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Fri 1-Oct-10
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That's good news.  I wonder when the rain will stop?  I'm so pleased that I made some vegetable soup last week, this is just the day for it.  I'm planning to make dumplings too, so that should make the day feel very wintry.

I'll try that again!

Fri 1-Oct-10
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Can't beat a good vegetable soup, and as for dumplings I love them! The rain is bad enough but it's the wind that I dislike - went out to check on the ducks and the wind blew a sopping wet branch in my face -yuck! laugh

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I'm with you on the wind, it makes me very ratty and unsettled.  I've kept my blinds closed today so that I can't see the weather.  I hope the slap in the face didn't hurt?

I'll try that again!

Fri 1-Oct-10
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wave We have had a dreadful morning here too with very heavy rain and high winds.  Fortunately my wee spot is very sheltered.  I could hear the wind howling but my hens, ducks and fortunately the puppy kennel were all quite calm.  The wind has dropped now and I thought it was clearing up, but the rain is coming back.  I'm going to light the fire and be snug.  It is just the day for it.

 

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Fri 1-Oct-10
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ooh I love snuggling up in a duvet by the fire on a cold wet winters day!  Except that it is not winter yet!

Fri 1-Oct-10
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I've lit the woodburner in the kitchen which will warm the rest of the cottage... while my cakes are in the oven I shall sit and have a cup of tea by ittea

Fri 1-Oct-10
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I just ate my soup and dumplings, feeling very snoozy now.  I wish I had a fire to light...

I'll try that again!

Fri 1-Oct-10
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Hello, this is where everyone is gathering away from the weather then! Its horrible here in Cornwall too. No foraging today, and I had planned on going back for some rosehips that weren't ripe on my last trip. I guess they'll last another week.

I put my old lady duck in the greenhouse to dry off but I don't suppose she'll stay there. I was reading the earlier posts on this topic, and I'm renting too. I've had a duck or two (or four these days) here for the past 18 years, because thats how old dear Duckley is. It depends on your landlord. I've been here so long I'm on my third landlord.

I've got the rayburn nicely banked in, done some baking, and I'm wondering if I can come up with a decent excuse to sample the rosehip syrup that looks so pretty and tempting every time I see it. Do I really need to have a sore throat or a bad cold to have a taste? Or will I be cursing when I do get a cold if i've already drunk it all? Sometimes being sensible is no fun at all....confused

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Fri 1-Oct-10
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Ruthie, you could use it for a few days so that you don't get a sore throat - preventive medicine as it were.  wink

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Brilliant logic! I'm feeling a bit stressed, thats bound to increase my chances of going down with something. Kettles on, hot rosehip syrup here I come! smile

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wink You know it makes sense!  I've been sipping my last batch of Elderberry syrup too.  I'm not that worried about finishing it too early, Boots sell a high strength one with added zinc that I'm planning to keep on hand for emergencies.

I'll try that again!

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maggenpie said:

Brilliant logic! I'm feeling a bit stressed, thats bound to increase my chances of going down with something. Kettles on, hot rosehip syrup here I come! smile


wave Now that didn't take you long to be persuaded did it?  Hope you enjoy it.  big_hug

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Fri 1-Oct-10
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Yum that went down well. The pretty orange colour is so cheering too.

I've already used up all my oddments of syrup. You know, the little bit you get each time that just won't fit in the bottle. The best one was the hawthorn and elderberry with a little ginger and cloves added. I'm so looking forward to being ill enough to treat myself to that! Ok, maybe not looking forward to the being ill so much...

I shall have a look in Boots for the high strength with zinc. I wonder if my home made version has a better placebo effect though?

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The one I'm talking about is called Sambucol.  It's expensive but Boots do a three for two deal and if you have a Boots loyalty card and are over 60, you get an extra 10% off.  I suspect you might be right about the placebo effect of your own syrup, but good to have a back-up.

I'll try that again!

Fri 1-Oct-10
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Thanks. I've got the loyalty card but not the age. So is that a good thing or a bad thing? confused

 

Argggh! I really must leave this forum!!!!! Now!!!! OH is back and I have things to do.

Right.

I'm going.

Really.

I am.

Now.

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