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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
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    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat!
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    • 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat! 18th Jul 17 at 8:29 PM
    As threads are going walkabout I thought I would start the next stage of this off - I will try and do the links later!
    V3ry - 389.60
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    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 12th Aug 18, 7:35 AM
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    Morning all from a bizarre B&B room in northest of North West Welsh Wales (i am in Holyhead...) The room is long and thin with a double bed lengthwise in the middle of it, and it has a bunk bed over the top... there is barely room to swing a cat... Still it's perfectly clean and decent and breakfast is good.

    we are walking the Wales coast path and so did 12 miles yesterday from Holyhead to Treaddur bay. Holyhead is sadly neglected (decided understatement that is) but the scenery only a short distance out is absolutely stunning. Especially around South Stack Lighthouse... Today is Treaddur bay to ... somewhere before we make the long train journey back. It may be a case of 'see how far we get' but will be 9 or 10 miles. Today will take us over the 200 miles (out of 865 )

    And the best thing of all is that it isn't raining, despite the forecast last week and looks set to stay dry.
    You're out with a friend in the capital, I'm a thousand leagues under the sea
    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
    I'm wandering long, And I'm pondering trees
    For you and me
    Guy Garvey
    • Emptynester
    • By Emptynester 12th Aug 18, 9:35 AM
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    Mrs LW if you ever need to rely on supermarket deliveries I can vouch for the Tesco deliveries that come from the stores in Gloucester. I have needed to use a delivery service for the last couple of years and Tesco have been very good. On the rare occasion that there has been a problem their customer service has sorted it out quickly.
    In an attempt to reduce my bill I am currently trialing Asda. I've only had one delivery from them so it's far to early to compare. If they fall short I will go back to Tesco because they have given me good service.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 12th Aug 18, 10:00 AM
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    VJsmum Have a lovely day. So glad that your strange room is at least clean

    Wondercollie I can empathize with the sore toe, but when it has healed it will all be worth it. i had mine done a few years ago but they didn't remove the whole nail, just the sides. (Sorry if TMI for other readers!)
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 12th Aug 18, 11:43 AM
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    Bucketing down rain here- nothing worse in this life than a wet Sunday in Scotland.............
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 12th Aug 18, 12:44 PM
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    Bucketing down rain here- nothing worse in this life than a wet Sunday in Scotland.............
    Originally posted by mardatha

    I can't vouch for the life in Scotland having never visited, but wet Sundays from my childhood were never made better by having dreary Charles Dickens programmes on TV. At least you've got t'internet now and probably more TV channels than you'll ever watch!
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 12th Aug 18, 12:45 PM
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    Wondercollie ouch - I hope it heals soon.
    LameWolf
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 12th Aug 18, 12:52 PM
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    Yep...I've had to have ingrown toenail sorted on both feet - quite a few years back now.

    He just removed a sliver from one side of each toenail concerned and that was it = sorted and back to normal.

    I was worried what my feet would look like - but it didnt take long and my toenails all looked normal again. In fact I got a compliment on having attractive feet recently - and I'll still wear flip-flops (if the weather is warm enough) to show off my feet.
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    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 12th Aug 18, 1:30 PM
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    Mardatha i'm sure a wet Sunday in Wales runs it pretty close
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 12th Aug 18, 1:59 PM
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    Thanks EMPTYNESTER I'll bear that in mind, you up that way too?

    I know it's prohibited to use the 'C' word in August but I've been chucking two pounds a week plus any odd pound coins I've still got in my purse at the end of the housekeeping week into a jar to use for food at Christmas and I had a count up this morning and I've 83 in there already. By the time we hit December I'll have enough for all I need without having to hit the bank balance too hard, that's a nice feeling. I'm thinking that this year I'll buy a nice piece of beef rib on the bone as that's really nice sliced cold for sandwiches etc. after Christmas day, I can't remember the last time I saw rib on the bone in any of the supermarkets but luckily there is a good independent butcher in our new market town so I'm hopeful of being able to source a good joint there. I'm only thinking Christmas as I've this morning packed all the decorations, lights and the Christmas tree ready to move, you'll have to forgive me!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Floss
    • By Floss 12th Aug 18, 2:17 PM
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    Mrs LW 28-day aged forerib is our joint of choice for Christmas - a good balance of well-done/medium/rare for everyone's preference and it freezes well too
    • THIRZAH
    • By THIRZAH 12th Aug 18, 2:25 PM
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    Our butcher usually does boned and rolled rib but will do rib on the bone if we order it. I might order a joint this Christmas. there will probably only be three of us and I'm the only one who really likes turkey. I can always have my fill of turkey at all the Christmas lunches for the various groups I seem to have joined .
    • Vegpatch
    • By Vegpatch 12th Aug 18, 2:39 PM
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    Hello everyone,
    Bit slow catching up here.
    Just bobbing in to say it great it was to read on Friday how positive Fuddle was at trying out the new recipes. As well as making something to eat, what lovely memories you are making for your children. Hope you are enjoying your allotment again too.

    Sunday,
    Who gets the impression that Mardatha might be a teeny bit fed up on this wet afternoon? Hope she is not thinking of anything to eat. Rather than hiding the animals maybe we could make decoy jelly baby flavoured ones and send those to her instead. Would a life sized heffalump shaped pink shrimp help just now do you think?
    Hope you feel a bit better soon Mardatha,
    Be back later during the week,Vegpatch
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 12th Aug 18, 3:20 PM
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    Piddling down whilst moving along the canal can also be miserable especially when CHS has been brought up to believe that if he gets wet by rain, he will catch a chill, that will immediately turn in to pneumonia and then he will DIE!!!
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 12th Aug 18, 3:22 PM
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    You temptress VEGPATCH you've sussed out the way into Mar's good books, Heffalump sized shrimps, jelly babies the same and whopping big chocolate camels and she won't even notice there's a world outside let alone what the weather is doing. You may just be a GENIUS!!!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • mumf
    • By mumf 12th Aug 18, 4:09 PM
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    Mrs LW if you ever need to rely on supermarket deliveries I can vouch for the Tesco deliveries that come from the stores in Gloucester. I have needed to use a delivery service for the last couple of years and Tesco have been very good. On the rare occasion that there has been a problem their customer service has sorted it out quickly.
    In an attempt to reduce my bill I am currently trialing Asda. I've only had one delivery from them so it's far to early to compare. If they fall short I will go back to Tesco because they have given me good service.
    Originally posted by Emptynester
    We have gone back to Tesco delivery,from Asda.Asda went back to 2 hour slots with no notice,and the service has been very poor.Tesco is a little dearer,but the drivers are prompt,courteous and smart.
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 12th Aug 18, 4:50 PM
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    And the best thing of all is that it isn't raining, despite the forecast last week and looks set to stay dry.
    Originally posted by VJsmum


    They lied - we're soaked....
    You're out with a friend in the capital, I'm a thousand leagues under the sea
    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
    I'm wandering long, And I'm pondering trees
    For you and me
    Guy Garvey
    • Floss
    • By Floss 12th Aug 18, 5:42 PM
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    Floss


    They lied - we're soaked....
    Originally posted by VJsmum
    Have you got chance to change before getting your train? Not many things worse than sitting on a bus/train in wet walking kit...
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 12th Aug 18, 5:44 PM
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    Wet here too mar but I've had a very pleasant afternoon at a 'meet the baby' do, the family live in Hong Kong so invited friends and family to an afternoon tea. Some wine may have been taken as DD was the driver!

    I cleared all the bean plants from the allotment, they have finished now and I have loads in the freezer, I think the courgette plants will go tomorrow - they have been amazing. I'm really enjoying eating seasonally, maybe it reminds me of when I was a child.
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 12th Aug 18, 6:27 PM
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    The only shrimps I eat are the wee pink foam ones at 40p from Sainsbugs. I'm allergic to seafood lol, it makes me puke!
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 12th Aug 18, 6:39 PM
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    Have you got chance to change before getting your train? Not many things worse than sitting on a bus/train in wet walking kit...
    Originally posted by Floss
    My top half was ok due to my cagoule, bottom half dried quickly... but was soaked before we could even get waterproof trousers on.
    You're out with a friend in the capital, I'm a thousand leagues under the sea
    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
    I'm wandering long, And I'm pondering trees
    For you and me
    Guy Garvey
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