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Resurrected Seven

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 08:26

Morning all

Good idea re the step Joyce.

We had a gravel patio put down across the back of our house last autumn. A sandstone one would have looked lovely but it's north facing and gets no sun at all for 6mths. The path that originally ran along the back used to get slicker than a slickery thing & I've nearly gone a**e over tip so many times.

This winter it's been lovely just being able to walk normally from one side of the garden to the other!

Hoping for a couple of hours outside today when it warms up a little. Best get on

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 07:38


Well I was hoping for a couple of hours in the garden today because originally the forecast suggested sunshine & mild.

It is raining - water tipping out of the sky - how very dare it? 

Need to get on with the same jobs Dove did yesterday.

Still - we could actually do with the rain - has been a very dry winter.

Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 23:45

I don't need an excuse - but I think you already guessed that

Hope LB is laughing her socks off thinking about these stinkers she's left us!

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 23:22

Night girls - sweet dreams. 

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 19:28

Very silly isn't it SGL?

I'm a bit of an old (less of the old!) romantic - but OH & I steadfastly refuse to get involved with Valentine's tat.

Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 19:22

'scuse me M-U - who are you calling "half cut" - I've only had the one....

... Oh I see - Half Cut might be the answer.

Is that a book or a film? - Google may be our friend here.. It's not cheating - honest gov'.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 17:06
Muddle-Up says:

....then we'll start 'brewing' in the old shop! 

See original post

My NDNeighbour has a semi-professional brewing set up in one of his outbuildings (decent beer - main supplier to village parties)

I keep trying to persuade him that he needs a little still in there so I can experiment making my own gin.

Think he's a bit concerned that HMRC (aka Customs & Excise) might have something to say about that.

I'm more concerned that I may end up producing something that makes you go blind.

Quite partial to a drop of sloe gin myself Joyce - so long as it's not too sweet. I keep threatening to make raspberry or raspberry and blackcurrant gin with my own fruit. Maybe I'll get round to it this year...

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 16:57

Bloomin' 'eck Obx - sparkly toe nails - what is the matter with some people???

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 16:36

Scotland is a great place for some nice gins. By product of the whisky industry of course but they're producing some good ones now.

Personally, I don't think a lot of these 'small batch' gins are worth the extortionate price tags - they still taste like - well errm - gin! Some are smoother than others but you have to go a long way to beat No10, Sipsmith and ordinary Tanqueray.

I really enjoy the ones with a slightly different palate. 

My dream job would be as a gin-taster a la Jilly Goolden - imagine getting paid for that?

Or as a taster for a high end chocolatier...

Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 16:22

Gin SGL - moi? Washer you shaying?

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