COLD DARK ROOM

Cathie G

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Location (City and/or State)
Lancaster
Good evening all.
We survived the lunch - just!
The chicken, peas, Aunt Bessie's roast potatoes and Yorkshire puds, were fine, but the rest of it - not so great.😞
I boiled the carrots dry but managed to salvage some that weren't burnt, (the pan is in a heck of a mess) forgot to add salt to the boiled spuds, and managed to over steam the brussels and broccoli , so it was all a bit too mushy for me.
My nephew enjoyed it - but then he doesn't have a discerning palate or many teeth left so mushy was probably good for him. He has taken the leftovers home to have another meal tomorrow. He must be a real glutton for punishment.

In my defence, I haven't cooked a roast lunch since Xmas 2018 so I must be out of practice! Not that I've ever achieved anything more than just about edible.
I can't wait for the restaurants to re open!
I'm laughing but it's about the same with me anymore. I have to be really careful and attentive but then I get on here. And time flies when you're having fun 😜
 

Cathie G

Well-Known Member
Location (City and/or State)
Lancaster
Good evening all.
We survived the lunch - just!
The chicken, peas, Aunt Bessie's roast potatoes and Yorkshire puds, were fine, but the rest of it - not so great.😞
I boiled the carrots dry but managed to salvage some that weren't burnt, (the pan is in a heck of a mess) forgot to add salt to the boiled spuds, and managed to over steam the brussels and broccoli , so it was all a bit too mushy for me.
My nephew enjoyed it - but then he doesn't have a discerning palate or many teeth left so mushy was probably good for him. He has taken the leftovers home to have another meal tomorrow. He must be a real glutton for punishment.

In my defence, I haven't cooked a roast lunch since Xmas 2018 so I must be out of practice! Not that I've ever achieved anything more than just about edible.
I can't wait for the restaurants to re open!
Well... it must have been edible cause you were able to pawn some of it off.😁
 

JoesMum

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5 Year Member
Location (City and/or State)
Kent, South East England
CDR Virtual Vacations presents On this day 2020: was actually February 29th, but missing a day out isn’t right ...

New Zealanders are a very relaxed people. Except when it comes to rugby, cricket and Wales having the steepest street 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 😂 Since our return, Baldwin Street has reclaimed the title.
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The views of Dunedin and the bay as we journied back to Christchurch were lovely.
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On the way, we stopped at Moeraki Beach where these extraordinary spherical rocks have emerged from the eroding mudstone and landed on the beach. They play with your mind as you see the Loch Ness Monster’s NZ cousin in one place and turtles submerged in the sand in another.
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Lyn W

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5 Year Member
Location (City and/or State)
UK
55 degrees and sun today...and this is happening...
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and my plum tree
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Looks like you have a daffodil there - just in time for St David's Day (Welsh Saint and national flower of Wales).
It amazes me how even with the coldest winter we've had here for a long time the plants still manage to put on a beautiful spring show for us.
I have a Camelia Shrub that is covered in more buds this year than I've ever had before and has been flowering for a few weeks now.
 

JoesMum

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5 Year Member
Location (City and/or State)
Kent, South East England
Good morning and "Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus." to you all.
(Happy St David's Day)
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I shall of course be donning the traditional Welsh costume for my shopping trip today;)

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Or maybe just a daff on my jacket.
Hope you all have a good Monday!
Happy St David’s Day to you too. I have daffs in the garden and in a vase, Welsh Cakes for lunch... and still a big grin from the rugby result 😄 (JoesDad thinks the referee was terrible, but he wasn’t supporting Wales 😂)
 

Chefdenoel10

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Location (City and/or State)
New Jersey
Good morning and "Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus." to you all.
(Happy St David's Day)
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I shall of course be donning the traditional Welsh costume for my shopping trip today;)

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Or maybe just a daff on my jacket.
Hope you all have a good Monday!
Good morning and "Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus." to you all.
(Happy St David's Day)
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I shall of course be donning the traditional Welsh costume for my shopping trip today;)

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Or maybe just a daff on my jacket.
Hope you all have a good Monday!

Happy Wales day to you my wee pet.
Have a grand ole time! ( as my grandma would say).....
On another note....
I see you’ve said it’s Saint David’s Day??
My brother s named David...
And for Goodness Sake....
The last thing in the world he needs to think is that they’ve gone and made him a SAINT!!!!!😧🙄
We will never live it down!! 😱😲
Ugh....😓
 

Chefdenoel10

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Location (City and/or State)
New Jersey
Good morning and "Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus." to you all.
(Happy St David's Day)
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I shall of course be donning the traditional Welsh costume for my shopping trip today;)

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Or maybe just a daff on my jacket.
Hope you all have a good Monday!

I LOVE THIS OUTFIT!!!!
You look TERRIFIC!!!!!
Enjoy the whole day!!! 😃😃😃
 

JoesMum

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5 Year Member
Location (City and/or State)
Kent, South East England
My shift at the rescue had a rather unexpected twist today...
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The cofounder of the rescue had a roofing emergency on his tortoise shed and they’re temporarily resident with us. So I got to feed and clean tortoises and hedgehogs!

It was rather distracting having the sounds of mating while I worked 😂

Meanwhile, this hedgehog is the strimmer victim that had to have physio as scar tissue was preventing it from rolling into a ball. As you can see, balling is now possible and the healing is almost complete 🥰
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Chefdenoel10

Well-Known Member
Location (City and/or State)
New Jersey
My shift at the rescue had a rather unexpected twist today...
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The cofounder of the rescue had a roofing emergency on his tortoise shed and they’re temporarily resident with us. So I got to feed and clean tortoises and hedgehogs!

It was rather distracting having the sounds of mating while I worked 😂

Meanwhile, this hedgehog is the strimmer victim that had to have physio as scar tissue was preventing it from rolling into a ball. As you can see, balling is now possible and the healing is almost complete 🥰
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How funny!, cute, embarrassing, but AWSOME that in just a few hours your day has turned into!?
I spit out my coffe to the video though...
And choked on what was left at that sound!
I’ll have to have a talk with hubby about this....🤣😉
 

Yvonne G

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TFO Admin
10 Year Member!
Platinum Tortoise Club
Location (City and/or State)
Clovis, CA
CDR Virtual Vacations presents On this day 2020: was actually February 29th, but missing a day out isn’t right ...

New Zealanders are a very relaxed people. Except when it comes to rugby, cricket and Wales having the steepest street 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 😂 Since our return, Baldwin Street has reclaimed the title.
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The views of Dunedin and the bay as we journied back to Christchurch were lovely.
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On the way, we stopped at Moeraki Beach where these extraordinary spherical rocks have emerged from the eroding mudstone and landed on the beach. They play with your mind as you see the Loch Ness Monster’s NZ cousin in one place and turtles submerged in the sand in another.
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I had to Google the steepest street because, being raised in San Francisco, I knew of a very steep street there. But according to my friend, Google, you're right. The New Zealand street is the steepest street.
 

Lyn W

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5 Year Member
Location (City and/or State)
UK
Good morning and happy holiday across the pond:)
Thanks Ellie,
Sadly not a holiday as such, just a celebration of all things Welsh.
The kids usually dress up and mini Eisteddfods (competitions and concerts for poetry, prose, music, recitation, folk dance, arts and crafts etc are held in schools - doubt that's been possible today. I did some little ones on their way to school with costumes on though.
 
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