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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby Suffs » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:05 am

Scully ... down your way the visitors only know how to merge in with other visitors ... the think the Cornish national dress comes from Seasalt ...most years they don't know what locals look like ;)

NB ... you'll note that I don't include us in the above ... we're different :lol:

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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby PatsyMFagan » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:27 am

Suffs wrote:We were watching Canal Boat Diary last night Sloe ... we both felt that the life looked romantic ... in the summertime ... DS confirms that life aboard a metal-hulled box of whatever shape in the winter is cold and damp ... whatever you do about the heating ... as someone who started married life in a residential caravan while doing up an old house, I agree ... I vote you head home to 'warm and dry' and 'not slippy' ... sumer is icumen in ... you can be at the caravan in the sunshine very soon.


I need to catch up with Canal Boat Diary as this would bring back lots of happy memories of my time living on my narrowboat ... I agree though, the warm weather is delightful and it's very like being on a permanent holiday, however, the winters can be a bit grim especially when the decks and gunwales have a sheet of ice covering them :shock: Some beautiful misty mornings though watching swans gliding along and one magical New Year's day watching a pair of kingfishers courting :thumbsup

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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby Stokey Sue » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:50 am

Good morning

How lovely PP, I’m sure you will hang your new water colour in pride of place

Pat, I’ve been doing the standing on one leg for yonks, changing legs every 30 seconds as the electric toothbrush buzzes. I got so balanced I moved up to a minute on each side but hurt my leg and had to stop for a while so back to 30 seconds. I actually think I brush my teeth better because I pay more attention to the timer.

Shan’t be using cold water though, unsuitable for some medical conditions

We must have had some wind overnight as the most exposed tulips have gone over, went out of an east facing door and the heat hit me, so I watered my pots. Clouding a bit now

Have a good day everyone

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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby scullion » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:54 am

Suffs wrote:Scully ... down your way the visitors only know how to merge in with other visitors ... the think the Cornish national dress comes from Seasalt ...most years they don't know what locals look like ;)

NB ... you'll note that I don't include us in the above ... we're different :lol:


they also leave the top box on their car - that, with the bike rack, is a giveaway.
talking loudly to each other/holidaying friends and of 'going back to their place' are all part of their 'uniform', although shorts, sandals and cagoules seems to have declined - and surf board bags are less common with locals, too.
the council workers at the beach, yesterday, were also commenting on the holiday makers already down.

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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby Busybee » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:09 am

We have got holiday makers too, goodness knows where they are staying. Our friends place opens up next week and they are pretty well sold out for the season, I’m rather surprised considering the prices they charge! Just shows what people will pay to get away.

A friend who lives next to the river in central York says that the city is as busy as ever with tourists. I’m guessing a proportion will be day trippers.

We are risking a day up the Dales next week, the kids are back in school so we are going to Middleham castle. Ice cream will be consumed at Brymor, as that’s the law. Debate has already started regarding what flavour to have :lol:

BB

https://brymordairy.co.uk/the-flavours/ What would you choose?


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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby Suffs » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:18 am

I knew there was something else I had to do this morning ... tomorrow has been designated Pasty Day (not a lot of choice left in the freezer ... a Sainsbugs delivery is scheduled for Sunday) ... so I've made pastry this morning to rest in the fridge until tomorrow ... I've made a 'different' sort of pastry ... the last few times I've made pasties I've used half strong white flour and half wholemeal SR and made a lovely short shortcrust. This morning I've experimented ... we don't have any SR wholemeal left so I added some Baking Powder to wholemeal bread flour and have made the pastry half and half with that and strong white. However, I went into a sort of 'automatic pilot' and weighed out the butter and lard for Rough Puff proportions ... I could've corrected myself but decided to go with it and see what happens ... so I've made Rough Puff with those ingredients. We shall see what happens ... it might be revolutionary :limbobanana

For me BB it could be any of ... Madagascan Vanilla, Clotted Cream, Sticky Stem Ginger and Golden Honeycomb. :yum

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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby Seatallan » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:31 am

Madagascan vanilla and golden honeycomb for me please! :yum

PP, what a truly lovely present (and surprise). :D
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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby Pampy » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:41 am

Suffs wrote: DS confirms that life aboard a metal-hulled box of whatever shape in the winter is cold and damp ... whatever you do about the heating ... as someone who started married life in a residential caravan while doing up an old house, I agree ... I vote you head home to 'warm and dry' and 'not slippy' ... sumer is icumen in ... you can be at the caravan in the sunshine very soon.

Definitely true! My brother has had to put air conditioning as well as heating in his railway carriage to keep it cool in summer and warm/condensation free in winter.

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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby WolfGirl » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:42 am

Good morning.

Mmmm.....sticky stem ginger or sea salted caramel for me. Can you have two scoops?!!!

Clear blue sky first thing but fluffy clouds arriving now. Still windy. I’ve just watered everything in the conservatory, it was very warm in there. South east facing so gets any sun until mid afternoon.

PP, what a lovely friend to have. Your story was heartwarming.

I’m home alone again as OH has gone to play golf. I can get up to mischief!!!

Enjoy your day.

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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby mistakened » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:45 am

I used to enjoy Rocombe Farm ice cream when my parents lived in Devon. I see that they have been swallowed up by YEO farms so have probably lost their identity.
The quiche is baked but I have managed to break one of the set of Joseph mixing bowls. I do not think that you can buy them individually

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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby Earthmaiden » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:48 am

Morning all! :wave. It's cold here this morning - you can certainly keep your cold showers.

What a chatty lot you are today! A syndicate of 'indoor agriculture' was discovered round here recently in houses all round a relatively small area. They were using slave labour too. Just shows you often have no idea what's going on under your own nose. I hope people weren't hurt in the fire.

PP - such a lovely thing to happen and such a good example of the nicer things to have come out of a year of lockdowns which will be carried forward.

Oh, those ice creams! I'd just have to visit regularly to try all the ones I like. Anything strawberry or raspberry, anything caramel/maple syrupy and rum and raisin are always very hard to decide from. Yes, the cherry too! We've got a very good ice cream shop here but I've never been in because it's in a street/area where I wouldn't want to be seen eating. I must take GD there, it would be slightly more acceptable then :lol:.

A house clean-up and my first visit to Sainsburys for months is on the cards today. I forgot to put the rubbish out last night which is annoying. Might do a bit more garden sweeping if there's time too.

Hope you manage to stay warm, Sloe. The surroundings must look very pretty and the birds must be delighted with their food.

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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby liketocook » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:10 pm

Good morning everyone,
How lovely PP :D
Sticky stem ginger or raspberry ripple for me please BB, that said we are very fortunate to have this place in town https://theicecreamfactory.org/ , their ice creams are wonderful. :yum
Feeling less blah than the past two days so the post-jab side effects seem to be settling, just need aching joints to ease. Freezer sorting for me today, I had hoped to get it done earlier in the week but just couldn't find the oomph. I'll do it in bits over a couple of days so it isn't too onerous. I wonder what UFOs I'll find. :lol: :lol:
The boiler company called yesterday and my new system is being installed on the 19th of April. :D

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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby Sloe-Gin » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:16 pm

Good news about your new system, LTC.
We must be mad. HUB says he wants to stay, but has conceded that we will go home Friday. I think he's enjoying the escapism.
To be fair, we do have a top notch central heating system and insulation. And he says would he sleep any better at home? Probably not.
We don't have to go far to exercise pooches in splendid isolation!

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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby KeenCook2 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:46 pm

Ooooh, despite the cold and overcast weather I would still like an icecream or two, or three... please! Sticky stem ginger, praline pecan delight, and I love the thought of clotted cream blackcurrant ..... and a really good vanilla is always fab ....

PP :newhuggy :thumbsup how lovely, and what a wonderful surprise

Booked my ear-dewaxing at Specsavers at Ealing Broadway for Friday - haven't been anywhere near Ealing Broadway for years and years and years, more or less since we moved from Acton and the boys didn't go to school round there any more, and our trajectory changed, whereas it was once our go-to shopping destination! It'll be interesting to see how it's changed.

Asda delivery this afternoon, apparently no substitutes although various things (like fresh peppers!) were "unavailable" when I finalised the list yesterday.

Stay warm everyone, especially Sloe and Mr Gin!

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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby WWordsworth » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:16 pm

Speaking as someone who was born and brought up in a holiday town, I think we all have a grumble about visitors.
Can't get a seat in your favourite pub/cafe, noise, poor behaviour, litter etc etc
But the local economy would keel over without them so we tried to make them welcome.

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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby miss mouse » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:41 pm

WWordsworth wrote:But the local economy would keel over without them so we tried to make them welcome.


I try to be helpful to visitors to London, why wouldn't I be? UK hospitality shines again I see.

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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby WWordsworth » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:48 pm

UK hospitality shines again I see.

Sorry, I'm not quite with you there miss mouse.

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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby herbidacious » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:53 pm

I imagine most of use take our turn at being holiday makers, and probably commit faux pas without realizing it. We don't get too many holiday makers in Sydenham though, I have to say :) Although there used to be carriage loads worth of continental European teenagers - you know the ones with identical back packs - getting on at Sydenham Hill station to go into town around 9.30 in the summer.

I am now thinking of my trip to Cuba where almost all the people working in state owned things (restaurants and shops) treated us with utter contempt by default. It was really depressing. Funnily, people working for or owning private businesses were very friendly. Hmm.
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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby mistakened » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:09 pm

You can imagine what it is like on an island where one the major sources of income is tourism in all its branches. Some businesses never recovered from the original lockdown, there are rows of empty sea front premises. Like so many places business owners use their summer income to subsidise the winter months.
There are also side effects, no tourists means no flights which means that part time residents cannot get here, so more loss of income for the ordinary shops such as the bakers. For example, I was talking to Elaine, she does my pedicure, yes she sees regulars like me but no one who comes out for part of the year and definitely no "walk ins". She says that she can survive as it not her only source of income but Tony, the barber next door is having problems.

On the other hand we are spared some dreadful sights on the beach and tourist areas.

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Re: Wild about Chatter ... Vol 6

Postby Uschi » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:18 pm

Guten Tag from a freezing and snowy Wuppertal!

Having been a tourist in the UK, I must say that I was usually treated with a lot of goodwill and friendliness. London could be a bit of hit and miss, but then again, so is Berlin.

herbidacious wrote:I am now thinking of my trip to Cuba where almost all the people working in state owned things (restaurants and shops) treated us with utter contempt by default. It was really depressing. Funnily, people working for or owning private businesses were very friendly. Hmm.


That's a good old Socialist tradition. When in East Germany we were always amazed if and when staff were friendly. It did not happen often.

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