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by Chantal
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sunshine corner
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Sunshine corner

How beautiful :D
by Chantal
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Down and Dirty.
Replies: 16
Views: 249

Re: Down and Dirty.

We always buy ours from Centre Sales Gloves (CSM) at shows like Malvern. Always a special show offer on and always the same guy selling them!

We also got some "pond" gloves from them which are fabulous on wet days as they are waterproof and long so tuck right up your sleeves.
by Chantal
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Down and Dirty.
Replies: 16
Views: 249

Re: Down and Dirty.

I agree Monika, wool does catch on rough hands. Until I wore gloves I could only knit or do my embroidery because of the state of my hands. I now wear Showa gloves that are like a second skin and I love them.
by Chantal
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hapt Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 92

Re: Hapt Birthday.

Happy birthday Peter :D

Why has Alan posted you an image of someone planting out a cannabis plant? :lol:
by Chantal
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happiness is...
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Happiness is...

My husband and I spent half an hour yesterday, in a force 9 gale and horizontal rain (sleet at times) unloading 25 large bags of manure out of our van and onto our allotment compost bins. We were cold. We were wet. We couldn't have been happier. :wink:
by Chantal
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: This isn't really about cooking per se but marmalade
Replies: 18
Views: 193

Re: This isn't really about cooking per se but marmalade

You've reminded me that I have a carrier bag of frozen Seville oranges left from last year; I only had time to do half a batch. I must get them out and start cooking, despite being, along with OH, quite cleary far too young!
by Chantal
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Down and Dirty.
Replies: 16
Views: 249

Re: Down and Dirty.

I never used to wear gloves and then someone said to me "what on earth have you done to your hands?". I looked at them and realised that my fingers were so rough that they were ingrained with soil that no amount of scrubbing would remove. I ended up with sandpaper, filing down the rough bi...
by Chantal
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Long handled tools.
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Long handled tools.

Thanks Peter, I'll scoot round at lunchtime and take a look.
by Chantal
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Cleaning Plastic Plant Labels
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: Cleaning Plastic Plant Labels

I use your method OH, says a lot for the state of my hands, and I wear gloves most of the time! :lol:
by Chantal
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How do you cook?
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: How do you cook?

Going back to precise quantities for baking, one thing I've always struggled with is eggs. Add 4 large eggs it says. I buy my eggs from a farm, or use our own if we have our chickens in lay, and the eggs are huge. Much bigger than supermarket "large" eggs. This surely has to affect recipes...
by Chantal
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How do you cook?
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: How do you cook?

I have at least 100 cookbooks (an entire 5 shelf bookcase in the kitchen), all with measurements, but I use them as a guideline, rather than being absolutely precise with both the quantities and ingredients. The only exception to this is cakes, which I follow to the letter. I've only had one or two ...
by Chantal
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA - HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Re: BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA - HAPPY NEW YEAR

:And to you Alan, I hope it's a good one :D
by Chantal
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3471

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

Bit of a sequel to Kinky Boots then OH? I can just see you modelling a pair of fish net stockings :lol: I'm still in recovery from the muck shovelling. A lazy day if you don't include my husband's tax return, but so cold and gloomy outside, I'm glad I was mostly in front of the wood burner. However ...
by Chantal
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3471

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

I've spent two days digging out one huge compost bin and filling a couple of big raised beds. I am so tired I can barely type, but I do feel good. Only another 4 bins to go. Who needs a gym :D Sean has been busy constructing our new fruit cage. I sourced one from Henry Cowls in Cornwall. They made f...
by Chantal
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hen Party - all chickens welcome!
Replies: 328
Views: 42965

Re: Hen Party - all chickens welcome!

Mine are,always useless, I don't know what I do wrong :(

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