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05/11/2013 at 21:33

Gee thanks Gilly, sometimes people give us some & we try not to pig out - make our pleasures last . Milk choccy is fairly easy to resist, but plain; that's a challenge!   H doesn't need to put on weight & I don't want to.

However, most weeks I have a Scottish Country Dancing "event" & we have tea in the interval, which includes cake, homebaking of all sorts, cake, traybakes, cake, etc, & as people have gone to a lot of trouble it would be rude to decline . H says he thinks that I only go for the cake.

05/11/2013 at 21:36

Not giant eggs Gilly, but a good size (with choccies inside), Thorntons or M&S.

On the bookcase KEF, no need for Yorkshire!  I'd feel guilty munching if H didn't & he really doesn't need the calories!!

05/11/2013 at 21:54

I confess to utter disappointment today.  No cream buns available at the foodbank

Its ok.  I'll be alright.  It will take a while but in the morning I will have forgotten it.........perhaps. 

05/11/2013 at 22:41

Never mind, Verdun, perhaps next time.........

05/11/2013 at 23:37
Verdun wrote (see)

I confess to utter disappointment today.  No cream buns available at the foodbank

Its ok.  I'll be alright.  It will take a while but in the morning I will have forgotten it.........perhaps. 

I thought the foodbank was for tinned/packeted food for people down on their luck - not cream buns for the helpers to splurge on!! 

Think how slim & fit you'll be without that cream bun......

09/11/2013 at 17:28

It really wasn't my fault, I was left home alone on a really dismal day, pouring with rain all day till about 4 oclock. I really wanted chocolate but couldn't find any. ---- so I've just eaten an awful lot of ice cream! 

It was very yummy, but i'll go and put myself on the naughty step.       

09/11/2013 at 17:33

Health and safety have decided we cannot now hand out fresh food like bread, buns, eggs etc. at the foodbank.  I  guess they're right but what about meeeeeee?  Those cream buns were so good 

09/11/2013 at 18:21

No problem Verdun - you  can't hand them out, but that doesn't mean that you can't take them in - it's just that you've got to eat all of them!!! 

09/11/2013 at 18:27

09/11/2013 at 19:56

OH says he'll come and help you 

05/12/2013 at 11:03

Oh dear - time to own up   What do I always say to people asking how to grow brassicas?  I say, "Stake them"  don't I?  

OH and I have just been out in the teeth of a gale with canes and string, staking the Purple Sprouting Broccoli 

In my defence I must say that we don't usually get North-westerlies here - our winds usually come straight from the Urals in the East!!! 

05/12/2013 at 11:29

Live and never learn dove

05/12/2013 at 14:21

Another one here with horizontal Sprouting Broccoli. Should have tied them in and not just stuck canes amongst them

15/03/2015 at 08:21

Apparently none of us done anything to confess since then

Until yesterday, when I went to the GC to buy a pot of primroses and mini daffs to take to Ma today ....... somehow I came home with three Honka dahlia tubers as well


15/03/2015 at 08:32

(Thanks for keeping my commissions coming in Dove....).  Love the yellow honka dahlia 

despite my oft  mentioned dislike for roses I have a confession I have ordered a rose for my garden.  For sentimental reasons only,  

15/03/2015 at 08:37

These dahlias will be grown in some of my many big tomato pots - it's a plan to stop be growing 30+ tomato plants as I did last year

They'll provide me with cut flowers for the house

15/03/2015 at 08:50

Go on, I'll confess to a silly mistake.  I have sown 4 varieties of tomatoes, 3 different bell peppers and some aubergines in coir cells in my heated propagator which is on the windowsill, but overhangs it a little.  The rows are labelled, but impossible to label the individual coir modules.  I have been lovingly tending, nurturing and watering them, even speaking softly to them, and they are all behaving themselves beautifully and germinating.  But the other day, the propagator tipped up.  I caught it (used to play netball!) but not before lots of the coir modules fell to the floor.  Now, I don't know what varieties the seedlings are and, in some cases, whether they are toms, peps or aubergines.  Ah well, after a short tantrum, I thought, 'that's a mistake I won't make again'.  Had to wash my mouth out with soap though!

15/03/2015 at 08:55

You'll find out which are the peppers and aubergines when they don't have tomatoes on them

15/03/2015 at 08:59

Yes, it will be a nice surprise to see what each plant produces.  Problem is, I have sown masses and can't keep them all, so may end up with a glut of peppers and no tomatoes!

15/03/2015 at 09:02

Tomato leaves will soon be recognisable - it's the other two that you may get confused to start with

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