nonnaB

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  1. Today I sat outside as the weather was a bit cooler and after some time I felt something tickling my knee. I kept touching and scratching but it kept on irritating. So indoors I went and examined my leg and trousers, nothing was there so back outside and it started again this time on my shin. Rolling the trouser leg up I saw something sticking out of the seam . It was a baby lizard. We have loads of them at the moment and they get in everywhere….but not up trouser legs.
  2. How sad, she suffered with the same things years ago and i thought she was finally clear. Finally at peace , my condolences.
  3. Yes PP there are a lot of inconsiderate cyclists. Here there are many cycling events and as usual there is the odd few that absolutely refuse to go in single file. On some of out narrowest and hilly roads they either get in line or they go in the ditches or send the car rolling down the hill. I think the course here is challanging for them and think while i'm struggling the motorist must get out of the way.
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    Lucky you Phil we have to move a few steps as the tree is outside our front door. the 2nd crop is well on its way but not picking any amount as yet, still figs for breakfast cant be too bad.
  5. Think sometimes insects and animals are more entertaining than humans. Only sometimes though.
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    A couple of hours ago my Bil phoned to ask us to go to his house to have lunch. Everyone bring something and we’ll all eat together. This was at 11 am. Sunday isn’t a day typically of roast but whatever we have and how we feel. Ok let’s see what we can do in a couple of hours. My husband started the cook 2 kg of mussels that we bought frozen yesterday. Not one was good so being packed up cooked for the shop to see them. However one sister did pizza , another marinated meat, another stuffed peppers. We took 2 bottles of wine others beer and salame. In some way we all ate in company all 12 of us
  7. Things CAN be done in a hurry. Glad to hear that.
  8. Rob apart from having my tonsils out and have stitches in my chin when I fell off my bike, I’d never been in a hospital until I came to live in Italy. I seemed to have everything wrong with me from knee op to major ops . But I’m here to tell the story so don’t worry it’ll be ok.
  9. Mimosa here around march. As Jill says fruit trees are laden . Our fig produced its first crop and I wish I’d kept a count of how many kg we picked. Now the tree has been resting a bit and we now have our second crop on its way . We’ve already picked about a couple of dozen and it’s still loaded but the odd yellow leaf shows itself. The acer has been a sorry site for ages but it was the same last year but it starts it’s new leaves early. All our border plants are slowly drying out and flowers I’ve just let them fade away , I couldn’t keep up with watering them 2-3 times a day. The only ones su
  10. Rob I know the feeling. It seems we go to the moon and back when all is going well then you’re taken back to earth with news you weren’t expecting. Hope you soon get an appointment with cardiologist to be able to carry on with your op. I wish you all the best.
  11. My boss had a caravan at Trusthorpe and I sometimes went with her on our closing day.
  12. I never went to Skeggy until I was about 18 and belonged to a hiking group. In my life I’ve only been twice. Have I missed anything?
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    It’s so simple , boil potatoes and onions in their skins, when cooked skin them whilst they are hot ( I like skin on potatoes) and add a good dollop of olive oil and a splash or two of vinegar then mix together add origano and buon appetito.
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    No actually it’s Valledolmo Sicily roots. ( patate e cipolle) My mother in law used to make it. Very tasty economic meal.
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    Today didn’t know what to eat. Did some shopping this morning but keeping some things back because I have plans for them . So out with the potatoes and onions in skins and voila’ onion and potato hot salad.
  16. Strange about wasps , we’ve had quite a few in the house and we’ve never had them apart from if I was making jam. Ants too , we usually have a lot of all sizes but this year I think all their relations have been invited and they are tunneling under the door step . Before long I expect the house to collapse( fingers crossed)
  17. Yesterday I received a phone call from my niece who has a dog grooming business and where I take my chihuahuas. Apparently she had a customer through many problems cannot keep her chihuahua and she asked me if I wanted to adopt her . I hesitated before answering her when common sense kicked in. We already have 4 dogs including my daughters dog we have when she’s working. We have plenty of room for them to run around but I had to say no and it was with regret. This lady will not let the dog go to anyone so Fabiana is vetting those people she knows well and first of all she thought of me. The do
  18. Ayup I have a dear friend ( pen friend actually) who lives in Kentucky and I’ve spent nearly all day trying to contact her. Finally managed to contact her daughter and she told me that she was quite away from the floods. Thank goodness. I still can’t phone her so I sent an email to which she replied. Visited her in ‘66 and she visited in Nottingham a year after, a friendship which has lasted since we were 13 at school , we are both almost 80.
  19. He is contemplating whether I did the right thing or not. He started life as an old woman but he became a modern wizard in love with a mouse.
  20. Thankyou Mrs B. I haven’t done much felting lately because I didn’t have any inspiration and it was useless to start something without having an idea. But a while ago I felted some cone shapes for my grand daughter to start on this hobby but she was busy with homework so they were left. I have 2 boxes with shapes and unfinished works so I thought I’d get them out and started on “ whatever” and he just evolved. It’s strange but sometimes the wool takes on a form of its own. What starts off as a mouse will very often turn into a face or another animal. I know it’s hard to believe but it’s true.
  21. Just a bit of fun to use up some oddments of unfinished works. The wool took over and he eventually was named "Whatever". Hes from the " Whatare family" They all live in a box. You have to understand felting to understand that the wool and a felting needle do take over.
  22. PP you used the word midden. It’s years since I heard that expression. My mum used to use it.
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    I thought it might have caused a stir. Think I’ll stick to my favourite.
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    Anyone going to Jesolo in Italy this year ? If yes you must try the latest Pizza. Its a luxury pizza decorated with gold. It costs € 99 and you also receive a gold plated knife and fork. The inventor was interviewed on tv and he was asked as it was expensive had he sold many. ( most pizzas cost from € 5 ) He replied that he’d had a group of 20 young teenagers and he sold 5. Its original but I think I’d spend my €99 on something else. If it works…. The comments were if you order it takeaway how much would the security guards cost.