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by Mo
22 Nov 2021, 09:39
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Covid - do we just need to get back to normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Covid - do we just need to get back to normal?

Maybe the way to 'get back to normal' is to get used to wearing masks in crowded enclosed spaces. A practise that is common ins ome countries.
by Mo
19 Nov 2021, 20:47
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 50
Views: 22967

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

I think blight blows in from the nearest field of potatoes
by Mo
12 Nov 2021, 10:06
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 235
Views: 86717

Re: How does your garden grow?

Managed to get out to do a bit on Wed. Trimmed the Hypericum that keeps growing over the path between front and back doors, now I can get past without getting wet. Scraped the path of leaves, moss etc and clipped the things growing up between cracks in the concrete. For now, and just that tiny fract...
by Mo
10 Nov 2021, 13:07
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 58
Views: 7094

Re: New Photography Thread.

Meanqueen wrote: 09 Nov 2021, 19:02 just ........put it on automatic, then point and press the shutter.
ilona
that's the sort of thing that baffles me with the phone.
If you don't know what you are doing it isn't 'just' at all.
by Mo
10 Nov 2021, 13:04
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 235
Views: 86717

Re: How does your garden grow?

I took a carboot full of apples to the woman who runs the Food Hub on my way to choir last night. decided that the birds can have the rest of the Bramleys. While I've been picking a lot that needs doing has been neglected - must remove the leaves, weeds and moss from my drive, and sort out the soft ...
by Mo
01 Nov 2021, 11:19
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 235
Views: 86717

Re: How does your garden grow?

A lot of mine are pecked when i get them picked from high branches, and the Packham's pears seem specially popular with something that gnaws them, both after they've fallen and when still hanging on low branches. Squirrel? badger? rabbit?...or what is locally called a longtail since you don't want t...
by Mo
30 Oct 2021, 20:00
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 235
Views: 86717

Re: How does your garden grow?

I picked the last of the Packham's Pears yesterday, and chopped up and stewed a dishful today to freeze (4 portions). They make a nice crumble. The Conference are now all either over ripe or not quite ripe. Picked the last of the Kidd's Orange today, though far more fell than were picked. Even as I ...
by Mo
26 Oct 2021, 11:49
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Should the Government enforce plan B or ....
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Should the Government enforce plan B or ....

fabindia wrote: 26 Oct 2021, 10:48 .... should we just expect people to be sensible?
big ask
by Mo
20 Oct 2021, 20:35
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: All Creatures Great and Small
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: All Creatures Great and Small

We went to Ireland for our honeymoon in'68. Lots of hay in heaps in the fields, also piles of seaweed. And being towed on flat trailed mini haystacks. Back for our silver wedding. Bales then. By our Ruby there was a grand mixture, big bales, small bales but still odd corners of land with little stac...
by Mo
20 Oct 2021, 16:39
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: All Creatures Great and Small
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: All Creatures Great and Small

It is very jarring when period details are wrong. I was reading a book that dodged between wartime, +before and later. The woman was walking through a field containing big bales of hay - hang on, she's still not married so it must be prewar. Big bales???? Even small bales might have been new-fangled...
by Mo
19 Oct 2021, 09:03
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Have you started stocking up for ... Christmas?
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Re: Have you started stocking up for ... Christmas?

Meanqueen wrote: 18 Oct 2021, 09:33 I have a total ban on Christmas, so I have not and will not.
ilona
Me too, except when the Christmas biscuits are on offer I buy a few boxes for my daughters & myself.
by Mo
10 Oct 2021, 13:22
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 235
Views: 86717

Re: How does your garden grow?

Not updated this for a while so here goes. Victoria plums - only about a dozen from 3 trees. Not many greengages either. Damsons reasonable (I like them raw when ripe, as well as stewed or in jam). There were many too high to reach, they've formed a thicket at the bottom of the garden, from runners ...
by Mo
28 Sep 2021, 11:17
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Cheapest Petrol Prices in your Area
Replies: 86
Views: 64683

Re: Cheapest Petrol Prices in your Area

<t>My daughter & partner needed to go and take photos for a Cheshire Life walks article, so we went walking in S Cheshire yesterday. They needed to fill up to get home so we came back through the centre of Nantwich. 2 supermarkets with no fuel and he was getting worried that if they drove around...
by Mo
16 Sep 2021, 13:47
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Piano / keyboard thread
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: Piano / keyboard thread

There always is so much to learn. I had piano lessons as a child. Learnt to read music and played lots of scales and arpeggios (except we called them broken chords). But always played the left hand from the notes, not chords. So I wouldn't know what chords to put with a melody. I have a piano accord...