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Strictly 2014

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 22:22

I agree, Caroline was superb, then I liked Frankie's A. Tango.

Hey Good Looking.....

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 21:37

What a lovely clean cooker you have, Tootles.

I made 112 mince pies today, 100 are for Carol Service. Can't buy mince pies or mincemeat in France.

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 17:59

Hostafan, that looks like the one my son has. He's very pleased with it.

I haven't done anything in the garden since it turned chilly. Too busy with Christmas. Still have a packet of tulips, a Buzz buddleia and 3 roses to plant and I need to re-pot the blueberries into bigger pots.

Christmas lights in the garden

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 17:53

Lovely tree Yvie and I like the decoration around the clock.

Haven't done our tree yet, though it is bought and in the garage.


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 17:49

Hello Lorraine, were you just seeing if there's anyone here?

Planting bulbs in December

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 17:47

I've heard of people planting tulips in January. I still have a packet left to plant.

Hello SweetPea, haven't seen you for a bit. How is your new house and garden?


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 16:52

I often get calls from people saying they are doing an energy survey in my village and do I own my house and am I over 60. I find them really irritating, usually just when I'm dishing up a meal. I'm not always nice like you, Dove.

I've made 112 mince pies. 100 for the Carol Service and 12 for us. And cheese straws with left over pastry.

aerating shoes

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 10:31

I have tried this, difficult to walk and the spiky shoes get getting stuck and coming off.


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 10:20

Even if there are any calories I don't care!

I missed this thread as we were away when it started.

We always used to decorate the tree on the 13th (today) as it was my late 1st OH's birthday. If it was a school and work day we did it in the evening but I always arranged the lights first.

We had roast fillet steak with Yorkshire pudding on Christmas Day because it's so expensive we never had it otherwise so it was a treat. My lovely late mother would send me a cheque for it. Now the children are grown up I buy the beef and they all contribute with wine and other food.

This year is my turn to have the family, 4 children and spouses and 8 grandchildren. For the grown ups stockings each couple buys each person a stocking present, under £4. The parents do their own children's stockings. When someone mentioned stopping grown up stockings, my youngest son, who was in his late 20s, was quite upset! 


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 10:06

Morning all. Today is my big day for making mince pies for the Carol Service tomorrow.

Yesterday I bought another bird feeder for fat balls to hang on the lilac on the kitchen terrace. It was ignored yesterday but this morning there is a blue tit on it.

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