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  1. patsylabrador

    Holiday season, tourists and so on

    Great. Thanks!
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    Holiday season, tourists and so on

    What's the titles of the books? My husband is teaching himself about the American civil war and might find those interesting. I read a series of similar books about the first world war and they were fascinating.
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    Holiday season, tourists and so on

    Now that I can start to feel autumn coming on I'm starting to get itchy feet. We generally wait until mid September and then we get back to little trips here and there. Looking forward to getting back into London again, haven't been down the river for ages. I don't enjoy it in holiday times.
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    The Weather Thread #9

    Just reading about pretty serious tornadoes in France and Holland. It was very windy here but blimey.
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    Chicken Memorials

    Hermione died overnight. She was around 10 1/2 years old and had started laying loads of eggs again which I thought was a bad idea but she wouldn't listen to my advice. She was a grumpy and supremely unpleasant chicken all her life but was still part of our family. Here's a picture of her coming in to land at CCH ( Chicken Central Heaven) That just leaves Persephone now who is her sister and the same age. They were usually joined at the wing so I think she'll feel strange.
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    Strictly 2019

    I've stopped watching live TV altogether because of all these talent show type programs. I find everything I need elsewhere or play on PS4 in the evenings.
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    Holiday season, tourists and so on

    No, I find it interesting. My sister lives in the Peak District and says pretty much the same. Holidaymakers are a mixed blessing and most people are holidaymakers at some point so I don't think it's being mean to discuss crowds. The best part of visiting somewhere for me is to see local people going about their lives so the quieter times are better. That was definitely one of the biggest advantages of home educating the kids.
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    Holiday season, tourists and so on

    These first few weeks of the holiday season are strange in London. Very busy around the popular visitor areas but elsewhere strangely quiet. It started me off down a rabbit hole of thinking about holidays. The thing I'm wondering about is do you like taking your holiday in high season if you don't need to. I can holiday any time of year and so pretty much hibernate during high season but I know of people who choose to holiday in high season because of the jolly kind of busy, crazy atmosphere. I don't understand that but I was wondering what you choose when you have a choice.
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    Cooling towels!

    I was hoping for November but I think it won't be until March. We can't wait to meet up again.
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    Cooling towels!

    Hot in Japan so they made a temporary baby bath in a cool bag. He looks so content.
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    In the kitchen

    I tried making rolls on hot Thursday which was ridiculous because I've got enough in the freezer. The dough rose OK but when I tried to make the rolls it was very liquid and sticky. No amount of extra flour would help so I dumped lumps of sticky dough on the tray and carried on. The rolls are weird but OK. They're a bit like pretzels 🥨
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    Cooling towels!

    For anyone who exercises, or who goes red just at the mention of a sunny day, or is menopausal or a myriad of reasons. I would imagine they'd be really useful if you have little kids. They're very light and pack away very small. You make them wet, wring them out and something in them causes them to go cold. I used mine this morning for the first time while I exercised and didn't go bright red. Also I pulled a muscle in my calf a few weeks ago which is taking it's time to stop hurting so I've currently got it tied round my leg. It really is helping. You may already know about these but I didn't so I think other people may not either.
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    In the kitchen

    Oh right, so what do you do? Do you slice the left over bread freeze it and then take out what you need, put on the toppings when it's frozen or defrosted and then bake like a normal pizza? Sounds like a great idea.
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    In the kitchen

    I've never frozen cooked jacket potatoes. I see online that it's a normal thing to do. Any tips?
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    The Weather Thread #9

    Last night was horrible. Hot and clammy, just awful. It started to cool around 3am and I could hear thunder way off in the distance and I was pretty jealous. It's nice now with a cool breeze and some rain. Just as I pressed the submit button there was a flash of lightning and a roll of thunder. I love that lightning app by the way. Thanks for the link.