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by JillStephens7
Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Full moon sugar frenzy!
Replies: 16
Views: 4697

Full moon sugar frenzy!

The day started well with a nice walk along the canal before it got too hot then home for breakfast. Then I thought I'd make some biscuits, in homage to the seventies summer I thought I'd make some choc chip cookies, only they were ridiculously sweet and I left far too much mixture in the bowl to li...
by JillStephens7
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Sewing hlep please: measure twice cut once!
Replies: 6
Views: 1436

Re: Sewing hlep please: measure twice cut once!

Hello, thought I'd post a pic of some of the bunting I made. I was really happy with it and it made the village hall look very friendly and festive. Thanks for the help.

Next on the list is making cushion covers from the table mats :sunny:
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by JillStephens7
Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Elderflower season is here!
Replies: 30
Views: 5907

Re: Elderflower season is here!

I just use whatever sugar I've got but love light or dark brown for flavour. I haven't had any problems with it for elderflower cordial but haven't tried cordials for other fruits. It makes it a bit darker but that's fine by me. Honey sounds nice, maybe I'll give that a try if I get round to doing s...
by JillStephens7
Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Rainbow patchwork skirt
Replies: 19
Views: 5545

Re: Rainbow patchwork skirt

That is one beautiful skirt! Well done :salute: I was just thinking this morning that I don't have a nice sumer skirt and thinking how lovely a patchwork one would be ... maybe if I start now I'll be ready for next summer (or maybe not given my terrible lack of focus) but now my problem is solved - ...
by JillStephens7
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do i make vinegar?
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: How do i make vinegar?

Hello :wave: I've never made vinegar but have vague memories of my friedns' dad doing it ... I think he had some sort of large vat in their cellar which was filled with wine and a mysterious spongey looking item called 'the mother' which looked like a cross between a pile of sediment and a liver! I ...
by JillStephens7
Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Straberries and eldeflowers
Replies: 17
Views: 1662

Re: Straberries and eldeflowers

All looks delish and I didn't notice either typos but do like the pen and your handwriting very much.

Jill x
by JillStephens7
Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I complain about our honeymoon?
Replies: 32
Views: 3875

Re: How do I complain about our honeymoon?

Alas this is the owner, who started off making comments such as he wasn't willing to give a further refund as the problems aren't serious (at that point he had refunded £25 for the awning which was ripped, had a cracked pole and the bag was full of fag ends - well not full, but not nice). He also po...
by JillStephens7
Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Quittin' Smoking
Replies: 153
Views: 25937

Re: Quittin' Smoking

Woo hoooooooooooo! Go Pumpy! :headbang:

Superbulous!
by JillStephens7
Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I complain about our honeymoon?
Replies: 32
Views: 3875

Re: How do I complain about our honeymoon?

Thanks spider8 :hugish: I'm happy enough if he sends the money through, will pay off our credit card spends on meals out cause of no cool box and ridiculous fuel costs due to terrible set up (and hopefully get us away camping for a bit of a breather yippee)! Also gives me hope he will think twice be...
by JillStephens7
Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I complain about our honeymoon?
Replies: 32
Views: 3875

Re: How do I complain about our honeymoon?

Fab pic MMM funnelwebs are AMAZING arene't they! Haven't had to do any spider rescues lately but that's a good job as we're up to our necks in it keeping an eye on all the baby birds who have been getting themselves into all sorts of scrapes. Found a lovely little mouse on friday too mid-hike who wa...
by JillStephens7
Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Mange tout
Replies: 12
Views: 1266

Re: Mange tout

Sounds like you'd better get eating :lol: I can't really offer any inspirational ways of using them ... the only thing I've done with them you don't do already is have them steamed for a minute (blanced in a sieve above the potaoes that I'm boiling) then sauteed with some garlic, rosemary & black pe...
by JillStephens7
Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ishy type holidays?
Replies: 19
Views: 4956

Re: 101 ishy type holidays?

Ok GA, book us in! What's for tea? :lol:

xx
by JillStephens7
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: So while the cat's away.....
Replies: 52
Views: 3390

Re: So while the cat's away.....

JulieSherris wrote: cornflakes is on the menu :iconbiggrin:
I was all set for a bowl of crunchy nuts when OH came home early and asked what was for tea!
by JillStephens7
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Boys with sore bottoms, what could i use in their bath?
Replies: 13
Views: 3108

Re: Boys with sore bottoms, what could i use in their bath?

What a shame :( Must be rotten having them screaming when you're just trying to help.

I am a big fan of salt baths for healing ie sea salt in the bath but don't know much about small children so don't know if salt baths are ok for the little ones :dontknow:

Jill
by JillStephens7
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ishy type holidays?
Replies: 19
Views: 4956

Re: 101 ishy type holidays?

pelmetman wrote::pale:
No worries mate! It's not the campervan that was the problem so much as the campervan man!

Gem, I like cycling and I like camping but I have never cycle-camped. This is quite exciting!

Jill