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the great advert take over bid

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 09:06
Thanks to whoever sorted it out - I missed my mid evening browsing in front of the fire last night

the great advert take over bid

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 22:05
Same problem here (ipad mini) - first time I've been able to get past the opening page of the forum tonight. Proving impossible to navigate around. See you all tomorrow from the desktop computer


Posted: 20/01/2015 at 18:26

...well I did think that myself Pansy - but also thought it might make some people feel a bit  if I wrote it .

Squish method has the added advantage of being able to experiment with the proportions a bit more and also not ruining a bottle of vodka if the results are less than desirable.

So slurp and squish for me .....


Posted: 20/01/2015 at 17:03

Well I really like to try new things and am quite a fan of (not too sweet) fruit spirits (raspberry gin etc) and like to experiment with those. I also like Mars bars. But.... Mars bars dissolved in vodka sounds pretty gross - will be keeping the 2 separate thank you.

I guess if the chocolate from a Mars dissolves in vodka that some decent quality dark chocolate on it's own would do the same thing and might be a less sickly combo?

Might have to get some cheap vodka from Aldi to try it. Could also just decant a small amount into a small bottle to experiment with. 


Posted: 20/01/2015 at 08:27

Glad you're feeling better Panda - but do get checked out if you start feeling dizzy again. Haven't you been having work done on your teeth? Might also be worth mentioning to your dentist in case it's related (inner ear infections and all that).

Failing that - suggest you take more water with it next time LOL  xx

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 08:11
LOL - Pays to write to Mrs Santa sometimes Dove. Like most women she actually reads what's on the wish list - rather than reading what she thinks is on the wish list

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 07:41
Ashdale - Santa was kind enough to bring me one of those weather stations with a couple of remote sensors - has provided much entertainment so far (we gardeners are easily pleased aren't we?) and it's lovely lying under the duvet and reading that right now it's -5C in my garden.
So possibly no gardening after all - have sent hubby out to get some frosty sunrise photos of the abbey ruins instead.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 17:38

Ooops - sorry / manners etc  - Hello Rosy and welcome to the forum. Everyone is bit bonkers on here so (if you think you are mad) you are in good company 

Enjoy the banter...

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 17:07

I think it officially got above freezing here today - but it didn't feel like it & it's still white where the sun didn't penetrate - so no gardening today.

Might try finishing digging up the raspberries tomorrow though - it's amazing how warm you get when you're working - warm all over except my darned right foot..... chilblains on the way again I expect 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 16:29

Sunny, dry & still today  (but very cold) - so I've been out there for 2 hours and dug up some more of my raspberry bed (I decided last summer I had made a mistake with the original planting so want to start again). Now feeling very virtuous  if a little achey.

We moved here about 4 years ago & in our first summer (2011) I think I only saw about 6 worms in the whole garden. It was very rewarding today to see loads of the little darlings wriggling around - even in a small area. All that digging and soil improvement is starting to reap it's rewards 


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