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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 16:58

I always did a s*d it iced cake, usually on CEve!

Now after family discussions last year I dont have to ice it! I know it doesnt seem right somehow, but I'm the only one who likes marzipan & thick icing- yum- so was outvoted! Plus after 2 lots of surgery in the run up to the hols last yr it just wasnt on. So no doing marzipan a week before & eating at least the same amout whilst doing it. Then waiting until it's dry etc etc. Trouble is I know there's a whole bloick of marzipan sat in the cupboard..... so what it's OOD!

ANYWAY daughter has finally heard that they're giving her the mortgage!! So much relief here, she's just said she still feels a bit off, but pleased. Now hope the survey doesnt find out something awful.

The tree decoration boxes are in the hall, along with the tree & we plan to make a start later on. Yes shall hoover next week whan am back from w/end. Still to pack for that as well..... J.

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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 12:51

BTW Lottie, when actually is your birthday? J.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 12:46

Too late now Sam, wait until Feb!

If you use toilet rolls as growing tubes, you wont need to remove the plant from it as the tube will rot down around the plants roots once in the ground.

Trying to remove the plant could damage the roots, although if the tube was already beginning to get soggy & disintergrating, then gently removing some of it would probably be possible at planting time, but no need IME. J.

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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 12:40

Hmm, I'll see if daughter can do something. OH wont be back here until he finishes for Christmas- which reminds me WHEN is he finishing? No idea!

Daughter actually cooking us a snack lunch! I'm regretting not doing the cleaning yesterday, it's so dark! Think she may start our tree later..... I need to get the decorations out of our wardrobe, hmm, do that before or after I hoover in there?

Really chucking it down out there.

Geoff you've reminded me about the wonderrful fish van on the market tomorrow- always a  queue.J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 12:32

Chucking it down in Manchester now. No frost today, but did get quite cold last night before the cloud cover increased.

Dark here too. Why didnt I do the cleaning yesterday when easy to see what doing?! J.

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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 09:53

Oh goody, M&S have sent me some extra points vouchers- now which store shall I visit?

Daughter has pointed out that by not having a taxi on Sat night we can leave as early if/when I need to crash out- true, but still not impressed!

Ok am off to be busy. Have a good day everyone. J.

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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 09:36

Morning all, daughter up & beat me to bathroom!

Pam- love all that.

Jean- Daughter is supposed to be starting our tree later today or the w/end.

Geoff- moon choc.

Dull & no frost at all today. Cant see many flowers still out now, am going to do a count, as someone suggested on another thread, on 1st Jan. Should have a note from past yrs somewhere.

Oh good, daughter arrived plus her breakfast, good sign. J.

Composting through the winter?

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 22:00

Yes you can still add to a bin. You will need to keep it mixed/stirred. It will speed up again once the weather warms up.J.


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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 21:37

Geoffrey!! I'm around you know!

Actually that's cheered me up. OH has refused the offer of a taxi to/from the 'do' on Sat night. Great, shall be sober whilst all getting tiddly around me. AND before you ask, OH wont be driving!!

He'll be lucky if I manage to stay awake after the drive over- especially with 'could you be as early as possible? coz 'so n so's choir is carol singing in the main square in town at 11am' !! J.


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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 19:58

Caz- they were saying today that people are leaving their shopping later & later waiting for the discounts that will come. Not sure that I'd be brave enough, especially since have to post several. Wasnt impressed to see that Marks have reduced their tins/boxes of biscuits already. The only time I splash out.......oh well shall hang on next year, maybe.....

Off to watch the cooking now. J.

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