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Posted: 04/09/2012 at 12:36

Kate if I'm only 20 mins away I feel it is only right that I pop round for tea and cake!

I was sent the address in an email - but I don't know how many other people have also received the email! I shall go armed with a fork and spade.

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Posted: 04/09/2012 at 12:10

Dan, how did you restrain yourself?

David, those begonias are lovely.

Nice day here, and getting warmer. The forecast for the weekend is looking promising too - which is good as I'm camping again, this time in Chingford (well, at Gilwell, home of Scouting!).

Pam, let me know how you get on with the cake.

Inka, I never knew island dwellers dressed like that!

I might be getting some free plants this evening - if I can persuade OH to come and do some digging with me. Someone on freecycle is getting rid of their garden, so its a case of 'help yourself - if you want it, dig it up'.

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Posted: 03/09/2012 at 17:51

Pam, try this recipe - its almost identical to the one I use but I just throw it all in together in the mixer. Its quite a runny mix and I bake it in a loaf tin lined with greaseproof paper.


Any ideas what to do with a surplus of runner beans? I don't seem to have the knack of freezing them and they end up a bit tasteless.

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Posted: 03/09/2012 at 15:18

I would say thank heavens he hasn't got his speedos on! That is not the bronzed adonis I was picturing from what Geoff has said!!

I don't do ironing so please send me the ironing guy - am sure he'd feel welcome in my house!

Spent lunchtime picking half a carrier bag full of runner beans, and watering my brassicas with nettle tea, which stank - good job there was nobody else there. Then I picked the snails off them and squashed them.

Can somebody please explain to me why its always sunny on  Monday when I am at my desk and gloomy on a Sunday when I'm at home?? Still it meant I did some indoor stuff yesterday including making 4 courgette cakes, one of which has already been consumed.

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Posted: 31/08/2012 at 16:35

Am very fond of Aberystwyth as I was a student there - and went on that train a few times. Can remember it being so windy in the winter though we'd have to hang onto the railings to get round the corner! And I seem to remember there were a lot of pubs......

Kate is this neanderthal or another nutty neighbour?

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Posted: 31/08/2012 at 12:35

I think we can all live in as there's plenty of space. The farm next door is also up for sale for another million and a half. Timeshare is a possibility. 

OH had the camera when we were at Heligan the other day so I've not seen the photos yet. Dan, lucky you living so close, in such a lovely part of the world. Not so lucky with the soot in the eye though. My brother's friend runs a pirates shop nearby, am sure he could sort you out with an eye patch.

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Posted: 31/08/2012 at 10:08

Just checked details again - kitchen garden walled on 3 sides. That will do me!

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Posted: 31/08/2012 at 10:07

The house was owned by the explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley. Don't know if there's a walled garden but there's space to put one in! And with 12 bedrooms there's enough space for all of us! Not sure this link will work but here it is -


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Posted: 31/08/2012 at 09:25

If someone's gone to the bother of putting a collar on him I guess they will be missing him. Good luck with finding the owners.

Nice and sunny here but quite a chill in the air first thing. I think I might need to find the tortoise this weekend, and start bringing her in overnight.

Holker Hall looks lovely - but a bit far for a day out for me!

I have found my dream house and its up for sale. Anyone got £4 million to spare??

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Posted: 30/08/2012 at 17:48

I have a sneaking suspicion my OH actually has some of those in the garage.........certainly seems to have enough mishaps anyway.

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