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by Mo
Yesterday, 20:35
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: All Creatures Great and Small
Replies: 3
Views: 34

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
Yesterday, 16:39
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: All Creatures Great and Small
Replies: 3
Views: 34

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: 69

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: 228
Views: 82766

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: 62163

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: 319

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...
by Mo
14 Sep 2021, 11:50
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: My little dog Angel
Replies: 10
Views: 1447

Re: My little dog Angel

Good news
by Mo
03 Sep 2021, 22:50
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2465
Views: 454883

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Sounds like an interesting life. Not sure if that is in terms of the Chinese(?) curse "may you live in interesting times"
by Mo
29 Aug 2021, 14:09
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 49
Views: 5023

Re: New Photography Thread.

Well you should (or shouldn't) seen the fragment of Flemish Glass in Acton Church near Nantwich. The annunciation. And what is that sticking out from Gabriel's robe? Oh, that's how it happened was it?
by Mo
15 Aug 2021, 21:42
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: My little dog Angel
Replies: 10
Views: 1447

Re: My little dog Angel

>fi<
Worrying when things start going wrong. They are part of the family, specially when you live alone.
by Mo
15 Aug 2021, 21:28
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 228
Views: 82766

Re: How does your garden grow?

Weeds. Tell me about it. I've been struggling too. A session today on the brambles before the Green Bin is emptied tomorrow. I've dug my potatoes, some have been badly hollowed out by slugs, and I couldn't get the variety I wanted. Picked the last of the Czar early plums (except a few high ones). Go...
by Mo
10 Aug 2021, 12:36
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Extreme weather + Climate Change
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: Extreme weather + Climate Change

. But while the rich keep on getting richer, and the poor at the bottom of the pile are expected to make sacrifices, nothing will be solved. The very people who created the problem are those with the most money. They are not going to stop jetting around the world, launching themselves into space, a...
by Mo
09 Aug 2021, 08:47
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Downton Abbey, complete series
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: Downton Abbey, complete series

You will be able to set up your own ebay shop. Hope they've refunded you
by Mo
08 Aug 2021, 15:10
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Extreme weather + Climate Change
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: Extreme weather + Climate Change

lancashire lass wrote: 07 Aug 2021, 17:33 The point I'm making is that slapping a white line on the road to mark out a cycle lane is more about complying with the idea of providing alternate "green" ways to get about than actually thinking about it properly.
Exactly. What is needed is long term thinking. What we get is headline grabbing.
by Mo
02 Aug 2021, 12:14
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Lucas
Replies: 131
Views: 59901

Re: Lucas

Tabitha too. This morning I was talking to my grandson and saw & removed a vole, then later was on the phone and and looked down at a mole. Wouldn't have thought they were that easy to catch.