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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 10:43

Stockton, someone upstairs forgot to put the light on again although the leak seems to have stopped, so it is dull and drear, I had to put my own lights on.
Lizzie, my Son is getting ready for a move your way yet we are reading bad things about the French Locals, a bit worrying.
Once long ago near Bethlehem I spent Christmas on guard looking up at a clear sky full of stars wondering. There were many bright stars some to the South I had never seen before, now which one was it, then I heard a voice!! "don't be resting your B##### eye's look to your front" yes Sergeant, another Christmas gone.


What's for tea?

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 09:29

As I will be eating out the next three days I am cooking a festive roast today, stuffed shoulder of pork, long and slow.
Stuffing is mothers old recipe, onions sliced and cooked until soft in a drop of water, I did add some chopped pepper as well it was in the veg tray. freshly crumbed bread, sage from the garden salt pepper and a diced apple.
Drain the onions and mix the lot in a bowl and add butter and work until it is all crumbed together then stuff pork shoulder and tie. That goes in the oven at 180 for two hours twenty. The potato's parsnip and more onion added later to roast all served up at one sharp if you come after that it will only be warm if the bin is on fire.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 09:19

Stockton on Tees is fine and clear today, blue sky and drying nicely, not quite as warm though.
Commiserations to the people who will not be able to have Christmas at home in the South, you just do not expect the maelstrom they got .


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 10:53

Stockton on Tees, a very wet night, I was on the road at eight they were all running water.
Had a good breakfast did shopping and home by ten via back lanes with standing pools of water, a slow careful run, well that was me, there are some right idiots out there in charge of killing machines.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 00:21

Zoomer, Sorrrrrry but i just stopped laughing, I know you should not laugh at peoples ills but it did so much remind me of one of my chat up lines.
Take girl in arms for a nice slow jitterbug, whisper softly in lug hole, "darling you have ears like a mouse" then the punch line, " a hippo potto mouse" find myself sitting on floor from a swift uppercut, another girl friend gone, "I wonder why"?

Driving down the naked lanes today or was that driving down the lanes naked??? I was passing acres of lake where no lakes exist, a couple of dips where it was wheel arch high and decided I was better off at home. More to come over night.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 09:54

Here in Stockton I had just started to sing "You are my sunshine" as a yellow glow was visible through the side window.
Two thoughts struck me, the sun does not rise in the North! and if it was the sun why was I having to put the lights on.
Further investigation found a very large golden yellow van parked over the road.
Two questions what was it doing and "Who would drive a van that colour" apart from a colour blind driver? I made a cup of tea and heard it go so still a mystery. I had a vision of the driver in the largest pair of sunglasses ever.
Dark dull morose looking cloud, no rain, lights on burning up fuel, either that or fall over everything and as I pay more and more green taxes I have decided to get my monies worth.


Composting Problem

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 11:57

You live and learn.
After bagging a great heap of black stinking mess that had accumulated over the years you do not wish to do it again so the green waste get most of my grass, some does get mixed in the heap no trouble although I make sure never more than an inch at a time and like Dove I use my large crow bar to give it a tickle.

Merry Christmas all and good composting.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 10:54

Stockton has dense dark cloud, the lights are on to see what I am doing yet it is dry, someone is for it as it drifts North.
No sign of the Hills nor much beyond the woods so cannot see if there is a weather front over the coast soon be the shortest day then uphill to spring, three cheers for that.


Composting Problem

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 23:52
Berghill wrote (see)

Exactly. Even the horrible slimy stuff will eventually turn into good stuff.

Not quite right Berghill, the heap of grass cuttings on our bowling green never rotted down so we had to dig out and bag years of slimy black cuttings and take it to the tip, we learned the lesson and after that gave it to the green waste who could give it the mix and heat needed.
My own heap get a single layer of lawn cuttings about one inch, the rest goes to green waste.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 23:44

Dmball, it is now brewed in Bury St Edmund's, I try the special beers and of them all prefer Old Speckled Hen. It was named after the old knocked about works MG car which ran for years, I could run on the beer for years.
The weather got slowly more morose, all the lights were on early although the windows were open it was quite warm.


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