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Posted: 30/01/2014 at 19:14

Too late pd - we've snaffled it all!  

Might have to make myself some Yorkshires then...I love them but rarely make them. I use Brian Turner's 'volume' recipe - dead easy and brilliant every time. I make about 7 little ones in a muffin tray with a 1 egg mixture. Quick - and useful for kids dinners.

The blackbird was enjoying his apple today - I'm glad they're finding their way into the garden now and enjoying the berries and the bird food. Looks like snow here tomorrow after all, so at least they know where to come to get their breakfast 


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 17:41

I'd agree with fidget re the car Verdi. Did exactly the same a year ago! Had to change my car (reluctantly) as it was becoming unreliable and I knew there would have been a big outlay coming up. Nearly bit the guy's hand off at the offer- it was way more than it should have been. You deserve that lovely fire fidget. Nice when you've been out in cold  wet weather grafting.

Lovely pic Pam 

Thanks for the offer Kef,  but if he doesn't see the error of his ways, I have plenty of sharp implements I can use to 'persuade' him with.....

Braising beef in oven ready for making steak pie with mash. Happy days.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 12:48

We've got sun here but the white stuff supposed to arrive tonight- perhaps positive thinking will keep it at bay.

Hope it snows on that architect tomorrow anyway....think we may fall out. He sent a rather curt reply to my email of this morning. I politely told him I wasn't enamoured with his 2nd plan and was dismissing it.  Among other things he decided I no longer needed a dining kitchen and would be happy with some dead/unusable space behind a wall and a door opening about a foot from the window - where the table should be.....

Is it just me?

I did laugh at your story Clari. Naughty Fairy 

Dove- only use skinny milk so it's white water really anyway! 

Back to work now. Stay cosy doc 

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 12:41

doc's right charley- there's hundreds of different varieties with a range of sizes and your own conditions will also make a difference. 50/60 cm is an average. If you look up a specialist Hosta nursery online, or even just google that particular one, you may get a better idea. 


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 08:08

I'm the same as you Verd - porridge made with milk, but with bananas and blueberries just now. Or else wholemeal toast. Never eat sausages and loathe tomato sauce which my youngest eats by the bucket.  I never really have bacon either, come to think of it. Brown sauce makes a good stock for mince or stew though. It's used for fish suppers on the east side of Scotland - you get asked if you want 'salt n sauce' not 'salt n vinegar' there. Always knew they were weird....

Not as cold as I expected this morning but it's dry - hurray!

Have a good day all. Off to work soon. 


Posted: 29/01/2014 at 19:57
KEF wrote (see)

 In fact I might just go and kick him, I'm in the mood, B weather.

Verd- are you sure the holes are being caused by rain? I know how many doughnuts you get through....

Seriously - the amount of subsidence and erosion in lots of places this winter is a real cause for concern. I see that there's going to be some aid  for the people affected by floods in the Somerset levels. About time too.

Help please.

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 19:33

I'd agree with obelixx too - and when you bear in mind how much hot, dry weather there was last year, it's quite likely that lack of water when it's needed in late summer could have been an issue.


Posted: 29/01/2014 at 19:24

Evening all you lovely people 

Had a busy day at work and a nice dinner of griddled chicken with a  tikka-ish marinade, veg and brown rice. Sadly, my happy state was spoilt by opening the laptop and finding the 'alternative' plan the architect has sent me which is so utterly not what I want that I might be forced to stab him when he comes on Friday. Aaaagh  

Wondering if the garden will ever dry out - to be frosty tonight, and snow forecast in the next day or two. We've been very lucky round here so far this winter  - hope we don't get caught out!

Early to bed for you tonight archie 


Posted: 29/01/2014 at 07:56

Morning all. Dry for a change - hope it stays that way  

Still quite dark here too  lily, even though we're supposed to have the light longer.  Working all day today I think - more hours now which is what I'm needing.

Restrain yourself Dove - she may not need an orchard 


Big garden bird watch

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:18

I have Chrome as default on my laptop so perhaps LLass is right- the browser might be an issue. Maybe all the extra advertising about the count encouraged lots more people to take part. They'll need to allow for that next year!

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