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Latest posts by Pentillie

Statues OR Ornaments

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 20:59

I like gnomes - great target practise for an air-rifle!

Winter Reading

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 20:57

My favourite book, which I first read over fifty years ago, is a story based in a hamlet on the Cotswold/Chiltern borders, about rural life, and self-sufficiency, the poverty of the farm workers, and the optimism that most of the inhabitants clung to. Lark Rise to Candleford, written by Flora Thompson, in 1946, when she was an old lady, and based on her childhood in the area, is just so uplifting.

I have walked the area where Flora lived, and the book springs to life - the TV programme never conveyed the magic of Flora's words. 

When I walk her lanes, or dip into the book, I am transported back to that evocative age - I feel the need to get out and get my hands dirty, and make sure that I can grow enough food to put on my plate to last me through the year, just as Flora and her parents had to.

Whatever you thought of the TV series, if you haven't read the book, then please give it a try!

Serious stuff......no! Really

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 20:30

Agree with you Swiss Sue - Z-cars , in the early sixties, featuring young actors, Colin Welland, Brian Blessed, and Judith Dench - it was about the only programme that dragged me away from girls and football!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 19:02

Glad to hear the visitors have gone Verdun - hopefully I will get down there in a couple of weeks. Daughter starts her next course of treatment on Thursday, so OH and I need to be around for 4 or 5 days, looking after her and the two little 'uns - looking forward to a break back home!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 22:30

Waiting for the football, Lizzie!

Whar makes me happy in the autumn?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:47

When I was a kid I saw the sea every day - it becomes a part of you, and I miss it - but it still lifts my heart when I go over a hill and see the ocean glittering below me!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:39

The dark nights have arrived - how the heck  can I escape the nightmare of Strictly?

Aaaaaaargh!

Poached this morning!

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 23:16

One of life's great experiences! 

Poached this morning!

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 22:34

Should have mentioned that we call it Hogs Pudding in the West Country 

 

Poached this morning!

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 22:22

White pudding is more common in Cornwall and Devon than black pudding - although black pudding is the food of the Gods!  

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Mind your own business

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Today I feel so happy....

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