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Posted: 31/12/2015 at 12:05

I'm sorry to hear that, Topbird. It seems that several Forker friends and relations have died around Christmas, so hard to cope with. Hugs.

The 2 families have eaten their pasta and meatballs, which 10yr old grandson helped me make, and they have left to see Starwars for the bigger ones and a cartoon for the 2 littlies. Smallest is asleep in her cot here.

We are sort of doing New Year with the grandchildren tonight, until their bedtime, fireworks, nibblies and drinks. I always feel like an early night on NY eve but rarely seem to get it. Usually get invites from friends, first time family have been here for a few years.

work in progress

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 09:45

Happy New Year B & H.


Posted: 31/12/2015 at 09:42

Morning all. Rained in the night.

I slept badly, little one in room next door slept badly too, has an ear infection. I have arthritis which is playing up. I had a dream that we were coming back from holiday, were waiting for a train and there were hundreds of people. OH jumped on the train, the doors slammed shut and I was left on the platform. He had my ticket and I didn't know where we were going. Woke up in a panic!

Making meatballs with pasta for early lunch then the 2 families are going to the cinema. Daughter has bought fireworks for tonight then we are having nibbly things and OH's home made Gravlax in the sitting room.


Posted: 30/12/2015 at 20:30

Runnybeak, can't your OH spend a pleasant couple of hours with Doris Day? You've spent some time with Aidan Turner

Had a marathon cooking day today, starting with a huge lemon cheesecake which was for tonight's pud - all gone now. Two families left, son 1 and daughter 1, 5 little ones. Did a Chinese meal for dinner. Chicken balls in batter with S&S sauce, beef & onion with soy Chinese noodles, chicken & veg stir fry, big prawns in ginger in sweet chilli sauce & red peppers & mushrooms, BBQ pork slices and rice. Was glad it all went very well and everyone was happy. Now knackered.


They are all going to the cinema tomorrow afternoon. I'm looking after little one, 1 1/2yrs.


Posted: 29/12/2015 at 13:58

I'm glad you are feeling a bit better DD. Please take it easy. I hope the B&B gives you a bit of a break.

2 of my brothers never send Christmas cards, they are both divorced, so no wives to do it either. They never ring or write either. If I didn't ring them I wonder if we'd lose touch. My sister isn't that good at keeping in touch either, yet my mother was a prolific letter writer and rang me 2 or 3 times a week.

Have made a lemon tart and a chocolate mousse for tonight, table is set. Should say tables, 2nd one for the children. Having roast beef, several veg.

Jo, have you ever been to Beth Chatto's garden? We went in the summer, lovely.


Posted: 29/12/2015 at 09:43

Morning all.

Like Chicky, I don't like the cream fillings especially the coffee. I like coffee, but it's just too cloyingly sweet in a chocolate.

May have said before, I saw "and then there were none" in the theatre in Brighton in July. Preferred it as a play, but I knew the ending so that spoilt the TV one. No Aidan Turner in the play though.

Family arrive this afternoon. The older ones (4-10) want to do a Christmas show, I will be making dinner and the Mummies of the 3 little ones want to do bath time - all at the same time. I foresee chaos!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 22:35

So sad to hear your tragic news Lily P. If you can't hold it together the family will understand, you are part of them. You will support each other.


Posted: 28/12/2015 at 16:41

Bedrooms are ready to receive family at last, have made 5 doubles and 5 singles and a cot. Son 2 is bringing 2 more cots. Floors hoovered, bathrooms cleaned. Cup of tea time. Ironing next, but mostly pillow cases, tea towels and napkins, simples. Was a lovely gardening day, but no time. 

The Old Beeb Posters!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 16:34

I like "Fork Handles" as well as here, it's small and intimate, so you can play games and get to know each other.


Posted: 28/12/2015 at 13:19

Douglas Booth is a bit too pretty boy, feminine looking for my taste, Hosta.

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