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Annx Report 15 Nov 2019 22:41

I know as well as flavours developing, sometimes things seem to taste better the next day just because you haven't just been cooking it and smelling it for a couple of hours.

No thuds lately Mandy, except from OH this morning getting up early. I hope you and Max are fully rested ready for young Katie tomorrow! I expect they get excited at having sleepovers with you and look forward to doing things with you as well. Hope the car problem is something simple to repair.

Your OH wants the teeth to be right as you say AnnG at that price. Will it be a metal plate or plastic? Yes there is the old water mill at Huncote about 3 miles away and the road and their drive will be impassable there. It took OH over an hour to travel the 5 miles home from the city after lunch due to the road all flooded in another place a couple of miles from home.


AnninGlos Report 15 Nov 2019 21:34

Mandy missed you there. Yes hopefully the cough is on its way out. Not sorry to see the back of it.
Hope the car is not too expensive and is fixed ok.
Have a lovely time with Katie.


AnninGlos Report 15 Nov 2019 21:27

Frank, hope you had a meal this evening one way or another. Nice that the choir was warm but not so good they can’t have hot drinks. Will they continue using the venue?
Vera OH was having a new dengue, small one, fitted but after trying for ages to fix it dentist decided it was not right so took another impression and he has another appointment next week. Just for about three or four teeth £500+ it had better be comfortable.
I wonder if the teabag in the stew was a bag with bouquet garni in. Was your stew as good tonight. We had a stew done in the slow cooker and I cheated and used Aunt Bessies dumplings and they were great. I will certainly use them again.l
Hope your back is better now.

Annx the floods are pretty bad round you judging by the photos..
Glad your OHs cough seems to be improving.

Mel so you are well stocked up now for a while.

Gill Aawe I too will look forward to Sandra’s card, it is lovely that she wants to make them all.

Jane <3 <3 <3


MillymollyAmanda Report 15 Nov 2019 19:16

Evening all,

Dreary weather here and so dark i just let Max out and it's now raining .
We took the car in to our man today that does the repairs on it as there is no air coming out when you turn the fan on so we should get it back tomorrow when he's sorted it out hopefully it might just be a fuse that needs replacing .
We are having Katie for the night tomorrow it's her turn so today we have had a bit of a relaxing day as she keeps you on your toes wanting to do things when she comes .

Oh Gill how lovely of Sandra making us all a hand made Christmas card she is so thoughtful bless her .
Hope you've had a good shopping day and got lots of nice things ,i meant to say the other day do you have a local church near you as they usually have a Christingle service and i bet Sandra would love it with all the Carols ,i think we are taking the children to our churches Cristingle service this year they have three services i think the first one is at three thirty ,the next about five o'clock and the last about half past six

AnnG it sounds as if your cough is easing now ,hope your OH got on ok at the dentist .

Oh Frank your bruising must be very painful for you,you must have really gone down with a wallop , hope you have a better nights sleep tonight .

Vera you have to wonder how on earth a tea bag found it's way into the casserole yuk poor chap it must have been awful to have a mouthful of tea leaves as they really get into your throat .

I take it the water had gone down as you got the chicken food Mel ,you had a nice lie in this morning .

Sounds as if you've had lots of rain your way Ann with all the flooded fields near you ,another rotten nights sleep for you i see ,have you heard any ore bumps in the night ?

Love to Jane <3 hope you managed to eat some of the soup James made .


Annx Report 15 Nov 2019 18:29

Evening All,

More rain and flooded fields round here near the river. I can join those of you who had a bad night as I was awake till gone 3.00am and OH was getting up at 6.00am to get ready to go to the Hearing in the city and despite his protests that he isn't, he is very noisy. :-S

Vera I had tears of laughter reading your teabag tale and OH couldn't contain his chuckles when I told him. You could just picture the scene. it was like a sitcom and reminded me of the film 'The Worst Week of my Life' with Ben Miller and the actor who plays Mr Newbold in Open All Hours Again. It is one of the funniest films we have ever watched. I hope your back lets you have a better night tonight. I can see that secret weapon in your cooking arsenal will be coming out again to impress your OH! :-D Your midnight hour radio was a bit heavy for getting to sleep as you say.

How lovely of Sandra to make us all Christmas cards!! I shall look forward to receiving mine as they are always so nice and colourful. :-D I think you can't beat Scrooge as a Christmas film, however much you know the story. I hope you have managed to find some presents to buy on your shopping trip.

OH is like you AnnG and didn't cough much last night. He's in the bath now hoping to ease his aching sides from the coughing of the last few days. He feels brighter today, but is flagging a bit now . Was it a checkup your OH was going for at the dentist?

Frank you must be exhausted with the lack of sleep and your aches and pains from your fall. It must be pretty miserable with not being able to see properly either. Just be careful not to fall again if you can. Were you going to see the doctor about your low pulse?

Mel I hope Dipper Mill was passable and that you got food for the chickens. Do you get it in those big paper sacks? Yes, another 2 inches of the lariat got done, but my friend has nearly finished one half of hers, but she is so quick at everything.

Edit, I was slow posting so didn't see you'd had a successful trip Mel. :-)

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 15 Nov 2019 17:47

You'd have a job getting a ginger bicycle dunked in your mug or cup Vera. :-S

I have been to Holsworthy this afternoon to get chicken food and shavings for them so now I should be ok for the next few weeks.

Its been dry all day for a change but it is still very cold. We have had some sun but not much. I did'nt get back in time to corn the chickens so they have eaten up all their pellets today.

I did get some pink wool while out as the one I have been using is a bit thin. I did'nt buy it new but it came in a bag of used wools I bought in the charity shop or out of mums old wool stash in a suitcase.

Hope Jane is comfortable today and has managed to eat something and that she enjoyed her Asparagus soup yesterday.

Must go down the freezer and see what is for dinner thats quick.


SuffolkVera Report 15 Nov 2019 16:01

Hallo all

Another dark, gloomy, very wet day here again. I hope you are all well away from the flooded areas.

My back was giving me trouble again yesterday and I could not get comfortable enough to sleep last night. OH had gone in the spare room so I put the radio on to take my mind off my aches and pains. It didn’t help much as the first programme was about migrants trying to go back to their families in Somalia from Libya and there were some very sad stories including a mother who hadn’t seen her 8 year old daughter for 3 years. This was followed by a harrowing programme about FGM, so that wasn’t very relaxing. I eventually fell asleep around 6am and was awake again soon after 8. So today I feel a bit like death warmed up, as my dad used to say.

I took a leaf out of Frank and Ros’s book and made a really large stew yesterday and there is plenty left for tonight so I haven’t got much cooking to do. Yesterday OH commented on how flavoursome it was and how good the gravy was. I didn’t tell him that I had poured a good half bottle of his favourite red wine, Caballie, into the pot.

I’m sorry you had a bad night too Frank. You must be feeling very bruised and sore at the moment. I hope you have managed to rest up a bit today.

How was OH’s trip to the dentist AnninG? Was it a check up or was he going for some treatment? I am glad you had a better night. I find Broncho Stop lozenges good for coughing but they are herbal and based on thyme so no good if you don’t like that taste.

Mel, your Santa pegs are fun. I love them. I can see why you won’t be making more; they look very fiddly to do.

Gill, has Sandra got a calendar where she is crossing off the days to Christmas? You said she is getting very excited now. Won’t be long before you put your tree up. I think you said you put it up on your birthday. I bet she is really looking forward to that. Could you not also do something for you sometime around your birthday? Maybe all of you could go out for lunch one day when OH isn’t working or something like that. You deserve a bit of attention for your special day and I am sure Sandra would love you to have a birthday treat as she is such an affectionate girl.

I am pleased you are not in a lot of pain Jane. It’s a shame you are finding eating difficult as you do need to keep your strength up but home made soups can be quite nourishing as well. I find my soup maker a boon. I am sure that your family are taking good care of you. Sending love <3

I hope your OH gets his blood test results quickly Mandy and they can sort out his tablets for him.

Ann, I hope your OH is getting over his cough and cold. I chuckled at your surprise soggy teabag in his CoT as it eminded me of the time my cousin and his wife were invited to a meal by some new acquaintances. The lady served up a casserole and my cousin popped a large piece of gravy covered meat in his mouth only to find himself munching on a teabag. As they were new friends he didn’t want to embarrass the lady, so he had to try and surreptitiously dispose of this in his handkerchief which he then put in his trouser pocket. You can imagine the state of his trousers by the time he got home, so he got a telling off from his wife as well. Oh, by the way, your new ring sounds lovely.

All this talk of teabags has made me think it’s time for a cuppa. I might even have a ginger biccy with it. (My iPad didn’t like biccy - it changed it to ginger bicycle :-D)

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 15 Nov 2019 11:33

Morning all,

Quite bright at times this morning with sunny spells but grey skies too if you know what I mean.

Sorry you had a bad night Frank so its good if you go back to bed for a while.

Oh woke me at 11am I was awake at 7am and turned oer for another hour but slept on and on and on.

If the water has gone down at Dipper I may go for chickens food today as I only have about two days at the most left. Still only getting one egg a day.

Good you had a better night Anng it makes a lot of difference and hope the colds much better today. Good luck at the dentist for oh.

I wonder how G's cold is today. Hope Ann gets on ok with her lariat necklace at beading.


Frank Report 15 Nov 2019 11:03

Good morning all,

Not a nice day here, lights on and heating. I didn't have a brilliant night last night. Everyime I turned over the aches kept me awake. I have aches that are just coming through the bruises. My poor body is black and blue all over. I am having a job to move around as well as still not seeing very well.

Ros said the new venue is lovely. But they had to wear slippers as the floor is covered in a light carpet. They also had to take water, as there were no tea and coffee available. The one good thing was that it was nice and warm.

Ros is going to the Funeral with John and Carolyn, and will offer my apologies to the family, for me not attending.

I can't see me cooking this evening, so either Ros does something or we get a TAKEAWAY.

I am going to get showered and I might even get back into bed, as I don't feel great.

Love to you all. xxxx


AnninGlos Report 15 Nov 2019 10:01

Good morning all. dull and damp but not raining so far here. OH has dentist appointment so off out soon.

Meanwhile one load of washing almost done, the drying will wait until we come home, I never leave it in the drier when out. slow cooker with stewing beef etc on for tonight. Downstairs all tidy again and all the mugs put away.

slept in my own bed last night and didn't cough so slept quite well.

Be back later I expect.


Gillx Report 15 Nov 2019 08:40

The sun is trying it's best to come out, so we've decided to go Christmas shopping for presents and food. See you all later.


Gillx Report 15 Nov 2019 08:20

Morning all

Dull and damp here this morning, it's so dark I've had to put some lights on, you can certainly tell the summer has gone now.

Nothing planned for today, so I'm going to carry on checking OH's tree to make sure I haven't missed anyone off.

What have you all got planned, anything nice?

Hope everyone with coughs and colds had a good night's sleep and feel a bit better today.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 15 Nov 2019 00:15

O bless her Gill. I have just put some Christmas films on my watch list on Amazon Prime. I too like to watch Scrooge and like the one with Patrick Stewart too. I think that was the one I watched last year.


Gillx Report 14 Nov 2019 21:19

Missed your post again Ann.....sorry.

Yes, Sandra loves licking the bowl and of course eating all the goodies we make. She's very good and greases the tins for me, although she tends to put a bit to much marg on so I have to keep an eye on her, but she's learning and doesn't do that very much now, she also has a go at mixing the cake mixture. She's a bit nervous of the cooking time as she knows if she opens the oven door to early the cake won't rise, so she leaves that bit to me, plus she catches her hands on the oven shelves and burns herself sometimes, so she's a bit nervous of using the oven, but apart from that bit she doesn't mind helping me with everything else. It's nice to have daughter and mother time together and listen to the Christmas songs while we're baking.

Everything to do with Christmas she loves and has even made you all Christmas cards this year from us both. It was her idea and she spent ages doing them all, she even had me write all your address's on the envelopes, so they're ready to be posted now. She said she wanted to make all the cards this year rather than me buying them so she's made the ones for the family to. She's had a great time making them all and has worked really hard on them. So you'll all have home made cards this year off us.

Yes, she watch's some of the films more than once, her favourite is "Deck the Halls" It the one where the fella puts lots of Christmas lights all over his house so it can be seen from space. I must admit it's a great film for her with her liking lights and she never gets fed up of it. I've lost count of the times we've watched it now lol :-D :-D

To be fair I watch Scrooge with Albert Finney every year, it wouldn't be Christmas for me if I didn't watch that film, it's the best Scrooge film out of them all. Sandra knows I like to watch it, so keeps an eye out for it for me......bless her.

She has us buying the Radio Times Christmas magazine every year and she sits and works out what we'll watch over Christmas and New year, she even includes things she knows OH and I will like to. She circles everything we're watching and lets us know what day, channel and time it's on.......she's so organised. ;-)


Gillx Report 14 Nov 2019 20:54

Nice to see you posting Ann, I was starting to worry. Pleased to see all is okay with you. I didn't notice you'd posted just before me earlier. Your ring sounds lovely and what a surprise you had with the price of gold. I sold a few bits years ago as we were a bit short to make a nice Christmas, but I didn't get any where near as much as you. I did have enough to make a nice Christmas though which was the whole point. Hope your OH feels better soon and you don't catch it off him.

I've finally persuaded Sandra to watch something other than a Christmas film for an hour. I don't mind the Christmas films but like you said AnnG we'll be all Christmased out soon. I don't do anything for myself on my birthday as it's the day I put up the Christmas tree's for Sandra, that way she knows what date they go up rather than her asking me for weeks beforehand when I'm putting them up. She loves Christmas so much so I don't mind as it's nice to see her face, especially when her pink Christmas tree goes up in her bedroom. I've done this for quite a few years now so don't really think of it as my birthday anymore. I think the last birthday I had was my 35th and I organised the party myself and did all the catering for it to, it was a good night with all my family there, but I haven't had a birthday celebration since and I'm 53 this year.

Our post office is inside a corner shop Mandy, so I'm used to chocolate being there. It's been a long time since I went to a post office with no shop attached. I'm looking forward to seeing the dolls clothes you are making, I must have a look in Aldi for the Christmas fat quarters, I noticed some the other week but they weren't the Christmas ones and were a bit childish to buy to make something for Sandra.


Annx Report 14 Nov 2019 20:39

Well it's nice to be missed! :-) I think seeing your Christmas decorations will more than make up for a bit less space at your next gathering AnnG. It's good your OH hasn't caught your bug either. We have been washing hands a lot too. I couldn't have gone to his meeting tonight either but he's back now and said it was ok. He did sit well away from everyone else too. He desperately wants to go to the hearing tomorrow as he had a job to get everyone together to arrange it and then it was cancelled the day before and he had to unarrange everything last minute and then rearrange it again which wasn't easy. He may be speaking at that I think as he was part of the decision making process.

Gill, I can almost see Sandra's smile at her excitement about Christmas! :-D Does she watch any of the films more than once? All those films make it her perfect channel don't they. Does she act as 'tester' of what you bake together too........and lick the bowls? lol. I know I would.

Yes he is far too quick Mel, but you can't not laugh. It's the way he just comes out with things as much as what he says. I wish I'd written some of them down over the years. I shall be interested to see your Owl as I am making a little fabric one at class next week. I am going to experiment with painting the edges of the fabric with PVA glue to see if it stops the edges fraying.

Mandy you are getting on so well with the dolls' outfits. She will love dressing them up and I look forward to seeing a pic when you have done them. I looked the dolls up online and they are cute dolls and sound really good, but I did a double take as it said they SMELL REALISTIC!! Hopefully it is of Johnsons baby powder and not other less nice baby smells! Fancy there being chocolate in the Post Office. Everyone seems to try to sell everything these days though. Maybe it'll be cabbages and Begonias next with your postage stamps? :-S

I better pack my bag for beading tomorrow next. I'm doing more of the lariat necklace so won't need a plan B or C I hope.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 14 Nov 2019 19:06

I could'nt post earlier it kept coming up Timed Out. I had done a longish post too but can't remember what I said now.

Frank I think your wise to stay in and not go to the funeral tomorrow. Hope Ros is warmer at chior tonight in the new venue. Is she rehersing for the carol concert?

Gill I have been watching some Chirstmas films in the evenings when oh has gone to bed too. Some are a bit to sloshy for me but some are quite good. I watched a good one last night and sstarted a second but was tired so I went to bed.

It made me roar with laughter about the glasses being made out of M cCains potato waste and I have just told oh and it made him laugh too. G is so quick with his replies is'nt he.

Nice clean house now AnnG so you can get on with your crafting now. It sound slike the visitors enjoyed their time with you and two new ones too.

Nice to see you posting Jane and its good your not in pain. You could try some of the baby foods as they should be easy to swallow and nouriishing.

Oh is hungry so I better dish up now as he is sitting here drinking his gin and tonic.

Made an owl today.


AnninGlos Report 14 Nov 2019 18:49

Chocolate in the post office that is odd isn’t it. I bet the dolls will look lovely when dressed in your clothes Mandy.
Lol finger trouble, missed the W off so an acceptable mistake for you to make.


MillymollyAmanda Report 14 Nov 2019 18:32

LOL AnnG you wrote Tomorrow eek we have the little family arriving :-D so i thought they were coming tomorrow .
Yes i'll send photo's of the dolls clothes when i've done a few more .

So far Ann i've knitted a sweater ,bonnet ,dungarees and a pair of socks all in a nice Rosey pink with a little cream on the rib parts.
I bought some blue wool today as she has a pair of dolls ,a girl and a boy doll ,i think they are called Tiny Treasures a bit pricey but DIL got them half price ,they are stored here as they are from mummy and daddy for her for christmas but i have looked in the box for getting the size right.
I was looking at the wool in Aldi yesterday but didn't noticed it was reduced i'll have to have another look ,i didn't see any of the christmassy fat quarters either so i should think they had all gone but i do have quite a stash of them now .
Oh fancy leaving OH a 'surprise' soggy teabag in the cup :-D it made me think about how when we use to have the loose tea if you forgot to use the tea strainer you could end up with a mouth full of tea leaves yuk !!!

I had to go to the post office this morning and as i stood in the queue looking at all the things they sell now i was surprised to see they have Chocolate on sale !!
You expect to see it in the little supermarket post offices but this is our main post office so i was quite surprised to see it being sold in there .


AnninGlos Report 14 Nov 2019 16:13

Well they have been and gone, it seemed to go well, we had three new ones this time and they seemed to like it, everyone had plenty to say, it is no good trying to organise everyone, we just let them talk so it sometimes ends up with half the room talking and the other half also talking. It is better when it is dry and they can get out into the garden. They all arrived in cars so nobody was really mucky and the mats worked well. Next time we meet is 12th December, Not sure how it is going to work as the decorations will be up so there won't be as much room. Never mind it is all good fun.

Mandy it is not tomorrow that the family are coming, it is Friday 22nd thank goodness. I have a bedroom to get back under control first as I was sleeping in there.
do take photos of the dolls clothes, lovely to have a little girl in the family who actually likes dolls and not dinosaurs

Frank, yes good idea, stay home don't go to the funeral, they will understand I am sure. Hope Ros is warmer at choir tonight then. Lovely for you to see Abby she is obviously pleased to see you and the chews!

Gill You will be all Christmased out by the time the 25th December gets here with all those films. Will you be doing anything special for your birthday?

Annx Ah, there you are, you were missed glad you have not succombed to the cold, My OH doesn't seem to have caught mine. I am careful, washing my hands when I have a cold, sleeping in a separate room and keeping tissues away from where they can be picked up but it is lucky if he doesn't catch it. I hope your OH manages the meeting ok this evening. I could not have gone to meetings when I had the cold and mine was never bad enough to stay in bed in the day. Keep using the hand gel.