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Nenya
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quote:
Originally posted by The Intrepid Mrs S:
Our landline is permanently on the answerphone - anyone we really want to speak to uses our mobiles, and anyone who really wants to speak to us leaves a message (not many do, and even they tend to be PPI and so on). If we're there and want to speak to someone who calls, we pick up.

To speak to either of our children requires complex negotiations via WhatsApp or text message - they work long hours, one set has the Intrepid Grandson to contend with - so it's quite an occasion when we do (we now put the phone on speaker to save them repeating the whole conversation in a 'do you want to speak to your Dad?' moment [Killing me] )

Our lives are so much a mirror of yours, except that we so far lack grandchildren and neither do we have the Aged Relative Complications. I'm grateful for the latter, except that I miss my mum every day. Today marks the fifth anniversary of her death [Frown] .

In other news, Mr Nen and I are going to a rugby match this afternoon with Nenlet1 and the son-in-law. First time I've ever been to one and it'll probably be my last but one of those things I feel I should try once. I've since had a much better offer for this afternoon - a Macmillan coffee afternoon which will involve lots of cake - but duty calls. I expect the rugby match is the better option for my waistline.

Nen - carefully avoiding the Weight Loss thread. [Hot and Hormonal]

[ 03. September 2017, 07:46: Message edited by: Nenya ]

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I've just been checking the weather forecast, and as it's currently 14° and dry, but set to become wet and thundery by the evening and stay that way for several days, there may have to be grass-cutting in the offing.

This is something that's so far been D's remit, but I suppose it would be quite good exercise.

Hmmm ... [Confused]

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ArachnidinElmet
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If only we could have dry weather for 36 hours together I get to mowing our lawn before I have to resort to a scythe.

ION, my local chip shop had a sign outside bearing the legend: "Buy one fish and chips for the price of two and get one free!" Can't argue with that.

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Piglet
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It turns out that the grass hasn't really grown enough to make it worthwhile cutting it. Mind you, if it rains as much as they're forecasting, it'll be a foot high by the next time it's cuttable.

[ 03. September 2017, 21:50: Message edited by: Piglet ]

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Stercus Tauri
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An odd side effect of the flooding in June was that the river deposited masses of what must have been quite nutritious silt on our grass. Right now it's still growing as fast as we can cut it, and it's not supposed to do that in September.

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Macarius and I have both turned 60 over the last year, so we had a celebration at the Magic Circle on Saturday - afternoon tea and magicians. It ended with a short magic show in the theatre there.

We had a good time, I hope everyone else did!

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quote:
Originally posted by M.:
Macarius and I have both turned 60 over the last year, so we had a celebration at the Magic Circle on Saturday - afternoon tea and magicians. It ended with a short magic show in the theatre there.

We had a good time, I hope everyone else did!

M.

Happy birthday both and welcome to the '60 is the new 40' club [Big Grin]

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Piglet
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Many happy returns, Macarius and M.! [Smile]

I've had a completely lazy day today (it's a public holiday here, but that probably shouldn't have made that much difference).

All I've done is made lunch* and read my book - I didn't even go for my 10-minute walk.

Bad piglet. [Hot and Hormonal]

* and eaten my share of it [Big Grin]

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Piglet
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I've been a better piglet today; made and eaten a goats' cheese, tomato, avocado and olive salad for lunch and baked a raisin CAKE.

And had my walk, despite the 24° heat, and the thirty-something degree humidity.

[Angel]

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Bishops Finger
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Raisin CAKE sounds very healthy, and Good For You. Did you have it with GIN?

IJ

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... Did you have it with GIN?

No, but I marinated the raisins in Pimm's No. 1 (which is based on GIN) and tipped the juice into the mixture when I'd drained them.

Further goddessishness is in progress - there's a pot of chicken-and-veggie soup on the stove which should also be ready for virtual tasting soon.

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Ethne Alba
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Stewed fruit for pudding yesterday; cheap-as-chips plums, foraged blackberries and frozen chopped apples. Felt very nobel.

Must remember to label my freezer contents. Potato really adds nothing whatsoever to stewed fruit.

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If you want to feel really gastronomical, you can go French and call it compôte. Although I agree a compôte de pommes de terre is a bit of a push.

[Note to self: make peach compôte and stick it in the freezer. Bring it back out in January when peaches can’t be had for love nor money.]

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quote:
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... cheap-as-chips plums ...

I'd love to be able to get cheap plums; someone gave us a load of plums last autumn and I made the blèssed Delia's spiced plum chutney, which was rather good.

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ArachnidinElmet
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Best crumble I ever had was made with someone's garden plums. Mmm, crumble.

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compôte de pommes de terre is a bit of a push

That works better in English, potato compost is quite plausible.

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quote:
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Best crumble I ever had was made with someone's garden plums. Mmm, crumble.

Ditto. I would far rather have crumble than pie. Simpler too.

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quote:
Originally posted by moonlitdoor:
quote:

posted by La vie en rouge
compôte de pommes de terre is a bit of a push

That works better in English, potato compost is quite plausible.
[Big Grin]

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[Big Grin] indeed.

Does anyone still use Kilner jars? My Old Mum used to preserve strawberries, plums, cherries etc. when they were in season, so that we could have some as a Special Treat (if we were Good) at a time of year when exotic fruits were simply not available in the shops.

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quote:
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Does anyone still use Kilner jars? My Old Mum used to preserve strawberries, plums, cherries etc. when they were in season, so that we could have some as a Special Treat (if we were Good) at a time of year when exotic fruits were simply not available in the shops.

IJ

They're not called that in the U.S., but we have Ball Mason jars.

I live in an area with a lot of Mormons. Since they're required to keep long-term supplies of non-perishable food (three months' worth maybe?), canning is very common around here.

When I was a child (not Mormon) we had a huge vegetable garden and ate from that all year, thanks to the hard work my mother and grandmother put into canning, jam and jelly making, etc. every summer.

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Well, they're definitely still available, and not just from here.
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Bishops Finger
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Yes, that's what My Old Mum used. She had them for years, but, towards the end of her life, threw them away (contents and all [Eek!] ).

IJ

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Piglet
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I use Mason jars - they're not quite the same as Kilner jars, as they have separate lids, but they serve the same purpose.

It's another rather muggy day here - 20° but feeling like 26 - the humidity is 86%.

Could be worse; a friend in St. John's posted on Facebook that it's 24° and feeling like 31 there. [Eek!]

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M.
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We have Kilner jars, but are not very good with jams and jellies - we tend to end up with either toffee or sauce.

But we have two freezers stuffed full of stewed fruit from the garden, it's been a good year this year. Lots of fruit for my porage!

Going back to crumble for a minute. I've seen lots of things suggesting that crumble became a thing during the war because of shortages. ??? I don't buy that for a minute. The only difference between crumble and pastry is water. Not that I don't like crumble, of course. Crumble with custard. Now, that sounds good.

M.

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I first met crumble when I was in my first year at Grammar School - 1945. None of us in the class had heard of it, and when I took mine home (plum, I seem to remember) my mother flatly refused to believe there was no water in it. I had to make another one at home to convince her. Years afterwards she assured us she had invented it!

So M, you might be right!

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I was at one time not a great fan of crumble, but a good friend (who is no mean cook) has become something of a master of crumble-making.

Knowing how Sad and Ill I am, he comforts me every other week or so by producing a nice Crumble (Rhubarb and Ginger was the latest) to Cheer Me Up.

It works.

[Big Grin]

IJ

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I remember getting a "B" for my apple crumble in a cookery test during the one year I did home economics at school (and apparently would have got an "A" if I'd remembered to wipe the stray crumble from the edge of the tin [Roll Eyes] ). This was quite an achievement, as my relationship with the teacher wasn't a very happy one, owing to my lack of dexterity while cracking an egg in lesson 2 - it missed the bowl and went all over the floor ... [Eek!]

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M.
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I did one year of home economics as well, at age 12-13. Actually, I think it was six months, the previous six months being needlework - making our aprons. We started with 'a simple salad' and moved on to the dizzy heights of 'cheese on toast with a cup of cocoa'. We did actually cook some things as well.

Somewhere along the line, one of my friends turned on the gas but didn't know you had to light it. When she opened the oven door, it exploded and blew her tights off. It was funny at the time, but thinking of it as an adult, terrifying.

M.

[ 09. September 2017, 05:46: Message edited by: M. ]

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Bishops Finger
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That reminds me of the days when we had a gas-fired copper at home (not a pleeceman, but a big tub with gas jets under it, laundry water for the heating of). UK Shipmates of A Certain Age might remember such fiendish devices.

Anyway, it's Monday (Washing Day), so My Old Dad is instructed to light the gas under the copper. He turns the gas on. He searches his jacket pockets for his matches. He cannot find them. He wanders into the sitting-room. Ah! There are the matches, on the mantel-shelf. He wanders back into the scullery. He strikes a match. The ensuing explosion causes him to strike the far wall (minus eyebrows), whilst the blast blows the copper off its base, and spills about a thousand gallons of water over the scullery floor. Enter My Old Mum. Not Pleased.

[Help]

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quote:
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...We started with 'a simple salad' and moved on to the dizzy heights of 'cheese on toast ...

Goodness, you must have gone to a progressive school! We started with "a cup of tea and a piece of toast" and progressed to - horror! - porridge!

I'm not sure quite what I did wrong, but mine looked like a relief map of the Himalayas. And you all wonder why I hate the stuff so much ...

[Killing me]

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Mmmm crumble and custard - my favourite! I can't remember making it at school,though - my home economics memory is scarred with the egg custard that didn't set and so didn't survive the bumpy bus journey home. But the Christmas cake was a winner (we were allowed to take brandy in for that!) and I still use the recipe as a basis, replacing some of the raisins etc with goodies like preserved ginger and figs.
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My mum remembers very little of Domestic Science in school apart from clearing up after the previous class of older girls, and the one time they made junket, which she described as the most disgusting thing imaginable!
I did rather better, but was put off in my first lesson when an earwig crawled out of the core of the baking apple I'd taken in to make baked apple. Later we did crumble, and I remember puzzling over what to choose for a vegetarian dish, and the teacher suggesting Scotch egg! (I did Spanish omelette in the end, and it was horrible!)

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On which planet is a Scotch egg vegetarian? [Big Grin]

It's been quite a lazy day chez Piglet - all I've done is made lunch - a chicken risotto to which I added mushrooms, red peppers and tomatoes, as they were what was in the fridge that needed using up. For all that, it was really rather good.

Then, once the weather had cooled off a bit (it was 24° earlier on) I went out for my not-quite-daily amble, which I quite enjoyed. I can't say that I relish this walking-for-15-minutes-a-day lark, but on a bonny evening like tonight, it wasn't so bad.

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Keep it up, that Piglet! HUP-two-three-four! HUP-two-three-four!

Am I hurting you, Piglet?

No Sir, no Sir!

Well, I should be! I'm standing on your TAIL!

[Two face]

IJ

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I'll have the RSPCA after you for Cruelty to Piglets. [Waterworks]

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[Razz]

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You do know that it's Steptember? No nor did I until I heard a clue on Only Connect. You can also raise money for charity next month through the better known Stoptober and, should you be able, with Movember. The clue was for a round 2 question, asking for the next in the sequence, and stuck because there wasn't an obvious final answer

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The trouble with counting one's steps is it presumes ownership of a fit-bit, which I flatly refuse to contemplate.

On similar lines as Movember, there was a thing called Februhairy, where ladies were invited to stop shaving their legs to raise funds for female education projects. I can't speak for anyone else, but as my legs are most definitely not on show during February anyway, it wasn't going to be much of a hardship ... [Big Grin]

Talking of exercise, it's a beautiful evening, so I really ought to go and have an amble. It's 25°, which is a bit above the porcine comfort-zone, but the humidity's dropped from 98% this morning to 33%, so it shouldn't be too uncomfortable.

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Piglet, there are also plain ordinary pedometers..

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Fair point - I might consider that, although as long as I feel healthier (or a bit slimmer [Big Grin] ), I'm not hugely bothered about counting steps.

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I also flatly refuse to contemplate a fitbit, but I'm rather fond of Mr Doofer, my pedometer. So called as a dear little stick figure waves madly when 10,000 steps per day have been done. It keeps a week's worth of steps in its memory and one of my students stops me at least once a week to check how I'm doing! (He knows I've challenged myself to do 20,000 steps a day for this year.) So, between Mr Doofer and L, I am kept firmly on track!

I do feel much fitter and healthier as a result of the 20,00 steps a day walking but will be a little more moderate in my self-imposed challenge next year!

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I don't have a fitbit either, but have an app on my phone that counts my steps and gives me a graph over the last 7 days. If I paid for this app, it would do far more. I'm trying for 10,000 steps a day, on average, because there are days like yesterday when I didn't get out to lunch, left work at 9pm and walked back home from the tube station, laden with resources I'm redistributing across sites, in a steadily worsening downpour at 10:30pm, so no, I didn't go back out to make sure I reached 10000 steps. I have walked more than 1000 miles this year.

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I do have a fit-bit and though there are times when I feel bullied by it, it does make me do more exercise than I might do otherwise. I'm impressed by the 20,000 steps a day Japes, I average about 13,000 but there are days when it is much much less. My bottom line is to do at least 30 minutes active exercise a day, which I do mostly manage. Don't think tis made me any thinner, but I do feel fitter.

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I do do a lot of walking around campus in the working day - I can have done 10,000 steps doing that on an average day without trying! It was that which had me thinking 20,000 was achievable most days, and it has been for me.

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quote:
Originally posted by Sarasa:
I do have a fit-bit and though there are times when I feel bullied by it ...

My sister's children gave her one for Christmas, and she was horrified ("my children really hate me!"), and when she told me some of the things it does, I thought what a bossy little so-and-so it was ... [Big Grin]
quote:
Originally posted by Sarasa:

... Don't think it's made me any thinner ...

In which case, what's the point? [Ultra confused]

[disclaimer]
I say this as someone who could do with being a lot thinner; for all I know you might be beautifully slim, but just want to be a bit more active.

I'm now contemplating today's amble; it's currently 27° but not too humid, and such a beautiful day that I really ought to do it, and take the Tablet with me to get a better photograph of the view than I can get from the deck.

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Busy day today; this morning we sang at the funeral of a former Archbishop, who had also been Bishop of Fredericton, so it was a Big Do, with the church packed to the doors, and with some of the hymns having a trumpet obbligato played by the previous Dean. It was a very nice service (Cranmer's matchless prose [Smile] ) and I think we gave him a decent send-off. There have been ten bishops of Fredericton (the diocese was founded in the 1840s), and before his death five of them were still alive.

Now, after what a friend calls a "snoozette" I think I'm ready for choir practice - especially as D. is planning to teach the choir the descant to Cwm Rhondda, which is just magic.

[Yipee]

[ 14. September 2017, 20:40: Message edited by: Piglet ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Piglet:
Now, after what a friend calls "snoozette"

A friend of mine calls it a 'disco nap'.

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A late colleague of D's reckoned that what the world needed was "microwave sleep", where you'd sit down and close your eyes for about 10 minutes, and wake up feeling as if you'd had eight hours' sleep.

Actually, I used to have a boss who could (and quite often did) close himself off in his office, ask not to be disturbed for quarter of an hour, and come out feeling fresh as a daisy. Wish I had his secret: even after the aforementioned snoozette I woke up feeling a bit woozy and sticky round the eyelids (should have taken my contact lenses out).

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quote:
Originally posted by Piglet:
Now, after what a friend calls a "snoozette" I think I'm ready for choir practice - especially as D. is planning to teach the choir the descant to Cwm Rhondda, which is just magic.

[Yipee]

Wow, Piglet, wish I could have heard that - the descant, not the snoozette [Two face]

Mrs. S, whom only a complete lack of talent prevented from playing for Wales*

*is that right? 'who' seems wrong, somehow...

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"for whom a complete...." works better or "whose complete lack..."

[Smile] I'll be off to work now.

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