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JAMES

SueG.

You should have said! I'd happily have popped a box or two of suet into the post for you. Does not weigh much! Let me know if I can help in the future.

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Biggles !

Need to lose weight

Yes Sue, as ever, I need to lose weight. Am just about getting back to a sensible eating regime.

Sue, I can buy Atora suet very easily in the supermarkets here now. We are not that far away from where the 'Little England' programme was filmed and I suppose the shops realise there is a market for these strange quirky British products (mint sauce, horseradish sauce etc.). Let me know what I can send you.

I made 2 batches of Delia's mincemeat again for Christmas, the locals around here love it. Friend up the lane just adores mincemeat with her rice pudding.

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Gerry

Thistledo - pastry


Always make my own pastry anyway. Hate sweet pastry with sweet innards."
Yuk, me too, Thisledo; plus the dreadful habit of sprinkling icing sugar on top!
Unsure what you meant about the pastry and gamey pies.

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Pan-tastic

stomach bugs

Hi Sue

yes poor Charlie got it first and threw up spectacularly at the swimming pool luckily NOT in the water. I usually take him on my own but he has just learned to swim so Daddy came along too to witness the great event but neither of them made it into the water! It was really sad - poor boy covered in sick and weeping that he really wanted to show Daddy he could swim. We all better now and a new visit to the pool scheduled!

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Sue G

while we are waiting

Thanks James, will keep you in mind if my daft sister forgets.


Hi Biggs, nice to see you back, you are so lucky being able to get little english things, i usually work my way around recipes using french ingredients. Somethime though you need the reall stuff.

How is your house, have you finish eveything you set out to do, i remember you saying it was going to take 5 years, can't remember now how long ago you moved over.

Pan, Pour Charlie, nothing worse than being sick, at least he wasn't sick in the pool. Hope he enjoyes his swimming with his daddy.

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Biggles !

5 years plus now Sue

I have a 5 year rolling plan Sue. All major works now completed on the house; decorating is now on the schedule but we are not rushing. This year we must make inroads into the garden too.

I suppose we are a bit lucky in some ways being able to buy some 'essential' foodstuffs, like Atora but it is also a bit disappointing at the same time. Not really the reason we moved here. Hope your lovely family are well. Did you get chickens? sorry I forget. We lost ours last year to a vicious wild beastie but will replace them this spring; we have really missed them and hope we have a solution against any further beastie attacks. We believe it was a fuine or a martre which are sort of weasel type critters and they caused a lot of deaths last year to chickens and rabbits, even in the centre of the village.

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Sue G

while we are waiting

Biggs
Good you have got all the major work sorted out, we quickly decorated ours but it does need work done.




Yes we got chickens, started off with some silkies. A friend gave me 4 chicks, unfortunately they are hard to sex until quite a few months, so we ended up with 3 coq & i hen. One coq had to go due to fighting. Then in a daft moment i said yes when the kids asked to buy baby chicks last easter, they really are not friendly even though we hand reared them. They live with the silkie coq's in the big house and the silkie hen Bridget she lives with her daughter in a different house. They don't like the big hens. The silkies are so sweet and friendly, on warm days when the door is left open the baby comes into the house searching for food. Hopeing someone will take two of the big hens as 4 is to much.

Sorry to hear about yours being attacked, i have heard of these horrible creature attacking chicken. Don't ever try and corner one as my old neighbour told me they do attack people.

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Thistledo

Pastry

Gerry, the pastry/gamey pie thread kicked off earlier with someone mentioning that their mince pies contained game, as well as fruit!

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SonyaK

While we are waiting

Hi Biggles - good to see you back here!! I think I mentioned your name as a 'missing part of the french contingent' on Saffy's 'I've done this before' thread.

That's where all this chat really started, so it's good to see more posts already!!

 
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