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What cooking marathon?-there is only 3 of you at most-unless the 5000 are popping round for a sausage roll



Didn't realise how low we are on alternative light sources. Used to have loads at old house. Could have thrown them when mother was with us - too dangerous. Have now managed enough I think and will have to get some in as a just in case.

I'll have to visit the hardware shop Boom! Boom!


Like the idea of Bjays' wheelbarrow taking pride of place in a museum...

We watched most of Love Actually, which were taping as well, but I gave up at the middle break. OH has, of course, watched the rest today, typical, so I saw some of it, but shall rewatch properly when on my own sometime.

I havent had any chance to play with Kindle or anything else today.  All I seem to have done is do things in the kitchen.1 pear fan cooked, 1 mincemeat puff cooked, 1 leek & cheese flan/pie assembled. All the vegs are prepared & smothered in garlic, herb & olive oil waiting to be put onto trays to roast. Frozen vegs as well- I just couldnt face doing any more 'normal' veg preparation....

OH has covered this table with all his paperwork, laptop, mugs, nuts etc. I've managed to creep onto my usual bit. I've told him, no choice mate, that all of the stuff is to be cleared & the table laid properly for tonights' meal!

Oh I did manage to wobble to the postbox, before the rain started again, & then needed a lie down listening to GQT. J.


Yes Geoff, only 3 of us, but leftovers will keep us going for days!! J.


Miss Becks

jo, do either of them do ANYTHING for YOU!! Good Lord. Talk about taking advantage!

Gary Hobson
panto dame wrote (see)

Today I am wearing one of my Christmas pressies-a new shirt

It's very nice.

But be careful you don't spill your gravy down it.

Deanos Diggin It

Good God! Reading that back sounds even worse! 

Troops have been fed! Off to wash up! 

Have a good evening all! 


Have made the cake but need to make the chocolate fudge icing now - my favourite so hope FIL approves. Got all the in-laws coming to brunch tomorrow.

Also cooking dinner tonight, a hastily thrown together roast! 

Jo, get out of the kitchen and put your feet up! Like I can talk!!



My wheelbarrow will be used - I am going to attempt to make room for it in our shed thing - it's not really a shed- one of those large plastic storage things by keter. I will then post a photo - hmm perhaps my wheelbarrow can be my January avatar  there's a thought. (see New Year resoulution thread)


No chance Lottie! Vegs already in! Lots of garlic......

OH has cleared his stuff off this table, so I need to do mine-oops.

Byee, J.


Did he clear that all on his little own Jo ?-

-and then he laid the table??

Miss Becks
He probably shoved it all off in one sweep of the arm, in a pile on the floor, and then put tidying it up on jo's 'to do' list!! Crack the whip jo!!
Pennine Petal

Evening, OH cooking the ham etc., but constanty asking questions. It will be his first time making parsley sauce. Jo, I need to pop over to Salford and give you some lessons in delegation!

I am still marking .... well mostly Listening to Joanna Lumley talkiing about Noah's ark.


Jo tells us she is a control freak-I would be controlling a frying pan



Jean Genie

Evening all  Horrible evening here, lashing down and blowing a gale so have jim-jams on and lazing on couch. Had a nice day visiting but glad to be home.

Hi Kate, nice to see you back and hope you're having a well deserved break

Gary. love the shirt  Do you have a pistol to match ?

My T & M book is here as well.

Loving the Hairy Balls,  Have you seen the yellow geranium Custard Cream ? Quite fancy that one . Or it could be that it reminds me of food.


Still got electricity  have cooked using oven so it wasn't that, heating is fine and OH has run a bath so it wasn't that. Just elimination.

T&M arrived here yesterday as well, will look up Hairy balls! but I have loads of seed, some from show Bounty bags so can't really justify buying more unless its.........


Can people stop going on about hairy balls-and looking up them-it is very disconcerting

Only 2 days to go and the festivities are over -when do the diets start this year?

Jean Genie

Jan 2nd there will be a whole host of them on T.V. along with holiday adverts and clearance sales. Hoping to work my spare tyre off in the garden soon, if it ever stops raining.

Failing that, I will be investing in a rowing boat.  


Booked the holiday last September-tick

Sales-cant be bovvered-don't need anything-tick

Car has spare tyre-tick

Always rowing-married too long-tick