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Fork Handles

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 11:13

Morning all.

The weather conditions seem pretty general. We haven't had any more snow, but boy is it cold - 3c at the moment and not getting any better during today so extra woollies called for.

Back tracking slightly about the price of eggs, we pay £2 a dozen, from a cottage about 2 miles away, the lady saves them for me weekly, I think we get a bargain.

Lizzies garden looks beautiful with all that snow, anyone else got snow pics. This one is one from  December2010-- haven't taken any this year.

We had 18" of snow that year, don't want the same again, thank you

 The same place last summer. Can't wait for summer again

Have a nice day, now must go and make coffee.




What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 12:55

Nr Lincoln.

Very cold night followed by dull morning, but the sun has now appeared and we have a bit of a thaw, snow melting nicely let's hope it continues to do so.


Fork Handles

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 12:51

Just finished pile of ironing now going to make a quick lunch, fancy a toasted ham'n'cheese sandwich.

Oh has decided to do a bit of painting, kitchen radiator, plus a small chest of drawers I've been asking him  to do for yonks, so he might get extra ham.

The smell of sponge cakes is wafting over Lincolnshire as I speak, coming from the south west.


Fork Handles

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 10:48

Morning All.

Absolutely perishing here, will not be going far today, the side roads look lethal.

If everyone continues to shop online the high street will be very different in a few years, you can see the change already, but being able to purchase things a lot cheaper over the internet who can blame people for doing that. I still like a good rootle round the shops

I was surprised by Chris Packhams revelations about the birds, as you say we feed them all year round thinking they will nest in your garden, only now to find they B... off come spring. Both our ponds have got ice on them this morning, but the larger one has a small waterfall so that has managed to keep a frost free patch.The birds use the waterfall for bathing.

Hope you have a good day, hope you can keep warm


Fork Handles

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 22:27

Hi Becks.

I don't add milk to sponge cake,  just the eggs. When I first started to bake my cakes were a bit hit and miss, my son used to say would I bake a "failure cake" he thought they were ok. Even the best cook/baker doesn't always get it right.


Fork Handles

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 17:31

Thanks for jogging my memory Geoff. The one with Richard Burton narrating is the one my sister always used to be playing, didn't realise it was the 70's thought it was much earlier. I thought it was strange, yet compelling. You can get the vinyl on ebay, just been checking.

Tea tonight is chicken and prawn biryani, sauce out of jar.

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 16:34

Hi Nola and thanks for the info about the musical. My sister had the LP back in the 60's I think, must ask her when I see her.

Hope you enjoy Les Mis, Bjay, we are going to see it when the rush has died down, really looking forward to it, I just love the music.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 16:26

Nr Lincoln.

Been snowing here since mid morning. We had had about 3" so far, but it is slushy at the moment. Frost expected overnight so travel will be very difficult tomorrow.


Fork Handles

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 16:20

It's been snowing here ALL DAY we have had about 3"  it's slushy at the moment, but it is going to freeze tonight. OH is supposed to be going out for a domino match, but I think it will be called off.

Didn't someone make a LP of the music called War of the Worlds? going back lot of years?.can't remember who.

Liz, now your talking - - Chris Beardshaw  I can't understand Diarmuid Gavin

Our cat is hogging the seat nearest the radiator


Fork Handles

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 11:17

Morning All.

We have snow, more expected over the next day or two. but after today we don't have to go anywhere, just need to go to Drs to collect prescriptions, down to M's to see her , then card shop, we have loads of birthdays in January in the family. After that it can do as it likes. Do feel sorry for people who have to go out or work in it though..

We have been watching a collared dove taking twigs into the conifer, what's that all about someone should have a word and tell them its toooooo early to be nesting.

Pam. those Beef Wellingtons look delicious

Think we will be catching up with TV over the next few days, soon be bored. Geoff has been watching Peter Kay, love that bit about the dinner ladies.

Have a nice day


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