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Everything posted by Blackrocksrock

  1. They are lovely - enjoy them to the full and hope the others get on with them ok - I never had a problem integrating mine at all - I was lucky! beautiful colours
  2. Sorry, no had to look it up but it's just cause our skin thins as we get older I believe. One more thing for us to get ready for!!!
  3. You are getting it done - try WD 40 to soak into the bolts to loosen them up a bit and try again tomorrow after they are soaked. Will be great once finished
  4. Thats very frustrating indeed - is there anyone else who could help you at all? Be careful with the glass. Hopefully he will manage to help at least one of the days to shift it. Maybe you will be too busy to cook this weekend too!!!
  5. Thanks ladies - dont think there will be enough hours in my day to do all I want to do! Cannot match the wonderful crafts on here and the talent
  6. Beautiful quilt - I now feel so lazy but retire in 18 working days!! roll on quilting! That is really beautiful as is the crochet back pack you are very talented.
  7. Dont you just love them - I have no grass left! it was all scratched up but now no chickens hopefully it will grow back!
  8. This is the boiled fruit cake I used from way back on here Report post Mrs Cluck's mothers boiled fruit cake Hi I tweaked my recipe it is as follows Boiled Fruit cake 1lb mixed dried fruit - cheapest does just as well 1 cup water - I use 1 cup port 1 cup dark brown sugar 6 oz butter 1 teasp bicarb throw in some chopped nuts 1tablespoon treacle boil for 15 minutes allow to cool - can leave overnight add 2 beaten eggs 1 cup self raising flour 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup cherries chopped and dredged in flour to stop sinking Put in baking tin which is lined with parchment Bake at 150 for about 2 hours - mine is usually a fast baker so takes less time - is a wonderful moist cake with such a flavour from the port. Enjoy. ps I use proper usa cup measures for mine.
  9. Me please although I am using unsweetened Soya milk.
  10. Goodness I missed that bit, many thanks. I remember seeing it long ago must try it now.
  11. Love that you have resurrected a cooking and food thread. I love the boiled fruit cake and use it every xmas tarted up with cherries and treacle and nuts and also instead of the liquid I use port to boil the fruit with the butter and treacle - it really gives it a fantastic flavour - We still have some left and its still lovely and moist and did not need brandy in it as it has the port. I would love the lemon tart recipe which was Poets if someone still has it - would be grateful.
  12. Yes I remember spending many days nearly spraying my computer screen with my coffee too - It was a very nice forum with lovely people, many passed by now but willing to share news, views, recipes, good times, bad times and more - I found though that some people who had been on here longer than some of the rest of us thought that they knew absolutely everything and they were right all the time and seemed to down the rest of us - I therefore did not post much for quite a while and when the forum changed it was not a case of cannot be bothered I just did not like it so I do check in now and again but not often - Omlet changed the whole forum which in turn lost them members in my view - and yes before I get shot down it is my own view not everyone elses. Cooking and eating are a hobby of mine too Andy!!!
  13. Snap I loved the old forum so Maybe that makes me a dinosaur too - loved the section where we shared recipes (still use Mrs Clucks mother's xmas cake recipe) and also showing what people were making. Miss the old names whom I remember too. Maybe it's just getting old, it's certainly not lack of computer skills as use them every day. It is a shame so many are not here and it did get worse when the forum changed.
  14. Yes working in a vets we had to issue that letter to our clients too. My understanding of it is as it was before pets passports that once you had your certificate to show rabies titre as acceptable and as long as you keep up the rabies shots you will be fine and a fit too travel cert before you go. No need for further blood tests.
  15. I have a long back and like my jeans high waisted too to cover a multitude of sins! Have you tried Tu high waisted jeans I buy the straight leg ones at about £14 or they were and the are a great fit.
  16. I hate the new layout and have rarely been on here. I have no chooks now and just sold my eglu to a lady not too far away. I used to love coming on to see what people had made whether it be sewing, crochet, knitting o4 cooking. It's too mixed up now for me and so long to scroll down but would still like to see all the home makes. It used to be so much fun and we all learnt different things.
  17. Wow, the wire chicken is amazing, you are very talented. I have just been paper piecing xmas cards ( a first for me and I love it) table runners, triangular pouches and tissue holders for Xmas, oh and kitchen towel hangings with t towels and pot holders ( bought in America last week). Also microwave bowl cozies. My patchwork has gone out the window right now.
  18. My friend got a quote for Howdens - very expensive and managed to get their kitchen at Wicks instead and they do everything themselves.
  19. I wanted to open an account for my grandson and could not as the parent would have to and I wanted to save it for him for when he was older, and when they were an adult they had to do it themselves. Hope this helps but best to ask in case it has changed any since then.
  20. Poor dog - you do really need to give the antibiotics as its a puncture wound and the dirt would have gone in to the wound even though they flushed it out you need to finish the course of antibitotics - no need for the Metacam if dog is fine though.
  21. Oh that is so sad - I love the hedgehogs so much and they are in such decline. I was feeding ours the left over cat food each day until that b fox came along
  22. I agree that a human fed fox is the worst - they do lose their fear and it is hard to chase them away - if people did not feed them and protected their rubbish bins then they would go away - I am in the country and so its not urban foxes we have and the neighbours quite a way away are feeding the thing. Unfortunately it has also scared off their squirrels from the nut feeders and it went for our hedgehog in the garden and we chased the fox away - the poor hedgehog was dead on the road in the morning so that was also scared away. They really are vermin and if not fed will happily go elsewhere and hunt for themselves. We have had 10 and a half years of free ranging in our garden no problems till now.

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