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Sat 30-Jan-10
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Toffeeapple
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I've no idea who Brad Pitt is or what it does, but I do know that Sophia Loren has recently made a film and still looks stunning, unlike her contemporary Brigitte Bardot.  If you Google their names in Images, you might see what I mean.  BB has gone all gooey over animals and SL has maintained a grip on reality.  RunAway

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Sat 30-Jan-10
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I'd guess BB's problems have more to do with chocolate! Laugh

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Elrohana you maybe able to answer a question for me, bear with me, having worn earrings in -12C the other day and realised that this is not a good idea because of the cold metal against the skin it set me wondering if one of the reasons for not having battles in winter was the fact that the metal armour would be far to cold to wear, so is that a reasonable assumption besides the fact that it would have been difficult terrain in mud or snow and ice?Confused

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In Winter there is no forage , peasants have no stocks of food for you to steal as they have already eaten most of it by this time of year and getting anywhere on unmade roads is hopeless. Quite apart from your arms and armour rusting in the damp ( worse than the cold, but that's another reason for not fighting now) and everyone being ill. Archers can't shoot with numb fingers and their bowstrings rot. You also need even larger fires to keep warm which means you have to spend absurd amounts of time getting the wood organised and, like the French at Agincourt, your cavalry , once armed and mounted are so heavy they just sink into the mud. If it is very cold rather than just cold and wet, your soldiers will  die of cold on the way to the battle- ask Napoleon about Moscow...any road you travel on will become unusable after the army, the equipment and the camp followers have passed along it- as most roads were pretty much impassable anyway in winter before tarmacadam getting hundreds of people anywhere in winter was a non-starter. Also you cannot creep up on your enemy in snow- you show up too much!

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Napoleon about Moscow…did he lose about 20.000 trying to make a river my history is pour but its veryintresting. im into hiddern numbers well 10 years ago i was.

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May I drag this kicking and screaming back to the topic of thread,or will I be hounded out of the forum?

Today I have hung many pictures, made apple and ginger cake, cleaned the excess grout from the bathroom tiles, mounted some pictures to goon the wall in our bedroom, vacuumed the hall and landing to finally get rid of the last of the mess from rebuilding the bathroom, done some laundry, and planned the veg to plant in my garden. Thee boy has assisted in most of these tasks (or was I assisting him? hard to say), and also put the telly in the kitchen up on a bracket too clear more counter space for coffee machines.

Not bad for a sunday I reckon.

I may even see my way clear to ironing some of the clean laundry, but I make no promises.

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Sun 31-Jan-10
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Rae Mond said:

May I drag this kicking and screaming back to the topic of thread,or will I be hounded out of the forum?


Big_Laugh Not at all, you will be applauded and awarded a big Star.

And congratulated on all you achievements! WellDoneWellDoneWellDone

I'll try that again!

Sun 31-Jan-10
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Wait a minute Toffeeapple, when didi you get the crown and the stars and doo-dads under your avatar picture?

I am so jelous, allI have is one wimpy star!

If you can't be a shining example, be a terrible warning!

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Give it a few years, Michelle, when you are a big girl - then you too may have bling like TA's Big_Laugh

Crikey, Rae, I thought Sunday was meant to be a day of rest. You achievers on here are giving me an inferiority complex. Time for a Pint or PintPint

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Me too, but please no Guiness - time to open a bottle of wine.  Champagne  Got my second batch of marmalade on though.  Made the dark one and now on to a lighter one.  It's fun! 

Looking good Toffeeapple  WellDone

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Yesterday was supposed to be a day or rest, sundays I have to get up to be at church for 9.30, so no chance of a lie in.

But some clever monkey forgot to go to the bank on Friday, so we had to get up and get into town before it closed, so no lie in yesterday either. I was quite upset.

I didn't get the ironing done in the end. I shall just have to look slightly crumpled tomorrow at work. ah well, worse things happen at sea and all that.

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Today I sucessfully dragged a thead on the Cottage Smallholder forum way away from its true path, but in doing so I perhaps dissuaded any other thread regulars from contemplating invading anywhere in this winter weather and thus possibly averted a third world war.

Well, until the Spring.

I also cleaned out the rubbish drawer in the kitchen so it now contains only useful things in an organised useful tray thingy.

I also got out of my pyjamas into proper clothes.

Eventually.

Lemons have been slow cooked ready for marmalading tomorrow.

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I also managed to post the same post twice.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

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Successful weekend...near to our house is a railway line, and they're doing a fair amount of work down there. i noticed that there was a bunch of timber near a skip on their compound and so decided to drive in on the off chance that they were throwing it out.

After speaking to the site foreman for 5 minutes I'd managed to secure 30 lengths of 3" x 3" x 10' timber and two rolls of chain-link mesh, 3 metres high by 20m length. They also offered to load it up on their truck and deliver it.

Goes to show that it never hurts to ask!

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Go Davewbrown!

Also go Kate, preventing war is something we should all be all about on this forum!

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