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Share your produce recipes with us

Posted: Yesterday at 08:05

That sounds wonderful LilyP.  Aym, not exactly a salad but there are plenty of recipes out there for beetroot chocolate cake.  If you give it a try remember to save us all a slice


Posted: Yesterday at 07:57

Good morning all, hi Pat

Goodness Joyce, frost already.  I didn't notice any sign here but I didn't look out till 6.30.  I can understand Pat getting it in winter but we're in mid-summer.  Hope Fairy made it back home from the hills yesterday.

Clari - that sounds like a nightmare and not just the plaster bashing.

Dove we are also very happy British Gas customers.  They've never let us down so far.

LilyP I loved the pic of your bottles.    Wish I could say the same about your bedroom decor Obelixx.  

Have a good day everyone


Posted: 28/07/2016 at 07:44

Good morning all, hi Pat

Pat well done with the steps.  HRH will need her knitted coats now she's had a shave.

Dove, the picnic on the beach sounded lovely.  Can't remember the last time I was on a beach.  

Lizzie, a very sad day for you all at the service (hugs).

Lily have fun with bedroom decorating.  We did ours earlier this year and I'm still happy with how it looks every time I open the door.  The dog is not allowed in any more which will keep it nicer for longer.  She's just directed into son's room.

Today will consist of washing, pottering, shopping, more washing etc.  What an exciting life.  Have a good day everyone.

Camera Talk

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 13:54

Thank you Fairy and Lizzie.  Tbh the light and shade thing was down to Mother Nature and the camera.  It really was amazing to see and I spent a long time at the back door just appreciating

Camera Talk

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 13:17

Have really enjoyed a catch-up with this thread.  What marvellous 'captures' you've all had.  Fairy I think little Rob has a doppelgänger in our garden,  they're so cute.  The insect close-ups are like looking at aliens, especially Papi Jo's head on of the damsel fly.

The other evening we had a wonderfully bright rainbow (effort below) but the photo doesn't capture it very well.  Any tips please?.


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 10:52

Good morning all, hi Pat if you're about

Thanks for the welcome back  Good to see you Panda and glad camp went well apart from the beastie bites.  Dove I always do as I'm told.  Fairy our ceilings aren't high enough for chandeliers but I should really stop swinging on the wardrobe door.  I was actually trying to pull the sofa to get to some crumbs (obviously the diet has put me in starvation mode) my hands slipped and I fell back onto the coffee table.  Feeling a lot better now though.  Saw the PM LilyP, thank you.

Yvie, what a great opportunity for more plants.  I'm glad the men did a good job and tidied up - sometimes they don't.  We once found loads of branches behind the hedge after some cowboys came to top the conifers

What room are you decorating Lily?

Have a good day - I'll  be back later if the wifi stays on today


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 12:00

Good morning all, hi Pat.

Sorry I've been absent for a while but who wants to listen to moans and groans.  I was doing things I shouldn't with my 'back' and fell backwards and hit my head a right wallop.  Maybe a bit more sense has been restored now.  Thanks for wondering Fairy.  I should have said something earlier but the screen was giving me headaches.  Holiday is just over a week away.

I've got a heck of a lot of catching up to do now.  Happy Birthday Joyce - that's what spurred me into action.

Topbird I can sympathise with the dry ground and lack of rain.  I thought it would be great but maybe I'll just put up with the midges and not being able to get out to cut the grass (edit - OH to cut the grass).  At least everything is very, very green here.  Must have had more rain than you Fairy.

Have a good day


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 11:47

Happy Birthday Joyce.  Oh to be 27 again.      Have a good day and enjoy calorie free cake.


Posted: 14/07/2016 at 09:28

Good morning all, hi Pat

Yvie take care with your back.  Hope it eases soon.  Tbird I hope you're feeling a bit better this morning. I really enjoyed GW too last night.  What a fabulous garden.

Must dash to the shops before all the parking spaces are taken.  Will catch up later.

Have a good day everyone.

Camera Talk

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 09:23

Ahh, but it's really romantic David.  Good to see you posting again and I loved your fledgling pic.

Sheps I agree with Fairy that a calendar of yours would be well sought after.  Superb pics.

I love this thread for the diversity of subjects and learn something interesting all the time.  I'd never heard of Silcrete Pat.

PP .

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