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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 11:03

Nr Lincoln.

Beautiful morning in Lincolnshire. Sunny, a light wind and a bit milder. Snowdrops and hellebores blooming


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 12:29

Nr Lincoln.

Not a bad day here. Breezy and dry. Rain forecast for later, so hope washing drys before than.


Fork Handles

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 12:26

Hi everyone.

Checking in after being absent for a couple of day. I haven't had time to catch up so hope I haven't missed anything of huge importance

I had a great party on Saturday night, lovely meal at pub, then everyone to our place, finally got to bed at 3.30. still trying to clear up, glasses put away and left over food. I have a piece of lemon cheesecake,some almond and pear tart, and a couple of individual trifles if anyone is interest. I don't know how Prince Harry does it, all that partying, but then he is a few decades younger than me.

Sorry Andy Murray lost, commiserations Geoff.

Please to hear Bjays do went well.

We can actually see the ground again, and it feels almost warm today. Been hanging out washing in the hope it might dry a bit, had extra bedding as a friend stayed with us Saturday night.

Catch you all later.


Fork Handles

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 08:59

Hi Flo,

Now thats what I call making an entrance. hope you didn't damage yourself.


Fork Handles

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 08:51

Good morning All.

The BBC news suggests that building snowmen will help prevent floods, so I hope you all going to be out there doing your bit

Cold here this morning, but as Gary says, it should be the last really cold day for a while. I hope so. I have got a friend coming tomorrow to stay overnight from Nottingham, just hope she can make it as we are having a friends and family get together for my birthday and are all going out for a meal to the pub in the next village. Nephew coming from London, but expect trains will be OK

Lots to do today, puddings to make for tomorrow evening, just having starters and mains at pub, then back here for puds, cheese and biscuits, and drinks I will be thinking of Bjay as she is doing the same thing.

What have I let myself in for.

Hope you all have a nice day and a belated welcome to all our new forkers


Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 11:03

Good morning all.

Pleased I'd had my breakfast Geoff. Didn't get up very early this morning, was warm and comfy so had a nice cuppa and read the paper in bed.

Maud, how awful, must be a worry, it's a lot of money to put it right

We don't shop for groceries on line. Our young neighbour opposite does, she often has hers delivered on Sunday evening about 9 o'clock, makes a terrific racket but I expect its cheaper then?

I'm going to venture out today, if I don't have some fresh air I think I will go mad, fed up with being indoors. The pavements are clearish now so it should be okay.

Hope Glyn has a wonderful trip

Have a good day folks.


Fork Handles

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 14:48

Hi everyone.

I placed an order yesterday for my Tacca, along with some euchomis,a gloriosa lily and go some freebies, iris and liatris.  I got a lovely e-mail from Tracey at Anglia bulbs this morning thanking me for my order, and the same guarantee as Jean got, that if you have any problems they will replace the items. They e-mail you as soon as the order is despatched with an expected delivery date. 

 Witch hazel taken this morning.

 Now going to catch up with Mr Selfridge.

Fork Handles

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 12:14

Recipe as promised for Pea and Ham soup.

Sorry I've only just remembered,  I think it was Glyn who wanted it.

1 ham/bacon hock/shank, soaked for a few hours in cold water to remove excess salt..

2 medium or 1 large onion chopped,

2 sticks celery, chopped optional.I think it gives more flavour.

2 medium potatoes, diced small or grated, or some left over mash.( helps to thicken soup).

I packet of dried peas, soaked or frozen mushy peas, ( saves time) use as many as you like, the more you use the thicker the soup.

Bring hock to boil in enough water to cover, discard water when it has boiled, cover with fresh water and simmer until cooked, maybe a couple of hours, or use pressure cooker. Remove hock and shred meat, as much as you like, you will probably no need it all, but you can make sandwiches of any left overs  Put rest of ingredients in pan and cook until tender, add shredded meat, and season with pepper only. I think you will find it is salty enough.



What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 11:58

Nr Lincoln.

Lovely sunshine at the moment, after very cold night. A bit of a thaw has set in, everything is dripping nicely


Fork Handles

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 11:51

Morning All.

Thawing a bit here as the sun is out

When our daughter moved out we stripped the room completely, all the furniture, the lot went and we made it into a snug/office, it is now used more than the main living room. Oh has his music centre and small tv, I have my computer, and it is lovely and warm. She did come home for 6 months when her marriage broke up, but she had to have the spare room.I don't think any of them realise what is involved in having your own place until they move out, it's quite a shock.

Geoff, on the subject of estate agents we had the same problem, lack of communication, in the end I did all the viewings myself, whenever possible, but they still want their 2% or whatever when it's sold.

Just seen a wren skating on the pond, looking under the marginal plants for something to eat, poor little thing, I don't suppose there is much about for them, makes you wonder how they survive.

Out this evening for a meal at the pub in the next village, heard it does a good steak

Have a good day folks.


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