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  • ^^^ me too! Thanks for sharing that rary!

    so...34C here at the moment

    How are you doing Snoop?

    We left early to buy ( hopefully!) the last of the major DIY we need ....and got most of it!
    Somehow a child's paddling pool jumped into our shopping trolley
    its only tiny but just enough for me to sit in and read in the shade...ha ha ha!!!
    I hate buying anything plastic...
    * must remember to thank that secret shopper who put it in my trolley
    "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

    Location....Normandy France

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    • We've just given our aged dog a bath. Well, a session with a watering can and shampoo. For the first time ever, she didn't complain. Positively enjoyed it, in fact. Warm water, in the shade, nice and cool after. The dogs would probably love a paddling pool too. Don't think it would survive long though.

      Today wasn't too bad temperaturewise (top 30s, but we stayed indoors). Going to be a few stinker days coming up though. Our friend up the valley is letting another mutual friend with kids use his house for a week. I've told her the temperatures. I think she didn't believe me. She's determined to come. I think she's going to find it very hard with two teenage lads, a dog, no mobile devices (no phone signal) or other screens (not allowed, apparently), too hot to do anything but sit around during the day. If they last the week without a massive argument, it'll be a miracle. We've told them we won't be socialising (they're coming from a part of northern Spain with Covid problems due to itinerant fruit pickers living in awful conditions). Glad we're staying at a distance...

      Right, off to make crackers and then to bake avocado pears. Catch you tomorrow.
      Living in north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep.

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      • Evening all,what a muggy day,woke myself up screaming for help this morning ,thank you all for the kind remarks about my absence and looking in again,worth a million,we saw GP,he asked then explained to MR what a PofAtt..... is,GP said to get it done within the next 2 weeks,and declaired MR able to sign up to it ,but be quick,also get hold of social servises,seems like there is more chance of getting to the moon for free,than anyone picking up the phone,after 2 attempts,being tolled am 6 in the cue,then cutting me off after aprox 14 mins,i gave up,i wonder if it is just a ploy to ignore peeps,it is NOT good when peeps need help,will try first thing tomorrow,this covid has a lot to answer to,then it's find a solicitor ASP,had 1 organized begining of april,then they canseled it,and time has flown,hope i can sleep tonight,have a good evening,and stay safe
        sigpicAnother nutter ,wife,mother, nan and nanan,love my growing places,seed collection and sharing,also one of these

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        • Lottie, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
          Keep going, you are the voice for your Mister now.
          I spent 10 years or more going through the same thing with my mother.
          I was the eldest so it all fell on my shoulders.
          When you look back you will be amazed at ehst you achieved.


          As for me, I am absolutely shattered.
          Spent the evening running after a very energetic two year old.
          Enjoyed him so much but I need an early night after that.
          Stay safe all and have a good evening.

          And when your back stops aching,
          And your hands begin to harden.
          You will find yourself a partner,
          In the glory of the garden.

          Rudyard Kipling.sigpic

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          • Thinking of you lottie, hope you manage to get something sorted soon! x
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            • Wishing you well Lottie and thinking of you
              it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

              Member of the Nutters Club but I think I am just there to make up the numbers

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              • Nicos the conditions that we worked in was unbelievable in comparison with today, the furnaces were in a large tin sheeted shed which could have sections removed to allow an air flow if there were six blast furnaces going it generated a lot of heat so as the temperatures stated to rise about May time there was requests made for the air flow improved we worked through the summer with them closed and they got opened about September went through the winter with them open complained v about the cold so the got closed about March, it got so cold some times that you had to break ice on top of a bucket to get a drink(hence the appreciation of hot tea) there was one cold water tap forty odds men to get a drink a shower unit with three showers out side the furnace shed, with no heating, as I said conditions were so different then, my OH had no idea what it was like, til she experienced me coming home removing my shirt and it was so saturated with sweat that it could stand by its self she actually made to wash it at first but I didn't allow it as you used the same shirt for a week this was to avoid getting cramps as the body needs to reabsorbe the salts in the shirt, might not sound right but believe me it's was necessary though I didn't let her wash the shirt I let her wash me but that another story
                it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

                Member of the Nutters Club but I think I am just there to make up the numbers

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                • Hot here already this morning. I've been trying to convince an elderly relative to keep the curtains shut on the sunny side of her flat until the sun moves round. I don't know if I have succeeded though. I don't think I'll be doing much more than watering the greenhouses at the allotment and picking a few vegetables and fruit.

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                  • LD, try phoning Age UK. Might not work, but I know they made a big difference for my mum. I don't know how Social Services works in your area, but you might find Age UK or something like a Citizens Advice Bureau or even your local councillor might be able to advocate for you. Worth a try.

                    Thinking of you both, as always.
                    Living in north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep.

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                    • Morning, all.

                      That was a story and a half, Rary. Thanks for recounting it.

                      Tucked myself away in the cool with just the aged dog for company. Got a bit of work to do but not a massive amount. Afternoon nap on the cards again. Perfect.

                      Have a good day, everyone. Catch you later.
                      Living in north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep.

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                      • Good morning,was up early WOW,i have made a major decition,got solicitor coming next week,am sick of fighting one thing or another,i just have to get away,am looking at properites near the eldest son and family,my own sanity HAS to come to the forefront,am nearly 77 and is time i had something better than what i have with the ofspring around,by moving,we will still have our independance/space ext,with help on hand when needed,it all depends on MR,i know it will be hard to start with organizing it all,but it just feels right,when my instincts kick in,they are usually founded,am so unsettled,am tredding water for now,things will pop into place if meant to be and ready,have now put the violin back in it's case,it is very warm here,must go and find motivation and it's family,have a good day and stay safe
                        sigpicAnother nutter ,wife,mother, nan and nanan,love my growing places,seed collection and sharing,also one of these

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                        • Good morning all.
                          A dull start to the day.
                          Nothing planned so we will take the day as it comes.
                          Take care all.

                          And when your back stops aching,
                          And your hands begin to harden.
                          You will find yourself a partner,
                          In the glory of the garden.

                          Rudyard Kipling.sigpic

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                          • Morning n'alln'all
                            Wow that was a really interesting memory rary -thanks for sharing.

                            And Lottie!!!!!.... good on ya lass!!!...go for it!
                            Something very exciting for you both to look forward to -I'm really chuffed you've had such a lightbulb moment Sounds like you're making the best out of a very difficult situation there. Hats off to you

                            Me?... well, it's going to be a quiet day - I think some gentle pottering around indoors will be good as it's supposed to reach 40C today.
                            I do have some seedheads I've cut off and need the seeds removing so I'll do that for sure.
                            OH went out for a cycle ride at 8am and it was already in the low 20s.

                            Take care peeps if you are getting high temps. I'm going to leave a dish of water out at the bottom of the garden for the wildlife
                            ...and another for the birds.

                            Anyone got anything planned for the weekend?
                            "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

                            Location....Normandy France

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                            • Originally posted by Snoop Puss View Post

                              Oh, Nicos, tell us more about this broad bean flour.
                              Sorry! -I missed this post!

                              I've just had a look at the packet of flour but it doesn't say the % ...so I did a bit of a goooogle and found this!.....


                              https://www.cooksinfo.com/broad-bean-flour

                              I had no idea!... looks like it's pretty common over here.
                              We've always wondered why we couldn't bake baguettes in the same way and put it down to probably being a different type of wheat...but there ya go!
                              Learn something new every day eh?
                              2% (if that's what's in the flour we use-could be more Maybe???) isn't much but it certainly changes the flavour/texture/crispiness of the crust.
                              "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

                              Location....Normandy France

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                              • This recipe uses 20%

                                https://hodmedods.co.uk/blogs/recipe...ava-bean-flour
                                Last edited by Nicos; 07-08-2020, 10:55 AM.
                                "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

                                Location....Normandy France

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