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    • Glad
    • By Glad 1st Jan 18, 12:59 AM
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    The Compers Inn (part 48)
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    The Compers Inn (part 48) 1st Jan 18 at 12:59 AM
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Feb 18, 8:34 AM
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    Good morning all


    We ended up having atrocious weather yesterday in the end -
    wet, windy and miserable!


    Today though the sun will be shining (hopefully) for most of
    the day which means I can get out in the garden to carry on
    with on-going Feb prep stuff!


    evening peeps. hope I find you all well. Nearly got myself in a bit of a tizz this afternoon. Suddenly struck me when I saw the date on my newspaper it would have been my dads birthday today. So rushed of to florist then jumped on a bus to the cemetry. Spent a bit of time there and had a wander to see other relatives (sounds a bit morbid but I don't find it so)came home frozen and a bit wet and phoned my sister in Edinburgh. She had forgotten as well. Upset her a bit. So she has it marked on calendar now so that she will copy over on to next years.
    Originally posted by rosemac

    I don't think it's morbid at all rose - far from it. I've always
    loved visiting cemeteries from a very young age (not just where
    loved ones have been laid to rest but also for the interesting
    history).


    In fact the older the cemetery the better. Interesting link below
    but must admit I've never done 'grave rubbing' - it just doesn't
    interest me and somehow seems disrespectful.


    May plan a visit to Highgate Cemetery, London though - sounds
    a wonderful place and steeped in history. Would love to wander
    around there and soak up the atmosphere.


    https://www.mookychick.co.uk/how-to/interesting-hobbies/how-to-be-a-taphophile.php


    Sorry to hear about your arthritis flare-up too - hope today
    sees you feeling a little better. xx


    Have a brilliant week with your GKs leanfun - sounds as if
    they were all very excited - will be thinking of you tonight re
    the sleepover!


    I've been thinking of wingo's dad too. ((Hugs))


    Enjoy your well deserved weekends off from work indie - lol at
    feeling old re youngsters not knowing about the Michelin man - I
    know exactly what you mean!


    Here's another interesting link:


    http://www.localhistories.org/sayings.html


    I had no idea that quite a few ancient sayings actually originated
    from the Bible!


    Well - must get on - got a fairly busy day ahead. Have a lovely
    day all and please take care. xx


    Alfie xxx
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    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 11th Feb 18, 8:55 AM
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    Morning peeps. Another cold one here. No rain this morning but gritter has been out and pavements have been done as well. Water butt in courtyard has about an inch thick covering of ice. Noticed it when I was heading out for a newspaper. Alfie I love the history in cemetries as well. There is an old church about 100 yds from me that has its cemetry in the front both are protected. Church was built around 1780. Not in use as one now but still open for various community activities. Some of the headstones in cemetry are fascinating and mostly of wealthy local families. Watched a programme on Highgate a long while ago and was intrigued by the mixture of people buried there. Lots of famous and infamous peeps there. Also if I remember correctly had some connection to Highgate Prison. Be lucky everyone and have a good day.
    Last edited by rosemac; 11-02-2018 at 9:07 AM.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 11th Feb 18, 9:40 AM
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    good morning all
    a cold windy morning here but suns coming out now,

    I dont think its morbid rose ((hugs))
    & thanks Alfie for links very interesting to read

    lovely the GKs & family all arrived safe leanfun & hope
    you all have a lovely time together

    have a lovely day all & hopefully a lucky one x
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''
    Omar Khayyam.









    • indie
    • By indie 11th Feb 18, 10:08 AM
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    Morning, thanks for the sayings link Alfie, i use a few of them. Passed down from my mum. It's not morbid rose,and there are some interesting headstones in all of them.We have a lovely sunny day here and i have got dinner prepared (doing a roast as i am not working for a change) and already been out in back garden weeding and moving pots around. Just having a coffee break then off out there again. Hope you all have a good day
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 11th Feb 18, 5:52 PM
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    Bit late in today! Been trying to snow off and on today but it has been melting fairly quickly. Feeling cold now though.
    Been studying our holiday plans - just wish the family would all say when they were meaning to come and stay! Like to have everything more or less booked and organised well in advance.
    Hope you all had a lovely day.

    sheils x
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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 11th Feb 18, 6:18 PM
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    love the pic sheils thanks
    been snowing here as well in between sunny intervals
    so all melted straight away but it is feeling cold
    now as the temperature is dropping very quick
    think jack frost will def be visiting through the night!
    hope you can get hol plans sorted.
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''
    Omar Khayyam.









    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 11th Feb 18, 6:23 PM
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    Been snowing here as well. Snow is staying put now no melt. Where are you thinking of going for your holiday shiels. Sister has been to the Maldives a couple of times and recomended it to me. So have been looking at it for my holiday. There are loads of Islands. Some tiny some small but all look quite good for a relaxing time in the sun and some adventure. She loves snorkling which is why she went there. Have snorkled myself in the past. Loved it in Malta. Sea is so clear. Hope everyone is well and keeping warm.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 11th Feb 18, 6:49 PM
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    Thinking of going to put a warmer jersey on FF as temperature seems to be going down even though heating is on full belt!

    Just looking at our UK breaks at moment rose. Everyone seems to be "thinking" of coming to visit but not giving us proper dates.
    Might think of one of the Canary Islands in Oct or Novemeber.
    Looking forward to 2 breaks down to Devon in Sept and one to Coventry and Portsmouth in June. Still thinking of ways to lengthen them.
    Has been worrying with dad and operations the last few months too. He has had the second op but still leaking but surgeon hopes it will sort itself out as he has put 2 more stents in. He still has another completely different smaller op to get when he recovers from this one too. At least next one will be a local hospital.
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    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 11th Feb 18, 7:25 PM
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    Goodness shiels your dad is going through the mill. Hope he recovers soon and has no more problems with ops. When DS lived in Portsmouth (Fareham)I loved going down there. So much to see and do. Used to take kids to Southsea to the beach. The Old Dockyard is fascinating and the Spinnaker Tower is something else. HMS Victory is also worth a visit.
    Last edited by rosemac; 11-02-2018 at 7:52 PM.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 11th Feb 18, 7:39 PM
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    Staying at the new Village Hotel there rose - booked in January sale.
    4 nights with breakfast for £156. There does seem to be lots to do . Hoping to get to Brighton for the day but might run out of time. Coventry area seems to have loads to do as well.
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    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 11th Feb 18, 7:57 PM
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    Love Brighton. Went to many conferences there. Loved visiting the Lanes. Many olde worldy shops and tea rooms. Also some fab individual boutiques and Antique Shops. Stayed in the Old Ship which was a bit expensive but was paid for. (not by me) Night time on the front is something else. Very busy and colourfull.
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 12th Feb 18, 7:25 AM
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    Morning peeps. More snow overnight and it is still coming down now. Have to go out this morning. So not looking forward to that. Thermals pulled out again. Discovered a pair of thermal gloves that I forgot I had. They don't match any of my jackets or coats but who cares at least hands will be warm. Hope I find you all well. Good luck with comps.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Feb 18, 8:05 AM
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    Good morning all, happy Collop Monday!


    Brrrrrr! It's very chilly here this morning and Jack Frost has
    paid us a visit leaving a light frost.


    Thankfully though it's another sunny day so I can carry on
    with more gardening today.


    Double brrrrrrrr for you rose, don't blame you looking out
    the thermals - take care when you're out walking. xx


    The breaks you've arranged are wonderful places to visit
    sheils, can vouch for them all. So sorry to hear about your Dad
    though. Do hope he makes a good recovery. xx


    About today .....


    Collop Monday


    Children playing Nick Nack on Collop Monday

    History of Collop Monday

    Many people around the world have heard of Shrove Tuesday
    otherwise known as pancake day, mardi gras or fat Tuesday.
    However today, Collop Monday is much less known about, let alone
    observed.

    What is a Collop?

    Collops are slices of meat. Although there is some debate as to
    where the name originated many believe it to come from the
    Swedish word kallops, rather than from the French word escalope.
    In England by the Elizabethan era, the name collops referred
    specifically to slices of bacon.



    When is Collop Monday

    Collop Monday is a moveable date but is always the Monday before
    Shrove Tuesday and although it's not clear exactly when it came
    into being, it was probably devised by Christians during the
    Medieval period.

    Also known as Shrove Monday, it was traditionally the last day to
    cook and eat meat before Lent. It has to be remembered that
    there was no refrigeration, so it is likely that the only meat
    available at that time of year would be smoked or salted - usually
    bacon or ham.

    The tradition was established that on Collop Monday the bacon
    would be fried and served with eggs, usually for breakfast - much
    like today's traditional English Breakfast though the slices of bacon
    were probably thicker - then the fat remaining in the pan from the
    frying would then be used the next day - Shrove Tuesday - to
    make the pancakes.

    http://www.recipes4us.co.uk/History/Collop%20Monday.htm


    Nickanan the Demon

    http://wyrdkalendar.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/nickanan-night-on-collop-monday.html


    ^^^ Last link is brilliant - the image is of the Devil sitting on
    a commode!


    Have a lovely and lucky day all and please take care whatever
    your plans.


    Alfie xxx
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    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 12th Feb 18, 8:13 AM
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    Not heard of Collop Monday alfie. Interesting. Lol at devil.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 12th Feb 18, 8:38 AM
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    Morning all,

    We have snow lying, was expecting there to be more through the night but thankfully not. Will be in Glasgow next Sunday and Monday so glad it isn't this week. Forecast for next weekend looks wet but hopefully not snow! Got loads Cineworld vouchers to use so use some of them when we are there. Was going to try and sell some of them but never keen on selling prizes.

    Yes Alfie you are right I will be using Tesco vouchers for some of the attractions I want to see on my breaks There are NT and English Heritage places we want to visit too and Coventry Car Museum is free. (DH is really looking forward to that) i have managed to get 3 free nights at IHG hotel near Coventry with my points so love it when I get freebies and cheap deals!

    Hope you manage to keep warm rose. How is your cough?
    For the first time in 4 wks I feel like I am OK now. I haven't visited my dad in all that time as I was so scared of giving the flu to him. Think I will go today or tomorrow depending on how the roads and pavements look later.

    Really annoyed with the Zizzi instant win comp. Just as I was getting near being able to claim a £20 voucher they take it off. Wonder if anyone got one. Could have claimed a £10 earlier but was waiting and guess what the £10 is off now too. Have claimed a bottle of Prosecco before they take that off as well! Will use that at Glasgow next week

    Hope everyone has a lucky day.

    sheils x
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    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 12th Feb 18, 9:10 AM
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    Been very cold here too but no snow. Sounds was though it was good the GKs came on Saturday what with snow in Glasgow and that area.

    Take care Rose. I don!!!8217;t mind snow its the ice that terrifies me.

    Talking to Six year old I asked what Scottish words had she learnt. immediately she said Aye. It was really funny with her fading American accent.

    Shells your holiday plans sound good. As Rose said there is plenty to see in Portsmouth. So pleased to her you are feeling better its been a long haul. Do hope you find your dad is improving. Great he has had the second op.

    interesting links Alfie thanks.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 12th Feb 18, 10:08 AM
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    good morning all
    been snowing here but sun is coming out though its still very cold,

    sounds like youve some great places sorted to visit sheils will be lovely for you,
    sorry to hear about your dad & hope he recovers soon xx

    lol, never heard of Collop Monday either Alfie
    big thanks for links & pics
    love the devil one

    take care & keep warm rose x

    hope you all had a lovely weekend leanfun

    have a great day all & keep warm x
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''
    Omar Khayyam.









    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 12th Feb 18, 12:05 PM
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    Postie has brought me a Bluebeards Revenge Sea Salt Spray for men.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 12th Feb 18, 1:48 PM
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    yay, well done rose
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''
    Omar Khayyam.









    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Feb 18, 7:49 AM
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    Good morning all,

    I hope everyone's well, happy Pancake Day!


    After a beautiful weather day yesterday we now have a
    hooley blowing outside today. Wet & ghastly!





    So pleased I managed to get a bit of gardening done
    yesterday while the weather was decent!


    Postie has brought me a Bluebeards Revenge Sea Salt Spray for men.
    Originally posted by rosemac
    Lovely win rose, well done!


    Fascinating link below re history of Pancake Day and Shrove
    Tuesday customs:


    http://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Pancake-Day/


    The pancake has a very long history and featured in cookery books
    as far back as 1439. The tradition of tossing or flipping them is
    almost as old: “And every man and maide doe take their turne,
    And tosse their Pancakes up for feare they burne.” (Pasquil’s Palin,
    1619).



    I had no idea that the tradition of flipping the pancake dates
    back so far!


    Have a lovely and lucky day all and please take care whatever
    your plans.







    Alfie xxx
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