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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 09:30

Nr Lincoln.

Good morning all.

Damp and overcast at the moment but not cold. Our weather thing says light rain, that will do for me, we could do with it, very dry down here in Lincolnshire.

I haven't seem any House Martins or Swallows for a couple of days, I think they have finally gone.

I love to see the geese and hear them as they fly over, as you say Frank a wonderful sight.

Have a good day.


Wartime Farm

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 09:20

Yes Frank I would be very interested. I was born at the end of the war so have no recollection of war time, I only know what I have been told by my parents, grandparents and what I have learnt from books, tv etc. I wish I had asked more questions at the time when I could have got personal answers.Too late now, as my Mum is 99 and can remember some things but gets a bit confused, she is the only family member who is still with us that lived as an adult through the war..

I didn't realise we imported so much food, I wonder what the percentage of imports is now?


Fork Handles

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 08:59

Good morning all.

Was up really early this morning, just couldn't sleep. It's a bit damp here but not cold.

I don't know whether to pull up the annuals I have got growing between shrubs, perennials, etc as they are starting to look decidedly ragged The cosmos which should be about 2 ft are now at about 6ft tall and starting to fall over. It won't get done today as I am going to Louth to do a bit of food shopping. They have lovely independent shops, with great local produce.

Watched Wartime Farm and The Bletchley Circle last night. The log cutter on Wartime looked lethal, as did the kiln they made for the tiles. I was impressed by the resulting tiles tough. Didn't think much to the billet for the evacuees, was it a chicken shed? That Ruth ! what a woman, can knock up a bed in no time. and make the bedding! as well as drive a tractor, make a murkey.

Love the honeysuckle picture Jean, yes it's a lovely way to start the day.

Enjoy you day


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 12:44

Hi Frank.

That chicken casserole sounds good, you seem to know your way around the kitchen. My hubby has both his knees replaced due to arthritis, so I know from his experience how painful it can be. It's stopped raining here and the sun is trying to put in an appearance, but we could do with a good day of rain.


Fork Handles

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 10:19

Good morning everyone.

Everyone round near us seems to be doing building work too. Instead of moving they are adding rooms, having new roofs, drives etc.I dread to think what monstrosities will be going up now the building regulations have been relaxed.

The car had it's M.O.T yesterday, needed a new battery, so more expense.

On a brighter note OH and mates won their domino match so smiley faces today thanks goodness.

A bit warmer here this morning, raining nicely. Just what we need in the east.

Have a good day.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 10:07

Nr Lincoln.

Raining here this morning, not that I'm complaining. The garden is bone dry, we have light soil so it doesn't hold on to any moisture.

Pleased I got all the holiday washing dry yesterday, now just the ironing to finish.

We have had the best crop from peppers, yellow and red for years, and the chilli has  a branch broken off under the weight of the fruit. I think I will have to dry some or freeze them, they are so hot you only need a little to give some flavour/ heat.

Jo4eyes - We had some green tomato jam  with a cream tea when we were away on holiday. It was different but nice. I thought I might have a go at making a small amount, recipes on internet.

How's the foot Frank, I hope it is better, you'll need to be on top form to walk Alfy.

Have a good day everyone.


Autumn and what now?

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 09:54

Hi everyone.

We have quite a lot of fences with ivy growing up them. The bees absolutely love the flowers which last well into the winter.


Fork Handles

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 22:02

Have you noticed that the models for the onesies are all very young? do you have to have pigtails or a trendy hairdo? That rules me out on both counts, I don't think I could get away with wearing one of those, my OH would die laughing.

Nola. The Rum and Raisin Pannacotta sounds yummy, might give it a whirl, will have to look up the recipe, thanks.


Fork Handles

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 20:40

Thanks for the Italian pud ideas, like the sound of them both, will have to consult other half, he's the one I have to please as he can be a bit picky. Daughters partner is trying to convince me that Blackberry and Apple crumble with custard is Italian, umm maybe if I slosh some amaretto into the custard I might get away with it.

We had roast dinner tonight as Waitrose had chickens on offer and I thought we could have hot today, cold tomorrow with jacket potatoes and salad (easy tea) and then soup, all that for £3. 50p

Nothing much on tv that I want to watch, might have a peek at Who do you think you are? Hubby has gone to a dominoes match with his mates, hope they win as they have had a losing streak, they take it very seriously,

Fork Handles

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 17:36

Panetonne made into bread and butter pudding is delish with fresh cream. Roast chicken, roast potatoes, beans and cauli, followed by summer fruit in jelly for tea at number 32. I can't sing, so my daughter tells me, but would give it a go. Do we have to dress up? if so as what? Not frogs I hope, Paul Mc did the frogs chorus.

I need to make an Italian pudding for Saturday night, any ideas, but not tiramisu.I can't stand it.

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