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    Re: Bank Holiday's

    Post by chris c on Mon Apr 17 2017, 23:27

    I have been mostly glaring at the lawn hoping it would grow slower, and throwing out mealworms for the birdies. Blackbirds have fledged and are concealed around the garden under various shrubs. Maybe it'll be safe to go out again by tomorrow.
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    Re: Bank Holiday's

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Apr 18 2017, 18:04

    Once a lawn starts growing ...
    There is no stopping it !

    There was definitely the sound of some lawn mowers going near ours over the Easter Weekend ...

    All is quiet today as the workers go back to work.

    Next Bank Holiday will not be long though.

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Bank Holiday's

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Apr 29 2017, 14:28

    Well the Bank Holiday has started very quietly and definitely has a relaxing feel.

    A wonderful start to the day with our favourite (lower carb choice) Cumberland Sausages with tomatoes, mushrooms and poached egg, we also had a small slice of black pudding each Smile 3g carb per slice.

    I went 'decadent' and enjoyed two cups of tea Exclamation lol!

    A little bit of Grand Prix watching as they battled it out for the qualifying rounds ...

    And now the afternoon beckons, maybe I'll read a while.

    Whatever your Bank Holiday plans ... have a good one.

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Bank Holiday's

    Post by Andy12345 on Sat Apr 29 2017, 19:48



    Met our new baby today
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    Re: Bank Holiday's

    Post by Paul1976 on Sat Apr 29 2017, 20:12

    Andy12345 wrote:

    Met our new baby today

    Seriously cute pup there dude! mrgreen Congrats


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    Re: Bank Holiday's

    Post by Eddie on Sat Apr 29 2017, 20:13


    Luv it I want one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Re: Bank Holiday's

    Post by Jan1 on Mon May 01 2017, 12:09

    Eddie wrote:

    Luv it I want one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    @Andy12345

    Oh my goodness Andy so cute and absolutely adorable sunny

    Hope your Bank Holiday Weekend is good!

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Bank Holiday's

    Post by Andy12345 on Mon May 01 2017, 13:16

    Jan1 wrote:
    Eddie wrote:

    Luv it I want one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    @Andy12345

    Oh my goodness Andy so cute and absolutely adorable sunny

    Hope your Bank Holiday Weekend is good!

    All the best Jan

    Oh stop it Jan, your make me blush!

    What did you think of the puppy pic?

    Hehe, isn't he lovely, only 4 weeks old so we have to wait a while to take him home, we named him
    'Merlin"

    Hope your are having a good weekend

    I'm wasting mine, just woke up from a post golf nap, need to do some gardening but too comfy on the sofa
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    Re: Bank Holiday's

    Post by Eddie on Mon May 01 2017, 16:32

    Andy12345 wrote:
    Jan1 wrote:
    Eddie wrote:

    Luv it I want one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    @Andy12345

    Oh my goodness Andy so cute and absolutely adorable sunny

    Hope your Bank Holiday Weekend is good!

    All the best Jan

    Oh stop it Jan, your make me blush!

    What did you think of the puppy pic?

    Hehe, isn't he lovely, only 4 weeks old so we have to wait a while to take him home, we named him
    'Merlin"

    Hope your are having a good weekend

    I'm wasting mine, just woke up from a post golf nap, need to do some gardening but too comfy on the sofa


    OK getting me coat mrgreen


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    Re: Bank Holiday's

    Post by Jan1 on Mon May 01 2017, 19:15

    Andy12345 wrote:
    Jan1 wrote:
    Eddie wrote:

    Luv it I want one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    @Andy12345

    Oh my goodness Andy so cute and absolutely adorable sunny

    Hope your Bank Holiday Weekend is good!

    All the best Jan

    Oh stop it Jan, your make me blush!

    What did you think of the puppy pic?

    Hehe, isn't he lovely, only 4 weeks old so we have to wait a while to take him home, we named him
    'Merlin"

    Hope your are having a good weekend

    I'm wasting mine, just woke up from a post golf nap, need to do some gardening but too comfy on the sofa

    Andy ... Merlin is a sweetie, how can anyone resist those lovely eyes and cute nose Smile

    I had to go out earlier and ended up getting quite wet from a heavy downpour - I thought to myself well it is April and April is known for showers ... then I thought wait a minute it's May. This year is going too quickly. Exclamation

    Glad you got a game of golf in ...
    Hope your week goes well

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Bank Holiday's

    Post by Jan1 on Sat May 20 2017, 18:27

    Jan1 wrote:
    Andy12345 wrote:
    Jan1 wrote:
    Eddie wrote:

    Luv it I want one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    @Andy12345

    Oh my goodness Andy so cute and absolutely adorable sunny

    Hope your Bank Holiday Weekend is good!

    All the best Jan

    Oh stop it Jan, your make me blush!

    What did you think of the puppy pic?

    Hehe, isn't he lovely, only 4 weeks old so we have to wait a while to take him home, we named him
    'Merlin"

    Hope your are having a good weekend

    I'm wasting mine, just woke up from a post golf nap, need to do some gardening but too comfy on the sofa

    Andy ... Merlin is a sweetie, how can anyone resist those lovely eyes and cute nose Smile

    I had to go out earlier and ended up getting quite wet from a heavy downpour - I thought to myself well it is April and April is known for showers ... then I thought wait a minute it's May. This year is going too quickly. Exclamation

    Glad you got a game of golf in ...
    Hope your week goes well

    All the best Jan

    Hi Andy

    Sorry about all the quote boxes !!!

    Is Merlin at home with you yet?
    Just wondering.

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Bank Holiday's

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Aug 14 2017, 19:55

    I thought with the late August Bank Holiday approaching I'd resurrect this thread ...

    Then I saw the lovely pictures of Merlin, if you're looking in Andy, how is your new puppy doing?

    We haven't made any plans for the Bank Holiday weekend, although family members have already booked the Friday before off in order to make it a four day weekend ...

    We'll probably not go far, the traffic is usually abysmal.

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Bank Holiday's

    Post by graham64 on Mon Aug 14 2017, 22:21

    I'm the same Jan never venture out of the local area on bank holidays due to the traffic


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    Re: Bank Holiday's

    Post by chris c on Tue Aug 15 2017, 23:08

    Fish Van Man is off on his hols already. This means I'll have to make one of my semi-annual visits to the smokery in Orford. I'll make it before the actual Bank Holiday just to be on the safe side.

    Yes like you two I tend to sneak off through some back lanes where the holiday hordes don't usually go and walk somewhere relatively obscure.
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    Re: Bank Holiday's

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Aug 25 2017, 11:39

    ... and they're off! Well some folk are or soon will be!

    Although for many I fear they will not be travelling fast, traffic jams are forecast, along with reasonable weather I think Question

    Dare I say Happy Bank Holiday  Smile

    Just waiting 'til the children are all back at school - then the pre Christmas season will start. Shocked

    Enjoy the up-coming weekend

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Bank Holiday's

    Post by graham64 on Fri Aug 25 2017, 22:36

    The weather's set fair for the bank holiday weekend going to enjoy it while it lasts, more or less up to date with the garden so might go for a walk round the country park on Sunday when they have a farmers market  

    https://cuerdenvalleypark.org.uk/events/


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    Post by Jan1 on Sat Aug 26 2017, 14:43

    Used your link Graham ...
    That certainly looks a great park and they have a variety of events don't they.

    Farmer's Markets are usually excellent. so if the weather is good and you do go, have a great time Smile

    All the best Jan
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    Post by graham64 on Sat Aug 26 2017, 23:07

    Jan1 wrote:Used your link Graham ...
    That certainly looks a great park and they have a variety of events don't they.

    Farmer's Markets are usually excellent. so if the weather is good and you do go, have a great time Smile

    All the best Jan

    Yes it's a great park Jan with the advantage of being on my doorstep  Cool


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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Aug 27 2017, 14:16

    What a beautiful sunny and warm Bank Holiday Sunday it is ... hope it's good weather wherever you may be.

    Fantastic start to the day. Breakfast of Sainsbury's lower carb sausages, with mushrooms and eggs - yummy!
    And now an exciting grand prix to watch...
    An afternoon walk later maybe  Smile

    All the best Jan
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    Post by graham64 on Sun Aug 27 2017, 22:07

    Jan1 wrote:What a beautiful sunny and warm Bank Holiday Sunday it is ... hope it's good weather wherever you may be.

    Fantastic start to the day. Breakfast of Sainsbury's lower carb sausages, with mushrooms and eggs - yummy!
    And now an exciting grand prix to watch...
    An afternoon walk later maybe  Smile

    All the best Jan

    Brilliant day here too  sunny  and topped off with a good win for Lewis Hamilton who now matches Schumacher for the most poles, the race for the championship is still all to play for.  Cool


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    Post by chris c on Sun Aug 27 2017, 23:18

    That looks like an excellent place - as long as it doesn't get too busy over the holiday weekend, mostly I tend to avoid "places known to the public"

    My cousin came over for his annual visit - and to see two of his daughters over the border in Essex.

    He usually chooses somewhere neither of us have ever been before, this time a little village out west called Hartest with a pub serving first class food - as many of them do. We had whitebait as a starter, battered and with their little eyes peering out so not to everyone's taste, eaten with our fingers, then I had smoked chicken, bacon, salady stuff and wheat "berries" which I hope wasn't too much wheat, while he had one of his vegetarian risottos, served on actual plates, not slates, roof tiles or anything else fashionable.

    Then we strolled around the village looking at the architecture - fairly typical mix of Suffolk Pink cottages - which used to be made by adding pigs' blood to whitewash, but now you can buy it in B&Q - Dutch type features (we used to be part of the Hanseatic League) and huge chimneys which were a status symbol, and wood-framed buildings some of which were a tad non-rectangular, which happens over time - and a lot more thatch which is less common here in the east, and also the village church which was a bit less than average. Also poked our noses into a farm which had a collection of old implements and a steam engine, and looked at a bunch of cottage gardens, and the almost non-existent stream.

    I was amazed how little traffic there was, and how relatively well-disciplined it was too, not always the case during holiday season. Got a bit lost as the buggers keep moving places around when I haven't been in the area for a long time, but after a bit of a detour which was picturesque anyway I eventually found the right place. Neither of us had a phone signal - I use Giffgaff (O2) which generally has the best coverage around these parts, but they let me down there.

    Nice to finally see some sun WITHOUT a layer of cloud, that hasn't really happened since about June.

    It was hardly like a Bank Holiday at all!
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    Post by Jan1 on Mon Aug 28 2017, 19:55

    What a fabulous day ...
    We didn't venture out, we avoided any traffic jams and just had a quiet day enjoying the sunshine.

    The chicken dinner is almost ready and Eddie has poured me a chilled white wine.
    Bliss Smile

    All the best Jan
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    Post by chris c on Sun Sep 03 2017, 00:29

    I went for a long walk over the farmland, along a level track with the advantage of a diesel bunker and liquid fertiliser tank near the beginning, which has a couple of concrete blocks just the right height for sitting on, then just before it goes downhill at the other end there are some nice grassy banks so I sat there in the glorious sun for a long time, watching various birdies, mostly some flocks of Linnets and some Goldfinches and other finches which amalgamated into a single flock of fifty or more, swooping down on the stubbles and flying up onto the trees and power lines.

    My dinner was sausages and runner beans, and a glass of Malbec.

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