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Old 16th Mar 2016, 09:30
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Very true, Mr Hopper! Yesterday I started out to check the hives. Noticed that a large branch had come down from one of the oak trees. Diverted to the shed to get the tree saw and mini-chainsaw to cut it up. Decided I needed to get the garden incinerator to burn the trimmings. Took it up the slope in the wheelbarrow to where the tree was. Realised I hadn't brought the makings to light the incinerator. Back to house. Coffee. Noticed bird feeders were nearly empty. Filled them. Back to tree. Husband enquired as to where his lunch was. Quick lesson for him: Fridge and Pantry 101 - How To Make Your Own Lunch. Spent rest of afternoon tending bonfire. Note to self: check definition of 'pyromaniac' on NHS website.

Bees today......
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 09:47
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The weather is all over the place here. A couple of horribly hot days (40 degrees C) followed by a blissfully cool 26 today ... and it really does feel cool too!! One is lapping up every minute of this and we are even promised thunderstorms in a couple of days too but I bet we don't get them.

For the first time in more than 15 years of being on the internet, one managed to acquire a computer virus. Consultation with one's anti-virus manufacturer has proved to be very interesting; they have been made aware of this thing but have not yet been able to determine exactly what it is. It slows the computer down to a maddeningly slow crawl and interferes with the opening of programmes. They are working on a fix for me and could not possibly have been more helpful. Fingers crossed they come up with the answer for me.
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 10:01
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Bees?? now there's a idea,think a jar of honey shall be invested in today.
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 11:08
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I think I would go for a cheese, leek and potato tortilla, myself.





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Old 16th Mar 2016, 11:25
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Originally Posted by handsfree View Post
Isn't that the truth Mr Hopper.
It's taken me a week to summon up the courage to extract the ladder from the garage.
A week?

It can take me up to several years from formulating a plan to actually laying out the tools.
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 12:11
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Checkboard, recipe please it looks too delicious not to ask for it.

Mr. Hopper, maybe the wiser words said in a thread for a long time. The problem is that most issues don't cause too much of annoyance to impose doing immediately. And as my favorite book used to say "the simple jobs are not ever done because they are so easy and can be done tomorrow".

The SSK, yes the filo issue is critical for a pie. Although in my country a woman's cooking skills are judged on how good filo she can produce.
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 13:15
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Originally Posted by Checkboard View Post
I think I would go for a cheese, leek and potato tortilla, myself.
Originally Posted by Rwy in Sight
recipe please it looks too delicious not to ask for it.
Cheese, leek & potato tortilla | BBC Good Food
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 13:20
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Originally Posted by lasernigel View Post
Wish I could get a decent nights sleep.
Slept (with vivid dreaming) from 02:00 until 11:59 (drug assisted).
The dream issue was one of a missing membership card.
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 17:20
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 18:38
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one could partake of a bowl of leek broth every day at a different Club.
I thought you got broth from brothels.
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 21:07
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If you want something you've never had,

then you've got to do something you've never done.

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Old 16th Mar 2016, 21:20
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Five leeks consumed, nineteen to go.

This quick reply thing will be the death of smiley faces.

Why am I suddenly singing rugby songs?
How's your father? - all right
How's your mother? - half tight
How's your sister? - she might
When was the last time? - last night
Etc
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 21:47
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This owld bod of mine is taking a long time to ajust to this new regime of medication,felt better the first week I got out of hospital,mostly digestion and me heed feeling fuzzy buggrit.
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 22:27
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Originally Posted by The SSK View Post
Five leeks consumed, nineteen to go.

This quick reply thing will be the death of smiley faces.

Why am I suddenly singing rugby songs?
How's your father? - all right
How's your mother? - half tight
How's your sister? - she might
When was the last time? - last night
Etc
I thought you are a rowing man Mr The SSK!

I was following a patrol car earlier on and their strobe lights were on. I inquired if they can switch it off as they were blinding but it seems they are orders to keep them on.
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 22:31
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Leek broth being fettled as per your suggestion Mr D. Soup contains only the most contented of chickens. Will fax some over to you as soon as it's ready, might be just the tonic you need.

Four more leeks down
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 07:42
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Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!

to all of that persuasion and anyone who likes a good excuse for a pint of
the old Nigerian lager.

+2C, feels like -4C, and partly cloudy.

Looks like it could be another ok day for gardening and there's still some room in the bins.
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 08:20
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Morning peeps,oh dear,St Patricks Day?this is the day Bro Draper goes out and meets a Irish personage of his aquaintence and ventures down to the High Street thence tends to get fuddled wi ale much to the annoyance of SIL.
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 08:25
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Good morning all.

HAPPY St.PATRICK'S DAY..
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 10:24
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Drapes, when Wiking had the same procedure you have recently undergone, and like you had to give up his beloved smokes, it also took time before all the meds were balanced out.
Some were changed, some needed adjusting.
Both the body and the mind take time recovering from something as serious as you have just been through.
Be a bit forgiving of it all, have a little patience and talk to your practice nurse or doctor if you have concerns. Talks like that are part of their job.
It does get better, as many TRABBists who have been in your situation know.

I know you only do feelings in relation to hound-kind, not human kind, but have a Great Big Hug anyway.
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 11:10
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So it's St Patrick's Day........How can I ever forget it as it's the anniversary of the day Mrs 4ma and I tied the knot. Today is bright and sunny, unlike that day in history when it snowed, sleeted, fogged, blowed, rained and snowed again. Spent wedding night on a train stuck in a snow drift, along with 300 other passengers. "Never again" I vowed. At least that's one promise I've kept. Card bought, flowers delivered, table booked for tonight....might be allowed an extra day on me canal next week.
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