café that things capuccino is made with a dollop of whipped cream.   Shop done then a raid on the freezer shop which had wild bilberries in.  Yum yum.   Home for lunch, coffee next and then curtains or desk.   Depends on interference from OH who, now we are retired, thinks all the DIY gear is his!!  Ha!  Can't tell you how many shelves he hasn't put up or doors he hasn't fixed or cupboards he hasn't built, not to mention handy dooberries in the garden.

    The only roasties I do are Italian style so new potatoes, chunked and drizzled with a small dollop of olive oil, lots of grated garlic and some rosemary, S & P.  Whack in hot oven till crispy round the edges.   That said, OH got me to plant a whole bag of Bintjes last spring but I expect they'll be baked or mashed when we get around to harvesting.

    Did I mention that one of my new baby nectarine trees has 3 fruits on it?  Result!  Had to hand pollinate as it was too cold for them to go out and get pollinated when they were in blossom.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Hi are daughter left today to fly back to theUK, so all our visitors have now gone home. I have just finished reading 340 letters in august and the 3 pages today. Our daughter has paid for OH and myself to go away next weekend and at the same time visit the elephant park which we always enjoy. We are expecting 100 % rain tomorrow and i am due to drive tomy friend thats an 1hr drive away, she has just had 5weeks in Scotland for her son's wedding. We have had 75mm of rain for August but this weekend is Ironmam world champion and the water in the dams are standing at 17.5% so after this good ness knows what water will be left but they now tells us we will run out of water in less than 12 months. Cape Town dams are filling up nicely as they have had some good rains. Hope everyone is well and not getting to cold at the momnt.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 6,961
    Hi folks,  No sign of new grandson he seems to be hanging on for Tuesday's c section.  I must have got the nesting bug as I can't seem to stop cleaning and tidying, even had the large heavy wardrobes out in the bedroom.  Done lots in the garden too.  Trimming box and pittosporum, planted out some foxgloves and deadheading.  Hope everyone is OK.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Yvie 😀 if you’ve still got the nesting bug our garage needs a bit of a sort out 😉

    Im getting an early night, so sweet dreams all 😴🐑🐑🐑
    See you in the morning ...☕️
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,721
    I too had an early night. I've been awake since 12.30, grrrr
  • Pat EPat E Posts: 11,696
    Hi all.

    I hope your daughter delivers the baby soon Yvie. What a lovely event to look forward to - a new little baby to spoil with cuddles. 

    Glenys, we still haven’t had more than a cold drizzle here. I noticed this morning that my Plumcot has suddenly burst into flower. We might have to turn the dripper hose onto the orchard for the first time in many months. It’s a bit sooner than I expected. I haven’t given anything a winter-spring prune yet. I’ve been waiting for the frosts to go away. Hmmm! 

    Obelixx, your energy is amazing!

    S. E. NSW
  • Pat EPat E Posts: 11,696
    Didn’t see you there Hosta. Hope you’ve fallen asleep again by now.

    S. E. NSW
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,721
    Hiya Pat. 
    I did get back to sleep , now I'm up for work.
    I'd never heard of plumcot before. I've just had to google it. What do they taste like?
  • Good morning all 🙂☕️ Gday Pat 🙂 Hiya Hosta 🙂
    I’ve read about plumcots but never seen one. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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