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Posted: 02/01/2016 at 06:56

Oh Hosta!!  What a total PITA!!!  I said you'd have been better of at Gt Yarmouth didn't I?   ((hugs))


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 21:51

Oooh I think you would SGL - it's sweet and fruity with a kick .... very more-ish 


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 21:18

It's a complicated pattern BL - I don't think a second sloe gin will do a lot for it's regularity  

Decision made - knitting has gone back into the bag - sloe gin is being poured .... anyone want one?  This batch was made in 2004


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 21:10

Right, can someone make a decision for me ......... shall I have another sloe gin while I watch Sherlock?  Or shall I knit ............. the two things don't go together ............


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:59

That's very kind but I haven't got room Linda - Verdun had better have my slice ... I'm sure he can make room

I could manage a little wedge of Stilton to go with my sloe gin ...... anyone got any left?


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:55

Pdoc   absolutely agree - fancy this lovely lot falling out over such daftness. ((hugs))


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:50

Linda - left-over Christmas pud makes a fabulous ice cream using bought vanilla ice cream and a little brandy

Also slices of left over pud are wonderful fried in butter, dredged with sugar and served with cream


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:47

I don't think I've ever knowingly eaten a 'bought' Christmas pud. 

This is the first year in years and years that I've not made around eight Christmas puds - I normally make one for us, two for Wonky, one for the in-laws, one for a colleague and one to raffle in the office for Children in Need and some spares.  Somehow we had one large one left over in the fridge this year, so Wonky has that one, we had a different sort of Christmas dinner this year, so didn't need a pud, the in-laws were eating out and of course I'm not at work so the others weren't needed.

Ours always have an old silver threepenny bit in the ones destined for family 

I didn't know what to do with myself last Stir Up Sunday

I'm sure normal service will be resumed next Christmas  


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:27

We will all have different thresholds of what's offensive etc ......... as I've said, I've spent many hours in the life drawing studio drawing both naked men and women who are professional artists' models.

My feeling is that whether a naked human body is offensive or not, the photo Edd posted is inappropriate for this website which is part of what might be called a 'family magazine' and I'm pretty sure that when the mods return to the office it will be removed.

Lets get on and talk about something else


Pruning now?

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:18

Richard - I've never tried hardwood cuttings with clematis - should these be intermodal as with softwood cuttings?  Do they need any heat or special treatment?

I've a couple of viticellas that need to be cut hard back very soon - I'd like to try propagating from them.

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