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Posted: 10/01/2013 at 17:24

Becks you can make any cake with ordinary granulated sugar, It's not often I bother with caster sugar, much more expensive, unless I want a light Victoria Sponge.Go for it.

What are you going to see Lottie? we saw Quartet on Tuesday, thought it was good.

Les Mis is the next on the list and I quite fancy seeing Lincoln.

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Posted: 10/01/2013 at 12:15

Hi Lyon, sorry I've lost track of everyones names We usually go to Hidcote when we are in that part of the country, but it will be closed when we visit. Thanks for the suggestion of the gardens in Stratford, there is often quite a lot of interest from trees, shrubs etc at this time. Will just play it by ear and do what we can depending on the weather We will also be visiting the neighbouring towns, Warwick, Leamington and Kenilworth, so there will be plenty to keep us occupied.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 12:01

Nr Lincoln.

Lovely morning here after a frosty, misty start.

Felt rather chilly when I walked round the garden, but lots of bulbs appearing, hellebore in bloom,lovely maroon flowers,witch hazel looking good, aconites and various bits of interest if you look closely.


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Posted: 10/01/2013 at 11:50

Geoff. The decorating should be finished today, yippee, It's not a very big room but it's awkward when you have to keep shifting furniture..

Then in early February we are going to do our bedroom, oh joy. Having a break in between, and we are going away for 3 days to Stratford upon Avon. Might even take in a bit of culture and visit  the Royal Shakespeare Theatre depending on the production.

Like to get the boring jobs done in the winter so that when spring eventually arrives we are ready to get on with the garden


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Posted: 10/01/2013 at 10:40

Morning All.

Nice morning here after misty start.

Not a lot planned today, just a bit of shopping, just the essentials, and OH finishing the decorating. Can't wait to get sorted out and back to normal.

We usually get frost, snow in various amounts in January, it's how it should be in winter. The media always treat it as something out of the ordinary.

Have a nice day.


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Posted: 09/01/2013 at 22:18

Hi Inka,

Sounds as if you have been having some rotten weather too.

Think everyone is having an early night this side of the Atlantic

Did you enjoy Downton? we have got a new series here, called Mr Selfridge, looks quite promising.

Enjoy you day, I'm now off to bed. Goodnight peeps.


Talkback: Learning from 2012

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 22:10

After the miserable weather we had in 2012, we said we would only concentrate on things that did well in the wet. Broad beans, runner beans, salads and early potatoes, but as spring approaches we will no doubt be saying" I think we'll give so and so a try again" we usually do. All our fruit, both soft and apples etc did well,  so let's hope for a drier year and more crops. I think we will need to be growing as much as possible to try to save money!

We have got a Peregrine Peach, but have not had a lot of success so far, either the frost has got the blossom or it has been stricken with leaf curl. The few fruits that did set, then dropped off, but maybe this year.......

Purple sprouting broccoli is looking good so far.


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Posted: 09/01/2013 at 17:41

Hi Becks.

I have had Ringtons tea for the past 20 years, very reputable company, nice delivery people and good quality. As you say a bit on the pricey side, but I have my tea delivered every fortnight and if I'm not in he will leave it for me and I pay him next time. Very scrummy biscuits and cakes as well. I have never been hassled by them and don't get any phone calls etc.


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Posted: 09/01/2013 at 15:34

Yes it's getting colder here in Lincoln too, just pleased we haven't got the heat that they have in Australia. I couldn't cope with 45C  and the fear of losing you home etc  is just awful. I have got relatives in Melbourne and at the moment they are ok.

Do you think John Mc has got a hope in hell of getting £3m?  be interesting to see the outcome.

Time for a cuppa and a biccky, no chocolate fingers but we have got some Cadburys assortment to be opened, I will try to resist.

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Posted: 09/01/2013 at 11:45

Morning Folks.

It's a lovely sunny day here Hope all are well.

We enjoyed Quartet, Maggies Smith was, as ever, brilliant, as were all the cast, very well done and so poignant. Nice music as well if your into light classical.

Well done FloGoldFairy, not easy to lose the extra pounds after Christmas, I've just got back to my pre Christmas weight just cutting out the extras. Big pan of vegetable soup on the go this morning

Sorry you have had some more bad news Dove.Let's hope things get better for you from now on.

Geoff and Becks, I'm with you on the late dressing bit. When the weather is grotty not a lot to rush for, but I'm always afraid someone will come to the door and think I'm a right lazy beggar. Why it should bother me I don't know I've done my share of early mornings.

Have a good day folks, whatever you're up to.


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