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Posted: 10/01/2013 at 22:22

I'm back,. Caz and Inka

I have read a number of Louise Penny's books, thoroughly enjoyed them. Canada sounds a wonderful place, but I wouldn't want to live in Three Pines where her books are set, too many murders.  the  residents spend a lot of time at the B and B /cafe, that bit sounds okay.

The last one of hers I read was set in Quebec, and it has made me want to visit, maybe one day if I win the lottery.

I sometimes watch Food Network, but the amount of food they cook and consume is really too much, although I must say it all looks good.

Now ready for bed, good book on the go, nice hot water bottle, what could be better


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Posted: 10/01/2013 at 20:55
sotongeoff wrote (see)

Is that that you Caz with the red hair -bottom bottom left

OOOPS --- I read that as red hairy bottom sorry.

Will now slope off to watch Silent witness.

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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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