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    • scottishminnie
    • By scottishminnie 18th Jul 17, 9:21 PM
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    No "T" words mentioned at all - the continuation thread
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    • 18th Jul 17, 9:21 PM
    No "T" words mentioned at all - the continuation thread 18th Jul 17 at 9:21 PM
    At the suggestion of our very sensible friend Lyn (and since the gremlins have been at work deleting threads on the Old Style forum) I've started a shiny fresh new "T" word thread. Hopefully starting again will avoid us vanishing overnight (although if I could reappear as a a more streamlined version I'd consider vanishing overnight!)

    The old thread is here
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3751615.

    Welcome all to round two......
    NO FARMS = NO FOOD
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    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 27th Nov 17, 5:41 PM
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    I notice Vegan cheese is becoming widely available in supermarkets lately . No idea of price as we only have veggies in the family not vegans . Jack Monroe has been impressed with a number of supermarket vegan cheeses . A quick google will give you the facts Fuds and you can see the ingredients on the shop sites .
    Busy at the moment but I hope you're all ok dear friends .
    polly x
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 28th Nov 17, 5:50 PM
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    Thank you for the cheese ideas.

    I have been a very silly girl. What I didn't tell you yesterday was that I succumbed to not one mince pie but 2 yesterday. I let myself down since I began sorting myself out. Within minutes came the bloat with a hard distended stomach. I felt dizzy and sick. BP and heart rate up and down. The had gas last night and thought that would be it. No. I've had stomach cramps and a constant pain all day. I'm achey and cold. I feel like I have a hangover while drunk and weird. I've had a silly amount of toilet issues.

    I've really gone and done it. I'm in bed unable to function. What I feel seems to be what can happen to people who have been exposed to gluten who are intolerant. I'm now stuck as I can't be tested because I have not been eating grains for a month and am I 'eck touching grains again if there's the slightest chance of it happening again. I wasn't supposed to test for wheat etc reaction yet but by gosh I think I have my answer. The worrying thing is after weeks of no acid reflux I have the acid taste in my mouth. Stupid girl! I can't believe how extreme it has been. It wasn't long ago that I would have continual hits of grains throughout the day, every day.
    • elona
    • By elona 28th Nov 17, 7:47 PM
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    fuddle

    Maybe it is not only gluten but the sugar that was combined with it.

    It looks as if you got a very positive answer as to what food or foods disagree with you. I am sorry you are in such discomfort but think what a clinic would charge to test you for food allergies etc. The ultimate in money saving pet.

    Maybe you have a bit of a virus as well? Could it be worth later on trying a little mincemeat to see if that upsets you and if it does not you could try making your own gluten free mince pie with flaked almonds etc.
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    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 28th Nov 17, 8:02 PM
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    Elona you are a genius because I did note glucose-fructose syrup in there too. I've been in a very large very hot bath and starting to feel a bit better. My tummy is churning but not as painful. Hopefully I'm coming out of the other end.

    I'll just strip it back again and try to introduce things gradually like I'm supposed to! Wally!

    Youngest DD and I have been lying looking at grain free recipes for gingerbread and mince pies elona. Great minds . P.S. I was never going to tell you of my misdemeanor - naughty cheating fuddle. Look what happens when you try to pull the wool over the OSers eyes eh?
    Last edited by fuddle; 28-11-2017 at 8:05 PM.
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 28th Nov 17, 8:03 PM
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    You can buy gluten free pastry, both shortcrust and puff versions, so you can still have your mince pie fix!
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    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 28th Nov 17, 8:07 PM
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    Look at the Gluten Free Alchemist website, by a lady who had to learn to cook gluten free when her child was diagnosed as coeliac. There is a fantastic recipe for a Victoria Sandwich cake on there - I used Doves Farm GF plain flour, but I imagine the supermarket own brand of GF flour will do. I have made the cake twice now with fantastic results, it rises beautifully and tastes divine. You may want to reduce the quantity of sugar slightly, it is quite sweet.
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    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 28th Nov 17, 10:57 PM
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    Aw fuddle, you poor lamb i do hope you are feeling more like your new/old self (if you see what I mean!) by the morning! xx
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 29th Nov 17, 8:20 AM
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    Oh dear! poor FUDS I hope today is a vast improvement! I know that when you've had a tum upset it sometimes kills off all the beneficial flora and fauna in your gut and clears out the enzymes that allow you to digest sugar, dairy products etc. and it takes around a couple of months to re-establish working colonies of them again so don't be surprised if you get a 'funny tum' out of the blue over the next few weeks. It's NOT permanent but staying off sugar and dairy products helps until normality returns xxx.
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    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 30th Nov 17, 12:59 PM
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    Thank you everyone. I'll have a look at the website in a mo nargle. Do you have the white stuff by your feet yet? It's a bit hairy up on the tops. The forecast isn't good at all.

    Oh that makes sense Lyn because I've also been fighting candida and upping the probiotics. Eating the sugar would have spun it all over I guess. I'm doing much better now, infact I woke yesterday like nothing happened. It was a severe bizarre, short-lived experience that I hope I never have to go through again.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 30th Nov 17, 3:41 PM
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    Hope you are feeling better today Fuddle?

    Gosh it's cold today, the wind is bitter and really quite rude as it goes straight through you, we have had a few snow flurries but are forecasted for more this evening.
    I kept busy this morning and had a warming bowl of soup for lunch but have just now given in & switched the heating on as want the house toasty for when Capt S comes home, well that's my excuse
    A BT engineer was supposed to be round today to sort our internet out as it's been very intermittent, no sign so far and doubt if he will come in the dark, gggrr it's so annoying as meant I have stayed in all day waiting.
    Not sure if mentioned on this thread but had my first tumble off Lulu at the weekend, no-ones fault as my friends mare spooked and bolted, taking Lulu with her. Stayed on ok until a fork in the track meant that Lulu went right and I went left!! I was wearing back protector and of course hard hat so, apart from various bruises on my side and marks on my face where glasses broke, no real harm done. She is young and inexperienced in many ways so hardly surprising, it would have taken a very bombproof horse not to react that way, my pals girl is 21 and she was the one who started it!
    Hope all are ok, often think of Candlelight and Hoglet, wish them all the best and love to all x
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 30th Nov 17, 10:24 PM
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    Snowstorms in the Land of Nargle today, and in the other land where Nargle works. Constant grey skies and blizzards most of the day. Apparently Molly the collie charged around the University sports fields like a loony, she hasn’t seen snow like that before - and she still went in the river! Driving home this evening not too bad, but it is forecast freezing tonight so the roads could be nasty tomorrow. Just as well as I have a day off tomorrow!
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    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 2nd Dec 17, 3:02 PM
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    I'm ok now Lainey. Thank you.

    The snow added fun to my life but then it dawned on me I had to get eldest home which meant the school double decker up the hill and DH home down the hill at teatime. I had seen traffic struggling all day so I was beside myself. They all managed and once I'd calmed down with put the Christmas tree up with snow falling outside and the fire on. It ended nicely.

    Yesterday the walk to school was very fun. Eldest school was closed (planned for teacher training) so we were altogether. Eldest and I went into Durham on the bus and went to the Christmas market. We looked at everything, praised talented crafter's but then hit the charity shops because we didn't need anything and the prices were too high. I managed to get a smaller sized jumper for myself. It was non branded and reduced to £1.75. It looked like it held it's shape well and wasn't at all bobbled. I looked at the label to find it cashmere, wool and silk. My first 'lost weight' purchase of decent quality and I'm very happy about it.
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 2nd Dec 17, 10:49 PM
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    You jammy beggar! Which shop did you get that in?
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    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 3rd Dec 17, 9:36 AM
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    The Salvation Army opposite the bus station
    • scottishminnie
    • By scottishminnie 3rd Dec 17, 7:31 PM
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    Evening all. Finally caught up with most of my chores I think. Been a busy week. I was supposed to have a weeks holiday but a crisis at work put paid to that so I've worked all week. I'll now have 4 days to take before Christmas but it's far too busy to take them together so will need to split it out and see what I can manage. I'd been so looking forward to it so I suspect I was a bit of a crab this week

    A friend called in earlier with a gift - she has knitted the most beautiful Christmas decoration for me. It's a pair of elf boots - dark green wool edged with delicate red crochet and adorned with tiny little bells. They really are stunning and so delicate. I'm thrilled. I love to have decorations which mean something or remind me of someone/somewhere. They will take pride of place on my tree - which I will put up around 15th or so, no sooner.

    I'm still working my way through the freezer mountain so no cooking this weekend which was good and let me do other things. I did make pumpkin bundt cake with toffee drizzle for tonight's dinner though. Left it at my parents as there are always plenty of visitors who will eat up the rest of it.

    But milder here today but damp. I'd much rather have the sharp cold as it keeps the bugs away. I've suddenly developed dreadfully dry lips though and I'm going through lots of lip salve. My skin is dry in general though and I'm a bit lazy about applying moisturiser to places like legs and elbows. I must try better!

    Believe it or not I'm still eating tomatoes which we grew in the greenhouse. We emptied it about 3 weeks ago and brought the last of the fruit inside to ripen on the window sills. It has done so nicely and we will finish them this week. I'm quite pleased to have been able to enjoy them right through to December.
    NO FARMS = NO FOOD
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 4th Dec 17, 1:43 PM
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    Hello! back from our travels to look at yet more houses and we've viewed a beauty in a small country town, we have a dilemma in that the house itself is exactly what we want and it has 1/5th of an acre of gardens BUT they are all slopes, very big hedges and funny shapes. They wrap round the house on all sides and I can't convince myself that I'd cope with them if there was ever only me. No new properties on the market because it's Christmas time so we'll hope for new ones after the 26th. Cookie dog has gone to live with Grandma and keep her company so my routine is gone but I'm taking ME for a walk now with the secateurs to get some sprigs of berried holly and greenery to put a couple of vases of 'seasonal' round the house to cheer it up. My friend Sue and Charlie retriever have finally moved into their new home down in Cornwall, I'm so happy for them it can't have been fun spending since September in a small 4 birth touring caravan, no matter how nice the campsite they used, I wish them SO very happy!
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 4th Dec 17, 3:07 PM
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    Well, so much for community sharing! for the second year running some kind soul has taken off every sprig of berries from the holly tree that everyone used to gather a few branches from to decorate at Christmas. They must have used a flat bed lorry because it's been cut right up to the crown which is at least 15 feet and there isn't a berry left in sight! So I walked down on to the footpath where all the crab apples etc. are because there are a couple of holly bushes there too and the same thing had happened every visible sprig of berries gone but I looked inside the bushes low down and found 3 nicely berried branches that they'd missed and got some ivy, some young catkins from the hazel bushes and some bay from my tree in the garden and I now have a nice festive vase in the lounge. How selfish some people are, it's VERY sad!!!
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 6th Dec 17, 8:28 AM
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    A great sadness last night, a neighbour called to say that another neighbour who lives across the road has been taken in to the Hospice that afternoon. Such a sadness and she's a very brave woman who I knew had cancer in the summer but lived her life to the absolute limit since then travelling not only to the USA on the Queen Mary 2 and touring the country to visit friends and an ex husband but also managed a visit to the Galapagos Islands, fulfilling a lifelong ambition. She didn't tell us that in July she was given just 6 months to live! Each time I saw her she was bright, smiling and doing something bless her, I hope her dying is kind and know she's going to be looked after properly. We have also sadly lost two more friends over the past two weeks, one completely unexpected and one after a long bout of debilitating problems, all three lovely people and they will all be much missed.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • Southern-Girl
    • By Southern-Girl 6th Dec 17, 8:34 AM
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    The 'T' is for TOUGH and there have been many incarnations of the tougher thread, latest is the GARDEN FENCE thread. This thread is a spin off from when there were a few problems on the tougher threads and started as an alternative just 'chatting amongst friends' thread and has stayed as gentle and friendly amongst us as the day it started, it's a lovely place to be!
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker

    I thought the "T" stood for Tesco

    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 6th Dec 17, 9:03 AM
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    A great sadness last night, a neighbour called to say that another neighbour who lives across the road has been taken in to the Hospice that afternoon. Such a sadness and she's a very brave woman who I knew had cancer in the summer but lived her life to the absolute limit since then travelling not only to the USA on the Queen Mary 2 and touring the country to visit friends and an ex husband but also managed a visit to the Galapagos Islands, fulfilling a lifelong ambition. She didn't tell us that in July she was given just 6 months to live! Each time I saw her she was bright, smiling and doing something bless her, I hope her dying is kind and know she's going to be looked after properly. We have also sadly lost two more friends over the past two weeks, one completely unexpected and one after a long bout of debilitating problems, all three lovely people and they will all be much missed.
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker
    Oh Lyn, how sad but wonderful as well that your neighbour has really lived her life to the last, blessings to her for an easy passing. I'm sorry that you have already lost two pals so close together, hope you are ok and sending love x
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