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  1. I tried our apples here (south Charente Maritime) on Monday and they are lovely. Made some apple sauce and puddings etc., etc., Hopefully will take some back to the UK when we go back in two weeks time.
  2. Our lovely neighbour has just brought round a LARGE tray of cherries for us!!!! They have been having some work done to their house wall which is in our garden and he wanted to thank us for being so good about it :O

    More Cherry Brandy coming up methinks!!
  3. Just making the Cherry Vodka recipe today, it is lovely, we made it last year too. Also made Cherry Brandy and boy was that potent by Christmas (Hic)

    One tree down and 4 to go!!
  4. I managed to get my husband to stone all our cherries (well one tree - the rest have to ripen) and I made Cherries Jubilee. I will eat some and then freeze the rest in portions. Not sure if I could bottle them but they do have pineau in instead of kirsch. They taste fantastic so not sure if any will be left after tonight
  5. goose

    Old Photos

    There was a BBC family history forum but not sure if it is still going and they had photos on there.
  6. We have a black poplar that sends out hundreds of fluffy cotton like seeds. In fact our garden is covered in them at the moment. Do you have any trees around you, perhaps one of these?
  7. I have to say my dog is less of a problem in restaurants than my two grandsons!!!!! I would take the dog into one any day with no problems, but not the grandsons after the last time!!!!!!
  8. We always stay at the Campanile with our dog and people do take their dogs into the restaurant although we don't!

    Lots of the Relais accept pets too, we have stayed in a few but prefer the Campanile chain now.
  9. Have you tried english-country-cottages.co.uk or iknow-yorkshire.co.uk/west_yorks/hebden_bridge?

    I have stayed near York (Market Weighton) in dog friendly places but not Hebden Bridge but I am sure there are lots out there. Good luck.
  10. If I want a slow cooked leg of lamb I use the Good Food recipe for Slow-cooked lamb with onions & thyme it takes 3.5 hours and is delicious. http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1826/slowcooked-lamb-with-onions-and-thyme
  11. If I need a recipe I usually check out the website www.diabetes.org.uk/ they have loads of recipes suitable for diabetics.
  12. My daughter and family (2 under 5s and 2 adults) are travelling from Northampton to Bangor in Wales on Tuesday evening. The next day they have to catch the ferry to Ireland to spend time with the in-laws for Christmas. I am praying that the snow goes before then as I will be so worried until I hear they get to Limerick on Wednesday night!!
  13. There is a photo of the cat on the Daily mail website. He looks like a beautiful cat too. Hope he finds his owners soon.
  14. Check out this website http://www.carbu.fr/stationsvides_v2.html?dep=02 it shows which petrol stations are empty!
  15. According to the Connexions Newspaper :-"Demonstrations will be planned in towns and cities around France on the Saturday, October 2.

    The unions want Tuesday, October 12, to be "a massive day of strike action".
  16. SuperU in Mirambeau had some Ginger biscuits in last week - probably all gone now though!!
  17. The time saved is worth the extra £20 or so pounds Leo. When we used to take our dog with us this was the best way to travel as you stay with them and then no stressed animal!!
  18. I am just pleased we didn't book this for our next trip out on Tuesday. We are travelling through the tunnel as usual, it is cheaper and we get to our house in Charente Maritime earlier than if we got the hight speed ferry !!
  19. goose

    Sleep apnoea

    Thanks Jayjay, that is good to know, it was the one thing that really worried me as I can't sleep without my machine !!!

    I have been using my machine for 6 years now and it is fine when plugged into our house in France. It was the after care that bothered me. I would have to buy my own machine I think though as the one I have is on loan from the Sleep Clinic in Oxford. Just been over there this week to change the machine for a new one too!!!!
  20. goose

    Sleep apnoea

    We have had a holiday home in Charente Maritime for a short while now but are thinking of moving permanently to France. I have a couple of health issues, one of which is sleep apnoea. Does anyone else have this and how do you manage with the machine etc., in France?

    This is the only thing that would stop us moving as we love the area we have our house in and would want to buy a bigger house to live in all the time. Everytime we get back to the UK we both want to be back in France but not the other way around LOL!!!
  21. I'm glad it didn't happen when we returned to the UK last week. That would have been a lovely end to the day (NOT).
  22. We are also thinking of coming back to France in September via this route so will be interested to hear others comments. We usually travel via the tunnel but thought it would save on the drive if we did it this way. We would then have a shorter trip to Charente Maritime than the 8 hours from Calais.
  23. goose

    Our pets

    Thank you Christine, I thought I had deleted the post to try again later as I had put the wrong code in, obviously due to some glitch in the system I hadn't! Never mind the day was saved.
  24. goose

    Our pets

    After saying in my post that I didn't have any photos of Sasha with me, I remembered I had loads on Photobucket!!!


    [IMG]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e53/cravensdale/SashaandKieranXmas2000.jpg[/IMG] (always sitting next to the grandchildren, she loved them all)
  25. goose

    Our pets

    They are adorable Frenchie, sadly I lost my beautiful Schnauzer Sasha in January so can't put any photos of her on here (they are all on the computer in England). She had been ill for some time with cancer (a tumour on her spleen) which we thought the vet had managed to get rid of but no, it came back and we had to let her go. It was the saddest day of our lives.

    Now after 6 months we think we may be ready for another dog!!! Hearing Dogs for the Deaf in the UK have some for adoption sometimes so we may go down that road this time. I do love to see other peoples pets though so love your photos.

    Sorry to go on a bit, have just had a couple of glasses of Charentaise wine !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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