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Things I don't get

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 12:36

It's a dunking in the language B3.  I had to fine them for breaking into French but forgave them for lapses during the guided walk round Dublin - very informative chappy but heavy on the blarney so hard to understand sometimes.   They understood everything about the whiskey tho.   Funny that.

Things I don't get

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 12:03

Sorry LS.   Don't like whisky or whiskey or bourbon.  The only saving grace of Irish whiskey is that it doesn't smell like your dirty shirt after a good garden bonfire.

I love all sorts of beans (except runners)in lots of dishes but only do baked beans about twice a year cos OH likes them.   


Posted: 31/08/2016 at 11:21

Me too Fidget.   Don't like the fungi version at all.

Things I don't get

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 11:20

Can only get Heinz here so don't do it often as they are very sweet.   The Belgian version of beans in tomato sauce come in jars and is not good.  If I plan ahead, I make my own which are much better.

I once took a group of Belgian scientists to Dublin for an immersion trip.  15 of the 17 had sore heads from the night before doing an Irish pub crawl after a visit to Jameson's distillery with full tastings of Bourbon and 5 different kinds of whiskey.   Those who took my advice and had the full Irish - bacon, sausage, black and white pudding, mushrooms, tomatoes, egg and beans with soda bread - were soon cured and did not need any more food before our evening flight home.

Those who stuck with continental croissants and toasted, sliced bread stayed queasy all day and by midday were hungry but unable to face food or practise their English properly.

What's your favorit climbing plant?

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 10:14

Clematis - lots of forms, colours, flowering periods so a long season of interest and some are scented.

Repeat flowering roses with perfume.   Don't see the point of a rose with no nose.


Things I don't get

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 10:12

Smoked eel isn't too bad Frank but not something I'd eat by choice.  Snails, whelks, winkles....yuk!

I've gone off Belgian boudin noir lately - it's very rich and they mess with it now.  Used to be seasonal additions like grapes, onions etc but now they do cream and cognac at Xmas, raspberries in summer and speculoos all year.  Much too sweet and sickly.  I like Irish black and white puddings with oatmeal and proper northern English black pud.

Just had brunch of grilled bacon, poached eggs and baked beans.   Set us up for a day of moving and building stuff.

Things I don't get

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 09:20

You can't have all the offal Dove.  I like lamb's kidneys and chicken livers now and then.

OH always wants an Xmas cake but all that feeding is a pain so now I make Delia's Creole cake about a week before and then he forgets about it so often as not in the past it's been eaten on skiing holidays or at Easter - great snack on garden blitz days.  This year it was eaten last month after all that cold weather gardening.

I don't get appliqué.   Patchwork teacher insisting it's a skill I need.   Need to find an alternative.


Posted: 31/08/2016 at 09:07

Adam Frost is good for me.   Nice chap as well as a good gardener and designer.   Wonderful.


Posted: 31/08/2016 at 08:51

Bright and sunny again here and very pongy.  Muck spreading with a vengeance since yesterday pm and all the windows open when they started so no point going round closing them. Too late.   It'll bring the flies out too.

Glad the doggy biscuits worked Pat.

Enjoyed my day in the garden yesterday but it's back to packing stuff for Possum today and weeding out more stuff we don't need.

I don't think GW needs re-juvenating for younger people but it does need to be made more relevant for all gardeners.    Far too many of the more experienced gardeners here think of it as a relaxing half hour with a  glass of wine rather than a source of info and inspiration and there is little of relevance to most suburban plots in Monty's garden.   It takes a few years of experience to see how, or have the confidence, to adapt what he does for one's own plot.

One of the things I like about Bake Off is that you do get explanations of why things are done and why they work, or not, so I learn.   

Have "One of Us" recorded too.

I use WD40 for the usual stuff but also for cleaning my stainless steel cooker hood.  It's brilliant.   No scratches.

Things I don't get

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 23:25


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