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  • Morning its another sunny day here

    I've picked lots of raspberries more than I needed for my breakfast so the rest has gone in the freezer they'll be something to brighten up cold winter mornings.

    Greenishfing have you tried roasted grapes I remember seeing recipes for them as an appetizer or in pie with cheese.

    Nice looking metal work Snadger

    enjoy your day.


    Location....East Midlands.

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    • Mornin n’alln’all

      Good grief Snadge - those are superb….very professional. Most impressed!


      Looks like today is the last heatwave day here too - rain forecast later on.

      I did manage to sit in the paddling pool for a while again yesterday but it looks like that might be the last chance as we’re off to the charity shop later so that’s an afternoon out in the camper again.
      We bought a sail and two telescopic poles a while back but it needed suction attachments for the car roof.
      Frustratingly the cups only arrived this week having ordered them back in June
      The cups came highly recommended so fingers crossed the wait was worthwhile!
      As it’s looking though, we’ll be needing brollies rather than sunshade this afternoon!

      Ta muchly to whoever left the brew out for me. Best get on sorting a few more things poor the charity shop….

      Enjoy your day peeps- see ya later!

      "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

      Location....Normandy France

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      • Originally posted by Bren In Pots View Post
        Morning its another sunny day here

        I've picked lots of raspberries more than I needed for my breakfast so the rest has gone in the freezer they'll be something to brighten up cold winter mornings.

        Greenishfing have you tried roasted grapes I remember seeing recipes for them as an appetizer or in pie with cheese.

        Nice looking metal work Snadger

        enjoy your day.

        I've never heard of roasted grapes but I've just googled them and they sound amazing. I'll be experimenting in the next few days.

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        • By jiminy, Snadger, I felt a bit impertinent asking. But I'm so glad I did. Those look amazing. What a tremendous skill to have. I'd love to see the sculpture when you've finished it.

          Went out and watered this morning. Picked off another load of snails from the caulis and cabbages. Looks like I'm growing fancy lace out there. I hope they pick up again and aren't checked too badly by the damage. Also, looks like some of my tomato plants have a fungal disease. Not blight but not good. What a year... That said, I picked another goodness knows how many kilos of courgettes (a green one that looks like it could be hollowed out for interstellar travel) and the butternut squash plants have responded to having all the fruit cut off by bunging out loads of female flowers. Bit late mind, but you never know in these climate change days.

          Plenty of work to keep me busy again. And friend from up the valley has come down for a cup of tea. So better go and be sociable. Not my best talent, but if I feed them cake they can't talk with their mouths full so I don't have to answer.

          Right, smiles on the loose. Chisit-land is on the route today and they spotted your gates and fence, Snadger, so I'm sure they'll be up your way to admire them. Have a great day, everyone.

          Location: 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. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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          • Wow Snadger , thay are fantastic

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            • Wow Snadgar, seems you can turn your hand to anything.
              Lovely work.

              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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              • Afternoon all.
                Thanks for sending some smiles my way, Snoop, much appreciated. Boy, it's hot, isn't it? Where's all the rain? I've not seen anything more than a 5 minute sprinkle since June. The only thing I water is the runner beans plus the 2 apples in their pots, so all the flowers are rapidly going to seed and turning brown and crispy... except the cosmos, which is growing in shade and staying quite happy.
                Afternoon tea-time - kettle's on if anyone would like to pop round
                Location - Leicestershire - Chisit-land
                Endless wonder.

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                • Gosh, mothhawk, I'd love a cup of tea. Only problem is, I'm a bit tied up with work. If there are any smiles still hanging around, could you send one back my way with a little thermos flask? I'll send it back tomorrow with more smiles.
                  Location: 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. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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                  • Just back from our outing.
                    No rain here either even though a couple of thunderstorms were forecast.

                    The charity shop were thrilled with our donations - well worth the long journey.

                    I’ve not heard of roasted grapes either , but I bet it brings out the sweetness like roasted rhubarb?
                    One thing I’ve done with seedless grapes is gently heat them in a pan , just stirring them constantly.No liquid.
                    They are much sweeter than fresh ones and can also be put in a pudding, or served with ice cream etc.

                    I’ve just made a brew- help yourselves!
                    Last edited by Nicos; 08-09-2021, 07:22 PM.
                    "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

                    Location....Normandy France

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                    • We had temp of32 degs today with winds to match.
                      Think of sandstorm.
                      We stayed under cover until this evening.
                      Farmers market never happened,
                      A calmer evening now.

                      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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                      • Mornin n’alln’all

                        Oh my, it’s dark out there!
                        Hibou has been hyperactive for the past hour so I’ve let her out.

                        Sounds like you had interesting weather yesterday bramble! Are your cars and windows now covered in fine dust?
                        Our temperature have dropped 10C in two days and it’s much more bearable….so a day working in the garden is now in order.
                        First thing though will be to see if there are any ripe blackberries…fingers crossed!

                        Breakfast trays for everyone are just outside your bedroom doors - don’t accidentally step in them

                        "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

                        Location....Normandy France

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                        • Good Morning All Still really hot and dark again here this morning. Have a good day
                          Granny on the Game in Sheffield

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                          • Morning all

                            Checked my favourite blackberrying site yesterday whilst walking Kato. There were a few ready, but not a great deal. It seems to have been a bad year for all fruit, soft and hard and the only thing that did well for me were gooseberries. Unfortunately the local kids must have spotted them as they were all gone when I went to harvest them!

                            Never mind, next year is another year!

                            TTFN
                            My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
                            to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

                            Diversify & prosper


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                            • It was too hot here last night, really uncomfortable for sleeping. It looks as if we had a little shower early this morning but none of the forecast thunderstorms yet. In fact at the moment the sun has come out to play.

                              I did try roasting some of my grapes last night to go with the pork. I wasn't impressed. I'd far rather eat them raw.

                              Not sure what I'm doing today. It rather depends on how inaccurate the weather forecast was. Not something I'd like to have to rely on. I just hope it's considerably cooler than the last couple of days.

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                              • Morning

                                I stayed out late yesterday evening watching the bats dashing around the garden there were 2 this time not just the one like usual.

                                Snadger my blackberries aren't dong to well either usually by now I've made a few pots of jam but instead I'm freezing them until i have enough. Raspberries are doing better though.

                                Grory hop today not sure after that.

                                Enjoy your day
                                Location....East Midlands.

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