Highland Jeannie

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Confession Times!

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 21:36

Not giant eggs Gilly, but a good size (with choccies inside), Thorntons or M&S.

On the bookcase KEF, no need for Yorkshire!  I'd feel guilty munching if H didn't & he really doesn't need the calories!!

Confession Times!

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 21:33

Gee thanks Gilly, sometimes people give us some & we try not to pig out - make our pleasures last . Milk choccy is fairly easy to resist, but plain; that's a challenge!   H doesn't need to put on weight & I don't want to.

However, most weeks I have a Scottish Country Dancing "event" & we have tea in the interval, which includes cake, homebaking of all sorts, cake, traybakes, cake, etc, & as people have gone to a lot of trouble it would be rude to decline . H says he thinks that I only go for the cake.

Confession Times!

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 19:33

H & I have just finished eating our Easter eggs (had 1 each).

We (sometimes) have just a little bit each evening. It's hard to be good!!

Loving Lavatera

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 19:20

I'm keen on mallows, too - as you say Sara, very easy to propagate.  I particularly like the sidalceas - used to like hollyhocks but didn't like the rust.

There are several mallows out just now all with tiny deep pinky purple flowers.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 19:11

Quite a frost last night; don't know what the temps went down to, as the min part of the max/min thermo. is not working (Santa, please) Some of the fuchsia flowers got frosted & the flowers & leaves on an auricula don't look too happy, (surely it shouldn't be flowering yet? 

Serious stuff......no! Really

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 17:19

My needlework teacher was Joan Jones. (But she was Mrs)

silly quotes

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 23:43
star gaze lily wrote (see)

There's one about shutting the door, something about being born in a barn???


Can youremember that one jeannie 

I never understood that when young, as my experience of a barn was quite small with a door cut in 2 halves across the middle.  I now realise that it refers to the really large ones which have double doors opposite each other, so when all open a massive draught was created for winnowing the corn.

silly quotes

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 21:57

Ah, what's for dinner?

Highland Aunt; "Tatties & point"

Elderly London friend; "Bread & iffit"

Same friend, when annoying child (me) asked where she'd just come back from; "There & back to see how far it is" 

Another one of hers, for anywhere dark, or if the sky was very overcast it was "As black as Newgate's knocker" (Presumably referring to the knocker on Newgate Prison) (Wonder how she knew that??

My Mum, from a family of wavy/curly heads always described my hair as "straight as a yard of pumpwater" probably because I hadn't eaten my crusts!



Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 20:24
Verdun wrote (see)

Jo4eyes, know what you mean. ,some famiIy members I wish I knew.  

Totally agree Jo4eyes & Verdun, I'm very interested in family history & have, on so many occasions stood at the grave of an ancestor & said "If only they could talk"

I have a potato fork of the grandfather that I knew.

Serious stuff......no! Really

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 13:50

Benny Hill used to come into the bank that I worked in, he was very quiet, polite & always smart & well-dressed.

I once cashed a cheque for Windsor Davies the Sgt Major from it "Ain't Half Hot Mum" - his voice was just as loud in the bank as it was in the series when shouting at the other soldeirs!!

We really liked Dave Allen too, he had such a quirky sense of humour. My H recently helped carry my aunt's coffin & the problem with having watched so many Dave Allen programmes is that he had visions of all sorts of things happening.


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