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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 21:29

Nobody has been to our house, caramac, nutty bars and various other sweets up for grabs. OH will make short work of them. He's gone to the pub to play dominoes with his mates, hope they have a win, Last year they came second in the league, this year they are yet to win a game. Talk about Last of the summer wine, that just about sums them up.

The pumpkins are awesome, how do they do it, Jess looks great, hope she enjoys her trick or treating.

Geoff, where did you get all those Halloween thingies, very good.,

Dean - They look great in their halloween outfits. Getting all confused with the name changes, is it back to normal tomorrow?

What's for tea?

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 17:32

Pork, onion and apple loaf, with jacket potato, home made garlic mushrooms and grilled tomatoes.mmmmm -- might make some sauce to go with it.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 17:29

The best Lardy cake is I've ever had is from a bakery/cake shop in Burford, Oxfordshire can't remember its name offhand. Full of fruit and just delish.I have to have just a corner of OHs if I get wrestle it from him

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 13:15

Love the cakes and pumpkin face. what a busy lot of forkers you all are.Nice family picture also. It must be lovely to have grandchildren, my daughter doesn't seem to be keen to go down the children route as yet.

I don't make C**** cakes and puds any more. This year a neighbour has made us a C*** cake, and I've got a pudding from M & S from last year, so sorted. Love them both, rather too much, and as I am diabetic I'm not supposed to eat them Oh has a very sweet tooth, but I try to keep him on the straight and narrow. I still make him a cake of his choice that lasts him all week. As for him cooking, oh no, he wouldn't know where to start, but he is good at clearing up after me, you can't have it all ways. can you?

Just been making pork, onion and apple loaf for tea, I think we will have it with jacket potatoes, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms, all ready to go into the oven.

Hope you are okay Jo, your house sounds a bit like ours at the moment, don't know where anything is,but as you say Kate, will be nice when it's finished.

Will be glad to get this Batty Woman costume off tomorrow, what's next? Ah Bonfire night.

Cheers me dears.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 11:26

Nr Lincoln.

Fine morning with quite a breeze. Rain forecast for tonight and strong winds, will be battening down the hatches.

Have a nice day, whatever you're doing.


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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 11:14

Good morning all.

Becks Love the pics, made me feel peckish.

Best of luck to your daughter and co, must have been a very long day for you all, but quite an experience, it's always good to encourage youngster, some get such a bad press these days, it's nice to hear of some that are having a go. Jess seemed to have a good time

Well the decorating spree has begun now that the plaster has dried out. OH is painting the ceiling, doing a lot of huffing and puffing, must go and make him some coffee, got to keep him at it. I just hate the mess. I will be giving him a hand tomorrow when we start the walls, oh what joy awaits. Remember the song "When Father painted the parlour" it's a bit like that here.

Have a good day, will be ready for the trick or treat brigade tonight, sweets at the ready


What's for tea?

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 16:44

Our tea tonight will be leftovers from Sunday dinner.

Cold roast pork, fried potatoes and swede and carrots mashed together with butter and plenty of black pepper, gravy and apple sauce.

Frank. Yes we can get ham shanks or hocks as we call them here. I sometimes buy one and we have the meat cold and use the rest for soup along  with the stock I cook it in. Makes lovely pea and ham soup. Will try leek and potato again, haven't had it for a while. I sometimes add a small chilli to my soups, just to give a bit of heat, it makes a change. Thanks for reminding me


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 09:46

Nr Lincoln.

Lovely bright sunny morning here, got rid of the horrible rain we had all day yesterday.

Looks quite cool, but I haven't poked my nose outside yet Just changed my name for a bit of halloween fun

Have a nice day.


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Posted: 29/10/2012 at 07:30

Morning All.

What a busy lot of posters you have been.

I can remember Horace Batchelor in the distant past and Radio Luxembourg in my youth.

Nice pic Gary,- it's a bit ghostly round here, everyone must be at work or getting ready for the day, and of course Ernie aka Geoff has gone back to bed

I've not been to Luxembourg, did consider it last year, it looks lovely, lots of different areas, but isn't it a bit out of you way coming back from Spain Geoff?.

I'm please Sid has gone from SCD, he gave the impression that he didn't get on with Ola. It was a good show on Saturday.

Have a nice day

Batty woman (Chris)

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Posted: 28/10/2012 at 16:42

We had an earthquake in Lincolnshire about 4 years ago at about 1 am. The epicentre was a bout 20 miles from us. It was really frightening  Everything shook and as we were asleep, just for a second or two we were disorientated by it all, except my OH who slept through it. Our daughter was staying with us at the time, she came rushing through thinking it was a train derailed on the line at the end of the lane..Quite a lot of structural damage was done,not t our house but in the area, chimney pots etc. Not pleasant at all, so pleased you are okay Inkadog.

It's been a horrible day here, wet and miserable and now it's dark

Better go and get the veg on for tea, then will settle down to watch tv for an hour or two.

Batty woman AKA Chris.

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