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  1. Small piece of salmon, pan-fried with chopped...

    Small piece of salmon, pan-fried with chopped leeks and mushrooms in white wine, then a dash of cream stirred in at the end, with sauteed potatoes and green beans. Have a few poached plums left over...
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    I use Twitter, not to follow celebs (although...

    I use Twitter, not to follow celebs (although there are a couple of radio presenters I like..) but to keep up with national and local news, especially since I moved across the country, and some...
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    Tourism is the life blood of this area, in the...

    Tourism is the life blood of this area, in the Pembrokeshire National Park, but it is very seasonal. It's very busy in the summer but still possible to find a quiet beach if you're prepared to walk a...
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    In-laws flew back from Tenerife yesterday and had...

    In-laws flew back from Tenerife yesterday and had 45min delay on the tarmac.
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    Morning all! Despite a lovely start yesterday we...

    Morning all! Despite a lovely start yesterday we were enveloped in a really thick sea mist by mid morning which hung around until late afternoon, but at least I managed all the domestic duties...
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    Morning all! I've also been busy with visitors -...

    Morning all! I've also been busy with visitors - wonderful friend undertook an 8 hour rail journey last week to come and spend time with me.... lots of natter and wine, we really have missed each...
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    Just pipping in at the end of the day - hope it's...

    Just pipping in at the end of the day - hope it's been a good one! Happy Birthday x
  8. I was always pleased to receive gifts from...

    I was always pleased to receive gifts from children during my teaching years but certainly never expected them and more importantly would not dream of making children feel uncomfortable because they...
  9. No doubt there will be many such questions, but I...

    No doubt there will be many such questions, but I suppose it's unlikely we'll get many answers.
  10. If this does turn out to be the case I've been...

    If this does turn out to be the case I've been wondering how long he had this in mind or how much it was spur of the moment? Given that it would have been a relatively short flight what if the pilot...
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    I've just finished watching. I thought the whole...

    I've just finished watching. I thought the whole thing was really well done and reflected the uniqueness of the occasion. One of the highlights was the poem by Carol Anne Duffy and the lowering of...
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    Unfortunately Alba I don't think this is still...

    Unfortunately Alba I don't think this is still true and is now up to the controlling local council. Certainly museums in my old county charged for entry. We were able to get free entry for our school...
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    I'm happy when I'm asked to make a donation...

    I'm happy when I'm asked to make a donation towards the upkeep Chilla, which is often the case, but sometimes the fixed entry charge is quite high. York Minster comes to mind in particular as I...
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    I'm by no means an expert on the subject aggie,...

    I'm by no means an expert on the subject aggie, nor do I have knowledge of all the facts as some do but it is something that has always interested me. I find the opening language of this viewpoint...
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    I remember the Vesta meals Bizi - my older...

    I remember the Vesta meals Bizi - my older brother (who had done National Service in Singapore) used to make them and Mum was never happy about him interfering in her kitchen! Later I bought and made...
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    I think Leicester is thinking it will really...

    I think Leicester is thinking it will really boost their tourist trade aggie - so probably hoping to offset the cost. As for the Princes in the Tower..... you've just been taken in by the Tudor...
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    I might have to bring my local compatriots - as...

    I might have to bring my local compatriots - as Henry Tudor was born just down the road from here, in Pembroke Castle!
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    I'll add you to the list -YS keeps making hints...

    I'll add you to the list -YS keeps making hints about taking my spade when I go to visit!
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    Ha! Perhaps once I've got to grips with my new,...

    Ha! Perhaps once I've got to grips with my new, much smaller, town garden!
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    I'll venture to suggest that you probably did a...

    I'll venture to suggest that you probably did a fair bit of robbing back too Chilla!!
  21. Thread: Happy Monday!

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    Not such a good morning here either - dull and...

    Not such a good morning here either - dull and overcast although not too cold, but it's just started to drizzle. Means I might actually get on with some of the clearing out and cleaning that needs...
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    Can't offer much advice Chilla, but I do envy the...

    Can't offer much advice Chilla, but I do envy the opportunity to redesign a garden of that size! A lot of hard work involved but hope your plans all go well!
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    I've always been fascinated by the story of...

    I've always been fascinated by the story of Richard 111 so I've been glued to the TV over past days.

    I haven't seen the Telegraph article (will go and look it up) but I thought the DNA evidence...
  24. Morning all - certainly another bright sunny...

    Morning all - certainly another bright sunny Sunday here too, although forecast isn't so good for the rest of the week so I guess that means I'll have to cut the lawn today! With a mix of sun and...
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    Morning all! Another beautiful morning here....

    Morning all! Another beautiful morning here. Popping into town for a bit of shopping then back to watch the rugby with my sewing probably. Grass needs cutting but it can wait!
    Have a good weekend...
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