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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 16:57

It's not at all lazy to change your meal choice based on the fact that you managed to put off going to the shops til they were well closed is it?

Wish me luck! I have very little of the kitchen left so it is hardly optimal baking conditions.

Garden related name for kitten

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 15:51

Inspiration from my garden...




Christmas cooking

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 15:14

You've been feeding that cake since March? Have you considered how much of a fire hazard that must be by now?? I hope you warn people not to drive if they have a slice. 

I've not made anything yet; I need to make cake, stollen, and if I can face the guilt trip from grandma mince pies. 

Sheds are in fashion, here is mine :)

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 15:10

Why do people always say that? I was a vegie for several years (my Meds meant for reasons I'll never understand made me hate the taste of meat) and people would either say (if it was a good day) oh you look too well to be a vegetarian but if it was a bad day (think recovering from an accident and thus full of painkillers) it would be blamed on my being a vegetarian rather than perhaps the disc crushing my spinal cord.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 14:00

3'C outside and it can't decide whether it wants to be dry, moist, or absolutely grim out.

Still with help (1 x nosy dog and 1 x nosy robin) we've tipped the compost bins (3) and refilled one. The rest scattered around the garden and left for the Robin to finish his business.

Only found the one small mouse looking somewhat surprised. 

I'm trying to sum up the enthusiasm to go and get some butter for our crumble dessert. I'm not sure lurpak will cut it. Maybe we can just have fruit tonight.

As snug as a bug in a rug

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 07:37

That would give me goosebumps at night! Very spooky looking. Do you take the fleece off on warm days to let the air get through? I've never used fleece before (my plants have to take their chances in the unheated greenhouse) but ought probably be more sensible than that.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 07:32

If there's any left over Lizzie you know where we all are!

Sheds are in fashion, here is mine :)

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 07:30

Can I move into your shed? It seems to have so many more facilities than my house.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 07:18

Morning all. 

Today's job is to get the dog to eat

 The fireworks have put him off and it's hard enough to get him to eat at the best of times. Trouble is not eating = so much dog gas. 

Talking of bad smells; that 25kg of meat is still in a Parcelforce lost in transit van. I pity whoever finds it on Monday! 

Laying in bed awaiting the customary tea in bed (it make take a while). I have real cravings for pork pie!

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 06:28

Morning all.

Blowing a viciously cold wind through the garden right now. Anyone needing more leafs for their mulch... they're all back in my garden.

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