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What kind of things do you remember from Childhood

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Annx Report 13 Apr 2014 15:42

Afternoon All,

We just toddled over the road for the carvery today. We never go there as it used to not be very good or clean, but since an H&S slamming a couple of years ago they seem to have improved! OH said a little girl behind him asked her mum for some beans on her plate and straightaway her mum said 'no you won't like them'. She then said she'd like to try some, but mum still said 'no'. How silly not to let her have just a few to try, even if she'd had them before and didn't like them, she might like them now. You hear of some mums moaning about the nanny state telling them what to feed their children, checking their lunch boxes, but then won't let them try healthy veg when they ask for it!!

Mel, if we go out at easter it's to somewhere that won't be crowded! I think I will be joining you in 'house cleaning' as a good sort out and clean is needed, beds pulled out etc!!

Jane, I never seem to get chesty coughs, just awful tickly ones with a sore windpipe. If Hannah says it's that bad it must be nasty! I liked the sound of her risotto she made although I'm not mad about Chorizo, a few bits would be ok.

Now my lunch has gone down I shall mosey into the greenhouse and pot a few things up!! :-D


Fiona Report 13 Apr 2014 14:10

Wet and very strong winds here, it was a fight to the corner of the street where OH was picking me up after church the wind was pushing me back all the way.

Lamb for dinner and Ice cream and strawberries for desert if anyone who wants them,

Well thats the floor tiles down and toilet done,it will be great not having to go up stairs to go to the loo all the time, he is putting the rest of the floor tiles down and will leave the fitting of the sink & unit till tomorrow, would have done it today if the family wasn't coming but I don't want the kids to keep going in and bothering him.he will have some time tomorrow before he leaves for the airport at 4


Jane Report 13 Apr 2014 11:33

Morning/Evening All
I haven't got started yet Frank and Mel .You are both busy bees this morning.
Chris and Hannah have gone to Milton Keynes to Ike* .Hannah is buying a large rug to go in the conservatory at the house .From there Chris will drive her back to Crouch End,so he won't be home until much later today.

Fancy 3 garage sales in your road.They didn't plan them well did they :-S.It always makes me smile when I see a young child outside their house with a table or two of their toys etc for sale.I have never seen anyone stop and buy anything :-(

Mel don't let that plate keep rubbing .You don't need any nasty ulcers,especially if you have visitors coming.Could you not get in to the dentist and see if she can't do something for you?

Well I think I will do Normandy Pork today .I don't fancy cooking a roast .I have everything except the Pork :-S so will pop out and get that.But coffee first I think.

Frank ,Hannah said she she had never heard anyone cough quite as bad as me !!!
I got James to buy me a bottle of the Mucous cough mix,and it is actually making a massive difference :-D.The Chesty Cough one wasn't so good.

Right. Coffee :-D


Frank Report 13 Apr 2014 10:50

Morning Everyone/Evening Kim,

Mel I know what you are going through. I HATE MY PLATES. they really need replacing, but don't fancy the hassle.

Ros is down at the garage sale, there are THREE in the close today. (HOW STUPID) one for the village mini-bus, one for play group, and one for something else.

Ros bought back from Tesc'# last night a massive dressed crab and a bag of live Scottish Mussels. I feed the mussels over night in a bowl with a handful of flour, and washed and cleaned them this morning.. They have been boiled in a drop of white wine and onion. They are cooling down now, so can be transferred to a dish, for tonight's supper with the crab. DO YOU WANT SOME MANDY ????

The RIB is in the roasting dish with loads of root veg. That can have a couple of hours later this afternoon. I'm doing the veg, but came in for a break. A MAN'S WORK IS NEVER DONE :-D :-D :-D :-D

Beautiful morning here with plenty of sunshine, but felt a bit chilly in the shade.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 13 Apr 2014 10:39

Morning All and Evening Kim,

Lovely sunny day here today and blue skies wiht white fluffy clouds.

Have fed the hens etc and oh has gone ringing IN MY CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Washing machine is on with my fleeces in it, jerkins and coats as oh informed me this morning that my BIL and SIL are comeing down on Thursday for Easter so it is all stations go for having a big clear up and clean.

So you'll know what I shall be doing today and all week, what are you doing for Easter?

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 12 Apr 2014 22:35

My half plate is rubbing a bit............... It is only tiny when you look at it but feel HUGE in my mouth.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 12 Apr 2014 22:34


Sorry had the cap lock on.

This afternoon I took a look at the bantam eggs on the kitchen work surface in two bowls and decided to pickle them. I did 40 eggs so now have two big jars pickled. Oh loves them and so does my BIL and when Chrissy comes down I shall give he a jar to take to Alan.

Last night I had taken some thingys on my camera but I missed the two of them together, blast..................... :-( I have it out there now but hav'nt seen any hogs tongiht yet. They seem to come more about 1am.

Fiona it sounds like the downstairs loo is coming along nicely. shame you will have a break in decorating with your oh having to go away.

Signing out now so night night.


Frank Report 12 Apr 2014 21:43

I'm on here now because of my friend "NO LIKEY" I can't stand his voice.

I watched BGT, and thought S.C was his usual big headed self. Did you see the face on him when that group of lads came on, then again when the old lady came on dancing. He should at least give everyone a chance, before buzzing them out !!!
That's my moan for this evening.

I'm sweating like a pig now, It's taken me all evening to get warm. I'm blaming JANE for this lot.!!!

Off to the conservatory to cool down, and find something to watch that I like.


Jane Report 12 Apr 2014 20:07

£15 for a pair of pants is nuts isn't it.M&* pack of 5 mens for £15 is what I pay for Chris :-D.As for ladies undies I think they can be a ridiculous price too.Maybe if I was young with a nice figure and wanted to impress then I might be happy to fork out :-DSadly those days are long gone and are just distant happy memories :-D :-D.
Big pants are the order of the day Bridget Jones :-D.I thought I heard they were back in fashion :-D :-D.My sister calls them TITSTERS 'cos they come up to them :-D :-D

Hannah is back from the wedding for a little while .Her friend Jenny has had to take her baby home to bath and put to bed then they will go to the evening do.Hannah would be quite happy to stay here and have an early night as she is yawning her head off lol.

Ann the meal Hannah did last night was Chicken and Chorizo Risotto,with a salad and Olive and French Bread.

Oh BGT just starting so I am off to watch it :-D


Annx Report 12 Apr 2014 19:49

Your beef was a bargain at that price Frank!! My word Lewis is going to be 'high maintenance' with pants costing that much! :-0 Most of ours come from M*S sales or their factory shop, same with socks. OH has been watching the match too.

OMG don't want stress incontinence as well!! :-0 :-) It is a nasty bug, you seem to have been barking for days now and must be absolutely worn out. I expect it will be a while before you get some energy back. I wonder if Chris got any sleep last night? :-S I meant to say that they are relaying the Viking Exhibition to some cinemas towards the end of the month. I know you are still wanting to go, but if you couldn't it might interest you. I think we will see if we can book.

The little art exhibition I went to earlier was free and really good. Such a lot of paintings in so many styles, the standard was really high. One that amused me was of 'a car boot sale' on a wide, narrow canvas, with older, large bottomed people bending over into an assortment of open cardboard boxes!!! :-)


Jane Report 12 Apr 2014 17:28

Afternoon everyone.
Other than going to get some food I have done absolutely nothing today.Have spent the afternoon just dozing on and off on the settee.I think a week of very disturbed nights has caught me out .I just feel exhausted and am still blooming coughing too much :-S :-S
Frank ~I hope your cold doesn't turn into this .It's not nice.I am glad I don't suffer from stress incontinence with all this coughing lol

I don't think it has been very warm here either today and have actually got a jumper on.The sun only came out for a little while just now.Maybe tomorrow will be nicer.
Hannah is at a wedding and won't be home until about midnight.James is going to pick her up .Nice Bruv :-D

I don't feel I can chat anymore as my brain isn't in gear.Hopefully tomorrow i will be more with it :-D


Frank Report 12 Apr 2014 17:07

Us too Mandy. I am waiting for the match to start, I will watch it in the Conservatory. , to stop the sun on the screen.I have had to open the window, as it is so hot.!! and the blinds down to keep the glar off the screen.

Lewis came out of the shower the other morning, I said they are POSH PANTS. They were these fitted type. He said "they should be" they cosy £15.00 a pair. I thought his M & D have more money than sense.

Got that RIB of beef last night from the pub. IT's really to large for us, but I am sure we will get an extra couple of meals off it. Ros said if she bought that from Morriso## it would have been £16/18.00 MY PRICE £8.00. I'm changing my name to JAMMY FRANK or BARGAIN BEDFORD. !!!

Minute silence now for Hillsborough. Then Kick OFF.


MillymollyAmanda Report 12 Apr 2014 16:52

Afternoon all,

Cloudy here and it feels quite chilly today so we have just lit the fire .

Had a busy few days what with the little ones coming and taking BIL to the hospital ,looks like its all go for his op on the 24th so he was pleased .

Thanks everyone for all the photo's ,Liz the cats look like the ones next door to us ,we have to watch out we don't leave the shed door open as they soon creep in and one got shut in there once !!

The garden is looking good Frank ,i see you mentioned Lily of the Valley ,mine are now coming up too ,they are my favourite flower and i had them in my wedding bouquet .

Fiona ,the children are really growing up , we buy the children shoes too, what a price some are though !! they can cost more than my shoes some times .

William , what sad news about the poor man in the plane crash ,i think i can remember seeing that on the news .
Lovely photo's of the birthday girl all dressed up on her gardening gear :-D

We have been to the garden centre this afternoon and bought some Tomato plants to go in the greenhouse ,the Cucumber plants didn't look that good so we'll get them some where else .
We also got five Trailing Fuschia plants to go in some little hanging baskets .

Well we now have blue sky and sunshine !!



Fiona Report 12 Apr 2014 15:33

Afternoon Folks,

Been helping OH with the cleaning up after he finished the tiling round the back wall where the toilet will go, it's coming along nicely,
OH had it all planed what he was going to do next week in the room before his mother came up but with having to go to Munich on Monday and not back till Wed afternoon he will be a bit behind, but as long as he can get the toilet in place & working that will be ok. we can get on doing abit of wallpapering sometimes when his mum is here.

Your not joking Jane about the price of kids shoes, Victoria got the kids feet measure in January, and Matteo was a size 4 he then got little boots, measured his feet yesterday and he is a 61/2 now and Sofia is now a size 10. I have a feeling my grandchildren are going to be tall, after all there dad is 6' 4", anyway I bought them their trainers for Easter and small eggs, I'd rather by them shoes than lots of toys and chocolate, they will be getting plenty of eggs from other people .


Annx Report 12 Apr 2014 15:26

OMG, I just caught a key with my fingernail and lost the lot!! :-S

Frank, you weren't the only one up and about.......I posted 20 minutes before you! Are you due a visit to Spe*savers? lol :-D It does sound as if you may be going down with the 'bug'. Stay in and keep warm like you say, you might shake it off. ;-) The meal deal sounds like it was really good value and good you had a seperate room away from the noisy bar.

OH wanted me to go to Huntingdon with him and visit Fr*st's garden centre while he was at a match, but my back was twinging this morning so he's gone to a local match with his pal instead. He doesn't seem to be missing his old footie team at all and has become a 'groundhopper', enjoying it more, if anything, and says it costs less! :-)

I've just fetched a few more plug plants to grow on for the pots in the back garden, some raspberry ripple petunias and a red fuschia. I think that's about it now, as we aren't putting hanging baskets up this year, wallpots instead. It's made me realise how many plants the hanging baskets took! Oh and I got a mini cue plant as well.

Your little camera is good Mel, it is interesting what you catch on it. Round here I think there would be mostly films of cats I think. Do you think the tension in the dentist's chair the other day has set your hip off?

Had my cuppa now, so a half hour stint in the garden now......OH has 'saved' some plants when he was weeding......but they are weeds too and need rooting out! Better than him pulling out the flowers though, which he has been known to do. :-S


Frank Report 12 Apr 2014 14:46

Still HOME ALONE with TED as company.

I have been sitting with a fleece jacket on and the heating. I just don't seem to be able to get warm. I also feel very tired.

Hasn't got nice here today, cold outside, and very cloudy.

Mel, You must be careful with your hip. YOU OLD PEOPLE CAN SOON DO YOURSELF SOME INJURY :-D :-D :-D :-D if that happens, who's going to fetch and carry OH fishing bat ???? lol

Just had a coffee and Maderia cake. Ted was looking for tit bits, but I promised Carol I wouldn't.

Still no David I see !!!

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 12 Apr 2014 11:31

Morning all and evening Kim,

So good to know that our William is ok but sad about his new friend at North Weald. My gt grandparents were from North Weald and we used to go there in the spring each year when I was small to pick primroses. Of course you would'nt be able to do that now but whenever the primroses here in the garden I always think of North Weald.

So so sad for the family when someone so young dies and leaves behind a wife and child when they should have had their whole life in front of them.

My left hip is playing up today and is very sore but I don't know what I have done to make it ache so.

I saw two hogs in the garden very late last night and popped the camera out on the road but hav'nt looked yet to see if I have caught anything on camera.

Jim just called and I feel as though we may have a day today when all and sundry call for something or the other.


Frank Report 12 Apr 2014 11:30

I can' be the only one who is up and about. !!

Morning all/Evening Kim.

Will. That plane crash was on our local Anglia news, not knowing anyone involved, you tend to let it go over your head. SAD, SAD, news for you to receive. You must get dug into finishing your memories, and put a footnote in for the guy who died.

It looked like a good time was had by all at the party. Make the most of it. They soon grow up.

As a little "THANK YOU" to Lewis for his help. I have bought him a little present of The Chelsea Manager holding up a TEAM SHIRT with "LEWIS BEDFORD" printed on the back. It will come framed, and printed on the front page of the CHELSEA TEAM PAPER" I am sure he will like that. ;-) ;-) ;-)

Jane, I think between Ros and Lewis, they have left me with their colds. I woke this morning BUNGED UP YO THE EYE BALLS and am struggling to breath. When I mentioned it to ROS. SHE BLAMED LEWIS !!!

Mel, I think along the lines with these massive pieces of furniture, if you can't see the dust behind it, no one else can :-D :-D :-D Leave the spiders in peace and quiet !!! When one ventures out, I grab it and put it out of the Window. If it's after I have gone to bed an Empty Glass sits over the top of it till I get up in the morning. ROS won't touch them.

The meal last night was very surprising. We arrived at 6.30 pm walked in the only door, to find we were in a packed public bar. There must have been 30/40 people in there. At the end we went in were little tables for two, with menu's on. Thinking this was it, I asked at the bar if we were expected to eat in there. OH NO she said, when you are ready I will take you through to the Restaurant. So we took our drinks and follower her through the crowd to a nice little room, with tables set for two's and four's 3 tables of each. So not that large.

The Menu was very varied. from Prawn, Pate, soup. Camembert cheese, for starters. Various steaks and MIXED GRILL. which would have feed an army. "Sirloin steak, Gammon Steak, Sausages, HALF CHICKEN Tomato, Mushrooms and Chips " Also Lamb Shanks, Cod, and another fish.
The starters were £7.45 each the Mains around £17.50 and through Amazon I had the lot for NINETEEN POUNDS plus two pints and two tomato juices and a pepper sauce for only £11.90. (I think they made a mistake there ) as the pepper sauce was £3.00.on it's own.

I am baby sitting "TED" today, while the girls are at "Stitchery Do"

Not going into the garden today as I don't feel 100% and it doesn't look that warm out there.


Annx Report 12 Apr 2014 11:10

Morning All,

Overcast here as forecast, but it still looks nice outside with the spring greenery everywhere.

Lovely pics of the little ones William, beautiful children and Maggie looks great in her new gardening gear! Testing it out already! lol. I will mention to OH about the Weddington Rd building going on. Building sites are breaking out in all the villages around here. I noticed the other day that they are to build on the fields between Cosby and Littlethorpe, another step towards joining villages up! I used to live on that road as a teenager midway between the villages with a lovely outlook to the back to Croft Hill and over the fields to the front. I suppose eventually most of the country will be like London with villages all swallowed up in the sprawl of the cities! Glad I won't be around to see it!!

Hope the sickly ones are feeling better this morning and that Mel is coping with her 'mouthful'. Jane you never said what the delicious meal was that Hannah cooked?

Oooops!......he is ready to go out so I better get my skates on......he hates waiting. Later I shall pop to an art exhibition in the village hall at Peckleton. It's over towards a village that has an odd name......Newton Unthank. BBL


Jane Report 11 Apr 2014 21:18

Right that is me for the day now.I have removed myself from the rest of the family as I started the hacking again. Hannah did make a delicious dinner and it was enjoyed by us all.
I seem to have gone flipping deaf now :-S,and everyone sounds like they are talking through a can stuffed with cotton wool.So I am sat in bed ,just going to see what I can watch on TV on the laptop.If nothing much then it will be my book on the kindle.

William thanks for the pics of the Birthday Girl.They were smashing .Loved the cat shinning up the tree lol

Clocking off now ,so Night Night xx