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Posted: 12/02/2016 at 21:53
Doc popped in at lunchtime today Edd. Think he's still suffering with this horrible lurgy which is doing the rounds.


Posted: 12/02/2016 at 20:14
Dove - I've been out & about a bit this week. Is it just me or do the hedgerows seem to be developing a distinct green haze? Some cold days & nights to come but I think spring is definitely on the way - hurrah

Hope it is - I did some of my gardening weight training today carrying 2 x 12kg tubs of chicken manure pellets & BFB ready for the big cut back / tidy up / mulching session which will happen soon


Posted: 12/02/2016 at 18:42

Evening - quick pop in - still have lots to do this evening.

Runny - lovely to see you back on here - I missed your witisisms .

Aren't BT the absolute pits? Took them 3 weeks to reconnect our phone after storms 2 years ago - wasted hours talking to somebody in India who (obviously) had absolutely no local knowledge and was able to offer no useful information - nothing except polite comments and platitudes. My comments ended up being not so polite which is not like me at all... Pride myself on remaining cool and polite when dealing with these situations but I lost it with them..  Phone was only reconnected after local TV got involved.

British Gas are as bad...

Why is it that when we moved house all the 'small' companies managed the transition of services smoothly without issue - but those those 2 giant companies (which must deal with house moves on a daily basis) managed to c*ck it up from beginning to end?

Took 18 mths for Brit Gas to stop sending bills to our old address & that was only because I said I would have them investigated under the Data Protection Act for sending details of my financial arrangements to an incorrect address.

I could still get mad about it - grr 

Calm, calm, calm - hope all poorlies are feeling better & everyone has a nice evening - even if they have marmalade with their curry 

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 09:14
Will do - starting to feel like a 6 year old at Christmas


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 23:00
Late pop in to say hello. All those pancakes sound delish - I love them but don't often make them - all the sugar or syrup I put on them is definitely not what my hips need.
Can also vouch for the black pudding scotch eggs. I try not to eat too much junk and processed food but scotch eggs are my one weakness (along with cheese, chocolate, pasta, bread, cream, gin ....)
Glad to hear you're getting sorted BL & I dont blame DD for not going to running club - it's supposed to be for fun after all.
Hope all on holiday / going on holiday have a great time. I could be envious if I thought about it
Glad Clari's sorted out for now but it doesn't bode well for next pay day. Hope I'm wrong.
Off to bed now - night night

pancake day

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 15:17

My mum used to make us scotch pancakes for tea & they were a real treat.

The main difference between them & the usual pancake is that they are smaller, fluffier and thicker - much more like an American pancake. Traditional pancakes / crepes are made per Steve's recipe with plain flour. Scotch pancakes have a raising agent (eg baking powder) added to the mix.

Traditional crepes / pancakes are usually eaten with cutlery. Scotch pancakes are often treated much as a slice of toast and slathered with butter & jam and eaten using fingers.

They are also known as drop scones and pikelets - depending on where you live.


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 21:42

21 very healthy plants arrived yesterday. All need potting up so, after a little hwk, I shall be mainly in the potting shed ( the real one - not this one). First proper stint of the year - woo hoo

Will probably take a bucket of tea with me - do you think Pat will notice if I snaffle a couple of those biscuits? Have to keep my strength up....

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 18:40
PM for you Dove


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 18:14
Sorry Hosta - I can always be relied on to lower the tone

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 18:13
Got PM s from both Nut & Panda - thank you

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