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Thu 21-Jan-10
11:43 pm
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SOL
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I bbq'ed on my own today.  Never turned the gas BBq on myself before, am not normally allowed near it.  PB is in Norway, so I snuck in there and grilled like crazy. bbq tastes great doesnt it!  was going to have food from menu plan, but he is away so Ihave raided the freezer and the veggies!!!! yumMagic

Fri 22-Jan-10
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S.O.L. - I'm going to spill the beans to PB at the first opportunity.

You were a very naughty young lady.

Girls and gas or charcoal BBQs are a bad combo.  That's why blokes insist on cooking outdoors in summertime. It's done only to give their womenfolk a break, and to protect them from technology that they cannot comprehend, never mind master. Also, blokes never burn the sausages. It's their mates who muck things up. Think Tom Sawyer and painting the fence.

Indoor gas ovens and washing the dishes after a BBQ - they are perfectly within your realm. You understand, don't you?

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Fri 22-Jan-10
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Danny said:

Great thread, Joanna. Brilliant idea and thank you Wine (a gentile salute I hope Laugh)

I am so delighted that you achieved a distinction. Good stuff. But I feel the need to question "we finally have our woodburning stove nearly installed." Nearly installed? Sounds like "a little bit pregnant" to me Big_Laugh

While I am it, what does Human Ecology encompass? That is a genuine question, not a banter wind-up comment.

Mutley - good stuff achieved today. Sounds like you found free raw material that you can turn around for a profit. A great result/

In my case I feel upbeat because i have a new boss. The previous guy was a genius but he could not delegate. It made me feel like a loose and useless appendage / tool. Very demoralising. The new guy appears to know nothing about my area of speciality, so that enables me to shine a little. At least in these early days.


Thanks for the salutes and congratulations.

In terms of pregnancy I guess we could say I am in labour as far as the stove is concerned, we are past the point of no return. If the worse comes to the worse, Ian can seal it up and it will be finished - not sure why they didn't do it yesterday, unless they were that cold on the roof they forgot.

Human Ecology looks at how the environment, society and the economy interact. The assignment I did was on foosheds and looked at the where our food comes from (think I will start another thread on that, it is an interesting topic), a bit like watershed in geography which looks at the area of land which gathers water for a particular river. This is the course I am studying http://www.lews.uhi.ac.uk/courses/sections/humanit.....stgradmsrd. I am waiting for one more assignment for Policy Framework Analysis, fortunately the unit was more interesting than it sounds.

Well done Mutley, always satisfying to get something for free and make it work, how are you going to use the gas fire in your wood burner? Sounds interesting.

Congratulations on your new job Danny. I know exactly what you mean about those who crave appreciatation, they are indeed hard work. I like to feel appreciated too but I don't like it when it is overboard.

Fri 22-Jan-10
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Danny said:

Also, blokes never burn the sausages. 

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Really!!!!!!!!!! Whistle

I came to the conclusion whilst in America it is the Brits who burn sausages. We were invited to a couple of BBQ's when we lived in Colorado and the guys did a really good job. A friend of ours here in Latvia, an American guy, over 6ft tall and built like a house has a real delicate touch when it comes to BBQing. ChefChefChef

Fri 22-Jan-10
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I think we should all pointedly ignore Danny's attempts at rabble rousing. Clearly he's just craving the attention Wink

My achievement for today is that this morning I swan 24 lengths of the 50 metre olympic pool. That's 1.2 km by my reckoning.

I considered mentioning this in the new year's resolution thread, but it's not really one of those as I started swimming back in october last year, tuesday and friday morning with a friend from my office. Before christmas I was doing 20 lengths each day, but finding it getting a bit too easy. I had a few weeks off over christmas, and started again this tuesday. So I'm planning to work my way gently up to 30 lengths each day, in the same amount of tiem it used to take me to do 20. I really couldn't handle getting up any earlier than i currently do, and don't fancy getting into the office much later as it would affect my flexi time.

My achievement for yesterday was spending a whokle day with my sister without killing either her or myself.

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Fri 22-Jan-10
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Joanna, did you by any chance come across the ideas of permaculture on your course?  It is something I am learning about just now.

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Fri 22-Jan-10
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I came across some articles on permaculture but haven't really processed it yet. The next unit I am doing is Biodiversity Management so I am guessing I am more likely to see more on permaculture then. Tea

Fri 22-Jan-10
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JoannaS said:

I came across some articles on permaculture but haven't really processed them yet, they are mainly in my pending folder on my computer. The next unit I am doing is Biodiversity Management so I am guessing I am more likely to see more on permaculture then. Tea


Fri 22-Jan-10
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Whoops! Meant to just edit the first post and ended up posting another one Sorry

Fri 22-Jan-10
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One woodburning stove in and working. Good job as this mornings temperature was -22C and tonights is supposed to be -24C. I have also spent the whole day cleaning the living room which was thick with dust from making a hole for the chimney and guess who forgot to take the curtains down and the pictures off the wall Whistle

(Yahey I have 1+1 eerrrrr now let me see…Doh)

Fri 22-Jan-10
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Very many congratulations to all the achievers here. 

I only made soup.Embarassed

Joanna, I'm so pleased that your stove is up and burning, you surely need it.

I'll try that again!

Fri 22-Jan-10
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Congratulations Joanna- brilliant result on your coursework.Champagne

Danny- hope you are feeling a little less loose today.....Smile

I got to the cinema today. This is a BIG DEAL as I've been housebound with all the ice and snow then caught a vile bug my daughter brought back from the Climate Camp and kindly re-cycled to me while I was cosseting her over Christmas... so I've been stuck indoors for most of this month.

I also finished the first four of the eight  costumes I'm making for 'Charley's Aunt', half way through, four easier ones to make next week ( I hope).

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Sat 23-Jan-10
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I haven't achieved anything today so far, apart from getting out of bed, which is more remarkable some days than others, but I feel ought to mention a vicarious achievement of last night, in that my other half is now moved in!

we have one house containing two households worth of stuff, boxes everywhere and too many paintings, but it already feels homey.

I've even started unpacking, and have made nearly all of out kitchen stuff fit into the existing cupboards. I did have to send him out this morning to get a new wall cupboard for all our mugs and glasses though.

And go Joanna with the studiousness!

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Sat 23-Jan-10
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I've just made a batch of cheesy sodabread scones to take to our 'after pheasant shoot gathering' to  go with the soup.  It will be one of the last shoots this season and I hope we are successful.  I already have a good quantity of pheasants all vacuum packed in the freezer.

Good luck to you Rae Mond. I hope you will be very happy.

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Sat 23-Jan-10
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Toffeeapple, we sure needed the woodburning stove - it got down to -29C according to our car thermometer this morning. A neighbour of ours needed a lift to a nearby town and we needed to go anyway so volunteered to take her and thought we weren't going to make it at all as the car was very unhappy about being woken up at that temperature.Maybe you could send some soup our way? Ok

Thanks Kate and glad your feeling better and getting out now, not much fun being stuck indoors. Big_Hug

Thanks Rae Mond glad the move went okay. I know what it is like trying to squeeze stuff in, we have moved to the smallest home ever and we still need to find a better way to organise our stuff, nearly two years later. Cheers

Hmmm cheesy scones - now there's an idea, would be nice for a light evening meal I think. Tea

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