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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 16:08

My daughter lived in Spain for a fewmonths. Found the ex-pats very helpful especially when she had a medical problem. Did text me once asking what to do about jelly fish stings. Me noe a clue, directed her to pharmacy 

Just had a thought wedding receptions often have fireworks now and it is November. We'll have to grin and bear it, It's explaining them to Oscar (dog) that is the problem

Hello to everyone who has just joined in today

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 15:08

Christmas cake in oven, Thought that last year I had done all the C stuff then looked at date. This time last year had op  on shoulder so arm was out of action for weeks.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 14:58

Wa- Hay  Does that mean i can take bread maker back and get a replacement. Tried their web site earlier - not available.

Would save a lot of - well - tension. trouble is closest comet is about 45 mins away!

We had a couple of Nuthatch in garden yesterday. Never seen one till we moved here.

Hope you are warm now Jo and not too much mess!

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 13:41


In despair just sorted out receipt, found we got a 3 year warraty with bread maker  PROBLEM its with Comet

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 13:30


Have suggested he uses dough hook on mixer, too noisy he says. 

Might show him up tomorrow,  Just hope I still have the knack and don't get a red face!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 13:25


Bright sun, cold, cold wind. Much better staying in than planting few remainng bulbs.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 13:22

When we were thinking of moving, showing estate agent around he took one look at my daughters bedroom and burst out laughing. Deep purple walls and bright orange ceiling doesn't sell houses apparently. Decorater came and had same reaction. In end had to have walls lined - only way to obliterate colours!

It's just FloBear that our bread maker, that he has control of isn't very well so he decided to branch out on his own. Baker he is not, and it mkes him so angry. Just eaten one of lastest batch of pancakes - whoops - bread rolls - Does taste Ok but...

What's for tea?

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 12:28

Artjak for molasses you could use Black Treacle

Bone meal or Fish bone and blood??

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 11:40

Such a useful thread. to a relative novice in these things. I have always just sprinkled growmore, but last year began to plant with bone meal, have also started to use chicken pellets on veggie beds. 

Reading this I am heading in the right direction but need todo better next spring.

Just top dressed clematis with bone meal.

Wood burner will I think provide potash but am unsure what to put it on and when. and how long it will store.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 11:33

That's what we thought Kate. especially when marquee turned up!

Could have invited the street don't you think !!Only 16 houses.

Just covered outside tap as in Dove's (sorrycan't remember real name) thread'. So easy , can't think why not done before. OH says simple ideas often get overlooked

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