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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 08:46

I'm up, taken the 'nasty' medicine & so far so good.... had my breakfast, been neighbourly & am now off to shower & the rest before starting on the big clear out!

OH queried as to why under the stairs needed clearing out?  How are the engineers going to get at the gas supply & the pipework for the existing boiler otherwise?

Becks was it worth it? looks fun though.

Sorry to be a party pooper as have fished out my police notice for 'no trick or treaters here'. We had BIG problems in past with some youngsters around here & ever since that time all the neighbours agreed. Weather due to be c**p as well anyway. J.


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Posted: 30/10/2012 at 19:37

BTW Geoff, yes LEEKS, but quite like the leaks...... J.

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Posted: 30/10/2012 at 19:36

Maud- complete agreement re kids nowadays.... or perhaps it's our age, sorry.

Biba clothes- bet that was good. I was too young too, but think I had some make up? certainly had Quant make up.

Was cross acouple of Easters back- daughter & OH clearing the loft, which is almost as full again-oops. I could have sworn that there was a bag up there of Laura Ashley originals. No sign of it, drat & nor the original 70s Miss Selfridge dresses too. Must have had a clear out at sometime, but neither OH nor me can remember when.

Who forgot the wine with tonights' meal then? J.

What's for tea?

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 17:10

Large mushrooms grilled, then topped with fried chopped leeks & garlic & cheese over the lot & regrilled. Served with baked potato & red wine according to my notes! J.

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Posted: 30/10/2012 at 17:06

Have I done the spare room? No, of course not, just sat & played solataire whilst watching trashy daytime tv. 

Am cooking a huge potato in the remoska. It'll easily do the 2 of us when daughter gets back. I have wiped the large mushrooms & washed the leaks ready. Fry the leeks, plus garlic, & grill the mushrooms. Then top the mushrooms with fried, seasoned leeks & some cheese over the lot. Very quick,easy & yummy. Goes well with red wine too according to my notes....

Me inspirational? No-way, just realistic, grumpy, critical, argumentative, 'b' minded.....& the rest! J.


Posted: 30/10/2012 at 14:13

D'you know I've got that & havent even read it yet! J.

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Posted: 30/10/2012 at 14:09

Kate, it's still a difficult decision either way. You dont get a lot of time to think, but do get overloaded with information. So I can see both sides of the situation that's being discussed today. BTW I did refuse a certain type of scan as it wasnt just the ONLY way of confirming something, just the most reliable. Made my views quite clear & on a subsequent appointment with my very strong minded surgeon not a dickie bird about it was mentioned! J.

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Posted: 30/10/2012 at 13:51

Afternoon all.

Not too wobbly today, good as did a quick local shop, then dropped OH's film off for processing- yes old fashioned but some people do still use it! Completely forgot to actually check when to collect it so shall trot up sometime next week I think.

Then braved TC. Still half-term for some, but got there early & parked a good distance away, so easy. Took non fitting top back to M&S & then bought food treats as requested by daughter. Then trotted up, slight slope, to cafe for my coffee. Then as 20% of household stuff got a new bathrack that have been eying for ages. It'll just appear when we have new bath.

Am one of the women who's cancer was picked up by screening, so was all ears this morning. Am not one of the 'overtreated' ladies as mine was an invasive sort,  still upsetting though.

Wild & windy outside today, so shall keep busy inside. Spare room still awaits... J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 12:41

WManchester- wet & windy now, low cloud over Bolton hills so not visisble. Shopping done, car inside, am hibernating again! J.

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Posted: 29/10/2012 at 19:20

Phew, my forgetting to actually put the cheese into the cheese sauce for macaroni cheese tonight- - wasnt a disaster after all. I just put loads on top for grilling & then when top browned, just turned off the grill & shut the door. The cheese then melted down into the sauce.

Shant be late out of bed tonight. OH leaves about 5.30am on Mondays & daughter was early this morning too. We've just had a small packet of the forgotten chocolate buttons between us.

Know am tired as cant spell/type properly. Still only another 4 lots before the next scan to see if can have the remaining 3, yay! The end is in sight... J.

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