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LaGooner Report 12 Apr 2021 08:47

Good Morning everyone, bright here at the moment but there is a very grey sky out the back.


MotownGal Report 12 Apr 2021 09:31

Good morning.

Pretty grey and dull here, bit nippy too.

Such a difference to two weeks ago.


Gillx Report 12 Apr 2021 13:30

Sunny here today but not very warm, OH said we had a bit of snow first thing but it didn't amount to anything so he's taking yet more rubbish to the tip.

Your Toad in the hole sounds massive, it'd definately fill you up Joan ;-)

That's a shame people ignore your cheerful greeting Dermot. Sending you some smilie faces to cheer you up :-D :-D :-D :-D

Does anyone have anything planned for the first day of lockdown easing?


Island Report 12 Apr 2021 14:29

I can't decide whether to hot foot it into town or observe the week of 'national mourning'. The dog on the sofa will win :-D

We had a layer of snow sometime in the night I'm told.


**Ann** Report 12 Apr 2021 15:40

Tis going to be a very cold night here in North Wales...when that sun goes behind the clouds it is very chilly :-0 :-0

There are queues a mile long here for Primark....the poor kids must have grown out of their clothes...I know my two grandchildren about half mast trousers :-D :-D


Linda Report 12 Apr 2021 20:20

Well my first hair cut since before Christmas how lovely to get all that hair off next one booked for 19 May


Florence61 Report 12 Apr 2021 22:18

A beautiful sunny day here today.Went up town on bus with daughter and it was lovely to get some fresh air, no wind and some sunshine for a change.

Hopefully thats the snow away now for good.

I have a variety of garden birds that feed on the fruit bits and breadcrumbs i put out for them. The usual starlings blackbirds and sparrows, 2 doves, my Mr Robbie and Greedy George the seagull.
But after tea i spotted a pair of birds that have been around a few days and looked them up. I think they are a pair if Red Wings which it says are quite rare?
I looked at a picture on my phone and studied the pair very hard and yes i am absolutely sure they are red Wings.

Has anyone else ever had these birds in their garden?

Bet you feel and look great Linda :-)

Florence in the hebrides


AnninGlos Report 12 Apr 2021 22:23

I have to wait until 1st May for mine.


Florence61 Report 12 Apr 2021 22:34

Aw Ann poor you...but it will be worth the wait

Florence in the hebrides


Kay Report 13 Apr 2021 00:12

Amokovid Please could you tell me your secret of massive yorkshire puddings. When I make them, I have to concentrate very hard to convince myself that it's a yorkie pud I'm eating and not a pancake!!

No matter what I do they're never massive. Some say put milk in, some say don't. I know the fat has to be very hot, but does it make a difference what it's cooked in? I usually put mine in a pyrex dish coz it's easier to clean but maybe a metal dish is better? Also, cooking oil or lard? I'd love some advice if anyone can offer me any. I've tried to master them for 50 years and just fail miserably!!


AnninGlos Report 13 Apr 2021 07:32

Florence it sure will.

good morning all, lovely sunshine here 0 degree but no sign of frost.


LaGooner Report 13 Apr 2021 08:58

Good Morning all, Kay if you learn the secret please let me know ;-) :-D. Sun and blue sky here but boy is it chilly :-D


AnninGlos Report 13 Apr 2021 12:10

Joan the 200c is that for a normal oven or a fan oven?


Linda Report 13 Apr 2021 23:13

Yes Florence I feel much better but I think I might be losing my ginger hair I've been so lucky I'm nearly 71 and I've kept my colour although it has got lighter over the years but it was still ginger and I was very proud of it but I noticed that there's lots of silver hairs but none coming from the roots so can't be going grey :-( :-(


Kay Report 13 Apr 2021 23:19


Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to explain your yorkie pud magic!

I'll follow your instuctions and let you know how I manage. Surprised to see you don't use any water! I'll still follow your recipe--it obviously works for you!! Thanks again.


JustGinnie Report 14 Apr 2021 11:30

Good Morning all, hope you are all well. Nice sunny day here but was a little chilly earlier . Yesterday was a lovely day as well. Makes you feel better when the sun shines and the daffs etc are out .
OH is busy sorting out his allotment so I am getting my flower beds back hopefully.

Have booked my hair cut for next week. I am looking forward to it as I last had it cut last July and it is now annoying me. lol.


LaGooner Report 14 Apr 2021 12:11

Afternoon all, it is a lovely day here today. We have Bluebells in bud too and all the pansies and violas are brightening us up with their little 'faces'


Florence61 Report 14 Apr 2021 23:49

Evening peeps
Well been a funny week so far with all sorts happening.
Sadly the house I was hoping to rent is no longer available so that really got me very down. The lawyers are putting pressure on us to move as the buyers want in asap. However we have until 18 jun at the latest as per the eviction notice.

i contacted local housing and was advised to fill out application form by hand and return by post. I printed it off and....16 blooming pages!!! i then made a photocopy of 16 pages for myself. Oh my ,half my new black ink gone already. So will now have to wait and see although the lady said, there are no social housing properties available at present which is a major worry.

Estate agents said to just keep looking several times a day which is what i have been doing.

Yesterday i was looking at the birds on my front lawn feasting on the apple i had chopped up for them when suddenly....something rather large appeared from out of the hedgerow. A huge blooming rat no less. Oh my, i was nearly having kittens and so glad i was inside. It ate the food and went and came back 3 times before disappearing. I think it came from the ditch which is half full of water or from across the rd where there were some last year.

First time for everything i guess!! So Im not to feed the birds anymore which has saddened me. The pair of Redwings are still coming everyday which is a lovely sight.

Got a tel call to say i need to be at hospital for 3pm tomorrow for my legs which are swollen with fluid.Heres hoping, they an do something.

So its been eventful so far in different ways.

my bluebell leaves have grown but no buds yet. The weather though has been lovely, calm and sunny today...such an improvement.

Not sleeping too well as my mind just cant seem to shut down thinking about everything. anyway tomorrow is another day as they say.

Good nite all

Florence in the hebrides


**Ann** Report 15 Apr 2021 14:39

Lovely day here in North Wales..a frost forecast for this evening :-0

Hope all goes well at the hospital Florence <3


LaGooner Report 16 Apr 2021 08:36

Good Morning, I hope you are all OK. It is a lovely bright day here so the washing is in and doing so hopefully it will line dry. :-D