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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 20:05
I'm going as Cat Woman - do I need to worry about Spike (gulp!)

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 18:27

If Panda's too poorly after her charabanc ride can I have her share please Lily??? 

Help with identification

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 16:39

Bit of a late posting I know but -

if you're making jelly with quinces there is no need to go to the bother (& it IS a bother because they are soooo hard) of peeling & coring them. Just wash & chop them up before cooking. All the pips and skin etc goes into the muslin / jelly bag for straining overnight. Crab apple jelly is really scrummy with all sorts of meats (hot & cold) & cheeses & a spoonful added to gravy / casseroles and even apple pie makes them taste great. Usually well received as a Ch*******s stocking filler too. 

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 13:19

Actually what I MEANT to say Panda was - poor you - that's horrible - I'll make sure I've got some Quells & barley sugar & wet wipes in my bag!!!!

I'm still sitting behind you though.... 

Lily consider it done - we'll ask Artjak to rig something up - she's handy with a toolbox  (Good idea for Panda BTW!)

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 13:08

Will deffo make sure I sit behind you then Panda - don't need that down my neck thank you very much 

Shooting wildlife for fun

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 12:58

How horrible for you, Wayside - I really don't understand the mentality of some people.  Strongly support advice given above but I would suggest you actually ask the police to be discreet when it comes to revealing their 'sources'. They probably would be anyway - but it is probably best to ask directly for discretion - you don't need to have this escalating into something more unpleasant.

Hope this gets sorted out soon before somebody or something gets injured.

Something to cover a pergola that doesn't drop flowers

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 12:51

Hi Kieran

I would think that just about anything that flowers will drop petals to some extent when the blooms die back. Some will be worse than others & some will also produce berries which may look pretty but could make a terrible mess - especially if you are planning to park cars underneath.

I would consider one of the clematis montanas for spring flowers, perhaps a jasmine for summer scent if the conditions are right and perhaps some nice ivies for year round interest. 

 

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 10:54

We could probably rig up one of those net catching type thinger-me-bobs that they used to use for catching the mail on the trains - will that do you Lily?? 

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 09:44

"...and on the way back I'll cuddle my Jack and drink a bottle of cider...."

Hope Panda & Snoodle can come too - if they let me know asap I'll get it organised - will be a very wibbly-wobbly route to Verd's. 

If anyone wants a lift we'll be coming from fenland via various points in Norfolk through Suffolk & into Essex before joining the M25 (oh joy!) & heading SW. Could probably do a detour via Scotland or Wales if we start early enough.

I'll bring some cheese & onion sandwiches to make it even more enjoyable for all!

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 09:14

Sounds like a few TWIGS will be there - hurrah!!! Should we get a minibus do you think - then noone has to worry about over-indulgence in the gooseberry wine?

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