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21/11/2013 at 10:29
Of course, its Thursday today - not Tuesday, got my million days off mixed up!
21/11/2013 at 11:25


Look, Monday,Thursday, Weds, Tues, Fri, Sat and Sunday. Simples 

21/11/2013 at 12:00


21/11/2013 at 12:04

Gosh, I'm starving after all that HW, forgot how long it takes! Must get to SM soon - a housespouse's work is never done. At school at 2 for achievement award ceremony

21/11/2013 at 13:12

Back from trip into city - sudden burst of heavy hail here and it's turned flippin' chilly - on a brighter note I've had letters from DWP about Ma's pension, and about mine LOL!!!

More files needed!!! 

21/11/2013 at 13:14

Verdun - can't we have:

Monday, Thurs, Sat, Sun, Fri, Sat, Sun - still simples, but much more civilised

21/11/2013 at 13:17

Verdun has his own version down there 

21/11/2013 at 15:12

If Prince Charles was ever to do his own cleaning ( heaven forbid)…. would that make him a hicespice?…..

21/11/2013 at 15:28

Woody perhaps, with your recent elevation, you might ask him? 

21/11/2013 at 18:15

Brrrrrrrr, its brass monkeys out there! I really hope we don't get snow yet.

Got a couple of xmas pressies in my break today, i'm way behind this year, must get my thinking cap on and get a move on.

Did someone mention leek and potatoe soup, that would do nicely, 

21/11/2013 at 18:19

We've got  'leftover soup' this evening - OH's is the leftover duck cassoulet from yesterday, with added veg turned into soup - mine is the leftover braised lettuce & peas from the day before, with some sliced leek and turned into stock.  It's great now that I'm not tired all the time - I've got much more energy to be creative with my cooking 

Haven't started Christmas shopping yet - must get around to making a list 

21/11/2013 at 18:40

I like 'leftover' soup, I had that the other evening, had made a casserole type meal with red wine in, added more veg like you, delish  

Glad you're feeling better Dove, are you enjoying your retirement?

21/11/2013 at 18:42

Well that took almost 15mins to type that, the words kept jumbling up!!!

21/11/2013 at 18:47
star gaze lily wrote (see)

........................ Glad you're feeling better Dove, are you enjoying your retirement?

 Don't get me wrong - I loved my job - but I was so tired and rushed all the time - I'll swear I can feel my BP going down 

21/11/2013 at 18:53

Thats good, enjoy and take care.  

21/11/2013 at 18:54
Woody - lol

Dove - so glad you are embracing your new life !

Off to pilates now
21/11/2013 at 18:56

MrsG hope event went well.

Dove the 500 cals don't sound too brill, even with your touch. Just couldn't do it.

Reminds me of Weight Watchers nil points soup that me and sister used to make . Courgette, onions, mushrooms and sod all else..with a stock cube and some garlic to allow for extra points at weekend. Good luck to all who are doing this 5/2 regieme. Think I'd rather skip a meal a day.

I don't have many Christmas pressies to buy so not worrying yet. Nephew & niece get money as does God daughter, so only H & Mum to buy for.

Suppose I should get some cards but not in mood yet.

I should be worrying about all the decorating and indoor jobs that need doing, but sun did come out for an hour so "had" to go outside.

Happy my Hellebore winter bells is now flowering. Bit early but nice to see it.


21/11/2013 at 19:32

Hello all

Had the first big frost went out into garden and nasturtiums and french beans got frosted and some other plants, had to pick all the beans

Been to the station today planting out lots of plants, nice donated plants from fidgetbones thank you

Here is a pic of them in their new home

Lychnis coronaria - planted above pic next to Stacey's donated plants, these are planted below the Sholing Station sign

Sedum - rosy glow - like these

Centaurea montana - hope this will grow through the soil


Rosa glauce middle in the back of pic 

still a few plants to plant out yet, but that is for another day, was cold out had to put my big coat on today

Anyone made it to Verduns garden yet?

21/11/2013 at 19:48

Things jumping about on here, or I type veeeeeryyyy slowly..3 people sneaked in, during few sec's I was typing.

Off to lay on sofa, have a good night early so Clari, Lily, MrsG or Dove, don't grab only sofa in cabin.

21/11/2013 at 19:57

I have agonized for years chopping my home grown onions for soups etc as my eyes sting and water like mad and even for over an hour afterwards.  I have now invested in a pair of onion goggles and they are brilliant.  They are a bit like glasses with a padding between the glasses and the skin so the vapour doesn't get onto the eyes.  I thought they were a bit expensive but wouldn't be without them now.