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pancake day

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:13

GWRS - Topbird has described them perfectly. We eat our pancakes in the same way you'd have scones - with a cuppa! They're particularly good if they're still warm 

I used to make them on a barbecue I had - it had a solid hotplate. The girls' friends used to come round on nice days in the summer when I had a batch on the go!

Camera Talk

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:04

Oh - that witch hazel wasn't there when I posted - it's beautiful Cranlan 

I found these pix of Inverary Castle for Pat. They were taken about seven years ago in October





 a little of the autumn colour there that day



and a view of the reservoir and dam from the ridge between that hill and the adjoining one - looking out towards Loch Awe. The power station is underneath  




 Should have said that last one refers to something Pat was talking about on Forkers thread 


Camera Talk

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 17:42

Lovely pix  KEF. I don't like blue as a general rule, but the little anemones at this time of year are gorgeous. 

Love Pat's skink too - terrific to have such diversity in gardens.

Cranlan - hopefully you'll get more opportunities to take pix - isn't it superb when they stop and you're in the right place at the right time! 


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 17:37

Yes flumpy - those are proper pancakes.Those other flimsy thin ones are crepes. Not hearty & substantial enough for us Scots  

Scotch eggs - you couldn't pay me enough...

Have a good time Liri. Do you want an early morning call? 


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 12:45

Is your lum reeking today B'man? I think a fire might be the order of the day for most people - even if it's just to dry some smalls!

Glad you're enjoying your Scottish history programmes Pat. As LP saysLoch Awe is 'awesome' . One of my favourite hills is there (Ben Cruachan) - at the famous power station. It's built inside the mountain  

You made it and you're safe BL!  Lorries have a rough time in that kind of weather. There were two HGVs overturned last week in Glencoe, on the open stretch of Rannoch moor. Fortunately at different parts of the road. That's a detour I wouldn't want to make! 

Finally catching up with your doings on here - belated congrats to Wonks for passing her test, and to chicklet for her birthday. I missed the cake though 

DD - have one on me. The proper, robust Scotch ones - not those wimpy skinny other ones...



pancake day

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 12:31

We only eat these - Scotch pancakes - the best kind 


they don't make you fat, those virtual ones David. He;p yourself  

...and oldest fairy made some before going to Uni this morning. She left some for us and some crumbs for the birds   

Strongest Scented Sweet Peas!

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 19:36

I've just bought Juliet, a cream described as having a 'strong scent with a hint of citrus'. 

I'll let you know how that works out!  

verbena bonariensis

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 19:31

I just chop bits off above a joint, and shove them in some gritty compost. If you get a piece around four inches long it's ideal. They take very easily 


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 19:26

Sex : what posh folk keep their coal in.... 

Oooh - good idea Clari - how about a bag of gravel? Cleaner than the cement!  

Camera Talk

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 19:23

Having just had a quick 'swatch' at Hosta's pix on the old thread - ( lovely to see you getting some practice with the new camera ) I thought I'd treat David to another tweaked pic of the red squirrel 


and a  tweaked pic of one of the hills of the Ballachulish horseshoe


I'm seriously enjoying my 'tweaking' David - even if it's hurt my wrist!

Love your lady blackie David   

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