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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 8th Apr 18, 9:13 AM
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    Son saw me come in from the garden, eyed the DPM smock thoughtfully (military surplus is such a sartorial godsend for really messy jobs), watched my dump out the pockets & was only moved to comment when he saw the knife. "Oh, not suspicious at all"

    So I grinned & hauled him away from slouching & snarking to help dig. Him in his chefs trousers with another smock hauled over the rest of him. I have ways of putting cheeky youth to use, but I do tend to swathe them in surplus first as I buy the washing machines...

    All the best shopping then on the allotment!
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 8th Apr 18, 4:38 PM
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    It's been a very pleasant 70f here today.
    1984 WAS NOT AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL.

    Amount I have so far denied the BBC - 1308

    You can't be a Christian AND a Socialist.
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 8th Apr 18, 6:07 PM
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    I so want a DPM smock! Not to mention 70F, it was lovely here yesterday, right up past sundown (I was on the lotties, as were many others) but it started to rain overnight and hasn't really stopped yet.

    Ne'mind, more broad beans are in and I'm eyeing up the next part of Plot2 for tackling. I seriously want to achieve independance in veggies, apart from exotics which require greenhouses to flourish.
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 8th Apr 18, 7:23 PM
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    A lot of rain here today too.
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 8th Apr 18, 7:43 PM
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    No rain up here but very cold, and a fair bit of snow still lying behind dykes and in sheltered bits. Too cold to enjoy the garden. My preps today consisted of me reading my 1920s cookbook and doing a (smirk) menu plan. It's very neat and nutrionally sound, and stuck to the tiles with sellotape.
    And will probly be totally ignored from day 1.
    • Elona
    • By Elona 9th Apr 18, 9:00 AM
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    mardatha

    I don't want to rain on your parade but "neat and nutritionally sound" does not make the heart sing.

    I have home made chicken chilli for tonight and am just about to make some porridge for breakfast and go to York this afternoon to U3A to see early movies (1920's and early 30's).
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 9th Apr 18, 10:02 AM
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    I'm not into food at all Elona. Always been a picky eater, totally lost my appetite when I got diagnosed and just can't get it back. I just eat to keep the heartburn at bay - but at least I haven't put on weight
    • Elona
    • By Elona 9th Apr 18, 10:32 AM
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    mardatha

    I sometimes wish I were a picky eater as it would make losing weight easier. It must make it difficult to enjoy the shopping, planning and cooking when you don't look forward to enjoying the end result.
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 9th Apr 18, 10:41 AM
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    I like proper food - old-fashioned stuff like roast lamb and 2 veg or roast chicken. But I nibble round the edges and end up giving most of it to the RV. If I didn't have him, I'd live on cornflakes and crisps - but he won't let me
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 9th Apr 18, 8:50 PM
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    If I didn't have him, I'd live on cornflakes and crisps - but he won't let me
    Originally posted by mardatha
    Not a big crisp eater, but there's nowt wrong with Cornflakes.

    I've had them for an evening meal before now.
    1984 WAS NOT AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL.

    Amount I have so far denied the BBC - 1308

    You can't be a Christian AND a Socialist.
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 9th Apr 18, 8:53 PM
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    Not a big crisp eater, but there's nowt wrong with Cornflakes.

    I've had them for an evening meal before now.
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob
    And, if glued together with melted chocolate, they form a complete meal which is perfect in every way!

    oh, is that just me, then?
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 9th Apr 18, 9:08 PM
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    O god lol. And sultanas.....
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 9th Apr 18, 9:25 PM
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    Oh god! The adult version of cornflake cakes (i.e., more chocolate!). Mmmmmmmm.
    Retired August 2016
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 9th Apr 18, 9:29 PM
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    I'm forbidden from eating chocolate, because of my Diabetes.
    1984 WAS NOT AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL.

    Amount I have so far denied the BBC - 1308

    You can't be a Christian AND a Socialist.
    • Cappella
    • By Cappella 9th Apr 18, 9:29 PM
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    Does anyone else remember cornflake/ treacle tart? Shortcrust pastry base. Golden syrup layer topped with cornflakes? Not a vitamin or mineral in sight, horribly bad for teeth but a real treat when I was growing up !!!128522;
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 9th Apr 18, 10:03 PM
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    Struggling to fit this in with prepping but I'm sure I'll find a niche, don't worry.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 10th Apr 18, 8:33 AM
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    And, if glued together with melted chocolate, they form a complete meal which is perfect in every way!

    oh, is that just me, then?
    Originally posted by GreyQueen
    Oh, definitely not just you GQ

    Bedsit Bob When my friend went on a diabetes patient course the class were told "If you're having a really bad day and you're absolutely desperate for a Mars bar - Have a Mars bar. Otherwise you'll end up eating all sorts of other inadvisable stuff and probably end up having the Mars bar anyway and feeling like a failure."
    So don't be too hard on yourself, though on the other hand don't be like my OH who is completely careless of his diet and will probably be put onto insulin when he sees the diabetes doc next month
    Last edited by ivyleaf; 10-04-2018 at 8:41 AM.
    • maryb
    • By maryb 10th Apr 18, 1:12 PM
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    One woman I knew used to freeze Mars Bars. By the time she had gnawed her way through about 1/3 of a bar her stomach had had time to register that, actually, that was enough. Otherwise it slips down very quickly
    It doesn't matter if you are a glass half full or half empty sort of person. Keep it topped up! Cheers!
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 10th Apr 18, 1:45 PM
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    Um, given that one of my guilty pleasures is the Bonio dog biscuit (I'm after something to bite, not dunk in my tea), I'm a little unconvinced that merely deep freezing a Mars bars would slow me down enough.

    My dentist is blasphemously approving of my teeth though. The lads wince - he tells them to "brush like your mum!" (when 90% of it is thanks to fluoride at an early age) as does my poor mum. As the childhood dentist urged her to stand up in the waiting room & tell all the yummy mummies there that she allowed her daughters to eat dog biscuits & not one of them had a filling. (She tried so hard to get us to brush etc and is a living breathing advert for good healthy practices & vehement about education, but the thought of telling those mothers her daughters ate dog biscuits was definitely one step too far.)
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 10th Apr 18, 2:25 PM
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    I freeze Mars Bars. But only to stop myself
    If desperate, I dunk them in my tea.
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