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What's for tea?

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 13:38

Today we are having roast shoulder of lamb, cooked slowly with rosemary, garlic and sea salt. with various veg, can't decided between bread and butter pudding or home made rice pudding with nutmeg.

Frank. That tart sounds fantastic. have copied recipe for use at later date, thanks.


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Posted: 09/12/2012 at 13:30

Well of course it's Robin, now I know, anyway now I haven't got to rack my brains, not up to it today. I am going to finish Christmas cards this afternoon, and see how many I can possibly get away with not posting.

We have had the rogue cat coming in the house again and eating Molly's food,it frightened me to death the other day. I was going in the house, when it shot out of the catflap in the kitchen door, past me like a streak of lightening, now our poor old Molly is frightened to go out, we are having to keep catflap closed and she only goes out when she thinks the coast is clear. These pets can be a pain sometimes, but we wouldn't be without them.

It's getting quite festive round the neighbourhood. The village Christmas tree is up, hopefully it will not be vandalised this year, and some of the neighbours have got lights in their trees, it's looking good.

Catch you all later.


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Posted: 09/12/2012 at 10:09

Good morning All.

Hope everyone is well. I overslept as well Jo, was up in the night as I couldn't sleep, had a cuppa and read for a bit then went back to bed. Didn't wake again until 9.30 when OH brought me a cup of tea, went back to sleep and woke up to find it cold. Ah well it is the day of rest, so they say.

Our friends at Nottingham gave us a load of holly, but the birds have eaten all the berries so I think I will be looking for artificial ones, I think you can still get them.

Not planning on doing much today, although the weather has improved, so might get to have a look round the garden. The twisted hazel could do with a prune.

Still thinking about the choccy clue. will be back later when my brain is in gear.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 21:36

Nr Lincoln.

We have a had a good day here. 8c and dry with some sunshine, just right for the Christmas Market.


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Posted: 08/12/2012 at 21:32

Hi everyone, and a big warm welcome to Norm2. Is there a Norm1? I've lost track with being away.

Loved your photo's and Gary's brussels, you have got plenty on nobs on them -  an old Nottingham/Midland name for brussel sprouts.

We managed to survive the light show at Rufford Park, not quite what I expected but enjoyable none the less, but bl.....y cold. It was just starting to snow as we left.

Geoff. - your clue today for the choccy was flipping awful, I would never have got that had I been home in time to enter.

Hope all invalids are feeling better.

Will catch you tomorrow.


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Posted: 07/12/2012 at 09:17

Morning All.

It's an awful morning here, really wild and wet.

We are supposed to be going to Nottingham today to see friends, and to go to the Aurora lights in Rufford Park, All the trees are lite up in various ways and there is music playing. Whether we make it is another thing, there's a large lake there that can flood so......

Choc of the day. - a donkey.

Will catch up tomorrow, have a good day everyone.


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Posted: 06/12/2012 at 10:26

Morning all forkers.

Geoff,  Harrogate in the spring is really beautiful and very select.It's got lovely hotels, good shops and of course Betty's famous tea rooms. You would feel right at home. Let's hope you win the vouchers then you can see for yourself, I'm sure Mrs Geoff would love it.

Got a dental appointment this morning, so have to venture into town. Christmas Market starts this afters, so it will be chaos. Hope to finish Christmas shopping, well that's the plan, how far I get is another matter.

Inka~~~~~ So pleased your friend has a lesser problem, though it won't be pleasant at her age to have anything done. She sounds a fiesty old bird( meant in the nicest possible way ) Best wishes to her anyway

Must away and get ready for trip, not only unpleasant, but costly

Geoff, don't know of anything for the bird water that wouldn't harm them. soz.


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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 21:29

Shame on you Geoff, your missing some of the best places in the UK, and some of the best local produce, and very friendly natives

York is beautiful as are the Yorkshire Dales, Lincolnshire Wolds, County Durham and Northumberland, you really must try to get  'Up North' before you go to Spain.

Must get back to card writing, only came in here to get another packet of cards, and what happens, I'm back on the forum.

Becks must really be feeling off it.

What's for tea?

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 20:47

We had sausage with apple sauce, bubble and squeak, made from all the leftover cooked veg, including mashed swede and carrot.My Oh always said he didn't like swede, but if I mash it with carrot, plenty of pepper and butter he loves it.

I also live in Lincolnshire and are able to get the most wonderful veg' but I always check if I do have to buy at the supermarket where the veg comes from. Last week the cauliflower at one supermarket came from Holland, so it was put back and I bought some other locally produced goods.


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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 20:38

That's sad new Inka, you will certainly miss your friend, good friends are few and far between, her garden looks spectacular..

My OH has gone to the pub with his domino mates, so it's a quiet evening in for me, might even get to write a few more cards.

Jo. Don't overdo it, there's always tomorrow.

Goodnight Dean, sleep tight. I saw on the weather forecast there could be snow in Yorkshire/Lincolnshire overnight so you might have a rough day tomorrow, especially ion the early hours.

Lincoln Christmas Market starts on Thursday and is on until Sunday. We get visitors from all over the country, and from abroad, quite an experience, with over 400 stalls this year, all round the Cathedral and Castle area. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Pam, you have reminded me to look at my Christmas cake, given to us some time ago by a friend, with instructions to feed it, needless to say, I forgot, will go and do it now

Hope you enjoy your show tomorrow Geoff.

Catch you later.


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