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Posted: 09/12/2013 at 07:56

Good morning Archie and everyone   

Lots of knitting got done here yesterday evening.  

Bob, I like the idea of growing chocolate liqueurs - where do you get the bulbs? 

KEF, maybe we should have equal numbers of each so we can have boygirlboygirl?

Shopping this morning, then haircut, then meeting a fellow foodie for a late lunch - we 'met' via a food forum, then she and her hub moved up this way, so we occasionally meet up 


Posted: 08/12/2013 at 17:00

Cheers Chicky - I might need reminding tomorrow as well! 

Last weeks storm counrty round up

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 15:27

The north coast of Norfolk has suffered badly, with Cromer pier being damaged and 5 homes and a lifeboat station being lost at Hemsby.  There are also concerns that a lot of seal pups may have been lost along near Blakeney and Wells.  


Posted: 08/12/2013 at 15:12

Oh Matty - I had a similar problem a few months back - scared me stiff but the opthamologist was able to reassure me and all is well now -  the symptoms have cleared up.  Hope yours does too.  Take care of yourself ((hugs)).

Last weeks storm counrty round up

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 15:08

Here in central Norfolk we've been fine - 10 minutes gathering up empty plastic pots was the worst of it.  My family members in 4 communities on the Suffolk coast have felt the impact - elderly parents in a care home on the Suffolk coast have been cared for by staff who stayed overnight and worked double and treble shifts because the small town has been cut off by floods - people living nearer the harbour were evacuated. 

Son and daughter in law in another small community a mile inland were also cut off for a while by floodwater, but no damage done.

We sometimes moan about the weather forecasting, but when we compare what happened last week with what happened in 1953 we should be grateful that we were forewarned and prepared. 

My daughter's mother in law in Ipswich was fine, although the roads and waterfront near her home were flooded.

My brother is a farmer - large areas of land that he farms have been inundated with salt water making it infertile for some years to come.  He is a big farmer and will survive this, but it may well have an impact on local employment and the price of vegetables in the shops in the future.


Posted: 08/12/2013 at 13:52

Hmmm ......... 6 guests do you think?  Would that be enough?  I've only got good crockery for 8 

Giant Bay tree

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 12:05

Me too Lancashire Lass - when we came here there was a feral bay - it had been in a pot and then planted in the garden - it was rampant - when we dug it out the roots were still balled but new roots had spread out like a spider from the centre.  

I've got the one I grew from a cutting in a big pot and that's where it's staying 


Posted: 08/12/2013 at 12:03

Right, cards all written and ready to post - anyone with Royal Mail shares thinking their profits are going to continue to rise can think again - I bought so many Christmas stamps last year I had enough to stamp all this year's cards too 

Have we ever had a Fantasy Dinner Party Guest thread?


Posted: 08/12/2013 at 09:54

I love FBs diving pics 


Posted: 08/12/2013 at 08:53

Hope you're making several KEF   I've got the coffee on 

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