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What's for tea?

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 15:41

Reheated left-overs tonight for us, plus some extra vegs. Not sure about pud eyt.

Am having to clear out 'stuff ' from my huge airing cupboard & understairs for a new heating boiler to be fitted tomorrow/friday, so cooking from scratch as per usual wasnt something I wanted to do! J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 15:37

Have stuck the notice on front door, but will be very surprised if any kids out & about round here tonight as absolutely TORRENTIAL out there now & apparently all evening, if forecast to be believed.

Top of airing cupboard now empty- how many towels? Now let's see what is stored around the base of the hot water cylinder- yep, I do keep a lot of junk!

Being a Brummie- Lardy cakes better! J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 14:11

Yes Geoff I agree, but with the upheaval tomorrow etc I dont quite think now is the time.Just need to create space at the mo.

I had planned to sort through all the stuff from parents house last winter, but other things rather got in the way! Luckily we had the chance to ask Dad about unknown things we found before his memory went.

Right, back upstairs..... J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 13:49

Loved Snoopy!

Ok my 'corner' now clearer. Always spend part of 'C' hols going through 12 months of garden magazines, sections from papers, so have just replaced those back onto bottom shelf under table. Even dusted the table & moved it away so radiator easy to access. I realised that Dad must've actually made the table, but he couldnt remember when I asked him. Just know that it was always under the window in parents' lounge.

Engineer can move the chair, am not putting my back out.... J.

Wintering Fuchsias

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 13:20

I always assumed that Rigartoni was hardy- mine certainly coped ok last yr in a border in NWest.

I often grow hardy varieties in large pots on the patio, taking cuttings as routine in late summer. Sometimes those pot plants survive without being wrapped- pots very large & by a sheltered wall. The ones actually in the borders tend to be later in restarting in the following spring, but they will often continue flowering after the pot grown ones have been caught by the first frosts. J.

Dark corners

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 13:13

If there's a fence or wall behind you can try painting it with white/pale colours.

Some evergreen shrubs have shiny leaves that will reflect some light as well. Others have pale or varigated leaves which also help 'lighten' up an area. J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 12:29

Completely forgot- meant to also say I do my 'C' puds alternate yrs in the microwave! It's quite a light recipe, for a 2lb one, so I do 2x1lb & we eat one & t'other freezes for the next yr. Honestly it does survive absolutely fine.Some yrs freezer too full so it gets stored in a tin until NYr when freezer space returns.

Cant remember when I made them last year, but I obviously did as 1 in freezer now. Also have spotted a 2lb jar of my mincemeat in jam cupboard, so one less job for this yr! J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 12:23

Bjay- my OH a good bread maker, but soo messy in kitchen. (rolls eyes smiley equiv to 'big sigh' for me)

Ooh good idea re using shower curtains, shall ponder about that sometime.

Just wandered into here & realised that my 'corner' also has a radiator behind a very large comfy chair, plus a table next to chair piled high with garden magazines, old papers, etc etc that I need for when contemplating life etc!! Blast, my turn later to sort/move things. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 12:11

Winds strong out there today- WManchester- dry at the mo, but heavy rain due here later.

Am keeping busy inside- Central heating boiler being replaced tomorrow/friday -so am  clearing the spare room of junk, so can refill it with the contents of airing cupboard where new boiler going! All being well will still have enough 'cupboard' space for storage once new boiler in. Chance for a sort out maybe? J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 12:04

Buttie time now- having one of those days when all I do is eat & eat... but by 2pmish am usually fine. Wonder if today it's due to the delayed breakfast this morning because of the tablet?

Anyway they'll be able to get at radiator valves in spare room now, & our bedroom. Must remind daughter to clear a path to hers & as for OH's study/workshop- his problem. He's supposed to be coming back first thing tomorrow morning after all.

Washing machine just had an unbalanced 'wobbly'- it alerts me by beaping like mad. So you set it going again, but have no way of actually knowing whereabouts in cycle it was when became unbalanced., unless you were watching it just at the right moment of course! I tend to just reset it to rinse & spin as assume it was unable to sort itself out to spin safely before it became unbalanced.

Lotties, that's a good pumpkin face. J.

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