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Hey Good Looking.....

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 12:27

I'm knackered! Mince pies are hard work! They look very 'home made' (!) 

How on Earth Busy and Dorset made so many is beyond me!

I've not quite mastered neat edges (any tips gratefully received) but by 'eck they taste scrum-diddily-umcious! Little tipple of home made sloe gin went in to them.

I wish I could share the smell in my kitchen with you all!

 

Cherry blossom

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 10:54

Oooh you lucky thing Linda. I adore blossom.

Hey Good Looking.....

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 10:47

Thanks Busy-Lizzie. I'm a bit OCD on the cleaning front! 

Im learning a lot here; I've never had clapshot but want to give it a go now!

On the lamb front, I just can't eat it because of the cute factor and the short life. I know it can be contradictory, but it's just one of those things for me.

Oooh show us your mince pies! Im just chilling my pastry. Work in progress.....

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/64639.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Hey Good Looking.....

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 12:09

Hello Peeps, anyone slaving over a hot stove? Would love to know what you're cooking...I'm making a vat of butternut squash soup using some onions from the garden...here it is, yet to blend though.....going to whip up some tasty little mince pies later with my own twist on the filling. Yum yum, bubble gum!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/64633.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Tis The Season To Be Jolly

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 17:35

How does Good King Wenceslas like his pizza?

Get ready for this...

It's a good'un......

Deep pan, crisp and even!!

 

SIMPLY RED

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 21:51

RB - that fella has some very distinct dance moves! 

Randomly my other half knows someone who used to be married to the saxophone player in Simply Red!  ????????

just info

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 19:09

Thanks Dove!

just info

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 10:17

Hello Alan, I never have worked out how to tell where people are from by looking at their posts. I've just googled haylesham and it keeps jumping to aylesham! where abouts is Haylesham please?

What are good quality tools for beginners

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 20:57

what a thoughtful hubby you are Norton2. I'm with Gemma and visiting second hand places or scrap yards. 

If there isn't one near you though there are plenty of other gifts. Some of my favourite gardening presents are;

new wheel barrow

cold frame

hive shaped compost bin

book on how to propagate

labels (great stocking filler)

gardening gloves

seed trays ( good quality sturdy ones )

kneeling pad

good quality garden string

arch to grow things over

raised bed

the wooden garden desk and the green plastic garden tidy in the photo below

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/64427.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Dont forget the wrapping paper!

its here

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:44

Do any of you put your wellies by the radiator when it's chilly? 

We've got the log burner going here. 

I love reading about everyone else's weather. 

Its VERY cold here in Notts. 

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What do you think? 
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Lucky me! 
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Woops!

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The sun has got his hat on....

HAPPY! 
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Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Anyone got any tips? 
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Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Thinking of buying one. 
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Anyone done any gardening today?

Chomping at the bit to get started! 
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Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Is Unwins any good? 
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