01/10/2012 at 14:44

I can remember when the boys were young we put up the decorations up after they had gone to bed -still recall them coming downstairs an shouting the decorations are up,had Advent calendars ,the buying a tree trip,the Christmas-Eve pressie,special RT-but those days are gone

Now it is just something I can't get excited about and the telly is crap

And the hopes of a new different year have never materialised

I will celebrate cyber C***** with everybody else

01/10/2012 at 15:08

Flo, you ride a bike whilst playing piano? Cool!

Aaw Geoff, didn't mean to make you feel bad. Sorry. And I know what you mean when you say ' hopes of a new different year have never materialised '! LOL But I keep going anyways!

01/10/2012 at 15:14

As a compromise can we not mention C******until 1st November-do you think we can ask for special C******smilies?

01/10/2012 at 15:16

Yep, I can go with that. I can just imagine the smilies with little santa hats on.

01/10/2012 at 15:20

We need to ask Daniel-if you don't ask you dont get

Have not won the million on the premium bonds-again!!!

01/10/2012 at 15:25

We've got halloween first. Hows this for a smiley !

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/12195.jpg?width=631&height=350&mode=max

 

01/10/2012 at 15:27

Jean, that's just not right!

01/10/2012 at 15:30

That is evil-but Dale Winton is oranger

 

01/10/2012 at 15:31
01/10/2012 at 15:33

The haunted house one is cute!!

01/10/2012 at 15:34

Jean, I love that - I shall try to create something like that with my Halloween pumpkin! One of my pumpkins must have cross-pollenated with another squash as I have a mottled green pumpkin - it looks rather lovely. And for those of you who remember what happened last year, thankfully this one is growing on the plot!

I agree, lets not mention C******* until after Halloween.

01/10/2012 at 16:03

Mouth of the day

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/12197.jpg?width=450&height=350&mode=max

 

01/10/2012 at 16:04

I've never grown a pumpkin. I don't know what they taste like. They don't really look very appetizing - just lots of pithy stuff. Looks rather like marrow.

I've heard the phrase 'pumpkin pie', but have no idea what it is. Pastry with pumpkin filling?

Or do people just buy them to carve the pretty faces.

01/10/2012 at 16:09

Gary you are missing out, roasted pumpkin is yummy as is pumpkin soup, I have never had pumpkin pie but have not had good reports.

01/10/2012 at 16:10

Kate

I think that is it Gary they are just grown for decorating or for giant veg competitions -probably taste like marrow which tastes pretty horrible

01/10/2012 at 16:18

Haha Kate !  Can't stand marrow but don't mind corgettes. Think they are from the same family aren't they ?

Never tasted pumkin either Gary but I love watermelon. Haven't a clue if they are related.

 

01/10/2012 at 16:24

They all belong to the dysfunctional family of cucurbits

http://www.answers.com/topic/cucumbers-melons-and-other-cucurbits

 

 

01/10/2012 at 16:27

Geoff I cannot believe that Mrs Geoff would cook horrible marrow? I think some of these foods need the correct cooking, thin slices of courgette in garlic oil are yummy but chunks boiled are horrible.

01/10/2012 at 16:29

Jean, I'm the same - hate marrow, don't mind courgettes. I've had pumpkin pie once - over-rated I thought. Isn't pumpkin a bit like Butternut squash - or am I just thinking of the colour?

01/10/2012 at 16:30

My parents used to grow marrows a lot. They can be quite nice with pepper on them, soft and juicy, .

Am looking for a way to sample pumpkin cybernetically.

Maybe Nigellissma could knock up something devilish with a pumpkin, with chocolate, cream and spirits. (Alcoholic spirits, not the other kind).