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*SIDETRACKED IN STOURHEAD*

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For all of you wonderful Goyers out there, who have followed my ‘Lost in Somerset’, blog that I posted over six months ago, I wanted to take you all on a journey to a spectacular,(and I don’t use the word lightly), National Trust Landscaped garden, not too far from me, called *’Stourhead*’.

Stourhead is just outside Frome, (Pronounced Frume_) in Wiltshire…. The original House and Gardens were purchased by Mr Henry Hoare I, and passed onto his son, Henry Hoare the II, who helped create the ’_The Perfect Landscape Garden ’ from the 1740’s onwards.
It truly is spectacular, and certainly worthy of a visit if you are ever over this way, but allow yourself a good day to walk around it, and bring a picnic! You won’t regret it…..

I have posted several blogs on the History of Garden Design through the Ages, and this Landscape Garden, which now belongs to the National Trust, follows the fashion of ’_Idealising the view in pictorial terms_ ’, in other words, as a fine natural painting. This garden was heavily influenced by the Italian Style of Landscape design.

But this is not a history lesson, though the history is easy to look up, should you so wish….

This is my own private take on a glorious day out in a breathtaking environment….Please join me as we wander through this beautifully Landscaped Garden, linger, at your leisure, as we take a gentle stroll through Stourhead, as seen through the eyes of my camera….

Overview of Scenery…..

Temple of Apollo……

Palladian Bridge….

Stone Grotto…..

Water Nymph…….

Classical River God….

The Pantheon…….

Designed Cascade….

Bristol High Cross…..

Just taking a breather…..What a view….

Reflected Foliage in all her Spring clothing……

Rhododendrons …..such a sight….

Time for your close up……

Magnolia bloom……

And in her full glory…..

Rhododendron in lilac……

Captured by my lens whilst preening….

Surrounding view and Temple of Apollo set as a jewel…

This reminded me of a Monet Painting….Beautiful!

I think we wore them out!!…..Hope that you enjoyed getting ‘Sidetracked in Stourhead’ with me….Thanks for the company…!\0/

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Simply stunning ... can't really say more! Loved your personal look at this icon of a garden ... it's a spot I've always longed to visit and your blog has certainly brightened my day.

2 Jan, 2011

 

Looks an absolutely wonderful place. I certainly enjoyed it,thank you.

2 Jan, 2011

 

Fantastic place,Flori,and your photo's are lovely.Some parts of it reminds me of Fountains Abbey,especially the reflected foliage,and Temple of Apollo pics...love the last one..they create a certain ambience.!! Lol...were you on the pull????????

2 Jan, 2011

 

Incredibly beautiful Flori.......amazing landscaping and views....you've taken some wonderful photos, the colours are stunning! A joy to see....thanks so much for taking us there. I love the Italian influence, it's my favourite style, this is definitely one to visit......:o))

2 Jan, 2011

 

you'd have to pull very hard to wake those two up!! altho i think one of them is dreaming!? not sure what about!!
what a lovely blog and now stourhead is top of my list to visit this year ~ when did you go ~ may??? do you take the postcard photos for stourhead while you visit ~ cos those photos are stunning.

2 Jan, 2011

cos
Cos
 

Very-very beautiful place. As you can see from my profile I enjoy visiting public gardens and I will certainly do not miss this one in the summer.....God willing. There is another reason I must go there. It contains a lot of Greek history.

2 Jan, 2011

uma
Uma
 

Enjoyed your blog very much, Floribunda. What an amazing place! Thanks for sharing. :)

2 Jan, 2011

 

wonderfull blog flori and amazing views across the lake there, so enjoyed sharing your visit, cant wait for spring and summer now :o)) x

2 Jan, 2011

 

Fantastic pics Flori, the first one setting the standard. I'd love to visit it, but this is the next best thing. The 'Monet painting' looks more like a painting than a photo, beautiful. I know nothing about cameras, but these pics seem to have a different quality to them. Good job your OH wasn't in uniform, as Annella will be looking in soon! A worthy successor to Somerset:-)))

2 Jan, 2011

 

we could manage a trip somehow BA ~ a west midland safari to stourhead ~ or sorry, sidetracked in stourhead??

2 Jan, 2011

 

Wonderful pictures Flori, loved the "Monet", and the 2 very unusual "statues " in the last picture. :o))

2 Jan, 2011

 

Stcki, I leave it to you my friend to organise a coach. Just think, a Goyers convention wheeeeeeeeeeee:-)

2 Jan, 2011

 

love the idea, coaches cost so much tho ~ any pumpkins out there willing to be hired??

2 Jan, 2011

 

I would come girls, where do we get the coach?? Such a lovely blog Flori, and your photos just fab, think I like them all, its a beautiful place to be sure.

2 Jan, 2011

 

What a lovely record of a wonderful day out! The "Monet" bridge is a particularly beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing the pics.
Happy New Year!

2 Jan, 2011

 

how far north are you BA?

2 Jan, 2011

 

Beautiful scenes Floribunda what strange Gargoyles in the last photo lol, just kidding hehe

2 Jan, 2011

 

now wouldnt that be an idea ~ make gargoyles in your own image!!! bet bampy would know how!!!

2 Jan, 2011

 

Or Leigh Nosey Potter he makes wonderful things.

2 Jan, 2011

 

Wonderful Flori, beautiful pictures, must try and get there again this year, its just down the road from me after all.

2 Jan, 2011

 

An eye-catching set of photos, Flori ...
... very nice to see.. :o)

2 Jan, 2011

 

Wonderful pics Flori and somewhere I have always wanted to visit......Ba, Sticki is Wellingborough too far out of the way to pic me up???

2 Jan, 2011

 

Wow! I have just logged on and am amazed at the response that my blog has generated already! Thank you all for such lovely complimentary comments...and I am so glad that Goyers out there would like to visit this wonderful garden themselves....You would not be disappointed....
Yes, Sticki, it was May, and the Rhododendrons are just about every colour possible....This was a really warm day that we went, and there is so much shade and cool area's to rest in....You can even buy some plants there as well.....Thank you all for your comments....I am really touched by them...\0/x

Ps, Gargoyles came home with us....!!!

2 Jan, 2011

 

just incredible photographs Flori, had to look at them twice, the colours are amazing, thank you for sharing them with us, not surprised the men were worn out, what a wonderful day'

2 Jan, 2011

 

I live in Aldridge, Walsall Sticki. We could have a meet up at Malvern as there's a coach from here and a few of us, Spritz, Louise, Flori and Ba met there last spring show. If you look at Spritz's blog, think called ANYONE WANT TO BORROW MY SHOEHORN was where the arrangements were made if you'd care to look:-))

2 Jan, 2011

 

lol loved that last pic bev .... wot kind of wallflowers are they !!!!! ................... haha .. lovely pics , hope you well and had a nice rest xxx ;0)))))

2 Jan, 2011

 

Lovely blog Flori.... wonderful pics....

2 Jan, 2011

 

Stunning photos Flori and a great blog. I have been here before on a cold and wet day in in the early 1980's in Autumn. I can't remember it being as lovely as this though. I should have gone on a better day. Mind you I was there with work not to look at the views.........lol ;-)

2 Jan, 2011

 

Amazing photographs, not too far from us, it is on my list of places to visit for certain. Thanks for showing us.

2 Jan, 2011

 

This is going on my list of N.T. places to visit this year. Thanks for showing us around these beautiful gardens. National Trust membership is one of the best investments we ever made. So many historic buildings and gardens to see. : o ))

2 Jan, 2011

 

Great photos. The lake is beautiful. I hope you recovered, but it must have been worth it.

2 Jan, 2011

 

walsall is not so far away ~ i shall look up that blog ~ thanks BA.
i can do malvern ~ thats not so far either!!
we could all have a picnic! ~ and how will we recognise each other? the people carrying the laptops or cameras??? i shall be carrying a stickytoffee pudding!!!

2 Jan, 2011

 

It really is as lovely as your photos show, Flori - worth making a special trip to visit, anyone who hasn't been there!

You walk round the huge lake, and at every turn there's a new view. I only had a film camera the last time we went, and I used all the shots up!

I dread to think how many photos I'd take on a digital camera. ;-)

2 Jan, 2011

 

Lol Flori you could always stick them on your gates or outside the house, I m sure they would do a great job in dertering the post man form delivering any bills, hehe.

2 Jan, 2011

 

I am so delighted that so many are enjoying this new blog, and that it has raised such interest amongst you all. The bearded one in the pict, is my OH, and his best mate.....two bigger kids you have never met.....lol! Lovely to see so many familiar friends on here ......\0/x

3 Jan, 2011

 

I went to Stourhead last year, and you're right, it's stunning. I have the same photos, but the weather was a bit more gloomy. Lovely pics!

3 Jan, 2011

 

Sticki, if you look on the Spritz's blog I mentioned, you'll see how we identified each other...very exciting:-)
I've just made it easier for you to find, click on my faves, then on my fave blogs and it's the third one down, no idea why 3rd as I've just put it on:-)

3 Jan, 2011

 

False moustaches ... sitting in wheelbarrows ... carrying rolled up newspapers ? So, how exactly did you recognise one another? Met up at Vicky's stand? I'm so very confused now . . . . . : o ))

3 Jan, 2011

 

Shirley, I've no idea how.....but we managed it ;-) Actually, we did all meet at a given time by Vicky's exhibit. I did pin my avatar pic to my coat and flashed it at likely people. Spritz told me off:-( Are you going this spring?? :-)

3 Jan, 2011

 

Well, it's a show I would really love to visit, depends on many factors though! I'm down on the Sussex coast, a fair distance from Malvern. OH and I could take in visits to N.T. places, together with the show over a few days. Hmmm, I feel a plan coming on! : o ))

3 Jan, 2011

 

Goodo:-)

3 Jan, 2011

 

what day might you all go??

3 Jan, 2011

 

I've just realised I've hijacked this blog on Stourhead ... now it's gone to Malvern ... sorry Flori!
Sticki ... Thursday or Friday for me would be good.

3 Jan, 2011

 

ah ok, will see what i can do ~ i work wed, thur, fri mornings but finish at 11, so i could carry on from there? i dont even know which month it is!!

3 Jan, 2011

 

My day will be dictated by when the coach is going, last time I think it was a Saturday:-(
Has anyone heard from Pip? such a lot of flooding in Oz, hope she's ok.

3 Jan, 2011

 

12th - 15th May Sticki, don't know the actual days:-)

3 Jan, 2011

 

oh no!!!! we are booking our holiday for 13th to go to islay ~ well maybe i can come 12th but i dont know!!! have to see.

3 Jan, 2011

 

Just found out coach goes from Aldridge Saturday 14th. I could probably get there by train if everyone was going on a different specific day, but that would mean I couldn't buy much:-(( I bought so much last time, I had to buy two trollies:-)) Shirley, if you saw the Somerset blog, you would know that hijacking was the flavour of the day, in fact any old flight of fancy:-))

3 Jan, 2011

 

i shall have to look at all your pictures instead ~ cant believe you will all be less than an hour away from me and i will be in the north of scotland!!!!

3 Jan, 2011

 

That's ok, we'll all come to Islay with you:-))

3 Jan, 2011

 

ooooh yes that will be much more fun than just the 2 of us!

3 Jan, 2011

 

That's ok Shirley, as Ba says, after our Somerset Blog, anything goes...It is amazing where the tangents lead lol! I hope to be going back to Malvern in May....Ba and I are getting to be old hands at this....hahaha \0/x Pip very quiet....hope all ok...

3 Jan, 2011

 

\0/ hello Flori:-)

3 Jan, 2011

 

Hello all. I was wondering where Pip was too, but she will be in bed now I suppose as they are 12 hours in front of us. Is Pip from Queensland? I think thats where they had the floods.

This Blog is taking off nicely Flori and will soon be up to 1500 ...lol. There are 54 comments after just one day ! ;-))

3 Jan, 2011

 

no she isnt from queensland ~ i asked her, i thought perhaps she had been to a very good new years party???

3 Jan, 2011

 

She's from Sidney, New South Wales Richard, but as I'm useless at geograpjhy, I'm none the wiser 8~/ Sticki, Pip's teetotal:-)

3 Jan, 2011

 

and richard were have you bin tooooo not seen you bt much latly ... hope you had a gud xmas /new year x

3 Jan, 2011

 

you can still have a good party even if you are tee total!!

3 Jan, 2011

 

It looks a fabulous place and your photo`s are smashing Flori. Both my daughter and I love visiting places so this has to go on our list. Thanks for brightening my day...

3 Jan, 2011

 

Absolutely beautiful photos, Floribunda, and what a gorgeous sunny day you had. Loved the Monet waterlilies too. Mmmm, I belong to the NT . . . will have to work out how far that would be.

Please can we fix a date for Malvern in 2012??!! It would be wonderful to meet up, and it's such a great show - better than Chelsea. Loved it in 2009 - would have gone again this year, but oh dear, we've gone and booked a holiday in the Greek Islands when it's on. Instead, just have to enjoy the wild flowers, and swimming in the turquoise sea and sunshine . . . almost as good as Stourhead really!

3 Jan, 2011

 

Poor you Shirley:-)

3 Jan, 2011

 

Pardon?

3 Jan, 2011

 

Lol....well you do have 5 letters the same as Sheila in your name.....go on,you are going to check now,aren't you ???
..simple mistake to make....:o)))))))))))

3 Jan, 2011

 

Stop calling me Shirley!!!!!

3 Jan, 2011

 

If I had a pound for each time I've been called Sheila over the years, I'd be a milionaire! Also, most Shirleys are about 10 years older than me. And nobody do the 'Airplane' joke . . . . .

3 Jan, 2011

 

I wouldn't dare,Shirley....but Sheila has beaten me to it .LOL....:o)))))))))))))))

3 Jan, 2011

 

Come in Ba,and explain yourself..!!

3 Jan, 2011

 

whats the airplane joke? sounds like you had better PM me with it so shirley doesnt have to see it.

3 Jan, 2011

 

What a fantastic set of photo's Thankyou so much for sharing them with us.......

3 Jan, 2011

 

Go on, Bloomer, PM the joke as I don't want to be reminded yet again ... yawn, yawn zzzzzzzzz

3 Jan, 2011

 

sorry shirley

3 Jan, 2011

 

LOL, Sticki, just Google 'and don't call me Shirley' from Steve Martin's film Airplane ... all will make sense!

3 Jan, 2011

 

Ok Shirley....PM coming your way,Sticki..

3 Jan, 2011

 

thanks both.

3 Jan, 2011

 

Forgot to press 'comment'on the above..and you beat me to it Shirley,with YOUR last comment...I was so busy sending a PM to Sticki...Lol.

3 Jan, 2011

 

Confused?? I am...:o))

3 Jan, 2011

 

It was years ago when that film came out and, even now, people still pick up THAT part of the film! Have you noticed too, so many sit-coms have Shirleys in who are 'Essex girl' /blonde moment types? Say nothing . . . . . grrr!

3 Jan, 2011

 

as in shirley valentine??? i loved that film.

3 Jan, 2011

 

Now that's a better example of a film ... talking to the wall ... seen it far too many times! Years ago my daughter and I went to see Bridget Jones film at the cinema, there's a dotty Auntie in it, guess her name? Correct, she was Shirley too, this had my daughter in fits of laughter. : o ))))

3 Jan, 2011

 

oh poor you ~ shall we call you tulip instead?

3 Jan, 2011

 

Well, I joined GoY almost a year ago under the name of Megan. Big mistake to use the cat's name, rather as Hywel joined as Blodyn a long time ago! I'm used to the Shirley jokes now, Sticki, my shoulders are broad enough to shrug them off. : o )))))

3 Jan, 2011

 

well done you. i darent ask what happened when you were called megan ~ didnt know it was a cats name ~ i like the name.
my real name is often used for a dog!!!! but my surname is nearly unpronounceable [?] so i get used to all of it being wrong ~ in fact its quite a bonus if people remember me or my name at all!!!!!
have been called mrs thing!!!!!

3 Jan, 2011

 

LOL, Sticki. I'm off to sleep now, so I'll bid you all goodnight. zzzzzz

3 Jan, 2011

 

Oh Shirley,I remember that,as I thought Megan was YOUR name,and I asked what your cats name was..you tactfully told me that WAS the name of your cat..Lol.:o)..That's when you changed your name to tulip.....and we have been good friends ever since...and shared lots of humour along the way..:o))))

3 Jan, 2011

 

Oh Sticki...its not Lassie, is it ??Lol.Sorry,only girl's name I can come up with,at this late hour...Am I forgiven ?

3 Jan, 2011

 

It doesn't seem as though I've been a member for nearly one year, much less really. Yes, Sandra, we have had many laughs indeed! I may do a blog when it gets round to my anniversary, even though my profile states I joined in May (when I morphed into Shirley_Tulip). It'll keep folk on their toes, that or they'll think I've totally lost the plot. Nothing new there then! Seriously, I'm logging off NOW. Goodnight to you all, sweet dreams. . . . zzzz. . . . .

3 Jan, 2011

 

Same as me Shirley.It says I joined in 2008,which I did,but I didn't participate for almost a year,as had only just started trying things out on my laptop...so in the autumn of 2009,I decided to plunge in at the deep end,and have a go.Its the best thing i ever did,so many lovely new friends,and so much knowledge to be gained..
Sleep well,I am going to bed now too..zzzzz

3 Jan, 2011

 

Steve Martin !!!!! splutter !!!!! cough !!!!! It was the unforgettable genius that was Leslie Nielsen!!!!! See, I'm not the only one to mix up names:-)

3 Jan, 2011

 

My mum was called Alice, and my dad, George. That was the name of the little weedy man and great big wife on seaside postcards. My mum was not amused:-) Shirley Valentine was not from Essex, think she was a fellow scouser:-)

3 Jan, 2011

 

scousers always make me laugh!
no bloomer im not called lassie ~ actually i thought lassie was a boy!!!
i shall leave you guessing!
oh you've all gone to bed!
have to wait till tomorrow now!

3 Jan, 2011

 

I can see that this new blog is shaping up just as nicely as our Somerset one did! I am crying with laughter here...thank you ladies for making me giggle....Pippin, where ever you are, come back to us...you are being missed!!!

Thank you for all your posts!

By the way...91 comments so far......Only 1409to go 'Somersetians'.......\0/x

4 Jan, 2011

 

I'm Back--- after a happy Hogmanay in lovely Galloway, south Scotland and I can see I've a lot of catching up to do!! ( got to take the christmas trimmings down first!!)
Happy new year all--- and many thanks to our lovely Flori for starting us off on a new year so well \0/\0/\0/

4 Jan, 2011

 

happy new year pam, i was wondering how many there were to go flori ~ glad you did the maths for me!

4 Jan, 2011

 

Ba ... what was I thinking of when I typed Steve Martin ... doh ... I meant Leslie Nielsen ... did you like him in Police Squad on TV ? Still laugh at that series! Shirley Valentine was definitely a Scouser ... great film. Now I'm wondering what Sticki's real name is . . . . .. love the idea of Lassie from Bloomer!

4 Jan, 2011

 

i've really got toread ALL tis Blog!

4 Jan, 2011

 

I'm going to take a guess at Sticki's real name ...... hmmm.. a dogs name.. Meg..Rosie...Judy....Sally.....not..gulp...Rover???

4 Jan, 2011

 

nope none of those.
and its not gnasher either!!!

4 Jan, 2011

 

Run out of ideas then, that was my last hope:-( Ooooooh wait a minute ................Scooby doo!!!:-)

4 Jan, 2011

 

thats it!!!!
can you imagine that in the school register?

4 Jan, 2011

 

I should really be doing something positive this morning,but I am just sitting here laughing instead..better than dusting,anyday.Lol...I was going to
suggest Rover too,but remembered just in time that Sticki is a lady...I think!...Oh,I love Gnasher...:o))))))))))

4 Jan, 2011

 

Wow,100 comments already...!!! This is going to surpass 'Somerset' I think.:o))))))))))

4 Jan, 2011

 

i will have to take the plug out of this computer soon or i will never get anything done ~ its much too tempting to be on here having fun
if i go to malvern i could wear a red and black striped jersey with black fluffy hair then you would know i was gnasher

4 Jan, 2011

 

Great idea Sticki...you would blend in perfectly...as long as you stand among the red poppies,and black bamboo...very colour co-ordinated,..you wouldn't want to clash with orange,yellow etc...now go and get some work done :o))..

4 Jan, 2011

 

Ooooooh are we dressing up as dogs? What fun, haven't decided which one yet, have you Bloomer?:-)

4 Jan, 2011

 

have a look at my avatar! i will be camoflagued!

4 Jan, 2011

 

Eh? :-)

4 Jan, 2011

 

red and black on the poppy ~ if i wear a black and red jumper and stand near the poppies like bloomer suggests you will never know im there!

4 Jan, 2011

 

I like our new home Somersetians
Glorious photo's of SPRING and lots of friends )( )( )(
round of applause Flori

4 Jan, 2011

 

Ah so that's how you do applause Pam...I'd forgotten how to do it:-) )( )( )( yay:-)

4 Jan, 2011

 

Sticki, you said you were coming as Gnasher!! I've just been out and bought a 'Lady' outfit for the show and a 'Tramp' outfit for my friend Annella...you can't change your mind now!:-(

4 Jan, 2011

 

i havent changed my mind ~ i already have a black and red jumper. i just might hide by the poppies thats all.
how come your friend has to be the tramp and you get to be the lady?

4 Jan, 2011

 

Have you met Annella? Ask Richard..or maybe those burly firemen! I'll say no more:-)

4 Jan, 2011

 

oooh burly firemen? i might not be gnasher after all.

4 Jan, 2011

 

maybe a poppy on the tankini Sticki,( just before christmas Santananella got a little lost in a chimney I understand.....)

4 Jan, 2011

 

Oh poor Annella....and she is not even here to defend herself either...I hear that Harry the Hose, is still in therapy....Ba, shame on you, tee hee hee! Hi Stickignash, good to see you here among the madness...this is just like a home from home, isn't it Pam.....Bloomer, my mate....you get younger everyday judging by your avatar......Am loving the banter!!! \0/\0/\0/\0/x

4 Jan, 2011

 

That's kind of you to say so,Flori...can't beat dripping to smooth out the wrinkles....Us Yorkshire lasses are well known for our flawless skins...no botox for us,just dip your finger in the chip pan..thrifty as well..NO,not mean...if thats what you are thinking..Lol...I think I need to change my Avatar now Christmas is over,and now you know how young I look...so don't need a 'face'one anymore.....think I will go back to something Floral,Flori..:o))) I am sending you a new plant for the New Year..\*/ hope you like it.xx

4 Jan, 2011

 

ooh i love pork dripping ( especially the brown bits)--but usually on toast.......

5 Jan, 2011

 

So do I ,Pam,but its years since I had some,...we used to be able to buy it from our local Butchers,but sadly closed now...but we have a farm shop we go to,so now you have reminded me.....:o))

5 Jan, 2011

 

proper winter food ---now we're having proper winters again!
we've been up to Dumfries & Galloway and a little town called Castle Douglas has 3 butchers And a Pork butchers, havn't seen one of those for years.....

5 Jan, 2011

 

Yuck...never mind all that....I've just spent lots of money on ebay buying plants! ....What are my fellow plantaholics doing who are supposed to help when the urge gets too strong? talking about lard thats what! It happens every winter...I'm a hopeless case:-( I look at my garden...horrible...need more evergreen...I'll just look on ebay (I've had good plants before) and before you know it clicked lots of 'buy nows':-( I'll check and let you know what I've bought...it all went by in a whirr:-)

5 Jan, 2011

 

Sorry to mention gardening lol, but your non-vigilence has caused me to buy these:
Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow, azalea golden flare, heuchera creme brulee, leucothe rainbow, camellia debbie, a massive deep pink heather??, large erica 'alberts gold', nandina domestica and a new euphorbia, burrows silver. I was on a high...........wheeeeeeeee:-))

5 Jan, 2011

 

Stop buying Ba, it's too cold to plant them at the minute! I'm just jealous because I've spent every penny on the kids over xmas.
Dripping as a bottox substitute sounds interesting Bloomer, do you eat it or inject it? I get the feeling it's not so good for the cellulite though.
Now back to the little matter of the 'Tramp' suit...I am happy to admit that some of my actions may sound a little slappy but that is unkind Ba. I would prefer to think of myself as being 'Santa's little helper' the Simpsons slender Greyhound, a real racer!!! Whoooooooooooof
Flori, Harry the Hose is out now and on medication, some pills called Viagnella. Apparently he has perked up no end since taking them ;0))

5 Jan, 2011

 

Now you see what I mean Sticki! Annella your prudent advice is a little too late...I'm probably skint now. I think though it's a bit like the pudding stomach...you know, where you've eaten loads and are in pain...then pudding arrives and miraculously you can eat the lot. I bet if a wonderful plant presented itself...I could buy it:-)

5 Jan, 2011

 

the plants sound lovely Ba-- except the euphorbia-- can't stand them for some reason....
as to the dripping toast its a real delicacy especially salted until it crunched ( the health police would have a fit! but grandad lived to 93 )

5 Jan, 2011

 

sounds like you enjoyed your little spree BA ~ ive got some of those ~ if they have survived ~ never bought plants on ebay ~ is it good?
i like your reasoning for eating dripping pam ~ my grandma always had thick butter on bread ~ she said you were a mean person if you didnt put thick butter on ~ she lived till 86 ~ thats good enough for me!!

5 Jan, 2011

 

Dottydaisys been lucky too buying plants in the sales
hohum.... snow forecast here for friday... again...:o((

5 Jan, 2011

 

I'm going to look at what she's bought:-) My dad never ate veg, except the occasional tinned marrowfat peas with meat and potatoes. Fave food bacon and eggs and anything sweet. Smoked 'til he was 50. He lived over 90 years.

5 Jan, 2011

 

just shows all these health freaks are not right all the time.
i bought an azalea for £2 today and 60 tete a tete and minnow bulbs for a £1!

5 Jan, 2011

 

Right! thats it ! I am definitely going to look for some bargains this weekend,as I have still got some gardening vouchers from my birthday in October...better get a move on,before you all snap everything up Lol...:o)

5 Jan, 2011

 

yes go quickly, there wasnt much left!

5 Jan, 2011

 

I am going to try and get there before you,Sticki,..I just hope you aren't one of those that goes to the shop that is advertised on TV,where they open at 5am in the morning for their sales..!!

5 Jan, 2011

 

This blog on Stourhead has degenerated into something completely different! Tsk, tsk!

Actually, I've giggled my way through to here. I think it might run and run again.

I'd like to know where our Pip is, though. I hope she's OK.

Pip! Pip! Where are you? \0/ \0/ \0/

5 Jan, 2011

 

\o/ Spritz..Maybe she can't face another epic blog of "now for something completely different"..Lol....I have giggled a lot too.:o)))

5 Jan, 2011

 

I'm worried about Pipkin too, maybe she has relatives in trouble down under, not like her to leave it so long :-((

5 Jan, 2011

 

My garden looks such a mess at the mo I can't even think about buying more plants, I know there is something beautiful under the soggy stuff but it's hard to remember right now and a long time to go before I see it again....Come on cheer me up girls, slappy is feeling a bit low :-(

5 Jan, 2011

 

Hello Santann\0/...Sorry to hear that you are a bit down....My garden not worth touching till Winter has finished it's devastation, so am not thinking of plant buying yet either, so you are not alone....Think that we are all a little concerned about our young Pip, but I know that she will be in touch with us as soon as she can......I have giggled my way through this blog too, and it is lovely to see new faces.....
Hope you saw that I was defending your honour Santann, and glad to hear the Harry the Hose has perked up no end.....LOL!\0/x

6 Jan, 2011

 

I hope Pip is ok too.I know she won't have been affected by the serious flooding in Oz,as my nephew is there at the moment,and its fine...maybe she is busy in her new job..I am a bit concerned about Bernieh though,as she lives in Queensland,and it looks horrendous there...Has anyone heard from her lately?

6 Jan, 2011

 

Bernieh has posted a blog today Bloomer :-))

6 Jan, 2011

 

Hurrah,just seen a new blog from her,as soon as I had posted the above comment...so glad she is ok...although
very soggy !

6 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Annella...:o)))))))

6 Jan, 2011

 

Bloomer i do get up at 5 ~ but thats to go to work
i have to confess i did go the GC again today and got another 60 bulbs for a £1! got some compost stuff as well so i can plant them now.

6 Jan, 2011

 

Anyone know euphorbia burrows silver?? what about you Spritz??

6 Jan, 2011

 

Oh,Sticki,I remember getting up to go to work at that time too..thank goodness,its only a memory now,although it didn't bother me at the time..did you say you are in retail,like I was ?
Went to our GC this afternoon,but not much left,only Xmas stuff...so took comfort in a nice scone and a cuppa instead..:o)...and then thinking of Spring (s),we went and bought a new mattress instead...sorry..that is sooo bad,I know...AND it cost a lot more than bargain plants Lol.

6 Jan, 2011

 

You just got your beds mixed up Bloomer;-)

6 Jan, 2011

 

LOL,Sticki..so I did..:o)..now which one needs turning over :o))

6 Jan, 2011

 

yes retail bloomer but i finish at 11 ~ thats not so bad. its only hard when its minus 12 and the roads are icy
have to say i always feel better for being there which is nice and something i need!!

has spring sprung yet? or have you planted up the new bed?

6 Jan, 2011

 

Yes,spring has sprung,thus new mattress...and will plant the bed up sometime tomorrow afternoon...:o))
Those are good hours to work,I used to do 7.30-1.30...nice to have the rest of the day off...:o)

6 Jan, 2011

 

Another ex retailer here ... admin.work prior to becoming a housewife & mother ... when it was time to return to work technology had taken over ... aargh! I reckon we could probably write a book about customer comments and actions!

6 Jan, 2011

 

once upon a time there lived a handsome but lonely prince; [to cut a long story short] he searched the kingdom for a true princess but many fell short of his exactly and very high standards; at long last he came upon a beautiful girl called bloomer ~ he talked to his advisor BA to help him decide whether the beautiful bloomer was really a true princess or simply another imposter
BA suggested they let her sleep in the new mattress but they plant peas underneath to test her out.
we all know the end of the story!!

6 Jan, 2011

 

And Bloomer said," Marrowfat,or Mushy"???

6 Jan, 2011

 

Rest assured, Russell is hoping for a Silentnight from Bloomer! : o )))

6 Jan, 2011

 

Indeed,Shirley,as Princess Bloomer retired to the spare room,so Prince Russell could'nt hear her regal coughing,and he slept happily ever after in Slumberland :o)))

6 Jan, 2011

 

LOL, Bloomer!

6 Jan, 2011

 

Looks like we both have our silly hats on again Shirley..so what's new ?
Russell is just making sandwiches,as we went to the pub for lunch...he asked what I wanted on my beef,and I said,'another slice of bread,would be nice'....not very amused,so I said 'pickles,please'..:o))

6 Jan, 2011

 

Don't push your luck, Sandra, you'll be sleeping on the sofa otherwise! Have sent you a PM. : o ))

6 Jan, 2011

 

i need a symbol for giggling:
"ooooo" ??

6 Jan, 2011

 

My sofa is very very comfy,I'll have you know..Lol.Got your PM Shirley, haha..but I have been otherwise tied up..but not literally..:o))..so will reply tomorrow...xxx..

6 Jan, 2011

 

I like your giggly "ooooo"Sticki..:o)

6 Jan, 2011

 

:o)

7 Jan, 2011

 

It's gone very quiet on here, anybody out there???

8 Jan, 2011

 

Wooooo Oooooo

Boo!

;-) Annella.

8 Jan, 2011

 

Hello Beattie \0/\0/

8 Jan, 2011

 

hello beattie
hello annella

8 Jan, 2011

 

yoohoo-- I've been to the sales and now I've to make dinner have a nice eve girls xxx

8 Jan, 2011

 

Maybe we're on other threads and blogs now? I'm going to be looking out for Terratoonie's new puzzle.....

8 Jan, 2011

 

oooh so am i but im not expecting to do as well as you beattie! how long will it take you?

8 Jan, 2011

 

Hello Sticki, glad you didn't listen to Ba! Talking of Ba, where is my mentor???

8 Jan, 2011

 

Is it 'out' yet Sticki? I haven't seen it, but then, I haven't looked!

8 Jan, 2011

 

Someone mention my name??:-)

8 Jan, 2011

 

Ba!!!!!!! I'm pleased to see you, even after your introduction for me to the new peeps~~~~~~~~~~~Wheeeeeeeeeeeex

8 Jan, 2011

 

Sorry, I forgot to reply earlier.
Hello Annella :-), hello Stickitoffee :-) hello Bornagain

I've just had a look for TT's new puzzle and failed to find it. Mind you, I could have been looking in the wrong place. Twiglet, anyone?

8 Jan, 2011

 

You know you like it Annella, the teasing I mean. Enjoying being back at work again? Wonder what Pam bought from the sales? I haven't bothered this year (except plants of course) My daughters just had her Alliance and Leicester account stolen. someone withdrew all but £6 over the counter yesterday in a branch in Reading!! There was not a lot in it, but whoever took it out must have asked what the balance was. They've told her it will take 2 weeks for her to be reimbursed, if it is proven to be a fraudulent withdrawal.Flippin' cheek!! She panicked thinking they may have stolen her identity, I told her not to worry..no-one would want it:-)

8 Jan, 2011

 

I don't think she has done it yet Beattie. I will have a go this time :o))

8 Jan, 2011

 

Ba some one spent £250 from my current acount before xmas when I was online checking my balance, it's a worry. Luckily HSBC picked it up as it happened.
Yes I do like the teasing and lets face it most of it is true x

8 Jan, 2011

 

my OH has had a problem too that the bank picked up and notified him--- its making me nervous to buy online-- i thought that they'd made it more secure....
I didn't get much, mostly BHS towels and a nightie I liked, my cousin did better ( she's a size 10--- got the 'thin genes' in the family :o)))

9 Jan, 2011

 

Hello everybody!!! \0/ It is the nutter from west Wilts again....You lot have been so chatty!....I am blessed to know such wonderful Goys! Hello Beatie and Shirley tulip! Wonderful to see you on here...And to all our 'Somersetians'...a HUGE HELLO, I am back...I am betterer than I was, lol! Santann's a bit poorly now....this flu bug is nasty!! :~((((
LOL! Ba, poor Rebecca...you are all heart! If I didn't know what a great tag team you two were when it comes to humour, I would be feeling sorry for her, but I know that she gives just as much back!
I promise that all the pm's I have received will be replied to today...I haven't dropped off the face of the earth, just been really poorly for the last three weeks plus....(I hope that you are all saying a big 'Ah' for me, out there!). It's good to be back with you all....\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/x

9 Jan, 2011

 

AAAAAAAAH...won't go any bigger Flori, but so pleased you're on the mend. Whoever took out the money must have had nerves of steel to actually go into the bank, as I think they all have cctv. I wonder do they bother trying to find the thief? We all do so much on line now which must make us all the more vulnerable. :-)

9 Jan, 2011

 

Thank you Ba! I feel better already \0/
I know, it is a worry isn't it? We have all these security measures put in place, yet still this happens....Keeping it under your mattress sounds more and more appealing nowadays! As you said, we do so much on-line nowadays, it really does make you wonder about how secure it really is...:~((((

9 Jan, 2011

 

this flu bugs a shocker I keep taking manuka honey with tightly crossed fingers( not easy may I tell you!) hope you feel brighter soon \*/\*/\*/ (sticki's flowers for you :O)))

9 Jan, 2011

 

Oh dear Flori, lets get more upbeat and talk about Annella and what or who is under her mattress:-} We could talk about Pam's shopping, glamourous nightie (I wonder who that's for?) Run out of gossip now:-(

9 Jan, 2011

 

Ha you jumped ahead of me Pam, it's very expensive manuka honey isn't it...still if it works....does it? or is that what's causing your finger problems? I should stop taking it and see if your fingers get back to normal:-)

9 Jan, 2011

 

I daren't!-- I used to suffer dreadfully with sinus problems, now its so much better( 2 years since needing antibiotics)-- hmm guess now the 'dreaded lurgey' will get me!

9 Jan, 2011

 

Glad you are feeling better now Flori after three weeks of feeling poorly. There seems to be a lot of flu around this winter. ;-))

Hope you are on the mend too Annella ;-)) ...and anyone else who is feeling below par......

9 Jan, 2011

 

\*/ flowers from me too flori \*/
and to anyone else who is poorly!

9 Jan, 2011

 

I was poorly just before Christmas, think it was swine flu so can I have some flowers? :-)

9 Jan, 2011

 

Anyone booked the coach yet? Can it stop by Australia? I'm ready and waiting to get on...
No, I am not from Queensland, and I am not flooded! I decided to take a break from the computer altogether to catch up on some jobs that badly needed doing. Now it's done and here I am, possums!
Pip Stickignash Scoobydoo? it's a very unfortunate name. You poor thing! Do Customs officials laugh at your passport? "ooooo"
There seem to be a lot of retail assistants on this blog!

I must check out Bernieh's blog, I was thinking about her and Marguerite this morning.

Flori - here's your 'Bornagain's Flowerpot Award'.

9 Jan, 2011

 

\*/ \*/ \*/ there you go Ba xxx

Pip nice to know you're ok my dear ( Goy does seem to take so much time-- tho much quicker in this new blog:o))

I'm not retail but catering I trained as a cook and ended as a catering manager-- so I suppose -- sort of selling-- wit perks!!

10 Jan, 2011

 

\**/ large pot of flowers for you BA cos they are late!

I see you are definitely back Pip ~ i have a false passport so that they dont laugh! Glad you are back!

i wasnt always in retail ~ only been there for 17 months but i like it. thats apart from being a saturday girl in the jewellers when i was 17!!!!

so whats cooking today pam? i need some inspiration ~ im nearly cooked out!!

10 Jan, 2011

 

today is leftovers -- cold beef and bubble & squeak
tomorrow is pea & ham soup made with a ham bone from christmas and quick soak dried peas soaked overnight I add carrot celery & a stock cube and simmer for a couple of hours then remove bone and add any meat still on bone back to the soup, homemade breadmaker bread and a pudding ( no main as the soups a meal in itself!) good old winter warmers-- well thats my excuse as it uses up the christmas leftovers :o)))
hope that helps-- I've 2 turkey legs if you've ideas for them!!!
ps I worked in a newsagent when I was a t catering college ( a whole £1 for working all day sunday)

10 Jan, 2011

 

that is a great help pam ~ many thanks ~ a daily idea would be FANTASTIC!!!
turkey legs ~ hmmm ~ curry with some coconut milk?
i made turkey, ham and leek pie ~ with a small amount of stilton ~ it was nice ~ well i thought it was anyway!
that newsagent cheated you ~ i got £2 a day from the jewellers!!!!

10 Jan, 2011

 

it was 1968!
I like the idea of the pie, I did stuffed mushroom & bacon pasta the other day and used stilton ( very local cheese for me-- 30 mins to Melton Mowbray)
amuses me when in scotland to see Colston Bassett stilton as a delicacy :o)

10 Jan, 2011

 

I missed not having a turkey this year,with going away..as we all love Turkey stew ,well more like chunky soup really..always welcome mid January,when its 'what shall we have tonight' moment..mmm,with a crusty.. French stick...talking of cheap labour jobs..An icecream factory in Liverpool,was my worst nightmare..trying to learn how to make Arctic Roll,on a conveyer belt..and having to wear wellies that didn't fit..they were always hosing the floor down...I lasted 4 days..!!.

10 Jan, 2011

 

flying coach booked for you pip

arctic roll in wellie boots ~ hmm perhaps not the most enticing of jobs!

the jewellers was around 1974 i think pam!
mushroom and bacon pasta with stilton sounds an excellent idea ~ i make a pie with butternut squash and stilton ~ that works quite well

we went to melton mowbray, belvoir castle and would it have been colton bassett a couple of months ago ~ bit of a foodie trip! ludlow is very good for that too!

might do that pasta tonight ~ thanks pam

10 Jan, 2011

 

The mushroom was a large one that I stuffed with spring onion bacon & the stalks cooked in a pan with a little creme fraiche & garlic then over the mushrooms and stilton crumbled, then hot oven about 20 mins then a sauce with remaining mushroom, bacon & fraiche an a little pesto, I sometimes use oat or soya cream for healthy eating!!
we go the to 'Downtown' store nr Grantham and go close to the vale of Belvoir the duke & duchess are active charity supporters all over the area and I do enjoy visiting the castle, they sometimes hold charity events in the house & grounds, you often see them and their children there. It may have been Colston Bassett or Long Clawson both are cheese makers-- did you go on a tuesday as Melton still has a weekly cattle market where lots of local food is for sale-- I'm hungry now.....

10 Jan, 2011

 

It's all making my mouth water..After Christmas, I freeze the legs (massive) cook up the carcass with herbs and carrot, onion and anything else going, reduce it and freeze. Then all those who were here for Christmas (apart from veggie son as he doesn't live around here), come again for the turkey and ham pie. I used home made chicken stock, the frozen turkey stock, frozen ham stock and thaw all the turkey and ham meat. It's a fiddley job getting all the meat off the bone, but these animals died for us, so feel we should use all we can. After all that work, feeling very self righteous...I buy ready made puff pastry lol. But it really is delicious. It was my daughters birthday on the 30th, so we had it then. A few years ago I used the legs in a turkey and cranberry salad, it was a Jamie Oliver recipe and the most fantastic salad I have ever had. It's just not easy doing it for so many:-)

10 Jan, 2011

 

you have made my mouth water ~ i shall be off the the shop to get the mushrooms and bacon!
i think it was long clawson but the dairy was closed.
we went on a tuesday and saw the cattle market ~ fascinating
i bought myself a cardigan ~ no, not in the cattle market ~ the ordinary market!!

10 Jan, 2011

 

:o))

10 Jan, 2011

 

My fave soup is 'orange vegetable soup' with sourdough toast. I'm going to post the recipe on here one day - when I get around to it!
Do what you will with the leftovers... but a word to the wise: DON'T try to make ham, turkey, coleslaw and cheese cubes omelette!

10 Jan, 2011

 

recipe for soup please pip ~ i make carrot and orange ~ is it like that or does it mean all orange coloured veg?

10 Jan, 2011

 

well I just happened to pop on here and this is the 200th comment. I hope that you are all well and let me wish all of you prosperity for 2011 !.....Rich ;-)

10 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Richina!!!! Nice seeing you...
I will post that recipe on my blog, Sticki - stay tuned. I call it 'orange vegetable soup' because you can make it with any orange vegetable.
I have posted Flori's certificate on my photos page, also!

11 Jan, 2011

 

i saw that ~ i was very impressed
looking forward to the recipe ~ many thanks

11 Jan, 2011

 

Has anyone decided on which day they are going to the Malvern Spring show? OH and I would love to attend but shall need to book a hotel as we'll make it a 4 or 5
day break away to take in some N.T. places too.

12 Jan, 2011

 

They all need chivvying Shirley and you're doing a grand job. Lucky old you.... a mini holiday;-)

12 Jan, 2011

 

So long as the U.K. weather is kind to us ... you can never tell with this country!

12 Jan, 2011

 

I've always wanted to come to Malvern... but I've never been able to BAT myself over in time!

12 Jan, 2011

 

Pip, you too could have a mini break:-)

13 Jan, 2011

 

I wish.... can't afford the airfare!!

13 Jan, 2011

 

how about a 'virtual'visit, I can't go either so if you all take lots of photo's ( of eachother as well) Pip & i will feel as if we've been!!--something like 'madness in Malvern'..........?

14 Jan, 2011

 

Great idea!!!! pleeeeeeease do that for us, Florettes!

14 Jan, 2011

 

Now look here, harrumph, this is not the spirit that made GOY great...you're just not trying hard enough. You must decide where your priorities lie...Malvern with the FLORETTES...or total and utter selfishness. The choice is yours. Sticki , very selfishly booked a holiday to clash with Malvern where, by the way, our GREAT LEADER FLORIBUNDA will be attending on the SATURDAY. Now here's what I suggest...a whip round for Pip...I personally will start the ball rolling with....ahem...a donation of erm....£1. Now come on Florettes, hand in pockets :-)

14 Jan, 2011

 

virtual travels cheaper.......xxx

14 Jan, 2011

 

But not as touchy feely Pam:-)

14 Jan, 2011

 

no....:~((

14 Jan, 2011

 

Okay, so who is going to Malvern on the Saturday to pay homage to our great leader Floribunda? She may have sweeties for us:-)

14 Jan, 2011

 

Sadly, Saturday isn't my first choice of day to visit Malvern. : o ((

14 Jan, 2011

 

virtual chocolate.......ahhhhh
less fattening centre?

14 Jan, 2011

 

I am thinking of you all... sadly, 1 pound was not enough to get me to Heathrow, and the pilot turfed me out somewhere over Darwin. Best wishes from the Top End :o((((

15 Jan, 2011

 

FLORI AND BA GET UP EARLY
POLISHED SHOES AND TEETH ALL PEARLY
OFF THEY SET WITH THEIR EYES AGLOW
THEY'RE MEETING THEIR FRIENDS
AT THE MALVERN SHOW!

THE APPOINTED HOUR AT VICKY'S STAND
NO HAPPIER PEOPLE IN THE LAND
THEY'LL SOON BE HERE OUR OUR FLORI STATES
AN HOUR GOES BY....THEY'RE BILLY NO MATES:-(

15 Jan, 2011

 

:~(

15 Jan, 2011

 

At least they've got each other!

15 Jan, 2011

 

Heartless Beattie:-( Eeek I notice I've put two 'ours' and I can't edit it. Yes I know I'm slightly obsessive, but it's very#### On my 'Hiawatha' type poem (near end of Flori's Somerset blog), I cut and pasted a wrong unfinished verse about the special home for the bewildered with missing lines...it doesn't scan...and it's killing me lol:-)

15 Jan, 2011

 

maybe if you write it out again --on here-- it will ease your mind... ;~)))

15 Jan, 2011

 

Ah but it probably won't make any sense on here, and if I put it on, I would need to put an explanation on also......then I might appear a little odd....and what if I did it wrong again...people would think me even odder as I kept putting the same poem on, then putting it on again until I got it right<:-0 Then they would certainly put me in the home for the bewildered :-)

15 Jan, 2011

 

Ah well, Ba, we've got each other...And after last time...could Malvern handle more that two of us at once??????? Loved the poem...A special award from me for the first poem on my SiS blog!!\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/Wheeeeeeeeeee!X

15 Jan, 2011

 

SiS????
Good luck girls! If I hear on the news of any disturbances at Malvern, I'll know who it was. :o)

15 Jan, 2011

 

Come on Pip..what is the title of this blog ??..you are just teasing..I know,that you know..Lol

15 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks so much for the award, I don't deserve it...:-] (modest smile)

15 Jan, 2011

 

Oh it will definitely be Ba, I am such a quiet little thing! Last time, we were waving like mad across the outdoor eating area, and my OH was being sorely tempted by Shirley Tulips, Plum cake.....Him salivating was just not a pretty sight! lol...\0/x

16 Jan, 2011

 

Oh yeah... of course! Well you'll have to forgive me Bloomer as it is a VERY HOT day here in Oz today, and I'm stuck at work.
Flori, your OH is not the only one salivating at the thought of plum cake!

16 Jan, 2011

 

whats very hot Pip-- we're enjoying a lovely(for january) 11deg if only the galeforce wind would slow down we could enjoy being outside--- still I'm not complaining it could be -11 :o)

16 Jan, 2011

 

Very hot in Oz is about 35 to 45 degrees. It was high 30's today, at least at work it was... I have an unairconditioned work with an open roller door facing the sun!

16 Jan, 2011

 

oh Pip you must be roasted! how do you cope!!! we-- at least-- can wrap up warm! maybe thats why the seeds won't germinate.....

16 Jan, 2011

 

Phew! Pippin...I do not envy you those temperatures!!! as Pam said, at least we can wrap up when it is chilly here....Shirley tulips Plum cake that Ba made was so delicious.....It took great strength of will to turn down a second piece I will have you know! LOL!\0/x

16 Jan, 2011

 

Another very hot day today :o(

I have saved the recipe of that plum cake, but haven't made it yet. Methinks I will wait until winter, though!

17 Jan, 2011

 

I cheated and gave my friend the plum cake recipe, she cooked one for the man she is trying to impress and one for me ( my cookery skills are rubbish but Tracey is very good, the cake was wicked! thanks Shirley!)
Pip I would gladly die in your heat rather than freeze here....Bat me over pleeeeeeeeeeeeeze

17 Jan, 2011

 

I hereby award Flori the Truffle Award, etc.
Ba, I think the system might be suffering another small technical glitch - could it be your weather? I tried to BAT Annella over and nothing happened!

17 Jan, 2011

 

its been very windy Pip must have affected the controls

18 Jan, 2011

 

Pip, I'm afraid the wrong sort of snow has so damaged BAT that I have had to employ the top computer brains in the country to try and sort it out. No solution so far, and even if we manage to get it up and running again...I'm afraid we'll have to increase fares:-(

18 Jan, 2011

 

is that two dog biscuits then Ba?

18 Jan, 2011

 

And a plum cake:-)

18 Jan, 2011

 

Well, at least that will give me an excuse to make a plum cake :o)

18 Jan, 2011

 

but we've eaten all the plums.......

19 Jan, 2011

 

can you use raisins or something instead? is the recipe on here ~ ive looked in the recipe bit but cant find plum cake

19 Jan, 2011

 

Click onto P, then Plums and it's in there ! Good luck with making it, Sticki. : o )

19 Jan, 2011

 

thanks shirley ~ now why didnt i think of p for plums instead of r for recipe!!
made flapjack 2 days ago and its all gone, lovely gooey stuff ~ my youngest son's favourite.

19 Jan, 2011

 

I made it wih fresh blackerries and I think apricots would be nice too--- its a really nice cake :o)
I'm not sure you could BAT apricots.....

19 Jan, 2011

 

apricots sound very good, thats a good idea ~ thank you!

19 Jan, 2011

 

I've made it with raisins soaked in rum (possibly my favourite), apples with a little lemon juice and raisins soaked in brandy, pineapple cut into small bits, maple flavoured syrup with walnuts and raisins (delish) I just love the basic recipe and I use whatever is around. Only problem is....I keep making and eating it:-( Mind you, with all that fruit, I count it as one of my 5 a day!:-)

19 Jan, 2011

 

this is the 250th comment ~ quarter of the way to 1000!!
ive just put another variation into the oven ~ i may have to call it golden GoY cake ~ i didnt have everything it needed so i have put in dried pears ~ but they are juicy not dried up, dried mango, and a couple of apricots, also had honey and maple syrup instead of some of the golden syrup!!

19 Jan, 2011

 

you're making me hungry.......but as Ba says its one of the 5-aday And as you're supposed to 'eat a rainbow a day' as well it would qualify :o))

19 Jan, 2011

 

its very nice ~ especially with my cup of tea after a brisk walk!! i forgot to say i also put in a few chunks of white chocolate, next time i shall put some ginger in!

19 Jan, 2011

 

What an adventurous lot we are:-)

19 Jan, 2011

 

very healthy lot too ~ with all that fruit!!

19 Jan, 2011

 

What about the fat, sugar and white flour lol? Whatever, it's far healthier than shop bought rubbish:-)

19 Jan, 2011

 

i like the fat ~ it tastes nice! and i need the sugar energy ~ for gardening of course!
could put wholemeal flour in next time if you prefer?

19 Jan, 2011

 

this blog is already having trouble loading on my computer and its only got 256 comments!!

BA you could come round and we could have a tasting session!!?

19 Jan, 2011

 

Yes please:-)

19 Jan, 2011

 

You sure are an adventurous lot! Not like me...
I spent most of last night making peanut butter fudge, then couldn't cut it this morning, it went too sloppy, was sticking to the paper etc. I got quite deranged... Managed to prevent it from sticking to stuff by coating the 'squares' (read 'blobs') with flour, but still not a good news story...

19 Jan, 2011

 

shall we come and help pip ~ im sure we could just eat it with a spoon and not bother with the squares!?

any time BA ~ just let me know when!

19 Jan, 2011

 

Blame the hot weather Pip, it would set here - or in a fridge.

19 Jan, 2011

 

try icing sugar rather than flour-- bit like 'real turkish delight-- it may work-- It would probably set outside this morning looking at the frost!

20 Jan, 2011

 

Mmmmm fudge covered in flour! Think I prefer your solution Pam, but I would probably have followed Sticki's advice:-)

20 Jan, 2011

 

or fudge sauce over icecreammmmmm

20 Jan, 2011

 

That was my mother in law's consolatory remark for several sorts of gone-awry culinary experimentation -
"It would be interesting poured over ice cream"

20 Jan, 2011

 

only sweet disasters-- think of stew & mint choc chip.....

20 Jan, 2011

 

Yuck:-(

20 Jan, 2011

 

Chilli and Vanilla could be nice??????? It reads well anyhow Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

20 Jan, 2011

 

I've seen chilli in dark chocolate -- and put dark chocolate into chilli---

20 Jan, 2011

 

Topped with Vanilla then??

20 Jan, 2011

 

don't think so :o))
supposed to be an authentic mexican recipe......but thereagain it would make the chilli creamy.....

20 Jan, 2011

 

Vodka then.......I don't like Tequilla

20 Jan, 2011

 

as we are being 'sidetracked' hope you dont mind me changing subject ~ just wanted to say that new film [which happens to have Colin Firth in] called 'The Kings Speech' is really excellent ~ i wasnt sure if i would like it but it is one of the best films ive seen. its got a very simple story line but the characters and humour are superb. do go and see it if you can.

20 Jan, 2011

 

It looks good on the clips Sticki

20 Jan, 2011

 

It's one I want to see Sticki, I don't go to the cinema often but I will for this.....last time was Shirlock Holmes in London (Robert Downey Jnr drew me in)

20 Jan, 2011

 

the cinema was virtually full, some people clapped at the end and then there was silence but after that a real buzz of people talking about the film ~ not sure too many films get that effect
i wish everyone could see it ~ there are so many things you can take away from it ~ if you see what i mean ~ i keep thinking about it even now.
i dont want to spoil it for you so i wont give any details but although it is sad it is also a very 'warm' film.

20 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Sticki, what a recomendation! Colin Firth would normaly be enough for me x

20 Jan, 2011

 

he is so much more in this film ~ you will see what i mean. helena bonham carter is also very good ~ as always and the little girl from that family of 5 where they ad lib a lot is also in it ~ i can never remember its name

20 Jan, 2011

 

One of the people at our church has a reputation for making chilli choc chip cookies. He's quite famous around these parts because the cookies are so good, in fact he even got in the local paper with them.

In the years I have known my Mum, The King's Speech is the only movie she's even been interested in talking about thinking about seeing! Hope she actually sees it.

21 Jan, 2011

 

it'll come on the tv --eventually!

21 Jan, 2011

 

funny you should say that pip but thats exactly the same as my mum! never known her to want to see a film but she really wants to see this one! she remembers george V dying and will also remember george VI ! the only other film she liked was sound of music i think!!! oh, maybe the railway children
i hope they get lots of awards for this film, its really good ~ its so much more than just the royalty thing

21 Jan, 2011

 

It completely missed out at the Golden Globes, didn't it?

22 Jan, 2011

 

Not completely. Colin Firth won "Best Actor" for the role of King George VI in it.

22 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Bev, just look what I've been missing! Great blog and fantastic photographs. I will have to add Stourhead to my 'must visit' list. ;-)

22 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Muddy,..hope you are well,and good to see you again on here..:o) Glad you are enjoying Bev's latest saga..seems a bit more sane at the moment,than our 'Somerset' blog...but who knows,it could change.! Lol

22 Jan, 2011

 

Hello Peeps!\0/ Yes it is yours truly! Thought that I would pop in and see what you were all up too....There's been loads and loads of munchie ideas, on here, all since I mentioned sharing Shirley Tulips Plum cake with Ba, over at Malvern...and plenty of sauces, as if we haven't got enough of that on here already! hahahaha...Santann, girl, you have a great taste in men....Robert wotsit junior and Colin Firth....what a combination! Glad to see that you are all having a good natter...285 posts already! Soon be at that 1500 again at this rate\0/. Bloomer, great to see you, and Muddy...too long a stranger and brilliant to have you pop your head round on (my?) OUR page....you have quite made my day....Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, as Santann says\0/.......xxxx

22 Jan, 2011

 

Hello Flori!!! Feel free to pop in more often \0/\0/ xx
Brad Pitt is my mostest mostest favorite man....especialy when he wore the skirt in 'Troy' yummyliscious
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

22 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Bloomer and Flori - thanks, it's good to be back. :-)

22 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Beattie, yes, I remember now.

When it comes to mostest favouritest men, i can't go past Michael Cera!!!!!!

22 Jan, 2011

 

i dont know him ~ will have to look him up! anyone remember daly thompson?
also liked mel gibson ~ both have very mischevious and twinking eyes!

22 Jan, 2011

 

Who the heck is Michael Cera,Pip? An Aussie heartstopper? ..Sorry,Santann,Brad doesn't float my boat..he is all yours :o))..I will stick with our Colin,or Clive Owen,and would you believe.Jon Bon Jovi??..Well,they say it takes all sorts,but then again,variety is the spice of life .Lol.
\o/ Where you been Flori ?.not poorly again I hope..anyway,glad to see you back..,Muddy back as well.mmm ! Lol.I wonder who else will be drawn back like a magnet to our scintillating rapport !!You didn't know I knew any big words did you?.

22 Jan, 2011

 

By the way, I'll be on camp this week, so don't get worried if you haven't heard from me. LOL

22 Jan, 2011

 

I remember him ,Sticki..very nice too.used to like Mel,but don't like the road he has gone down now..so off my party list..!

22 Jan, 2011

 

Michael Cera is from Toronto, Canada, thanks very much! He's a cute nerdy type from movies such as Juno, Superbad, Year One, Youth In Revolt, Nic and Norah's Infinite Playlist etc..
He may not be everyone's Romeo, but I do love the nerdy type!!!!!

22 Jan, 2011

 

no bit disappointing i agree bloomer ~ at one time i thought id join AA just to meet him but thought better of it!!
colin firth favourite now cos we dont get to see daly thompson any more ~ would like to meet him!! he looks fun

22 Jan, 2011

 

LOL good one Sticki....

22 Jan, 2011

 

you must be too young to remember daly thompson pip?

22 Jan, 2011

 

Sorry Pip,just assumed he was a fellow Antipodean..but I
don't know any of the movies either..not really a big film person..so, ..a nerdy type eh? now where have I heard THAT before ???..could it have been on another very long blog?.Wheeeeeeeeeeeee.Lol

22 Jan, 2011

 

We all seem to be crossing here..LOl.

22 Jan, 2011

 

I have never heard of Daly Thompson, sorry!

22 Jan, 2011

 

Ahem... remind me Bloomer... what was on the other long blog???

22 Jan, 2011

 

Daly Thompson was a decathlete ~ won 2 gold medals!!!

22 Jan, 2011

 

Oh ok... a sportsperson... here I am thinking he was a movie star or something.

22 Jan, 2011

 

Pip..well done.I think you have just posted comment 300. !!! Hip hip ,Pip,hooray..I wonder what Flori will bestow on you ?:o))))))))))))))))))))..Oh,B.*#*#r,I missed it by one..sob,sob.

22 Jan, 2011

 

a fifth of the certificate from the 1500 blog??

22 Jan, 2011

 

Oh yeah! Didn't realise,Flori, I bestow on you the Conker Award, blah blah.
Bloomer, I'm waiting for you to tell me what I said! the suspense is killing me!

22 Jan, 2011

 

You didn't say it Pip,I think it was me,when our Richard was going to knit us all a Tankini,and I referred to him as a nerdy Knitter..Lol...it all seems such a long time ago..!

22 Jan, 2011

 

Ah yes... Knerdy Knitter!

22 Jan, 2011

 

Bloomer, I can't believe you've gone off Rolphie!!! Have you forgotten all those romantic liaisons as he roamed the corridors tying down his kangaroo?...the time you locked him in your room in the Home for the bewildered?...you are so fickle. Pip, what do you do at camp? Hello everyone\0/ :-)

22 Jan, 2011

 

I knew you would,Pip..:o)))

22 Jan, 2011

 

At camp I learn how to write a kids talk :o)

Today at work it's another stinking hot day, and because I didn't fancy wearing a wet Chux wipe over my head like last week, so I brought my own red bucket hat to work. (It says Merry Christmas on the back, let's hope the boss doesn't notice.) I was running it under the tap and all the red dye started running out of the hat all over my hands! So now I look like a bit of an idiot - but what's new?

22 Jan, 2011

 

\o/ \o/ Ba, Yes I admit,I am very fickle ,sorry to say I went off Rolphie when he brought his mate along,Jake the Peg..not exactly the date I envisaged..Lol.

22 Jan, 2011

 

Oh,Pip,it must be so bad,to have to work in that heat,but the picture of your leaky hat,made me smile..sorry,a bit sadistic ...I bet red suits you,anyway.Hope the kids talk project is going well...

22 Jan, 2011

 

Haven't started it yet, Bloomer! I leave for camp at 6:45 tomorrow morning :o)

22 Jan, 2011

 

A man with an extra leg, Bloomer, He sounds my kind of man! LOL! Have been sat here chuckling over all your comments...you are a crazy lot, and it is so good to see.....Hello Pip, and Ba....! Bloomer, when John Bon Jovi was in Ally McBeal...phwah! He was Gorgeous.....Old George Clooney isn't bad either, mind....He could check my pulse any day......Is it me, or is it getting a bit warm on here with all this talk of tasty guys....? I must just take a cold shower...... LOL \0/x

22 Jan, 2011

 

Of course you haven't..I have just looked back and read it properly..good luck ,I'm sure you will do a great job,..that's very early for you to go,Pip,..I am going to bed now,so good night,and sleep tight..XX

22 Jan, 2011

 

\o/ \o/,So there you are Flori,..didn't think it would be long,when you saw what we are talking about..Lol. .I will let Jake know you have the hots for him...Lol,...just in case George isn't available...better than nothing I suppose..Lol..nite nite,I really am going now..its almost Pumpkin time.!!..oh,too late..its past 12 o'clock..

23 Jan, 2011

 

Good night girls....

23 Jan, 2011

 

have fun Pip-- tell us about it whenyou get back--- did the dye come out or are you going to camp with red streaks-- may start a new trend :o))
I like Indie--( indiana jones-- and his dad-- sean connery)....

23 Jan, 2011

 

Good morning! hope that talk is going well pip ~ ive done enough of them in my time!
just thought you may be amused to know i must have been on GoY too much ~ im even dreaming about it now!! i woke up when i dreamed i had seen a picture of a red flower ~ i could see it in the same format as GoY ~ thats not quite the same as dreaming of colin firth !!!

23 Jan, 2011

 

Good Afternoon Sticki, and everyone who is on line\0/! Yep, sounds like you are overdosing on Goy, Sticki, hmmm, dreaming about flora, (not the margarine!)lol, instead of Colin wotsit, now that is bad....hahahaha...Now, if it had been a flora covered Colin Wotsit, I would have understood.....LOL!

Good luck Pippin! Think you might start a new fashion trend with that red dye...We are all rooting for you!!!

Bloomer!! Whatever are you implying with that comment? I just happen to be at a loose end, and my gaze came across your comment...well, it would have been rude not to add my 5p's worth, wouldn't it?? I'd be failing in my duty as overseer of this very weird blog....and it started out so well, too....

Hi Pam, just pm'd you my friend....Yep! You have good taste too.....\0/ Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!\0/

23 Jan, 2011

 

i do hope i dont dream about flora margarine!!! that would not be good.
i used to quite like sean bean but gone off him a bit now.

23 Jan, 2011

 

Yes.....Broad Bean isn't quite as tasty as he was...I use to like Ian McShane in Lovejoy .......it must have been the jeans and leather jacket...it is all I can put it down to....hahahaha\0/x

23 Jan, 2011

 

is he the one that does the antiques or am i muddling up the sun tans?

23 Jan, 2011

 

He played the part of an antique dealer in a 80's? TV series, 'LoveJoy'...Not, David Dickenson, who is suppose to be an antique dealer, looking like he's been tangoed! Hahahaha! McShane was very tasty!\0/x

23 Jan, 2011

 

heres a recipe to use up ripe bananas-- and chocolate...
you need a 2lb lined loaf tin
oven on 180 degc
I use an electric hand whisk to mix

225g sr flour
100g marg
175g sugar
2 large gggs
2 large/3 small very ripe bananas
3tbsp milk
100g chocolate-- chopped
cream tog marg & sugar
add eggs,bananas and milk ( half the milk until you see the consistency)
add HALF the chocolate and stir in
pour into loaf tin
sprinkle rest of chopped choc on top and bake 45min- 1 hour-- until skewer is clean
I'm serving is with 'sinful sauce'
take half a bar of dark chcolate broken in pieces, cover with cream
microwave until just warm and choc is soft stir well and use
its heavenly
special choc tart
equal quantities of cream & choc prceed as above, add alcolhol of choice eg rum allow to cool slightly and pour into a baked pastry case and chill and you've a chocolate tart ( to be posh the choc mix is a Ganache!)
hope it cheers you on a dark day!

23 Jan, 2011

 

Hmmm...Ian McShane and Banana Cake/Special Chocolate Tart...what a great combination...yum yum! Thanks Pam! \0/x

23 Jan, 2011

 

oooooh definitely cheers me up ~ sinful banana cake ~ oh, sorry its special chocolate tart ~ either way it sounds deliciously good to me ~ will make that tomorrow ~ i have the bananas but no gggs.

23 Jan, 2011

 

Pam, NOOOOOO....... :-(

You're taunting me - and so's my son who's left some foil wrapped chocolate covered marble cake by my computer. Very nice cake... a bit crumbly...... must just check the plain bit too.. not as well wrapped as it was... mumble...

Erk! Shall we say 100 calories?

23 Jan, 2011

 

but my cake is one of your 5 aday.....

my chocolate tart is sinful but.....

how about rice pudding--

5oz pud rice 5oz sugar 2 pints low fat milk mix all together pour into an oven proof dish and cook for about 2 hours ( if -- like me you get the munchies-- nice eaten cold.......) LOW FAT \0/\0/\0/

as to the marble cake thats a bit dry just a quick zuzz in the mic and pour the chocolate sauce over... simples.....

23 Jan, 2011

 

I do hope Sticki finds her gggs, I wonder what they can be? Pam, have you room at your table for a little one? Pam, that ganache thing (always thought he was the elephant god), is that the sort you pour into a little container and leave to set? Is it like a mousse? From now on, only low sat fat recipes please as these are too tempting. I already o.d. on variants of Shirleytulips plum cake:-(

23 Jan, 2011

 

no its chocolate cream-- just that and.. Mmmmmmmm you can serve it in pots but its a bit rich
somewhere in my Chocolate recipe book theres a low fat recipe-- i'll look it out, I have to watch the dreaded cholesterol too But on cold grey sundays......

23 Jan, 2011

 

Just for Ba--

1oz plain choc
1 cup hot strong black coffee
1cup semi skim milk
2oz sugar
3 eggs
you need i large or 4 small ramekins ( or cups)
a roasting tin
set oven at 150 deg c
put choc in a bowl, pour over the hot coffee, heat the milk and pour that in as well then add the sugar & eggs and whisk until disolved
pour into prepared dishes that are standing in the roasting tin, pour hot water in the tin to come halfway up the dishes
bake for 45 mins or until set
cool and chill before serving
you could serve with fat free creme fraiche

I came across magic mud pud-- but maybe another day....

23 Jan, 2011

 

NOOOO! Puddings are all out except plain fruit!! You're tormenting me Pam!!!!
By the way, what do you call that pud just above this post? With the black coffee and stuff that begins with C....

23 Jan, 2011

 

You could make the Banana cake without chocolate,as I do,..same number of ggg's though.Lol...Honest,its really nice..:o)
\o/Flori..ooh,Ian Mcshane.I had forgotten about him and his leathers..and what about another Colin? ..Farrell..mmm.I think our Jake is no more..something to do with woodworm,or death watch beetle..Lol.

23 Jan, 2011

 

Bloomer, my petal! Jake was just a momentary distraction, a chip off the old block...a splinter that got under the skin...a shaving that has been sadly discarded, a guy whose bark, was so much worse than his bite...I think that you get my drift-wood LOL! Sorry, I just couldn't resist....well, I probably could have done if I had tried harder...but you know me....\0/X
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

23 Jan, 2011

 

Lol,Flori..I wooden have thought you would rise to the bait,but there is a lot at stake,you have your reputation to think about..methinks you should have a nice glass of Carver,and dance the balsa,to get Jake out of your system,.sorry,but Rentokil man finished him off..get over it!!..:o)))))))))))))))

23 Jan, 2011

 

Jake? Please put me in the picture (wood frame) about him! Haven't kept up with GoY for over a week and appear to have lost the gist of this thread. I suppose it's just splintered off . . . . . .

23 Jan, 2011

 

Oh Shirley ..do you really want to know ? Glad you are joining in..it goes way back to the other epic blog.'lost in Somerset',where there was a reference to Rolf Harris..goodness knows why,but there you are..and believe me,I am just as confused as you..we all are ,on here,and just blindly go forth wherever it takes us..any wiser? ..I thought not..Welcome to its a mad,mad,world.!
I keep taking the tablets,but it doesn't seem to help..sob.

23 Jan, 2011

 

LOL, Sandra, mine is comment 340 so I don't think I'll be reading the previous 339 somehow! : o )

23 Jan, 2011

 

Oooooh, so 'Hard', Bloomer, 'wood yew' believe it!!! It's 'plane' to see, that you are 'knot' on the'Fence' as far as Jake goes. He has bit the 'saw-dust', and is no more...we use to fondly call him 'tree-legged Jake' as he had Irish links in his 'branch' of the family 'tree'...'Trunk' to the eyeballs half the time, but rarely 'stumped'...when it came to a 'chipping' reply.

Hi Shirley tulip....Ouch ouch ouch....hahahaha....thought that you 'wood' soon 'twig' on to our banter....Not so much a thread as a 'branch' methinks! 'Canopy' this bad, surely.....I shall 'leaf' it there.... LOL!! \0/xxxx

23 Jan, 2011

 

Ok ... I think I've twigged the general insanity on here!

23 Jan, 2011

 

There is no way I can 'tree' top that Flori..brilliant..\o/.x

23 Jan, 2011

 

Shirley, you are in such good company...honest!We are barking but relatively harmless....hahaha..

23 Jan, 2011

 

OMG,Shirley...you are one of us now..what more could your heart desire ????

23 Jan, 2011

 

Can't help it, Bloomer...I was just 'timbering' up then, as I added that last 'post', I'm just naturally good -'Natured' \0/xxx lol

23 Jan, 2011

 

naturally disturbed,is what I wood call it..Lol.

23 Jan, 2011

 

Can't think of any wood-related pun, they've all been used up:-( You are all on such good form lol:-) Thanks for the recipe Pam, I don't know why, but since Xmas I've been rather keen on the old choc. I can go months without fancying it, and then it becomes an object of desire:-) \0/ nice to see everyone here:-)

23 Jan, 2011

 

I have been the same Ba,about chocolate..I never think of buying it,but someone usually buys us some at Christmas ,and thats fatal..I think the month of January has some hidden meaning..and by about 7pm in the evening..I am craving that taste....if not that,Its a Carte D'or icecream cornet..mmm..oh,well ,soon be February,and hopefully I will be over my addiction..:o)

23 Jan, 2011

 

Hello Ba! \0/ I am getting that feeling of De ja vu, wasn't bad puns the reason 'Somerset' went the way it did? Oh how the mists of times clear.....I see it all....lol x

23 Jan, 2011

 

wooden you credit it-- a girl goes off to bed and the puns creep out of the woodwork-- been spluttering over the wakeup coffee-- the recipe for the pots is in the book as ' Rita's baked custards' (who's rita.....) I call them little mocha pots you could use more milk or experiment but they are light.
I do know-- am convinced--- none of you has a ' wooden heart' xxx

24 Jan, 2011

 

Now you've started me trying to think of 'wood' puns again Pam. I'm desperately trying to remember types of trees...mind's a blank :-( Oh well Flori I've never been any good at puns, and as to the direction of this blog, with you at at he 'elm (ha! found one) I'm certain it will be as successful as Somerset :-)

24 Jan, 2011

 

I've just 'logged' on and wow what a lot of comments since Saturday. Twigged on to the conversation now I've read them all! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeexx

24 Jan, 2011

 

I can cedar way this topic is going - ash-ually. I've been pine-ing for a low cal recipe, so thanks for Rita's mocha pots, Pam. I don't know if I could "palm" them off on my OH, he's g-rowan very fond of creamy puds. You'd think he'd get "sycamore" cream but he never "leaves" it "plane".

24 Jan, 2011

 

Oh Beattie, you are really good!!! Top marks to you, absolutely treemendous! (That was borrowed off of Pamg!).You have set a new 'Standard' (I know, I'm cringing too...), now! I am 'hedging' my bets as to how long this can run, before we are 'Box'ed in, Privetly, I hope that it is for a while yet......\0/ Afternoon everybody!! \0/x

24 Jan, 2011

 

I wood give Beattie a round of applause as she's very Poplar but it wood teak too log if knot a berry good treet wood bee to teak her too the beech it may make her turn ash-en and bark at me

24 Jan, 2011

 

OUCH.......that was 'the Birch!

24 Jan, 2011

 

LOL LOL LOL LOL! You lot are just too good! Well done Pam...another brilliant punerism concoction!!\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!X

24 Jan, 2011

 

I was thinking back and I didn't 'go to somerset' early on but joined with dear old 'tom duck-- RIP--and all those tomato fumes in the sunshine-- wonder if his family will turn up this year......

24 Jan, 2011

 

you certainly write a fir few puns, i think you need to cool down and s-oak in a cool bath.
made me laugh ~ you are very clever sticks

24 Jan, 2011

 

Ah, Sticki, she's just ...wait for it....this is a good one, deserves a great build up..Are you all ready???'.Kindling' you! YES!\0/ hahahahahahaha!\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/
(Well...I thought it was funny....)lolx

24 Jan, 2011

 

)( )( )( )( apple-ause -- knot a lot ----just a pear!

a peach really she says with a plum in her mouth..........

24 Jan, 2011

 

oooh dear im so very tired im pineing for a lie down ~ its yew lot larching about thats worn me out
you really are ace, er, i think thats what i meant

24 Jan, 2011

 

I am probably the elder of all you little twiglets,and so should know better..but obviously knot! This has turned into a very poplar blog..long may it continue..:o))

24 Jan, 2011

 

It's not fair...I'm no good at puns and everyone's so good. Special mention for Beattie who from now on shall be referred to as Queen of Wood Puns:-) Pam, I'm afraid Tom Duck and all of his line are no more:-( Well not unless 'makeover Trev' brings me another plant. He holds a special place in our hearts and will never be forgotten. \0/ Hello all, it looks like everyone's here now except our camping Pip. Has it all been sorted? you know the Malvern show day?? We all need to know which day everyone's not going so we can all not go then:-)

24 Jan, 2011

 

Hello Bloomer\0/ you snuck up on me:-)

24 Jan, 2011

 

It's plane to see the puns are still coming thick and fast! I may need to con(i)fer with OH soon as his punnage is pretty good. He did say one of the players in the footie he's watching must have fallen out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down! : o (((

24 Jan, 2011

 

\o/Ba,..I have a nasty habit of doing that.."watch out,she's behind you"!

24 Jan, 2011

 

Lol,Shirley,I haven't heard that one before..is it an OH original?:o))

24 Jan, 2011

 

I think it was a line in the film 'Saving Private Ryan' - Matt Damon and Tom Hanks starred. Michael's watched that film sooo many times - probably knows the script by now! Have to say that it was a funny line in the film though. : o )

24 Jan, 2011

 

Bloomer why do you think you are alder than all of us? I think we are all going Ape(ricot) on here. But I'd still treefern to be on here than any other cos its so Cheery?? oh dear its late ~ im not doing so well. you will think i am a (wal)nut!!

24 Jan, 2011

 

You lot amaze me! lol. Here am I struggling to find witty puns, and yet you lot are still going strong....Bloomer! You started this....lol. Think that I must go onto plants and accessories! Now, I'm not going to go Daff, as I Li-lac, too mulch (Sorry...but it was sow good) knowledge on my Flora and Fauna...But womanfully, I Rose to the challenge...Shrubbing off any doubts...looking Wisteria off into the distance...Who wants to pick up the thread...?Tee hee hee

25 Jan, 2011

 

My mind is just in a dais..y now,and I just feel bushed..think I need to go back to my (flower)bed..thats the best I can do this morning...ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

25 Jan, 2011

 

as i Rose from my Bed this Morning Glory bee wooden yew knole the puns have been Propagating

25 Jan, 2011

 

what time were you two up? it seems tu-lip early for flowery chat

25 Jan, 2011

 

ahh well I'm a lark Sticki--- I start the day relatively bright-- and then its downhill all the way:o))

is bloomer a lark yew could aster

25 Jan, 2011

 

i could trillium to ash her

25 Jan, 2011

 

Oak-ay i thought being a Lark would Spur you-- just beware of Euonymus Cyclemen Aster her Marigolds

25 Jan, 2011

 

im most impatiens to hear her anther! have we invented a new language?

25 Jan, 2011

 

No Sticki, but I think you've developed a lisp:-)

25 Jan, 2011

 

Anyway, how come you punners have moved on to anything mildly garden related? Did this all really start with Rolphies alter-ego Jake the peg? I see you are going to keep this running knowing I'm totally useless at it...in fact I think you have done it with.....drum roll please.....here goes....MALUS aforethought.... YAY!:-)

25 Jan, 2011

 

I was up with the lark,but had to go and bed down again..my eyes were bogged down,so needed to rest my Iris's,and a bit of back ache..could it be Plumbago?,and could that be a Scabious ,where I knocked it? Only joking,I am fine really..just can't think of any more .Lol.
I need to get this 'compost' out of my head..she said politely..:o)))

25 Jan, 2011

 

shirley (poppy) not! [sorry shirley]

25 Jan, 2011

 

You Canna be serious ... Astilbe waiting for the Malvern date ... is anyone going to set the seed for a con(i)firmed Date? I'll leaf it up to Yew all. Enough of this nonsense ... I have places to go & people to see ... Forget-me-not while I'm away! : o )

25 Jan, 2011

 

having a few problems with my lap top,this past few days,it just keeps cutting out for some reason,and having trouble even getting started sometimes.,it is plugged in,and ,the battery is fully charged..so can't think why it is doing this.Iwas just about to reply to you,Ba,and it just went off again.When I do manage to get it started again,it doesn't come back where I left off,so is switching off completely,which I don't like,as I prefer to shut it down correctly each time.I will have to see if Anthony,my trouble shooter ,can fix it,when they come tomorrow.If I don't manage to join in this inspiring saga,you will know why...and i won't have to rack my brains to keep this up:o)))...A bit of a cop out,I hear you say? ..me? never!

25 Jan, 2011

 

Begon-ia then! we'll wait with 'Babies Breath' Astibe here for your Dali-ah Pop-py-in if its not too Chilli

Phew....

25 Jan, 2011

 

hope its not a virus Bloomer:o(

25 Jan, 2011

 

Peas can you lettice me off Cos i cant do any more?

25 Jan, 2011

 

I think it is a virus.....I can't understand anything on here, I must be immune:-)

25 Jan, 2011

 

I am beginning to seriously doubt the sanity of you lot ... I'm all out of puns now ... shall we return to the subject of the Malvern show? I don't give up that easily ... somebody must surely know when they're going? Let me know and I'll book for a different day ... lol !! : o ))))

25 Jan, 2011

 

i can only go on thursday, i wish i could go when you will all be there but if anyone is going on the thursday please let me know.

25 Jan, 2011

 

I'm sad because I live further away and would have to go with OH and not BA on the coach.......Any ideas 'cos I really want to meet all of you :o((( ????

25 Jan, 2011

 

We need organising!! anyone got any organising skills?? Flori would prefer Saturday as would I as it's the day the coach goes. Flori is our flexible friend as her OH could take her a different day. I too could catch a train so am also flexible really. Those of you who are so selfish as to make me go by train, please say which day. Thursday is Sticki day. Pros...we will see everything at its best and nothing will be sold out. Cons...Sticki is going :-)
Anyone else have a favourite day? :-)

25 Jan, 2011

 

sticki doesnt have to go at all

25 Jan, 2011

 

I could get the train Ba...would you look after me all day if I came on my own? I've checked out ticket prices ....

25 Jan, 2011

 

Laughed aloud at the comment from Ba (Cons ... Sticki is going) ... sorry Sticki! I would like to avoid Saturday as not great with crowds ... think a weekday would be less busy ... sorry. : o ((

25 Jan, 2011

 

Now now Sticki, don't be like that...you're the one who's going on holiday and not asking me:-( Good grief Annella, I need looking after myself....or do you mean keep you away from men? Course I will:-) Another selfish Goyer Shirley...looks like it may have to be thursday. I wonder if anyone else is going???? Flori where are you?? We could be a gang....wear hoodies...speak in the new language (which I haven't quite grasped yet) What fun!!! :-)

25 Jan, 2011

 

i meant dont worry about me - i have the easiest journey and have been before. i will meet up with you if i can but if not maybe autumn or next year - or another show.
at this rate we could put on our own show!

25 Jan, 2011

 

The Autumn show last year was not really a gardening show......I actually bought nothing:-( Sticki, it's so good of you to offer to put on a show, and don't you worry, we'll all come. Will it be at your house? Maybe you could invite Carol Klein. Will there be lots to buy? Ooooh I'm getting quite excited now wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee:-) I'm going with my friend Annella, we're going on the pull, you with us Flori? anyone else? wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

26 Jan, 2011

 

you love baking Sticki can we have a cake stall......

26 Jan, 2011

 

Good thinking Pam, anyone else with any suggestions for Sticki ? :-)

26 Jan, 2011

 

cakes and colin firth - that do? actually colin firth cant come nor can carol klein cos she has already been to the house over the road when they started doing the NGS.
so that leaves only the cakes - the only other thing i can offer is a huge garden centre nearby as well as 3 other smaller ones and a very nice craft centre!

26 Jan, 2011

 

ooh I'm not sure now Sticki-- How about Indiana Jones.....
( sound good all those Gc's And crafts :o))

26 Jan, 2011

 

well there's mr jones along the road and there's an indian take away or restaurant within walking distance - is that ok?

26 Jan, 2011

 

hmmmm-- not quite Indie-- but your cakes are good.....

26 Jan, 2011

 

i'll keep practising! you can get photos put onto cakes made of icing ~ perhaps i could do an indie cake??

26 Jan, 2011

 

Hi, it's only me!\0/ What a lot of comments, and this will be the 406th....only 1094 left to go,,,and this is in just over 3wks...I'm so impressed!\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/

Right, this Malvern Show...The best thing that we can do is all put down our favoured day that we can attend, and the most that can make a certain day, that will be the one that we choose...How does that sound? As dear Ba said, if my OH calls in a favour at work, we are pretty flexible, and I do agree with Shirley Tulip, Saturday will be a bit chaotic, though to be honest with the recession still biting the way that it is, we didn't find it too bad last year. Santann, it would be so brilliant to see you if you could make it...and I know that Ba will look after you, cos the security guards will be looking after her! (That's the trouble when you run a multi-billion world wide company as our entrepreneurial Ba does, she needs to be protected)..lol. Sticki, I know that you can only make Thursday, which Shirley favours too, how about you, Santann and Ba? Wish that you could join us Pam, but I know that it won't be suitable for everyone..mores the pity ...Does this help at all?????\0/x

26 Jan, 2011

 

very good flori, if only we could put a blackboard on here we could all chalk up the days!

26 Jan, 2011

 

Any day but Saturday will be hard for me Flori ....sigh.......but I shall make the sacrifice, I always put others before myself, it's just my nature. If only others could be more like me 0:-) Annella, I've told my security guards not to wear their uniforms...just in case...you know what you're like with men in uniforms:-( Sticki, as you know, many of our florettes live at quite a distance from you so I wondered if you were offering to put some of us up for the show? Oh....could you ask your neighbour if we can visit his garden too?:-)

26 Jan, 2011

 

as i wont be here you could have my bed ~ but you have to share with the cat ~ will you be ok to feed her for the week? you would have time then to visit the GCs and the craft centre. maybe neighbours garden will be open too??

26 Jan, 2011

 

Sticki, you can't organise a show and then just vanish...who's going to run it? I already share a bed with 2 dogs as well as a husband so wouldn't mind a cat. I'm always full of hair:-)

26 Jan, 2011

 

sorry to change the subject but i just wanted to say thank you to pam ~ ive just made your sinful chocolate and banana cake pam and its really lovely ~ thank you!
i wasnt sure about the second half of the chocolate ~ do you sprinkle it on the cake before or after you cook it?

26 Jan, 2011

 

Now that is changing the subject!!!! I can be flexible on the day but I am allergic to cats...but not husbands or security guards....Does that help Ba?

26 Jan, 2011

 

before Sticki and it goes slightly crunchy!-- I was going to pour the choc sauce over but It was lovely on the side-- slightly warm-- and to ' over egg the omelette' Icecream as well ( or maybe jut the icecream & sinful sauce.......)

27 Jan, 2011

 

thanks pam ~ i did sprinkle it over before ~ makes a type of crackling glaze? i made some of the chocolate but i hadnt got cream so i just melted the chocolate with a little milk ~ very nice and then served it with creme fraiche!!! was lovely ~ thank you

27 Jan, 2011

 

real january food-- made treacle scones today-- scones are low fat Ba :o))

27 Jan, 2011

 

You can make some for the cake stall Sticki:-) Annella, you're allergic to cats? what a shame:-( Flori, it's impossible, or so it seems, to get a day organised for Malvern. Perhaps Sticki will give us a date for her show? Especially now I know the sort of cakes she'll be baking:-) I know Sticki you have a lot of lovely plants in your garden, so you could have a great plant stall too. I must say, I'm really looking forward to it now:-)

27 Jan, 2011

 

Snuck up on me again Pam....treacle scones????? Sounds perfect, do tell:-))

27 Jan, 2011

 

And I thought the Full Moon Tonight lot were the only barmy ones on GOY! Now I know better you wicked lot! This site is not the place for someone with a weak bladder...my hilarity has been intermixed with constant sorties to the room across the hall! Long may it continue ooooooo!

27 Jan, 2011

 

Actually I came on here to praise the Stourhead pics Flori..we visit every year...but I nearly forgot!

27 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Tetra \0/\0/\0/

27 Jan, 2011

 

\o/ \o/ from me too..Good job you don't have to keep running upstairs then,Tetra..me as well,a good reason for living in a Bungalow..:o))Wheeeeeeeee!!

27 Jan, 2011

 

Ba scones

12oz Self Raising flour half tsp baking powder if liked
2oz marg
2oz sugar
mix together
8 fluid oz milk ( or a tablespoon syrup and make up with the milk)
mix lightly and quickly
tun onto a floured board and pat gently to over 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
use cutters (or a tumbler) for 10 scones put on a greased tray at
190 deg C for 10-15 mins ( don't over cook)
turn over and tap its bottom-- should be golden

27 Jan, 2011

 

I agree bungalows are lovely :o))

27 Jan, 2011

 

Nice recipe Pam..and don't forget to turn over,Ba..Lol.

27 Jan, 2011

 

Sounds easy enough Pam, but you know I'm a bit ocd-ish and you put "half teaspoon of baking powder if liked". Now I've never had these scones before so don't know if I'd like it in them...what do you recommend? Tatrarch \0/ hello, if you think this is bad, whatever you do....don't go to Somerset. I don't suppose you're not going to Malvern show too? If you aren't, don't let us know when :-)

27 Jan, 2011

 

People keep sneaking up on me \0/ hello Bloomer, I'll do my best. I forgot to ask Pam..do you butter them or anything? :-)

27 Jan, 2011

 

I don't like baking powder-- it seems to stick to my teeth! so start without, if you want fruit in them then 2oz and cheese 2oz but no sugar
then I'm very good and split them with flora proactive but OH likes strawberry jam and clotted cream.....

27 Jan, 2011

 

I will let you know when I wont be going to the Spring show Pam but wont mention a word when I go to the later one..is that okay?

27 Jan, 2011

 

I can't go either but you could join us for the 'Virtual Tour' Pip can't go either but we've been Promised A Tour...

27 Jan, 2011

 

If only we can fix a date to go ¦:-) look I've found eye brows!! CHEESE Pam how very dare you....clotted cream eeek .....you you..assassin you! I'm doing a spanish evening Saturday (family meal) and bought some manchego, it was just over £5 for 250 grams...good job I'm not very cheesy at that price and by the time i've cut off the rind there'll be nothing left lol. Saint Jamie said that if you trickle honey and sprinkle instant or preferably grind a little coffee on it...it's heaven, so I'm going to try. I'll let you know what it's like:-)

27 Jan, 2011

 

this ought to be a midlands show BA ~ Pam you and me are all in the midlands ~ so scones from pam ~ please! eyebrows fixed from BA, gardening done by tetra ~ who has been so busy already im sure she wont mind doing more, i can do a cake ~ and then flori will do the blog for pip ~ australian pip. what would anyone else like to contribute? surely we can meet up someday, somewhere ~ even if it isnt malvern??

27 Jan, 2011

 

i forgot to ask about the treacle in the scones ~ they sound lovely but is it just a tablespoon of syrup?

ive made a ring cake for someones birthday tonight ~ actually i have been very naughty ~ she is a bit loopy so i made a loop shape!!!!???

now going to make heston's pea and ham soup.

27 Jan, 2011

 

Ba, you sound very confused.....If you think this blog wanders all over the place..you really ought to check out Yorkshire's 'Full Moon' photo page, Bloomer, Pam and I have all popped in, and Tet has popped out over to us...it is a Goy takeover on the quiet...lol...\0/Sticki is there too, when she escapes from her hole...(Don't ask!)
Regarding Malvern, it is Thursday, Friday or Saturday for me... does that help?????????\0/x

27 Jan, 2011

 

So this is where you've got to Sticki..deserting your friends for desserts! I will tell Yorkie what you are planning...loopy indeed..you had better duck! She's still standing over your hole, glass (full) in hand to see if you are climbing up the rope ladder!

27 Jan, 2011

 

And I wont do the gardening unless I have a whole TRAY of cointreau cream muffins!!

27 Jan, 2011

 

hiya tet
the birthday cake is not for any of you.
i left the moon blog till last cos i knew i would not be in a fit state to read any others after that!!!
im still laughing now! but ive got to make tea and im not happy ~ i wish you mad lot would come over here and sort out the stupid group that are meeting in my house tonight ~ they would run a mile!!!

27 Jan, 2011

 

Just tell them you have to give a serious gardening lecture-- a few latin names dropped in and you'd be well away to hide on the pc-- w'll suppy some wonderful ones if you like ( either that or lace their cup if tea with vodka)

27 Jan, 2011

 

thats the best idea yet pam ~ any name will be lost on them so latin doesnt matter so much but the vodka is an excellent idea.
last time one of them fell down the steps tho so i shall say nothing and they cant smell vodka so they cant blame me

27 Jan, 2011

 

It sounds like you will be better off staying in the hole,Sticki,till they have gone..Lol.

27 Jan, 2011

 

Nah just tell them you're seeing Flori's therapist and Yorkie's drinkapist. and you have incurable moon madness...that should make them change their venue!

27 Jan, 2011

 

LOL, I'm loving the word drinkapist ... ha ha ha ha ! I've just de-frosted the freezer ... never my favourite chore ... still have Christmas items in there! There is no hope of me losing any weight ... there are gateaux and pastries to consume ... : o ))

27 Jan, 2011

 

oh no shirley ~ mine is not much better and then i keep having to make pam's recipes ~ cos i cant resist them!!
bloomer i agree ~ better off in the hole! cant even get to the loo ~ this is not on!!

drinka-pist ~ could catch on!!!

27 Jan, 2011

 

Instead of a hole in your bucket,couldn't you have a bucket in the hole ?That would solve your dilemma..:o)

27 Jan, 2011

 

ha ha!!

27 Jan, 2011

 

Hello my dear florettes! Had a fabulous time at camp. Am now really tired, but will tell all later, and hopefully blog, too. My blogs-that-i-need-to-write are piling up!!!

28 Jan, 2011

 

By the way - I present a 'Crocus' to Flori :o)

28 Jan, 2011

 

Hello Pip, glad you enjoyed your trip..you didnt see Yorkie while you were there did you? We've lost her! Would love to know what Flori got her Crocus for, but Im off to lunch with my BF, so if anyone asks, tell them I got sidetracked in Stourhead!!

28 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Pip \0/ have you visited Yorkshires full moon pic? if not...you must. We're rallying our troops in preparation for a coup!!! A word of warning...we need you all sober..just turn up with a few cans and a bottle of scotch...job done ¦:-) oh look at my lovely eyebrows, I'm so proud ¦:-) The eyebrows are only obtainable from B.A. facial decorations ( discount for Florettes) ¦:-)

28 Jan, 2011

 

450 comments already - amazing! Ba - I have to pencil in my eyebrows so would appreciate some from you please. : o ) You see - no eyebrows! : o (((

28 Jan, 2011

 

Ok Shirley, at the side of number 1, there is a key with funny symbols on...if you hold down ctrl and alt and press the funny key...eyebrows...simples ¦:-)
Don't tell anyone or my little business venture won't get very far ¦-) ooooh look, I accidently forgot my eyes and suddenly look very happy. I'm going to patent that one:-)

28 Jan, 2011

 

¦¦ o ))))) Woohoo - take a look at my bushy eyebrows now - shall I throw away my pencil? lol Thankyou so much, Ba! ¦¦ o ) Ooh, you'd better put your eyes back on if you wish to patent it. You won't see a thing!

28 Jan, 2011

 

¦;o)))))))) Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee x

28 Jan, 2011

 

Hello Santann! and Pip, welcome back after your week away, you have been missed my Aussie mate....Sounds like you had a great week at Camp! \0/ Hi everyone, just looking in to see if all ok...well, as you can tell by this blog, we are definitely not ALL ok, mentioning no names...Hahahahahahahaaha! Lovely to see you again too, Shirley T....Bushy eyebrows...right, I've seen it all now....I see that we are now Wahooing as well as Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! It is a whole new language in Goydom....Surely,(hahaha), another first! \0/x

28 Jan, 2011

 

¦:0) I like it! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed

28 Jan, 2011

 

Nice to see you back,Pip,and glad you had a great time at camp..you may regret logging on here again...manic is the word,and after seeing Shirley's eyebrows..they are so thick now,she has had to make a footpath through them..Lol...just take a look..see what I mean? public right of way..:o)))

28 Jan, 2011

 

gigggggggggglllllll
Oh Bloomer.....
Lovely to have you back Pip we need you to keep order the ' full moon' seems to have disorientatted some somersettians who've made a takeoverbid---- come on the reds xxx

28 Jan, 2011

 

i havent got any eyebrows ~ that symbol is not next to number 1 on here :¬(

28 Jan, 2011

 

I popped over there this afternoon....only because I was curious about 'Drinkapist', great word and one I can relate to! Are we standing strong together behind Flori or are we weak and wimpy defectors??????!!!!! I vote we go for the takeover....

28 Jan, 2011

 

Have had to pluck the eyebrows ... things were nesting in them ... back to my normal self ... whatever that may be on here! : o ))

28 Jan, 2011

 

its on the button to the left of 1 but on the right of the button accessed by pressing the ctrl and alt buttons together ( worked for me ¦
Now Tetra thinks we're planning a coup on the moon and yorkies hitting the bottle.....

28 Jan, 2011

 

So it was you hiding behind those eyebrows I thought were hedges Pam...spying on us..

28 Jan, 2011

 

no button to the left of 1 on this laptop. i have a dotted eyebrow button to the right of the space bar but it only does this: |

yorkie hit me with an empty bottle ~ i think!

28 Jan, 2011

 

well if it wasnt empty...it should be by now!!

28 Jan, 2011

 

So are we defecting? There seems to be a free bar?

28 Jan, 2011

 

If you come Annella, you have to promise to bring the firemen!

28 Jan, 2011

 

I'm sure I can arrange that, are firemen everyones preference?

28 Jan, 2011

 

hmm not sure after your experiences at christmas-- i've got to cook dinner-- thereagain if the smoke alarm goes off....

28 Jan, 2011

 

Someone sent me an email calendar once...hunky male chefs wearing only pinnies, teatowels and saucepans..no wonder Pam off to cook the dinner!

28 Jan, 2011

 

BIG saucepans!

28 Jan, 2011

 

Pamg I can do all the emergency forces...by the way, I love all the recipes so if the smoke alarm goes off I'm sure it will be worthwhile :-)))))

28 Jan, 2011

 

\LOL!

28 Jan, 2011

 

Always buy big!!

28 Jan, 2011

 

I've been thinking.... is it possible that the Moonies are tempting us with alchohol to lure us over there...while they take over SIS??? If we're not careful, we may find the Florettes on the Moon while the Moonies plant their flag in Stourhead! ¦8~0

28 Jan, 2011

 

Eeek how did you all sneak up on me? Who lowered the tone?? Oh hello Annella \0/ didn't see you there:-)

28 Jan, 2011

 

Ba don't tell them.. but I am a spy...I did notice there was no response to my defectors comment on here earlier.I'm still waiting for orders from agent Flori

28 Jan, 2011

 

But the buy big bit still stands!

28 Jan, 2011

 

Listen carefooly, she will only tell you once...

28 Jan, 2011

 

Mum's the word Annella, chucks away!:-]

28 Jan, 2011

 

Together we are strong!!!

28 Jan, 2011

 

This means WAR...the Moonies versus the SiS's oh no, it sounds like cissies...back to the drawing board:-(

28 Jan, 2011

 

No, no BA...perfect! Im off to spy on Carol Klein in a minute.

28 Jan, 2011

 

which one am i?

tell me what carol is like tonight please - let me know if its worth struggling thru with online?

28 Jan, 2011

 

okay will do..25 mins to go

28 Jan, 2011

 

thank you. is she on summer or autumn now? you got your tv near your computer?

28 Jan, 2011

 

I can probly watch on puter..coming up to summer now..

28 Jan, 2011

 

is it looking good? is she still wearing a scarf and long sleeves?

28 Jan, 2011

 

Its just about to start, Im watching live

28 Jan, 2011

 

High summer, cardigan and low cut t shirt

28 Jan, 2011

 

Finished!

28 Jan, 2011

 

was it good? just been speaking to my mum, she says she isnt so keen on carol klein cos she spends all her time doing cuttings!

28 Jan, 2011

 

Hello all... Well, there was a lot of fog at camp this week, so maybe she got lost and couldn't find her way home ¦:o(
(Yorkie, not Carol Klein.)

28 Jan, 2011

 

I love Carol and her scarf was off tonight. I want to tidy up her garden though, but that's just me ......or is it match dot.com??

28 Jan, 2011

 

You were here first Sticki.....you must choose¦:-| I love Carol, but missed it ¦:-(....it will be on catch up so will watch her today. Annella, I want her to tidy up my garden¦:-) Tetrarch, she sometimes takes her cardy off. I think these eyebrows make me look a little manly, so I'm going back to a mustache too¦:-}) or do you think it ages me?

29 Jan, 2011

 

good morning Sis-ters--- would we desert Flori-- our lovely Leader -- NO-- but quick forays to 'moon' to watch the fun as they drink themselves to sleep is hysterical ooooooooo--- bet the'll have a hangover this morning ¦:)))

29 Jan, 2011

 

That's a good one Pam, why hasn't anyone thought of that before? Much better than the SISsies. So now it's the Moonies versus the Sisters Yay! Anyway, they're a load of alchies (is that how it's spelt?) and we're a sensible sobre lot ¦:-}) Anyway, you haven't said if my mustache makes me look older, what else is a Sister for? ¦:-})

29 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Sis ( I've never had a sister before I'm so excited \0/\0/\0/ ¦:~{ thought I'd have one too but its a bit droopy, yours is much more cheerful, do you think if we snuck over to 'moon' the'd recognise us -- being in disguise

29 Jan, 2011

 

I saw you last time hiding behind those hedges you called eyebrows!!

29 Jan, 2011

 

Shhhhh Tetra we're hiding from the Moonies.....

29 Jan, 2011

 

I AM a Moonie!!! Oops, just blew my cover!

29 Jan, 2011

 

you are also the 500th comment on this our Sis-ters blog
)( )( )( )( )( --- Pip should have the award ready when she's awake and over her trip :o))

29 Jan, 2011

 

Oooh goody, I never win things normally...I would suggest a coffee and cream cake, but it might go off by the time it gets here..dont want Aussie beer...OH! I know..a Koala bear!! Pull..eazzzzeeee

29 Jan, 2011

 

Oh what a good choice tetra we'll have to see what Pip can do xxx

29 Jan, 2011

 

Morning all <yawn> Congrats Flori on your 'Terratoonie' Award ¦oO

(that's my yawny face lol)

29 Jan, 2011

 

I think I've started a fashion ¦:-)) eye brows are in this year. Tetrarch, prizes on here are for Sisters, and though virtual, are certainly worth having...perhaps you would like to change sides? ( Sisters, I have baited my trap)¦:-}) Pam, try a little wax a la Poirot ¦:-}) just so.

29 Jan, 2011

 

Morning Pip ¦:o)) I think Tet is a free spirit and it will take more than virtual cakes to get her onside Ba ....but the eyebrows are fantastic hun ¦;o))))))))))wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeexxxxx

30 Jan, 2011

 

We should start calling you Ann-drew :o))))

30 Jan, 2011

 

¦:o] is that right Ba or too much wax, ( i'd only got an old candle to practise with)

morning Pip did you say you'd had fog for your trip was there any nice weather

30 Jan, 2011

 

I want a Koala Bear BA, nothing less! (she says having a tantrum)..I just threw teddy outa my pram to make room!!

30 Jan, 2011

 

It shall be yours Tet, you have Pip's word on it:-) Thanks Annella, I do look rather dashing don't I? Pam...I don't know how to say this....your mustache is fine...but where is your mouth? ¦:-})

30 Jan, 2011

 

Afternoon All! \0/....It's bright and sunny here and feels like 30 below...(Bbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!) You have been a chatty lot...and now we have a collaboration between us 'Sisters' and the 'Moonies' as well....Lovely to see you Tet!\0/. Well, Ladies, all this artistic flair too...must be the full moon that is affecting you lot...I will stick to just waving madly at you all...As you can see, I am the only one that is upright..and you lot are on the floor already.....tut tut, You might have to add more water to the alcohol at this rate Girls..Tee hee hee...\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/x

30 Jan, 2011

 

I was just thinking, goodness, we have all sobered up right and proper...and you pop up! Yer only upright cos yer leaning on the table! Hoot! hoot!

30 Jan, 2011

 

Whatever are you implying, our Tet? I'm as soo...sob...sobr...I am withour the influ, afflu, drivethru, of incohol, I will have you knowww....hic! Mighty strong these tea bags.....maybe I'm dunking them too much...hic...Ah, where's me prop? %~0... Ok, ok....which one of you lot pinched me table.....?

30 Jan, 2011

 

Flori, Tet has a brilliant idea...we're all going to buy the empty house (mine) in Terry60 hill village. We'll all be able to use it yay!!! wheeeeeeeeeeee I'm so excited, Tets organising it ¦-)))

30 Jan, 2011

 

Ive just sent Terry60 a pm!

30 Jan, 2011

 

Look at that Flori, I knew you were the right woman for the job Tet:-)

30 Jan, 2011

 

Hey steady on..make haste slowly is my new motto! Only asked her to be friends, is all. Havent found the house on ebay yet!

30 Jan, 2011

 

She doesn't own it Tet, just neighbours it. She's keeping an eye on it for me:-)

30 Jan, 2011

 

i sent a PM too!
have you planned out the garden yet BA - or perhaps more importantly the courtyard where we can all sit to admire the view - with a drink of course!

30 Jan, 2011

 

Had to check out Terrys Profile now I see.... just the place for aglass of something cool in the shade-- sounds idyllic (sigh)

30 Jan, 2011

 

we can at least dream!

30 Jan, 2011

 

Hello everyone I can see that you are all in good spirits, some having more of the spirits than others...lol.
I have been a bit lazy not logging on here so now have so much chat to catch up with. I am getting there though and wish you all well ;-)

30 Jan, 2011

 

\0/ Hello Richard, I bet you just want a share in our beautiful house in Italy ¦:-)

30 Jan, 2011

 

Can't wait... Italy has to be better than Oz today... it's my first day at college (!!) tomorrow and the forecast is for top temps of 37-40!!!!!!

31 Jan, 2011

 

You lot have lost me on Terry60 and this house share we are all invited to...Well...Hello Richard! I thought you had been lured away from us...so glad to see you back on here...though it could well take you forever to catch up! LOL!

31 Jan, 2011

 

good luck today Pip--hope they have air conditioning :o))

31 Jan, 2011

 

have a good time pip.

31 Jan, 2011

 

Hope you enjoy your first day Pip:-) Flori, I told you, We're all buying a house in Tery60's hill village.. i was going to keep it to myself, but that would mean finding the money and although I've looked everywhere, it's not been forthcoming. So we'll all own a share Wheeeeeeeeeeee ¦:-)

31 Jan, 2011

 

how do we get there Ba? you're usually in charge of travel arrangements ¦;~+)

31 Jan, 2011

 

Well Pam, since we had all those problems with the wrong snow, BATravel has been on hold. We're hoping to get it fixed in time for summer hols. Perhaps the eye brows will help, I think they make me look more brainy ¦:-)

31 Jan, 2011

 

(very grown up Ba ¦:) hope Bat gets fixed but if it gets too hot will the rubber melt?

31 Jan, 2011

 

Don't you think I have enough to worry about Pam? I forgot about the leaves too ¦:-(

31 Jan, 2011

 

that and the infighting on Moon-- I've come for a 'sit down and a cuppa'

31 Jan, 2011

 

They're after me Pam...and I'm totally innocent 0:-)

31 Jan, 2011

 

I'll go and sort them out!!

31 Jan, 2011

 

Now lookeehere! Pam, step away from the cringing Bornagain! She called us lower class loonies! She shall not speak about my great Leader in such tones! I am Yorkie's champion!

31 Jan, 2011

 

I merely said I was going back to Stourhead as I felt safer there 0:-) Pam Shhh between ourselves, they're all drunk there, especially Tet and she's fighting drunk:-( I'm so upset I forgot my eye brows ¦:-(

31 Jan, 2011

 

well Tet she sortof didn't mean it like that she likes you really but if you keep fighting and chasing her around the playground you''ll have to sit in the Naughty Corner...

31 Jan, 2011

 

You tell her Pam 0:-)

31 Jan, 2011

 

OoooooooH you lilly livered varmint!

31 Jan, 2011

 

Tet 8~P ha ha

31 Jan, 2011

 

don't know what tets been drinking-- but forsooth a comely wench such as she hast thrown down the gauntlet---- and ( sorry Ba) I'm off.....

31 Jan, 2011

 

What does 8 ~P mean for goodness sake? Now Im getting confused..Im going back to where they speak good english...sort of.

31 Jan, 2011

 

Besides Ive better things to do than run down a dirdy stinkin rat on my horse..Im going rabbit hunting! Tally Ho!

31 Jan, 2011

 

up and attem Tet-- theres another 20 trees to protect .......

31 Jan, 2011

 

Helllllllooooo Ba ......I'm still here if it's any help! Pamg will be back and should we worry about that 'Tet' women? More of a concern is where is our leader in times of trouble?

31 Jan, 2011

 

we should all go out and look for flori - she hasnt been seen

31 Jan, 2011

 

Where do we start Sticki? Queens head, Duke of York, the Horse shoe??????

31 Jan, 2011

 

Try Yorkie's place!

31 Jan, 2011

 

She's obviously been kidnapped by the Moonies!!! They're probably indoctrinating her as we speak ¦:-( Tet, I'm pulling faces at you 8~P and sticking out my tongue...so there. Annella won't let you get me ¦:-P I have an idea Pam, why don't you coat your trees with toffee, rabbits become addicted...teeth drop out...It may cost a bit, I recommend williams toffee, but it will be worth it in the long run¦:-)

31 Jan, 2011

 

well the'll eat anything Ba so it may work

I'll sneak over to moonland and see whats afoot

1 Feb, 2011

 

I'd come with you, but not sure they'd let me at the moment:-(

1 Feb, 2011

 

all was very peaceful there ( sleeping off last nights excess maybe)--- will keep a watching guard but no sign of our Leader.......

1 Feb, 2011

 

If you are talking about Yorkie, she's still asleep in her chair, snoring off last night's potations, lol!
And Flori probly with her doing the same!!

1 Feb, 2011

 

do you think that all yesterdays kerfuffle wore them out.??

1 Feb, 2011

 

i was out at the hospital with mother in law, thats why i wasnt with moonies or stourhead. you all make a great combination i must say!

i dont think there is anything to match these blogs ~ such characters ~ good thing we dont have script writer ~ it would be a very popular soap!!

i think as a bunch we should be the moonsisters! ~ or sistermoon ~ long as its not 'twilight'!

not sure i would know what to do without you all now ~ and i havent known you long!

Where is Flori ~ is she on holiday?

1 Feb, 2011

 

know what you mean Sticki --- such fun with everone the only thing is I Get Nothing Done.....

1 Feb, 2011

 

nor me! so whats new?

anything nice cooking pam?

1 Feb, 2011

 

Talking of cooking..Id better feed OH before he gets put in the greenhouse with the peasticks!

1 Feb, 2011

 

Tetra you make me laugh!!!!
greenhouse isnt such a bad place tho!

1 Feb, 2011

 

Lemon muffins Sticki and bread in the machine-- muffins look good, I used the egg yolks from the pavlova

1 Feb, 2011

 

lemon muffins how delicious

1 Feb, 2011

 

could have been more moist but I was trying to use the eggyolks!

1 Feb, 2011

 

do you have a recipe please pam? might cheer up my evening?

1 Feb, 2011

 

Its not my best muffin Sticki-- but the icings good! just icing sugar & pure lemon juice with a sprinkle of finely graded rind on top-- If i perfect the muffin i'll pass it on

1 Feb, 2011

 

I'll stay in the greenhouse with a plate of those muffins ..join OH and we can have a cuddle!

No! Sticki!!!..Im so big and there is so little space we have no choice!!!

1 Feb, 2011

 

i dont know what you are thinking tet!
thanks pam, i'll have a go at cooking something this evening ~ its therapy!!
is there a silent witness left tonight tet?
OH couldnt believe it when i said what happened to harry.

1 Feb, 2011

 

Yes its part 2 tonight, part one was last night. Last of the series too..shame!

1 Feb, 2011

 

i watched it from hospital waiting room ~ alongside a trouble-making drunk, 3 toddlers and their mums ~ in pyjamas and several other assorted people? no sound on tho so was just a bit confusing!!

1 Feb, 2011

 

It was somewhat confusing WITH sound Sticki..btw hope your mum-in-law okay...

1 Feb, 2011

 

pasta tonight but can't give you the recipe yet Sticki-- I havn't invented it :o))
I hope mum-in-laws ok too?

1 Feb, 2011

 

thanks both of you ~ she looks a lot better today.
and thanks for thinking of me for the recipe pam ~ a little of what you fancy i should think ~ pesto??

i made my own fried onion rings with beer batter!!!

1 Feb, 2011

 

it was a bit ' ready steady cook
butternut squash, courgette, red onion , mushrooms,salami piece, chiorizo piece tin toms pesto garlic & of course Pesto !!

1 Feb, 2011

 

butternut squash is very good ~ goes surprisingly well with stilton!

sounds very tasty pasta!

ready steady cook style ~ means fasta pasta?

1 Feb, 2011

 

I'm only commenting on here as troublemaker Tetrarch has been saying that the moonie pic has more comments than Sister blog (she's very competitive).
I have nothing to say though¦:-)

2 Feb, 2011

 

I'm saying it again ¦:-)

2 Feb, 2011

 

they are more argumentative Ba thats why-- you could have commented on the old british standy -- the weather--sunshine-- no frost -- a bit warmer-- ok only 4 deg ......
ti was ready steady cook not because it was fast but it was what I could find in the fridge Sticki-- and it was very nice.....

2 Feb, 2011

 

Well! Temps hit 43 yesterday, but thankfully college is airconditioned. I have blisters the size of a 10 cent coin from my new shoes, though! :o( Feet were killing me all day.
I don't know how I'm going to go at college, from what I've seen so far, it is HARD WORK!!! A 'pass' is about as good as I can hope for from everything, I think!!

2 Feb, 2011

 

Think positive Pip..make a "pass" an "A pass"..believe in yourself!
Oh..and take some slippers with you lol!

2 Feb, 2011

 

what course are you doing Pip--

as to bisters we have a product called 'compeed' or'blisteeze' which are special plasters that you put over the blister that will stay on whilst it heals and even stays put in the shower

I know that you young things love fashion but take a tip fom an 'old un'-- comfy shoes--helpst the brain to think ( reflexology?)

2 Feb, 2011

 

What brain Pam? lol! Mine disappeared when I turned 60 according to the young uns!

2 Feb, 2011

 

I've got another year yet AND I don't get a pension until I'm 62 !!!

2 Feb, 2011

 

Well next month Im SUPPOSED to be 66 but decided Im going backwards instead..so I will meet up with you in a year or so

2 Feb, 2011

 

I just realised-- sneaky --all the while I've been chatting to you on 'moonie' it been adding to their total ¦8+)

2 Feb, 2011

 

and I'm supposed to be doing some jobs before I go out.......

2 Feb, 2011

 

there-- that should balance it up nicely XXX

2 Feb, 2011

 

this

2 Feb, 2011

 

is

2 Feb, 2011

 

one

2 Feb, 2011

 

slow

2 Feb, 2011

 

way

2 Feb, 2011

 

to

2 Feb, 2011

 

add

2 Feb, 2011

 

comments!!!

~ should help put the numbers up!

2 Feb, 2011

 

well

2 Feb, 2011

 

done

2 Feb, 2011

 

Sticki

2 Feb, 2011

 

Now stop cheating you lot...you know you would feel bad if you got the next award in this manner...fair play, fair play!

2 Feb, 2011

 

Ohh Tet cheat--

2 Feb, 2011

 

Moi?

2 Feb, 2011

 

Yes, the both of vouses..should be ashamed of yourself, besides conning me into making remarks on this site!

2 Feb, 2011

 

601 !!!!

2 Feb, 2011

 

Sticki, you are a turncoat! But we still have more than Stourhead!

2 Feb, 2011

 

Ner ner ner ner ner ¦8~P Have you got it yet Tet? the side on faces I mean or do they still look like wierd symbols? ¦:-)

2 Feb, 2011

 

I think not Tet ¦:^)

2 Feb, 2011

 

I knew she'd be trouble with a name like that ¦:-(

2 Feb, 2011

 

im on both Tet! thats why im a moonster!
i think its neck and neck!
:-)=
:-)=

2 Feb, 2011

 

601? Pooh! Im still getting wiggly bits BA and as for the name..well it means Im the ruler of one of four states and Yorkie is the Chief Oligarch

2 Feb, 2011

 

this is 609---

I've tried appeasement....
appealing to their better nature....
flattery......
but as Sisters maybe we should just ignore them
altho---- did you know that Ba is arranging a vacation to all the whisky distilleries in Scotland( if they are able to read the map without arguments.....

2 Feb, 2011

 

Humph--- thats told them!
and Hey Ba whose calling me a watsername!I was trying to broker peace

2 Feb, 2011

 

lull them into a false sense of security---- but it didn't seem to work.......

2 Feb, 2011

 

i think i might go on the train ~ in the silent compartment!!!

2 Feb, 2011

 

Sorry Sticki, cant help getting excited..gonna be a wonderful trip..drinking hooch, nicking plants, digging up trees and police outriders on the way back..what more could you want? C'mon girl, you only live once!

2 Feb, 2011

 

are we wearing kilts?

2 Feb, 2011

 

oOOH what a BRILLIANT idea! Must go tell Yorkie..I must wear tartan trews tho, dont like skirts!

2 Feb, 2011

 

We're wearing knitted tankinis Sticki, easily recognisable, even more so with a kilt I should think¦:-)

2 Feb, 2011

 

We could leave our bags at home and wear great big sporrans:-)

2 Feb, 2011

 

sounds more like bridget jones big knickers ~ once we've nicked - i mean borrowed - some plants!

2 Feb, 2011

 

And I wanted Tankoutis cos Im bigger! Sporrans a good idea for thos plants..cant wear big knickers under trousers Sticki!

2 Feb, 2011

 

wear them over the top cos we're superwomen??

2 Feb, 2011

 

How in the heck could Colin Frith fall for me with outsize knickers over my Tankouti????

2 Feb, 2011

 

not too sure but i would call him mr firth ~ that may help??

2 Feb, 2011

 

call him what you will as long as he's in the wet shirt competition......

2 Feb, 2011

 

would you like tonights recipe Sticki?

2 Feb, 2011

 

yes please pam ~ was just thinking about that ~ you must be psychic?

2 Feb, 2011

 

Sisters.....
chicken breast wrapped in bacon on a bed of butternut squash, a little olive oil and finished off with crumbled stilton
can't decide on the pots though......maybe roasties

2 Feb, 2011

 

I'm out for most of tomorrow-- and no cooking-- I go to a Ladies Luncheon Club once a month...... and friday mornings my art group so you're on your own with the Moonies......

2 Feb, 2011

 

oh no ~ can you send advance plans for my cooking? lunch and art, you're doing well.
that chicken sounds very good ~ can do that tomorrow ~ you could do saute or rosti?? or dauphinois???
rhubarb and banana crumble here.
thanks pam

2 Feb, 2011

 

Oooh i've got sweet potatoes Pam, I suppose I could use that to make a bed? Won't have stilton in my fridge though, can't stand the smell unfortunately. I could nick the breast and stick some chive philly in before wrapping with bacon. I've only gor feta and parmisan:-)

2 Feb, 2011

 

Tet, B.A.tankinis are woollen and stretch amazingly, they also help hold you in (latex) Your knees will be young and supple cushioned softly by your knee pads. Colin will definitely be impressed as you run towards him in slow motion, giant sporran waving gently in the breeze...you will be irresistible... but ¦:-)

2 Feb, 2011

 

Sticki, another genius idea..giant knicker outer wear! There is a job waiting for you at B.A Fashions. You're just the sort we need. I like the cut of your Jib ¦:-)

2 Feb, 2011

 

Ba-- Chive philly with grated parmezan to finish would be lovely

2 Feb, 2011

 

Um.. how do you wear a jib?.....

2 Feb, 2011

 

Oh BA, how kind...especially that running slowly bit..my top bit knocks me out if I move too fast! Better not a giant sporran..that might knock me out too

2 Feb, 2011

 

I've never had a top bit:-(

2 Feb, 2011

 

You're mad, all of you, but so very entertaining too! I think the men in white coats will be coming to take you away before too long . . . . . . : o )))

2 Feb, 2011

 

thats a cue for a song?
there coming to take me away - haha

can't remember who sang it-- must have been the '60s

2 Feb, 2011

 

just a wee bit serious I'm worried for Berneih-- she's in North Queensland and this tropical cyclone is category5-- the highest ---100,000 witout electricity I do hope she's ok, maybe Pip will know more.....

2 Feb, 2011

 

i heard that pam ~ they have had an awful time; floods were bad enough but now the cyclone??

BA ~ i was thinking of adding pockets ~ BIG pockets ~ for all the plants and maybe for a hankie when im not stuffing it into my mouth to stop my laughing or using it to stop the tears rolling down my face ~ as they are now!!!

shirley ~ white coats maybe sensible for all the general public around us but they are a bit too dowdy ~ tartan is better.

i was wondering if we could make a couple of little detours on the way up to scotland:
Near Sawry ~ Hill Top ~ cos its Beatrix Potter's garden and I love it.
Derwent Water ~ there's a hotel that does [or did] a very nice afternoon tea
Buttermere ~ cos i might need a bit of peace and quiet
cant remember the other places at the moment

2 Feb, 2011

 

Gretna because theres a brill shopping outlet big m&s and with a Thorntons cafe--you get a choc with the coffee-- and 'mis-shapes' chocs as well

2 Feb, 2011

 

good enough reason for me pam!

2 Feb, 2011

 

The only thing you wont get is peace and quiet Sticki..not with us lot around!
Ive been to that outlet in Gretna Pam..stop tempting us..much better to go to a garden and dig up trees..better for the figure!

2 Feb, 2011

 

well I am still hibernating waiting for the weather to improve...I can see that everyone is getting along fine..but
Where is our Flori?
Exported by Lorry?
Not spotted near or far
Not seen for a while
We are missing her smile
Last seen in a millionaire's car!

3 Feb, 2011

 

Well I wondered if she - had gone to the sea
Or a holiday house in the sun
Where e'r she's hiding I dont mind confiding
Without her its not as much fun!

3 Feb, 2011

 

Is it pantomime season?
'cos I see no reason
to look for Queen Flo in a rhyme
The answer of course is
she's rallying forces
to bring about moonsters decline. ¦:-)

3 Feb, 2011

 

Blimey we've all taken poets powder!

3 Feb, 2011

 

Have you got nothing better to do? :-)

3 Feb, 2011

 

Yup, browsing thro T & M's mag...came this morning

3 Feb, 2011

 

Mine did too, but after last years experience and complaints from others on here, i'm not ordering anything else from them....but I will of course have a look and even if they have a very special , fantastic, 'exclusive' plant...I won't be tempted (I hope) :-)

3 Feb, 2011

 

Me neither..just seeing whats out there!
Peace raineth for a while my child..but I will be girding my loins shortly! Btw that was a great little limerick!

3 Feb, 2011

 

Girls I am proud to present to you all the 'Terratoonie award' for 600 comments!!!
Had a busy first week at college. Can't wait for the weekend.
Cyclone Yasi veered south unexpectedly, so perhaps Bernieh got let off lightly! She has blogged about her weather experiences, so I'm about to check that out.

3 Feb, 2011

 

By the way... the Moonies have overtaken us :o((((

3 Feb, 2011

 

my plants last year from T & M eventually did ok-- I have placed an order just for 5 giant fuschia for £5 and a special offer, I'd been inundated withemails telling me to hurry for free delivery ( we've been having security problems with on-line payments so I phoned) she was very offhand & wouldn't take off the postage but after an cross emai they apologised and have refunded it
I've ordered from suttons including Nerines and Lisianthus for the greenhouse and a pack of pink & white bizzies, petunia & geranims for 14.99

4 Feb, 2011

 

I have put in a small order with Jparker, but that's all. I've lost my camera...ok I've put it somewhere and can't for the life of me remember where ¦:-(

4 Feb, 2011

 

It's blowing a gale here:-(

4 Feb, 2011

 

I'm hoping to pick some nice plants up at Malvern if we ever decide what day Florettes are going. I'll probably end up going on Saturday if we can't fix up a Goy day ¦:-)

4 Feb, 2011

 

Anyone know where Flori is? I'm going to pm her. She may not be well ¦:-(

4 Feb, 2011

 

blowing a gale here too Ba-- I've been out for the last couple of days and will be tomorrow too ( hope no trees come down!)

4 Feb, 2011

 

feels like im in a storm at sea here - wind blowing thru the trees.

4 Feb, 2011

 

\0/...I am here, my little Florettes~worry not! Well, my eyes are sore from crying with laughter over our blog and the Moonies pict, and the OH is really irritated now, cos all I've done is giggle for the last 40 mins...You lot are so wonderful, I defy anyone to stay down in the mouth for long reading these comments! Anyone seen Bloomer? Not heard from her for a long time now...Pipc, am so proud of you and all the effort you are putting in, we are all behind you...SISTERS UNITED!\0/
Richard!! How good to see you back with us....gee, thanks for missing me...I know...I know..next time you will improve your aim!
Sorry that I have been away for a few days, but haven't you lot been busy nattering??LOL!.
Sticki and Pam...thank you for your valiant efforts to get our comment figures up...but as I have told the Moonies, Quality beats quantity every time...uhum...point well made, wouldn't you agree girls, (and Richard, Full marks to you, my dear friend, the only man brave enough to hang around with all us of the fair gender)....I am back with you all now, and I have missed you lots.....((((((group hug now))))))!! LOL! keep up the good work..you are all doing verrrry welllll, as Mr Grace from that old TV sitcom would say.....lol \0/xxxxx

4 Feb, 2011

 

Hi Guys..Thanks for missing me Flori..sob,sob, none of the other florettes gave a monkey's..and I could have been captured,and sold as a slave in outer Mongolia,as far as they were concerned..or cared..I am cut to the quick,whatever that is Lol.
Anyway,I am still alive and kicking,but my laptop wasn't.It has been in for a facelift,( new screen.).not me, naturally,youthful vision that I am..tee hee...and I am £100 poorer...its ok,fellow florettes,I wouldn't dream of asking you all to chip in,as I know you don't want to feel guilty,about refusing a plea from a TYT...sob..

4 Feb, 2011

 

Just popped in to see how everyone is. Glad you are back with us Flori ....thanks for the group hug...:-)
Its been blowing a gale here just like everywhere else it seems, our wheelie bins went for a spin down the drive earlier lucky they didn't tip up as they are full the the brim..lol:-))

4 Feb, 2011

 

Hello Florettes... lovely to see you all again, unfortunately I am exhausted from a late night at my uncle's engagement party. It would've been a bit more exciting if it wasn't his third wife. (I've learnt very quickly not to let my big mouth say things like, "So, how long do you think THIS marriage is going to last?" to the bride-to-be!!!!)

4 Feb, 2011

 

Hello Rich... simultaneous posting again!

4 Feb, 2011

 

Well thanks for the group hug Florrie, we missed ya, sort of! Bloomer why didnt you send an SOS?

I wouldve jumped upon my trusty steed after donning my armour which is terribly tight now, but there, so am I!! And I wouldve galloped to your aid with my magic weapon..the deadly AK 47!! Btw, were there any fat wabbits there?

5 Feb, 2011

 

Gee thanks Tet,but erm..as I had no way of sending an SOS,..it would have been very hard...I could have tried to remember the Semaphore,I was taught at Girl Guides..ooh,miss goody two shoes..! but it was sooo long ago..but I did see someone fitting your description at the 2.30 at Kempton Park.(not the horse..Lol).was that you waving your gun?.and I saw a rather chubby wabbit at the Greyhound track,but you would never have caught it ..but thanks for your concern...a bit bl...y late though!!! :o))

5 Feb, 2011

 

i called in at the very big garden centre yesterday - was looking for a couple of house plants - disappointing array i thought; i liked the ferns but i knew OH would want the flowering plants so i got 2 gerberas.
while i was there i did have a bit of a look round but they seem to be concentrating on all the tiny plants to be 'grown - on' at home ready for bedding out; i dont have a conservatory or a greenhouse - any suggestions???? i would like my garden to have more plants this summer but not sure of the best way to do it. too expensive to just go out and buy enough shrubs!

5 Feb, 2011

 

How about erysiums and penstemons Sticki..the former flower all summer long and are reasonably sized.. the EC Bowles gets quite big and you can break off bits and stick into ground and should get new plants fairly easily..same applies to penstemons..quite large and very floriferous..and again you could try "stick bits in the ground routine". Day lilies are easy too. I can send you a couple of these.

5 Feb, 2011

 

Last year I bought one of those plastic covered jobbies from Wilkinsons which I kept in my small front porch. Very cheap, 4 metal shelves, and grew on quite a lot of stuff. I bought plugs and started them off in a spare bedroom. It was my first time. If you look on my pics Sticki, you'll see what I mean. Probably from about Feb on last year. You could comment on my pics and make me look popular as you looked ¦:-)

5 Feb, 2011

 

Flori and Bloomer back in the bosom of the florettes...all's well with the World. Bloomer, did you say you were held against your will in Outer Moongolia? Flori, is this what happened to you too? Methinks they are getting a little above themselves, at my last recce they were thinking about colonising the moon...jolly good riddance I say! ¦:-)

5 Feb, 2011

 

Hello! \0/, yes, the wanderer has returned...back amongst her Sisters...ah, it is good to be home again...I double up as a Secret Agent,(shush, don't tell anyone that I told you), so sometimes Gals, (and Richard), one just has to toddle off and do her duty to Queen and Country...Bloomer is my sidekick, bit like Batwoman and Robinia really...but, keep it hush hush, we have to keep a pretty low profile, if you get my drift...wink, wink, say no more....We are checking into the shady past of that Tetra.....Will keep you posted, Sisters...Over and Out...\0/x

5 Feb, 2011

 

Yes Flori, I think she is the main problem...very volatile...can't take a little joke about our very obvious superiority. Don't say anything to Richard, but I think he's become a little enamoured after showing him your your stripping skills. He only returned when you did...wait a minute...are you sure you've in in Moongolia with Bloomer????

5 Feb, 2011

 

Oh Fiddlesticks and candlewax..the secret is out at last, Ba, but you are a much better stripper than I, I fear that you are being too modest my girl....It's that Santann....I think that he may have escaped her clutches, and run to the safest place that he knew....Don't you worry Richard, We'll hide you among us gals till she loses interest, just be glad you are not a Fireman! Harry the Hose is still in therapy... You might have to don a long wig and skirt, methinks, just to throw her off the scent.... Richina reborn! hahahahaha Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!\0/ lol..

5 Feb, 2011

 

thanks tetra and BA ~ i shall look up erysiums ~ dont know them ~ do they like sun?
penstemons dont grow very well here ~ not enough sun. ive got a plastic tent thing ~ with a fleece! will that be warm enough to start the plants off?

5 Feb, 2011

 

Erysium are perennial wallflowers honey, they do a purple one, a yellow one, an orange one, a couple of mixtured colours too.

5 Feb, 2011

 

ah, ok, would probably recognise them then, thanks. i have seen the purple one
good description!

5 Feb, 2011

 

I could sniff him out even if he was in drag Flori.....there's no hiding from Santann Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeexx

5 Feb, 2011

 

Sticki I'm a big fan of Erysiums, they flower for such a long time. Do you have a Morrisons near by?

5 Feb, 2011

 

yes 2 within 4 miles i think ~ do they have plants in now?

5 Feb, 2011

 

Yes, they had some nice Erysiums this week

5 Feb, 2011

 

oooh ok, thank you ~ will go there this week and see what i can find ~ will let you know. thanks again.
do you think GoY is like a twitter site for gardeners?

5 Feb, 2011

 

No-- just twits.... ( sorry couldn't resist it!)

5 Feb, 2011

 

Pam, took the words.....

5 Feb, 2011

 

Plants are so much cheaper over there.... I envy you, Sisters! Although nothing could make me envy the Moongolians.

5 Feb, 2011

 

Your loyalty Pip has been noted....just going to blow my nose..what's that?...no, just something in my eye ¦:-|

5 Feb, 2011

 

Eh up Flori, have you noticed that we're no further forward with a Malvern date? We may as well go on the Saturday if no one else is going. We'll have to make do with each other ¦:-)

5 Feb, 2011

 

I've not been on twitter Sticki, is it like this? ¦:-)

5 Feb, 2011

 

Cheating again Ba, three comments in one go - that is a very Moongolian thing to do! We're not going to stoop to their level just to rack up comments, are we? :o(((

6 Feb, 2011

 

i dont know BA ~ never been on it nor facebook.

6 Feb, 2011

 

From what I've heard, people say what they're doing or have just done or are about to do such as: I'm going shopping. I'm back now. I'm going to sit down and watch tele. I've watched tele, going to make a cup of tea.....riveting¦:-)

6 Feb, 2011

 

I'm not cheating Pip, I'm just giving each Sister a separate comment as sometimes, if a number of disparate comments appear on one comment, one may get lost and my efforts will count for nought. MOONgolians cheat...SISters are just considerate ¦:-)

6 Feb, 2011

 

and you are very considerate BA!

6 Feb, 2011

 

and now i am being considerate as i dont want you to muddle up the comments!
got mother in law and son and daughter in law to be for lunch!
made chocolate cherry flan ~ crushed biscuit base with a little added ginger; then melted chocolate mixed with creme fraiche and sour cherries. hope its ok, i made it up

6 Feb, 2011

 

Sounds good to me Sticki, let us know what it's like. I'm a bit confused, is it your son's mother-in-law to be, or your mother in law? What will your daughter-in-law to be's mother be to you when they marry? I've always wanted to know. I have a lovely nearly daughter-in-law. There should be proper names for such family ¦:-)

6 Feb, 2011

 

im no good at all those relationship things and their correct names - sorry BA
my mother in law came for the day
but as she has been in hospital my son and his fiance came up to see her.
i dont think i will be related to my daughter in law's mother but she is very nice, as is my daughter in law to be.
son has just bought his wedding suit - very nice!

6 Feb, 2011

 

the chocolate tart turned out well - it set quickly and was simple to make. even OH liked it which is unusual for him - he isnt that keen on chocolate.

6 Feb, 2011

 

Mother-in-law is an anagram of 'Woman Hitler', so they say...

7 Feb, 2011

 

about right pip!! she wasnt particular polite!

7 Feb, 2011

 

i think this is the 699th comment so whoever is next makes the big seven o o!
im looking at my paperwhite plant that i got reduced about 10 days ago ~ it was 2" tall then ~ now it is over a foot and will be out anyday now! never seen anything grow so fast!

7 Feb, 2011

 

I've been lurking - in the undergrowth, and I've popped out as the lure of being the 700th poster was just too great. :D

But what I popped my head up to say was, please where are these Moongolians of which you write? I've been looking - to get even more giggles - but they're hiding. Moongolia is a big place - seems even bigger (It's the featureless steppes). Can anyone give me a signpost? Please?

BTW Sticki, I bought some paperwhites mid November 2009 that were labelled "ready to flower for Christmas", stuck them in the ground, and they were in flower by 25th November - a whole month early.

7 Feb, 2011

 

thats amazing! mine are indoors ~ i think they were desperate to get out of their box!

the moony blog is from a photo ~ if you go to Yorkshire's profile and find the photo it is the 11th one ~ night scene with a moon on it and its called full moon tonight.

you could be gone for some while!!!!

7 Feb, 2011

 

701!!! What is a Paperwhite plant Sticki, Beattie??

7 Feb, 2011

 

its like a daffodil but its white, has smaller flowers and there are several on each stem. they are lovely fresh looking flowers.

7 Feb, 2011

 

Oooooh sounds nice

7 Feb, 2011

 

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.photos-of-the-year.com/image/nature/755/6174Paperwhite_Narcissus-med.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.photos-of-the-year.com/nature/showphoto.php%3Fphoto%3D18781&usg=__2dz2vcjGm7dVtUcX0oriZ5wKjoQ=&h=569&w=600&sz=43&hl=en&start=0&sig2=oOw3FqnqfYrmUvM8Hc1AqQ&zoom=1&tbnid=orf8MFM9lvOaSM:&tbnh=121&tbnw=129&ei=8ctPTZ6jBsiDhQfdnZGpDg&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpaperwhite%2Bnarcissus%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D551%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=394&vpy=95&dur=1835&hovh=219&hovw=231&tx=159&ty=59&oei=8ctPTZ6jBsiDhQfdnZGpDg&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0

oh, thats the link to a lovely photo!!!!!

7 Feb, 2011

 

dont think that will work ~ just a tad too long!! will try to find another!

http://containergardening.about.com/od/containersyearround/ss/Paperwhites.htm

the lovely picture was on google images ~ paperwhite narcissus the above link is for another picture ~ its not quite as clear but you will get the idea.

7 Feb, 2011

 

Thanks Sticki. I remembered seeing a pic of a full moon a long time ago but haven't been able to find it since.

7 Feb, 2011

 

have you got it now? there were several moons at one point so it was a little confusing!

7 Feb, 2011

 

After spending an hour of gardening time, I ended up skimming it Sticki. Lots of giggles on the way though. Off to saw some gorse bushes now.

7 Feb, 2011

 

eeeeek! very prickly!

7 Feb, 2011

 

So's my sweater and the bedroom floor now. Hear the eeeks later!
Off to cook armadillos for tea.

7 Feb, 2011

 

go well with porcupine pickle

7 Feb, 2011

 

LOL Dragon fruit for afters?

7 Feb, 2011

 

funny you should say that cos i put that on originally and then took it off!!!
how were the armadillos?

7 Feb, 2011

 

we could have an alphabetical list of suggested meals:
armadillos in armagnac
buffalo in beer
cranberries in cream

7 Feb, 2011

 

Armadillos were very tasty thanks Sticki. Family favourite!
It had to be dragon fruit or gooseberries.

7 Feb, 2011

 

Sooooooo you 'orrible lot...IM BACKKKKKK
From what I see above here the news is not so good
There's Sticki, what a turncoat! talking treachery and food
And BA can do nothing but twitter Anti-Moon
and Pipc Heiling Hitler, well I'll deal with her quite soon
And then this Beattie pops up cos she hasnt got a clue
Where to find the greatest site..Full Moon Tonight, to you!
And then you all talk poppycock of armadillos and the like
Buffalos and porcupines..you all should take a hike
Down to the local boozer to get your brain in gear
Cos Tetra's back to give you nightmares, never fear

8 Feb, 2011

 

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8 Feb, 2011

 

whooops! didnt know the scream couldnt turn the corner

8 Feb, 2011

 

Looks like a fence - are you trying to keep Tetra at bay?

8 Feb, 2011

 

i dont know why it did that! but i thought it looked funny so i left it! it wasnt on when i wrote it ~ it only came up like that when i posted it.

8 Feb, 2011

 

Watch out Beattie, Sticki's fence is a no brainer for my trusty steed, Silver!! LOL Argh Arhhhh Silver, to the apple barrel!! Oops, think thats Long John Silver....

8 Feb, 2011

 

alayooooop! up and over silver!

8 Feb, 2011

 

Guess what! The blinking nag refused!! Must be my trusty weight he objected to lol!

8 Feb, 2011

 

think i will come and be some nippy barking little dog behind that silver nag and then he will jump over cos he will be so scared!!!

8 Feb, 2011

 

Hello girls! Congrats on your Knitted Seed Packet award!!!

Poster, Beattie? What kind of poster? A nice nature scene or fluffy kittens? Knowing you, it could be a rather risque poster, of course...

9 Feb, 2011

 

Oh Ho! we have a calender girl in disguise..or..maybe no disguise at all??? Lol!

9 Feb, 2011

 

What about that one of the tennis playing, knicker forgetting, a***scratching girly that was sellotaped on every student's bedsit wall? Is that risque enough? Or shall I say cliche enough?
Moi? My lips are sealed... I couldn't possibly comment....

9 Feb, 2011

 

Why has no-one asked where I am?? Well, I'm not going to tell you where I've been, but I must tell you about the new love in my life.......Montezuma chocolate!!!!!!!! The orange and geranium is the best in the World and it's made in England by an independant company. I can't tell you how wonderful it is and how suitable for gardeners too. Pip can we have a Montezuma Orange and Geranium award? It would have to be for something very special...maybe a poetry award (not fot Tet though I think Moonies should be excluded..just a Sister award ha!) ¦:-))))

9 Feb, 2011

 

Hello Lulu and Beattie \0/ \0/ I hope you've decided to be SISters...not the other unmentionable lot. It is possible to apply for dual nationality although it is frowned upon, Sticki being the only example so far. I must warn you that they are all alcoholics over there and quite aggressive (mainlyTet).....we're all nice 0:-)

9 Feb, 2011

 

If you cant stand the competition..stay outa the kitchen!...or should that be garden? Really BA, have you no faith in yourself?...still I quite understand because I AM very good! (Besides being an alcoholic with her own personal Drinkapist) Hee! hee!

9 Feb, 2011

 

Anyway, where DID you go BA???

9 Feb, 2011

 

I didn't really go anywhere, just wanted to sound interesting, I've just been busy doing my bedroom, spilling loads of paint on bedroom carpet...holding on phone while being played 'music' and a recording telling me how valued I am and to keep holding....finding out insurance policy doesn't cover paint spill on carpet...would have been better to spill paint on computer as that is covered:-( What fun! ¦:-)

9 Feb, 2011

 

you reminded me of chocolate shops in 'the lanes' in Brighton ( Shirley may know them)
one is " chockywockydoodaah" and the other is "Montezumas revenge"( I always thought that was something else?) the first one does cakes as well-- huge flamboyant amazing almost unreal-- chocolate cakes.....

9 Feb, 2011

 

And I thought those lanes were for antiques Pamg..sure you felt right at home there lol! Only joking dear...creep creep..

9 Feb, 2011

 

cheek and impudence Tetra!!----- what was I saying about 'montezumas revenge'.........

9 Feb, 2011

 

hello BA! glad you mentioned chocolate ~ suddenly im awake and will have to try: Montezuma chocolate ~ but where do you buy it from?

9 Feb, 2011

 

Ohhhh you wouldnt be so mean Pam!....then again, perhaps you would LOL!

9 Feb, 2011

 

First Montezuma chocolate shop opened in Brighton in 2000 - we were there! Just happened to be in Brighton that day - don't go very often these days as too busy by far and costs a fortune to park! Everyone thinks The Lanes are full of antique shops - loads of jewellers - our son bought the engagement and wedding rings from one of them. But - if you really want to see the eccentric and bizarre - visit the North Lanes including Sydney Street. Amazing selection of unique shops & restaurants - from vegetarian boots/shoes - to Zen wares. Our daughter was at Sussex University for 3 years so we spent many hours wandering around those lanes - not the posh ones! : o ))

9 Feb, 2011

 

thanks shirley, bit too far for me to travel for one bar of chocolate but i shall look it up and find out where else sells them

9 Feb, 2011

 

I think they're all in the South ... they're bound to expand though ... same way that Body Shop did all those years ago!

9 Feb, 2011

 

and maybe sell them via internet? which chocolate are they most like?

9 Feb, 2011

 

do they run chocolate making courses ~ i would really like to go on one of those

9 Feb, 2011

 

Sticki, 'fraid I didn't buy it anywhere exotic. I haven't been wandering Brightons meandering lanes lol. disappointingly, it was either Morrisons or Ocado (delivery) How mundane:-( Their plain choc is lovely too, no bitter after taste. I gave my daughter a bit yesterday and then ran away to hide the rest of the bar. She's very forceful my daughter, those of you who followed the revered and much missed Tom Duck will know all about her ¦:-( Anyway she didn't find the remains ¦-)

9 Feb, 2011

 

I know....Let's all go on a chocolate making and eating holiday!!! Tet, you can arrange it, you're so good at that sort of thing ¦:-)

9 Feb, 2011

 

if ocado deliver it then waitrose must sell it ~ i shall have a look ~ thanks. so orange and geranium is the best??

9 Feb, 2011

 

We saw the most revolting product ever today ... in a hardware shop of all places ... Marmite flavoured chocolate ... yeuk!!!

9 Feb, 2011

 

oh yes ive seen that ~ i would try it but it cost a lot so i didnt bother. waitrose didnt have that chocolate ~ maybe its in the bigger branches??

9 Feb, 2011

 

Could have been Morrisons then Sticki unless it's just Ocado. They do sometimes have things not sold in Waitrose. I've got to put an order in tonight...I'll have a look...It really is worth the search:-)

10 Feb, 2011

 

Ocado have them Sticki, I just checked, I'm going to try a different flavour too:-)

10 Feb, 2011

 

i found them thanks BA ~ waitrose had them. ive got the orange and geranium, i quite like the chocolate but its the fragrance that is outstanding ~ its like smelling summer and eating chocolate!

10 Feb, 2011

 

Montezuma Orange and Geranium coming up... for what, I'm not sure! You'll never believe what the Moonies did today... They made 800, so of course I was duty bound to give them an Octotankini award - and they didn't know what it was! I said, "This is what you get for not being a Sister! You can get the award alright... but you don't know what it means!"

10 Feb, 2011

 

Have you seen our fearless leader lately?

10 Feb, 2011

 

Im more concerned at seeing this site degenerate into chocoholics notanonymous!

10 Feb, 2011

 

You girls would have had a great time at this french-themed party I went to last night... so much good food! Profiteroles, anyone? Yum....

10 Feb, 2011

 

I have a feeling Yorkie and Florrie are off on holiday together..somewhere warm with cold drinkies

10 Feb, 2011

 

oh Pip-- I do like profiteroles -- have you heard of 'eskimo puffs'-- they're like big 'elephants feet' ( Giant profiteroles) only instead of cream you fill them with icecream and then pour hot chocolate sauce all over themmmmmmmm.........

11 Feb, 2011

 

You obviously are intent on torturing us poor unfortunates on a permanent diet!!!

11 Feb, 2011

 

Sticki, you "quite like the chocolate" !!!! philistine :-( I've ordered 2 more and the chilli lime as well, it comes tomorrow morning..looking forward to trying that ¦:-)))

11 Feb, 2011

 

Profiteroles...yum:-)

11 Feb, 2011

 

i like the sound of those eskimo balls ~ oh sorry eskimo puffs! specially the hot chocolate! i saw the chilli lime one BA ~ have plans to try that next! have promised to share it with the 2 girls who helped me find it!! they liked the geranium and orange ~ one said it reminded her of turkish delight and the other said terry's orange!!

sorry tet ~ unashamedly a chocoholic!

11 Feb, 2011

 

Mmmmmmmmmmm..........

11 Feb, 2011

 

what else did they have at your french night pip?

11 Feb, 2011

 

\0/Guess who has popped in to say 'Hello'....What do you mean, who??? It's me....Your intrepid leader....Have been Goyless way too long....Sorry everyone, PC being a bit erratic just recently...OH had to do a whatever he does to it, and it seems a bit better now, also the old 'mince pies', (eyes) haven't been so good, so I have taken a little break...but the pull of Sisters was just too strong, so I'm back...not that you lot missed me, apart from my Pippin, who wondered where I'd gone...sob sob...how soon forgotten am I....:~((((((((((((

11 Feb, 2011

 

ah--bless \*/\*/\*/

11 Feb, 2011

 

glad you are back now!!

11 Feb, 2011

 

I TOLD em where you were Flori...you get more attention from the Moonsters than your Sisters...but hey! more than your mince pies want lookin at!

11 Feb, 2011

 

Hi Pam, Sticki and Tet!\0/ Am glad to see that I was a little bit missed....tee hee hee...Good to see you all again...I have missed you! Yes, Tet, I popped my head round to say hello to the 'Moongolians' as well...though I was missed there less than I was missed here...but you lot still as barking as ever...We are positively sane here by comparison, and that is saying something! hahahahaha...\0/x

11 Feb, 2011

 

Hello Flori!!!! Seen my Commuter #2 Blog yet? I've missed you!

French night food was delicious: raisin bread, profiteroles, camambert and blue cheese on Melba Toast, cafe creme macaroons, sweet pastry swirls, cherry tomatoes, marbled chocolate cake, vol-au-vents and Quiche Lorraine... Sorry Tet!

12 Feb, 2011

 

Huh! Its your figure not mine (you will be glad to know)..but just you wait! On the lips...on the hips.....lol!

12 Feb, 2011

 

sounds wonderful pip ~ im licking my lips! and not thinking about the hips. also watching james martin!!

12 Feb, 2011

 

If you lurve choccy, check out this site!!! All the flavours you can imagin! WWW.rococochocolates.com

12 Feb, 2011

 

Lulu, you are incorrigible...NO I will NOT be tempted!

12 Feb, 2011

 

You know you want to!!! All SORTS of flavours!
Sad day for racing eh Tet, at Newbury.....:((

12 Feb, 2011

 

Terrible thing to happen Lulu. remember when The Grey Monk, I think it was, got electrocuted while exercising..they say it was from the ground..cant believe they run electrics thru the paddock so mustve been a freak thing.

12 Feb, 2011

 

The Chairman only got back half an hour ago and it's 7pm. It was a kind of freak thing, drilling holes in the ground to drain water and nicked a cable and the current came thru the water log.

12 Feb, 2011

 

What's this about racing at Newbury??

12 Feb, 2011

 

Two horses dropped dead in the paddock before the race..seems they were electrocuted. Poor things..

12 Feb, 2011

 

Dreadful thing to have happened

13 Feb, 2011

 

I wonder why the horses and not humans were hurt? probably metal shoes? I'm not au fait with race tracks, would they have had jockeys on their backs or were they just being led? :-(

13 Feb, 2011

 

I like the chilli and lime Sticki¦:-)

13 Feb, 2011

 

Isn't it wonderful to have Queen Flori back where she belongs. Not much can be said...all hush hush....but between thee and me she was in Outer Moongolia, and not for her health:-( Anyone remember what happened to Gorbachev? There have been behind the scenes negotiations...mainly concerning bottles of the hard stuff..and all is now well, but not forgotten. Watch your backs Moongolians ¦:-|

13 Feb, 2011

 

Now listen here, Bornagain Bond..this is Moonraker here...next time it will be outer, outer Moongolia!!

13 Feb, 2011

 

Methinks we need to send Oddjob over to Moongolia,to rescue our fair maidens who keep being drawn to the shenanigans over there..what say ye,?

13 Feb, 2011

 

Hey! Ole Offjob is our man..your not taking him "off" us"

13 Feb, 2011

 

Bottles of the hard stuff? You don't mean -
you've been pouring left over concrete into coke bottles to use later, Bornagain, haven't you? Again!

13 Feb, 2011

 

What's that Beattie? Are you a Moongolian? Don't tell me you've been there too Bloomer, you know what they are:-( Tet my dear, we all know what moonrakers are:-)

13 Feb, 2011

 

All that free brandy. Ahoy there me hearties!

13 Feb, 2011

 

On the strong drink again, girls? Shame on you :o(((( I thought you gave that up, Flori, after the escapade at Richina's place! As for you, Ba... You are the head of BATravel and the chief Florette, it's up to you to set a good example! Can you imagine what the papers would say if they found out? Tut, tut...

15 Feb, 2011

 

I think the Moonies are corrupting her Pip--- they're a hard drinking lot over there.......

15 Feb, 2011

 

Me?? I never touch a drop..hardly ever ....well occasionally lol. It's that lot over there, I was just using bottle bribery to get our Queen Flori back. It's not a well known fact, but Outer Moongolia is an offshoot of The Priory. It's where they send the worst most intransigent cases, those lost souls who are past help, classified as 'the incorrigibles', they deserve no pity though, they choose to live like this:-(

15 Feb, 2011

 

Im not surprised we are drinking! Ba and Bloomer are wittering on about eyebrows and puckered lips and kissing!!!
Florrie, cant you keep your troups in order over on Full Moon...Ba's had 3 noses already! Me, Im going over to Yorkies place with a bottle.....

15 Feb, 2011

 

Excuse me ? Ba and I are the the fashion icons of the day,
and we have to keep up to the latest trends..someone stole my eyebrows,..was it you Tet? Blame Beattie for the kissing suggestion,poor Ba,her pucker has been much maligned..even suggesting a tissue was needed..:o(

15 Feb, 2011

 

No I havent stolen your eyebrows..and I will not use tissue on Ba's pucker either!

15 Feb, 2011

 

You'd better not Tet, my dander is getting up!

16 Feb, 2011

 

\0/ Hello Bloomer, I think if some people don't take care of their appearance, they shouldn't comment on those wot do. I think someones a little jealous of our looks, don't you? $¦:-)

16 Feb, 2011

 

Reahlly dahling how can whone be jealous of what whone cahnt see?

16 Feb, 2011

 

\O/ Ba,I agree,no pride at all..and Tet,you will be pleased to hear that the hair restore has worked wonders,as I now have eyebrows AND a beard.! Poor Ba,I bet your dander has never been so puckered..so sad..sob:o(

16 Feb, 2011

 

Just take a look at us now Tet,we are soooo beautiful:o)))

16 Feb, 2011

 

What do you think then?

16 Feb, 2011

 

I know you aren't a jealous kind of gal Tet,but Ba and I are quietly confident,that no one can surpass us,in the beauty department....gorgeous or what..mmm.!

16 Feb, 2011

 


Ss:~) remember the 'beehive'

16 Feb, 2011

 

Tet, lean to your left, head near your left shoulder so left side of screen is top and look on this vision of beauty $ hairdo ¦ eyebrows :eyes
- nose ) mouth can you see me now? $¦:-) beautiful

16 Feb, 2011

 

And if you get tired of waiting for all the compliments you can use that crochet hook on your head and run up a little string vest for later. \\¦;^x mwah

16 Feb, 2011

 

By the way,I have noticed I am in the running for the 800th comment!..Hello,is anyone there?? are you sulking cos you didn't get there first?...I am awaiting my trophy with anticipation :o)...I am sooo excited..!!

17 Feb, 2011

 

I thought Flori got the award?

17 Feb, 2011

 

ssS:-) Now THATS a beehive!!!

17 Feb, 2011

 

Beattie, you think of everything $¦:-x mwah to you too

17 Feb, 2011

 

Bloomer, you can have a flowerpot \*/, but I'm afraid the award belongs to Flori. Methinks you're picking up bad habits from the 'other place' $¦:-(

17 Feb, 2011

 

Tet, you are quite right. but why won't you show yourself? $¦:-)

17 Feb, 2011

 

Lulu...Wow!!!! I'm going to have one of those too yay!
ssS¦:-) I think I look a bit like Marge Simpson.
Do you think I'm a bit long in the tooth for such a trendy style? $¦:-/

17 Feb, 2011

 

((${:-) gettin' groovey now and running out of options!
0)):-)

17 Feb, 2011

 

is that a halo lulu?

17 Feb, 2011

 

Yars!!! Just had it mended!

17 Feb, 2011

 

new avatar ~ nice!
how did it break lulu?

8 oo 8
8 o 8
8 - 8
8 8

these are my plaits??!! you can nearly see my face ~ im sure someone clever can make that a bit better. im not a beehive sort. more a minnie the minx!!?
or of course gnasher!!

17 Feb, 2011

 

Your eyes are a bit "Picasso" Sticki. It's where they fit round your avatar. Plaits are a good invention - and so is having a "right-way-up" face. I was getting neck ache.
\\¦:-?~

17 Feb, 2011

 

don't think its worked :~(

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8 . 8
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17 Feb, 2011

 

Dont know what the heck you are up to you lot but all I can see is a load of dots, dashes, slashes, question marks and 8's! Are you out of the Beano or what????

17 Feb, 2011

 

I think we are ALL getting sidetracked!!
How did I loose my halo................um.........I think the puppy nicked it whilst I was asleep, she chewed it up and spat it out \
) `
( ¬
¬
Bits of halo everywhere!!

17 Feb, 2011

 

hello halo?? where are you? oh thats right my halo is round my ankles ~ clanking away and yes, tripping me up!

very frustrating pam ~ whatever you do with it, the face goes picasso!
you have to turn sideways tet and then use your imagination.

17 Feb, 2011

 

this
is
to
get
me
past
the
avatar.

888888
~o o~
. . | . .
. . _ . .

can you see this one? its dennis the menace hair!

17 Feb, 2011

 

clever

girl

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)___(
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17 Feb, 2011

 

oh phooey!

17 Feb, 2011

 

)( )( )( Excellent Sticki!

{*_)
{* )`

17 Feb, 2011

 

i forgot to say dennis the menace has freckles.

17 Feb, 2011

 

I think someone needs a shave!!

17 Feb, 2011

 

Does Dennis the Menace wear specs and have acne? Beautifully centred Sticki
:-)
PS, I've taken my wig off

17 Feb, 2011

 

He looks like he has zits to me :o(

17 Feb, 2011

 

How'd I get a lopsided moonstache??

17 Feb, 2011

 

By George she's got it! $¦-D

18 Feb, 2011

 

good morning Ba

18 Feb, 2011

 

Eh up Pam\0/ :-)

18 Feb, 2011

 

\-/ first coffee of the day-- got to rush,art group this morning xxx

18 Feb, 2011

 

Enjoy..:-)

18 Feb, 2011

 

<00>
(@)
^^
It was meant to be a frog, that became an owl, now it's an Ewok! (looking to the right!)

18 Feb, 2011

 

That's very good Lulu, we ought to have an imaginative art category on GOY for you clever artists $¦:-)

18 Feb, 2011

 

Have run out of ideas now!! ~0:(

18 Feb, 2011

 

lulu thats very cre8ive. i can see frog and owl ~ a frowl??

coffee then art group pam ~ you have a nice life!!

time i sorted out something nice for myself i think.

^o^ ~ its a spider with only 2 legs???

^~^
."0" ~~~~~! a sausage dog???

18 Feb, 2011

 

-~~~~~~~~~~~~~0- Sssssssssnake

18 Feb, 2011

 

I do enjoy the group-- mixed ages and abilities but all enthusiastic-- have you seen what Sanbaz has achieved since she's been going to one near her

18 Feb, 2011

 

big snake annella!
yes ~ she is really good.
ive been to classes in the past but i dont get it right.
i think sanbaz said she like art at school so i think she is quite arty. i cant draw well enough

18 Feb, 2011

 

Practice makes purrrfect Sticki. Start with a cat.

^ ^
~ ~
--o--
~
or
^ ^
0
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18 Feb, 2011

 

Picasso?

18 Feb, 2011

 

where I go Sticki is more of a group, the lady who runs it give advice but you 'do your own thing' with a couple of 'masterclasses' from local artists each term
I enjoy the freedom to do what I feel like at the time not what someone else thinks I should
( I wouldn't say i was good-- just interested .....)

18 Feb, 2011

 

yes im interested in doing anything like that; i shall have to have another look to see what is on around here

18 Feb, 2011

 

Well Hello you lot!\0/ I am staying traditional, and upright \0/, I don't care if you lot think I am old fashioned...I know what works for me....Hic! Haven't you all been having fun!! We have some very artistic souls on here, who have obviously missed their calling....what a gifted lot you are.....!! hahahahaha...
I was off on one of my secret hush hush missions, but still keeping an eye on you all.....Glad to see that Tet and Lulu are still being Sidetracked in Stourhead.....Am going to pop over to the 'Other side' and take a quick recky of what those strange 'Moongolians' are up to....I could be a while.....\0/\0/\0/\0/X

18 Feb, 2011

 

Just to prove Im sober and I DONT suffer from the sulks and stay away for days on end...unlike some people

18 Feb, 2011

 

Hi Tet! But if I told you where I was going, it wouldn't have been Top Secret now, would it?????????? I had a quick look on 'Moonies', and I think that you are all drying out on there...no mention of beverages of the alcoholic kind at all...What's going on???? Ah shucks, Tet, it's good to know that you missed me though....come on, admit it...just a teeny tiny bit......lol

18 Feb, 2011

 

Well I must be honest...it was really that cute avatar you have i missed ...and as you arent too far away, we will always babysit your boy!

18 Feb, 2011

 

Ah Tet, you have made me feel all choked up now....He is such a sweetie, my little lad....You should take a look at the photo I have just added of him today..that should really capture your heart...(Whaddyamean...Didn't you miss me at ALL?) LOL!\0/x

18 Feb, 2011

 

I dont miss the important things Flori...been there already!

18 Feb, 2011

 

You two, stop getting on so well! Tet, I think you do need a bit more practise in the art dept, couldn't make head nor tail of your offering ~¦:-) I'm going to look at your pic Flori \0/

19 Feb, 2011

 

Nothing wrong with my art Ba! Its a computer thing. It looked fine when I did it, but when I posted it all the spacing went funny...reckon you mussed it cos you were jealous!!!
Nowt wrong with Flori, at least her secret spying is carried out with honesty! Unlike some people who sneak and suck up to people (not me of course, I wouldnt DREAM of doing such things)

19 Feb, 2011

 

I bet I can do a cow ):O9

Hello Flori- I didn't mean you were a cow, of course!!!!

19 Feb, 2011

 

That is so cute Pip ... ha! see Tet how much better SISters are:-)

20 Feb, 2011

 

( @ )
^ ^

20 Feb, 2011

 

It nearly worked-- the back end of a piglet -- with a curly tail ( I like your cow thats been at the cream Pip :o)

20 Feb, 2011

 

I would be good too, dear, only I have to spend half the day cleaning and washing and cooking and planting in the greenhouse and painting and decorating....well just dont have time to fool around making funny faces like some people! My headmistress told me I would be BRILLIANT at anything that interested me...well you cant keep a good genius down can you..sniff!

Im a WOMAN, W, O, M A N, I'll say it again....

20 Feb, 2011

 

It's not us you have to convince Tet:-)

20 Feb, 2011

 

Oh Ive proved Im a genius Ba, I do all of the above (excepting Greenhouse) by not lifting a finger...just stand there with the whip while OH does it..now THATS genius!!

20 Feb, 2011

 

I meant it's not us you need to convince that you're a woman Tet, already knew the rest:-)

20 Feb, 2011

 

Not really that bad Ba, I do boss him a bit and he doesnt mind..He gives a quick jab on the reins if I go too far!!!

20 Feb, 2011

 

Wish I could get my one that well trained, Tet! Hello Peeps, yes, Flori the lauri is back again, after a short break, and popping in to see how you are all doing...It has gone a little slow on here...where are you all? We'll never reach 1500 at this rate!! Must be that Moonies lot trying to tempt you away...Oooops, Sorry Tet, though you have been on here now long enough to be an Honorary SiSter too...
I know how long I took trying to make that Christmas tree out of symbols, so I applaud all of you who are attempting such extraordinary artwork...\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/...
(And don't worry Pippin, I won't take it personally....) lol X

23 Feb, 2011

 

You could actually say he has me well trained you know Flor!

23 Feb, 2011

 

Knowing you Tet, you have trained him to perfection...it can take years...I have been trying with mine for the last 28! By the way, how did I miss your birthday yesterday? happy belated my friend, oh what it is to be so young....\0/xxxx

23 Feb, 2011

 

Taken 30 years Flori, nearly there!! As to the young..well maybe if the sun shone I might feel a bit better..cold and old bones dont mix! Good job my head stays warm..brain still feels 30y old!! Thanks for your best wishes, hugs to you and a scratch around the ears for Raff.

24 Feb, 2011

 

Happy birthday Tet ):o9

We had two birthdays at college this week and I made them both a giant chocolate biscuit, which ended up looking like a cake, but it didn't matter because it didn't last long. Yummmmm.... The cream cheese icing was good too

25 Feb, 2011

 

Thanks Pipc, yes must admit my cake didnt last long either!

25 Feb, 2011

 

I havn't made a really nice chocolate cake for ages......
remember the craze for 'death by chocolate'

25 Feb, 2011

 

Oh I do, I do! Still trying lol!

25 Feb, 2011

 

BA and all chocolate lovers ~ did you know montezuma have a new range out? minted, space hopper, bean machine, lordy lord and spice it up ~ just tried bean machine its 'to die for' white and dark chocolate with a coffee twist! i can put a photo on if you are quick ~ or it might be gone!!

25 Feb, 2011

 

Just noticed my last comment on Feb 9th was about Marmite chocolate ... notice you're still talking choolate while I'm dieting! Think of me with my nuts and raisins as a treat ... have lost 2lbs in as many weeks though. : o ))

25 Feb, 2011

 

well done you shirley

25 Feb, 2011

 

Ha ha, Sticki, could you give me a halo? ! Out for a meal tomorrow, don't know where or what type of food yet though! : o )

25 Feb, 2011

 

im out too ~ been good this week ~ well today, when there was new chocolate and more on offer!!
meeting youngest son in london and then to sophies steak bar!!!
0:-) ~ here is your halo!!

25 Feb, 2011

 

Is that the one in Covent Garden? Lots of street entertainment too! Enjoy the evening. : o )

25 Feb, 2011

 

i dont know ~ they are taking us! yes ive been to covent garden before ~ i like the street entertainers ~ bit scary sometimes ~ you darent move in case they shout at you!

25 Feb, 2011

 

I'm in love with chilli and lime montezuma...I'm very faithful and refuse to have my head turned Sticki
........yet:-)

25 Feb, 2011

 

Hope you had a lovely birthday Tet, where's my slice of cake?;-)

25 Feb, 2011

 

I'm very busy at the moment, I'm making my bedroom 'shabby chic', it's been shabby for too long and needed the chic bit...I've gone all feminine, sort of faded French chateau. Bought new shabby furniture, bedding, curtains. Painted walls and wardrobe. Thinking about it...the sort of thing I used to hate. Must be my age. wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee:-)

25 Feb, 2011

 

oooh lets see a finished photo BA!

25 Feb, 2011

 

Age doesn't always make you shabby Ba, you should do something about that! lol!!
Its known as the graceful age...ageing gracefully spending less money!
Too late for the cake..all gone!!

25 Feb, 2011

 

Hello girls I see u are all ok. I've had the month from hell so not had much to say for a while but have missed you all. How come everytime I look at this blog now it's all about food?????!!!!! Congrats to Shirley for the 2lb, you lot don't help much on the diet front xxx Wheeeeeeeeeee

25 Feb, 2011

 

I do hope your car is mended now Annella. Now spring is almost here you can get out and start talking to your plants. They are great therapists, never interrupt or tell you to stop moaning..and then there's the drinkapist..thats a great help too! And of course all your friends on GOY...

25 Feb, 2011

 

It started with my car Tet (convertable so I get a chance to get some sun on the way to work and on the way home) But the month has gone on and on with floods and bad news, sickness etc etc etc...The drinkapist is a very big help. And if it stopped raining here I would love to see my plants up close to have a chat.
Was it you or Sticki in the edger shot on your blog.....I have been watching Lol

25 Feb, 2011

 

Sticki was the headless one, I was taking off Hagar the Horrible..with the edger lol!

26 Feb, 2011

 

I really ought to cook cakes more often :o)) It used to be quite a hobby of mine before college!!

26 Feb, 2011

 

morning Pip-- college does take up so much time, thats really when I gave up horse riding as I got a saturday job to help pay for books etc.
cookings relaxing tho' isn't it-- maybe when your weather cools down you'll start again :o)

26 Feb, 2011

 

To aid with weight management (badly needed but not practised nearly enough) I've stopped making cakes for entertainment as then I eat them (whoops) and make soup instead. All the chopping takes lots of time and is almost as much fun.

26 Feb, 2011

 

Annella is now my best friend on here ... thanks for the congrats. on losing 2lbs! I've been doing housework most of today ... some brilliant sunshine in between the downpours ... not enough for the Crocus to open up though ... dark as night now (2.45) so that's put paid to cleaning the windows! : o ))

26 Feb, 2011

 

I missed that Shirleyt..congrats from me too..its sooo hard to lose weight when you reach middle years...here's to the next 2lb!
Brilliant sunshine here but a bitterly cold n-westerly blowing..it cuts right thru me. Did a bit of potting and some paperwork...trying to pysche myself up to picking up a paintbrush and helping to decorate the hall..but not feeling enthusiastic!

26 Feb, 2011

 

Not windy here ... just soggy! Heavy rain showers in between brilliant sunshine has left the ground soaked yet again. Thanks, Tet ... my weight gain is due to nobody but myself! When OH was in his sickbed over Christmas & New Year with Pleurisy I just ate far too many goodies ... couldn't let them go to waste ! You know the sort ... tree chocs/mince pies/sausage rolls/sweets ... am now paying the price! Never really had to lose weight before ... but I'm determined to be able to fasten my Spring/Summer skirts in a couple of months ... certainly can't at the moment. : o (((

26 Feb, 2011

 

We don't make cakes either!! Don't buy biccies or peanuts or choccy but OH does naughty boy!!
By the way, where have all the Moonies gone, to the fridge I bet!

26 Feb, 2011

 

Only sweet stuff in my fridge is yoghurt Lou, but those lovely great big yummy ones!

26 Feb, 2011

 

I was more thinking of wine and beer!!

26 Feb, 2011

 

Oh I keep that on the cold tiles in back porch area, so I can whip one out quick which I reach out from the greenhouse!

26 Feb, 2011

 

Ha ha...good idea Tet... do you transport it from A to B on your skateboard?? (See my North Head blog...)

26 Feb, 2011

 

bev are you trying for the gunniss bok of records on here lol ..... thort i wud just add add a new coment to get you there a bit quiker lol ..........

28 Feb, 2011

 

thanks cristina ~ you need a medal for coming on this blog!!
nice new avatar tet

1 Mar, 2011

 

900 Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee

1 Mar, 2011

 

Sorry couldn't resist that.....

1 Mar, 2011

 

skateboarding Annella----- must be spring.........

1 Mar, 2011

 

Thats one of my pride and joy irises Sticki that should bloom this year..its called..wait for it...Strozzapretti! English translation from Italian.."Strangle the Priest"!!!!

1 Mar, 2011

 

Crikey Tet-- been reading Dan Brown?

('tis gorgeous tho')

1 Mar, 2011

 

I know Pamg, lol!, I thought that!! Ive got some real humdingers coming on this year, cant wait for them to flower (some wont I guess cos bit small yet). Ive not got 6 Blazing Sunrise which are gorgeous..and a couple of Celebration Song which was a big prize winner at iris shows. Ive been really wicked and put in a big order for late spring..hope they will be ready to flower in May/June, and some of them are repeat flowering if the summer dry and hot enough (live in hope!).
Im a real Iris nut. Bit like Simbad with her daylilies lol!

1 Mar, 2011

 

are yours the 'flag iris' we've a pond and people have given us plants over the years iris being one of them they do very well and the yellow ones regularly have coots nesting in them--

1 Mar, 2011

 

No, these are the Germanica, they love hot and well drained, hate wet and soggy. They are the tall bearded type. I do have a lot of Iris Sibirica too..they like it moist to very damp, you can plant these along the margins of ponds, but not actually in them.

1 Mar, 2011

 

Well, as The Moonies have already reached the1,000 mark.......! But this takes just SOOOOOOOOOOOO long to download, or is it upload?

1 Mar, 2011

 

lol ............. 1,001 now haha ............
thanks stici soo do you lol

1 Mar, 2011

 

we've yellow blue and a pretty lilac & white that often float around in the wind with the reeds & bulrushes ( often with a nest right inside) they do wind up in the shallows eventually I suppose but they flower well and the dragon & damsel flies love them--but yours are beautiful Tet

you wait moonies until you reach 1500-- THEN you'll know what slow means........

2 Mar, 2011

 

Well, well, you lot have been busy chatting, I could hardly get a word in edgeways......And I am a good girl, I is, as me mum always taught me never to interrupt....Hi Everybody \0/!
I had to go to earth for a while, yes you guessed it, I am really a talented Badger, but don't tell Spritz....Congrats Shirley, on losing weight...I keep losing it but it keeps finding me again!!
Annella, I didn't realise that you had had the month from hell, and I am so sorry to hear that, my dear friend, I really hope things are on the upward climb for you now...It is so good to see you back on here.....You can Wheeeeeeeeeeeee, so much better than we can....
Pip, Pam, Cristina, Tet, Lulu, Annella, Sticky, Ba, and Shirley and Beattie , just wanted to say a HUGE Thank You for all keeping this blog going. I thought that we would struggle getting to a thousand posts, but we are just 89 comments away....Let me know if you want to stop this at a 1000, and I start up a new one for you all, or if you want to see if we can take this to 1500 too....

It is my 1st year anniversary today, since I joined you all here at GOY, and what a year it has been!! You lot really are the best, and I appreciate each and every one of you sticking with us....I'm going to go now before I well up...sob..LOL! \0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/Wheeeeeeeeeeee!!X

3 Mar, 2011

 

G'day Flori, how are you going? Congratulations on your 'Annella' Award for 900 comments - rather fitting!

Happy Golden Trowel Day as well! Great present you got... 900 comments... methinks we should close this blog down at 1000 because I have had to buy a brand new laptop just to get it to download quicker. (just kidding - I bought one for study, but even it has a spack when I tell it to visit this blog!) Why don't you upload some more Somerset pics that you were telling us about, or even go to some other boooooootiful place, like, your own garden. I'd be fascinated to look at some of your plants :o)

3 Mar, 2011

 

Congrats Flori on your GoY birthday, you need to buy yourself a specail GoY plant!!

3 Mar, 2011

 

Here's a Happy GOY birthday kiss for you Flori XXX Congratulations me old China ;-))

3 Mar, 2011

 

Ode to Flori on her Goy birthday
Well, the verse that I thought up was rude
An' I'd get thrown off for being so lewd
So dear Flori you're blest by the witch of the west
I send Wishes, and Kisses ..not crude!

3 Mar, 2011

 

Lol Tet!!!

3 Mar, 2011

 

happy golden trowel day Flori---what a year!
are you all still going to Malvern as that may make an ideal new blog........

3 Mar, 2011

 

Happy GOY birthday Flori xxxxxxxxxx Wheeeeeeeeeeeee

3 Mar, 2011

 

Happy GOY birthday from me too...doesn't time fly,when your having fun ?..not commented much lately...brain dead,methinks..Lol,nothing new there then !! \o/

3 Mar, 2011

 

Happy Goyday Flori! I like the idea of you buying a special Goyday plant for yourself :-D in celebration.

3 Mar, 2011

 

Hi you loony lot! Thank you all for the Goy birthday wishes!
Bloomer! It's great to see you back again, you have been much missed, as has Annella! Muddy, you ol devil you..thanks for the kiss...I felt that all the way over here, how great it is to see you too! Ah gee...I'm welling up again over here...How about a quick ditty?

'Flori-Lauri is so touched, by your comments, thanks so much,
even though our Tet was tempted to be rude...
Seeing Bloomer and Annella, my mate, Muddy, (he's a fella),
sending kisses, (don't let that be misconstrued!)
Been here a year today, and the time's just flown away,
never thought that I would meet some lovely friends...
Thank you all for every post, 'cos I think you are the most
brilliant Goyers, From my heart, to yours...(The end!)'

Ah see...the old girl's still got it! Tee hee hee...\0/\0/\0/X

3 Mar, 2011

 

Just popping in to wish our Flori a Happy Golden Trowel Day:-)))
I haven't been on here much lately...but don't bother to find out if I'm all right...oh no. I could be dead in a ditch for all you lot care:-(

3 Mar, 2011

 

Glad your not Ba........in a ditch that is :o))) xx

3 Mar, 2011

 

Hello everyone and A Happy GOY birthday from me too Flori....

3 Mar, 2011

 

I guess you get the Poets Award too Flori!! This is my new award for the site. "Tet's Poet of the Month" award to be judged by Tet. Which means if I think I got the best poem, there is no award for that month (phew, dont need to award it often then ...lol!! lol!!).

This is to certify that Flori (best friend of Raffles) is awarded this certificate for the best poem in the month of March 2011.
Signed
Tetrarch the Terrible

Btw, if you get the worst poem award, it means "Off Wiv Yere 'ead"

3 Mar, 2011

 

Oh Tet!---- you're incorrigabubble.....but we love you......

Ba I'm so sorry I thought you were hibernating as its so cold-- have you just woken up........

3 Mar, 2011

 

You got it Pam, hibernating :-)

3 Mar, 2011

 

Tet your award's a good idea
twelve awards throughout the year,
But if Carol Ann Duffy pops on for fun,
She'll find March's award's already won!

3 Mar, 2011

 

Not sure I know who Carol Ann Duffy is..probly not my generation! However if Pam Ayres pops up..she will get a celebrity award of the month!

3 Mar, 2011

 

I am sure I can come up with the worst poem!!!

But the bard is tired, knackered in fact
And dare I say it but Tet's very hard to follow in fact.
She's fast and she's witty
with us goyers, always a ditty.
And am sure ditty should follow with pretty......

but as i said......the bard is knackered.

It's called an off rhyme poem.....hahahahah!

3 Mar, 2011

 

Nice poem, Flori :o) Definitely deserves the award...

4 Mar, 2011

 

Tet, Carol Ann Duffy became Poet Laureate in 2009, took over from Andrew Motion. She's brilliant. I'll put a short poem of hers on here for you:-)

4 Mar, 2011

 

This is a short one from The Worlds Wife:
Mrs Darwin.

7th April 1852
Went to the zoo
I said to him-
Something about that chimpanzee over there reminds me of you.

4 Mar, 2011

 

A girl called Ba doth quip
and sometimes gives us the pip
but Pip is a friend
and there it must end
because Pip will quip when we kip

4 Mar, 2011

 

Our dear friend Ba- the fair
whose talents are wondrous and rare
her humor does tickle
when she gets in a pickle
for an ode
to decode
can corrode

4 Mar, 2011

 

....daft as a brush ...i'm told
....a symptom of getting old
....thats all from me
....i was once thirtythree
....and could spell
....for a hell
.... of a fee........

Phyoo!

4 Mar, 2011

 

It just really wouldnt be fair
to respond to the challenge - beware!
Tho Flori's a poet, someone else will soon know it
That comparison leads to despair!

To produce a good rhyne needs a flair
Not found in a limerick bare
So when chasing the muse we shouldnt abuse
The word "talent"! so do have a care

Our Ba could come up with a ditty
That's likely to make your hair curl
So dont give her an inch, for its likely you'll flinch
Cos she'll end up all covered in .....custard!

Sorry Ba, couldnt resist lol!

4 Mar, 2011

 

Oh heck
Tet needs the spellcheck
dare I tell'er
I'd better not dwell---
'er Tet
my pet
its an m
not an n
ah well
oops -- there's the bell...........

4 Mar, 2011

 

I was in a hurry
So had to scurry
And without my goggs
Us poor old sods
Are in need of guide dogs
So please dont make fun
Of this doddery old 'un
And let me get back to my curry

4 Mar, 2011

 

)( )( )( )( )(---applause!

4 Mar, 2011

 

LOL! Pam, that was a great bit of repartee! Really enjoyed our rhyming conversation..you are certainly quick off the mark!

4 Mar, 2011

 

If I may interject...though, I am impressed by Tet,
she can turn a poem out upon it's head...
And our Pam is rather nifty, as she has a shot of Whiskey,
she is quick with her sharp wit, which is well said......
As to Ba's educated learning, as the midnight oil she's burning, to introduce, a Laureate onto the board,...
But my feelings could be hurt, as she tries hard to usurp,
I'm the only Flori -Lauri, Goy can afford!

Now poor Tet, (the one you met), who is really quite a pet,
Was distraught to find her Goggs had left her nozzle,
But she really needn't worry,as she found them in the curry,
(Well at the time, I think she was just a little sozzled...)
Now Lulu and our Pip, include their quirky wit, so this Poetry expanding by the minute...
Now Flori- Lauri's added this, as it was far too good to miss,
And she finks it's rather cool, it is...well init????


5 Mar, 2011

 

well 'innit just our Flori
to see in all her glory
in poem and in prose
she deserves the 'golden rose'........

a leader true and kind
you'll never--ever find
to outshine in glory
our dear--beloved Flori........

5 Mar, 2011

 

Quirky, Moi?

5 Mar, 2011

 

There is this advert on tv Lou, BT with a little cartoon girl figure wrapped around in a long red scarf (its blowing a gale) and wellie boots, I dont know why, but I always think of you when I see it. It makes me smile...must be the wellies and the fact she's determined to beat the wind..

5 Mar, 2011

 

There is absolutely nothing worse than suffering from wind, Lulu....tee hee hee...you can blame that Tet, she made the comment! And yes, you are adorably quirky, and lovable too...

Pam...my number one fan,
your eloquent verse,
that I should reimburse,
Let me write you a prose,
that will send a warm glow,
before our Tet adds her bit,
and starts giving me stick!
(As if she would...Yeah right...lol)\0/x

5 Mar, 2011

 

How can I resist such a thrust
Cos making up verse is a must
Cant let standards drop,
Or GOY will be a flop
But not while Im here I trust

5 Mar, 2011

 

Now I cannot stop thinking in verse
Its proving a terrible curse
Its all Flori's fault
She's created a cult
Im hooked now, for better or worse!

5 Mar, 2011

 

If we carry on rhyming this way
We'll hit the 1000 today
With great help from a Moonie
Who you all think I'm Looney
So be nice, or I just might not stay!

5 Mar, 2011

 

I should have guessed that I got the blame,
but our Tet, she is up to the game...
'cos in poem or verse, she is so converse,
that the joy of the challenge remains...

All this thinking in poetry mode,
as I sit in my Wiltshire abode,
makes my brain nice and sharp,
and can be such a lark,
adds up comments, makes SiS overload!

But a 1000 would be such a thrill,
then a new blog we would need to fill,
cos this one takes so long,
to get loaded upon,
that it struggles as if going uphill...

5 Mar, 2011

 

So who says that poetry's dead
Ole Pam Ayres would laugh off her head
There's nowt so perverse
As some scurrilous verse
Hey..dont go..is it something I said?

I find this page loads pretty quick
so if you think Im gonna stick
At 1000, your joking
This page isnt croaking
Its just cos your puter's not slick!

5 Mar, 2011

 

You scoundrel! My 'puter's just fine,
so good it's ahead of its time...
I just have a foreboding, of it overloading,
as it handles each post of our rhyme...

Pam Ayres, she was clever you see,
but then again, she is awfully like me,
Her poems so funny, she made lots of money,
whereas I am in strict poverty..

But I will not let that get in my way,
cos I too will be famous one day...
And I'll still 'ave all me teef, though it beggars belief,
who said that dry wit doesn't pay??

5 Mar, 2011

 

Methinks I'll remain silent on this one, no-one can come up with poetry at 9am on a lazy Sunday morning - can they??
Autumn has arrived, such a shame, I even had to wear a jumper this morning! :o((((( This is highly unusual, as summer temps generally stretch into April here, but this year it's getting colder, earlier. Could this be global warming?

5 Mar, 2011

 

I have NHS teef that do battle
With my food, and with apples they rattle
My NHS specs really make me feel vexed
When I look at some pigs and see cattle.

When Im cooking my goggs they steam up
And results are based on pure luck
When I pick up a knife, OH runs for his life
Cos it could stick in him or the duck!

So there's hope for you yet young Flori
To win all that fame and glory
Its too late for me, Im way past it you see
Its a shame, but I really dont worry.

5 Mar, 2011

 

)( )( )( )(

Clapping is the most I can do, it seems :o(

6 Mar, 2011

 

I'm with you Pip...virtuoso performances )( )( )( )( )( )( Bravo Pam, Tet and of course ta da...Flori lauri:-)

6 Mar, 2011

 

Don't be so down, our Pippin, as we welcome your applause,
and it's good to have you with us, from antipodean shores...
Poor Tet is doing battle,she thinks she may be beat,
but sharp as a tack, she will be back, nipping at Flori-Lauri's feet... \0/X
Well, Morning to you, Ba, I wondered where you were,
and good to see you back here, and about Pam, I do concur...
'Cos she is too, a sparkling wit, her poetry divine,
and what with yours, and our dear Tets, my reputation's on the line! Oheeerrrr.......!!!!

6 Mar, 2011

 

It's still far too early
to converse with this verse!
Or was it the lateness
when us to our beds
to awake Sunday morning
with very sore heads!

But the day must go on
fed the fish, fed the dogs,
a quick look at Goy,
looked at pictures and blogs!
Well, I'm off to buy fishes
for my little tank......
but for your little verses
You Goyers I thank!

6 Mar, 2011

 

All that rhyming thinking has done for you lol. Very impressive though:-)

9 Mar, 2011

 

I do love long words like mendacious
As a child I was truly precocious
But I cant tell a lie, my mouth went all dry
When I first heard supercalafragilisticexpialadoshus!!

Ive ALWAYS wanted to get that in a limerick! Okay, okay Ba, I know it doesnt quite scan..but what the heck!

Never mind Pip Im sure you can sing
Waltzing Matilda is just the right thing
We can all raise a glass to a right Aussie lass
And join in the chorus with zing!

10 Mar, 2011

 

A glass of what? Something strong, I hope, after this week at college!!

11 Mar, 2011

 

what have they been doing to you Pip--- we could set Tet on to them if you like.....

11 Mar, 2011

 

Oh NO! Not The Tet!

11 Mar, 2011

 

galloping on champion
our tetra to the fore
an antipodean college
would tremble
to the core...

11 Mar, 2011

 

Hey, whats up with everyone...thought we were taking this to 1000???

13 Mar, 2011

 

they're all out gardening in the sun!?

13 Mar, 2011

 

\0/\0/\0/...yay...\0/\0/\0/

13 Mar, 2011

 

and now they are having a cup of tea ~ TETleys??

13 Mar, 2011

 

with carrot cake--- Mmmmm

13 Mar, 2011

 

good for you pam ~ im trying to be good ~ its not much fun

13 Mar, 2011

 

I was thinking about you and your diet today, Sticki. How's it going? Have you lost anything? I had a naughty spell a little while ago, but managed to lose what I'd gained, and another pound.
You're aiming to look good in the wedding photos and I want to fit into my wetsuit again, for some wavy fun!

13 Mar, 2011

 

just the carrot then .......

I find watching the fat content helps-- and porage for breakfast with oat milk or soya milk

13 Mar, 2011

 

yes im trying to go low on fat,
carrots would be good ~ not as good as carrot cake tho.
ive been good this week and i have to stick to it now beattie

13 Mar, 2011

 

I make my porridge with water Pamg..but I cheat and have a spoonful of treacle. However weightwatchers chart shows that treacle and honey a lot less fattening than sugar!
Keep going Sticki...wish I had your willpower..but having choccies for my birthday didnt help!

13 Mar, 2011

 

treacle is ok?? thats very good news ~ i love treacle.

13 Mar, 2011

 

The one thing I dare not buy is condensed milk!

13 Mar, 2011

 

there is a 'light' version Tet-- its the hard fats I avoid ( cholesterol)

14 Mar, 2011

 

when i was little we used to have sweetened condensed milk for christmas ~ mum gave us a tin each!!! i used to go and get a spoonful whenever i wanted!!
i think you would get reported for such things now!!!!

14 Mar, 2011

 

my OH loves it on fresh strawberries-- I must admit it is very nice.......

as to childhood my grandad loved pork dripping ( lots of jelly) sprinkled with enough salt to make it crunch--( child abuse?-- he lived to 91!)

14 Mar, 2011

 

mum used to talk about bread and dripping ~ i think they had that for tea sometimes.

14 Mar, 2011

 

it was one of my favorite snacks after school-- and dairylea triangles.....

14 Mar, 2011

 

cant remember what i used to have ~ probably biscuits, i had a friend who told me that his mum said he could have the broken biscuits ~ so he used to drop the tin ~ i wouldnt have dared ~ i would have been in so much trouble!
i remember fetching the bread from the bakers and we were allowed to eat the edge on the way back! ~ it was about three quarters of a mile?

14 Mar, 2011

 

happy days.....no such thing as 'healthy eating!!'

14 Mar, 2011

 

Mmm hard fats Pamg? Like cake, biscuits, pastry, chocolate, butter? Life's not worth living if I eat it, and not worth living if I dont!! If I eat with the left hand do you think the right hand might not know I doing it? lol!

14 Mar, 2011

 

my carrot cake is with oil & wholemeal flour -- and carrots are part of the 5 a day!AND-- if you eat chocolate when you're alone -- it doesn't count... or so they say...

14 Mar, 2011

 

and if you eat doughnuts there is nothing in the middle so thats slimming.

14 Mar, 2011

 

only if you just eat the hole Sticki.........

Have you tried coca butter hand cream-- chocolate without the calories.......divine aroma.......:o))

15 Mar, 2011

 

i cant eat hand cream! i would be wanting to eat my hands!
12 comments after this to make the 1000!!

15 Mar, 2011

 

maybe not Sticki-think of it as 'aromatherapy' :o)))

15 Mar, 2011

 

I haven't looked in on this thread for a while ... have had a few problems so I'd like to wish Flori a rather belated 1st GoY anniversary ... congratulations to you! Good to see the theme is still food-based on here ... lol! I'm still cutting back on yummy food ... not easy though. Just seen in the local paper that the Brighton based cake shop 'Choccywoccydoodah' are on TV at 5.30 this evening, on the Good Food channel. I shall be busy preparing a roast chicken dinner for 6 so shan't be watching. Probably far too many tempting things anyway ... lol! : o ))

15 Mar, 2011

 

that would have been good to watch shirley ~ we dont have good food channel. i love the name of the shop.

aromatherapy that only makes me want chocolate maybe not the best idea!!

i allow myself one square of plain chocolate a day ~ im sure its good for you!!

15 Mar, 2011

 

Good grief you've all become foodaholics as soon as my back is turned! And that Shirleytulip...what a cheek...as if it wasn't her who made me eat her fruit (plum) cake all through winter...and I'm still hooked. And then that Stickitoffee with her chocolate..getting me hooked on that, especially after Christmas. And poor innocent Pam with her cocoa butter hand cream..... just fuelling the fire. You'd be much better off with bitter alloes Pam. We could do with a low fat cookery course, I'm sure someone somewhere must run them...Tet could organise it, she's very good at that sort of thing:-)

15 Mar, 2011

 

made spring vegetable risotto the other night ~ was very nice ~ thats not too fattening is it??

oh and pudding was italian biscuits dipped in mango puree, the biscuits were made with ground almonds ~ there is no fat in them

15 Mar, 2011

 

LOL, Ba, I almost posted a pic of the amazing blossom on the plum tree today, then thought, noooo, memories of THAT cake will come flooding back! : o )

15 Mar, 2011

 

I dont know where you get this idea that Im good at organising all these different things BA..but sorry to disabuse your thought..I couldnt organise a fart in a baked bean tin..and before you yell about 4 letter words...its allowed in Scrabble so it must be all right! Hee Hee Hee!

15 Mar, 2011

 

i bought a scrabble game to play on the computer ~ of course i always lose cos the computer comes up with all sorts of words that i think are just made up!!

15 Mar, 2011

 

It would-- sometimes computers are too clever for their own good!

I love looking in the window of 'chockywocky'those cakes are simply amazing.....
um Sticki -- I thing almonds have 'good fat' in them ( think almond oil)

16 Mar, 2011

 

Just popped in before Im out planting up plug plants again...
We have now reached No.998 thats me...only two more to go!!
Still painting the hall, but soon be finished thank goodness. We wont be doing any more decorating from now on it will be a paint/decorator so we will have to start saving for the next room!!
Gazebo next job. As I am moving at snail's pace, dont think it will add to calorie loss!

16 Mar, 2011

 

Come on Flori...please add the 1000 comment on your blog..that would be great..You started so you should finish..:o)))

16 Mar, 2011

 

Hello SiSters!!! Yes, it's me! I'm back again!!!! Did you miss me??
Wow! I thought that we would really struggle to get to 1000 comments, but with a nudge from my dear Pam, and seeing Bloomer's plea to complete the last comment, I rushed over here at the speed of light, to comply!!
Well I had a good chuckle catching up on all the comments, especially Shirley tulips Scrabble word...I fell about laughing at that! Well, after all this, we have come to the end of another outstanding blog...I know that we had competition this time, (thanks to those wonderful Moonies), but we also made some great new friends, because of them...I am so proud of each and every one of you that committed to this blog, as it was hard work keeping two of them going at the same time!!
I haven't been here as much over the last few weeks, yet you still kept this going, and what wonderful recipe's and humour it has produced....Each and every one of you who have posted a comment on 'Sidetracked in Stourhead' are an absolute star, and I thank you from the heart....
Where do we go from here? Do you want another blog done? Or would someone like to take over? Let me know and we will go from there...I have another National Trust blog, if you would like one done.....'Captivated in The Courts'...tee hee hee\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/\0/XXXX

16 Mar, 2011

 

|0/\0/\0/ congrats all round \0/\0/\0/

and 'captivated' sounds about right for 'the SiSters......

16 Mar, 2011

 

Phew! Didnt think you were gonna make it on the 1000 Flori..was holding my breath here...I think The Courts sounds a good idea..Is this the one near Frome? If so Ive been there and a great little place it is too! Much overlooked by many. I have a few pics of it you can post if thats the one..but Im sure yours are brill..
I think we should call ourselves the Moon Sisters from now on...

16 Mar, 2011

 

So glad you had the 1000th comment Flori..it has been a long slog ,but with the friendly banter with the Moonies,it got there in the end.I would love to see another National trust blog,Flori,and I like your suggestion of Moonie sisters Tet..we can all have some fun together :o))
Go for it,my friend...we are right behind you !

16 Mar, 2011

 

i thought the courts meant the legal system ~ me lord!!?
i thought flori was to be judge and we the jury??

another thought i had which might be fun for a significantly numbered comment [eg 500] ~ we could all agree a time to post a comment and see who the winner is that gets the 500th?? does that make sense?

anyway well done flori ~ it was a lovely blog ~ and well done everyone who made the 1000 ~ does pip know yet?

i think we need another blog ~ who knows where it will lead ~ just nice to pop in and see 'whats occurin!?'

16 Mar, 2011

 

(not wishing to be too sentimental) But I'd miss my moonsisters.......

16 Mar, 2011

 

Hello, Pam, Tet, Bloomer, Sticki \0/..Yes, thanks to Pam, I just made it in time...phew! Ok, as you seem to want another chatty blog, I will start on one this evening for you...Sticki, LOL! no not That kind of Courts! This is suppose to be one of the best kept secrets in the west country, and it is, 'cos it only took me 26 years to find it!
Love the combined 'Moon SiSters', we sound like a coven, hahahaha....!!!\0/ Thanks for the feedback, 'Girls'!!! \0/XXX

16 Mar, 2011

 

Thank goodness it wasn't shortened to Monsters:-(
Congratulations Flori...where's our Pip when you need her? I'm afraid I haven't contributed much of late as I have been erm...doing very important things ¦:-| I wonder if Tet has organised the outing yet...she's very good at that sort of thing, though very modest..always hiding her light under a bushel. I've also been potting on my plug plants and tidying garden and buying pretties:-) I haven't baked for almost 3 weeks, addiction possibly at an end Shirley...phew:-)

16 Mar, 2011

 

its cold and grey and damp here therefore homemade ( lowfat) chelsea buns and pesto rolls to go with tonights chilli--- sorry girls but i'm COLD......

16 Mar, 2011

 

Flori, the 4 letter word allowed in Scrabble was from Tet, not me! No worries, I think we all smiled at it. I can't keep up on here at the moment, just dip in now and then to comment. I treated myself to some new plants today as found a Wilkinsons, not somewhere I usually visit, and got 15 Gladiolus (Acidanthera), 10 Gladious Nanus (Prince Claus), 3 Gypsophylla and 3 Astilbe. They'll be potted up at the weekend, time permitting! Looking forward to a new blog! : o ))

16 Mar, 2011

 

Sorry about the Scrabble word everyone, its my baseborn side coming out..my grandma used to say it..sorry Yorkie, she came from Yorkshire lol!
Now lookee hearrr BA, Im not a bit modest..witness my Scrabble faux pas, my suspect poetry, my showing off time...but Im nothing if not honest. I AM NO GOOD AT ORGANISING ANYFINK!
YOU however, have a track record of being a good travel agent...someone said that Im sure...so go to it girl..I wont be the least interfering lol!
As to planting up plugs..sheesh, Im somewhat fed up with that..done at least 77 in the past two days, so you have my sympathy.
Youve been a right spendthrift ShirleyT..Wilco's pretty good hey? Just bought a reduced clematis, Miss Bateman, for £2.95 from them. Nice plant too..just a leetle potbound and dry, but the plant is doing great guns now!
Off to cook tea now, but am keeping an eye out for The Courts Flori!

16 Mar, 2011

 

chelsea buns? how delicious.
anyone watching the royal upstairs downstairs ~ bbc 2 6.30 ~ i love it.

16 Mar, 2011

 

OOPS! Sorry Shirley tulip, it's that Tet getting me into trouble again...She is such a crafty devil!!! Well, after pouring over this computer for hours and hours and hours this evening.....I finally got my 'CiTC' completed and published...What is it, I hear you cry??? Why your new chatty blog 'Captivated in The Courts'....I hope that you all like it, and that you continue our usual wonderful dialogue on there, but it should be a lot quicker to load!
I will leave you clever lot to find a witty abbreviation for it...As I have no doubt that you will...hahahahaha...Enjoy!!!\0/xxx

17 Mar, 2011

 

Congratulations on your 'Millennium Massive' Award, girls!!!!! I will check out the new blog straight away....

19 Mar, 2011

 

\0/ hello