Latest posts by fidgetbones

wild damsons and apples

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 22:32

Damson jam is great. The only problem is getting all the stones out. Last time I made damson cheese.You stew the damsons,and push through a sieve before you boil with the sugar. Very intense flavour. Lovely with cheese, turned out of a small mould and sliced.

If I can get some damsons this year that is what I will make.

How much....

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 20:33

As for cars.

I had the aforementioned morris minor.

Then a ford escort 1300 (company car)

then a ford escort 1600(company car)

then a Cavalier SRi that went like stink but attracted boy racers(company car)

then a Cavalier Diplomat that I bought off the company when I got made redundant. It got nicked three weeks later.  I bought another after six weeks of arguing with the insurance company .Then I got another job with a Peugeot diesel 405 that was dreadful.  I sold my cavalier to my dad, he loved it.

Then I fell out with that firm, got divorced , and bought a Calibra special , light blue with cream leather seats. (FU car)

Then  two Vectras. and now an Astra twintop.

Next car will probably be a motorised shopping trolley. My mileage has gone from 30, 000 a year to less than 10, 000.


How much....

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 20:22

Fairygirl. I was once in charge of 10 managers, eight of whom were men. I took one of them to a trade show. The salesman spent 20 minutes selling something to him, only for him to say he would have to ask the boss. When is he coming , asks the salesman. Well actually, you've been ignoring her for the last 20 minutes. Oops.

and yes, I get treated the same in car showrooms if I have a male with me.

Flower in Africa

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 20:18

The first one looks like a member of the arum family.  The second one looks like a hibiscus.


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Posted: 28/08/2015 at 18:20

Congratulations Panda.


How much....

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 14:19

I got mine free when I was 18 . My grandad bought it (Black morris minor deluxe with grey leather seats but no seat belts) when I was three months old. He only used it in the summer, the rest of the year he used his business volkswagon van. So when I got it it had less than 50, 000 miles on the clock.  I used it for five years, then when I got a company car, my brother had it. He took out the 948 cc engine and put an 1100 in. He got quite adept at changing engines, gear boxes, and a back axle.  He had it for another four years.   We found the original receipt.  £504.

What is this please?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 22:20

Could it be a foreign type of hawthorn, such as chinese or russian?. the  fruit look very hawthornish.

Canterbury Bells

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 19:23

Get them in their final positions, and then give them a good watering in.They are biennial and need to make good root systems before next spring.

Is this an underground weed?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 19:01

I think alstroemeria from the leaves.  Easier to eradicate than bindweed.

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