Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

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

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Postby earthmaiden » January 8th, 2019, 11:22 am

Morning all! I like maps too. I can read them both ways up but have a mental block with left and right and have to spend a few moments working it out every time - so instructions are sometimes slightly delayed - remedied by arm waving in the right direction instead :lol:. A friend goes orienteering with U3A and says it's great fun.

A gorgeous day here, I've had a late start as I am still trying to regain some normality and catch up on sleep after a busy couple of months. I've got some leaflets to deliver so that'll be a walk and am meeting GD from nursery later so that'll be more running about. My cold and eye are recovering well but a tooth has come out in sympathy. I reached for the Cordysyl mouthwash in the bathroom cabinet and discovered it should have been used by 2014. Time does fly. I only use it when there is something wrong as it tastes vile and has to be used at leadt 15 minutes after teeth brushing which I find very inconvenient.

Tezza ... :hug:. Some people down the road played something ridiculously loudly for a while last night and I thought of you.
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Postby TeresaFoodie » January 8th, 2019, 12:21 pm

Afternoon all,

Another map lover here! Also I hate Sat Navs. I am much better finding my way before I set out on a journey from a map and do have quite a few at home. Did someone mention enjoying the challenge of getting lost and finding myself again? :geek: :tu:

The noise at home continued until just before midnight. I didn't think there was anything else he could do worse than what has already occurred until last night. He seems to have started to route his telephone conversations through some loud speaker/amplifier so I am getting full force of whoever he is speaking to blasting up into my flat. Aaaaaaaaaanyway, community police called me this morning and will be popping round to see me one evening this week, and the female officer assigned this situation will visit me also one evening next week. I will be asking for a fire proof letterbox.

It feels positively spring like here today! Isn't it interesting how we all feel the heat or cold to different extremes. I know it was freezing cold this morning leaving for work but it was refreshing and I am noticing how much lighter it is now in the mornings to when I first started getting the bus back in November. A colleague now picks me up instead of getting the bus and I will contribute towards her petrol. We both love a bit of fresh air so have sneaked our window open unbeknown to the skinny minnies sitting up the other end of the office shivering with the hot air heating on full blast. Temperature wars! :lol:

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Postby Ratatouille » January 8th, 2019, 1:11 pm

Some progress there then Tezza. :hi5:

I absolutely love maps. So much so I have a large collection of framed antique maps in the library. Several very old indeed. Strangely enough if anyone new sees them they assume they are Mr R's. I think only one is.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby aero280 » January 8th, 2019, 1:31 pm

I'm happy reading a map, but left & right are somewhat more difficult! :oops: Even more difficult abroad when I can call a right turn, just because it's across the oncoming traffic!! :o
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby StokeySue » January 8th, 2019, 2:55 pm

I have got somewhere a couple of the old ordnance survey maps reprinted with the street directory on the back

These show that this building was constructed between 1858, when there was a field here and 1863 when the footprint of the building, then a greengrocer’s store, is clear
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Postby scullion » January 8th, 2019, 5:10 pm

suffolk wrote:Better spatial awareness!? Let them tell that to Olga Korbut! It’s all about proprioception and is developed and maintained by physical activity.

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Postby StokeySue » January 8th, 2019, 5:36 pm

There's a difference between spatial awareness of the environment (such as predicting a trajectory or how a 3D structure relates to flat plans) and proprioception - awareness of your own body in space I believe?

Both my father, and a male friend have an odd gap in spatial awareness in that if laying a table for four people they can't stand, as I would, at one corner, and lay all four places accurately , they have to stand behind each place in turn to get the layout right, so can't go from 3D to planar in this instance, or correctly from left to right

To be good at X-ray crystallography you have to be on top of both the maths and a sort of intuitive awareness of how it all hangs together in space - interesting the only two X ray crystallographers most people (including scientists) can name are women - Rosalind Franklin and Dorothy Hodgkin. I'd be abysmal :lol:
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Postby Sloe-Gin » January 8th, 2019, 6:38 pm

I have a Jonathan Blaeu map and a William Hole map going to auction soon. Son desn't appreiate them and they might end up on the tip!
Also some Clarice Cliff, which he thinks is vile.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby TeresaFoodie » January 8th, 2019, 7:41 pm

I really like the idea of having maps up on the wall, in fact I have longed for a map of the world since I was a kid, and seeing as how much I have a real soft spot for this town, have an idea that having a couple of local maps as you come into my hallway on the walls would be nice. So I have started small by buying seven very old postcards of the area from an E-bay seller. One of Dunstable, three from Bedford and Elstow where I used to work and live near. They will going up in clip frames at some point. Two have previously been sent by one person to another. The most interesting thing about the ones with messages on is that they really capture how people lived their lives decades ago. No landline phones for all, let alone mobiles. One was written and posted in 1923 to the effect of 'Wish you were here, I have never seen a town quite like Bedford, if only you were here to see it too, I should be with by Sunday week afternoon' with a sunny scene of the River Ouse on the front. No names. Friends? Lovers? Who knows.

No noise here so far this evening.....not holding my breath.....
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby liketocook » January 8th, 2019, 7:48 pm

Good evening everyone,
I didn't get as far as posting yesterday as was up to my eyes in cupboard decluttering!
I did much prefer a map to a sat nav though they are less handy if you are on your own or have a duff map reader beside you!!
Yesterday was stormy & wet but today lovely, bright and clear so made the most of the better weather and had a good potter in the garden. There are lots of bulb shoots but no blooms yet. Cold tonight though - due to go well into the minuses.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby Busybee » January 8th, 2019, 7:59 pm

You can actually get OS map wallpaper, again designed for whatever area you want. A friend wanted to get some but it was ruinously expensive. We then thought about buying the maps and doing a cut and paste over the wall but then decided that we probably weren’t crafty enough to make it look professional.

I did buy my Dad a OS map jigsaw with his house in the centre. As they live in a rural area we all had fun finding all the outlying farms and completing it.

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Postby TeresaFoodie » January 8th, 2019, 9:51 pm

I can imagine the OS wallpapers to be expensive! Lovely if you can afford it though. :luv:

Martin Clunes is absolutely faultless is Manhunt tonight again. Anyone else watching? Utterly brilliant. :kneel:

I had some low life scumbag female banging on my door about half an hour ago. Banging on wood with knuckles then knocking on my knocker. Just about the same time downstairs intercoms were buzzed and rave music started and people started turning up. I've phoned 101. They have advised I keep my front door locked. Good job I have a strong front door. Happy days.

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Postby Zosherooney » January 8th, 2019, 10:02 pm

Hurrah! Bedding is dry and back on the bed, can't wait to slide under the duvet!

Lunch tomorrow is the Wed. carvery so I shall skip brekkie and probably not a lot for supper.

Builders not back until next Monday when the roof trusses will be put into place by the chippies.

Night all....
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Postby WWordsworth » January 8th, 2019, 10:29 pm

I have been to the 30th anniversary commemoration of the Kegworth air crash today.
I was sort of involved in it at the time.
The service was well attended with appropriate words spoken.
I had to watch East Midlands Today in case they showed footage of me berating a cameraman for walking on the plants beside the memorial in Kegworth cemetery.
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Postby StokeySue » January 8th, 2019, 11:35 pm

Gosh, I’d almost forgotten Kegworth.
I know the area a little, I used to visit Wysall
I hope the planting survived
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Postby scullion » January 9th, 2019, 1:02 am

StokeySue wrote:There's a difference between spatial awareness of the environment (such as predicting a trajectory or how a 3D structure relates to flat plans) and proprioception - awareness of your own body in space I believe?

correct, proprioceptors in the muscles and joints tell the brain where those body parts are and whether they're in use. spacial awareness has to do more with being able to visualise and rotate etc. objects in the brain in 3D from 2D, as sue says.
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Postby cyprusmoira » January 9th, 2019, 6:15 am

Good Morning Wild Ones, sunny here but for how long? The forecast keeps promising normal temperatures, originally it was Monday, now it is Friday :rolleyes:

Sloe-Gin wrote:Clarice Cliff, which he thinks is vile.
I agree.

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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby suffolk » January 9th, 2019, 7:42 am

scullion wrote:correct, proprioceptors in the muscles and joints tell the brain where those body parts are and whether they're in use. spacial awareness has to do more with being able to visualise and rotate etc. objects in the brain in 3D from 2D, as sue says.


My understanding was that the brain needs the first in order to properly develop the second ... imagine how the body twists through three dimensions whilst in the air in some gymnastic moves ... in order for the brain have the spatial awareness to conceive and plan and then order those movements it needs well developed proprioception ... spatial awareness develops in the brain from the processing of proprioception .... this also affects the way our brains interpret visual information and process it to give us what we call 3D vision. I attended a seminar on the subject some years ago (by a specialist working on sensor processing in brain damaged children) but my understanding/memory may be flawed. :)

Edited to say I meant sensory processing ... not ‘sensor’. Duh!

:oops: Good morning all :D

I shall give tennis a try today. ... it’s a while since I’ve been what with stubbed toes then Christmas ... we shall see how it goes ...
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Postby icelesley » January 9th, 2019, 7:49 am

Good morning wild ones. We have a hard frost this morning, the car looks like it's a white solid block :o I have lost my voice now. The aches and pains have gone but now it's my throat and glands that feel like they have swollen up, I can hardly swallow. But I am sure there are people worse off than me. 8-)
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Postby suffolk » January 9th, 2019, 8:01 am

Oh bless you Ice ... will this help :plink: ?
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Postby StokeySue » January 9th, 2019, 8:21 am

Good morning
Icey, if it’s any comfort the acute sore throat and the swollen glands were the last thing the lurgy did to me so with luck you will be better off tomorrow

Cold and bright here, need to get on as have an appointment and intend to take the train and walk across London Fields to get there, should be nice this morning.

Have a good day everyone
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Postby earthmaiden » January 9th, 2019, 9:00 am

Morning all! I understand now why I didn't become a gymnast ;) .

Sorry to hear the lurgy went on through your birthday icey. DS has had something like Sue where the throat has been the last thing after a month of lurgy so hopefully you're on the mend!

Looks another nice day out there. I have a hair appointment this morning then an afternoon of catching up with things. When I went to bed last night I didn't put my mug of water onto the bedside table properly and it tipped itself all over the bed, pillow and electric blanket which was switched on :?. Needless to say, I wasn't best pleased and will have to have a drying session today. I was impressed with my mattress protector though, I don't think it has a plastic layer but it stopped any water getting to the mattress.

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Postby Ratatouille » January 9th, 2019, 10:01 am

Morning everyone :wave:

-7C this morning but sparkling sunshine and lovely dry air which makes it perfectly comfortable and pleasant if well wrapped up. I bought Mr R what is currently called a shacket , in my eyes, an overshirt, which he is wearing over a teeshirt and a long sleeved polo and he says it is perfect for working outside on days like this . Working he is too with the hens and now stacking the last wood delivery (we hope) of the winter.

I remember Kegworth very well. You may recall I mentioned my daughter was flying home from France onthe day Lockerbie happened? She was flying back on the day of the kegworth crash. She was also on a ferry the night of the Zeebrugge disaster :terrified: :terrified:

Hope lurgies are receeding this morning. Seasonal lurgies are so wearing aren't they? Margrethe is finding hers very hard to shake off because her immune system is still compromised by the chemo so I have been sending her and Kai food.

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Postby cyprusmoira » January 9th, 2019, 10:03 am

I was checking the list of road closures, the road from Kivides to Omohdos is open the four wheel drive vehicles only, Kivides is the next village up from us but there are some steep hills on that road. Also The road from Parastio to Pachna is closed, this means that a couple of our group members will not be in Pissouri this afternoon.
Lovely long distance shots of snow covered mountains on local social media.

Mixed Veg Soup for lunch again, Deb is making a beef casserole for supper.

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Postby suffolk » January 9th, 2019, 10:34 am

Yay!!! I can see snowdrops from the kitchen window .... spring is on its way :bounce: :bounce: :D :bounce:
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Postby liketocook » January 9th, 2019, 11:17 am

suffolk wrote:
scullion wrote:correct, proprioceptors in the muscles and joints tell the brain where those body parts are and whether they're in use. spacial awareness has to do more with being able to visualise and rotate etc. objects in the brain in 3D from 2D, as sue says.


My understanding was that the brain needs the first in order to properly develop the second ... imagine how the body twists through three dimensions whilst in the air in some gymnastic moves ... in order for the brain have the spatial awareness to conceive and plan and then order those movements it needs well developed proprioception ... spatial awareness develops in the brain from the processing of proprioception .... this also affects the way our brains interpret visual information and process it to give us what we call 3D vision. I attended a seminar on the subject some years ago (by a specialist working on sensor processing in brain damaged children) but my understanding/memory may be flawed. :)

:oops: Good morning all :D

I shall give tennis a try today. ... it’s a while since I’ve been what with stubbed toes then Christmas ... we shall see how it goes ...

Thanks for this suffs, it pretty much sums up what I was told. As my vestibular system is damaged my brain doesn't know where my "bits" are which amongst other things affects my spacial awareness and manual dexiterity. I was never built to be a gymnast but it's definitely off the cards these days- staying upright is enough of a challenge :lol: :lol:

Good morning everyone,
Another lovely clear, sunny day though very frosty first thing. I bit te bullet earlier and emptied and washed out my pot & pan cupboards. They had become very jumbled over Christmas. Must be the time of year as I'm a real tidy/de-clutter mood at the moment, I'm sure it won't last :lol: :lol:
I've still got a low grade cold which is annoying but thankfully hasn't gone into the full blown lurgy, unlike my poor Dad who is feeling horrible with his. I'm hoping a walk later will clear my head a bit.
I need to have a think later about catering for friend's coming over on Friday for a drink and supper. I've lots of cheese & crackers leftover from Christmas but will make some pate and dips to go with it and maybe a tortilla as I've lots of eggs. Just need to check I have all the bits I need.
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Postby aero280 » January 9th, 2019, 12:45 pm

I remember the Kegworth crash. I had to drive up to Derby that day for a training course. The diversion was very slow. Most of us were late arriving and we wondered if they would open the motorway in time for us to travel home!
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Postby Busybee » January 9th, 2019, 1:39 pm

I also remember Kegworth, at the time I worked for Nat West Bank - our main data processing centre was at Kegworth.

It also changed cockpit resource management (for the better), I was also married to an airline pilot.

No snowdrops here, but it is beginning to get lighter on a morning and sunset is now 4pm. Yay! I hate dark nights.

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Postby Zosherooney » January 9th, 2019, 2:45 pm

Sunny and frosty here but there are flies all over the brick wall outside??? We have just returned from taking a box of light bulbs back to B&Q a quick flit to Lidls for milk and fizzy water then a superb roast at the pub on the canal.... Gammon, turkey and beef, all superb with yorky, stuffing, tons of veg and smashing roast 'snips' I even managed 2 bobbles of vanilla ice cream. We shall have a quick game of Tridominoes and a cup of rosie for me and a greek coffee for him, he is going to manage a slice of a very choclately cake that was reduced in Lidls, I am stuffed.... :sprout:
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Postby Meganthemog » January 9th, 2019, 3:42 pm

TeresaFoodie wrote:I really like the idea of having maps up on the wall, in fact I have longed for a map of the world since I was a kid, and seeing as how much I have a real soft spot for this town, have an idea that having a couple of local maps as you come into my hallway on the walls would be nice. So I have started small by buying seven very old postcards of the area from an E-bay seller. One of Dunstable, three from Bedford and Elstow where I used to work and live near. They will going up in clip frames at some point. Two have previously been sent by one person to another. The most interesting thing about the ones with messages on is that they really capture how people lived their lives decades ago. No landline phones for all, let alone mobiles. One was written and posted in 1923 to the effect of 'Wish you were here, I have never seen a town quite like Bedford, if only you were here to see it too, I should be with by Sunday week afternoon' with a sunny scene of the River Ouse on the front. No names. Friends? Lovers? Who knows.

No noise here so far this evening.....not holding my breath.....


Tezza when my MIL died I found boxes of old postcards - all used -which had come from both sides of the family. I sat down and read some of them one afternoon and was quite fascinated by the relationships and courtships that were documented. One in particular involved a young man writing to a great aunt in about 1914. Things were going really well until he sent a postcard that just said 'I am getting married tomorrow so this will be my last pc'. !!
Another from OH's Grandfather to Grandmother while they were courting said 'I will meet you outside the Palace (theatre) at 8 o'clock tonight' - can you imagine being able to rely on a postcard being delivered the same day!
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Postby suffolk » January 9th, 2019, 10:34 pm

Goodness me it’s been quiet here ... everyone else been dozing on the sofa too ? :oops: :lol:

Time for bed ... night night all ... sweet dreams ...
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Postby TeresaFoodie » January 9th, 2019, 11:52 pm

MTM - how lovely to find such historical treasures as that!

I think I will put a photo of my Dunstable postcard up on the local FB page for comments. Usually an interesting collection of comments follow things like that.

I've had peace and quiet here tonight which has been lovely and now wishing that I had a nose warmer, if such a thing exists. :lol: I have had the heating on but can't sleep with it on so it's chilling up in here. Feels as though my early morning ventures tomorrow may require a bobble hat to be dug out to accompany my gloves. Hello winter!

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Postby cyprusmoira » January 10th, 2019, 6:24 am

Good Morning Wild Ones, will it rain today?
I heard yesterday about a family who got caught in the pre Christmas Drone episode at Gatwick. In 2017 they sailed around northern Norway to see the Northern Lights, the Aurora did not display, they booked the same trip for Christmas 2018. Checked in at Gatwick for their flight, it was postponed because of the drones, rebooked their flight for the next morning, went home, they returned the next day, no flights. They were determined to get to Norway, got a car to Southampton, flew to Schiphol, then on to Oslo for another flight to Bergan to join the ship. They joined the ship in time, the never did see the Northern Lights :o

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Postby suffolk » January 10th, 2019, 7:15 am

Good morning all :D :mug:
Hope you had a snug and peaceful night Tezza, and that the neighbour now understands that he really does have to behave.
The weather on the radio said that we now have a warm spell ... all I can say is, Not here we don’t! :? Brrr!
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Postby icelesley » January 10th, 2019, 8:19 am

Good morning wild ones. I am feeling a bit better today apart from a hacking cough and headache. But, we ladies have to go on, I need to do some shopping, fruit and veg need replenishing again. Its a tad warmer today, no frost. :D
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Postby earthmaiden » January 10th, 2019, 8:20 am

Morning all! Seems very cold today but cars aren't iced up.

What determination Moira! Sad that they didn't see the lights though. DD went to Iceland and had hoped amongst other things to see them. Each night they were unlucky and on their last night her partner couldn't be bothered to go out on the trip again. She went and of course, that was the night so she saw them and he didn't, he was not happy!

Glad you got a quiet night Tezza, am I to understand they have had a visit already or is it just luck? 're the chill, I can highly recommend saving up for an electric blanket. It doesn't cover your nose but it is still lovely!

Out and about with a friend doing a recce for a trip this morning then odd jobs later. I am making good headway with the odd jobs, it is so nice to have time to think.
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Postby WWordsworth » January 10th, 2019, 8:31 am

Good morning.
That's my 3rd thing done now.
My car can no longer be repaired and has to be replaced.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby Zosherooney » January 10th, 2019, 9:03 am

Know that feeling WW only we decided to try and manage with 1 vehicle - so far it is fine.....

BBBbbbrrrrr ! heavy frost and now it is clouding over..... Dreamt about camels, scaffolding and difficulty in getting a flight to New York.......

We are off to collect a solid wood table that should do for my new potting bench - only a tenner on eBay it is close to an Aldi and I need some of their cheap veg to stock up on. Leeks were too expensive in Lidl yesterday so hopefully Aldi will be cheaper.

Have a good day everyone..
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 10th, 2019, 11:58 am

Zosherooney wrote: Leeks were too expensive in Lidl yesterday so hopefully Aldi will be cheaper.


Why would they be cheaper in Aldi ? I would think that they price match each other and perhaps leeks are expensive wherever you buy them from ???
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby StokeySue » January 10th, 2019, 12:05 pm

Leeks are quite expensive this year but on the plus side the extended growing season seems to have given them a greater proportion of white, so they go a long way
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby scullion » January 10th, 2019, 12:06 pm

i find that aldi is slightly more expensive than lidl.
leeks are 50p each (very large) from the farm gate, at the moment.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby TeresaFoodie » January 10th, 2019, 12:49 pm

Afternoon all,

It was pretty damn nippy here this morning when I left at 8am. My collection point for my car sharer is on a very wide road with no protection from the elements, so I am now making sure that all extremities are covered! I will have to attach the inner fleece liner to my jacket when I get home tonight. Now I have had a bit of a sort out in my bedroom I have a rough idea of where it is!

earthmaiden wrote:Glad you got a quiet night Tezza, am I to understand they have had a visit already or is it just luck? 're the chill, I can highly recommend saving up for an electric blanket. It doesn't cover your nose but it is still lovely!


Re noise - I was wondering the same! The council do move quick if they feel like it. They never actually update me though. :rolleyes: I was still woken in the small hours by a very loud telephone conversation. He was in his living room which is underneath my living room but it was still clear as a bell in my bedroom. At least it wasn't through an amp this time.

I will consider an electric blanket! :tu: Shame they don't do miniature ones! :lol:

Just munching lunch and having a break away from a very busy day again. I am being passed more responsibilities where I need to be absolutely spot on with my wording in case incidents ever end up in court. I can't believe I have been here eight weeks tomorrow. :shock:

Have a good afternoon folks!
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby Ratatouille » January 10th, 2019, 1:23 pm

Afternoon everyone :wave:

Our lovely Sonia came to "do" this morning. She has had a very busy but fun holiday and is coping really well with her treatment. In addition to the hospital she is visiting, as so many French people do, a gerisseur (healer). Most communes have one and most doctors agree that they do do good - even if it is entirely placebo.

They may be, but Mr R can vouch for our village healer who, despite Mr R's profound scepticism, caused his severe eczema to clear up completely and never return, after GPs and dermatologists had failed miserably.

This morning the supermarket started the sales and was demolishing the festive decor at the same time. Hence chaos and empty shelves. However leeks were €2.30 for a 2 kg bundle. They also had Hendricks gin :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Much warmer today - just under freezing and was 11C by noon.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby WWordsworth » January 10th, 2019, 1:39 pm

My current favourite gin is Rambla 41 which I buy from Naked Wines.
Very fond of Hendricks as well though.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby aero280 » January 10th, 2019, 1:43 pm

It's always frostier than anywhere else down here in foggy bottom. Hopefully the protection over the concrete and blockwork will be enough to protect the mortar overnight. :o
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby liketocook » January 10th, 2019, 1:48 pm

Good afternoon everyone,
I am partial to a Hendricks and it's made just down the A77 from me :D
Grey and drizzling here, not that I've been out as spent ages wrestling with Henry (hoover) ;) , if it dries up I'll head for a trundle round the block later.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby cyprusmoira » January 10th, 2019, 3:11 pm

Agrelia ( wild Asparagus) has appeared in the shops, I do not buy it as I find it stringy and coarse but it does mean that this years asparagus will soon appear.
Raining again but I managed to get some washing and ironing done before it started. I am debating about one of the heated airers, as sold by Lakeland but I think that I would not use it enough to warrant the purchase plus it would have to be stored somewhere. The present airing rack lives outside.

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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby Zosherooney » January 10th, 2019, 4:17 pm

Sometimes Lidl is cheaper sometimes Aldi..... I picked a pineapple up in A today for 69p also a mango for the same price. L. had caulis for 49p yesterday so I alternate between the two....

We collected our table at the same time as going to A. and then stopped in Devizes for loose Earl Grey for his tea ball and a quick flit around the market, but did not get anything. We were going to stop for a coffee and cake on the way home but it was heaving and we had stuff to do @ home before we go out to the Panto this evening......

So now showered and lunched and resting my ankles and maybe eyelids so I can stay awake tonight. Looks like I am driving, he had wine with his pork steak and veg stew.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby earthmaiden » January 10th, 2019, 4:59 pm

Lidl is definitely more expensive than Aldi for me - I am tempted by so many more treats that I spend more! :lol:

I was wrong about the cars not being iced over this morning. They didn't look as though they were - until settled in the car :rolleyes: . Had a great day out with friend exploring some weird hidden gems of lost wells and churches in the mud followed by a nice coffee. Friend had grandchildren before I did and her two are now at school so she has given me a lot of equipment and toys on long term loan as no further additions were planned. She'll have to have them back now - grandchild no 3 is on the way and a scan has shown up a little surprise. Twins!
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXIV ... Ulrika

Postby Amber » January 10th, 2019, 9:08 pm

I like Hendricks too, but always thought it was made in ‘Dutchland’ :shock: :D .

Bols is also a favourite. :D

Somebody mentioned gins of the Ridings recently....we must try those soon!
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