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Travelling On

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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  • apple_muncherapple_muncher Forumite
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    So glad the rasps are thriving! And well done on tussles with dandelion roots. The way they regrow, I'm surprised they haven't taken over the world yet...
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    That's true, apple - along with buddleias!  Between East Croydon and Central London, anywhere where there are tracks merging and de-merging (?) the area is *filled* with buddleia.  

    Big news today: I'm going to socialise on Monday!  First day we're allowed, and I'm going a walk with my sister!  She'll drive here, we'll go for a walk along the roads and paths, she'll drive back.  Bliss :)  My house is still fairly overwhelmed with tidying tasks, so it's a good job she's not allowed inside yet :smiley:

    Today, it's all about tidying/ carrying on with tasks, including food - I found an untouched set of garlic bulbs when I was cooking the chickpeas yesterday, so a-roasting we will go.  I'm planning to de-skin them first, and I'm getting a "that's not the right way" vibe?  Taking the skin off while they're raw seems the least faffiest way to go about it - bear in mind I don't "cook" more than once a month at best, I just heat frozen veg and assorted nuts and rice/pasta.  De-skinning is good.
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  • Cheery_DaffCheery_Daff Forumite
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    I always peel garlic before roasting - I've done both and it is easier to squeeze the middle out when it's roasted... but I LOVE roasted garlic and don't want to be faffing with my dinner once it's cooked! 

    How lovely to have a walk with your sister 😊 
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    I was thinking about the living on my own thing - definitely a good thing :) 

    So both of you also think it's easier to roast then deskin?  Then that's what I'll do - not for an individual meal, but to stick in a little container and stick it in the freezer.  Thanks both!

    I've been out in the garden, finally - fine tuning the "retaining" timbers that will form part of the raised beds ie digging away more soil.  Didn't stay out as long as yesterday, but I was still frozen when I came in - long enough :) 
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  • debtfreeonedaydebtfreeoneday Forumite
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    iit was nippy out of the sun yesterday for sure. 
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Hello 👍🦢🌈 so, I had a walk with another human being!  Yes, my sister  :D but that still counts.  Very happy :) Saw my lovely green-bin-neighbour, who I haven't chatted properly with since before Christmas, so ran out of the house to talk to him, and one of the million people who also chat with him stopped by, so today has felt incredibly social yay.

    Of course, I've done nothing whatsoever, apart from lose my earband, that I'd worn in place of a hat - it came off previously, snagged by a branch, but I was retracing my steps and found it again.  Today, no such luck, which was sad, but it could be anywhere, quite frankly, and somebody else can have it to love.

    I still have one of the Asda 4-for-the-price-of-3 little mini bottles of cava etc that I bought for Christmas, so I reckon I'll have that tonight in celebration :) 

    And now to fill the last few inches of the neighbour's green bin.  He lent it to someone else, bless his cotton socks.
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    New kitchen fully installed June 2019
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    Garden fencing completed, woohoo 2021.......... Bunny hugger
  • greentgreent Forumite
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    How lovely!! I do find nowadays that if I see someone to chat to that I can gabble on for ages - and about nothing in particular - it's just the sheer novelty of seeing another human (that isn't a member of my household!!) :D x
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