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Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

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

Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby StokeySue » March 22nd, 2020, 1:40 am

I have a drawer in the freezer which contains the bits and pieces including nuts and sesame seeds. Also some herbs and spices.

When I was a child we kept them in the larder but that was a a proper cool north facing larder, not a cupboard in a heated room
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby cyprusmoira » March 22nd, 2020, 7:32 am

Good Morning Wild Ones, no church services here.
We had terrible problems with the TV last night, we get our television via the internet which of course was very busy with all those extra people chatting to each other, etc. It returned to normal later
I am off down the hill to buy a Sunday paper, some of the papers are printed on island for onward distribution in the Middle East, the real problem is the distributor working,

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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby suffolk » March 22nd, 2020, 7:54 am

Good morning all :D :mug:
:wave: to all the fellow mums out there who won’t be getting visits ... that’s fine ... we’ve all got a peaceful day ahead ;) ... enjoy :lol: :cocktail: :cocktail:
and it is a beautiful bright and sunny morning 8-)

Dennispc ... yes I find pine nuts go rancid quite quickly too.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby icelesley » March 22nd, 2020, 8:25 am

Good Morning wild ones. The Sun is out and the beasts are pretending to be fast asleep because they know they are having a much needed bath today, not one of their favourite things to do :lol: :lol: I think they are hoping we have forgotten :lol: Happy mother's day everyone :tu:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby earthmaiden » March 22nd, 2020, 9:57 am

Morning all! :wave:. Another really lovely day to lift the spirits!
I have often toyed with the idea of getting a mini freezer for Christmas overflow etc. It could be used for seeds, nuts etc and free some cupboard space ... hmmm, I like that idea - I wonder where I could put it :idea:.

Happy Mothers Day to those celebrating! I was thinking this morning that I believe one is allowed to eat Simnel cake if one had any (or did the servant girls take them home on Mothering Sunday to be eaten at Easter? I'm never quite sure).

I'm gradually getting little jobs done with all this nice time at home. Today I am going to photograph all the family 'heirlooms' and 'stuff' and write down what they are and why I have kept them and put it with my will so that whoever has the pleasure of turning out all my junk one day will know why I kept some of it (in case we are not forced to have the big clear out sooner!). I have meant to do that for yonks because next generations forget half of what they've been told. It will be useful to have photos of a couple of things in case I am ever burgled too. Will also have a walk - may avoid the park today but it was so pretty, they have a whole grassed area devoted to spring flowers and it looked absolutely beautiful.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby miss mouse » March 22nd, 2020, 10:00 am

all nuts freeze well IME. Also they thaw quickly. No1 daughter arrives/visits/stays and leaves puddles of nuts when she goes, I freeze them and eat them every time I get something from the freezer, yum.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby cyprusmoira » March 22nd, 2020, 10:18 am

We have a plague of joggers :o , all the gyms are closed so some have chosen have come out into the country to run instead, it is upsetting the local dogs, all of which are very vocal.
I managed to get a Sunday paper but absolutely no listings magazines are available, presumably they come in on the flights that have been cancelled. The periptero where I buy the papers has squares marked out on the floor in front of the till to ensure social isolation. A visit to the beach involved negotiating around yet more joggers. There is a large field by the Beach Road, there were several couples having a picnic breakfast in the sun. They probably called in at the bakers for pastries, Greek coffee is easily brewed on a little camping stove.
A number of the local tavernas have big banners outside announcing that they do takeaway and giving their phone number. I was saying to Deb that Lenia, at our local taverna is missing an opportunity not offering the same service .

Deb has bought in a bunch of freesias, the smell lovely

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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

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Awwww!
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

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His own dog in fact.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby cyprusmoira » March 22nd, 2020, 3:08 pm

A large consignment of medical supplies has been received by air from China. One of the pallets had a banner with greetings printed on it, in Ancient Greek

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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby aero280 » March 22nd, 2020, 4:20 pm

The rest of the world hasn't twigged that the Greek language has developed in the last 2000 years or more!! Perhaps we should speak Anglo Saxon. Even Chaucer is pretty unintelligible...

Years ago I was chatting to a friend who worked in intelligence and dealt with some SOE stuff during the war. He said that he saw a signal from the Greek resistance which asked the allies to "please stop sending us agents who can only speak the language of the ancients!" I think SOE recruited army officers who had studied Classics at Oxbridge, and thought that would be a short cut to enable them to talk to the locals. :?
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby StokeySue » March 22nd, 2020, 5:35 pm

I suspect they knew that it was ancient Greek - but reckoned it would still be easier to follow that Mandarin!
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby StokeySue » March 22nd, 2020, 7:09 pm

I knew he still had the two, but I didn't recognise that as one of them

But I'd be hard put to recognise the Rev himself until he spoke, I get voices very easily (a plague when there's a voice-over I half recognise on an ad)
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby scullion » March 22nd, 2020, 7:44 pm

for those who are interested the 'not the bahrein gp' is being broadcast live on you tube. drivers include f1 drivers, gamers and celebrities etc.
oops, it's just finished - i got distracted before pressing submit - but you can watch it now, not live, i should think - f1 esport.
it's very realistic.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby aero280 » March 22nd, 2020, 7:47 pm

OH has just had an online visit from son and family, for Mothering Sunday. :)

Expecting other son to call later, and do the same. Maybe all the saving in fuel will help the global warming? Venice canals are clean. China has no smog. What next?
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby Pepper Pig » March 22nd, 2020, 8:01 pm

We’re discovering all the online social platforms. Houseparty is good for the FB peeps, otherwise Zoom, Google Duo look promising.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby suffolk » March 22nd, 2020, 8:10 pm

DS FaceTimed me ... I suspect being drowsy on the sofa after a roast dinner and a couple of vinos wasn’t a good look :lol:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby earthmaiden » March 22nd, 2020, 8:16 pm

I'm finding all this socialising a bit much. I have been on text and phone almost constantly since 4pm. I am grateful that people want to talk to me - but they were not all people I wanted to talk to much!
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby scullion » March 22nd, 2020, 8:24 pm

we had an hour's Skype with daughter and son in law (we regularly have phone calls for that long) - and a text from our son (but he has offered for us to put stuff on the home delivery slot he has for next weekend and is checking we have what we need).
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby smitch » March 22nd, 2020, 9:57 pm

I’ve just signed up to house party. We’ve been using zoom for work meetings, am loving seeing my colleagues’ pets and home decor :lol:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby icelesley » March 23rd, 2020, 7:58 am

Good Morning wild ones. We had frost this morning :o it was lovely yesterday and we now have two nice smelling beasts, that is until they go out this morning and come back smelling as bad as ever :lol: :lol:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby suffolk » March 23rd, 2020, 9:20 am

Good morning all :D :mug: :mug: :mug:

We also a light frost this morning; now it's wall to wall blue sky and sunshine 8-)

I'm a bit late on parade this morning as the Fencing chap (and two assistants) arrived ahead of schedule at 7.50am and are busy replacing the panels and trellis destroyed in the December storm. OH is doing the liaison ... it was encouraging that they all knew about creating a little 'gateway' tunnel at the base of the fence for the hedgehogs ... apparently they're quite used to doing it :tu:

I've got today's bread proving on the sunny windowsill and now I'll have another :mug:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby earthmaiden » March 23rd, 2020, 11:28 am

Morning all! :wave:. Another lovely day! The forecast shows lovely sun for the whole week!

I noticed on another thread that BB had cleaned out her kitchen cupboards yesterday. I did mine too after finding rather ancient ground almonds lurking :oops:. There were a few other out of date things but nothing that can't be used. I have an unopened packet of orzo which I don't think I've ever used before but will be useful instead of precious bread, flour and potatoes. I also found three nearly full tubs of Green & Blacks cocoa powder. I must get inventive with chocolate recipes which don't need much flour, eggs or milk!

Talking of signing up for video chat for work or socialising. I have read several accounts from people who forgot they would need to attend to their appearance and dress and appeared on work videos looking as though they'd just got out of bed and scantily clad :lol:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby cyprusmoira » March 23rd, 2020, 11:29 am

I am expecting a package from Hotel Chocolat, it has been stuck in Leipzig since Friday, its ETA is this afternoon, somehow I doubt thatt as it has to come via Athens. Luckily it is not urgent as it is Easter Eggs.

I regularly see an older Cypriot lady walk past with her little brown and white dog, she has worn a cape most of this winter. I have just realised that it is a traditional felt shepherds/goatherds cape, a real collectors item, not that she would give it up as it both warm and weatherproof

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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby liketocook » March 24th, 2020, 12:33 am

Just popping in to say I hope all Wildies are safe and well.
I've spent so much time over the past few days online as the out of school club is now a designated childcare provider for critical workers which created a huge amount of admin. So it's been a quick lurk rather than posting.
I'm not surprised at the lockdown the number of folk on the beach over the weekend was like a peak summer day so something was needed.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby suffolk » March 24th, 2020, 6:04 am

Good morning all :D :mug:
Frost on the car roofs again this morning ... the sky is a clear pale blue with a pink tinge ... and everything is quiet and still.
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Postby cyprusmoira » March 24th, 2020, 6:08 am

Good Morning Wild Ones, lovely morning here. Elaine is coming here this morning to see to our toes, I bet that she is late, she always is :rolleyes:
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Postby icelesley » March 24th, 2020, 8:22 am

Good Morning wild ones. I hope everyone is well. The big lockdown is now in force, I will need to go out to collect meds on Friday but other than that I have no need to go anywhere. Apparently yesterday extra security had to be called in to Morrison's as shoppers were abusing staff, disgraceful in my opinion.
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Postby earthmaiden » March 24th, 2020, 8:51 am

Morning all! :wave:

Glad you are well ltc. Sounds a busy time!

I wish Elaine could come here, a chiropodist appointment was on my to do list before the madness started. Because of my poorly thumb I can't use scissors or clippers very well so I needed her services more than ever :( .

Another gorgeous day! First job is to hang out the washing. The sun has highlighted how dirty my windows are, they'll go on The List. Lockdown will have to go on a long time for me to complete all the tasks on The List!

Hope everyone's ok :hug:.
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Postby cyprusmoira » March 24th, 2020, 10:08 am

We are in lock down from 18 00 tonight, the island will be closed except the predictable exceptions, food shops, petrol stations and the like. This means that Easter. a major festival will not be celebrated with such enthusiasm, no family get togethers or village celebrations :o
Elaine arrived, we both now have tidy tootsies. Her husband works on Ascension Island in the middle of the South Atlantic, no Covid 19 there, there is one recently arrived couple on Ascension, they are in self isolation on the beach. :rolleyes:

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Postby suffolk » March 24th, 2020, 10:44 am

We've just been to W'rose ... I sat in the car while OH did the shopping ... we wouldn't have had to do it if Morrison's had delivered a bit more of our full order last week or made more sensible substitutions. Waitrose were only letting a few folk in the store at a time ... there was a place to queue in a roped off section of the car park, with 2m distances marked and with a Warden at the end letting one person in when one person came out. It all worked very well. OH got most of the shopping we needed, even loo roll! But we were only allowed 3 meat items and there was no flour or yeast ... but we still have a bit so we'll be ok ... that was just for topping up. I expect the meat situation will settle as time goes on. Meanwhile we won't starve. There were plenty of eggs and milk but no creme fraiche.
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Postby earthmaiden » March 24th, 2020, 11:01 am

I haven't seen flour or yeast for 3 weeks. I'm trying not to use any until I have eaten all the out of date orzo, rice and Peppa Pig pasta I found whilst turning out the cupboard :lol:.

I saw eggs for the first time in 3 weeks yesterday whilst out for a walk and wish I'd had my purse with me. Helen Browning, who some may have heard of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Browning farms locally and owns a restaurant in shops nearby. They have had to close the restaurant of course but are/were doing a pop up shop selling meat, eggs, lovely bread etc on the premises, she was there. The bread and eggs looked really lovely. DS said there were eggs in Aldi yesterday.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby Gruney » March 24th, 2020, 11:13 am

I presume petrol stations are open?
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Postby earthmaiden » March 24th, 2020, 11:34 am

Yes, they are.

Just out of interest, how often should a car be moved to keep the tyres, engine etc in good condition?
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Postby Gruney » March 24th, 2020, 11:35 am

Thanks EM.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby aero280 » March 24th, 2020, 11:49 am

Petrol stations are open. So are garages at the moment, especially for MOT tests, but that might be reviewed.

There are no MOT tests in Northern Ireland. They were suspended because of safety faults in equipment supplied through the local scheme over there. The equipment has been replaced and the tests were due to be resumed, but they have decided to delay that.

You still have to keep your car roadworthy though.

Hardware stores are still open, as are corner shops.


I wouldn't worry about cars and tyres for the time being. Once a month would be plenty for the tyres. Starting the engine for a short time without it getting fully warmed up could cause more trouble than not.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXXVIII Ygraine

Postby icelesley » March 24th, 2020, 1:32 pm

Good Afternoon wild ones. The garage I use has closed for 3 weeks, I rang to say my car was booked in for service and system check in two weeks if its not done it will make my breakdown cover invalid, they said they could possibly be open in two weeks they will ring me. There hasn't been any flour in the supermarket for a couple of weeks now, so I thought I will pop into the corner shop see if they have any, OH passes when he takes the beasts out, he said there was nobody in there. So I popped in, just me and one other person in there, no bread, no flour but plenty of everything else. So I bought some milk. OH ordered some dog food from our usual supplier over a week ago, that hasn't arrived so he gave them a call, they can't say when it will be dispatched as they had a months worth of orders in one day :o so he managed to track some down in Warrington, he has gone over to pick it up before they sell out, so the beasts will have plenty of food when the original order eventually turns up.
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Postby cyprusmoira » March 24th, 2020, 2:33 pm

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Postby cyprusmoira » March 25th, 2020, 6:17 am

Good Morning Wild Ones, one of the minor problems of isolation is remembering which day it is. I know that it is Wednesday as I put the recycling bags out last night.

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Postby icelesley » March 25th, 2020, 8:05 am

Good Morning wild ones. The Sun is out again, that is four days on the run :bounce: :bounce: I am waiting for a text from the chemist to say meds are ready to collect hen I will need to go out :terrified:
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Postby suffolk » March 25th, 2020, 8:21 am

Good morning all :D :mug:
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