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Postby Jrc123 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:07 am

Thank you for that list. I am indeed on Atorvastatin. I am now going to check the leaflet. Lol :newhuggy

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Postby mistakened » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:26 pm

Did anyone feel this earth tremour https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bed ... s-54070889
Very little damage reported.

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Postby Pepper Pig » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:21 pm

Not that far away but the earth didn’t move for me.

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Postby Renee » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:25 pm

I'm in the north west Moira, so it wasn't near to where I live. They have two earthquakes each year apparently.

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Postby Suffs » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:58 am

It was in Tezza's stomping ground (the area where I was born) ... I wonder how she is ... hope she's ok. :newhuggy

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Postby KeenCook2 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:29 pm

Suffs wrote:It was in Tezza's stomping ground (the area where I was born) ... I wonder how she is ... hope she's ok. :newhuggy

I've been wondering about Tezza too, Suffs.

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Postby scullion » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:36 pm

snap.

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Postby Stokey Sue » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:41 pm

I occasionally check Tezza’s Facebook but she hadn’t posted

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Postby Seatallan » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:47 pm

Me too. I know Tezza does have a tendency to disappear periodically but it has been a long time. I hope she's not ill again (I did rather think things were heading that way).
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Re: Chatterbox

Postby Pampy » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:51 pm

Has anyone heard from Binky recently? I've been wondering how she's going on.

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Postby Renee » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:46 pm

I've also been wondering about Binky.

I've just checked and it was July 26th when she last posted.

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Postby cherrytree » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:30 pm

I’m sure she’s posted on the Mustardland Bull page today about the new Private Eye cover.

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Postby Binky » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:24 pm

Hello folks. I am just about clinging on here; it's a gradual decline but very evident. I can get from the bed to the bathroom, and then to the lounge but this leaves me breathless and uncomfortable. Getting showered and dressed is a major activity. After that, my day consists of reading, looking on the internet, watching TV and trying to do a few brain puzzles.

I hardly ever cook - my contribution is reserved for veg peeling, sitting at the table, and reading recipes out loud for OH to cook. I think we're having veggie toad-in-the-hole tonight, so I will make the yorkshire pudding batter (easy peasy with a Bamix). My other contribution is to make sure we have a regular order from Betty's for our favourite cakes, and a monthly order to Cote At Home for quality ready-meals.It gives OH a rest two nights per week as we tuck into bouef bourguignonne or lamb parmentier (had their swordfish last weekend and it was lovely). :yum

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Re: Chatterbox

Postby jeral » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:03 pm

Hi Binky. Lovely to hear from you and especially as it can't be easy to find energy or time for everything. Mind you, as we're due for two days of sunshine, making the most of it and doing nothing sounds rather enticing.

Glad you're able to engage in food prep and of course are enjoying eating it. The Cote meals look good and a fairly wide choice too.

If you like trivia quizzes, this Daily Mail "True" might appeal. You click true or false within 10 secs and get the answer right or it stops and you start a new game. It has a food category incidentally:
https://games.dailymail.co.uk/games/true-trivia-game

Have your hospital sessions finished for now?

Take care.

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Postby scullion » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:20 pm

that game is really annoying! it sometimes tells you you're wrong and stops the game when you actually hit the right button - i knew i shouldn't trust the daily mail!

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Postby Amyw » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:12 pm

Sending you love Binky , lovely to hear from you

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Postby Binky » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:36 pm

Aww, it's really cheering to read nice messages. The nurses call me "one of their little strong 'ens" due to past history and treatments.

I am in the middle of this particular chemo regime - two others have been started and abandoned for various reasons (not good but won't go into it here). All I can do is hope for the best and remain positive. The only thing bugging me now is Yorkshire Puddings - whatever I do they always come out like biscuits. I use self-raising flour, a teaspoon of baking powder, equal parts of milk to flour, two eggs, Bamix them to death, and put them in a hot oven. Still not the fluffy puds I used to make. What's going on?

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Re: Chatterbox

Postby smitch » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:54 pm

Sending my best wishes too :newhuggy

I always use plain flour for Yorkshires

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Postby jeral » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:03 pm

Binky, sorry to hear treatment is being drawn out; hopefully they'll fix your sessions before we're all in lockdown again.

Yorks puds are usually made with plain four and no raising agent, also milk, egg and pinch of salt. (I sometimes add a bit of finely chopped onion.) If too much egg is added, which is what helps the rise, they can rise too much and then collapse quickly and taste eggy so I normally use only one egg. (Personal choice.)

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Postby Binky » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:28 pm

this is the recipe I used

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/bes ... e-puddings


but I didn't have four eggs - only two - so thought self-raising flour would help instead.

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