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Posted: 22/11/2012 at 09:49

Morning all

Am I going to be the only one to say something about your Christmas list Georg - No second thoughts I won't say anything

Flo I hav e a wheelbarrow on my list - I quite like the idea of a lilac one! 

My OH was always complaining that I wouldn't let him mash potatoes in my teflon saucepans so I did the only thing I could. Bought him a stainless steel saucepan and a metal potato masher as a Christmas present.

I have been given permission to accompany OH to supermarket this morning. He has promised not to moan when I look at things! 

The cheese wedding cakes are popular. When we first saw a picture (royal wedding time) we thought it was a joke.

OH just come back from walking the dog in the wood and he says   there is a sign up asking that dogs, footwear and clothes are cleaned of leaves mud etc when leaving it. Good idea but how do you rub down a large dog who only has to look at mud to get covered in it. His tail very long, waggy and hairy (the sort that can clear a coffee table with one wag!) also is a magnet to leaves. Easy to clear them, not so easy on the mud clearance. Though we will of course try

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 23:08

Me to Lottie, yummy smoked salmon from a local man bliss.

we do have a local specialist cheese shop. He stocks locally produced cheese, and a cheddar that is matured in a cave in Cheddar. (getting some for a Christmas treat) Most of what he has is from unpasteurised milk and is lovely and he knows his suppliers(dairies). Bit of a character as well!

He makes cheese wedding cakes.

I'm off to bed. Night

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 22:46

No. Is it a reality show? We get some but I don't watch them, Geoff and a couple of the others do i think.

Yum cream cheese, avocado, smoked salmon  Been planning Christmas, we always have a roulade - smoked salmon wrapped aroound  cream cheese and chives chilled like a sausage in cling film. Also a fresh salmon and smoke salmon course pate. But daughter and I love salmon at any time!

Hope the weather not too bad now for you, some areas here are really suffering from floods but we are OK here, just very squelchy and water-logged.

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 21:23

There you go Jo. Something for your Christmas list - wind up/solar radio.


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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 21:16

I don't think a lap top would last on a battery for that long, without power any way Inka.

Dean i don't really think its last minute - well not yet any way. I have finally begun to think about what to get though. I always set a budget and go over, usually for my daughter. She is just so easy to buy for.

Wish i had a choice of film, Becks, sod all on TV tonight

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 20:00

We have wind up torches in caravan and in loft. I have a wind up/solar radio in my greenhouse. Wouldn't be without them especially my radio.We bought the radio and one torch after we were in a storm in Scotland, the battery in caravan went and we had no  weather forecast.

Must go Master chef.

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 19:39

Not done any Christmas shopping yet. Today I have written out Christmas Menus. More for the shopping list so I can get meat ordered and dry goods purchased steadily, also can freeze stuff and use  a tick list to show i've done it. IT's a habit from when I used to feed 18-20 folk on Christmas day, saves a lot of stress with the food.

Rain stopped mid afternoon but forecast more and worse tomorrow, where will it all go? garden is just a squelch. hope it clears by Saturday as have to collect caravan and towing in 'weather' is not fun.

Just given my son instructions on possible things for baby stocking. They didn't realise that things 'For babys first Christmas' are available. and I suggested bubbles as well. I will instruct him into ways of having fun with their baby.

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 17:22

My son, new father, asked if I wanted his old Christmas stocking to fill. Pointed out that it was now his job to fill it for his daughter. Said he didn't know what to put in it, I could think of quite a lot but refused to tell him any. He needs to use his imagination, he used to have plenty.

One year he was about 5/6 he told us what he wanted for Christmas was a secret betwweeen Santa and him, so he was not going t tell any one else! In the end a sympathetic teacher, in the days when lessons weren't so controlled, asked the class to cut and stick what they really wanted and sent the pictures home. and yes he did still believe, he was just a really strong believer in magic Bless

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 16:56

Well you have all been busy this afternoon. 

Jo there is now flood prevention on that road from Worcester, Trouble is we couldn't get to the road too much water in between

When Kids were small our child free friends used to come on Christmas Eve and OH and friend OH would get steadily more drunk while trying to stick those stickers that are never on the toy when you get them! 

Have to catch up on all posts later. Becks not touched that ****** doll.


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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 12:22

AAH! The fun trying out the toys. You have to make sure they are suitable. Can start again now with little one

Just written my christmas list - what I would like - much better than leaving family to guess and early so that they can sort it out with OH. 

Will start on menu later then I can begin to get dry foods in so that I don't have a whopping bill closer to the event.

HOORAY - stopped raining, but I think there is still a lot up there!

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