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Posted: 01/02/2014 at 14:23

You're right Alan. That's the method I use and have done so ever since seeing Yorkshire chef Brian Turner doing it on telly. By volume. Works brilliantly every time. I do individual ones in  a muffin tray, so very quick.

art- lovely story. My Dad was English and  my Mum Scottish. She made them frequently for him as he loved them 

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Posted: 01/02/2014 at 12:00

You're very gracious David 

Hope all goes well for you.


Posted: 01/02/2014 at 11:42

Re the spaghetti hoops fidget. It was the same growing up in our house. 

You can send me the cake 

I wonder what effect it will have on hedgehogs if they've not hibernated. Does anyone know? Perhaps Dove will.

Right- I have to do something productive or I'll be messing about on here all day. An email to a certain person first though I think........

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Posted: 01/02/2014 at 11:28

David that's awful. It seems a very long time to wait for it to be sorted. You have my sympathy. It's fixing the other damage done too. 

 Yes - it would be a bit chilly in the bathroom! 



Posted: 01/02/2014 at 11:14

Kef- I remember Vesta meals - the height of fashion in the late sixties/seventies. You can still get them - I saw them recently. When I was pregnant with oldest daughter, I had a craving for the beef risotto. You couldn't imagine anything less like  a risotto. I still remember my mum doing the Chinese one with the crispy noodles. Happy days 

Panda - I've just received the amended plans - he's not put the French doors in - he's shown the  alternative option if planning knock back a side window. It was the last thing we discussed. Why can't people write things down. Aaaagh. 

He's getting that wand carefully placed somewhere now..........

Anyone got cake?

Shrub identification please

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 10:26

Doesn't look like Photinia to me. That sounds a good suggestion Verd, the foliage changes colour from green to purple, which is what Emma said she noticed.

plant spacing rules in border, for different plants

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 10:13

I'm also on clay - every garden I've had is the same. The only advantage I have is that a couple of them have been fairly blank canvasses so the new beds or borders I've been creating have a better medium for me to start planting. It does involve a bit of cost though with soil and compost to fill them. I'd agree with Verdun and Jess though - improve the soil by all means - but work with what you have. Right plant right place is the old adage, so if you want to grow plants which don't suit  your conditions, use pots and containers instead,  or make raised  beds to give them the best chance of doing well. 



Posted: 01/02/2014 at 09:59

Take care if you're out testing cars Verd.

Bill -that list is great! I just about remember the fifties but growing up in the sixties,  most of those things still hold true. My kids laugh when I tell them that pasta was regarded as exotic when I was a child. 

Panda - I think the architect's seen the error of his ways. Will see what the new amended plans look like though 

Here's hoping February will be drier for all those suffering with flooding. Don't want to be too controversial or political but when I saw the people from Somerset talking on the news about  how abandoned they felt, it reminded of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the States when the wonderful George Dubya ignored the situation.

Ironing and other household chores beckon so I'd better do some of it  

First day on the allotment...

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 09:33

Brilliant! When I was married we had a young male neighbour for a while and there was a shed just the other side of our garage. My husband came in laughing one night and said 'look out the window'. Let's just say it wasn't a stormy night- but that shed was shifting like there was a tornado.....

I kept hoping it would fall apart and they'd be exposed like a Benny Hill type sketch! 


Posted: 01/02/2014 at 09:25

Morning all. Just catching up with all your posts from last night. My sis and BIL arrived unexpectedly after  my last post as they were in the area buying a new car. Have you been talking to them Verd?  They had a Honda like my old one but decided on a change so they've gone for a Landrover. Sigh.Feeling slightly jealous. I'll be changing mine once I've sorted the extension and saved up a but more. 

Had snow overnight and it's all frozen but hopefully it'll thaw a bit -or maybe we'll get more. It's diddly darn cold anyway. 

Mrs G  - Yorkshires from a packet. Shame on you  

Do Brian Turner's method - can't fail. Little drop of oil in the pan/tray, set oven to scorchio and away you go 

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