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  • That's very good going for Mr @chicky.    :D  When Mr R who ran a little village shop with his wife had his hip done and had reached the exercising stage, Mrs R gave him the weekly leaflet delivery round to do ... as she said, there's no point in him going for walks with nothing in his hands ...  ;)  

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • floraliesfloralies Posts: 2,592
    Morning all, good to see Mr @chicky getting on well. I hope @Busy-Lizzie and OH are catching their trains ok, it is today isn't it?
    None of the forecast rain made it to this neck of the woods surprise, surprise. I still have bulbs to get in the ground, I didn't really want to put them in tubs as the young squirrel will hoick them out, but needs must I suppose.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,166
    Hello all.

    Thank you @floralies.    

    We are back in France after a stressful journey. We had to change trains at Ely to go to Stansted Airport. Our train was late but we just made it to be told that the Stansted train had been cancelled. Someone told us to get on the Cambridge train which was packed to the gunnels with students. Then OH looked on his phone and saw that the Cambridge Stanstead connection would cut it very fine. So I found a man in uniform just about to wave off another train and he said get on this train quick and get off at Bishop's Stortford. So we did. Got to BS, train was late again, to find that the Stansted train was on a platform over a bridge, too many steps for OH, but there was a lift up the bridge and another lift down. Arrived on the station to see our train pulling away. Gave up trains, found a taxi. Wheelchair waiting at the airport for OH and we were in time for the flight. Wheelchair waiting at Bergerac too.

    It's a bank holiday today, SM was shut, good thing there is food and milk in the freezer. I had to have sterilised cream in my coffee, OH had it black.

    A deer has eaten all the leaves on my 4 new yellow roses and all the spinach. Hasn't touched the brassicas.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,000
    Afternoon all, after a lovely dry sunny morning during which I enjoyed my usual walk, it is now tipping down with rain which is bouncing off the windowsills - just when I need to go for my regular massage! Not impressed.

    That's very good news for Mr C @chicky. I'm impressed he can get his own socks on though.

    Hope Busy-Lizzie and her OH are safely on their way. Oops, forgot to actually post this earlier and have just seen BL's post. What a nightmare, hope your OH is suitably chastened and will take your advice in future! Glad you got there in the end. Blasted deer! Thankfully it's only the leaves on the roses.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,400
    edited November 2022
    That sounds horribly stressful @Busy-Lizzie - glad you got there in the end.

    Socks on are only with a special gizmo and liberal application of talc @Lizzie27 - it will be a long time before he’s allowed to bend over that far to put them on in the conventional way.

    GC trip was successful - plus found a few cream primroses and some violas.  I’ll pot the latter up and keep them in the greenhouse.  Did it last year, and they supplied little posies of cut flowers all winter.  I have a collection of old glass ink pots (ebay) which are just the right size.
  • ErgatesErgates Posts: 2,640
    Poor BusyLizzie and OH! If I needed a reminder why I always insist we travel to the airport the day before, you have done that! Sounds like one of my worst nightmares. Just so pleased and relieved that you have finally got to your destination and can hopefully relax and try to forget about the journey.
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 7,015
    Those stress dreams that people have, about going out not wearing their trousers, or their teeth falling out or what have you - mine are always about missing trains, trying to catch trains, running for trains. Literally a nightmare, Busy L  :( Glad you made it in the end.
    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
  • floraliesfloralies Posts: 2,592
    So glad you have made it back safely after a stressful journey @Busy-Lizzie, have a good rest. I have my spinach netted!
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,166
    Thank you all.

    We are now warm and cosy, stove lit, had dinner, seafood risotto that was in the freezer. We opened the windows and shutters earliet to let some fresh air in.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Pat EPat E Posts: 12,133
    That sounds terribly stressful BL. I hope you can have a lovely restful Christmas season. 
    S. E. NSW
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