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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby mistakened » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:13 am

Good Morning Campers, I hope that everyone is well or least their health is improving.

I was intending to buy bags of tomatoes to make tomato sauce for the freezer. This is on hold as Deb is making Lime Marmalade this morning, the lime tree has produced 30+ fruits this year.

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby Uschi » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:09 am

Guten Morgen, the lime tree sounds great! I planted various citrus seeds and now have some pretty plants. Sure, they might never bear fruit here, but it was fun. Must avail myself of a kaffir lime fruit and see if I can grow my own supply of leaves.

With luck Axel might be home before noon ... :birthday-dancer

I hope that everyone else will have similar good news soon.

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby Suffs » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:30 am

Good morning all :D :mug:

A dry still morning ... wood pigeons flying back and forth ... today I have pastry to make ready for pasty making tomorrow.

On Friday we are driving to meet up with niece before she starts her life at Uni ... she has a steady boyfriend she met at sixth form college and she wants us to meet him ... so we’re going to meet up in the parkland of a stately home and have a socially distanced walk and picnic ... hence the need for pasties.

To avoid the need to visit public loos I have acquired one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/392865022800?r ... DUnbranded ... I’ll report back ;)

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby Uschi » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:36 am

Your portapotty looks interesting, Suffolk, but I keep thinking one would need another pair of hands to use it, hold one's clothes in place and so on ... not to mention patting everything dry afterwards.

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby icelesley » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:07 am

Good Morning campers. By the heck Suffs that contraption looks.. erm, ......odd :shock: but if it works I suppose its a good idea. I take it you will use it in the car not the bushes if it's required :o
It's dull here this morning, we had patchy rain last night, but the plants have perked up along with the weeds. I am considering buying a eco weed burner to save my back and knees.

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby halfateabag » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:09 am

good news for you today uschi.....

woke up to a misty start with sun trying hard to break thru....

yesterday we drove to hungerford and went to the arcade, a few ideas in my mind. the 3 part concrete garden feature of a dragon swimming on the grass (head out) was a bit too expensive also he would have complained as having to move it every time the lawn was cut. I opted for an edwardian actual ticking and chiming clock we have called timmy. as a child ticking clocks would annoy me, i now find them calming and restful. think timmys home may be on the upper landing in the central part of the house.

after the arcade we had a picnic by the canal and watched the boats, swans and ducks playing in the water. stopped off in pewsey and visited some fiends who are getting married next sept. the venue looks fab. it is only 20 mins from us. quick cuppa with them then home for 6pm, the fluffs were tapping their watches.

i doctored 2 ginsters pasties for supper adding chopped cooked beef and a rich m'room sauce which made them quite acceptable.

early night, all that excitement tired me right out.

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby Suffs » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:17 am

My car interior is not really designed for manoeuvring ... being a cabriolet with a folding hard top, there’s not a lot of space ... I’ve a feeling that when/if I have to use it, the performance will probably take place in a layby with me being shielded on one side by an open car door and on other sides by OH with arms outstretched holding a large beach towel. Dignified it will not be ... but it’ll be a relief ;) :lol: not to have to use public loos :thumbsup

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby Gruney2 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:23 am

Sufs - I wouldn't know where to start! :lol:

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby Uschi » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:27 am

Give it a dry run at home, so you have an idea of how best to maneuvre. I suggest taking a few clothes pegs along to keep clothes out of the way.

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby Suffs » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:37 am

Uschi ... I tend to wear jeans and tops ... there’s unlikely to be anything long and flapping to get in the way (or protect my modesty) ... if I get arrested for mooning you lot will have to vouch for me and bail me out ... good job I’m not the bashful type.

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby Earthmaiden » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:41 am

Morning all! :wave. Hope everyone's muddling along ok today. Good news that Axel's coming home, Uschi!

How lovely to have grown 30 limes in the garden!

Looks a nice day out, zosh, did you go to Cobbs? I used to escape and walk along the canal there quite regularly but haven't been for ages.

Interesting contraption, Suffs. I think I'd go for a Sheewee with an optional container if I bought something like that. I'm sure you'll have a few trial runs before going out with it! That kind of thing has been popular this year. I read a month or so back that camping lavatories were sold out everywhere.

Glad you had a nice visit, Herbi! A bit of socialising lifts the spirits. Had the people extended the kitchen in the same way as you had considered?

Looks another nice day. Need to do some shopping and am having a flu jab this afternoon.

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby mistakened » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:44 am

The kitchen smells wonderful, Deb has peeled a dozen limes, someone should try reproduce the perfume of all that lime oil. She has yet to remove the white pith, this is going to be all day job. I have offered my assistance.

The purple potatoes were disappointing, they had no flavour, I don't know what to do with rest of them, purple mash potato perhaps. I shall stick to our locally produced Cypriot potatoes, far more flavoursome (horrible word)

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby Uschi » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:49 am

Suffs wrote:Uschi ... I tend to wear jeans and tops ... there’s unlikely to be anything long and flapping to get in the way (or protect my modesty) ... if I get arrested for mooning you lot will have to vouch for me and bail me out ... good job I’m not the bashful type.

You'll be OK, then.
"Long and flapping" ... that is one reason why I avoid costumes with long tails (devil, cat, etc.) at Karneval ... I heard some cautionary tales from my family. :lol:
Besides, people can't resist pulling ... my bunny costume had a velcroed on tail which I could snatch back from the shocked culprit.

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby Earthmaiden » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:51 am

mistakened wrote:far more flavoursome (horrible word)


but better than flavourful ;)

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby Stokey Sue » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:11 am

Good morning
Overcast and muggy here

Gent coming to give the boiler it’s MOT this morning, so better have coffee and get dressed

Suffs, think I’d sooner take my chances on public loos and careful use of sanitiser than mess around with that thing! :lol:

Question that intrigues me, kind of following on from yesterday’s discussion of traffic, I’ve noticed that although most businesses round here have reopened, we seem to have partly reverted to Sunday closing, apart from food shops and a few that habitually close on Mondays. Is this widespread or a Stokey special?

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby Seatallan » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:47 am

halfateabag wrote: visited some fiends who are getting married next sept.


:lol: :lol: :lol: should be an interesting wedding!!!

Glad you enjoyed your day however. I've not been to Malborough for years. Me and dear (now deceased) friend used to stop for scones and a pot of tea at Polly's tea room en route to Trowbridge Village Pump festival. Is it still there?
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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby Seatallan » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:48 am

Uschi wrote:I am glad you enjoyed your outing, Herbidacious. I found that during lockdown and afterwards contact with others was so important.
We were careful to meet outside, if possible, and keep a distance, but it was still wonderful. Just sitting around, chatting, sharing meals and allowing one's soul to relax.


Uschi, that is such a lovely post.... I know exactly what you mean.... :newhuggy
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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby Uschi » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:54 am

Thanks Seatallan, I can only say it helped us. As it was warm we could sit outside and even play a game or two.
Our friends were also in the vulnerable group and careful about contacts. The family, alas, was a different matter. Some of them believe in right-wing conspiracy theories and think it's all made up or that it will only "cull" the weak who would have died anyway. I'd say it's a big difference if you die in normal times with your family around you or in Covid times all alone.

Ah well, even those meetings were held outside.

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby Suffs » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:56 am

The thing is SSue ... out in the sticks there’s a dearth of public loos at the best of times and many are closed because of the problem getting them cleaned often enough ... finding somewhere for a pee can involve going to a village petrol station and being directed to ‘the one at the back of the workshop’ and we’ll be travelling through some pretty rural fenland. In Norfolk or Suffolk I’d avail myself of a field gateway and hedge, but wide open fenland has little to protect one’s modesty.

... which reminds me of my dream ... I was in a ‘social situation’ with a crowd of people I didn’t know ... one man was making a nuisance of himself and I couldn’t get away from him. I looked around for a familiar face but saw only one ... but I knew he would be kind and help me so I called to him
“Ringo! Can you help me?” and I was right, he was a complete gentleman, persuaded the nuisance to leave by bopping him on the nose and then disappeared back into the crowd. My hero!! 8-)

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Re: Wild about Chatter

Postby scullion » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:17 am

good morning, all.
overcast.
does anyone else's ip get blocked when it lands on one that has previously been blocked? it seems to happen to me quite often
sorry, it was outer london not greater london (if there's a difference). that was seeing more congestion. i would have corrected myself yesterday but for the previously mentioned blockage.
off for a walk in half an hour - the tide is right - after a coffee and a shower.


glad axel is being returned to you today, uschi. hope everyone else's night was peaceful.

i have found that angling the car in a lay-by/farm gate, opening the passenger door, and sitting on the edge of the door 'sil' means that your 'bits aren't visible to traffic from either direction. not that i often need to - i can go for a good portion of the day without 'the need'.
have a good day, everyone.

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