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Fairygirl, I've made and consumed lots of shortbread. Hence my weekly visit to Fat Club! Ditto coffee and walnut cake.
Why is it that the same magazine (not GW) will print cookery recipes for delicious and fattening foods and, a few pages away, print stringent diets? Their health section will print articles on nutrition and the dangers of overweight while they accept advertisements for chocolate. No wonder I'm confused! In fact, I read a book about different types of dieters (easier than actually dieting) and did the various questionnaires involved. I emerged officially classified as a confused dieter who knows lots of facts about dieting but, when it comes to putting it onto practice, does not know her a&*£ from her elbow.
Rant for the day!
I sympathise GG! Know exactly what you mean hence my hillwalking! I've always been active -worked with horses for 20 yrs before having my kids - and the walking has been the greatest enjoyment I've ever known. A solution- don't read the magazines I'm sure you've earned the right to eat a bit of whatever you fancy when you fancy, but it's one reason why I've never made shortbread - I'd eat the whole lot PS Did you have a little Pope mobile? Would be good for doing the shopping on a wet day.... On a gardening note...at the risk of being very controversial...I hate hanging baskets, not that keen on bedding plants unless it's all one colour of one type and in a large pot. I like a quite masculine look-symmetrical and geometric. Don't like frilly/fussy/girly kind of planting. I'llleabe that with you all!! I'll get me coat....
Unfortunately, my position as assistant Pope is unpaid and warrants only an old bike I'm too unfit to ride.
Don't read the magazines? DON'T READ THE MAGAZINES?!! Sacrilege! I am completely hooked!
Result - a head stuffed with unrelated facts and ideas - mental cotton wool. (What a picture of my life I must present - hours spent reading magazines and posting on this forum...)
Anyway, off to Fat Club and then lunch with a proxy daughter - an old pupil. Well I suppose she really is quite old, now! So, another really good gas. My idle, unproductive, lovely life!
That should say I'll leave that with you all...sorry
Good Morning all , I used to dislike people who would come to work dying with head colds and passing their Germans on to unsuspecting fellow workers , now I don't care!. Derek
Good Morning all , I used to dislike people who would come to work dying with head colds and passing their Germans on to unsuspecting fellow workers , now I don't care!.
clogherhead wrote (see)
Because we as Adults are so polite and are reluctant in some cases to confront these people who have no regard for the health and safety of others that we suffer with Snotty noses , coughs, and General nausea while making grunts and groans at our misfortune of getting a cold or worse FLU Derek
Because we as Adults are so polite and are reluctant in some cases to confront these people who have no regard for the health and safety of others that we suffer with Snotty noses , coughs, and General nausea while making grunts and groans at our misfortune of getting a cold or worse FLU
I felt a rant coming on with the above text and thought that if I wrote any more I would be gave out to .
While I was in work it always amazed me the amount of time some person would come to work with sniffles ,the majority of the people I worked with were Men the women where confined if that's the right word to offices away from the heavy work that was railway engineering but anyway back to my rant most of these men where Married and because there better half's didn't want them at home getting under their feet they would Send to work and spread their sickness on every one else ARRRRRRRRRRHHHHHHHHHHH
For the attention of Greentooth
Verdun wrote (see)
The,normal busy lizzies have no resistance to disease, as far as i know. The new guinea and couple of newer varieties are resistant. Clogherhead, if plants bought suffer because of disease purchasers have the right to refund or replacement. However, I would contact the supplier and raise this issue with them. Their reply would be of interest to rest of us too
greentooth wrote (see)
Here is my rant: Why are Jersey Plants Direct selling Busy Lizzy that are prone to fungus and why are is there no disclamer. I just bought 160 and have only just found out about the fungus that is killing them !!!!! I posted your rant last night so that it might get a better response Derek
Here is my rant: Why are Jersey Plants Direct selling Busy Lizzy that are prone to fungus and why are is there no disclamer. I just bought 160 and have only just found out about the fungus that is killing them !!!!!
I posted your rant last night so that it might get a better response
FairyGirl, Lemon drizzle yum though more lemon than sugar in the drizzle, G/G coffee and walnut a favourite and any straightforward cake that does not have garden vegetables added to it for some unknown reason, I think it too much of a reminder of Mr Wooltons Pie.As to diet fads and that is what they are my advice is look at them closely, hidden sugar salt and chemicals abound. Being active all my life weight was never a problem then I seemed to pile it on. On my yearly MOT I got 11 out of ten having got rid of a full stone and not by diet simply eating less at each meal.I have seen everything you could put in your mouth demonised at one time or another then held up on high as the wonder food of the century, baloney the lot of it.FairyG, In Cavalry Barrakcs York when they found out I was from farming stock they gave me the 18 hand mad horse who had been very badly handled by people who should not have been anywhere near a horse. Within a week he was following me round like a dog though he would show his teeth to anyone coming near me, When the Blacksmith arrived I had to hoof him and he would stand still while the shoes were changed and luckily when I knew I was leaving he went to a good home retired, animals like humans respond to kindness and a firm hand, take note G/G.
Better day today hes gone to work. Todays rant. One of my beloved cats brought yet another mouse in so i got out the humane mouse trap , put peanut butter in it and put under kitched cupboard to catsh the blighter. Have removed trap today to find the peanut butter eaten but no mouse. Think i will to resort to proper traps and not be such a ninny about taking the dead bodies out if it. Oh for a cat that will actually kill the bl...... things
Dmball, We normally ate a breakfast just before the sun came racing up (now that was a sight I never got sick of watching, one minute black next minute sun).Tiffin was a very light snack around eleven and then if possible we got in any shade we could, not easy with the sun directly above and tried to rest. The evening meal was after sundown so the Kite Hawks only had the Tiffin to go at and they would literally fly under a stretched canopy snatch the food from your plate and be gone, it was so fast you only realised after they had gone. So yes they will have your food unless they have nets strung.Supper if in base would be many bottles of Stella and if out patrolling a bottle we had hidden in an ammo locker.I was never bothered by mosquito's though we slept under nets anyway, out on guard we would wear long trews and sleeved shirts, the lads would be batting the things off and I was never bothered by them. The same in Scotland, when they were all being eaten alive by midges I was always clear of them.We actually got on well with the people and they would give us information about the hard liners who they did not want in the villages, in return we turned a blind eye to some things and did not wreck everything searching. I had meals with some of the contractors in their homes and the food was good. I got to a banquet in Port Said and that was an eye opener and then some. A local return group have asked me to go back with them a couple of times but too many bad memories plus I never go back to most places as it is never the same.
Maud, get a shot gun that scatters the little b err blighters, you can stick chewing gum in the holes made in the cabinets, it also gets rid of mice as well as the cats. "Oops" sorry that is me definitely not a cat lover talking, I would feed the mice.
Of well we are all different. Frank.
Dmball, I saw some very beautiful women among the Nubian's, the men tall and athletic all colourful, the Egyptian women we never saw they were covered head to foot back then although it seems more relaxed now. We also knew that there were many differing groups among the Arab's the Bedouin we met often out in Sinai were hard people and had to be. The Coastal area Alexandria Port Said and Tewfic we had mainly Greek and Italian populace with a scattering of Armenians, it was a mix of people probably like London now.Sea gulls are the same where ever they are, they sit on the rails of the Quay in Whitby and snatch what they can, the same at Redcar Saltburn and Seaton all on our coast as I said we are born with one foot in the north sea.Enjoy your holiday as my Daughter and grandchildren did, they loved it but it was before the troubles began.
Maud, I can relate to that! Our calico cat brought home 4 last week, 2 dead (voles), 1 baby fieldmouse I managed to catch and repatriate, 1 still running loose at the moment, traps are set.
Used to have two cats who were brother and sister. She spent all day out hunting and bringing back allsorts and he couldn't catch a cold...vive la difference! Maud, apparently the secret is to put out lots of traps not just one as there'll never be just one mouse....We had a lot at last house as they had a run between the extension and existing part of house (old Victorian farmhouse) which ended in the electrics cupboard .. They were a right b&**%$ to get rid of but plenty traps was the key.The sonic things you plug in were a waste of time. Frank, the lemon drizzle should be with granulated sugar too then it's all crunchy. The midges...our special secret weapon here They don't bother me too much either. Had many horses and ponies where I worked that other people had messed up. Various ways to sort them but they can be sorted usually and it was very satisfying. Not ridden since I was pregnant with oldest daughter, was breaking a young horse at the time and stopped once he was backed and riding away. 19 years ago now!
I've never sat on a horse in my life. Rode a seaside donkey when I was seven. They would stroll down to the sea then turn and gallop back for all they were worth, while you hung on desperately to the pommel. Unless you were my five year old brother, who lost his grip and slid gently over the donkey's tail and landed, stunned, on the sand. Don't think that qualifies me for training horses...
Maud and Sue, reading your stories makes me remember why I like dogs! My two bichons patrol the boundaries looking for birds invading the air space, cats using the garden walls as a short cut and small rodents nesting in the compost bins. They drive me bonkers - but suddenly I am grateful!
Sounds a bit like me on the old fashioned fairground horses! Once tried, never forgotten.
Don't tell me you fell off!
G/Grandma, I had a West Highland Terrier that did the same job as your dogs, we were over run by cats before he arrived and that soon changed.One big black who could manure the garden in one go decided to try his luck, a brief quarrel and he lost scattered up the fence and sat looking at Benji, who turned walked back then took a flying charge and leaped up the fence just missing the cat who with the bounce of the fence shot up in the air turning somersaults and vanished into next doors shrubbery never to be seen again. benji got well rewarded.