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strange vegetables/fruit

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 09:31

What about mini pumpkins? Sarah Raven sell some (I'm sure others do too). Not overly unusual but a definate cute factor.


Posted: 23/12/2016 at 09:27

Happy birthday Muddle!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 09:26

Good luck everyone who has to leave the house today. We're expecting the high winds later but worse will be the traffic.

Ob; I think I need to get a proffesional in. My efforts to train OH for even the simplest of tricks doesn't work.

Empty dishwasher; puts his bowl in the sink

Dog towel by the back door for wet feet; uses it to wipe his oily hands on

House in component form; does his best to avoid putting it back together at all costs

Darling partner dying of thirst; ignores all hints that just once a week it might be his time to make tea in bed...

Still at least he comes in handy for reaching the high things off shelves.

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Posted: 22/12/2016 at 22:17

No pork pies made. I've spent the evening scrubbing the house and few carpets we still have as someone with four small feet snuck in lots of poo prints across the entire house that his lordship didn't notice.

Still at least it kept me warm.

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Posted: 22/12/2016 at 17:07

Dove; if you make too many I'm sure there will be a queue to rehome them!

All the mince pies have gone... again. I'm not sure if it is wise to make anymore! Can you overdose on mince pies?

I am however trying to decide whether pork and stuffing would make a good pork pie filler. Any thoughts?

Home now and his lordship will be out til late; fortunately I have a huge fish pie to scoff so I am quite content.

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Posted: 22/12/2016 at 13:57

Afternoon all. I'm trying to work out why I didn't book today off work instead of last Thursday (which I ended up working on anyway). Fatigue is really kicking in! I just hope it isn't some nasty bug waiting to strike the moment someone offers up the start of the celebrations.

I think I have everything brought / wrapped / boxed ready to travel in the car. His lordship did the last of his shopping yesterday which is remarkably organised for him! So much for his spending this week sorting the house he hasn't been at home all week!

Monday: went to work

Tuesday: went out for long walk with hound and to swap a present

Wednesday: Christmas shopping

Thursday: out with friend

Tomorrow we are both off work and I want to clean the house (so that'll be a good excuse for him not to start drilling and banging away) and actually spend a little bit of time together before we travel to the family.

Still all minor annoyances in the grand scheme of things. At least the only cyclone I need to avoid is the one in the vacuum cleaners technology.

I've not heard anything about the job I applied for. Applications closed for it on the 16th so I was rather hoping they'd at least let you know if you were successful for interviews (i.e. made the first stage) before Christmas. 

Right, time to go for a walk around. My office-cupboard type arrangement is rather too cold to be sat still in for too long!

So.....Re-booted Four

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 19:15

Oh Hazel I'd have sat in the waiting room and suggested I stayed there til a doctor was available. How stressful!

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Posted: 20/12/2016 at 17:47

Evening all.

It's going to be a cold night tonight. Keep safe and warm!

strange vegetables/fruit

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 17:42

I would say Chilli Willies are certainly unusual, very easy to grow... but perhaps not suitable for community growing ;)

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Posted: 19/12/2016 at 18:09

Liri: I've just come online to dig out my seminal cake receipe as I taste tested my first gluten free dairy free fun free Christmas cake....BLEUGH. It has not turned out well.

So I was going to wipe up my favourite seminal instead.

Great minds etc.

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