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  1. We had just this conversation last week deann,...

    We had just this conversation last week deann, when my GD said she's looking forward to Yorkshire puds with her Christmas dinner! I cook them with most roasts and even a casserole on occasions, but...
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    My turn this year - ES, DiL and GD coming to stay...

    My turn this year - ES, DiL and GD coming to stay for whole of two week school holiday!! Lots of walks on the beaches with dogs will be in order I think! Christmas Day itself will be traditional -...
  3. Made a quick stir-fry with some leftover pork...

    Made a quick stir-fry with some leftover pork from Sundays roast. I love sausage rolls - had one for my late lunch after shopping today. Have to confess to only liking cold baked beans though........
  4. I think it's what they call 'atmospheric'...

    I think it's what they call 'atmospheric' fixer..... cloudy skies, rain, dark streets.... but I know what you mean - I struggled with the dimness at times!
  5. Yes - I watched it jean.... although I reverted...

    Yes - I watched it jean.... although I reverted to childhood and spent some of it peering through my fingers! I nearly gave up at one point but was so intrigued I had to stick with it. Looking...
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    This will be her first ballet! Her parents take...

    This will be her first ballet! Her parents take her to the cinema a lot but I love doing theatre with her. This seemed a good one to start with.
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    Taking my GD to see The Nutcracker at Birmingham...

    Taking my GD to see The Nutcracker at Birmingham Hippodrome on 30th November VL, so may make a visit then. Went for the first time last year and now I know what to expect I'll be more prepared!
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    Not sure how long you'll be there Tuzanne - but...

    Not sure how long you'll be there Tuzanne - but if you get a chance to see the Magic Fountains at the foot of Montjuic they really are spectacular - 7pm - 9pm on Friday and Saturday during the...
  9. Thread: Ceramic poppies

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    I was hoping that would be the case Alba. Let's...

    I was hoping that would be the case Alba. Let's hope they enforce it!
  10. Thread: Ceramic poppies

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    I don't feel that extending the time for the...

    I don't feel that extending the time for the poppies would turn it into a tourist attraction - it would simply give those of us who have been unable to get there for one reason or another more chance...
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    Definitely a late-starter on this one..... first...

    Definitely a late-starter on this one..... first flight when I was 48 and hated it so much I didn't fly again until last year - aged 60!! Clocked up my third return flight last week!
  12. I'm with PBD on this one - struggling with the...

    I'm with PBD on this one - struggling with the idea that anyone 'normal' or 'healthy' can be so totally cold-blooded and remorseless. I find it hard to believe in 'pure evil' anymore than I can...
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    3.67- neither one or the other! That's the second...

    3.67- neither one or the other! That's the second quiz I've done this evening where I've come out on the fence - must be my indecisiveness!
    All my issues at the moment are tied up with my need to...
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    Plasmo - I'm so disappointed to read that they've...

    Plasmo - I'm so disappointed to read that they've all gone! A friend of mine ordered one a few months ago and I looked then but was in the process of moving so left it until later.... too late it...
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    Hello all - thank you for your excellent tips -...

    Hello all - thank you for your excellent tips - we had a fantastic few days in Barcelona last week with warm, sunny weather too, and not a drop of rain! Trying to settle back into rainy Pembrokeshire...
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    Fortunately we're not driving PBD and have taxi...

    Fortunately we're not driving PBD and have taxi pick up from the airport so hope all will be well. Certainly think we'll be making good use of the hop on - hop off buses though!
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    So sorry to read this. Thoughts and prayers are...

    So sorry to read this. Thoughts and prayers are with you all x x
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    Thanks for the advice aec ..... will keep a...

    Thanks for the advice aec ..... will keep a lookout in case you find the tapas card too!
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    Thank you! I knew you would have some good...

    Thank you! I knew you would have some good suggestions! After using the city bus tour in Glasgow I have already looked at the touristic bus. Thanks for the link Macarena - as you say it's probably...
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    October in Barcelona?

    I'm off to Barcelona for a few days shortly and, although I've had suggestions from friends as to what I should see and do, I thought many of you may have advice for me!

    We only have 4 full days...
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    I thought the viewers' votes are added to the...

    I thought the viewers' votes are added to the judges' votes to get the overall results - or am I wrong on that one too?
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    Can someone help me please? I watch Strictly...

    Can someone help me please?

    I watch Strictly but I'm not an avid viewer and I've dipped in and out over the past few series depending on who is left in! Was the dance-off always a foregone...
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    Hello all! Have been back to Norfolk for a few...

    Hello all! Have been back to Norfolk for a few days and now spending the weekend with family in the West Midlands, en route to Wales. I've had a wonderful few days catching up with all the friends...
  24. Thread: In solitude!

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    Sunny, I sympathise with the way you feel too....

    Sunny, I sympathise with the way you feel too. Since moving down here I'm trying to plan a trip out every Sunday - usually just a local garden or a walk along the coast somewhere. It doesn't...
  25. Thread: In solitude!

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    I love solitude but there are times when it can...

    I love solitude but there are times when it can be too much. It was fine when I knew there were friends not far away when solitude turned to loneliness but since moving everyone is so far away and I...
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