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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 19:51

I make a cake sort of using delias creole christmas cake recipe.   I soak loads of dried fruit and nuts in rum, then I make a basic cake mix, equal weights of eggs, flour, butter, brown sugar.  Then I mix the two together and bake. If you substituted ground almonds instead of flour would that work? or use a flourless cake recipe for the cake bit. My cake is three quarters fruit and nuts and a quarter cake.

 You can use what you like. I use glace  cherries, sultanas, dates, apricots, glace ginger, almond, pecans and walnuts.I just tip them in, not weigh them.  I have to make the cake. hubby is allergic to brazils. It gets a bit dodgy this time of year. Epi pens on standby.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 14:13

I've fed it and taken it up the garden to put it among the leaves beneath the bug hotel. It seems OK there at the moment.  Its snuggled down in the dry leaves. Maybe the cat had disturbed it from where it was. Its a bengal and very nosy.

Stolen wheelbarrow in Cornwall

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 12:56

Probably the same idiot that burgled a chemist and turned the cctv monitor around to face the wall. The cameras on the ceiling got everything... 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 12:43

Just found a small hedgehog being pursued by the neighbours cat. I've put the hog in a tubtrug and given it a sachet of cat food. It seems happy at the moment but shouldn't it be hibernating? Do I let it go or make it a home in the garage and keep feeding it?

Stolen wheelbarrow in Cornwall

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 11:07

Probably needed it to get a drunken reveller home.

No excuse I know.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 11:01

My hubbys birthday today, too, and his twin brother.

Some champagne may be sipped today.

A Gardener's Hands

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 11:43

I had a manicure as part of my deal at Ragdale Hall.  When did you last have a manicure? said the therapist as she perused my fingernails... Errm.  about 40 years ago?

The five layer nail polish smudged after an hour and I took it all off the next day.  I kept wondering whose hands were attached to my arms

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 23:07

No, he just wants to know why you don't want his present.

We went looking for a christmas tree the other day. We went to the usual place to find they had sold out.  No where else around seems to have anything decent left either.  So I dragged the old fake one out of the loft. It has dropped more needles than a fresh one would.  Then I spent the christmas tree money on some nice smellies for me and some masculine smelling massage balm for him.  He complains that he doesn't want to smell of rose and jasmine. Elemis online 5 day delivery took exactly 36 hours.

They start fixing his car next week. Well they have the go ahead to order the parts anyway. He might get it back by the end of January.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 14:41

Proper flu. Five days feeling like hell then two weeks feeling better until you try to do something and then feeling totally exhausted.  I found the strongest painkillers I could get my hands on helped, with the occasional steamy bath and fresh sheets to crawl into (someone else to change the bed obviously.) Lots of hot drinks to keep fluid levels up.

Generic painkillers all the way. The rest is just advertising and packaging.

I have also stopped watching the news.  I saw a photo the other day of somewhere in Aleppo consisting of a lot of stone arches. A before photo, and after a bomb had dropped through a central dome. I said to hubby, it looks like something out of one of those PS4 games, it didn't look real. Except you can't press Reset and start again.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 21:26

phew! that's OK then.

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