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About loriusgarrulus

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  • Birthday 22/10/1955

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    Near Crewe Cheshire
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    Dogs Shooting Reading Cooking Shopping and a 3.3 acres Woodland.

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  1. Its because its crumbled up dry by a lot of people then milk added. If you add the milk to the wheatabix and let it soak in a bit, you can break it up with your spoon without it ending up all over the worktop.
  2. 460g plain flour 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda 250g salted butter softened 200g soft brown sugar 2-3 tablespoons ground ginger (I use the 3 for very hot ginger biscuits) use freshly bought as it loses flavour if stored for a long time once opened. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon --------‐---------------------- 100g golden syrup 120g treacle Optional extra: 50g of finely chopped crystallised ginger. Add with the syrup and treacle. Vary amount of powdered ginger if you add this. Put first 6 ingredients in a bowl and mix well (I use a Kenwood K beat
  3. Checked the roof and this mornings coating had dried. Put the second coat on just now as the weather looks dubious for tomorrow. I can roller the shed roof (12x8) in less than an hour. Shame the workshop roof is tile, as a roller won't get into the gaps. Its so much faster than using a brush.
  4. Living 1.5 miles from Sherwood Forest and walking the dogs there as a child. Fishing in Wellow dam and the River Maune. Taking a picnic and going swimming in the Maune. Hiking miles over the Derbyshire Dales with my Parents and Sister on day trips. Camping on small farm sites from Scotland to Cornwall and exploring the coastall paths and beaches. Catching my first mackerals in Dawlish Warren. It was an idilic 50's and 60's childhood.
  5. Shame the students haven't got anything better to do like studying. 🤷‍♀️
  6. Now its green. Now its black. First coat of fibre reinforced bitumastic on the shed roof.
  7. They had ran out of it when I made my wedding cake. 😘😚
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    Or you can leave them be(e).
  9. A few from the wood. They grow without any input from me though. The only one I am sure is edible is the chantrelle
  10. The loft is way down the list of priorities. It is cram packed with junk that needs mainly chucking. The good point is that my Daughter wants to look for some stuff of hers that is up there, so I should get some help with that.
  11. Thankyou Mel. Its only because I am mean and object to paying someone a lot of cash for something I can do myself for a fraction of the price. I am saving the dosh for when it comes to something I can't do myself. Today I have cleaned all the moss, dead leaves and rotting sour cherries from next doors tree off the shed roof. Ran dilute bleach across it from the hose to rinse off any residue. Now got to leave it to dry before I can bitumastic it. This evening and next couple of days are predicting rain showers, so it might be a day or 2 before I can get on it.
  12. On a high note. Despite heavy rain last night and showers today there is not sign of water ingress in the workshop.
  13. I painted all round the edges first as far as I could reach apart from where the ladder onto the roof was going for roof access as I had a stable base for a step ladder. This avoided spending much time on the actual roof at that point and the flat treads are better for my feet on the step ladder. I only went onto the roof when I had too, as I couldnt reach the top part with the long handled brush. Once I had to get onto the roof I did work back to the access point. It never occured to my to tie the roof ladder and other ladder together as it was wedged against a wall at the bottom and wit
  14. Double the fun and the training.
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