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What's for tea?

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 21:57

Had my Carrot cake without cake. Needed to cook carrot in juice before adding apple and son said needed to add a pich of ginger. He's got a good palet so is probaby right. 

Will power - well just lost over 2 stone and still a way to go. Cakes are very difficult though,  yum yum!!

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Posted: 30/10/2012 at 21:22

Nothing quite like a 3 year old to entertain the crowds is there?

Love the magic spell Georg. Think I will use it tomorrow as well|  Wonder what it will do?

My daughter went through a stage of wearing my old Laura Ashley clothes. Did get some back. Perhaps they weren't 'vintage' enough.

Thing is they reminded me of how petite I used to be!! 



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Posted: 30/10/2012 at 18:51

I don't want to push it too far!

Anyone dressing up? Apart from Jess that is.

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Posted: 30/10/2012 at 18:30

WEnt to a local supermarket this morning and could get parked easily - no school run!

Next door is in despair - tennagers home - decorating the bedroom!!!

I'm just glad I'm over all that, professionally and as a parent!

Bought some balloons today to hang on door tomorrow - 2 black, 1 orange suitably decorated. Should keepthe locals happy

Bupthalmum speciosum

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 18:23

Great. Thanks, That is what i wanted to know. I have a clover lawn so that bees will come and try to encourage them as much as possible.  I split it today and left some in front where it had been dumped (by me) and put some in back where it can do whatever it wants. Self seeding will be good, seedlings are easily composted if the need arises.

Just hope it flowers. Hasn't this year, that's why the question

What's for tea?

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 16:46

Today we are having pork chops, cabbage, potatoes etc. 

Today i put C...... Pudding fruit to soak in stout. had some apple and carrot left over so as experiment my pudding tonight will be carrot cake without the cake! - Cooked apple, grated carrot, few sultanas with orange juice and a  small amount of sugar and it is now plumping up sultanas.


Bupthalmum speciosum

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 16:11

I know, sounds like a spell from that boy Harry Potter!

I think I have one of these. This year it has grown rosettes of very large leaves but no flowers. On Google it says it is highly scented with daisy-like flowers which match the picture I have - on a seed packet. What I would like to know is is it a thug, If so how much of one. Should I keep. or dig up?? Any other information please.

Another name I think is Heart leaf Telekia

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Posted: 30/10/2012 at 14:10

It is difficult. I always go when i have the letter and get quite up tight about it. I do know a couple who have been picked up by the routine test. I think really it's a case of  take a deep breath, do it,  I think most women know their bodies very well and would recognise the need or not for action.

Hope that makes sense, it's something I feel strongly about.


Change of subject. It's now gone much darker and cold so I think maybe I won't be going out this afternoon.

Changed mind and going out to re-plant some things from yesterday.

Just put fruit to soak for C******** pudding

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Posted: 30/10/2012 at 13:52

I have used mycorhizal fungi on all shrub,tree and rose planting. I cannot honestly say it makes a difference as I do not know BUT with an old garden completely cleared, what was there before was not known. The fungi was recommended for that reason. Everything seems to be growing OK. Don't know if that's the fungi, the soil or thr brilliant gardener!!!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 12:21


Bright and sunny. Mild. Washing out garden this affternoon.

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