Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

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

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Postby PurpleLuv » November 11th, 2017, 9:40 am

I did that a few weeks ago Zosh but went further back in the old BBC archives, very sad to see some familiar posters chatting away happy that are no longer here :hug:

CostCo for me followed by a shopping trip with H this afternoon for some new jeans :rolleyes: that will be fun.

Company tonight, I’m cooking a roast turkey breast & all the “Christmas” trimmings followed by a cheese cake that I’ve already made, just needs some decorating with a posh pre bought meringue :tu:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby Chinchilla_lady » November 11th, 2017, 10:10 am

suffolk wrote:is encased in a black boot like the one I had


You fashion icon :lol:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby suffolk » November 11th, 2017, 10:24 am

Chinchilla_lady wrote:You fashion icon


I know ... where I lead the youngsters follow 8-)

I'm fully expecting Hotter sandals to be the footwear of choice on the catwalks next summer.

A young lad once asked me what sort of trainers mine were ... I told him they were Hotter ... he'd not seen them before and thought they must be a cool new trend ... he was going to get some .......... :lol:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby StokeySue » November 11th, 2017, 10:36 am

Hotter sadly don't fit me well, having seen my hands next to Suffs' not surprising our feet are very different shapes
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby cyprusmoira » November 11th, 2017, 10:41 am

StokeySue wrote:Hotter sadly don't fit me well

Hotter suit me, which is great as there is now a shop in Limassol that sells them.

It will be Beef Redang for supper, the Lemon Grass will come from the garden, so far attempts at growing ginger have not been successful.

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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby StokeySue » November 11th, 2017, 10:50 am

Just realised, of course it is raining, it's the Lord Mayor's Show, just kicking off a couple of miles away :D
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby suffolk » November 11th, 2017, 10:56 am

cyprusmoira wrote:It will be Beef Redang for supper,


:hi5: Thank you Moira ... that's brilliant ... I was pondering on what to make to take to DS's new home for Christmas Eve as we're spending Christmas with him ... Beef Rendang and turmeric rice will be just the ticket :tu:

He will be roasting a cockerel for Christmas Day lunch and I will provide a Christmas pudding, mince pies, sausage rolls and a roasted gammon and Waldorf salad for supper. We're getting very organised :tu:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby Sloe-Gin » November 11th, 2017, 11:10 am

Morning one and all. usual Saturday round f chores, tasks and dog walks. Good job I have a nice new comfy pair of waterproof trainers!
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby Chinchilla_lady » November 11th, 2017, 11:52 am

I love my Hotters :luv:

Crumbs, Christmas Menu's already :shock: We havent had fireworks yet :lol: :lol:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby Zosherooney » November 11th, 2017, 12:18 pm

Purps, I have heard of 'early bath' but early Christmas ???? I have a salt and pepper chicken in the DF, think that will we our lunch 5 weeks on Monday !!! :scared: Hope you have HM cranberry sauce ? Turkey, iceberg and avocado sarnie tomorrow too.... :chops:

We were just discussing what to do NYE. Early night I think, it's a shame our local pub do Karaoke or we may have gone there, but we both hate K. with a vengeance unless very very drunk and we are not aware it was on the menu before arriving !!!!!! The other pub we like is too far to walk and taxis will be charging a fortune, Unless I am still on the waggon ??? :cocktail:

Tezza, glad the rubber worked for your boots. I can just remember my Mum buying a pair of Hush Puppies and they came with a 'rubber' in a plastic box. It got various marks off them and countless other shoes, boots and handbags over the years. Just been reminded of a brown suede belt I used to have with long tassles that were about 18" long.....
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby cyprusmoira » November 11th, 2017, 12:26 pm

Zosherooney wrote:we both hate K. with a vengeance

Ditto
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby Ratatouille » November 11th, 2017, 1:27 pm

Afternoon everyone :wave:

A strange morning because round here 11th November is taken very seriously and it is a public holiday. Even so the market went ahead and the butcher and bakers were open.

So poppies duly worn and planted and pastis partaken with Madame le maire afterwards.There is a rather charming custon when the local children read out the names of the fallen of from the village. It was sunny but there is a Mistral blowing . Three years ago it was really cold and you could see the sun glinting on the snow on the slopes of Mt Ventoux as a sort of backdrop.

Because Paul is arriving with fresh supplies next week I took some bacon out of the freeezer and we had bacon and egg for lunch.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby StokeySue » November 11th, 2017, 2:53 pm

My late OH's grandfather was at Compiegne for the signing on 11 November 1918, and afterwards escorted the Germans back to Berlin on the train. He was an attorney who was good at languages and held a wartime commission the French army intelligence corps, so he was a natural choice for the Armistice team

I observed the silence with the Lord Mayor on TV

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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 11th, 2017, 3:40 pm

We observed the two minute silence on the way to Harlow. Currently I have Brandy, the ginger and white fluffy on my lap and Midsomer Murders on TV, and to be honest, I could just drop off to sleep.......It is almost feeding time at the zoo when I am sure I will be meeting the other nine! :grin:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby FoodMary » November 11th, 2017, 4:07 pm

Thank you all for all your good wishes when I posted about my ailments. I have now been diagnosed as suffering from gout :lol: !!!

I wouldn't mind so much but I was always led to believe that gout was brought on by too much Port wine - I probably would feel better if it were true in my case!

However I am being a good girl and sitting with my feet elevated (mostly!) and taking my meds - I am well in every other way (except for being bored and frequently obnoxious) and am lucky that I have very good neighbours. Lulubelle however is not amused except when I take to my bed with boredom to read in comfort - she then feels it her bounden duty to keep my head warm.

I have no idea how long gout lasts - I just wish it would go away!........................... thank you for letting me have a good moan.

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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby Zosherooney » November 11th, 2017, 4:15 pm

I must admit to missing 11am but did my own 'stop' when I realised and thought about all who died to win that war (and my Dad) at 11.45am. Tomorrow it will be 11 months since he left us.... :cry: Where has this year gone. :shock:

I am in my boudoir he is watching rugby downstairs. Scrumpy spent the avo on a fleece on the bay window ledge and Wuzzle spent his in the GH (getting bigger!) I snoozed for a while and now feel refreshed - it is beginning to grow dusk....
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby FoodMary » November 11th, 2017, 4:38 pm

All of us wives who had lost husbands who were ex- servicemen got together in our lovely community hall for a quiet chat, coffee and remembrance along with some of the ex-servicemen and their wives who are also living here. Housing 21 (our housing society) used to be run by the Army to ensure that retiring soldiers would have affordable homes and although they no longer run the company there are still connections with the Armed Forces.

A nice way to remember.

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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby PurpleLuv » November 11th, 2017, 5:42 pm

I was in Cost Co at 11am, all stop still at the tills & my eyes started to leak for my GDad & all others that suffered beyond words, tit next to me blurted out “why the feck is everything at a standstill”, I murmed to him “to remember those that made it possible for you to have a trolly full & freedom on a fecking Saturday morning” :twisted:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby StokeySue » November 11th, 2017, 6:18 pm

When I was a kid the traffic used to halt for the silence, but the last time that happened was 9/11, so actually the 13 th September I thi k
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby WWordsworth » November 11th, 2017, 6:24 pm

I was at the gym and observed the silence with the TV.
I was disappointed the 2 lads on duty did not turn the music off.
Maybe they will do it tomorrow.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby suffolk » November 11th, 2017, 7:33 pm

It does seem that Remembrance Sunday has taken over from Armistice Day on the 11th of the 11th. :(
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby aero280 » November 11th, 2017, 7:39 pm

We weren’t the British Motor Museum at Gaydon. They had a two minute silence which was well observed in the museum area. Unfortunately the conference area and cafe were not covered by the PA system and they were unaware of what was happening in the rest of the building.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby earthmaiden » November 11th, 2017, 8:06 pm

suffolk wrote:It does seem that Remembrance Sunday has taken over from Armistice Day on the 11th of the 11th. :(

Although we all knew that Armstice Day was the 11th, as a child and younger adult I don't remember people pausing at 11am on the 11th, only on Remembrance Sunday when everyone observed the two minutes silence and there were parades and things. It was later, possibly as Sue says, after 9/11 that the 11th seemed to be observed in all public places as well.

Chinchilla_lady wrote:Crumbs, Christmas Menu's already :shock: We havent had fireworks yet :lol: :lol:

:? Everyone else has (in fact some people in this neighbourhood seem to be having a second helping tonight!).

So sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with gout Mary. I have never had it but understand it is extremely uncomfortable. People I have known with it have controlled it quite well with diet - and it has told them straight away when they strayed!

Another very long and busy day at work .. one more to go! 'night all :hug: :hug:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby mogatogs » November 11th, 2017, 8:18 pm

Evening, Mary sorry to hear about gout, my beloved gets it intermittently and GP says it is not due to fine dining, but, too much healthy living!!!! If it happens more than four times in a short period of time there are meds, OH has been avoiding them like the plague - claims he takes enough :rolleyes:

Been quite busy last couple of weeks since our last minute jaunt to the Algarve, today I have finally (late) made our Christmas cake and mincemeat, we left the sprouts on a low simmer, hope they will be ready :lol:

Hope you are all well, don't post much but do keep up with your antics, Zosh we too are decapitating leylandii :terrified:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby WWordsworth » November 11th, 2017, 8:18 pm

J suffers from gout in the asparagus season.
He doesn't drink port. :lol:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby Pepper Pig » November 11th, 2017, 8:23 pm

OH has been on daily medication for gout for years. He drinks one glass of wine per day and has never been a heavy drinker. He’s also been in poor health for years but gout was the one thing he really complained about. The pain was unbearable. The medicine he takes is called Allopurinol. Works a treat.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby StokeySue » November 11th, 2017, 8:25 pm

Sorry to hear about the gout Mary

Ive known a few people who worked on gout research, port is a trigger but so are many other sources of methylxanthines
Just follow medical advice, and above all keep well hydrated
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby Zosherooney » November 11th, 2017, 10:34 pm

I was diagnosed many years ago, the prescribed meds worked for a while but also ended up on allopurinol for the rest of my life. I now take one about every other day, hate taking tablets. The pain is excruciating but mine is now under control. Fresh cherries are meant to be good for gout. Can't remember the last time I drank port ?

Hey Mogs, we will have to start a business together !! 'Leylandii Loppers R us' !!!!! :D :D Thankfully we have enough space to distribute the loppings and we have some to burn in a few months. What are you doing with your loppings ??

EM, we have had more fireworks here in the village, they sent Scrumpy bananas........ He was on the bed with me, no TV to cover the noise and he could see them out of the window...... Not a happy cat :(
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 12th, 2017, 6:34 am

Morning all!
I just woke up to the sound of others stirring in the house. Dad and his Brother are up and I know the plan was to leave as soon as it gets light so I had better follow suit.
Last night was an absolute hoot. My family on my Dad's side are completely barmy, in a nice way, and all we did was laugh! I was sorry to find out upon returning back for the evening that the cats are shut in the conservatory overnight, so no bed time snuggles! We decided to watch a film being show on Sky before turning in - The Shack. Both Dad and his Brother had read the book so knew what was going to happen, and I noticed were finding it difficult to stop giving us a running commentary, but in some parts this came in pretty handy as it was a quite confusing film in parts. Aunt has work this morning so nodded off in her chair quickly, followed by the other two, so towards the end I was the only one still awake. A fabulous film, please watch it! It is over the two hour mark but, unlike most films I watch, it gripped me to the point I found myself holding my breath a few times.
So I am off and getting ready for the drive home. First Uncle is going to give me various preserves that he has made using produce from his allotment. I know beetroot feature, other than that, surprise!
All in all a lovely weekend! :tu:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby cyprusmoira » November 12th, 2017, 7:11 am

Good Morning Wild Ones, last nights Beef Redang was a disaster, the sauce was great but the beef was tough despite being simmered for over three hours and cut into small pieces. I removed the beef and substituted a can of chickpeas, it worked well.

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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby mogatogs » November 12th, 2017, 7:26 am

Morning,

Weather forecast said 'bright day plenty of sunshine but cold' great we thought quick trip to recycling with leylandii toppings finish tidying garden then perhaps a nice walk to the Cenotaph and service, then go for lunch out :tu: what have we got pouring rain :evil:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby cyprusmoira » November 12th, 2017, 7:50 am

Pine tree spraying here today. The Residents Association and Village Office spray the pine trees against the Processionary Pine Moth Caterpillar which if left untreated will destroy pine trees. The moth, an introduced species is eating way around the Mediterranean. They have been spraying here for about ten years so we are surrounded by good healthy trees. But you do have to keep the animals inside and remember to get the cleaning clothes off the washing line.

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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby Badger's mate » November 12th, 2017, 8:58 am

the beef was tough despite being simmered for over three hours and cut into small pieces


It's odd how this happens. I once had a piece of venison (clearly some old deer) that resisted pressure cooking followed by slow cooking, cutting into pieces and pressure cooking again. Eventually it had softened to the point of chewy but had got no flavour and an unpleasant dryness.

Luckily the venison we get in Herts has never been like that.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby Zosherooney » November 12th, 2017, 9:47 am

I was reading an old thread about game and Ian was saying that muntjac was a tasty meat, we have them wandering though the garden almost daily :chops: :chef: :chops: :chef:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby Badger's mate » November 12th, 2017, 9:54 am

I took delivery of a muntjac many years ago. It had been cleaned out and the head removed, but still had the skin on. When presented to me at my front door, it looked for all the world like a dead dog. I imagine the neighbours were even more nervous than usual :shock:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby cyprusmoira » November 12th, 2017, 10:17 am

The olive picking season has started in earnest now, I had to divert up a track as the collecting nets were all over the pavement and part of the road.

Meanwhile a so called Knit and Natter group has started up in Pissouri on a Wednesday afternoon. It has been pointed out by the husband of one of our members that there is already an existing group meeting on Wednesday afternoons that includes knitting and crochet, although I have to admit that we do not natter that much. Rival groups :!: , will it be crochet hooks at dawn :o

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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby PatsyMFagan » November 12th, 2017, 10:37 am

Or Knit, Stitch and Bitch ;)
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby Ratatouille » November 12th, 2017, 10:43 am

mogatogs wrote:Morning,

Weather forecast said 'bright day plenty of sunshine but cold' great we thought quick trip to recycling with leylandii toppings finish tidying garden then perhaps a nice walk to the Cenotaph and service, then go for lunch out :tu: what have we got pouring rain :evil:


Sounds as accurate as those we get. they promised thick cloud and rain and it is warm. dry and sunny

Good morning everyone anyway :wave:

I have just put the television on to watch the ceremony. The 11 th has always been observed in France on the day with a ceremony in each village, as I mentioned yesterday. Today GD will be representing her school at the service in their nearest town meanwhile her Dad will be in York with his men and women.

Moira we have those beastly moths and caterpillars here too and it is obligatory to report any infestation.

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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby liketocook » November 12th, 2017, 11:39 am

Good morning everyone,
Mary poor you with the gout :hug: - My brother who is teetotal was diagnosed with gout in his early 20s, even with tablets it flares up periodically and he has ended up on fairly heavy duty painkillers at points.
That's me back to being on my own as my son is just away. It was lovely having him home for a few days. The Tesco meal deal we had on Friday was lovely - kiev style chicken breasts with a lemon & thyme butter, dauphinoise potatoes and profiteroles. I roasted some broccoli and carrots to have with it. The wine is stashed for Christmas.
I had a great night last night celebrating my nephew's birthday, I ate and drank too much but it was great to have houseful. There is a fair bit of leftovers but my sister will (hopefully) take most of them. My friend made a superb chocolate birthday cake, very moist and rich so I only managed a wee bit.

Today I'm for lorne, tattie scone and mushrooms for brunch. Tonight I think I'll roast a chicken leg with lots of herbs and garlic, with spuds, broccoli and carrots so an easy one tray meal. I need to have a think about meals for the week as I only planned up to last Wednesday so will do a fridge rake and see what needs using and what will be fine for a bit.

Tonight it is due to drop to below freezing , so when I change my bed later I think the flannelette duvet will be going on so I'll be nice and toasty. :)

Any way off to empty the dishwasher and starting bleaching my tablecloths!!! At least they are white so can be bleached otherwise I find curry stains a beggar to get out.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby Seatallan » November 12th, 2017, 12:30 pm

Badger's mate wrote: When presented to me at my front door, it looked for all the world like a dead dog. I imagine the neighbours were even more nervous than usual
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Mary, my sympathy re the gout. Don't suffer myself but a friend of mine does and I know how painful it can be. She finds certain foods trigger it (including salmon, much to her chagrin). Hope you're better soon. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby suffolk » November 12th, 2017, 1:32 pm

Good afternoon all ... :mug: :mug: :mug: :shock: :twisted: Late on parade today .... It's been an interesting morning..............

The phone rang at 4am ... we shot out of bed as we knew DS was working overnight at a theatre on Merseyside and thought it might have been him having an emergency ...... however it was the alarm system for the Farm Shop reporting that the alarm had been triggered. It should have gone to the owner but apparently her phone was switched off as they'd been at a party.

We pulled some clothes on and drove up there ... we've done this several times in the past ... the gates to the car park are locked at night so OH made me sit in the car while he went to check ...as he's on his own he doesn't go down the narrow side alley to the office at the back ... just listens and checks the main doors etc all seemed in order and there have been false alarms before .... .
OH rang the shop number at 10 to check that all was ok and found that the office had been broken into and the safe stolen. Fortunately the owners had unusually taken the day's takings home with them ... it was several thousand pounds because it'd been the annual pre-Christmas food fair and turkey tasting.

We've been up to the shop to make sure the Sunday staff are ok ...they're managing as best they can without a float ... OH has spoken with the CSI officer about our visit at 4.15ish and will probably have to give a formal statement later. The police have gone to visit the owners at home ...
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby Ratatouille » November 12th, 2017, 3:37 pm

Hi. Just back from a longish and rather emmotional lunch but first want to say Suffs I think you are right in believing the owners of the shop are out of their depth but it would have been been polite of them to tell you that they were unavailable last night.

Our lunch was emmotional because our Danish friend may, but doesn't know yet, if she will have to undergo major surgery before Christmas. We, being us and our Swiss friends are trying to support them . We now know that all three couples will be without family over Christmas/ New Year so are trying to plan a sharing time together while trying to keep her grounded and her lovely husband calm. Hard to know what is for the best really. She insists that it has to be a trad Danish Christmas Eve, come what may. iam more than happy to do whatever is needed, but I can't do that. So we have booked all 6 for Christmas Day into a local restaurant . Ginette (our Swiss friend will do a fondue for 24th and I will do New years Day or possibly Christmas day if necessary. Whatever it will not be sprouts and turkey though a pudding has to be there somewhere.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby suffolk » November 12th, 2017, 3:55 pm

Rats :hug: how lucky they are to have such wonderfully caring friends. "More power to your elbow", as my Pa would have said.

As for the shop owners ... let it be noted that I'm not best pleased :evil:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby Zosherooney » November 12th, 2017, 4:45 pm

Suff, I think the owners are very lucky to have you around......a call would have helped.....

Well I watched War Horse for the 2nd time and still bawled my eyes out......sniff....

Better go and tuck my ckx. in for the night.

Quacks tomorrow first thing..... More blood tests....... :? :?

This is a bit scary https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... is-dangers :scared:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby Seatallan » November 12th, 2017, 5:51 pm

Oh flipping heck Suffs.... what a to-do. I was the main contact for the alarm at work for years and the damn thing would trigger at the drop of a leaf. They were always false alarms thankfully but I had to at least try to show willing every time it happened. Nearly drove Mr S bonkers.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby StokeySue » November 12th, 2017, 8:28 pm

That's rotten Suffolk
Puzzled that CSI had to interview the owner at home, did she not want to come and see the problem / boost morale?

Came home from a nice walk to find my bin men had excelled themselves, 3 packs of recycling sacks on my door step, bearing in mind the step is a fair way from the gate and up a flight of stairs either they've walked them up the stairs or talked one of the lads in the yard into doing it. :tu:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 12th, 2017, 8:29 pm

Crikey, loads going on for you lot today! :hug: I am settled with David Attenborough for the next hour until eye closure, or a film or one of the many novels I was given by my Uncle this weekend, mainly Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Sebastian Faulks and also a book on psychology. Not really bedtime reading but I'll give one of them a go!
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby StokeySue » November 12th, 2017, 8:57 pm

Is it just me that finds the music on Blue Planet excessive? I find it rather wearing
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby liketocook » November 12th, 2017, 9:24 pm

I've just glanced out the back door and already there is a thick frost. It looks pretty but it's blinking cold. I'm so glad I put the flannelette duvet cover on my bed :) , the last few Novembers have been so mild that I tend to forget it is actually winter round here. Thank goodness I've finished putting my garden "to bed" and all the tender plants are under cover. Rain forecast for later tomorrow but temperatures not expected to go much above 8C. I think soup will be made ;)
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Re: Chatterbox LXXIX Piran

Postby earthmaiden » November 12th, 2017, 9:30 pm

A quick :wave: before bed. Quieter day at work today and various people are leaving the Company or changing departments or shifts so we celebrated with Costco pizza and tubs of Quality Street and things like that which were rather moreish :oops: . I will have to be very good indeed for the rest of the week.

Glad that you and OH are safe Suffs .. must have been a bit of a fright when you learned it was a genuine alarm.

Rats :hug:. I hope that it is a very special Christmas for all.

I hadn't realised that Blue Planet was on tonight, someone told me it was the last one last week. Something to look forward to tomorrow. I know what you mean about the music Sue, but it doesn't bother me that much.

I'm off to bed for a lovely sleep with no alarm halfway through the night .. :luv: 'night all. :hug: :hug:

Edited to say brrrrr LTC! That does sound cold! It's relatively warm here as it is damp.
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