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    What have you all been making...part two...

    My tiny grandson on the blanket I made. The region he lives is minus degrees with deep snow. He looks cosy.
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    Log fire question

    Lol. Like the chickens or wild birds? I've wondered what to do with the ashes. I just have this nagging feeling I'm wasting something useful.
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    Log fire question

    Thank you. I've been clearing it every day but last night I thought I might be wasting fuel doing that.
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    Log fire question

    We've had our chimney swept and have started lighting fires again. It's my second winter with real fires so I'm a relative newbie and have a question. Last night we got back and I hadn't cleared the last fire so I just lit a new one on top of the old one and it went really well. So what do people do? Do you clear the grate every day or what? There seems to be so many different opinions online about laying a fire 🔥
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    Christmas Markets - Anyone Going to One?

    We're at Trier Christmas Market. It's fairly low key but always beautiful. It has lots of delicious food and a cosy atmosphere. I love the Christmas Market here.
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    He's called Harry. He'll use his Ma's surname (it'll be easier for him) so they wanted an English first name. As for Abcde I couldn't believe the mother would be so daft. That child will be mocked all the time. Maybe that shouldn't happen but it will and so help your child at the very least with a reasonable name.
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    I'm a grandma! I'm so excited. My grandson was 8 1/2 lbs which is pretty much off the scale for Japanese baby. I've seen a video of him when he was brand new, so cute. A lovely mix of East and West. He looks quite robust which is good as I know he already has his first snowboard! I can't wait to hold him but I have to be patient as I can't do that for a few months.
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Had fun getting Christmas trees and playing with photo filters.
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    Christmassy chicken photos

    Only this! Lol 😂
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Sorry, it's just that I'm enormously proud to be part of this history. I joined at a pivotal time for women in the force in the seventies, we were still quite a minority at work. It was scary and exciting, I have good memories and bad memories but I'm so grateful for all my experiences. http://news.met.police.uk/news/celebrating-100-years-of-female-officers-in-the-met-333878
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    What have you all been making...part two...

    I'm having a go at knitting a jumper but because I hate sewing I'm having a go at knitting a jumper in the round from the neck down. So far I've done the yoke which fortunately already has the shape of a yoke. So far so good. I'm curious how the sleeves get knitted in. I found the pattern online and I don't like the sleeves which in the picture dangle loosely at the elbow. I figure it can't be difficult to just knit them longer and do a cuff?!?! 🤔
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    Dental Implants

    My son had some and it took time with various appointments to do stages which needed time to settle and bones to fuse before the implants could be done and then return visits to ensure everything was good. Obviously everyone is different but for us it could never have been done quickly. I think that has to be discussed beforehand because if it turns out that a series of appointments are needed over time it might as well be done in your home country.
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Must be nice to be able to move forward at long last. Sometimes it takes a little while for you to realise that you don't have to worry about something any more. It's such a good feeling when you get it.
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    Christmas Markets - Anyone Going to One?

    I went to the one at Waddesdon Manor and it was very nice with lots of lovely food and drink and products. But you have to pay NT rates to get on the grounds. We had a fun time and the walk up and down the hill was cosy with all the lamps lighting the way.
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    I had a really fun evening. We went to see Leo Moracchioli at The Dome in Tufnell Park (Highgate sort of area if you're not sure). They do heavy metal covers of all sorts of songs. I did some very refined head banging. I now have a headache!