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23/03/2013 at 14:57

Done more than enough standing about in fields in my time, Flo!

23/03/2013 at 14:58

Jam buttie time here. No wonder the weight has piled on.... paperwork getting done though.

Becks those stirfry 'kits' are fine, but just as easy to buy/grow some vegs & do your own. That way you can get what Jess likes to eat. Just use any old frying pan, hot oil & fry them! dash of soya sauce at the end, add some quick cooked noodles & it's Chinese. Do any bits of meat/chicken first in same pan before you throw in the vegs- less washing up.

It keeps trying to snow a bit out there, all this mornings' has gone. J.

23/03/2013 at 15:01

Puts my shopping expedition to shame . Goldi - didn't even buy any plants as it was too cold to walk around

Caz, Love that little duck - are you feeling any better ? Hope so.

23/03/2013 at 15:01

No Geoff, smirky smiley

 Tried to go up the garden to feed the birds, had to give up snow too deep. over the top of my wellies.

23/03/2013 at 15:02

Which is why, Goldi, you made the sensible decision to go to the pub! Enjoy.

23/03/2013 at 15:04

Yes jo, that might be a good idea! She was picking bits out asking, what's this, what's this?

We got to the bamboo shoots, and I said 'Bambo, like Pandas eat!', to which she replied 'Pandas eat stir frys?'!!

23/03/2013 at 15:05

Nice little duck, in easy stitches as well - any chance of the pattern?? Pretty please Would it fit in an egg cup?

Well done Goldi - 2 pairs of shoes - and a camera does that mean we'll have lots of pics of allotment now?

23/03/2013 at 15:07

Oh wow Glyn! I batted my way through the garden with the back of my broom.

23/03/2013 at 15:09

Ok -I will ask -who is Nanook of the North?

23/03/2013 at 15:14


23/03/2013 at 15:19

Thanks Jean - I'm following Jo's advice and having honey & lemon hot drinks now (somehow a tot of brandy crept in as well).

Glyn - don't go any further - we could lose you!!!

BJay here's the pattern (idea of size - a creme egg fits in the chick sideways)

Easter Chick - No. 10 Needles (3.25 mm)

Cast on 24 stitches and knit 2 rows

Increase 1 stitch at beginning of every row until 36 sts on needle

Knit a further 2 rows

Cast off 11 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows  (14 stitches left)

Knit 12 rows

Knit 2 together across the row.

Cut off wool leaving about 12 inches

Using darning needle draw wool through remaining 7 stitches.

With the remainder of wool sew the chick leaving space at the bottom to insert a cream egg.

Decorate chick with eyes and beak.

23/03/2013 at 15:20

Very good decision goldi! Have one for me! 

Afternoon All!

Am home safe following a very daunting day, in the wagon, playing in the very thick snow! 

Common sence provailed, and we was all called back to depot! 

Can hear my fridge shouting "Bar's Open" 

23/03/2013 at 15:20

I wouldn't like a cream egg inserted in my bottom.

23/03/2013 at 15:20

Moi. I always use that phrase Geoff, my mum used it too. The trouble is the steps and the snow drift, couldn't clear it with my wellies, they were too deep and couldn't find the edge of the steps. OH watching from usptairs window with cat. Had to leave the food, but don't think they will come down that far.

23/03/2013 at 15:21
Creme egg....sideways
23/03/2013 at 15:23

Especially not sideways Becks

23/03/2013 at 15:23

Not much snow here today just in from the greenhouse planting tubs and containers

10 mixed hosta's

30 crocosmia bulbs

6 primula vialli

50 freesia bulbs

1 pennisetum fireworks

Poted cosmos and marigolds still more of them to do get them tomorrow plus repot tomato,s and parsnips happy days.

23/03/2013 at 15:24

Haha Bunny - great minds think alike

23/03/2013 at 15:24

23/03/2013 at 15:26

Yo Deano!  Glad you're home safe & sound - you deserve a drink