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Posted: 30/12/2012 at 12:10

Hi everyone.

Big pan of soup on the go. I am  so glad to see the back of the turkey. I have put the rest of carcass in the freezer for another time.

I have just glanced out of the window to see the witch hazel is in flower and winter flowering jasmine is in full bloom.. It's not a bad day here so I think I will venture out to have a look round the garden. Just looking forward to being able to get a few jobs done outside after the appalling weather.

Chris

 

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Posted: 29/12/2012 at 14:48

Hi everyone.

Glad to be up and running again. I thought it was my computer gone to pot, kept getting runtime error'/'application, have been trying to sort it out for ages. All's well now. I have changed my name back, and uploaded another avatar. Glad to get back to some kind of normality, whatever that might be.

Out tonight to SIL for family get together, her 2 sons are home for the holidays, so Aunts, Uncles, Grandmas, Cousins etc are going round for a bit of a do, then we are nearly into New Year. Where has 2012 gone? let's hope for a better 2013 weather wise at least.

Hope you all had a good Christmas,I have missed too many postings to catch up with, so I don't know what you have been up to.

Catch you before New Year.

Chris.

 

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Posted: 25/12/2012 at 09:07

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY, HEALTHY, NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE.

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A FAB -U- LOUS DAY AND SANTA BRINGS YOU LOTS OF LOVELY PRESSIES.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE CYBER FRIENDSHIP DURING 2012, LONG MAY IT CONTINUE.

LOVE AND BEST WISHES, CHRISXXXXX

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Posted: 23/12/2012 at 10:15

Good morning everyone.

Have been AWOL for a few days, just seemed to be soo busy, like everyone else I suspect. Everything in place for the BIG day, not that I am cooking on Christmas day, going to SIL then I have them all back on Boxing Day. I am making the stuffing, bread sauce and gravy for SIL. She is like a lot of you, a teacher, so by the end of term she is very stressed, so I am pitching in to help.

 

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This is my Christmas Tree. It's in the dining kitchen, had it for what seems like a hundred years, would like a fresh one, but can't do with the needles everywhere.

Enjoyed Strictly, anyone of them could have won.

Choc of the day. A star.

Going to other SIL for coffee, and exchange of present, before she decamps to Oxford for Christmas.

Enjoy your day whatever you are doing.

Chris.

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Posted: 19/12/2012 at 08:42

Morning All.

Hope everyone is well.

My guess for the choco is an Angel.

Very dark here this morning, but I think we are in for a reasonable day, missing all the rain and wind forecast for most of the country..

Lovely trees and decorations, I daren't show our outside decs on the forum, they are a bit pathetic, but we try. Out today to Louth, over the Lincolnshire Wolds, it's a lovely drive and some very good specialist shops, so might buy a few treats, depending on the price. Fish and chip lunch

Cheers, catch you later if I get all the rest of the presents wrapped.

Chris.

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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 09:05

Good morning all.

Hope everyone is well. 

Christmas preps are all well on course, presents bought and to be wrapped, house decorated, but still got baking to do.

I like that idea Inka, my daughter brought me a lot of  branches of bay,  and I was given some holly, so along with some rosemary I will have a go at doing a decoration for the conservatory. Should smell lovely, might do some oranges studded with cloves as well.

We are at a Christmas party and panto at Mums residential home this afternoon.

On the subject of broadband, we are with Virgin Media, cable, for phone as well, no complaints.

Guess for choccy is a Teddy Bear.

Have a good day folks.

Chris.

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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 09:45

Good morning all.

Got a busy day today, seems to be the norm at the moment.

Got to fill car with fuel, call at Mums' residential home to drop of some things, pick daughter up for shopping trip to Gainsborough. We go there to a nice little shopping complex, and a M & S Food shop. I want to get all my Christmas goodies from there, and then on to a very good fish and chip restaurant for lunch. I think that is the only reason our daughter will be joining us, the thought of a free lunch

Inka. - sounds as though you had a pretty full day. Hope you friend is feeling better.

Pam.- love your toys, it makes such a difference when you have grandchildren calling. We have lots of soft Christmas toys, but don't get them out now as we have no small children in the family.

Have a good day, what ever you are doing.

Chris.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 09:24

     Flo. It is amazing what you can find on the Internet, sad little fairy

I see Rebecka Brookes has been awarded an £10m plus payout, makes you feel

A friend has just emailed me a clip from youtube, details are hptl://www.nzwide.com/swanlake.htm. can't do the other thing to transfer link. but watch it if you get chance, it is truly amazing.

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 08:37

See what you mean Flo

Jo, you've just reminded me to take my tablet.

Ford Abbey near Yeovil

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 08:30

Hi.

We visited Forde Abbey gardens a few years ago when on holiday in that area. I agree it is a lovely place, and I seem to remember it had a wonderful veg garden.The plant certre had some very reasonably priced plants. Well worth a visit.

Chris

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