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in The potting shed
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
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!
As a compromise can we not mention C******until 1st November-do you think we can ask for special C******smilies?
Yep, I can go with that. I can just imagine the smilies with little santa hats on.
We need to ask Daniel-if you don't ask you dont get
Have not won the million on the premium bonds-again!!!
We've got halloween first. Hows this for a smiley !
Jean, that's just not right!
That is evil-but Dale Winton is oranger
These are even worse !
The haunted house one is cute!!
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.
Mouth of the day
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.
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.
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
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.
They all belong to the dysfunctional family of cucurbits
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.
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?
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).