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Posted: 27/10/2015 at 22:46

Gertie, you make holes in the cake and pour in lemon juice with melted sugar in it so it isn't dry.

Back from the charity Quiz and Curry. It was fun and went well. Some delicious puds

Going to stay with daughter tomorrow for a couple of days, & 3 small grandsons.


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 09:48

Morning all.

My dog had a good clean night Thank you for thinking of him. Maybe he just ate something he shouldn't.

Dove, my Renault flashes up a warning light regularly about the air bags needing servicing. Two garages have told me there is nothing the matter with the air bags, it's a fault to do with the wiring and computer and isn't uncommon with Renaults.

Helping with Quiz and Curry tonight in the village hall. Have made curry for 10, chicken casserole for 6 and a pud.

I have had osteo arthritis in hands and left hip for years. When I took hormone treatment for the menopause it almost disappeared but it's back now and my right knee that I injured in a skiing accident has now got it. Nuisance as I weed kneeling on a mat. Doc said that the hands were due to wear and tear from milking Jersey cows by hand.

Parsnips in France

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 09:18

Yummy! Especially with mashed carrots, turnips and butter

Parsnips in France

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 08:55

They have only recently started coming back in France. A French friend told me they were a staple food during the war and everyone was sick of them so they went out of fashion. The first ones I saw in our local supermarket about 5 years ago had a big label on them to say they were from England!


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 22:04

My daphne died suddenly, only grew it because I wanted to know what it smelt like and I've never seen one round here, Dordogne. Now I know why! A friend gave me a Gardenia in a pot, it died too. Choisya grows well here, so does Exochorda "the Bride" and Sambucus "Black Lace"

Parsnips in France

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 21:58

I live in Dordogne. I sow parsnip seeds in April and thin them out when they come up. They need extra water in dry summers. I harvest after the first frost as and when needed until about February/March. Sometimes they are funny shapes as the soil is a bit stony.


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 20:52

That's so pretty.

Think I'm getting a cold, bunged up nose.


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 16:07

Afternoon all. Been to a committee meeting and out to lunch chez friends.

Great news about your friend and his daughter, Hosta. Hope they have a lovely meeting.

That cat film made me laugh, Jo.


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 08:01

Morning all. Weather has got warmer, 20° forecast for today and sunny. But I haven't time to use it as I have a committee meeting followed by lunch with friends.

Thank you Clari for the tip. I haven't seen a picnic blanket like that in France. I could try the sports shop or get a waterproof mattress cover for a child's bed. He was clean in the night, but there was a terrible mess while we were watching Downton in a different room. Didn't help that OH had left the kitchen door open so that was 2 rooms to clean.


Posted: 25/10/2015 at 18:43

Thanks RB. He hated his bath, poor old thing, good thing I tied a soft shoe lace round his nose. He's so gentle except when being brushed or bathed.

Like the look of Dove's drink. Perhaps I should catch a cold!

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