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Posted: 06/01/2013 at 18:41

Hi Inka. It's not much better here weatherwise, been a damp misty day, with hardly any sun. Hope you enjoy Downton, We are going to watch Ripper Street, its a bit bloody and a tad on the adult side, but I think it's good.

I am going to get my pudding now, was too full after main course, had to have a rest. Just been looking for hotel in Chartres France for overnight stop when on holiday in May, surprising how many are booked up when we want to stay.

I'm on Firefox, but I have had trouble signing on to various sites, so go back to internet explorer when it's playing up, I don't really understand all the technical stuff, so leave well alone until daughters partner visits then he can usually put it right..


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Posted: 06/01/2013 at 16:56

Rosa, What a lovely idea. your Mum will love it.

I'm having a bit of a do myself on 26th January, birthday, not saying how old going to local pub, well next village, for get together with family and friends, then back to ours for puds, cheese and biscuits and drinks. Thought it would make a nice evening.

You are on the same wavelength as me regarding puds. I'm making lemon cheesecake, individual chocolate mousse, and maybe Italian trifle, all can be made the day before and all are yummy.

Becks, hope you haven't hurt yourself, there's always something to sort out



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Posted: 06/01/2013 at 15:56

Jo.-- I got carried away with the Christmas baking, and even after giving a lot away we still have some left. I don't eat them very often so OH has to keep wading through them, not that he's complaining. Still some in the freezer

I hate cleaning out cupboards, but love to see them all nice and clean and tidy once the job is done. Cleaned the oven the other day, now that is a job I could do without, after all the Christmas cooking, trouble is once it's clean I don't want to use it again.


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Posted: 06/01/2013 at 15:33

Found all sorts of things a the bottom of the wardrobe I had forgotten I'd got, must be a case for going to the tip.

Thought we were going out tomorrow evening for meal at daughters, but it seems she thinks they are coming to us, crossed wires somewhere, so gues what, I've started to make a shepherds pie, nothing changes

What's your big do Rosa? Forgive me if I've missed the info, but I haven't been on the forum quite as much as usual and haven't read all the postings.

Cup of tea and mince pie required by OH so must away. Got to keep him at the decorating


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Posted: 06/01/2013 at 11:16

Morning everyone.

Christmas Decs away for another year,had a good sort out and binned some that were definitely past their best.

I'm going to start to sort out the spare bedroom wardrobe, not looking forward to that.. We have decided to decorate now rather than leave until spring as there's not much you can do outside, far too soggy, although lots of bulbs peeping through.Got some snowdrops almost in flower

Nice day here after a very misty start, nice to be able to have the windows open and a breath of fresh air about the place.

Oh washing the car after we went down some very muddy tracks yesterday out in the Wolds. Everywhere is gungy.

Must get on, catch you later maybe

Are we keeping Christmas smileys all year?


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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 16:28

We had a garage sale, the amount raised and got rid of didn't justify the hard work and time it took.. Tried car boots as well, with limited success. Charity shops are a good option.

Geoff -- Are you taking much with you or are you having a complete fresh start? Which would be the most expensive? New furniture or transporting yours over there?

Going to see The Hobbit this evening, so must go and get early tea.

Bye for now


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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 17:15

Yes, Welcome Rambling Rose. We are getting a lot of new recruits, our fame must be spreading

Away now to prepare evening meal. Gammon for his Lordship, I'm having a very small piece of steak that was lurking in the freezer, jacket potatoe, grilled tomatoes, and mushrooms.

Midsomer Murders tonight, will it be as far fetched as usual?

Catch you later.


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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 17:03


Go for it, I wish you all the luck in the world. Hope the house sells quickly, I'm just not that brave. I read in the paper the best time to sell is early spring through till June, so you are doing it at the right time, you can always send your pearls of wisdom from Spain

I'm sat here with OH and cat on sofa, not sure who is snoring the loudest.


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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 16:54

How long have you had your present garden Girasole? I'm known on the forum as Chris, nice to have you with us.

If this is your first year I would leave it until Spring, and see what you have to work with. You might have all sorts of treasures hiding, just waiting to emerge, or is this a new build garden, a blank canvass?.

No planing went into our garden, it has evolved over many years, changing as the family grew and needs altered. If I was going to develope a new garden I would sit down and draw a plan, consult books, and go from there, just see what works for you and your needs. Best of luck .


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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 16:17

Hi everyone.

I have just been putting the remaining chocolates out of sight, too much temptation and having a general tidy up. Decs will be coming down by the weekend, little by little.

Oh tried on a new pair of trousers, bought just before Christmas, they were a little snug to say the least, can't blame the washing machine

Really miserable day here, and not very warm, best place is indoors.

I like both Spain and Italy for holidays, but wouldn't like to live anywhere but the UK, with all it's faults. I like to be able to go out and have a conversation, know what I'm buying, and I would miss family and friends, but each to his own. Too set in my ways the adapt.

Love the Green Man plaque, I've got one in the conservatory, something about him makes you connect with nature.

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