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Christmas decorations

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 16:46

Lovely news - congratulations both - fingers crossed that all is plain sailing 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 16:43

Cards have been posted including the one to Tas 

Supper will be panfried lamb's liver with smoked streaky bacon and onion marmalade with baby potatoes and green beans.  All is prepped and ready to go.

The kitchen smells amazing 'cos not only is the onion marmalade made but there's a big pot of pickling onions in salt ready to pickle tomorrow.  Think when the washing machine delivery men turn up tomorrow they may find their eyes watering   

Putting up Christmas Decorations and Tree

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 15:14

Ours are going up this coming weekend Clarice  we're thinking about not putting our big tree up as it takes up a lot of room and we will have guests staying for some of the time and there won't be a lot of space to stretch out in armchairs etc, even in this biggish room.  

I think we'll go for lots of greenery, lights and berries and a smaller tree.  We've also got some 'candlelit tableaux' - one of a little nativity and another is a woodland scene and they're very pretty, and of course my favourite musical box snowglobe which plays the Twelve Days of Christmas as the snow falls.  It was a lovely pressie from OH quite a while ago now 

Oh, and of course I'll be making a wreath for the front porch and a  centre piece for the table, with greenery and a candle.  

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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 15:06

Best to look forward I think Obelixx, and as Ma used to say, "prepare for the worst and hope for the best". 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 14:16

Just heard about Greg Lake   It's not been a good year has it? 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 12:00

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 11:42

A load of pickling onions are now peeled and sitting in salt.  I know I'm a bit late doing them, and as I want them for Christmas and the New Year leftovers, I've quartered the biggest ones and halved the medium ones.  Now I need to pop down to the SM for cheap honey - it'd be a shame  to use the lovely local stuff in the vinegar.  

Anyone need anything? 

Putting up Christmas Decorations and Tree

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 10:54

Pretty   Love Santa and the other little tin? and wooden figures    

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Posted: 08/12/2016 at 10:16

LG the L   my advice re powdery mildew is usually to improve the growing conditions - it usually attacks plants that have been weakened in some way - frequently by dryness at the roots.  I usually suggest adding organic matter to the soil to retain moisture and improving watering. 

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