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good morning +

Order yourself a latte, and a pastry (The virtual cinnamon buns are excellent today). And have a nice chat.

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Postby Seatallan » February 15th, 2020, 4:36 pm

Do let us know how it goes nursemimi!
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Postby scullion » February 16th, 2020, 12:31 pm

good morning, all.
the wind is subsiding, the rain is still around. my partner went out as it was getting light to check if there was any damage or trees down. i think we're ok.
going back to sleep again resulted in missing going for coffee with a friend.
i would be very upset if we had one house built next to us let alone a housing estate! good luck with the house hunting.
on the list for the week are - a costume to get together, a load of hswk, blind buying and bed moving before thursday, when our young are coming down.
and the dilemma for the week is - squeegee mop or mop and bucket?
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Postby StokeySue » February 16th, 2020, 1:00 pm

Good morning
More wet than windy here
I have swung between the two mop styles, currently back to mop and bucket, I find I just tear the sponge heads to pieces on my only very slightly uneven floors, whereas moppy mops keep going and are easy to wash out
I’m shattered, for no very obvious reason, so getting the laundry out of the way as an easy thing to do until I feel more energetic
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Postby earthmaiden » February 16th, 2020, 2:09 pm

Hands and knees, I can't get on with mops ;).
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Postby scullion » February 16th, 2020, 6:07 pm

i was coming down on the side of mop and bucket - mainly for the same reason, that the squeegee mop heads don't seem to last very long - and they are usually full of plastic.
the hands, knees and scrubbing brush weren't even thought of - and will remain so!
well, today went a different way to how i was expecting. we went for a very late lunch at the beach cafe. when they closed at four we transferred next door for a coffee at the blue bar. this was in order, apart from watching the sea, for my partner to use the wifi in a place with fewer distractions, while i sat and read.
i won't have to cook tonight - we are stuffed and the craving for chips i've had for the past week has been satisfied for another month.
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Re: good morning +

Postby Herbidacious » February 16th, 2020, 6:41 pm

I dread the day the school sells the playing field that is behind our street and gardens to a housing developer...

re mops I prefer the types that you squeeze with a pulling action. I bought a Vileda one but it's almost impossible to get mop heads. I bought some on amazon, but they wouldn't stay on, so currently mopless. It's for use mainly on wooden floors (um in theory), so needs to be very squeezed! Sitting room floor needs doing.

I ventured down the garden in wellies earlier, which I am glad to erport are water tight. In some parts the water is about 8 (?) inches deep :o We have had it worse than this in the past (once), and as long as the shed is above the water, I guess it's ok, although I may have lost an expensive plant I planted among the water irises last autumn. I imagine the dwarf cherry tree will survive. I have just ordered a nice big new pot for it!

The white thing is floating.

This is, of course, nothing in the scheme of things.

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I must investigate the beetroot in the raised bed...
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Re: good morning +

Postby Rainbow » February 16th, 2020, 11:04 pm

Re mops - we have an electric steam mop which is very good, but we have a house with mostly tiles, so it's worth it.
When we moved up to Queensland I borrowed a mop from a neighbour to do the floors, just before we left and the moving van had already taken all our stuff!
It was a spin mop - worked really well. Like this one;

https://www.amazon.com/Marketworldcup-Purple-360°Microfiber-Spinning-Bucket-Rotating/dp/B07B6S4TS3
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Re: good morning +

Postby nursemimi » February 16th, 2020, 11:21 pm

Mop and bucket for me to.
Well we have looked at a few properties but not sure if we are going to be able
To afford to move prices have gone sky high and we don’t want to be paying till
We are in our dotage. Just might have to build better fences :?

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Postby Rainbow » February 17th, 2020, 2:21 am

That's disappointing, nursemimi :(
But wouldn't your house have gone up in value by the same sort of amount, so making new places more affordable for you?
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Re: good morning +

Postby Herbidacious » February 17th, 2020, 8:21 am

Morning. Bright and sunny right now. A bit of rain later. Trains in chaos, naturally.

We are getting a lot of birds on the feeder, including my favourite, long tailled tits yesterday. I failed to get any good photos of them.

Sorry there's nothing affordable nursemimi.Have you had your own house evaluated? Might it be better to wait until the new housing has been built? If people know, it might put them off buying. Once it's built prospective buyers won't have known any better. I suppose it depends on when it's going to happen and how long it will take.

I am starting a photography course tonight. Photographing people - studio, outdoors and street photgraphy. Three hours (x 5 over 5 weeks.) A little nervous about the subject matter and a little daunted by the three hours aspect! I will be tired tomorrow.

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Postby scullion » February 17th, 2020, 9:48 am

good morning, all.
bit windy, bit damp and a bit sunny at the moment.
sounds like a good challenge for you, herbi. i suppose it will give you a thorough feel for lighting, composition, movement and action shots, and 'naturalness' etc.
the list for 'to do' is still the same as yesterday's.
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Postby earthmaiden » February 17th, 2020, 9:52 am

You'll be totally immersed for those 3 hours Herbi, it'll fly by! Sounds a wonderful variation of settings for the subject matter.
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Re: good morning +

Postby Herbidacious » February 17th, 2020, 10:32 am

Yes I am sure it will, em. The last course I did at the CIty Lit was an intermediate photography one, but they spent all of the first session going over the basics. It was good to realize that I had already absorbed them, but a bit boring. Hopefully they won't do that for this one as it's more specialised. I am worried I will be tired (well I will be tired. Any evening out knocks it out of me) but I am working from home tomorrow, so provided they don't give me a 7am onwards delivery slot, I will be able to have a half an hour lie in (maybe) and at least I won't have a commute. Although I do have a writing thing in the evening (locally-ish).

I shall swat up white balance though in case there's anything I have forgotten/don't know.

if i were feeling really 'virtuous' I would go out with my camera at lunch time. It's still nice and sunny.
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Re: good morning +

Postby StokeySue » February 17th, 2020, 11:18 am

Good morning
Phot class sounds interesting Herbi

It’s cloudy here with intermittent flashes of sun, windy but so far no more rain, we’ve had a lot - maybe 25 mm or more since I emptied the plant trays on Thursday afternoon. I also cleared out the gutters and drains, which was a good thing obviously.

Off to do some baking. Have a good day everyone
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Re: good morning +

Postby Seatallan » February 17th, 2020, 12:05 pm

Enjoy your class Herbi and enjoy your baking Sue! :D

Nursemimi, hope you can find somewhere within your budget. As the others have said, has your house been valued? You might be pleasantly surprised. :)
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Re: good morning +

Postby nursemimi » February 17th, 2020, 4:37 pm

We will have if valued in a couple of weeks can’t remember the date .
We will just wait a bit see what happens. Yes ours should go up in value
as well but I am not sure enough.

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Re: good morning +

Postby scullion » February 18th, 2020, 8:45 am

good morning, all.
breezy, dull and rain forecasted for soon.
was woken up earlier asking if i could work. short answer.
off to yoga in under an hour then heading to falmouth but may squeeze a coffee with a friend in between.
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Re: good morning +

Postby suffolk » February 18th, 2020, 9:29 am

Good morning all

Sunshine here at the moment and the sound of a microlight circling overhead :?

After a hectic day yesterday I have a quieter day today ... a bit of writing and I need to sew up the latest knitting and make the (very long) button band ... a new batch of wool for the next project should arrive today or tomorrow.

We have sausages in the fridge and for some reason I dreamt that I had to make Scotch Eggs today ... it was quite a stressful dream ... OH has said he will be perfectly happy with sausages, cauliflower cheese and baked potatoes ... phew! :lol:

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Re: good morning +

Postby hickybank » February 18th, 2020, 11:37 am

Bright but breezy here, dry thankfully & no local flooding thank goodness, I fell so sorry for all those affected, perhaps one day governments will realise that global warming is here now & needs urgent attention.
o/k rant over, today will be Cheese & Potato pie with roasted Beetroot, might be naughty Y& have a piece of Blackberry pie as well
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Postby Herbidacious » February 18th, 2020, 12:13 pm

I suppose one problem with the system is that governments potentially don't have long term plans for things that go beyond their own guaranteed term of power.

Afternoon. It's been sunny and really rather breezy all norning. Clouds are creeping in now at a fair pace. I am working from home awaiting the delivery of a number of large pots. I've spent all morning reading colleague's folktales. I need to write an introduction for the book this afternoon. I am a little daunted by this, as the book's predecessor has a cracking one which is far more literary than our usual offerings. The stories are great though. I've not come across any of them before. Not sure how my contribution stands up to the rest now :? (I am all too easily plagued by self doubt.)

I thought I had a writing meeting tonight, but I don't! :)

I shall marinate some pressed tofu shortly. I'd like to try and fit in a tidying and cleaning of the sitting room, but not sure if I can. Will see how the intro goes.

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Re: good morning +

Postby scullion » February 19th, 2020, 8:09 am

good morning, all.
dull and the breeze has dropped a little more. the met says it's raining but i hear birdsong.
my trip to falmouth would have been a waste of time if i hadn't done the ordinary shopping while i was there. there was none of what i went for and i bought a couple of cookbooks - which i hadn't.
off to the farm in an hour and a bit - a shame because my body thinks it would be nice to go back to sleep. the repeated pressing of the snooze button resulted in the beginnings of some interesting dreams.
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Re: good morning +

Postby StokeySue » February 19th, 2020, 8:34 am

Good morning
Sunny here so far, but it’s fading
Off to the West Midlands, not sure the planned country walks will happen!
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Re: good morning +

Postby suffolk » February 19th, 2020, 9:01 am

Good morning all
Sunny here too ... so far
Tennis in a bit ... and I see that we’re almost out of milk so I’d better pop to Wrose too ...
Then just supper to prep and get on with finishing the looooong button band for the cardi

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Re: good morning +

Postby Herbidacious » February 19th, 2020, 12:17 pm

Dull here. Rain later. My lake is not going to recede at this rate.
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Postby Herbidacious » February 19th, 2020, 1:15 pm

Just had some great news. Basil's thyroid has stablized and his kidneys are ok :D So no (medical) excuse for meeping every ten seconds from 6am onwards this morning until he was fed and let out...
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Postby Seatallan » February 19th, 2020, 2:03 pm

Oh that's wonderful news Herbi! What a relief!! Bet the meeping doesn't stop however... :D :luv:
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Postby suffolk » February 19th, 2020, 2:49 pm

Herbi :tu: :cocktail: :cocktail: :mug: :hi5:
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Postby earthmaiden » February 19th, 2020, 3:39 pm

Lovely news Herbi! He'll have got used to the extra love though :lol: :luv:
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Postby Herbidacious » February 19th, 2020, 8:22 pm

And the slightly warmed posh food...
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Postby Herbidacious » February 20th, 2020, 8:19 am

Morning. Windy and aw, bloody 'ell. More rain on the way! An a bit-too-late attempt at full sunshine at 5 is forecast though.

Not looking forward to today. One of the projects I am working on went a bit pear shaped (potentially) on the copyright front (one of my stories.) Philosophy to proof read too, which is fine, a long as the pear-shapedness of the pther thing doesn't distract me. Typical 'middle management' (not very enior editor with more to lose than a more senior one) shirking responsiblity.

Blurgh.

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Postby scullion » February 20th, 2020, 8:22 am

good morning, all.
the wind seems to have picked up a bit more - more than the forecast would indicate - and it's a little wet. but the sun is due to peek out for a bit this afternoon.
at the farm again today. i sort of wish i had cancelled.
yesterday's trip out consisted of consisted of going to a park in rr and, trying to dig holes in what used to be a mine tramway to plant trees and shrubs and barrowing a couple of truckloads of mulch. a task to which half of my group was totally unsuitable for - and not why i go to the farm - nothing craft related at all.
i much preferred the trip to roddas - with the cream tea at the end.
i think today may be similarly orientated to yesterday. i will make it known that i'm not there for general 'care' duties but for craft.
better shift. it's going to be a long day.
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Postby nursemimi » February 20th, 2020, 2:22 pm

Morning it is cold and damp out again :cry:
I am ready for some warmth and sunshine.
Laundry on the go here and I must go pickup some
grain for the horse.

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Postby Herbidacious » February 21st, 2020, 8:31 am

Same here for your first two sentences, nursemimi.
And I have a massive pile of laundry to tackle tomorrow.
Lots of work to do today, but should be leaving at 4. Hurray! I will get home in the light. (Mind you, I left work in the light at 5.30 yeasterday :) )

I hope eveyone has a good day.
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Postby hickybank » February 21st, 2020, 10:42 am

Dry day forecast for a change might decide to get out for a walk
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Postby suffolk » February 21st, 2020, 11:12 am

Good morning all
Bread is proving, the when that comes out of the oven a Guinness and chocolate cake will go in ... the garden is almost over run with birds this morning and a dunnock has adopted the Viburmum Bodnantense by the front window and is singing away merrily ... I hope everyone else is having a day of good things :wave:
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Postby WWordsworth » February 21st, 2020, 4:44 pm

Which recipe do you use Suffs?
Pals birthday tomorrow and I don't know what to buy; a cake might be the answer.
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Postby suffolk » February 21st, 2020, 4:47 pm

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Re: good morning +

Postby Busybee » February 21st, 2020, 5:14 pm

Is it really a tablespoon of vanilla extract?

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Postby suffolk » February 21st, 2020, 7:03 pm

Yes ... a whole tablespoon ... perfection :chops:

Licking the spoon and scraping out the bowl is one of life’s most ecstatic experiences :drool: ... and I’m not even hugely keen on chocolate ...
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Postby suffolk » February 21st, 2020, 8:05 pm

I always ice it with thick cream cheese icing as in the recipe. As well as replicating the foamy Guinness ‘head’ , it’s one of those cakes prone to cracking a bit and sinking a bit in the middle so a good ‘foamy head’ covers a multitude ... etc etc etc :D
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Postby Herbidacious » February 22nd, 2020, 10:15 am

Morning. Dull and windy as forecast. Husband has gone into town to a Birkbeck open day. He wants to do a part time maths masters. While I would love him to do something he loves, I am concerned about this. Everyone I have spoken to with first hand experience says it takes up all your spare time, including holidays. It also involves 2-3 evenings at Birkbeck a week during term time. Given that I have my sabbatical next year, I would be a bit upset if I could spend none of my leave with him i.e. I don’t want to have to go on holiday on my own and I don't want to spend it all at home! When I suggested he might defer for a year he was not amenable. (In fact he almost sulked.) Anyway, we shall see...
Meanwhile, I am not even dressed yet. (bad night, lie in till 9.) Will have a shower shortly, then might do some housework :shock: Vacuuming and possibly mop[ping now I have acquired a mop head. Washing. Already put bird food out and set up camera on tripod :) Need to go down and assess the lake in the garden as well (not really visible from the house). I think it's receded somewhat, judging by the lack of glinting through the camelia and rhododendrons.

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Postby Herbidacious » February 22nd, 2020, 11:27 am

oh dear. Basil has settled down on the settee. He looks so peaceful. I can't possibly vacuum now...
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Postby earthmaiden » February 22nd, 2020, 4:52 pm

Shame! :lol:. We once had a cat who loved his fur being vacuumed. The others I've had ran away as soon as they saw the vacuum being taken out of the cupboard!
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Postby Herbidacious » February 22nd, 2020, 7:11 pm

I did, in the end, vacuum and mop (and even vacuumed the settees). He stayed in the room for a surprising amount of time with vacuum on, eyes big and round. About 20 seconds! The room now looks quite tidy, as it always seems to after vacuuming, even though one hasn't obviously tidied. Did the kitchen too. Althouh that didn't seem to make the surfaces any clearer...
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Postby scullion » February 24th, 2020, 11:27 am

good morning, all.
wet and breezy again.
friday was taken up with doing the rounds of the charity shops for costume bits and to other shops for food and craft materials.
saturday morning, sorting my costume followed by making props and in the evening partying.
a themed birthday party for our son, organised by our daughter. it was brilliant.
sunday, brunch at the beach and a wave goodbye to our daughter and son in law. our son goes back up tomorrow.
we should be seeing him today but i don't know when he can squeeze us in!
i would like to go to a gardening meeting, tonight, but i may have to miss it (like the ceramics/glass meeting on saturday), never mind, i think family comes first.
have a good day, everyone.
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Postby Pepper Pig » February 24th, 2020, 11:39 am

We’ve now got one of these.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1

The cat and the dog are both terrified of it but it is very quiet so they sometimes get taken by surprise.
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Postby earthmaiden » February 24th, 2020, 12:04 pm

Are you pleased with it PP? My house is small so light furniture and 'stuff' has to be moved for vacuuming and I don't think it would work. Does it do edges? It would be fun to have one.
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