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Highland Jeannie

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 19:43

Started gloriously sunny but by early afternoon was a bit windy, showery & generally not very pleasant so I came in.  Then cousin came round with trailer load of chips & finally (3 years after moving in) we can walk round the garden dry-shod, although we'd had carpet down to keep the weeds at bay.

The weather woman thinks that for once we'll miss the storm here, oh well, I'm sure we'll get a few before the winter's done!!

Good luck to all those in it's path.


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 19:21

Glorious day here today (sorry  to those who had rain).

Moved a gold-coloured conifer (can't remember the name, but gc's & supermarkets sell them for £2-£3), it's about 3' high now.  Problem was, that I discovered some evil looking roots & dug down & down & down.....  Managed to remove most but had to leave 2 bits, hmm, I wonder what little horror will appear next year ?? 

They're like thin, white, brittle carrots.

Ah well, must go & get ready to go out.

Poached this morning!

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 22:49

4th Panda, Square sausage is not allowed in this house!!  I bought a couple of squares once, put them under the grill - couldn't believe the amount of fat swilling round the grillpan afterwards .  Makes a "Glasgow salad" (ie bowl of chips) seem positively healthy!!

Poached this morning!

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:31

Had a quick look at that link, Dove - apart from the oatmeal & onion they had sausagemeat! That's not white, it's pink!!  It should be suet (that's what clings round the mouth.....)

Poached this morning!

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 19:58

Didn't realise that white pudding was available that far south!!??

For me the "round" sticks all round my mouth; far too fatty but the slices are good.

I have a vegetarian cousin who eats white pudding......

Fruit pudding is good with bacon .

Back to the healthy eating now!!

Serious! Really

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 23:10

I really liked Out of Town with Jack Hargreaves - such a gentle programme; an old man imparting wisdom. You almost felt as if you were sitting opposite & listening to your grandad. Even the bits about fishing were interesting; purely because he knew how to make a subject come alive. And what a shed he had!!

At the end he sat in the cart & the horse pulled them slowly away.

They'd never make it now - not manic enough & no shouting!!

Earlier in the year in a garden centre (where else?) I found some dvds of the programme - I haven't watched them yet - I'm almost afraid that they won't be as good as I remember.

Poached this morning!

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:43

Porridge, often with added sultanas, mixed spice or cinnamon & a dash of maple syrup, or muesli & yogurt during the week, with toast & home made marmalade at the weekend. Even though (early) retired we have the toast treat for only 2 days - butter is permitted then too!!

I tend to avoid microwaving either porridge or scrambled eggs as they always end up in a solid lump at the bottom & the porridge boils over.  (I know I should keep stirring, but it's a bit of a faff & easier to use the gas).

Serious! Really

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:28

I used to work in a bank & one day, must be 20 odd years ago, Daphne Oxenford came in to cash a cheque.  I said to her that I had "Listened with Mother" She asked whether I had been sitting comfortably, I confirmed that I had!

(For those too young to have listened, she always started the story with "Are you sitting comfortably children?.........Then I'll begin")

Serious! Really

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:21

White Horses!

I bought the single of the theme tune & my Mum & I played it 31 times to get all of the words.  I could just imagine myself cantering along the seashore as I listened to the music......

It may have been in Czech with subtitles?? 

Oh & of course when I got slightly older - Follyfoot!!!  Not forgetting "Steve" Oooooohhh!!! 

Must go & lie down I'm all overcome...

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 18:50

I started a similar thread about Frank a couple of months ago & 1 or 2 people had already sent him a message without reply.

As he served in the War he would have been a good age, but it would be nice to know what has happened to him. I do fear the worst. 

I found his posts interesting & informative & miss them.

Bunny & Sotongeoff used to post a lot & were knowledgeable but don't appear any more.

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