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Been lurking for too long...
Tue 30-Aug-11
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Vic Up North
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Hi Everyone, I have been dipping in and out of this forum for a couple of years now. I've discovered a wealth of information from everyone so I thought it was about time I registered and thanked you all.

 

Thank you all!  laugh

 

My name is Vic, I'm fast approaching 40 but really don't feel middle-aged yet. I am married, mother to two teenage boys and two soft as muck dogs.

 

I work full time, just biding my time until I win the lottery, then I can have the life I really want - somewhere out of town with a patch of land to grow my own veggies and keep some chickens and goats. Preferably with a small orchard out back  smile

 

I spend my weekends either walking the dogs/collecting goodies from the hedgerows, or in the kitchen making things with said goodies. Through the week I usually spend my spare time crocheting as I can do that whilst vegging in front of the tv.

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone here and sharing ideas!

 

Bye for now,

Vic

 

Tue 30-Aug-11
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Hi Vic and welcome, glad you could (finally!! lol) make it.  I know we're all a bit mad on here (well, they are winkbig_laugh), but we're harmless really.  Join in, share your ideas, let us know what these goodies are you make with your foraged stuff, we'd love to know (we're dead inquisitive...ok, nosy hehe).

Oh, and 40's nowhere near middle-aged!!!!! eeekbig_laughbig_laugh

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Wed 31-Aug-11
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Welcome Vic

Let me define 'middle age' for you...

'Middle age' on here is when you decide that your 'middle' is too big and try to do something about it....some drop dress sizes for holidays...(you know who you arewink), I work it off in extreme heat eeekeeek (beautiful weather in Bulgaria) and others haven't reached middle age yet or refuse to acknowledge it....big_laughbig_laugh

We look forward to your contributions....

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Wed 31-Aug-11
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definition of middle age....when Tescos fruit and veg is the ultimate turn off

Wed 31-Aug-11
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Hattie
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Welcome from me too Vic wave

It took me ages to be brave enough to join in; they are a great bunch, full of info, fun & kindness, leavened by total madness at times......big_laugh big_laugh

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

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Wed 31-Aug-11
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wave Welcome from me too Vic.  You will make real friends on here - I know I have. wink  

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Wed 31-Aug-11
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And a warm welcome from me too!  Glad you plucked up the courage to join us, now get stuck in tell us everything we want to know.  big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Wed 31-Aug-11
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danast said:

wave Welcome from me too Vic.  You will make real friends on here - I know I have. wink  

Who are you ? and who are these friends then ? Danuta devil

 

Hi Vic welcome to the forum ,we all come out eventualy some more than others ,but we have fun ,rant ,bitch ,and inform ,but most of all we gossip big_laughbig_laughbig_laugh

we should rename it the GARDEN FENCE whistle

so get gosiping Vic we need to know everything from your jam recipies to the length of your knicker leg MOS kiss

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Wed 31-Aug-11
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MOS get on the naughty step !!!

 

Sorry about that Vic and welcome. There is always a problem when MOS gets out of his box.

 

(As for that Danuta don't tell her but actually we are after her money !)

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Wed 31-Aug-11
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MOS
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Danuta has money ? bu**erdoh i thaught she just made bostin venison stew ,Never realised she had MONEY ,better get on mi bike upto skopland quick runawayrunawaydevil

MOS

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Wed 31-Aug-11
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Aye laddie, loaded, wit, wisdom and wealth !

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Wed 31-Aug-11
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paperman said:

Aye laddie, loaded, wit, wisdom and wealth !

And canny....she's met your types before......and it's OK Vic....you don't have to divulge the length of your knicker leg to MOS.... but if you do he has amnesia so your secret's safe with him....big_laughbig_laugh

Who lives long sees much : The diary of my life in Bulgaria

Wed 31-Aug-11
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Good job you've been lurking, that means you know how mad we all are. Anyway hi from me and glad you took the plunge cheers

Fri 2-Sep-11
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Vic Up North
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Wow, thanks everyone for the welcome!

 

In answer to your questions, I'll try my hand at pretty much anything in the kitchen - jams, chutneys, curds, jellies. Last year I made sloe gin and cherry brandy for Christmas (that will definitely be an annual event now). This week I had my first attempt at fruit cheese using a cottagesmallholder recipe and very impressed I was too. I bake quite a bit and love cooking for people.

 

Going by ep's definition of middle-aged, I'm definitely past it! Oh and knicker leg length is far too long!  laugh

 

Vic x

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That's the spirit! wink

I'll try that again!

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