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  Topic: Hello

Replies: 18
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PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Sat May 23, 20 2:05 pm   Subject: Hello
Hi all. I’m dipping my toes again after a very long absence. Thank you Martin for getting me reconnected. I’m looking forward to reading about what you are all up to.
  Topic: How they do it in Russia.

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 15 3:00 pm   Subject: How they do it in Russia.
I stayed on one of these several times in the 90's on the outskirts of a small town in the former East Germany. There was a tiny, basic cottage on about an acre of land. Every inch of the land was u ...
  Topic: Normandy Cuisine

Replies: 13
Views: 9277
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Feb 20, 14 7:45 pm   Subject: Normandy Cuisine
Ahhhh Livarot
  Topic: bolognese bulking ingredents.

Replies: 55
Views: 24821
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 14 10:53 am   Subject: bolognese bulking ingredents.
Normally half lentils and half mince. I go mad with the veg though, onion, garlic, carrot, celery, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, courgettes, herbs etc
  Topic: Interesting and nice pizza toppings

Replies: 15
Views: 11219
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 13 10:29 pm   Subject: Interesting and nice pizza toppings
Black pudding and blue cheese.
  Topic: Cup cakes

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Mar 24, 13 9:45 pm   Subject: Cup cakes
I've been using [url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2010/jul/08/perfect-fairy-cakes]this fairy cake recipe for a few weeks now and they turn out lovely every time. I add a little ...
  Topic: Waking up after winter hibernation

Replies: 6
Views: 3251
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 13 3:40 pm   Subject: Waking up after winter hibernation
I started digging over the potato plot last saturday, then it began to snow so I gave up
  Topic: Horse meat correctly labelled buy it option?

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Views: 42853
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 13 1:39 pm   Subject: Horse meat correctly labelled buy it option?
Ordered and ate it in a little village in Belgium many years ago. It was a steak and very nice it was too. I probably wouldn't be too fussed about horse mince and definitely not in a ready meal but ...
  Topic: Monty Don's French Gardens

Replies: 24
Views: 18123
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 13 2:09 pm   Subject: Monty Don's French Gardens
Thanks for that robkb. I have a bit of a fetish about French potagers, allotments and the like. I drive OH potty every time we're in France by wanting to peer over fences and through hedges to see w ...
  Topic: the hobbit

Replies: 41
Views: 52792
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 12 11:37 pm   Subject: the hobbit
Can't wait to see it. Been stuck in hospital since tuesday and it's the first thing I'm going to do when I get out.
  Topic: The story of the Aran sweater.

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 12 1:33 pm   Subject: The story of the Aran sweater.
Interesting little film about Aran sweaters.
  Topic: Black Springer Spaniel

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Views: 8169
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 12 1:29 pm   Subject: Black Springer Spaniel
Glad to hear you're getting another springer Alison. OH just couldn't live without one and fetched this little lady home last week. Izzy aged 10 weeks and keeping us so busy that grief over Geri has ...
  Topic: Poor Charlie!

Replies: 36
Views: 790540
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 12 10:38 pm   Subject: Poor Charlie!
Great news
  Topic: Ideas needed for "puppy steps"

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PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Nov 25, 12 12:22 pm   Subject: Ideas needed for "puppy steps"
I'd second the foam steps. Mum had a set of steps for years for her Cavelier Spaniel. I think hers were Doggy Steps, a quick look at amazon shows them out of stock but they were really lightweight p ...
  Topic: Poor Charlie!

Replies: 36
Views: 790540
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Nov 23, 12 12:46 am   Subject: Poor Charlie!
We had our beautiful Geri put to sleep on the 13th of November and still can't believe that she's gone. After a week of intensive tests in Belfast at the end of October she was finally diagnosed with ...
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