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Posted: 15/12/2012 at 16:52

There is something about this version thta brings all those feelings of the season - anticipation, glee, sadness. It gets me every time

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Posted: 15/12/2012 at 16:43

Flo - I may have used filo pastry but the mincemeat was a good one with an extra slurp I always add at this time of year. I only used 3 sheets a pie, I think maybe 4 sheets next time, I'll let you know, I still have to make the usual though, just putting it off - too tempting 

The trouble is if you are a foody then ............

Decorated tree, looks as busy as ever, absolutely no style just loads of memories, including that lametta stuff that gets every where for OH.

Mini rolls are cooked, cooling then will freeze - always make small ones as no one really wants a 'gob' full at Christmas. Will make wholemeal ones tomorrow

Dog always gets very mystified - you know - "oh look a tree, in my Big  room, not allowed to sniff, not allowed to do anything else, can't even eat chocolates  "


" quick must find a tree, GARDEN phew!!!"

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 15:25

Worcs - a fairly clear day. Very short shower this morning,but now a few clouds and blue sky so guess tonight will be cold. At moment mild in fact greenhouse opened ots vents a little tiny bit

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Posted: 15/12/2012 at 15:20

Right Christmas tree is now installed in a pot in Big room. Just made some mince pies - disaster - tried to follow a WW idea - took twice as long and well the one that was worse than all the rest had to be eaten - not very WW 

Having a break while rolls are on 2nd proving then decorating the tree oh and baking the rolls

Becks- balloon, choco snowman, collouring book - can't remember what you said yesterday

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Posted: 15/12/2012 at 11:44

Becks and any one else with littl'uns here is a play dough recipe, once made it will keep in a sealed plastic box until it's disgusting!!!!

2 cups of plain flour

1 cup of salt

2 cups water plus colouring (food)

2 tablespoons oil

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

Mix togehter put over a LOW heat and stir until mixture comes away from the edge of the pan -cool- knead-

Reday to use

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Posted: 15/12/2012 at 10:38

Glun you're not the only one who has not written Chrisymas cards. Other things keep getting in the way

I thought penguin as well so I'll change it to snowman for the sake of a good competition.!

Interupted by long pone call so back later


Fork Handles

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 22:09

When are we going to see a picture of kits?

Becks I hav a recipe for play dough, lot cheaper than buying it and can make it colour of Jess choice. You can also slow bake it to 'save' special things. It is quite safe, probably more so than the bought stuff. If you would like I can post the recipe (cheap to)

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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 21:29

It's what kids are made for

favourite plant

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 21:23

Can't believe you can't grow roses. You just have to choose the right varieties for where you live.

Favourite flower this year has been lily 'Black Knight' unfortunately the lily beetles thought that as well so may not have any next year. Next year it will change I'm sure.

Favourite veg -not very experienced here - I guess lovely yellow courgette 'Floridor' 

Best runner bean

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 21:12

I grew White Lady, in past and is supposed to be good in dry summers which it was. I found the crop this year not so good, but will grow it next year as the seeds last more than 2 years, and it may have been planting medium this year. 

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