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Highland Jeannie

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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.

something in the air

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 09:13

Salino - quote facility not working but -

"..referring to Highland Jeannie's post above...

..well, I do think that's terribly unkind and unfair to call another forum member an ''inadequate and ineffectual numpty'' and ''dilbert''.. did you read the thread in question?"

I did say that I don't always get time to read all of the threads & hadn't seen any nastiness, but was just responding to other people's comments about being targetted by people in an unpleasant way.  In the past people have just come on here purely to wind folk up & be nasty & rude - they are the people I was referring to - not the regular forumites - they're a great bunch!  

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 23:28


Haven't posted much lately; been rather busy digging holes, moving things around & slinging slate about but do try to read most of the threads when I get the time. I haven't actually noticed any nastiness & feel sad that someone as helpful & kind as Waterbutts should be targetted by some inadequate & ineffectual numpty.  What sort of a kick do these Dilberts get out of stirring things up? What's the point? 

I've always found folk on here to be kind, humorous & helpful & am always grateful for all of the advice that I've had. - They are by far the greatest majority on here & am sure it will continue to be so.


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