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Posted: 06/12/2015 at 14:23

Back from the Christmas Fair. I bought some packs of English sausages in different flavours, OH bought me a pair of pretty silver earrings.


Posted: 06/12/2015 at 09:18

Cloudy at the moment, Flumpy, but forecast is for sun.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 09:16

I liked Georgia best, as usual. Still like Helen, but people here don't seem to, not sure why. I'll admit Jay is a good dancer, but he leaves me cold.

I was quite surprised that Len liked Kellie's Viennese Waltz. Not enough classic waltz in it for me, great for a stage show though. I think Katie has improved the most, early on I was expecting her to be knocked out but I think people like Anton so she stayed in. Now I think she is a lovely elegant dancer.

I think Craig was a bit unfair to Anita, he gave such a low mark for this stage that she was sure to be at the bottom of the leader board.


Posted: 06/12/2015 at 09:00

Morning all.

We are going to a Christmas Fair today with a friend in aid of retired Police Horses from England. http://www.brantomepolicehorses.com/ 

How to tell if a rose is a climber?

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 08:53

Yes, but it didn't take me to the site where the photos are. One site it took me to was this page! If a link is to work here you need to click on the space bar (or type something else) after copying in the link. Then the link will be in bold print and it should work.

How to tell if a rose is a climber?

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 22:30

I can't get a picture from Hollyandroses sites.

Mystery Bulbs

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 22:25

I think they could be Jerusalem artichokes. What do they smell like?

Hello Swiss Sue, haven't seen you here for ages.

A special visitor

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 22:19

Wow! I've never seen an albino squirrel. Well done you for taking the photos.

Identifying Chestnut Types

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 22:11

I live in an area of France where sweet chestnuts grow. The way to tell what sort they are is to open the shell and look at the nut.

Marron (in French) is a large sweet chestnut from a cultivated grafted tree. The nuts are large and round, all in one piece, they are used to make "marrons glacés".

Chataigne is a wild sweet chestnut. The nuts are smaller and divided in three. They are good for making chestnut flour and for mashing up in stuffings.

The above 2 have very, very prickly casings.

The other sort of chestnut is a conker in English, Marron d'Inde, which is toxic, round and shiny.


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 21:57

Just looking in. Been slumped in front of the TV so I haven't got anything much to say.

I hope no one is flooded.

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