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Fork Handles

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 17:11

Hi everyone.

Just a quick call, have had a busy sort of day, but achieved very little, you know how it is. I had to go to the bank this morning to arrange a bank draft to pay the deposit on next years holiday to France. Daylight robbery. It's £25 for an international bank transfer, and £10 for a bank draft. Then went to the post office to post it and when I enquired how much it was for recorded delivery, our charming postmaster - not - said it would be £7, is everyone is out to rob me today.?

Anyway hope everyone is feeling better that have been under the weather.

Shepherds pie with cheesy topping, broccoli, butternut squash for tea.

I can hear the vac going so OH must have finished stripping( wallpaper) so it's safe to venture back to the lounge.

Hope your pride is not hurting too much Geoff.

Cheers for now


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 12:49

Hi everyone.

Lovely morning here in Lincolnshire, after a very misty start.

Going out for lunch today, a real treat for me not having to cook.


Fork Handles

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 11:51

Good morning everyone

Just a quick visit to wish everyone well. Hope all the invalides are feeling better.

We are going out for Sunday lunch to a pub about 7/8 miles away, looking forward to not having to cook.

It's just beginning to brighten up here, very misty first thing, I went to greenhouse earlier and got covered with cobwebs.

Catch you all later.

Have a good day


Wartime Farm

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 08:48

Good morning All.

I thought a lot of what was shown on this weeks programme was not relevant.  Racing pigeons were not kept by farmers and I couldn't see much point in including it in the programme. As for the bread,urgh, why show that it was not eaten here,  I really can't see why it was included. They got round to the German Prisoners working on the land, which was quite interesting.

Living here in Lincolnshire, quite a lot of flax is still grown for the pharmaceutical industry, it looks lovely when you look across the fields when it is in flower. We found the preparation for use as a  thread interesting. I had never given a thought to how it ended up as fabric before.

As we are sometimes given game birds, or buy them in the feather, my husband plucks them and I draw them, it's something I've always done. I think it was my Gran who showed me how. A lot of people today won't even eat pheasant etc, let alone deal with them, the skills are being lost because anything you want you can buy, oven ready. As you say Frank, things didn't get any better for a long time after the war. It must have been a nightmare for women to try to feed a family, and keep them warm and clothed.

I have found the programme a bit disappointing compared to the others in the series, but will continue to watch it until the end.


Fork Handles

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 17:20

Check your cyber locker. it's on it's way.

When we went to France earlier in the year, Radio 4 was the only programme we could get, I felt quite educated by the time we got back.

Have a good evening folks, will catch up tomorrow.


Fork Handles

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 17:12

Jo. I've never tried with chrysanths. I just kept the original and did them in the spring, in the normal way, and kept the plant itself and that grew ok. The only thing is that the flowers are a lot smaller because I don't disbud them. I like the smaller flowers better anyway.

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 16:51

Cake/pudding is out of oven and cooling, anyone fancy a slice, it's Apricot and Almond, with Creme Fraiche.

 I have just had a wander round the garden and picked a few chrysanthemums. I love this colour. They are from a pot I bought as a house plant.


Autumn Colour

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 13:29

I found your posting in the gallery David, things get "lost" when there are a lot of different postings and slip down the pages. The trees look lovely, I like this time of year for colour, it's just a bit sad that it will soon be winter, but then every season brings something different to enjoy.

Gary - Some things are really turning now and others are still quite green, must be all the rain we've had. Lets hope we get the Indian Summer they keep talking about,and then perhaps it will postpone the inevitable. Lovely pics. everyone, thanks for sharing


Fork Handles

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 13:13

Dresser emptied and "stuff" from it in boxes in spare bedroom, hope nobody turns up  to stay not that I'm expecting anyone, but you never know. They would have a job to get in the bed. How can 2 people accumulate so many things? Moving the dresser this evening when daughter and OH come round, he's a big strong lad, so hopefully it won't be a problem. Just everything else to find a home for.

Weather has cheered up, cake to bake this afternoon. We are going out for a meal tonight with daughter and co, so will be coming back to our place for dessert, cheese and biscuits, and coffee/drinks.

I love that video, it's really cute..

Autumn Colour

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 11:13

Thanks David. Your's are also beautiful, they really are worth growing. mine will have to be re potted in the spring, as the last 2 bad winters have cracked the pot

 bjay - I think the variety is Garnet, but I have had it so long I can't be absolutely sure. If you google it and compare, it looks very much like it.

Thanks everyone for your interest.

Has anyone else got any Autumn colour to share?


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