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  1. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    That looks lovely. I love sharing pictures and love looking at other people's. We are in the Lake District today. This is Honiston Pass. Amazing road and scenery.
  2. Cleaning Tips

    I recently bought one of those clear kettles and it a scales up very quickly. That looks horrible so I googled what to do and saw that citric acid is recommended. It's very cheap to buy, I buy a bag from amazon, quick and easy and fun to do. I like that it's natural and there's no vinegar smell.
  3. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Haha! Love it. I watched and enjoyed the Royal Wedding. I had cucumber sandwiches for lunch, crusts off of course. The wedding was so different and enjoyable. I thought Doria Ragland was pretty impressive to go through all of that on her own. Windsor looked lovely.
  4. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    My garden went all 1950s today so I thought I should B&W it up!
  5. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Very cool! OH just sold his beautiful Bonnie so we are without a motorbike for the first time in a long time. Happy riding! I love the pink.
  6. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    I have probably gone on about this before and I know that I am an incredibly lucky person in life but I was just thinking how wonderful it is to kick back in the sun and just listen. It's pretty urban here but I like those sounds, the wind rustling through the trees, our neighbour cooking tea for her little girls, the little boy at the end of the garden calling his daddy to play cricket. Bird song, the chickens ruffling their feathers. Planes taking off from Northolt and Heathrow add to the mix and the tube trains. I'm loving it all. #feelinghappy as they say.
  7. We've decided to get chickens!!

    Have fun. I've had mine for nine years now. We did have three but a fox grabbed one last year. They're incredibly tough and I never expected them to last so long. I've never needed to take them to the vets which has surprised me too. Mine don't like cats, squirrels or the 'chicken chaser' I made to put them away at bedtime. They really are grumpy old ladies now who like to nap in the afternoon and squabble over the best spot.
  8. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Saw this dress at the V&A and these chicks on the Serpentine yesterday. I love these crazy fashions. Apparently they had to sidle sideways through doors and couldn't go to the toilet or chamber pot as is more likely.
  9. Recipe for a nice salad dressing please

    Coincidentally I bought some plum dipping sauce from M&S about a week ago and with this thread in mind I tried it on my salad at lunchtime. It was lovely. A bit sweet which counteracts the bitterness and quite gingery which does what it does. I thought it was a really nice salad dressing. M&S have a very nice range of bottled sauces based on Eastern recipes. Try the Ponzu, I especially like that.
  10. Recipe for a nice salad dressing please

    Rice vinegar, soy sauce and a dash of sugar. Blend them together and drizzle over. Then also experiment with a dash of wasabi or sesame seeds or different sauces. My favourite is ketjap manis at the moment.
  11. So how is the season so far?

    I'm really rubbish at growing vegetables but want to try again this year. I'm also very lazy and don't want to do all the digging and weeding and so on. I've gathered some kit and am in the process of making a vegetable garden that should require almost no work. That's the theory anyway. I've got a couple of cloches en route for the sink which will hold kale and chard. Planning to get some more vegetables to put in pots for my tiny plot this weekend. It's worth a try anyway. I've put layers of weed membrane and a strip of artificial grass under the popadome. I've got carrots, potatoes, more chard and absolutely no idea what I'm doing.
  12. Has anyone bought a G Plan sofa recently?

    We bought our sofas from John Lewis forever ago. I have no idea what they cost now but I think we'll have to find out sometime soon because they're just starting to need some tlc. Basically they've lasted through many years and have not had an easy time, I've been very impressed with them.
  13. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Lewis, I think you have been studying since I first came on this forum. You've worked so hard to achieve your goals and I'm really impressed. Regarding my chicken escape the other day I suddenly realised that nobody in my family or me or on this forum asked 'why did the chicken cross the road?' I feel like that was a missed opportunity. One of my boys visited Alice Springs a few years ago and ordered a crocodile burger but forgot to add 'and make it snappy'. He quite regrets that.
  14. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    I had pea cake in the V&A this morning. It was delicious.
  15. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    I can't even begin to think how this happened but my two chickens were out in the garden and one of them started calling at the back door which they do if they want something or it's time to go to bed. I asked her what was wrong and she let me pick her up and stroke her which never happens so I put her back in her run and looked for the other one. I couldn't find her so assumed a fox had got her and went back to my chores. Then I saw her in the front garden across the road. Her tail was down and she kept looking at the road so I had to rescue her for her sake and drivers. It's a busy road with lorries and buses and so on and I've just had to herd a chicken across it and then lunge for her and grab her tail and have a fight with her before I could get her inside. I couldn't bear to see the people watching me so I just pretended it was all perfectly normal and didn't look around.