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in The potting shed
We had rats at old house, council rat catcher came and said we lived in a rat hot spot. Used to open curtains in morning to see them gallivanting on the lawn. Stopped feeding birds completely. Make me shudder just to remember
It is very hard caring for aged P's. We only begun to have longer than 3 days away at a time last year. Still she managed to play the home up as we weren't there. This year it'd 2 week long holidays, OH has said , we've had enough it's now our time. My children will probably think the same in 20 or so years time.
Well done on winning quiz
Off to butchers
I wonder what really is in fish fingers.
The batter is probably toe nail scrappings imported from Eastern Europe.
Do any hygene regulations apply to the preparation of Birds Nest soup.
French beefburgers are freshly minced pure beef, no extras and sausages are mostly pure pork, spices and herbs - no breadcrumbs, so they are OK for people who are allergic to gluten. When MacDonalds opened here it was lovely, proper beefburgers, made from beef and crisp salads and plenty of salad in the burgers. Now it's all changed and it's indeterminate slabs of something soggy and brown and hardly any salad in the burgers.
MMM yum steak Hache. Wish we could just buy them here. Nearest we have found are Waitrose aberdeen angus burgers from meat counter.
I often wonder about fish fingers
Butcher was chatty about the horsemeat gate. She said she use to work with horses and it's a VERY strong painkiller, begins with 'b' can't remember the name. I'm sure the horse lovers on here will know. Also bemoaning the fact that it gives good processed meat a bad name
It's "bute" or phenylbutazone which is a painkiller and antiinflammatory, used for treating horses. My daughter's elderly horse has had it for his arthritis, but he doesn't like the taste and he's retired now.
The French fish fingers I get from a frozen food shop called "Picard" are made from lumps of pure cod, it's obvious what it is as it's whole fish, not mashed up. Yummy!
Morning forkers Just. Woke up a bit grumpy and out of sorts so just lurked about for a bit. Horrible day here - dank and dismal but no snow thankfully. Should get my act together and get up to the GC for the pots but can't be bothered yet. Need to motivate myself.
Just spent some time watching the antics of our friendly neighbourhood sparrowhawk sitting on the back fence . Got bins out and had a really close look. Female , I think. Didn't have the heart to chase her away but have a feeling will be doing so during the next couple of months.
I'm not a lover of burgers but if we ever do buy them we go to a small family butcher that's not too far away. Tends to be a bit pricey but at least you know you are not consuming My Friend Flicka !
Well, need to move. Sure I've got a touch of S.A.D. this morning. Roll on Spring.
Look who's just popped up again on the cheap seeds thread,
It is no longer Saturday moring -that passed 8 minutes ago
Just knocked this tune up-will it catch on?
"If I ruled the world, ev'ry day would be the first day of springEvery heart would have a new song to singAnd we'd sing of the joy every morning would bring "
That will be going round in heads now